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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/26/2018 5:52:19 AM   
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Turn 10
8th February 1942


I start with a look at my reinforcements this turn.

These are mostly Chinese units but there is also a US light bomber group in Delhi which I send to Calcutta and USS Juneau has arrived in Hawaii.

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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/26/2018 5:56:20 AM   
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NEI

On Sumatra the Australian battalion that attempted to cut the road was engaged by a Japanese artillery unit. In three RBC's the artillery has been pushed back - hopefully with some losses - and the Aussies break the road line. They also stay in the mountains.

Elsewhere in the NEI the remaining regiment on Java is engaged by two Japanese units and so beats a hasty retreat into the mountains.

Weirdly on Bali a reorganising Air Wing has appeared. I can only assume this came from the PI? Why it would fly to Bali and not to Borneo where there are ground troops is something of a mystery but......

Lastly on Borneo the Dutch units at Tarakan and Balikpapan remain in situ but Tarakan is under siege...



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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/26/2018 6:58:02 PM   
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PI


There are no units left on Luzon. There is one guerilla unit on Cebu. The main guerilla units are on Mindanao, where I am trying to spread the out to cause the Japanese some problems.




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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/26/2018 7:23:43 PM   
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Not much else to report. The Chinese continue to stick, the British/Australian/Indian/Malay troops continue to fall back on Singapore where possible....

...meanwhile on North Island the Japanese air units have disappeared.



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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 4:03:41 AM   
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15th February 1942


There were 15 combats this turn. Not sure why the massive reduction but I'll take it!

Allied Attacks

Two of the attacks were my air forces. Sadly one of these was a woefully dumb attack that cost a ton of aircraft for absolutely no purpose.

I could not work out why the first attack took place either as my air units in Burma are not on Sea Interdiction. But I have an air group in Singapore on Sea Interdiction that I assumed would attack the copious Japanese naval units that are literally a couple of hexes away and that are bombarding Singapore into oblivion??? Instead they decided to fly to the Andaman Islands to attack a carrier group where, for the loss of absolutely no Japanese aircraft (let alone ships) the RAF lost 16 bombers (6 destroyed) and 2 fighters (0 destroyed). Interesting choice of target lads....

The second attack was at least more understandable - but the result was lame. The Japanese have two subchaser units just sitting off Balikpapan for no reason that I can think of. The Dutch air forces mustered a decent attack group against such exposed opposition - 118 fighters and 64 bombers. The Japanese brought in 56 fighters and stopped any attack on the Japanese ships, destroying 6 fighters (1 destroyed) and 3 bombers (1 destroyed) in the process. The only vaguely good news was that the Japanese lost 9 fighters (3 destroyed).

AND STILL MY BOMBERS REFUSE TO ATTACK THE JAPANESE ON THE SITTANG! WHY??


Land Attacks

I thought Tarakan might holdout for a while but the defenders were brushed aside (I wonder if I made a mistake and didn't put them on Ignore Losses? The casualties were not that heavy (relatively) so I may have had the wrong setting in place. The Japanese didn't even lose a single rifle squad as they take this important hex....




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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 4:20:41 AM   
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15th February 1942

Land Attacks (cont)


The second land attack was against the Filipino guerillas on Cebu. The plucky 27 irregular squads lost 2 of their number and caused more than double the casualties on the attacking Japanese units.


Guerillas in the mist



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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 4:27:41 AM   
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Air Field Attacks


There were four of these. A light cruisers bombarded Singapore for no effect (why didn't my air units attack the light cruiser!!!!). To the east a heavy cruiser then took out 2 Buffalos (1 destroyed).

Off Rangoon a battleship and heavy cruiser bombarded an airfield and took out 7 fighters (3 destroyed). Again, why would not bombarding forces be more sensible for my air units to have attacked - not to mention that they were much closer??

The final airfield attack was against the PBY's that strangely flew to Bali. 9 aircraft were lost (0 destroyed) in a bombardment by 9 destroyers.

Bombardments

Most of the remaining 7 bombardments were limited in their success. There were appreciable casualties caused in only one attack. Rangoon was bombarded by ships and aircraft and the RAF countered. They lost 11 bombers (6 destroyed) but at least cost the Japanese 4 fighters (1 destroyed) and 7 bombers (2 destroyed).


There were no attacks or bombardments in China.



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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 4:45:17 AM   
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Reinforcements are... erm.... boring.

Notable exceptions are 14 RAAF Beauforts which appear in Delhi.
and USAAF 3rd and 38th Bomb Groups with 48 Mitchells each that also appear in the Indian capital.

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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 5:04:23 AM   
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NEI

The last resistance on Sumatra ends as the brave Aussie battalion evaporates when trying to move.

The 2nd KNIL Regt. on Java almost suffers the same fate when trying to get clear of Japanese troops in the western mountains, but gets away with engagement.

The 10th Air Wing, deciding that being bombarded to oblivion on Bali by Japanese ships is not a post with a future, head for Burma - where they hope to survive a little longer....

On Borneo the units that evacuated Tarakan flee south to try and join up with their chums at Balikpapan. Sadly there is Japanese owned territory between then and their objective so I suspect their adventure will be short-lived.

China

Just one attack as the Chinese try and finish off the Japanese para. It costs 36 squads but at least the pesky para evaporates.

Malaya

Apart from the battalion in the north desperately trying to reach Singapore I decide not to move any units to conserve supply.

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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 8:38:40 PM   
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22nd February 1942


Allied Attack

Another 14 combats this turn - one of which was a pathetic Allied air attack and, shocker, not a single bomber unit thinks it appropriate, when on interdiction, to attack the enemy just a few hexes away and threatening to cross the major river obstacle I am defending.....

The only attack was the Dutch on Borneo that lost 16 bombers (4 destroyed) in trying to attack 13 destroyers/destroyer escorts. The Allies bring 119 fighters as escort to counter the Japanese 51 fighters but the Japanese don't suffer a single loss.

Land Combat

There is just one combat (subject to any RBC I didn't see). This takes place on Mindanao and results in a minor victory for the Filipino guerillas on the island. The Japanese lose 5 rifle squads, 7 AA guns and a 8 trucks/horse teams.

Airfield Attack

There is one attack of this nature - at Singapore - and this sees 3 more fighters lost (all 3 destroyed) courtesy of the IJN.

Bombardments

The Yamato bombards the Allied forces in Malaya, causing light damage and the Dutch on Borneo also suffer casualties to the IJN.

The only other bombardment that saw any appreciable loss was against Rangoon where the Allies lost 6 infantry squads and assorted MG's, mortars and trucks in return for 4 Japanese aircraft (3 destroyed).

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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 6/30/2018 8:53:07 PM   
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22nd February 1942


Reinforcements

The Indian Ocean is a Japanese lake infested with IJN ships and long range naval bombers. It seems total absurd therefore that British naval reinforcements could enter the game on the Indian east coast?!?!?!

I try to move the battleship Ramillies to safety by hugging the Indian coast line but the newly arrived battleship - that was seemingly teleported to Calcutta - is destroyed immediately (she survived one attack and then sunk on the second). Why would British reinforcements not start from South Africa (bottom left) or Suez (top right)?

The USN get the AA cruiser San Juan and a couple of destroyer divisions at Hawaii and they join up with the Lexington task force.

NEI

The remnants of the Dutch regiment on Java are almost destroyed trying to move.

On Borneo the same happens to the ABDA HQ as it continues to flee Tarakan and tries to make Balikpapan.

PI

Sadly on Mindanao the Japanese appear to have brought reinforcements in and the guerillas will be getting a harder time of things shortly...

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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 6:20:37 AM   
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1st March 1942


There were 13 combats this turn - all Japanese. I really don't understand why the Allied bombers in Burma don't think it necessary to interdict Japanese forces just a few hexes away that are threatening to cross the river. Last turn the Japanese must've interdicted more than half a dozen hexes but my bombers?.....

Anyway, there were 4 land combats, 1 airfield attack and 8 bombardments.

Airfield attack

This was carried out against units at Singapore and sees another 4 fighters (1 destroyed) wiped from the OOB.

Bombardments

The guerillas clinging on in the north of Cebu lost a rifle squad

In Malaya the Indians lost a 25-pounder to heavy cruiser bombardment. No doubt angered by this, the Japanese ordered two battleships and a heavy cruiser in and increased the casualties - although not dramatically so.

On Borneo the Dutch forces trying to reach Balikpapan saw further whittling down of their forces - 3 rifle squads, an MG and a horse team, courtesy of 4 destroyers.

To the south, at Balikpapan itself, the defenders were bombarded with light losses - but another 3 aircraft were lost.

The final bombardment was at Rangoon where relatively light losses were inflicted on the ground troops but 3 fighters and 4 bombers were lost (1 fighter destroyed). In return the Japanese lost 12 fighters (6 destroyed) and 5 bombers (0 destroyed).

Land Combat

An attack in China against a guerilla force north of Kweilin was much ado about nothing. The Chinese unit retreated at a cost of 2 rifle squads but the Japanese (no loss) did not enter the hex.

On Mindanao a guerilla unit and all 46 squads are destroyed south of Dulawan. 11 Japanese rifle squads are lost in the process.

There was more bad news north of Zamboanga City where, for little loss another guerilla unit was wiped out.

The final combat was at Tungkwan, where the Japanese march west was halted by the 31st PLA which rebuffed the attackers and held the city.




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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 6:58:00 AM   
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Reinforcements

I receive a fighter group and USS Alabama at Hawaii. I am greatly cheered by the arrival of a ship from one of my favourite ship classes of WWII.


USS Pugnacious Thug



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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 7:04:11 AM   
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Malaya

I retreat further to shorten my lines - of course two units are engaged and rout in so doing which is pretty annoying.




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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 7:13:46 AM   
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The inability of my bombers to do jack means that I'm going to have to send more troops to Burma. I notice the engineer on the coast has now joined his comrades further north. I suspect this is just a trap and Larry will simply invade India directly (why not - there are no units to defend it?) - but the alternative is to simply give Burma up.

I will need to call upon the Chinese to garrison northern Burma and India to release the troops that were guarding against more paratroop landings.




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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 7:21:50 AM   
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On Borneo the 1st KNIL Regt. destroys the two bridges north of Balikpapan and digs-in.


Taking one for the team.....



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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 7:28:25 AM   
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On Mindanao the guerilla forces in the southwest head for Makar but are likely to be beaten to it as the Japanese control the road. To the northwest three units head for Cotabato but the Japanese have a lot of units on the island.





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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/1/2018 7:33:18 AM   
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One of the stranger aspects of this game is the combat prediction. I thought I'd test the Japanese east of I-Chang with an attack against a lone cavalry regiment. The prediction was for a 'good' attack. 137 rifle squads lost later I suspect that predictor was not entirely accurate

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RE: PAW 1941-45 larryfulkerson (Axis) vs warspite1 (All... - 7/16/2018 2:41:44 AM   
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Hey warspite1, Rob dude:
I've just now finished reading your AAR and I just gotza say that of all the AAR's posted in our forumn I like yours the best. The level of detail and your tables and all the effort you put into your reporting is very well done. I want to start doing my AAR's like yours. Thanks for the example.

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