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Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs allowed... - 7/6/2018 9:46:46 PM   
durnedwolf


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First I wish to attache the intro to this mod. It's a little rough around the edges but you'll get the driving force for this mod through the alternate history provided. I'll start this AAR out showing off some screenies of the map, and lay out my initial plan of action. Comments and thoughts are welcome.

And now, please find below, the alternative history as supplied by DOCUP.

Dutch government convince the British to release the ACEH from its protectorate in the 1860's, after several border clashes. Netherlands attacked the rogue state. The sultan of Aceh asked multiple nations for help, but no one came to their aid.  After ACEH defeated the first Dutch attack.  Italy sent weapons and advisors to help them. With the aid of the Italians the second wave was ultimately defeated.  Britain, fearing an escalation in the war, brokered a peace between all parties.   ACEH became a semi-independent country. Italy and ACEH signed several military and trade treaties after the war. 
 
The 1870s saw several revolts in Cuba. Those revolts were put down harshly by the Spanish military, this caused the American people to start to support the revolutionaries in Cuba.  The USS Main exploded in Havana harbor on February 15,1898. This was the catalyst that started the Spanish/American war in 1898. The war lasted a little less than 4 months and ended with an American victory. 
 
The Americans received Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines from the Spanish government. The Platt amendment of 1901 covered the independence of both Cuba and the Philippines.  A plan was put forth for the Philippines to become independent by 1925.
 
1898 saw a civil war in Samoa also. Three foreign powers where involved in this civil war.  At the end of the war, the tripartite convention was convened. Germany acquired western Samoa and in exchange it gave the British some of its colonial holdings. US received the western part of the Samoan islands. 

The boxer rebellion began in 1898 in China.   The Boxers ran rampant through the Beijing legations court. They killed all the westerners present along with some Christian missionaries in other locations. Eight nations formed an alliance, that tried to reach and rescue those trapped in the legations quarter and other spots in china. Several nations became enraged after hearing of the massacre. Germany took the Shandong peninsula while Italy took the area around Shoahing for itself. Japan took some area around Tientsin. While Britain and France gained larger zones of influence around Hong Kong and Haiphong respectively. The other nations either had no need or desire to carve out parts of China. America tried to stop the others from taking land from China. They did succeed in having an open-door policy in China.
 
After the Plat Amendment was announced the island of Mindanao revolted in 1904, wanting to form its own independent state. The US and Philippine sent in military forces to help quell the rebellion. After years of fighting order was restored. 
 
The Taft board came out in 1905 for fortifications. It recommended that some possessions that had been acquired from the Spanish-American war be fortified. The Philippines, Guam, and Cuba are the ones to receive money for defensive fortifications. 
 
Guam was selected to be the main base for the Asiatic fleet. It was to become the Gibraltar of the pacific.  The US would keep a few military bases in the Philippines.  
 
During the early 1900s. Japan entered into alliances with both Britain and Germany.  IJN was more receptive to Great Britain, while IJA and the politicians sided with Germany. 
 
On 24th of July 1914 The Great War started in Europe.  Schlieffen Plan caused Britain to join the war. Great Britain asked Japan to enter the war and help with the German Far East squadron. Japan decided to remain neutral. Later Italy came into the war on the allied side. After a while the war stalemated into trench warfare. By late 1916, both sides had lost millions of men, and dollars. 
 
Russia was starting to fall into a civil war against the Bolshevik's. Austria-hungry was teetering on a civil war also. Germany released Lenin, to help speed up the Russian demise. January of 1917 the Central Powers, and Russians sign the Treaty of Brest Litovsk. 
 
As 1917 dawned, war weariness had taken hold in all the nations involved. Shortages and rationing of food, coal and other supplies had become more evident at the home front.  Social unrest was plaguing all the nations. Governments was afraid of communist uprisings. A new strain of the flu was sweeping through the trenches of both sides. 
 
President Wilson asked all the nations what it would take for peace in December of 1916. Initially he was rebuffed by all participants. With the help of the Pope, and the threats of Wilson cutting off aid, and home front issues. All the participants of the Great War called for a truce to begin in April. The negotiations broke off after a month. The fighting started back almost immediately. Soldiers from France refused to commence offensive operations. Strikes on the docks and other places called for the governments to resume peace talks.  The US threatened to stop shipping supplies and providing loans to Britain and France. This threat brought everyone to the table. On July 22, 1917, the war to end all wars came to an end.  Marshall Fouche was quoted "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years". Many of the wars participants were upset with the treaty for various reasons. 
 
Germany knew if Great Britain agreed to the treaty it would force France and the others to sign or fight the war without the English. Germany offered several concessions, that they knew Britain wanted. Some of the agreed upon points were. Germany would reduce its army to 350k that counts for Air Force and ground forces. The navy would be reduced to 35% of the RN.  They would also recognize Belgian as a country. All the German territories/colonies captured during the war would come under specific mandate countries control. Germany would keep what territories/colonies that had not been completely captured by the allies. German East Africa and Kaiser-Wilhelm land would be returned to Germany. Germany gave up some territory gained through the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.   Alsace-Lorraine was the hardest part of the talks. Germany was in control of it and other French territories.  Germany kept A-L but returned the rest of the captured French territories. 
 
Several countries were upset with the treaty even after it was signed. Italy gained next to nothing. France was forced to accept terms it didn't want because Britain was willing to sign the treaty.  The people of Germany were also upset, they were lead to believe that Germany was winning the war, they and the soldiers felt that the government had betrayed them.
 
With the end of the Great War the Austria-Hungarian empire barely staved off a complete breakup.  With the help of Germany and changes to the government A-H slowly recovered. A-H stayed closely aligned with Germany.
 
In the immediate years after the war. Germany started to sell off some of its surplus war equipment at rock bottom prices.  Several smaller countries bought pre-dreadnoughts and smaller vessels along with airplanes and guns.  Other nations were began to sell equipment also, but not as cheap as Germany. 
 
Netherlands quickly bought up 3 of the Mackensen class battlecruiser hulls.  These ships where finished in Dutch shipyards by Dutch workers with help from German ship builders and engineers. This experience helped in the building and modernization of later Dutch warships.  
 
In 1916, US got word that England was building a new cruiser with 9.2 and 6 in guns that was fast at 31kn for foreign service. Being short on long range scout cruisers they designed the last armored class cruiser. This fast cruiser is called the Guam class and sports eight 10 inch guns until the 1920s when they are replaced with 8 inch guns. Four of this class were laid down with the 1916 fleet order.  The first two hulls are laid down with the first Omaha class light cruiser. 
 
USA, fearing a naval arms race, calls for a naval treaty.   Members from USA, Britain, France, Japan, Italy, and Germany attend the conference Washington DC.   In late 1922 the treaty is signed by all six countries.   Some of the points were a 10-year building holiday for battleships. Battleships had a 35k ton max limit and up to 16-inch guns. Capital ship tonnage was limits were set at 10 for US and Great Britain, 7 for Japan, 4 for Germany, France, and Italy. Cruiser max tonnage was set at 10k with no guns larger than 8 inches. All nations could sell off pre-dreadnoughts and build one capital ship at a time for none signatory country, within treaty limits. (If not mentioned it is same as original time line)
 
Many countries got to keep some older battleships/battlecruisers. Japan was allowed to build the Mutsu, 2 Tosa class battleship, and 2 Amagi class battlecruiser. The US finishes the 4th Colorado class battleships, 2 South Dakota (1920) class battleships, and 2 Lexington class battlecruisers. Germany kept the Bayern class, Kaiser, and Kong class battleship. They also retained the Derfflinger class battlecruiser.
 
During the 1910s the US was preparing the Pilipino military to take over protecting the Philippines. Part of the Platt amendment stated that the Pilipino gov had to buy most of its arms from US companies. Subic Bay was kept as a US naval base.
 
Also, during the same time, the US gov was fortifying Guam. Making it the main US base in the Far East. A large coastal defense fortress was finished in 1921. Air fields were built along with a larger port facility, including a repair yard. Japan started to fortify Saipan at same time the US was building up Guam. They enlarged the air fields and port facilities.
 
Around the time of the WNT, Thailand bought an old German pre-dreadnought. Philippines bought two pre-dreadnoughts off the USN. ACEH purchased an armored cruiser from Italy.
 
During the great war submarines played a big role in attacking convoys and warship. They were also seen as ways to get around blockades. Germany developed submarine merchant cruisers and submarine cruisers. Several of the navy’s around the world experimented with these new types of ships. Britain experimented with putting an airplane on a submarine. They also tried putting a 12 inch gun on an M class sub. These submarines would be scrapped in the 1930s. The French built 2 submarines with 8 inch guns. US navy built several submarines of the V class of boats. Three of these boats were turned into SST’s, 3 boats built to deliver mines, and 3 submarine cruisers with 8 inch guns. Germany built several big gun submarines with 5 inch guns and upgraded the Deutschland class submarine from WW1.
 
Germany was one of countries that was under the treaty tonnage limit and was allowed to build capital ships. They built several different class of ships in the 20’s. One was the Ersatz Yorck class, they followed that up with Moltke class battlecruiser in 1929. Italy started building the Livorno class battlecruiser in 1929. Britain had finished up the Nelson class battleship and the G3 class battlecruiser.
 
In the late 1920s the US realizes that there was a speed gap between its capital ships and the rest of the worlds. They put in a plan to modernize and lengthen the Colorado and South Dakota class battleships.
 
Oct. 1929 sees a recession start. It starts to get worse over time as it spreads around the world. With money already allotted Japan starts to build its new class of battleship to replace some overage ships. This new class is an upgraded design of the Kii class.
 
In 1933 Civilian works projects are started in the US. A change is seen in the economy. The US congress starts to appropriate money for the upgrades to the Colorado class battleship. Money was later spent to upgrade South Dakota class battleship. The upgrades included increasing the speed to 28 knots, adding armor, torpedo protection and better secondaries.
 
Along with the upgrades to the battleships. America sought to exploit a loophole in the WNT and the LNT. Laid down the hulls of two flight deck cruisers in 1931. Japan followed suit with their own CAV’s. Both would build another pair of flight deck cruisers before the end of the decade. Germany was quick to jump on this idea for raiding purposes, with the assistance of Japan in carrier ops, they built 5 CAVs of the Wesser class. The Dutch not having a large budget converted the old Java class cruisers to seaplane carriers in the mid-30s.
 
The London naval conference took place with in 1930. Italy walks out on the conference they are followed by France and Germany. That same year Germany came out with new class of ships they called it a Pocket battleship.
 
The first pocket battleship hits the waves and scares many navies around the world. Italy quickly designs its own pocket battleship. ACEH likes the design and orders one, after seeing it in trials Italy orders some for their selves. Thailand asks Japan to design and build them two. Japan had some extra tonnage left over and decided to build two, calling it the Chichibu class. Germany then came out with the second-generation pocket battleship with the P class. These ships were intended to be commerce raiders and Washington cruiser killers.
 
The United States, Japan, German, and Netherlands decided to build new battlecruisers to combat the pocket battleships. The US built 4 of the new Alaska class BC with twelve 12-inch guns. Japan answered the US builds with its 14-inch up gunned B-65 class. Germany built its Scharnhost class BC. The Dutch bought the rights to build 3 of the German BCs.
 
UK lays the hulls for several Drake class CBs with twelve 9.2-inch guns. Japan builds to twelve 8-inch gun CBs. US follows suit and builds the Wichita class CB with twelve 8-inch guns in the late 30’s.
 
During the 30’s several treaties were established between Japan, Germany, Italy, ACEH, and Thailand.
The most important treaty was the Tripartite Pact. Then Japanese starts its Greater East Asia Co Prosperity Sphere with support of Germany and Italy.
 
Japan started its aggressive policies in 1931 with the invasion of Manchuria and the second Sino-Japanese war in 1937. During the 30’s they built many new ships and fielded an impressive army and air force. The developed assault divisions to take island and do over the beach operations. They developed plans to build mobile coastal defense units, to protect isolated islands. The first armored division is ready to be assembled and shipped to the front in December of 1941. The second armored division will be ready to be formed by mid-1942. With the fear of the B-19 the Ki Nick was rushed into development to defend key bases. They buy the rights to build the He 100 fighters.
 
During the 20’s and 30’s Germany started to industrialize its pacific possessions. Light and heavy industrial complexes sprung up around Tsingtao. It was decided to build a military complex to support its Pacific holdings. Including aircraft, engine, armament, and vehicle factories in Tsingtao. With the increase in commercial facilities a strong military presence was needed. Two colonial inf divisions were formed along with one division of marines. Several fighter and bomber squadrons were formed for the pacific and stationed there. A strong East Asian squadron was formed around a CAV, BC, and DDs. In 1939 the ships of the East Asian squadron were due to redeploy back to Germany and its replacements got caught in the pacific with out the outbreak of WW2.
 
German and Japanese cooperation grew after WW1. They started to trade more than just resources. In the 30’s they started to help and sell military tech. Japan helped Germany with its carrier aviation. Both countries cooperated with heavy bombers. The Japanese developed the G5N Liz, Germany started the Ural and then the America bomber programs. Japan bought the plans for the HE 100 fighters off of Germany. German engineers helped Japan with its medium tank program in the 40’s.
 
Italy garrisoned its china concession with a regiment of marines and one regiment of local Chinese troops. They placed a small air force to protect the fleet. The fleet consisted of 2 heavy cruisers and destroyers. Italy’s main interest was ACEH. Italy placed an infantry division at Medan for the fear that the Netherlands would attack across the border during one of the many border clashes.
ACEH bought all of its arms from Italy. They bought several squadrons worth of Piat 50 fighters and SM. 79 bombers. They also bought an old armored cruiser from Italy after WW1. They later purchased a pocket battleship in the 30s from the Italians. ACEH and Italy developed a close relationship with Thailand.
 
Thailand started to industrialize with the help of German and Japanese governments. They bought arms from both countries. A bloodless coup happened in 1932. The new leader wanted to restore national pride. He had a goal of retaking back the land taken by French and Britain. Siam bought the rights off of Japan for the Oscar. They started to form an armored division after the Franco-Thai war.
 
The Franco-Thai war started in 1940. It happened when the Thai gov thought the French was to week to respond to an attack. In the beginning of the war the Thai troops captured a lot of ground from the stunned French. Once the French recovered from the shock of the attack, they halted the Thai forces. Japan supported the attack by sending arms and supply initially. They started to support Ho Chi Minh and supply him with arms. When the native troops started to leave their units and join Ho Chi Minh and his forces. A truce was called. The French agreed to withdraw all of forces from Indo-China. With help from Britain units were pulled back to Malaya and slowly shipped down to New Caledonia.
 
The French colonial gov moved to New Caledonia after their defeat in Indo-China. It was agreed upon by the British and French gov’s that some French ground and air units would be stationed in Malaya until relived by other British military units. Several units had already been redeployed to Noumea. All units had been reequipped with new weapons and colonial replacements. It was decided that the armament factories that had been built in Savannah Ga would supply the Pacific forces with tanks, arms and air craft. A strong fleet had been dispatched to help protect Indo-China, after the defeat they stayed to escort the troops to its new locations.
 
British were able to supply some tanks and more advance planes to the pacific and Indian units, due to the French gov moving to Algeria’s and fighting in exile. With the aggressive nature of Thailand and Japan. Britain sent the carrier Furious to join force Z.
 
With the constant border clashes with the ACEH, the KNIL start to rearm in the mid 30s. They purchased tanks from anyone that would sell them. Some tanks came from Vickers, then America from 2 different companies (Marmon Herrington, and from Rock Island Arsenal). KNIL started looking for a new battle rifle and found it in the Johnson rifle. The first units had started to be issued its new rifle just before Dec 7th. The army was reorganized into mechanized bde’s. The marine bn was enlarged to a regiment size to help fight the border clashes. They bought planes from Fokker (G-1), America, and Britain. Netherlands started to rearm its military in 1938. The navy started to build its new warships in 1935. Two light cruisers were laid down along with 3 battlecruisers and several destroyers. As the new ships came online older gun boats and such where disarmed. Their guns turned into coastal defense guns are the DEI’s and the Netherlands.
 
Netherlands neighbor, the Philippines decided that they did not want to get into any war with Japan. They declared neutrality and asked the US to remove all offensive military equipment from their territories. The US navy pulled out the last warships on Dec 5. The Philippines had bought a number of military equipment from the US. P-36d Hawk fighters, Nor N-3PD’s, and Douglas A-33 bombers. The army was using old surplus US army equipment. The navy was sailing 2 old pre-dreadnoughts and 4 Wickies DDs. In 1940, the Pilipino gov bought two of the old Guam class cruisers to replace the pre-dreadnoughts.
 
Since the Philippines was independent the main base for the far east was moved to Guam. With no major air fields close to Japan. The USAAF had Douglas develop and produce the B-19 long range bomber. The theories of the bomber will always get through spurred on the B-17 and B-19 developments. Development of twin engine heavy fighters continued. The marine corp requested the navy to purchase some twin engine heavy fighters to help with its growing responsibilities. The marines started to fill out and enlarge the marine defense battalions. A marine regiment was stationed on Guam and one was stationed in China. Marines were responsible with the protection of Guam until the Japanese was seen as a major threat. In 1940 Guams defenses was seen as to week. The coastal fortress was to be modernized, army troops and army air force was sent in to bolster the islands defenses.
 
Australia decided to bolster its defenses with some CD guns at key locations. They also started building their own torpedo bomber the Woomera. The first Australian armored division has been formed and is filling out its TO and E. Several brigades and smaller units have switched from the CMF to AIF squads.
 
The 200th division in china has been reestablished as an armored unit. They have ordered light tanks from the US. Several corps had quickly recovered disable squads and equipment.
 
Civilian airlines are located across the map along with their planes and bases.

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/6/2018 10:12:36 PM   
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And a few screenies as promised.

Germans at Rabaul:


Italian troops in Sumatra:


Thai Royal Navy:


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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/6/2018 10:52:16 PM   
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The DOCUP Mod

The mod starts out interesting enough, with different starting points for Japan at the onset of war and the addition of Axis allies (Germany and Italy).
Production will take a bit of sorting out as there are additions of air frames for Italy and Germany along with changes in the production of Japanese air frames. It looks like supplies and resources have been bumped up by DOCUP. It'll be interesting to see if the slog is too easy from a resources perspective. And I need to take a better look at the allied bases for resources and oil to see if anything has been altered there.

The Axis navies starts out pretty strong - 6 CV, 6CVL, and 9 CVE. Add in 15 BB, 10 BC, and 11 CB that start out on the map and there's a reason to feel a little feisty at the start of battle in December of 41. Initially I'll try to keep ships in TFs based on their country of origin. There is another influx of Italian and German war ships that arrive Deep in the southwestern Indian Ocean in 1943, consisting of 2CV, 2BC, 2CB, and 7 DD.

A last tidbit of interest (picture in preceding post) is that Thailand starts out with their own navy. Ain't that a kicker? :-)


Stage I:

Burma:
I'll drive up from Thailand into Burma with units of the Thai Army, the 15th Army, and a few units from the Southern Army.

In Malaya, Sumatra, and Borneo:
The Italians are already in Sumatra, so I plan to drive straight down to Palembang while in Malaya, I'll be driving down from Thailand with most of the 25th Army elements plus a few amphibious invasions with support troops coming in from along the east coast. With the northern mouth of the Strait of Malacca in Axis hands, I'll be pushing heavy sub and air support to try and control the strait and the waters further south around Singapore and Balikpapan.
In Borneo I'm grabbing the bases along the northern coast and then pushing along the eastern coast line towards Balikpapan and control of the Makassar Strait.

In China:
In China I'll drive down three fronts - one from Chengting to Sian, another into Changsha and then north, and the third from Hangchow to clear the southern coast before driving up from Canton to Kweiyang.

PI and Mindanao:
I'll use the 14th Army along with support troops from the SA to campaign in the Philippines, with hopes of a quick victory or at least bottling up the allies in Bataan so I can drive along the chain into Mindanao.

In the Pacific:
Around the Solomon Sea and the Coral Sea I'll shoot for Port Moresby and all of Papau along with the Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal.
Further east I'll gather in the Gilbert Islands. Add in Wake and Midway to this initial drive.
And in the north I'll drive into the Aleutian Islands with Stage I ending at Atka Island.

And for eye candy:







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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/7/2018 9:26:35 AM   
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I may have missed something in this alternate history, but if Japan remained neutral in WWI, how did they obtain Saipan in order to fortify it during the same time period the US fortified Guam (1921)?

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/7/2018 9:00:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

I may have missed something in this alternate history, but if Japan remained neutral in WWI, how did they obtain Saipan in order to fortify it during the same time period the US fortified Guam (1921)?


Good question. I'll ask DOCUP; this is his mod so I won't try to hazard a guess.

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/7/2018 9:09:58 PM   
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So I'm almost ready to send T1 off to DOCUP. I keep finding things that I didn't expect... My guess is that that'll continue for a while, but that's kind cool. I was really looking at the mods that John and Michael came up with but this mod looks kind of cool too - at least so far at turn 1.



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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/7/2018 9:37:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: durnedwolf

So I'm almost ready to send T1 off to DOCUP. I keep finding things that I didn't expect... My guess is that that'll continue for a while, but that's kind cool. I was really looking at the mods that John and Michael came up with but this mod looks kind of cool too - at least so far at turn 1.



Hope your game starts OK. DOCUP has posted in the Tech Forum about being unable to get his game working.

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/7/2018 11:33:51 PM   
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Is a DL link for that mod available? The one on his thread is broken.

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/8/2018 2:28:51 AM   
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It's a shame you can't mod in additional country flags, etc. into the IJN side. Seems a bit tough on the eyes trying to distinguish German, Italian, and Japanese ships/units/bases when everything is using Japanese flags/colors.

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/8/2018 2:58:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CharlieVane

Is a DL link for that mod available? The one on his thread is broken.


I forwarded your question to DOCUP. You could PM him...

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/8/2018 3:01:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Anachro

It's a shame you can't mod in additional country flags, etc. into the IJN side. Seems a bit tough on the eyes trying to distinguish German, Italian, and Japanese ships/units/bases when everything is using Japanese flags/colors.


Yup. I think DOCUP is still working on some of the visual effects. If we find any mistakes he can add the fixes to any future updates to the mod.

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RE: Rise of the Axis (A DOCUP Mod) no allied DOCUPs all... - 7/8/2018 2:24:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

I may have missed something in this alternate history, but if Japan remained neutral in WWI, how did they obtain Saipan in order to fortify it during the same time period the US fortified Guam (1921)?



So here's what I received from DOCUP:

Secret deal to keep Japan out of the war. Saipan and other islands were sold on the cheap.

With a Germany colony the two are closer than OTL.

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Pilot Training - 7/8/2018 2:51:18 PM   
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Hey - does anyone have a few good threads they'd like to share in regards to setting up a pilot training program? I'm looking for tricks that speed up the training process.

In my training squadrons, I'd keep a leader that was around 80 EXP and then fly training missions at 100 percent and then once I had experience up to 50ish I'd deploy the pilots to front line air units.

Eventually Japan's aircraft won't be able to stand up toe-to-toe VS the allied AC. My guess is that German AC might stay in shouting range through 1944 and that the Italian aircraft will not do much better than Japan. So I'll need better pilots to get the most out of what I can field in the air.

Game-wise, I've sent the turn off to DOCUP. It sounds like he has resolved his challenge of creating a copy of AE. We had an initial hiccup of versions but I copied\installed the latest patch and then re-saved my T1 and resent it to Joe. The ball is now in his court.

Between Joe and I this looks to be a pretty laid-back game of 2-5 turns per week based on our schedules. Hopefully that gives me more time to keep this AAR up to date. Beyond the strategy and fun of discussing the game, I'll document any problems\concerns we come up with. It looks like Joe really put a lot of time in to this mod so if we can help locate any oopsies, I think that'd be grand.

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RE: Pilot Training - 7/8/2018 5:35:58 PM   
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I think a few test have been done to test skills of training commanders.
From my lurking it seems Admin and Leadership are more important.

As to speeding up the skills levels, a recommendation I try to follow is:
You need to level out the group as much as possible, meaning if you have a half of the training group in the mid 60's and a third in the lower 40's, the lower skilled will not advance as quickly as if you had them all in the same mid to low 40's level. Try to keep them all in a 10-15 pt range. It is not a quick or easy process to maximize training.

That means I wind up with 2 types of training groups.
The raw recruit trainers boosting the levels toward mid-50s, and then a set of units used as a 'finishing school'.
Some Home Island defense units and those in China are your best option for 'finishing school' units. Rotation and rear defense units also need to participate in training.

Yes it takes more clicking, but I wind up with a deep pool of IJA fighter pilots. IJA 2E pilots (bomber and FB) require training with units closer to or even deployed to the front during quiet times.

IJN is more problematic. Lack of units for training are an issue.
You have to inflate some float plane and carrier squadrons to facilitate their training. Keep them at home and in older model air frames for easy identification. Who else but a training squadron would be flying Daves or Claudes in 1943?

For me at least, Nettie and 4E Patrol Planes are a constant struggle to keep up good trained pilots. I am always looking for good tips for their training.

The need to address ASW training requires either special schools, or you switch skills on each monthly review. Switching skills has its benefits, but it greatly increases time before well trained front line pilots are ready. Both IJN and IJA units need to participate. At least 1 IJA 1E unit should be set up for ASW training from Day One. I usually have a couple of ASW specific raw units which dump into finishing schools which then 'buff up' other skills as well as increase the ASW ability.

There is a need to cross train on multiple skills. Example: TB pilots need the obvious Torpedo skill, but also benefit from Nav Bomb, Low Nav, Nav Search and Def skills. Cross training also 'buffs up' the important overall Experience Skill. It is a monthly chore to go thru all your units and monitor their progress. It ain't easy. The better you organize in the beginning, the more of a 'system' you can develop, the quicker and more efficient you can get to the fun part of the game.

I make a list at the beginning of the game identifying the Raw Recruit units. Sometimes the 'finishing school' units are forced into mid to front line work faster than I would like, but I keep a list of them as well to make sure I am reviewing their progress.

Another tactic is to build up a 'finishing school' and then deploy it to the front while pulling back a depleted unit and fill it with training candidates and rebuild its morale and skills instead of the grind of clicking to move each pilot between units.

Your training program should account for your R&D plans.
Example: How big of a FB force are you planning on for the IJA? You will need to convert at least 1 Raw Recruit Unit to FBs if you are depending on them for Nick and later Randy units. Will Nicks/Dinahs make up a significant part of your NF force? Every point of experience counts and losing points converting from 1E to 2E should be considered. It might not be so important if FBs are not a big part of your defensive plan, but if they are, then invest in the training of them.

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RE: Pilot Training - 7/8/2018 6:26:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DanSez


I think a few test have been done to test skills of training commanders.
From my lurking it seems Admin and Leadership are more important.

As to speeding up the skills levels, a recommendation I try to follow is:
You need to level out the group as much as possible, meaning if you have a half of the training group in the mid 60's and a third in the lower 40's, the lower skilled will not advance as quickly as if you had them all in the same mid to low 40's level. Try to keep them all in a 10-15 pt range. It is not a quick or easy process to maximize training.

That means I wind up with 2 types of training groups.
The raw recruit trainers boosting the levels toward mid-50s, and then a set of units used as a 'finishing school'.
Some Home Island defense units and those in China are your best option for 'finishing school' units. Rotation and rear defense units also need to participate in training.

Yes it takes more clicking, but I wind up with a deep pool of IJA fighter pilots. IJA 2E pilots (bomber and FB) require training with units closer to or even deployed to the front during quiet times.

IJN is more problematic. Lack of units for training are an issue.
You have to inflate some float plane and carrier squadrons to facilitate their training. Keep them at home and in older model air frames for easy identification. Who else but a training squadron would be flying Daves or Claudes in 1943?

For me at least, Nettie and 4E Patrol Planes are a constant struggle to keep up good trained pilots. I am always looking for good tips for their training.

The need to address ASW training requires either special schools, or you switch skills on each monthly review. Switching skills has its benefits, but it greatly increases time before well trained front line pilots are ready. Both IJN and IJA units need to participate. At least 1 IJA 1E unit should be set up for ASW training from Day One. I usually have a couple of ASW specific raw units which dump into finishing schools which then 'buff up' other skills as well as increase the ASW ability.

There is a need to cross train on multiple skills. Example: TB pilots need the obvious Torpedo skill, but also benefit from Nav Bomb, Low Nav, Nav Search and Def skills. Cross training also 'buffs up' the important overall Experience Skill. It is a monthly chore to go thru all your units and monitor their progress. It ain't easy. The better you organize in the beginning, the more of a 'system' you can develop, the quicker and more efficient you can get to the fun part of the game.

I make a list at the beginning of the game identifying the Raw Recruit units. Sometimes the 'finishing school' units are forced into mid to front line work faster than I would like, but I keep a list of them as well to make sure I am reviewing their progress.

Another tactic is to build up a 'finishing school' and then deploy it to the front while pulling back a depleted unit and fill it with training candidates and rebuild its morale and skills instead of the grind of clicking to move each pilot between units.

Your training program should account for your R&D plans.
Example: How big of a FB force are you planning on for the IJA? You will need to convert at least 1 Raw Recruit Unit to FBs if you are depending on them for Nick and later Randy units. Will Nicks/Dinahs make up a significant part of your NF force? Every point of experience counts and losing points converting from 1E to 2E should be considered. It might not be so important if FBs are not a big part of your defensive plan, but if they are, then invest in the training of them.



So on the multi-skill pilots, how long is the training process? This looks like I could wind up with pilots spending three to four months in training. If I'm running say two training air groups of forty-five-ish I'd see roughly ninety pilots graduate. I'd probably loose that many over a three to four month period. It seems to me I'd never break even like this. I remember a thread about training where the main idea seemed to be that you wanted to try and keep an aircraft for every pilot (I wish I could remember who did that thread as I failed to save it in my AE link folder). I think the person had sand-boxed training units with one or two AC and 30+ pilots VS a unit that had all of the aircraft...

Increasing the size of FP training units make sense. I've never done that but my experience with FP flying recon for naval bombardments has shown me a decided advantage in previous games. I suppose naval search would be just as valuable for my task forces. I think I could slap a few small air groups onto a carrier and bump the size up to twenty-ish.

I wonder if, when selecting an 80-ish level pilot to lead my training units, it makes any difference if they have a high rating in the skill set I'm trying to advance (say Naval Search as an example).



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RE: Pilot Training - 7/8/2018 11:35:04 PM   
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Other than IJA fighter pilots, I have never had enough trained.

Try this thread:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3782543&mpage=1&key=pilot%2Ctraining�

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RE: Pilot Training - 7/9/2018 12:18:43 AM   
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Ahhh - most excellent - specially the reminder of the Pilot Management Addendum! I recall reading it once or twice (and I think Alfred has mentioned it a time or three) but it gives me some additional strategies to deploy in my training process.

It's so cool to find things that I forgot. This game is so loaded with things you can tweak if you know where to find the info and how to deploy it. :-)

Thanks much!


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RE: Pilot Training - 7/9/2018 12:18:50 AM   
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I haven't tracked individual pilots yet. It takes 2 to 4 cycles in each (raw and finishing) so about 6 months to get a well rounded pilot but as the war grinds down the threshold of 'well rounded' slips lower.

Against an agressive opponent it is difficult to keep trained pilots pools up after 42.
Homefully someone else has better suggestions.




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RE: Pilot Training - 7/9/2018 12:20:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: durnedwolf



It's so cool to find things that I forgot. This game is so loaded with things you can tweak if you know where to find the info and how to deploy it. :-)

Thanks much!


Very deep game. If you come up with some good tips, I will be reading.
Good luck.

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Bonzai! - 7/9/2018 3:56:57 AM   
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAtPZqlpF08

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RE: Bonzai! - 7/9/2018 5:14:34 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-24

Allied Ships
PC Tiger
BB Washington, Torpedo hits 1

PC Tiger cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-24
PC Tiger cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-24
SSX Ha-24 eludes ASW attack from PC Tiger

The Ha-24 actually gets away and returns to the mother ship. I've never seen this before. Somebody's gunna get a medal.

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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-14

Allied Ships
DM Gamble
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 1
AM Vireo

DM Gamble cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-14
DM Gamble loses contact with SSX Ha-14
DM Gamble loses contact with SSX Ha-14
SSX Ha-14 eludes ASW attack from DM Gamble
AM Vireo loses contact with SSX Ha-14

Flounders after breaking contact.
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ASW attack near Guam at 107,94

Japanese Ships
DD Oite
CL Yubari
AMC Kongo Maru
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS S-41

SS S-41 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Oite
S-41 diving deep ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tandjoengselor at 69,95

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
DD Stockton
DD Trippe

SS RO-65 is sighted by escort
RO-65 diving deep ....
DD Stockton fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Trippe fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Trippe attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-65 eludes ASW attack from DD Trippe
DD Trippe cannot reach attack position over SS RO-65
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 62 encounters mine field at Batavia (49,98)

Japanese Ships
SS I-126, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Bummer - lost one of my good mine-laying subs...

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ASW attack near Lihue at 179,103

Japanese Ships
AO Ken'yo Maru
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
SS Plunger

SS Plunger is sighted by escort
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akebono is out of ASW ammo
DD Akebono is out of ASW ammo
DD Akebono is out of ASW ammo
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 106
B5N2 Kate x 132
D3A1 Val x 94

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 19 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
R3D-2: 1 damaged
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 36 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 19 damaged
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 2 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 33 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 2 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 12 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 76 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 destroyed on ground
A-24 Banshee: 11 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground
JRF-5 Goose: 22 damaged
JRF-5 Goose: 4 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 11 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 37 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 5 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 14 damaged
B-19R: 1 damaged
Flying Clipper: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
BB Utah, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SST Bonita, Bomb hits 1
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Ralph Talbot, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Washington, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 3
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Allen, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DMS Perry, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DMS Zane, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 39
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 52
Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Training flight from 18th PG/6th PS has been caught up in attack
Training flight from 18th PG/19th PS has been caught up in attack

I really want to do a second attack but I don't think my dive bombers have done enough damage to the airfield. Fudge-icicles!
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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 4
P-40B Warhawk x 7
P-40E Warhawk x 12
F2A-2 Buffalo x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-36C Hawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed
F2A-2 Buffalo: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 14000 feet ??

CAP engaged:
VMO-10 with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 83 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 9000 feet

CAP engaged:
HK Flight RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 78,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18
Ki-30 Ann x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DM Thracian
DD Thanet

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
15 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 100 kg SAP Bomb

I missed dropping the altitude on these air groups. It's hard to hit DD anyway, but they have a better chance at 6k...

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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 73

Allied aircraft
P-36D x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-36D: 2 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
4th PS PAAC with P-36D (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
9th PS PAAC with P-36D (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Again the altitude thing. It seems I'm a tad rusty in this game.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 27

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 9
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 51
B5N1 Kate x 14
D3A1 Val x 15
HE 100d x 24

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36C Hawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CB Guam, Bomb hits 1
CL Concord, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Kitty Hawk, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 1

So I was after the CVE and don't think her flight deck is in any shape for aircraft. My guess is that any of the Kitty's AC will wind up on Guam.
In regards to the bomb hit on the New Mexico, that was a 250 kg. bomb. I might have scratched some paint.


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 14000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x HE 100d sweeping at 14000 feet
8 x A5M4 Claude sweeping at 14000 feet
11 x A5M4 Claude sweeping at 14000 feet
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B1 Marauder: 28 damaged
B-26B1 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 3 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 7 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 9 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 8 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 14000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

I'm trying to smash the airfield to give me air superiority. And it stops Joe from building up his forts any.

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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell : 1 damaged
G3M2 Nell : 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 14 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
TBD-1 Devastator: 5 damaged
B-26B1 Marauder: 7 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
D3A1 Val x 19

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 7 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 14 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 5 damaged
O-47A: 5 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 13 damaged
B-26B1 Marauder: 7 damaged
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 damaged
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed on ground
TBD-1 Devastator: 5 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
B5N2 Kate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Penguin, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 2

Damned straight, Skippy. I am the Penguin killer - Roar!!!!

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 14000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tandjoengbalai , at 47,78

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Fiat G.50 Bis x 13
Savoia Mar SM.79-S x 7

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 105 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 10th Group Army, at 89,55 , near Hangchow

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Fiat G.50 Bis x 52
Savoia Mar SM.79-S x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Fiat G.50 Bis bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
8 x Savoia Mar SM.79-S bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
26 x Fiat G.50 Bis bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 3,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 52
Ki-27b Nate x 25
Fiat G.50 Bis x 24

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 19 damaged

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 44

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 68th Chinese Corps, at 82,47 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-30 Ann x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 damaged

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 13

Bummer - escorts fail to join.

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 5 damaged
Vildebeest III: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Chinese Corps, at 81,52 (Siangtan)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
V-93s Corsair x 7

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x V-93s Corsair bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Hawk III x 9
V-93s Corsair x 7

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x V-93s Corsair bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 78,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
B5N2 Kate x 23

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40B Warhawk x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 7
F2A-2 Buffalo x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F2A-2 Buffalo: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise, Bomb hits 1
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 2
CB Guam, Bomb hits 2

So this attack was from long range - hence the 250 kg. payloads.

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 14000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMO-10 with F2A-2 Buffalo (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guam at 107,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 5

Allied aircraft
F2A-2 Buffalo x 8
TBD-1 Devastator x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CVE Kushiro

I got lucky here. Just saying...

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.

CAP engaged:
Kushiro-1 with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B1 Marauder x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40B Warhawk x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B1 Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Settsu
DD Isonami

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-26B1 Marauder launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batan Island at 85,70

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Northrop N-3PB x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
DD Ikazuchi

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Northrop N-3PB bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Northrop N-3PB bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batan Island at 85,70

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Northrop N-3PB x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Northrop N-3PB: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Bombers bought from the US and flown by filipino pilots. The old N-3PB.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcmm1nS1vn4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Northrop N-3PB bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3302 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 105

Defending force 1645 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 6

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
870 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

This clears a portion of my rail system...

Assaulting units:
4th Garrison Unit

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Taiping (49,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 485 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 3390 troops, 22 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

Japanese adjusted assault: 3

Allied adjusted defense: 55

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 18 (fort level 0)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
186 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Para Assault Div /1

Defending units:
28th Gurkha Brigade
110th RAF Adv Base Force
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment

Ugh - Nepalese Gurkha soldiers... I wonder how well they fight?

So first turn is under my belt. Nothing to write home about but it is fun to play against a human again as it's been a while.

< Message edited by durnedwolf -- 7/9/2018 5:22:47 AM >


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RE: Pilot Training - 7/9/2018 5:26:09 AM   
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It's so cool to find things that I forgot. This game is so loaded with things you can tweak if you know where to find the info and how to deploy it. :-)

Thanks much!


Very deep game. If you come up with some good tips, I will be reading.
Good luck.



Thanks for the luck. Any time you go up against someone who built the mod you are playing you've got to be at a little bit of a disadvantage. Joe has been poring over this mod much-much longer than I have - lol.

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RE: Pilot Training - 7/9/2018 11:28:52 PM   
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12.8.41

China
With the rails now clear of Chinese obstructionist, I'm working troops in Movement to those the three-pronged attack that I mentioned before. I'm also running troops hither and far to serve as garrison units. Some of the base garrison requirements seem much larger than I recall from Scn1 and 2. It feels like a cluster-flock, but I'll get it sorted shortly.

Pacific
In the pacific I've got mostly standard moves from the Marshalls. Since I already have Rangoon, my focus there is the Solomon isles and a push for Moresby.

Malaya, eastern coast amphibious operations:
TFs are unloading under the protective umbrella of air units, both army and navy. And a SCTF with a couple of big-boyz is patrolling to cover the two hexes also.

And TFs are headed to northern Borneo too.

I've adjusted the altitude levels of the air groups that were bombing or attacking from 23k down to something lower. I always did pretty good around 10k for ground attacks.

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DEC 8 Results - 7/12/2018 5:47:09 PM   
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Choiseul Bay is occupied by the Japanese.

One of those Dutch subs puts two fish in the CL Saru sending her down to Davy's locker.

My Amphibious troops land at Makin (SE of the Marshalls) and Batan (in the Formosa Strait).


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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1815 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 108

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 108 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 927 troops, 8 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)

Assaulting units:
24th JAAF AF Bn



My Bombardment of Guam goes off well. 4 BB are in the TF and on the way to the bombardment they splash a few allied ships.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 106,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Settsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Kawachi
DD Isonami
DD Shiokaze
E Saga

Allied Ships
AM Quail, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 85% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages AM Quail at 11,000 yards
E Saga engages AM Quail at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages AM Quail at 12,000 yards
AM Quail sunk by BB Ise at 12,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 106,95, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Settsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Kawachi
DD Isonami
DD Shiokaze
E Saga

Allied Ships
PT-20
PT-21
PT-22
PT-23
PT-24
PT-25, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
PT-25 sunk by BB Kawachi at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages PT-22 at 9,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT-21 at 9,000 yards
Szukalski, T.B. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages PT-22 at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages PT-23 at 8,000 yards
E Saga engages PT-21 at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 106,95, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Settsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Kawachi
DD Isonami
DD Shiokaze
E Saga

Allied Ships
PT-26
PT-27
PT-28
PT-29, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-30, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-42


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 9,000 yards
BB Kawachi fires at PT-42 at 9,000 yards
PT-30 sunk by BB Kawachi at 9,000 yards
E Saga fires at PT-42 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Ise engages PT-28 at 7,000 yards
E Saga engages PT-26 at 7,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT-29 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT-42 at 6,000 yards
PT-26 engages BB Hyuga at 6,000 yards
BB Ise engages PT-28 at 6,000 yards
PT-29 sunk by BB Settsu at 6,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT-28 at 6,000 yards
E Saga engages PT-26 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
E Saga engages PT-42 at 7,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-42 at 7,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-26 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-28 at 9,000 yards
BB Settsu engages PT-27 at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages PT-28 at 9,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT-26 at 9,000 yards
Szukalski, H.O. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages PT-42 at 8,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-42 at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages PT-42 at 8,000 yards
BB Settsu engages PT-26 at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages PT-28 at 8,000 yards
E Saga engages PT-42 at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 106,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Settsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Kawachi
DD Isonami
DD Shiokaze
E Saga

Allied Ships
xAP St. Mihel, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP President Madison, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAP David W. Branch, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Shooting Star, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
xAK Cape Fairweather, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
xAK American Leader, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Si Kiang, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 11,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
BB Kawachi fires at xAP David W. Branch at 11,000 yards
xAP David W. Branch sunk by BB Hyuga at 11,000 yards
xAK Si Kiang sunk by BB Kawachi at 11,000 yards
BB Kawachi fires at xAK Shooting Star at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Settsu engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 8,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages xAK Shooting Star at 8,000 yards
DD Isonami engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 8,000 yards
E Saga engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
xAK Cape Fairweather sunk by BB Hyuga at 5,000 yards
xAK American Leader sunk by BB Hyuga at 5,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Shooting Star at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages xAP President Madison at 2,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages xAP St. Mihel at 2,000 yards
xAP President Madison sunk by BB Ise at 2,000 yards
xAP St. Mihel sunk by DD Isonami at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages xAK Shooting Star at 5,000 yards
xAK Shooting Star sunk by BB Ise at 5,000 yards
xAK Shooting Star sunk by BB Ise at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...



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Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 14 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 2 destroyed on ground
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 damaged
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed on ground
F2A-2 Buffalo: 10 damaged
F2A-2 Buffalo: 3 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 37 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 3 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 15 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 8 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed on ground
B-26B1 Marauder: 15 damaged
B-26B1 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Kawachi
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Settsu

Allied ground losses:
453 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 29

BB Kawachi firing at Guam
BB Hyuga firing at Guam
BB Ise firing at Guam
BB Settsu firing at Guam

And after the bombardment they run into a few more PT boats…

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 107,94, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Settsu
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Kawachi
DD Isonami
DD Shiokaze
E Saga

Allied Ships
PT-26
PT-27
PT-28, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-42, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
BB Settsu engages PT-42 at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
PT-42 sunk by BB Kawachi at 21,000 yards
PT-28 sunk by BB Ise at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-27 at 22,000 yards
BB Settsu engages PT-27 at 22,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages PT-27 at 22,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-27 at 22,000 yards
BB Ise engages PT-27 at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-27 at 23,000 yards
BB Ise engages PT-27 at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-27 at 24,000 yards
BB Settsu engages PT-27 at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
BB Ise engages PT-27 at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards
BB Kawachi engages PT-27 at 25,000 yards
BB Settsu engages PT-27 at 25,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-27 at 25,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages PT-27 at 25,000 yards
Task forces break off...




So even with the bombardment and the strikes on the airfield from December 7, Joe is still able to fly 40+ fighters over Guam as CAP. That kind of surprised me, truth to tell. I should have swept a turn or three but I figured he wouldn't have much in the way of CAP this turn so I had my fighters escorting with bombers attacking the AF…

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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-40B Warhawk x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 14
F2A-2 Buffalo x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell : 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMO-10 with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-40B Warhawk x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 14
F2A-2 Buffalo x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell : 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMO-10 with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 27
G4M1 Betty x 19
HE 100d x 27

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 14
P-40B Warhawk x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 13
F2A-2 Buffalo x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 3 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
HE 100d: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-2 Buffalo: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMO-10 with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 1 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 82 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 27
D3A1 Val x 21

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40B Warhawk x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 3 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 3
A6M2 Zero x 27
D3A1 Val x 35

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 3
A6M2 Zero x 26
B5N2 Kate x 29

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 1 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 9 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
B-26B1 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

So other than Guam, I was able to tap into some of Joe's merchant ships around Hong Kong and I scored a couple of hits on an AO in the chain of islands around the PI.






Tid-bits for my orders on the 9th:

Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Wenchow
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Kwangchowan

Nagumo, Chuichi now available for reassignment
Loss of CL Oi on Dec 08, 1941 is admitted
AM Whippoorwill is reported to have been sunk near Bataan on Dec 08, 1941
AM Quail is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAP St. Mihel is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
PT-25 is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
PT-28 is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
PT-29 is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
PT-30 is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
PT-42 is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAP President Madison is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAP David W. Branch is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAP Candesa is reported to have been sunk near Roxas on Dec 08, 1941
xAK Shooting Star is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAK Cape Fairweather is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAK American Leader is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941
xAK Si Kiang is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 08, 1941




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Bye for now,

DW

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RE: DEC 8 Results - 7/13/2018 10:20:20 PM   
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Who'd thunk that Guam would be the Rock of Gilbralta.

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RE: DEC 8 Results - 7/14/2018 10:21:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

Who'd thunk that Guam would be the Rock of Gilbralta.


Yup - pretty cool, hey?

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9 DEC 41 Results - 7/14/2018 10:39:32 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41
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TF 228 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Lark

22 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Patani at 51,73

Japanese Ships
AK Sagami Maru
DD Shirakumo

Allied Ships
SS KXI, hits 1

SS KXI is sighted by escort
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Shirakumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirakumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirakumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shirakumo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shirakumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Aparri (82,73)

TF 87 troops unloading over beach at Aparri, 82,73

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

20 troops of a IJA Hy Inf Sqd 41 lost from landing craft during unload of 40th JAAF AF Bn
15 Aviation Support troops lost in surf during unload of 40th JAAF AF Bn /3
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Tanaka /3

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Submarine attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77

Japanese Ships
SS Macalle

Allied Ships
xAK Wing Sang, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Wing Sang is sighted by SS Macalle
SS Macalle launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Wing Sang


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Submarine attack near Soc Trang at 60,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Le Heros

xAK Johore Maru is sighted by SS Le Heros
SS Le Heros launches 2 torpedoes

French are playing too...

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Sub attack near Singora at 51,72

Japanese Ships
DMS W-1
AV Sanyo Maru
xAK Seizan Maru
SC Ch 8
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
SS KXI

SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-1
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
HE 100d x 24

Allied aircraft
P-36C Hawk x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 6
F2A-2 Buffalo x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
HE 100d: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F2A-2 Buffalo: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x HE 100d sweeping at 14000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMO-10 with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Kitty Hawk F with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-36C Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes


A nice sweep before my bombers come to play. It seems rare to see a fighter sweep actually get to my target before the bombers do.

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 9000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
HE 100d x 20

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 2
F2A-2 Buffalo x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
HE 100d: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x HE 100d sweeping at 14000 feet

CAP engaged:
Kitty Hawk F with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kwangchowan at 73,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 3
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell : 7 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Hanyang

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
4th FG/22nd FS CAF with I-15-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
HK Flight RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kwangchowan , at 73,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G4M1 Betty x 21
Ki-27b Nate x 6

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 2
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
I-15-III: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
HK Flight RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
4th FG/22nd FS CAF with I-15-III (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Kwangchowan , at 73,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
G4M1 Betty x 21

No Japanese losses

Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kwangchowan at 73,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Kanchow, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Chengtu, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on Kwangchowan , at 73,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kwangchowan , at 73,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 81 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 2
F2A-2 Buffalo x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell : 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-2 Buffalo: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kitty Hawk F with F2A-2 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 5

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell : 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 17
G4M1 Betty x 19

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 25
D3A1 Val x 12

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 97 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 2
A6M2 Zero x 23
B5N2 Kate x 17
D3A1 Val x 34

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 12 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B1 Marauder: 8 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 8 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 4 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 9 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 3 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 3 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb




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Morning Air attack on Tandjoengbalai , at 47,78

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Fiat G.50 Bis x 14
Savoia Mar SM.79-S x 3

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 75th Chinese Corps, at 82,47 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-30 Ann x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-27b Nate x 6

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Victoria Point , at 51,66

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 16
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Chinese Corps, at 81,52 (Siangtan)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th New Chinese Corps, at 88,45 , near Kaifeng

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
ME 110C-4 x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
222 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x ME 110C-4 bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb


Getting in some OJT!
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Morning Air attack on 8th New Chinese Corps, at 88,45 , near Kaifeng

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
HE 111 J x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x HE 111 J bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mergui , at 53,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Fiat G.50 Bis x 28

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Fiat G.50 Bis sweeping at 14000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 8th New Chinese Corps, at 88,45 , near Kaifeng

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kwangchowan at 73,60

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 1
Buffalo I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Yat Shing

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 100 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
4th FG/22nd FS CAF with I-15-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Raid is overhead
HK Flight RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Taiping , at 49,75

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Hawk II x 7

Allied aircraft
Whirlwind Mk2 x 1
Buffalo I x 8
Hawk 75-A x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Hawk II: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF/A with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF/A with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.27 Sqn RAF with Whirlwind Mk2 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
GC 595 with Hawk 75-A (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
V-93s Corsair x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x V-93s Corsair bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF/A with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Hawk III x 8
V-93s Corsair x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Hawk III: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF/A with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Para Assault Division, at 49,75 (Taiping)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
Whirlwind Mk2 x 1
Buffalo I x 4
Hudson I x 9
Hawk 75-A x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 3 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Balabac at 70,83

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
B5N2 Kate x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DM Thracian, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Amphibious Assault at Vigan (80,73)

TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Kanno /1
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of Kanno /5


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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa (136,128)

TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 53rd Nav Gd
12 troops of a SNLF HMG Section accidentally lost during unload of 53rd Nav Gd /2


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Amphibious Assault at Aparri (82,73)

TF 118 troops unloading over beach at Aparri, 82,73

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

17 troops of a IJA Const Eng Sq lost from landing craft during unload of 9th Field Const Bn
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 14th Army
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 14th Army
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 14th Army /2
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 14th Army /3
20 troops of a IJA Const Labor Sq lost in surf during unload of 9th Field Const Bn /2
32cm T98 Mortar lost overboard during unload of 15th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /2


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Ground combat at 88,45 (near Kaifeng)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 11244 troops, 98 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 323

Defending force 1482 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese adjusted assault: 580

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 580 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
940 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
35th Division

Defending units:
8th New Chinese Corps

Good - now to try and get across the river south of Kaifeng

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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1777 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 26 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Shock and Awe VS the Sand Crabs...


So I sent some fixes to Joe for the next mod. One of my concerns is that the mod doesn't work with Tracker. Some kind of database error with aircraft. I started working on air frames and engines and found this little gem:



If I can't manage production with Tracker or within the AE game screens then I'm really-really at a disadvantage. I sent this to Joe and I'm hoping there's something he can do in the scenario files to fix this and still let us continue.


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Bye for now,

DW

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RE: 9 DEC 41 Results - 7/15/2018 12:06:04 AM   
DanSez


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I was curious with all the multi-national air frames and their engines, if you just got them added as a recurring scripted reinforcement, or if you had to build factories and produce those engines and air frames.


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RE: 9 DEC 41 Results - 7/15/2018 1:03:57 AM   
durnedwolf


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quote:

ORIGINAL: DanSez

I was curious with all the multi-national air frames and their engines, if you just got them added as a recurring scripted reinforcement, or if you had to build factories and produce those engines and air frames.




Yup - Joe has them set so I can create more engines. Japan needs that if they are going to create more aircraft - aircraft without engines go nowhere fast.

I think all of those "Unknown" engines are Ha-XX... I'm pretty sure that the bottom unknown one is the Ha-35.

It's just that Japan lives or dies on production and resources. I really-really don't want to play a guessing game with this. I was telling Joe he might ask Floyd and Damain to give his mod a run and maybe the could tell him which fields were messed up in the database...



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DW

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Post #: 29
RE: 9 DEC 41 Results - 7/15/2018 4:43:47 AM   
DanSez


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So, conceivably, you could field Me 262s with some R&D thrown in by???
Historically Me 262s were flying in mid 44 IIRC.
Probably severely limited number of air units could upgrade, but still a couple of Me 262 squadrons would beef up the defense of the Home Islands or the Philippines.


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