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Yet another Allied provocation - 9/18/2018 8:48:08 PM   
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Finally, dawn. Near Colombo, more harassing of IJ merchants - I tried to hit at several locations simultaneously to send a message. But again, just more escorts sacrificing themselves in the process of protecting the merchants. Unfortunately, the single hit on Griffin is a bad one, as the following events will show.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-2, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DMS W-3, Shell hits 5, on fire
DMS W-19, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Shirogane Maru
PB Tenzan Maru
PB Yamadori Maru
xAK Gotake Maru
xAK Hokusho Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Hokutatsu Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Izumo Maru
xAK Juko Maru
xAK Jinshu Maru
xAK Josho Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Meisho Maru
xAK Meigen Maru
xAK Midori Maru
xAK Neikai Maru
xAK Nansin Maru
PB Ginyo Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Nako Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Suyozai Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound
DD Griffin, Shell hits 1, on fire

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Johnstone, G.F. crosses the 'T'
xAK Nansin Maru , xAK Neikai Maru , xAK Midori Maru ,
xAK Meigen Maru , xAK Meisho Maru , xAK Meiten Maru ,
xAK Kurohime Maru , xAK Kuroshio Maru , xAK Kashiwara Maru ,
xAK Josho Maru , xAK Jinshu Maru , xAK Juko Maru ,
xAK Izumo Maru , xAK Iwaki Maru , xAK Hokutatsu Maru ,
xAK Hokusho Maru , xAK Gotake Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Suyozai Maru , PB Nako Maru #2 , PB Yamadori Maru ,
PB Tenzan Maru
Range closes to 15,000 yards
xAK Nansin Maru , xAK Neikai Maru , xAK Midori Maru ,
xAK Meigen Maru , xAK Meisho Maru , xAK Meiten Maru ,
xAK Kurohime Maru , xAK Kuroshio Maru , xAK Kashiwara Maru ,
xAK Josho Maru , xAK Jinshu Maru , xAK Juko Maru ,
xAK Izumo Maru , xAK Iwaki Maru , xAK Hokutatsu Maru ,
xAK Hokusho Maru , xAK Gotake Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Suyozai Maru , PB Nako Maru #2 , PB Yamadori Maru ,
PB Tenzan Maru
DD Griffin engages PB Ginyo Maru at 15,000 yards
DD Griffin engages DMS W-19 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Griffin engages DMS W-19 at 12,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-19 at 12,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages xAK Kurohime Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Griffin engages PB Suyozai Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-2 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Griffin engages PB Suyozai Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-19 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-19 sunk by DD Griffin at 6,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Nako Maru #2 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
xAK Nansin Maru , xAK Neikai Maru , xAK Midori Maru ,
xAK Meigen Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Nako Maru #2
DD Griffin engages DMS W-3 at 5,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-3 at 5,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Shirogane Maru at 5,000 yards
Johnstone, G.F. orders Allied TF to disengage
xAK Nansin Maru , xAK Neikai Maru , xAK Midori Maru ,
xAK Meigen Maru , xAK Meisho Maru , xAK Meiten Maru ,
xAK Kurohime Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Suyozai Maru , PB Yamadori Maru
Massive explosion on DMS W-3
DD Griffin engages DMS W-3 at 5,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-3 at 5,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-2 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
xAK Nansin Maru , xAK Neikai Maru , xAK Midori Maru ,
xAK Meigen Maru , xAK Meisho Maru , xAK Meiten Maru ,
xAK Kurohime Maru , xAK Kuroshio Maru , xAK Kashiwara Maru ,
xAK Josho Maru , xAK Jinshu Maru , xAK Juko Maru ,
xAK Izumo Maru , xAK Iwaki Maru , xAK Hokutatsu Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Suyozai Maru , PB Nako Maru #2 , PB Ginyo Maru ,
PB Tenzan Maru
DD Griffin engages DMS W-3 at 9,000 yards
DD Griffin engages xAK Hokusho Maru at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Suyozai Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-3 at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
xAK Juko Maru collides with xAK Meigen Maru at 29 , 48
DD Griffin engages DMS W-3 at 17,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages DMS W-3 at 17,000 yards
Task forces break off...







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Back to New Caledonia - 9/18/2018 8:54:05 PM   
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Back to the most relevant action, i.e. what happens near New Caledonia. Chadwick makes decent use of improved visual conditions in a long surface battle, which essentially depletes his ammo stores, and his DD are hit badly. But unfortunately, this TF is just not the key TF for the invasion.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Belep Islands at 111,156, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Uranami, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Asagiri
DD Hakaze, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
E Shimushu, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
E Saga, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
PB Kenkon Maru, Shell hits 1
AMC Akagi Maru, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AMC Nosiro Maru, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Momokawa Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAK Manko Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Senko Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Ikushima Maru
xAK Asahisan Maru
xAK Hino Maru #3
xAK Kozan Maru
xAK Sinsyu Maru
xAK Seian Maru
xAK Hankow Maru, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Kasagi Maru
xAK Amagi Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAK Taketoyo Maru
xAK Tazima Maru
xAK Asuka Maru

Allied Ships
CL Leander, Shell hits 7
CL Achilles, Shell hits 4
DD Kennison, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Crane, Shell hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
534 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 51 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 92 (39 destroyed, 53 disabled)
Vehicles lost 145 (88 destroyed, 57 disabled)

Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 14,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 13,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Chadwick A. crosses the 'T'
DD Hakaze engages DD Crane at 13,000 yards
CL Leander engages DD Hakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Hakaze engages DD Crane at 13,000 yards
DD Kennison engages DD Hakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Amagi Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Ikushima Maru at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Hakaze engages DD Crane at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages DD Hakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Manko Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Hakaze engages DD Kennison at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Crane at 9,000 yards
DD Crane engages DD Uranami at 9,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Ikushima Maru at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Akagi Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Crane engages DD Uranami at 7,000 yards
DD Hakaze engages DD Kennison at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Taketoyo Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Hankow Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Amagi Maru at 9,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Akagi Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Crane at 9,000 yards
DD Crane engages E Saga at 9,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Momokawa Maru at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hakaze engages DD Crane at 11,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Kennison at 11,000 yards
DD Crane engages DD Hakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Kennison at 11,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Amagi Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Sinsyu Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Asahisan Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Ikushima Maru at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Kennison engages DD Hakaze at 10,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Akagi Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Crane at 10,000 yards
CL Achilles engages E Saga at 10,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Momokawa Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Hakaze engages DD Crane at 7,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Kennison at 7,000 yards
AMC Akagi Maru engages DD Kennison at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Asuka Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Amagi Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages DD Hakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages DD Asagiri at 7,000 yards
DD Crane engages AMC Akagi Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Saga at 7,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Tazima Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Taketoyo Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Amagi Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Ikushima Maru at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Achilles engages AMC Akagi Maru at 6,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Akagi Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Crane at 6,000 yards
CL Achilles engages E Saga at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Achilles engages DD Hakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Crane engages DD Asagiri at 5,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Crane at 5,000 yards
AMC Akagi Maru engages DD Kennison at 5,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Shimushu at 5,000 yards
DD Kennison engages xAK Sinsyu Maru at 5,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Manko Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru screened from combat
DD Kennison engages DD Asagiri at 3,000 yards
DD Crane engages DD Uranami at 3,000 yards
CL Achilles engages E Saga at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru , xAK Kasagi Maru , xAK Hankow Maru ,
xAK Seian Maru , xAK Sinsyu Maru , xAK Kozan Maru ,
xAK Hino Maru #3 , xAK Asahisan Maru , xAK Ikushima Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Asagiri , DD Uranami
AMC Akagi Maru sunk by CL Achilles at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Shimushu at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages PB Kenkon Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Manko Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Momokawa Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Achilles engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages DD Asagiri at 2,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Crane at 2,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Kennison at 2,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Momokawa Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru screened from combat
CL Achilles engages DD Hakaze at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Crane at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Saga at 2,000 yards
AMC Nosiro Maru engages DD Kennison at 2,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Taketoyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Momokawa Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru , xAK Kasagi Maru , xAK Hankow Maru ,
xAK Seian Maru , xAK Sinsyu Maru , xAK Kozan Maru ,
xAK Hino Maru #3 , xAK Asahisan Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Hakaze , DD Asagiri
CL Achilles engages DD Uranami at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Saga at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Shimushu at 2,000 yards
DD Kennison engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Manko Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru , xAK Kasagi Maru , xAK Hankow Maru ,
xAK Seian Maru , xAK Sinsyu Maru , xAK Kozan Maru ,
xAK Hino Maru #3 , xAK Asahisan Maru , xAK Ikushima Maru ,
xAK Senko Maru , xAK Manko Maru , xAK Momokawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Hakaze , DD Asagiri , DD Uranami
CL Achilles engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 6,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Shimushu at 6,000 yards
DD Kennison engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Achilles engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 7,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Uranami engages DD Crane at 7,000 yards
DD Kennison engages E Saga at 7,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Taketoyo Maru at 7,000 yards
Chadwick A. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 9,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru screened from combat
DD Uranami engages DD Crane at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Kennison at 9,000 yards
CL Achilles engages E Shimushu at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru , xAK Kasagi Maru , xAK Hankow Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Hakaze
DD Asagiri engages DD Crane at 11,000 yards
CL Leander engages DD Uranami at 11,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Kennison at 11,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Sinsyu Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Kozan Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Crane engages xAK Senko Maru at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru , xAK Kasagi Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Asagiri
CL Achilles engages DD Hakaze at 15,000 yards
CL Leander engages AMC Nosiro Maru at 15,000 yards
E Shimushu sunk by CL Leander at 15,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Kozan Maru at 15,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Senko Maru at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Crane engages DD Uranami at 18,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Manko Maru at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru , xAK Kasagi Maru , xAK Hankow Maru ,
xAK Seian Maru , xAK Sinsyu Maru , xAK Kozan Maru ,
xAK Hino Maru #3 , xAK Asahisan Maru screened from combat
CL Leander engages DD Asagiri at 20,000 yards
CL Leander engages E Saga at 20,000 yards
CL Leander engages PB Kenkon Maru at 20,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Ikushima Maru at 20,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Manko Maru at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
xAK Asuka Maru , xAK Tazima Maru , xAK Taketoyo Maru ,
xAK Amagi Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Uranami
E Saga sunk by CL Achilles at 22,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Senko Maru at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CL Achilles engages DD Hakaze at 23,000 yards
CL Achilles engages DD Uranami at 23,000 yards
CL Achilles engages xAK Amagi Maru at 23,000 yards
Task forces break off...






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More sub action (1) - partly successful - 9/18/2018 8:58:08 PM   
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A subhunter is hunted down...

Sub attack near Belep Islands at 111,154

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 24, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 19

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon

SS Tarpon launches 4 torpedoes at SC Ch 24
SC Ch 19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Low morale in the remainders of the Eastern fleet... - 9/18/2018 8:59:46 PM   
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Looks like the single hit on Griffin broke the morale of the entire British Eastern Fleet (which currently consist of DD Foxhound and Griffin as usable units)

Day Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-3, on fire
PB Ginyo Maru
PB Nako Maru #2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound
DD Griffin, on fire

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat



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... other than subs - 9/18/2018 9:01:20 PM   
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ASW attack near Colombo at 28,49

Japanese Ships
DMS W-2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shirogane Maru
xAK Neikai Maru
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Juko Maru
xAK Gotake Maru
PB Yamadori Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trusty

SS Trusty launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-2
PB Yamadori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yamadori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yamadori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yamadori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yamadori Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Really low morale in the Eastern fleet - 9/18/2018 9:02:51 PM   
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But even that brave example does not inspire the surface forces – not even if they encounter only merchants...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokko Maru
xAK Hokutai Maru
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Hukuzyu Maru
xAK Kusuyama Maru
xAK Syoto Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Koyu Maru
xAK Somedono Maru
xAK Kinkasan Maru
xAK Misaki Maru
xAK Zuiko Maru
xAK Argun Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Seizan Maru
xAK Yahiko Maru
xAK Kotohira Maru
xAK Ryuun Maru
xAK Nitian Maru
xAK Tamaki Maru
xAK Ryuyo Maru
xAK Yamabuki Maru
xAK Kinryu Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru
xAK Ayato Maru

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound
DD Griffin, on fire

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends loading operations and begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Really really low morale in the Eastern fleet - 9/18/2018 9:03:42 PM   
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Or a smaller number of ships…

Day Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AKE Tokusima Maru
AKE Kurohime Maru
AD Choko Maru

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound
DD Griffin, on fire

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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IJ hoping for revenge II - 9/18/2018 9:06:18 PM   
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IJ really wants revenge at Port Blair and Horn Island, but I did not cooperate by trying to defend in the air. No real reason to do so. So IJ mostly sweeps empty air.

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 41,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 39,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38000 feet *


Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 89 NM, estimated altitude 38,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet

Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 42,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 35

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet

Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
14 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 Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 14000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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KB takes action - 9/18/2018 9:07:45 PM   
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And, of course, KB is now making its presence felt. The CLs can deal with it, but the damaged DDs don’t stand a chance.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 110,157

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
D3A1 Val x 9

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

Allied Ships
CL Leander, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 111,156

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
D3A1 Val x 13
Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Kennison, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Crane, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Kennison
Magazine explodes on DD Crane
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Crane


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KB takes action (II) - 9/18/2018 9:14:47 PM   
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This action involves an APD TF was not supposed to be at that position any more (looks like it did not finish unloading in toiem), but it is covered, so at least KB’s striking power is reduced, however slightly. Still, my little surprise for tomorrow may be compromised now.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lifou at 116,159

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
D3A1 Val x 37

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 25
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
APD Crosby, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-22
xAP Oakbank, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PT-24
APD Litchfield, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-23

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (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
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (25 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(25 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
25 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD Crosby
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD Litchfield.

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Air losses - 9/18/2018 9:16:29 PM   
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No action on the ground worth noting, so I will just jump to the air loss screen.






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Gentlemen,

some fragments of the next turn - much less exciting.

Near Colombo, I keep harassing enemy TFs with the single DD that is currently fit for action in that region. In the end, I lose it because enemy mover mini KB in, but even if I did not sink an enemy ship, there is some damage = opprotunity cost for IJ. Also, I keep harassing Colombo from the air.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 20, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokko Maru
xAK Hokutai Maru
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Hukuzyu Maru
xAK Kusuyama Maru
xAK Syoto Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Koyu Maru
xAK Somedono Maru
xAK Kinkasan Maru
xAK Misaki Maru
xAK Zuiko Maru
xAK Argun Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Seizan Maru
xAK Yahiko Maru
xAK Kotohira Maru
xAK Ryuun Maru
xAK Nitian Maru
xAK Tamaki Maru
xAK Ryuyo Maru
xAK Yamabuki Maru
xAK Kinryu Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Hiyama Maru
xAK Ayato Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound

Poor visibility due to Rain with 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 28% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages xAK Kinryu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages xAK Seizan Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages xAK Ayato Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages xAK Kinryu Maru at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Shirogane Maru
PB Tenzan Maru
PB Yamadori Maru
xAK Gotake Maru
xAK Hokusho Maru
xAK Hokutatsu Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Izumo Maru
xAK Juko Maru
xAK Jinshu Maru
xAK Josho Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru, Shell hits 3
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Meisho Maru
xAK Meigen Maru
xAK Midori Maru
xAK Neikai Maru
xAK Nansin Maru
PB Suyozai Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 28% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Johnstone, G.F. crosses the 'T'
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Suyozai Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Tenzan Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Suyozai Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages PB Suyozai Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Foxhound engages xAK Kurohime Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Meiten Maru collides with xAK Kurohime Maru at 29 , 48
DD Foxhound engages xAK Kurohime Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Kashiwara Maru collides with xAK Meiten Maru at 29 , 48
DD Foxhound engages xAK Kuroshio Maru at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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Night Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged

Manpower hits 15
Fires 8221

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Wellington Ic bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Trivandrum at 26,43

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
D3A1 Val x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Foxhound, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Foxhound
Massive explosion on DD Foxhound


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Submarine attack near Colombo at 29,48

Japanese Ships
AKE Kurohime Maru

Allied Ships
SS Truant

AKE Kurohime Maru is sighted by SS Truant
SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes at AKE Kurohime Maru


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Next turn (2) - 9/20/2018 10:17:59 PM   
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In New Caledonia, enemy bombards Noumea and lands at La Foa and Koumac. No real success to report apart from a sub scoring. Enemy uses carrier planes for night naval attacks, but without success.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Noumea at 115,160, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Nachi
CA Ashigara
CA Mogami
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
CA Aoba
CL Nagara
DD Kazegumo
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Natsugumo
DD Okikaze

Allied Ships
PT-25
PT-26
PT-28
PT-30

Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 28% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-30 at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-25 at 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages PT-30 at 8,000 yards
DD Okikaze engages PT-30 at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Okikaze engages PT-25 at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-26 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Aoba engages PT-30 at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages PT-30 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
PB Yahada Maru
PB Uruboko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Grouper

SS Grouper is located by PB Yahada Maru
Grouper bottoming out ....
PB Uruboko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 30 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 28 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3A Wildcat: 22 damaged

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mogami
CA Ashigara
CA Nachi
CA Maya
CL Nagara
DD Okikaze
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Kazegumo

Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Resources hits 2
Airbase hits 44
Airbase supply hits 31
Runway hits 135

CA Aoba firing at Noumea
CA Kumano firing at New Caledonia Det
New Caledonia Det firing at CA Kumano
CA Suzuya firing at Noumea
CA Mogami firing at Noumea
CA Ashigara firing at Noumea
CA Nachi firing at Noumea
CA Maya firing at Noumea
CL Nagara firing at Noumea
DD Okikaze firing at Noumea
DD Natsugumo firing at Noumea
DD Tokitsukaze firing at Noumea
DD Kazegumo firing at Noumea

Amphibious Assault at La Foa (114,159)

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at La Foa, 114,159

Japanese ground losses:
1383 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 180 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 125 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 67 (1 destroyed, 66 disabled)
Vehicles lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)

37mm Type 01 AT Gun damaged beyond repair during unload of 87th Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 48th Nav Gd
8 Naval Support troops lost in surf during unload of 23rd Port Unit
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 85th Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 41st Nav Gd
Sound Detector (J) dropped into water during unload of 45th JNAF AF Unit
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 25th Air Flotilla
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 17th Army /2
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 44th Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 46th Nav Gd
Searchlight (J) dropped into water during unload of 26th Air Defense AA Rgt /2



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Sub attack near Noumea at 109,160

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 1
CA Aoba
CA Ashigara
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Okikaze
DD Natsugumo

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish launches 4 torpedoes at CA Suzuya
DD Okikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Natsugumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsugumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsugumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsugumo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Natsugumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Noumea at 109,160

Japanese Ships
CA Maya

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish launches 4 torpedoes at CA Maya
Swordfish diving deep ....
CA Maya attacking submerged sub ....
CA Maya fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Maya fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Maya fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Maya fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Amphibious Assault at Koumac (113,156)

TF 119 troops unloading over beach at Koumac, 113,156

Japanese ground losses:
335 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)

19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 48th Div /3
15cm T96 Howitzer dropped into water during unload of 1st Medium FA Rgt



Thanks for your interest

Hartwig



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Being fooled... - 9/21/2018 6:40:35 PM   
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Gentlemen,

I am still being fooled...

SIG INT REPORT FOR May 05, 42
...
1/54th/C Division is planning for an attack on Noumea.
...


SIG INT REPORT FOR May 06, 42
...
8th Tank Regiment is planning for an attack on Noumea.
...


SIG INT REPORT FOR May 07, 42
...
16th/A Division is planning for an attack on Noumea.
...


SIG INT REPORT FOR May 13, 42
...
52nd/A Division is planning for an attack on Noumea.
...


SIG INT REPORT FOR May 17, 42
...
11th/C Division is planning for an attack on Noumea.
...


BUT

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 21, 42
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Ground combat at Koumac (113,156)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3923 troops, 78 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

Defending force 38 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Koumac !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 destroyed

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

Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
48th Div /5
37th Const Co
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /1
8th Medium FA Rgt /1
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Bn /1

Defending units:
Heron Det.

...

Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1188 troops, 112 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 341

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE La Foa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
89th Nav Gd /1
88th Nav Gd /1
87th Naval Guard Unit
63rd Nav Gd /1
44th Nav Gd /1
85th Nav Gd /1
41st Nav Gd /1
18th Nav Gd /1
48th Nav Gd /1
86th Naval Guard Unit
43rd Nav Gd /1
46th Nav Gd /1
25th Air Flotilla
23rd Port Unit
26th Air Defense AA Rgt /1
51st JNAF AF Unit /1
45th JNAF AF Unit /1
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
8th RF Gun Battalion
21st Special Base Force
17th Army
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th RF Gun Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
26th Air Flotilla
41st Air Defense AA Regiment
16th AA Rgt /1


So the bulk of forces from PI is still unaccounted for.

I like it

Hartwig

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He doen't need those heavy units to capture a port on New Caledonia.  They could be on a transport TF (thereby maximising travel efficiency) waiting to be landed once the docks are cleared.

Or it could just be a maskirovka.

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RE: Being fooled... - 9/22/2018 8:41:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Alfred

He doen't need those heavy units to capture a port on New Caledonia.  They could be on a transport TF (thereby maximising travel efficiency) waiting to be landed once the docks are cleared.

Or it could just be a maskirovka.

Alfred


Alfred,

I firmly believe it is a maskirovka. Which is why I said "I like it".

I actually think you think it as well . Do I have to argue the case ?

But of course, I may be wrong on both counts.

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RE: Yet another Allied provocation - 9/22/2018 12:56:38 PM   
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With all these reports of action at Ceylon and New Caledonia, I see nothing reported around Fortress Timor. How have you improved the defenses there and what enemy actions do you expect there?

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RE: Yet another Allied provocation - 9/22/2018 4:40:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants_MatrixForum

With all these reports of action at Ceylon and New Caledonia, I see nothing reported around Fortress Timor. How have you improved the defenses there and what enemy actions do you expect there?

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Dear former ASC,

isn't this supposed to be an after action report? There is essentially no action happening in that region, .

Ok,ok. Of course, if you define action in a very broad way, this may not be entirely correct. There are, of course the standard chores of a commander - or should I say of an army quartermaster?

Supply situation has been improved (further). Forts are building. And I guess I have a weakness for adding a supporting base to a fortress (IMO it helps a lot to make the standard approach to elimination of a strongpoint -close airstrip, bomb supply away, kill off starving defenders- more expensive and increases the assets the enemy has to devote to it), so Roti, Namlea and Dili are now either usable already for offensive and defensive air ops or approaching lvl 2 air fields.

Also, you may recall there were some units of the former PM defenders stranded in PNG, which I extracted and distributed in the region. They are still small, but growing and a number of them have the potential to go to to Bde sized units.

Last not least, the soldiers of ABDA HQ went on a round trip by plane in order to get the May TOE upgrades done in all regions of North Australia that could not be reached by railing Australia HQ around. They are back where they were now, though, because I liked the position where you had placed them a lot.

Hartwig

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RE: Yet another Allied provocation - 9/22/2018 4:57:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants_MatrixForum

With all these reports of action at Ceylon and New Caledonia, I see nothing reported around Fortress Timor. How have you improved the defenses there and what enemy actions do you expect there?

Signed,
formed Allied Supreme Commander


I just realized I did not write about the actions I expect. The reason is I don't expect any, because I think Dontra85 is shooting for an auto victory, does not need the DEI for that and will be looking for the points needed for it elsewhere or mainly elsewhere. But of course, I may be wrong.

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Grinding on - 9/22/2018 9:52:43 PM   
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Gentlemen,

just to keep you informed about the poor man's war I lead in New Caledonia... and to post the respective main action of that day... Every little bit helps, right?

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 21, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 114,159, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AV Akitsushima
CM Tokiwa
CM Okinoshima
CL Kiso
CL Tenryu
CL Yubari
DD Mochizuki
DD Yakaze
DD Tachikaze
DD Sanae
DD Tsuga
DD Kiku
DD Susuki
DD Yomogi
DD Yanagi
E Hachijo
E Hashidate
E Uji
DMS W-16, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS W-18
AV Kimikawa Maru
AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Awata Maru
xAK Aratama Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru
xAK Sinko Maru
xAK Tatuharu Maru
xAK Tatuwa Maru
xAK Yamabiko Maru
xAK Yamakaze Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru
xAK Nitisan Maru
xAK Tenyo Maru
xAK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Ginyo Maru
xAK Arabia Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Lisbon Maru
xAK Delagoa Maru
xAK Bordeaux Maru
xAK Montreal Maru
xAK Syohei Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAP Asama Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru
AMC Aikoku Maru
xAP Suwa Maru
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru

Allied Ships
PT-28
PT-30
PT-47
PT-48
PT-59
PT-60, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 39% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Yomogi collides with xAP Takatiho Maru at 114 , 159
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Sanae
DMS W-16 engages PT-60 at 11,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages PT-60 at 11,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages PT-47 at 11,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-60 at 11,000 yards
DD Susuki engages PT-60 at 11,000 yards
PT-60 engages xAP Suwa Maru at 11,000 yards
PT-60 engages xAK Tatuwa Maru at 11,000 yards
PT-60 engages xAK Tokai Maru at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru screened from combat
DMS W-16 engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
DD Tsuga engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
E Hashidate engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Mochizuki collides with xAP Takatiho Maru at 114 , 159
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yomogi
CL Tenryu engages PT-60 at 8,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages PT-60 at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DMS W-16 sunk by PT-48 at 6,000 yards
CL Kiso engages PT-30 at 6,000 yards
DD Susuki engages PT-28 at 6,000 yards
E Hashidate engages PT-60 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru , xAK Tatuharu Maru , xAK Sinko Maru ,
xAK Kamogawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by CL Kiso , DD Yanagi , DD Yomogi ,
DD Kiku , DD Tsuga , DD Tachikaze ,
DD Mochizuki
CL Yubari engages PT-60 at 5,000 yards
DD Susuki engages PT-48 at 5,000 yards
PT-60 engages E Uji at 5,000 yards
PT-60 engages E Hashidate at 5,000 yards
E Hachijo engages PT-60 at 5,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages PT-60 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-60 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru , xAK Tatuharu Maru , xAK Sinko Maru ,
xAK Kamogawa Maru , xAK Tokai Maru screened from combat
- escorted by CL Yubari , CL Kiso , DD Yanagi ,
DD Kiku , DD Tsuga , DD Sanae ,
DD Tachikaze
DD Yomogi engages PT-60 at 4,000 yards
E Hachijo engages PT-48 at 4,000 yards
PT-28 engages DD Mochizuki at 4,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yomogi , DD Kiku , DD Sanae
E Uji engages PT-48 at 4,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages PT-28 at 4,000 yards
E Uji engages PT-30 at 4,000 yards
E Uji engages PT-28 at 4,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-60 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
E Hachijo engages PT-60 at 6,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages PT-60 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-47 at 6,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-60 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-28 at 6,000 yards
PT-60 engages xAK Kamogawa Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru , xAK Tatuharu Maru , xAK Sinko Maru ,
xAK Kamogawa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by CL Kiso , DD Yanagi , DD Yomogi ,
DD Susuki , DD Tsuga , DD Tachikaze ,
DD Yakaze
PT-60 sunk by CL Yubari at 5,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-30 at 5,000 yards
PT-28 engages E Uji at 5,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima screened from combat
- escorted by DD Tachikaze
E Hachijo engages PT-48 at 5,000 yards
PT-47 engages DMS W-18 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-30 at 5,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-59 at 5,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages PT-59 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by CL Kiso , DD Yanagi , DD Susuki ,
DD Tsuga , DD Sanae , DD Yakaze
E Uji engages PT-30 at 6,000 yards
DD Tachikaze engages PT-47 at 6,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages PT-59 at 6,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages PT-59 at 6,000 yards
Tidwell, F.P. orders Allied TF to disengage
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru , xAK Tatuharu Maru , xAK Sinko Maru ,
xAK Kamogawa Maru , xAK Tokai Maru , xAK Aratama Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yanagi , DD Yomogi , DD Susuki ,
DD Kiku , DD Tsuga , DD Tachikaze ,
DD Mochizuki , E Uji , E Hashidate
DMS W-18 engages PT-59 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-48 at 6,000 yards
DD Sanae engages PT-47 at 6,000 yards
DD Yakaze engages PT-59 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-59 at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


One of the colliding DDs is reported as sunk later.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 22, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 114,159, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E7K2 Alf: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
AV Akitsushima
CM Tokiwa
CM Okinoshima
DD Yomogi
DD Yanagi
E Hachijo
E Hashidate
E Uji
DMS W-18, Shell hits 1, on fire
AV Kimikawa Maru
AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Awata Maru
xAK Aratama Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru
xAK Sinko Maru
xAK Tatuharu Maru
xAK Tatuwa Maru
xAK Yamabiko Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Yamakaze Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru
xAK Nitisan Maru
xAK Tenyo Maru
xAK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Ginyo Maru
xAK Arabia Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Lisbon Maru
xAK Delagoa Maru
xAK Bordeaux Maru
xAK Montreal Maru
xAK Syohei Maru, Shell hits 3
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAP Asama Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru
AMC Aikoku Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Suwa Maru
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Yoshino Maru

Allied Ships
PT-21
PT-22
PT-23
PT-24, Shell hits 2, on fire


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 50% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yanagi
PT-24 engages DD Yomogi at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yanagi
DD Yomogi engages PT-24 at 7,000 yards
E Uji engages PT-24 at 7,000 yards
PT-24 engages E Hashidate at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-24 at 5,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-23 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-22 at 5,000 yards
E Hashidate engages PT-24 at 5,000 yards
PT-24 engages AV Kimikawa Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru , xAK Tatuharu Maru , xAK Sinko Maru ,
xAK Kamogawa Maru , xAK Tokai Maru , xAK Aratama Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yanagi , DD Yomogi
E Uji engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
E Hachijo engages PT-23 at 2,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru sunk by PT-21 at 2,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
PT-23 engages AMC Awata Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages PT-24 at 3,000 yards
E Uji engages PT-24 at 3,000 yards
PT-24 engages E Hashidate at 3,000 yards
PT-24 engages xAK Yamahuku Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages PT-22 at 2,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
E Hashidate engages PT-21 at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages xAK Yamabiko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages PT-21 at 2,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
PT-22 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages E Hashidate at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages AV Akitsushima at 2,000 yards
PT-22 engages xAK Syohei Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-23 at 2,000 yards
E Uji engages PT-22 at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages E Hashidate at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages xAK Kamogawa Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Tatuharu Maru collides with xAP Asama Maru at 114 , 159
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru screened from combat
DD Yanagi engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages E Uji at 2,000 yards
E Hashidate engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages xAP Asama Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages xAK Tatuwa Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
PT-23 engages DMS W-18 at 3,000 yards
PT-24 engages xAK Tatuwa Maru at 3,000 yards
Chryst, M.R. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PT-24 engages DMS W-18 at 2,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
E Uji engages PT-22 at 2,000 yards
E Hashidate engages PT-24 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DMS W-18 engages PT-24 at 6,000 yards
PT-21 engages xAK Nitisan Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CM Okinoshima , CM Tokiwa , AV Kimikawa Maru ,
AV Akitsushima , xAP Yoshino Maru , xAP Takatiho Maru ,
xAP Buenos Aires Maru , xAP Rakuyo Maru , xAP Suwa Maru ,
xAP Kamakura Maru , xAP Asama Maru , xAK Kamoi Maru ,
xAK Syohei Maru , xAK Montreal Maru , xAK Bordeaux Maru ,
xAK Delagoa Maru , xAK Lisbon Maru , xAK Keisho Maru ,
xAK Arabia Maru , xAK Ginyo Maru , xAK Panama Maru ,
xAK Yamahuku Maru , xAK Tenyo Maru , xAK Nitisan Maru ,
xAK Yokohama Maru , xAK Yamakaze Maru , xAK Yamabiko Maru ,
xAK Tatuwa Maru , xAK Tatuharu Maru , xAK Sinko Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Yanagi
DD Yomogi engages PT-24 at 10,000 yards
PT-24 engages E Hashidate at 10,000 yards
E Hachijo engages PT-24 at 10,000 yards
AMC Awata Maru engages PT-24 at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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It appears that Japanese captains have to be aggressive but do not need to learn how to maneuver their vessels. So when they see another ship headed to the same patch of water they are about to occupy they blow their whistles and shake their fists at the upstarts seeking to make them yield and keep on steaming!

Great work by those PTs. I hope the commanders of the sunk ones were rescued and "returned to the pool".

Re: Yamabiko Maru's heavy fires after just two shell hits, it could mean it had some fuel cargo - might be one of the bigger xAKs that have a small tank for fuel/oil cargo.

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It appears that Japanese captains have to be aggressive but do not need to learn how to maneuver their vessels. So when they see another ship headed to the same patch of water they are about to occupy they blow their whistles and shake their fists at the upstarts seeking to make them yield and keep on steaming!



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Another exciting turn - 9/23/2018 6:26:21 PM   
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Gentlemen,

Join me on another ride through an exciting turn which almost worked according to plan.

Below, you see the starting situation at the end of last turn. KB is at position 1, presumably moving away from the theatre.

If you looked through the last combat reports from La Foa which I presented above closely, you will have noticed that Dontra85 reacted to my harassing of his TF last turn by splitting of a CL/DD TF, which is one of the TFs at position 2. The other one are the merchants, slowly unloading at a dot base. The green TFs are a bunch of subs. To the West, there are the Pt boat that hit La foa last turn; they encountered the CL/DD TF in the day phase last turn and did not make it back to Noumea any more.

At position 3, Koumac, there were three TFs visible in mouseover, which I assumed to be a) a massive SCTF, b) the merchants that dropped Koumac Invasion at Koumac, slowly unloading at the Lvl 1 port and c) the support ship TF (AKE,AD) encountered previously by Leander and Achilles.

Position 4 is a 4 ship TF, presumably ASW.

I should also tell you that Noumea air base was not operational in the last few days, but could be operational again for the first time this turn and that I had carefully smuggled some light surface assets to the vicinity of Norfolk Island.

My assumption was that enemy would keep hoping his CLTF at La Foa would deal with the Pt boat threat and use his massive SCTF to bombard Noumea in order to keep the base closed. The automatically plotted course passes east of Noumea, so sending TF 4 made sense to me as a preparation of that move to reduce the sub threat – enemy knows I have a lot of subs in the vicinity, which are of course not very effective yet.

Accordingly, my plan was to start another PT boat raid in the night phase and run my SCTFs into La Foa in the day phase, hopefully dealing with the enemy merchants and/or his CLs DDs after they had seen some action. Even if the monster SCTF would be encountered, it would be with depleted ammo stores from the bombardment of Noumea. Here’s what became of the plan…






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The turn started with enemy CLs/DDs killing the spent Pt boat TF West of La Foa. A short battle only, a pit about the valiant PT boats, but so far pretty much in accordance with my plan.

Night Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 113,159, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso
CL Tenryu
CL Yubari
DD Mochizuki
DD Yakaze
DD Tachikaze
DD Sanae
DD Tsuga
DD Kiku
DD Susuki

Allied Ships
PT-21, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-22, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-23, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


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RE: Another exciting turn - 9/23/2018 6:32:12 PM   
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Next, the Pt boats go in and meet the merchants. Excellent

@BBfanboy: You identified the reason for the tendency of his ships to develop heavy fires correctly, it is the fuel load. I think I mentioned earlier in this thread that I think my opponent does not use the do not load fuel button in his amphib TFs and pays the price for that. The again, maybe he wanted to have some fuel at hand.

No collisions this turn, but we kill another ship and start some more fires on other ships .

Night Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 114,159, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AV Akitsushima
CM Tokiwa
CM Okinoshima
DD Yomogi
DD Yanagi
E Hachijo
E Hashidate, Shell hits 1, on fire
E Uji
DMS W-18
AV Kimikawa Maru
AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Awata Maru
xAK Aratama Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Sinko Maru
xAK Tatuharu Maru
xAK Tatuwa Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAK Yamakaze Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Yokohama Maru
xAK Nitisan Maru
xAK Tenyo Maru
xAK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Ginyo Maru
xAK Arabia Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Lisbon Maru
xAK Delagoa Maru
xAK Bordeaux Maru
xAK Montreal Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Syohei Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAP Asama Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru
xAP Suwa Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Yoshino Maru

Allied Ships
PT-39
PT-40
PT-41
PT-42






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Next, the Pt boats go in and meet the merchants. Excellent

@BBfanboy: You identified the reason for the tendency of his ships to develop heavy fires correctly, it is the fuel load. I think I mentioned earlier in this thread that I think my opponent does not use the do not load fuel button in his amphib TFs and pays the price for that. The again, maybe he wanted to have some fuel at hand.

No collisions this turn, but we kill another ship and start some more fires on other ships .

Night Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 114,159, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AV Akitsushima
CM Tokiwa
CM Okinoshima
DD Yomogi
DD Yanagi
E Hachijo
E Hashidate, Shell hits 1, on fire
E Uji
DMS W-18
AV Kimikawa Maru
AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Awata Maru
xAK Aratama Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Sinko Maru
xAK Tatuharu Maru
xAK Tatuwa Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAK Yamakaze Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Yokohama Maru
xAK Nitisan Maru
xAK Tenyo Maru
xAK Yamahuku Maru
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Ginyo Maru
xAK Arabia Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Lisbon Maru
xAK Delagoa Maru
xAK Bordeaux Maru
xAK Montreal Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Syohei Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAP Asama Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru
xAP Suwa Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Yoshino Maru

Allied Ships
PT-39
PT-40
PT-41
PT-42






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RE: Another exciting turn - 9/23/2018 6:37:41 PM   
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This is a small disappointment from somewhere else. During the last few days, I have been trying to kill off this DD TF near Makassar, because it is a potential threat for some of my resupply missions. Tried again. Failed again.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,106, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yugao
DD Hasu, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
DD Stronghold
DD Electra





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Back in New Caledonia day breaks and one of the contacts I had hoped for is established by a SCTF.

Success is smaller than I had hoped for though, probably it did not help that McCall was hit by a long lance in round 1 of the battle.

In the plane losses of the day, a destroyed Alf shows up, indicating that Kiso may have been sunk. None of the hits on Tenryu was penetrating.

Day Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 113,159, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Tenryu, Shell hits 2
CL Yubari
DD Mochizuki, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Yakaze, Shell hits 2
DD Tachikaze
DD Sanae
DD Tsuga
DD Kiku, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Susuki, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Perth
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 8
DD McCall, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Maury, Shell hits 2, heavy fires






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Did I forget mentioning the bombardment results ? No, it never happened. And now I find out why…

Day Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 114,159, Range 26,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed
Seagull V: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 3
CA Maya
CA Nachi
CA Ashigara
CA Mogami
CA Kumano
CA Aoba
CL Nagara
DD Kazegumo
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Natsugumo
DD Shigure
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
CL Perth, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 40, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Maury, Shell hits 17, and is sunk


Darn… if at all, I wanted to meet this TF with my ammo stores and op points full and his low. Now it is the other way round… The only small comfort is that the hits on Mutsu did not bounce off but each hit the superstructure, one of them even destroying a AAA gun.

But I still have one more bolt to shoot. Will I meet the CLs again? Will I meet the merchants?





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RE: Another exciting turn - 9/23/2018 6:59:17 PM   
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No, it’s none of them. It is the big SCTF instead.

But my fresh TF sort of gets away. Hits on CAs and Nagato are meaningless, but a main gun of Mutsu is hit and we at least start a fire. Plus we get away…

Day Time Surface Combat, near La Foa at 114,159, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Maya
CA Nachi
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CA Mogami
CA Kumano, Shell hits 1
CA Aoba
CL Nagara
DD Kazegumo
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Natsugumo
DD Shigure
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
CL Trenton, Shell hits 9, on fire
DD Meredith
DD Gwin, Shell hits 1







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