From: LI, NY
t Tarakan, my Dutchie CD unit has laser cannons… over multiple Amphib Assaults, the following mixed bag of 75mm and 120mm hits were recorded: xAK Tamon Maru (2 shell hits), xAK Hakusika Maru (13 hits, heavy fires), xAP Kongo Maru (1 hit), xAK Kinryu Maru (11 hits, heavy fires), xAK Hakodate Maru (7 hits, on fire), xAP Hikawa Maru (2 hits, on fire), APD Tsuta (6 hits). Some of these ships should sink. CB should attack tomorrow and take the base – lets hope he left more units to land at the base, so I can get in more CD hits 😊
All nice, but TBH it looks like he'll accept some of this to make his gains, here and elsewhere. Not a bad tactic on his part. The only real big drawback I see here (for CB) is that these ground units will probably be in no condition for another invasion any time soon. Based on what you've indicated. This may present some difficulties to him as he has a limited number of units to continue his advance.
The first bit of Major news is the invasion of Palembang. Multiple TF’s landed troops here (at least 2 inf regiments, 4-5 aviation units, about 15 AA units among others). During the invasion, the CA Mikuma struck a mine. She didn’t sink, but she’s burning pretty well. She’ll be out of the war for a couple of months. Palembang should fall on the first attack, if I’m lucky, the second attack.
Nice that the Mikuma is seemingly out of action here as it looks as if most of his forces are concentrating elsewhere... Noumea. May make it a good hunting ground for those CV's you intend to send. May be a real chance to disrupt his expansion into this vital area. Make sure you can resup those CV's for possible extended disruption in the region. An AKE or two behind 'em may extend their usefulness here.
At PM, my A-24’s sortied against the ships at GG/Milne Bay. The xAK Tenryu Maru eats 1000 pounds of explosive, as does the xAK Yuzan Maru.
My units in the open near Iachang continue to get pounded by IJ bombers
My units in Canton, China take their first deliberate attack and hold. It came off at a 1 to 1 though. I also notice that CB cut off those troops in Canton, so I’m going to march a unit down a large road and try and open a supply path.
Chinese units against IJA at this time, good luck. If he has anything there that's substantial (say an ID) you'll likely lose.
I’m also going to use my transports to try and transport some supply into them
If you're getting away with it, it can only help.
IJ Carriers! At least 2 IJ carriers show up in the PM phase, about 3 hexes NE of Townsville.
A distraction for Noumea? Don't know.
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