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RE: Japanese aircraft stocks - 8/5/2005 6:55:31 PM   
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11/27/1944

Tokyo suffered another devastating air attack , and unfortunately the notes and records for this week's actions have been destroyed when bomb hits started a big fire in the GHQ. Firefighting was impossible due to the fact that - by order of Emperor LST - all water supplies are exclusively reserved for beer production. The Emperor refused to reconsider priorities on the grounds that (Quote) "Those jerks at GHQ are useless anyway, look how they screwed-up the war effort...". The Emperor's remark seems to verify the rumor that this week the important island of Okinawa was invaded and promptly occupied by enemy forces, and that the Imperial forces continue to suffer heavy losses on land, on and under the sea and in the air.

(I somehow lost the notes I had taken of the combat replay, when I played the turn weeks ago. Sorry...)


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12/04/1944

Ground combat continues at Keelung, Okinawa and Waigen Is. with enemy attacks halted by our brave soldiers. Contrary to older reports, Imperial units were still fighting at Takao, but this week the remnants of the 3rd Tank Division, 50th and 109th Divisions and the 9th SBF have been overrun, LtGen Yokoyama committed suicide. Far down in the South, enemy troops of the 4th Aussie Division advanced from Kokoda to Port Moresby, but our outnumbered defenders of the 3/38th Brigade managed to hold.

Heavy air attacks were directed against Osaka this week, fighters and B-29s from the Bonin Is., Iwo Jima, Pagan, Guam, Tinian and Minamo Tori Shima in waves 70+ to 140+ planes strong dropped hundreds of tons of bombs, killing at least 47.000 civilians and damaging shipyards, heavy industries, aircraft factories and supply depots. About 170 B-29s and 130 fighters were downed by CAP and AAA, but we lost 335 interceptors in the process.
Our air forces in China, at Keelung, the Ruyukus and the Philippines repeatedly struck Takao with daylight fighter sweeps and night bombing raids, destroying about 50 enemy planes in the air and on the ground and damaging supply depots. We will continue to slow down Allied air and ground operations on Formosa by attacking the air base and supply depots.

The naval war once more kept the submarine forces busy - one of our subs in the Formosa area sank a Fletcher class DD, 2 more operating in the Ruyukus claimed sinking a Cleveland class CL (unconfirmed) and a large APA. In counterattacks we lost 2 subs. Enemy subs also made succesful attacks, sinking a Yugumo class DD near Hongkong, 2 freighters and a DE near Kagoshima and 5 MCS near Keelung.
Enemy battleship-cruiser TFs bombarded Takao and Keelung without interference of our few remaining fleet units.

The air-sea war showed the familiar picture of enemy carrier and land-based aircraft attacking our task forces trying to resupply Keelung and hitting air bases and ground installation in the contested area (including a carrier raid on Kagoshima), and the IJAA and IJNA hitting back at carriers, surface battle groups, replenishment groups and transport convoys in the Formosa/Ruyukus area (no action was reported from the Sumatra/Malaya front). As usual, the enemy's attacks were rather successful and his losses are moderate, while our attacks were more or less futile and produced only heavy losses for us.

IJN losses by air attacks
2 DDs sunk
1 AP sunk
10 MCS sunk
6 MCS damaged

Allied losses by air attacks
2 DDs sunk
1 APA sunk
several CLs damaged
1 DD damaged
2 MCS damaged


Air losses 993:612. Enemy subs attacking our routine convoys sank 9 freighters and three precious tankers.

Emperor LST authorizes more Kamikaze groups while husbanding the few remaining experienced fighter groups for the protection of the beer producing facilities.


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RE: Japanese aircraft stocks - 8/9/2005 6:51:54 PM   
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12/11/1944

This week opened with a massive ground attack by our troops at Keelung, designed to push the enemy back to Takao and then into the sea. The IJA 8th, 10th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 32nd, 35th, 46th, 66th and 105th Divisions, the 38th, 39th, 128th Independent Brigades and the 31st SBF plus several detachents from various divisions had been tranferred from the Philippines and the Home Islands for this attack. Pitted against them were the 1st and 4th Marine Divisions and the 32nd, 41st and 98th US Army Divisions. Unfortunately, despite the numerical advantage and superior spirit, our troops were unable to dislodge the enemy force and suffered grievious losses from enemy artillery and air attacks. The offensive has been temporarily halted in order to reorganize.
The enemy launched ground attacks at Okinawa (where LtGen Morizumi was killed in action), Waigen Is. Port Moresby and at Hengyang, but made no headway. Especially at Hengyang he suffered many casualties amongst the Chinese, British and American soldiers.

The air war concentrated on Kagoshima this time, with repeated air attacks launched from the Bonin Is., Pagan, Guam, Tinian and Minami Tori Shima. Thousands of civilians were killed and heavy damaged suffered by aircraft factories and oil refineries. About 50 bombers were downed by CAP and AAA.
Our air forces retaliated with night bombing raids from bases in China and the Philippines against supply depots at Takao, causing moderate damage.
Land-based aircraft in the Ruyukus, Home Islands, Keelung and China launched conventional and special attacks against Allied shipping in the area, sinking one APA and one Fletcher class DD and damaging an AV and several freighters. Enemy fighter-bombers from Takao, Okinawa and bases in the interior of China strafed, rocketed and bombed our supply convoys to Keelung and the covering surface forces, causing some damage.

Enemy carriers appeared again off Sumatra and Malaya, launching attacks against our airfields in the area. Our bombers at Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan and Jitra counterattacked although the range was to great for escorting fighters - not surprisingly, they were shot to pieces by strong enemy CAP. No hits were obtained and very few pilots returned to base.
Appart from this carrier raid, the naval war was restricted to submarine actions. In the Formosa area, our submarines sank a Bristol class DD and a large freighter. Enemy subs lurking in the same area sank 3 MCS.

Air score this week 1106:446. Enemy subs operating against our routine convoys sank 4 freighters and 2 tankers.

Emperor LST is upset that the big counterattack at Keelung failed to produce results. He has threatened to cut the beer rations for all units on Formosa if they fail again next time.


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AAR Update - 8/10/2005 4:22:59 PM   
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12/18/1944

Ground combat on Okinawa and on Waigen Is. ended when the last defenders were eliminated by the enemy. Six of our new Independent Brigades were destroyed on Okinawa, another one on Waigen Is. At Hengyang, the enemy tried another unsuccesful attack which was repulsed with heavy losses.

In the air, the enemy superiority is overwhelming. Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya have been hit by heavy bombers, killing 29.000 civilians and damaging many heavy industries, shipyards and aircraft factories. Our war economy is suffering heavily, the stockpile of resources and the still incoming oil imports are useless if the factories are only heaps of smoking rubble.
Our air forces based in the Philippines and the China coast continue bombing Takao at night, reducing Allied supply depots.

The air-sea war around Ryukyus again saw our LBA attacking enemy carriers and convoys with little to show but heavy losses to CAP and AAA. The Allied forces on the other hand launched numerous attacks from bases in inner China, Takao, Okinawa and carriers, sinking numerous freighters and 2 DDs. Furthermore, a PBY sank one of our subs off Takao.

Off Medan, enemy carriers continued their destructive air raids and our LBA in the area continued their futile counterstrikes. The enemy ground forces at Medan, although greatly outnumbering our defenders, have made no attempt so far to capture the base. Apparently they are lacking supplies. The enemy carriers most likely are covering resupply convoys trying to reach Medan.

The biggest clash this week was reserved for the surface navies. At Keelung, our remaining capital ships tried to bombard the besieging Allied ground forces, but ran headlong into enemy capital ships preparing to perform a bombardment mission on their own against our troops and installations. 3 Fuso class BBs, CA Tone, the 4 Myoko class CAs, 2 Agano class CLs and a dozen DDs slugged it out at night with a North Carolina class BB, a Ramillies class BB, BC Repulse, a new, very large cruiser of the USN, a Baltimore class CA, a Dorsetshire class CA, 4 light cruisers of the Cleveland, Hawkins, Omaha and Oakland types respectively and 4 DDs of the Fletcher class. The effective gunfire of the North Carolina and R class BBs left BB Yamashiro and CA Tone in a sinking condition, other ships received considerable damage, but we replied in kind with torpedoes and scored several hits on HMS Repulse and the very large US cruiser. Both vessels capsized and sank.
A second night surface battle took place off Okinawa. Unfortunately, our raiding force of 18 DDs was unable to close to torpedo range before being slaughtered by acurate long-range gunfire of 2 BBs (New Mexico resp. R class), HMS Renown, another new large cruiser, a CA of the New Orleans type, 5 CLs (3 Clevelands, 2 Fijis), an old Omaha class CL and 8 Fletchers. No less than 10 of our DDs were sunk and only superficial damage was dealt out to the enemy. The Admiral in charge of this TF has received instructions to report to GHQ and to bring his sword along...

Air score this week 1092:798. Enemy subs sank 1 DD, 1 MCS and 1 TK.

Emperor LST has granted a life-long beer supply to the torpedo officers responsible for sinking Repulse and the large USN cruiser.


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RE: AAR Update - 8/10/2005 10:22:56 PM   
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a new, very large cruiser of the USN,


So, "Alaska" and "Guam" have joined the party! I always had a fondness for those two (they would have been perfect counters for the German pocket battleships). And your DD's couldn't close the range against the older Allied BB's? A shame, indeed. What does the score look like now?

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RE: AAR Update - 8/11/2005 2:37:32 PM   
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12/25/1944

The Empire continues to shrink - Milne Bay was finally captured by the enemy this week, although remnants of our forces continue to harass his troops.
Everywhere else the familiar picture - merciless bombing and bombardments by the enemy, futile and ineffective counterstrikes by our diminishing forces. Osaka and Nagasaki have been heavily hit by several waves of B-29s and planes from two carrier task forces steaming almost within visual distance of the Home Islands. 25.000 civilians were killed, the few remaining factories, shipyards and supply depots damaged and about 40 freighters sunk in port. Counterattacks with hundreds of sorties of both conventional and special attack missions managed to obtain one single Kamikaze hit on a CV, but little damage was done.
Enemy aircraft operating from China, Takao and Okinawa attacked our resupply convoys and sank 3 DDs, 1 AV, 1 AO, 2 MCS, 2 TK, and 1 patrol craft.
Enemy subs sank another AV and heavily damaged a third. One of our subs prowling the convoy lanes of the enemy managed to sink a freighter near Minami Tori Shima.
Finally, our much-diminished surface striking force covering convoys to Keelung was surprised by superior enemy forces and almost wiped out. The enemy force consisted of 3 BBs (North Carolina, New Mexico, Ramillies types), 1 BC (Alaska class), 2 CA (New Orleans, Dorsetshire types), 6 CL (Cleveland, 3 Fiji, Omaha, Oakland types) and 11 Fletcher class DDs. On our side, 3 Myoko class CAs, an Agano class CL and five DDs were sunk, the enemy lost only a Fiji class CL to a well-placed torpedo. As a sequel, a lone Fubuki class DD who had been guarding a mortaly wounded CA engaged the entire enemy force and managed to obtain six shell hits on North Carolina before sinking under a deluge of incoming rounds. To add insult to injure, the enemy force then proceeded to bombard our ground forces at Keelung.

Air score 1022:448. Enemy subs infest the waters south of the Home Islands and the South China Sea, but sank only 2 MCS this week.

Emperor LST is exasperated that most of the fighters units set to special attack refuse to follow orders. Apparently only bombers and fighters equipped with obsolete Hayabusa planes descend on the enemy like the heavenly wind. Pilots flying Setsu or Reisen fighters always abort their missions when opposed by CAP. The Emperor has ordered a higher beer ration for those units, hoping to convince them to do their duty.


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RE: AAR Update - 8/11/2005 4:09:47 PM   
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01/01/1945

New year, but no new hope. Port Moresby, the last outpost in the South, fell this week, as did Ambon Is. to several brigades of Aussies. Only at Hengyang the enemy ground attack failed again.
Nagoya and Tokyo suffered bombing attacks with up to 150 B-29s per wave, at least 35.000 civilans died and many factories suffered damage or have been wiped out.
Enemy fighter-bombers and bombers in the Formosa-Ryukyus area sank an AO and 2 AV. Enemy f/bs on the Bonin Is. and Iwo Jima even dared to attack the new carrier Shinano and its screen forming up in Tokyo Bay, but CAP prevented any damage and Shinano got away to a safer destination.
Two enemy carrier TFs raided the Philippines, destroying many planes in the air and on the ground. Although the air bases in the Philippines had been fully developped by our SBF and Engineers and were packed with Army and Navy fighters and bombers (most on special attack), not one of our numerous counteratttacks penetrated enemy CAP and as before, most fighter pilots aborted their missions. Only two brave Judy pilots managed to crash their planes on an enemy carrier, causing moderate damage.
Our submarines heavily damaged a CVE, but missed another CVE and a BB, and all three subs were sunk in counterattacks. Enemy subs in the Keelung area sank four of our AVs trying to run the blockade.
Enemy capital ships bombarded Keelung unmolested.

Air score 1183:458. Enemy subs sank 4 MCS in routine convoys.


Emperor LST called a war council in order to survey the options remaining for the year 1945.

(This may give some useful info to my opponent, but how can the situation get any worse...)

The strategic situation is bleak. We have lost the entire Central Pacific area. The enemy holds positions right at the doorstep of the Home Islands. Most of Japan is within fighter range, all of it within range of heavy bombers. In the North, enemy activities in the Aleutians indicate additional trouble from another corner. In the West, the Commonwealth forces slowly push their way in to the SRA. In the South, the enemy has advanced up the Northern Coast of New Guinea and now strikes the SRA from the East and probably will return to the Philippines soon. The defenses in this area are weak, since the balance of our remaining ground forces are holding the key city of Bangkok (8 divisions) respectively clinging on to Keelung on Formosa (11 divisions, 7 brigades plus various detachments). Prospects of pushing the enemy back are nil. Keelung can't be resupplied any more and will fall soon. Most likely, the enemy will seize more bases for suporting an eventual invasion of the Home Islands (if he doesn't force auto-victory before).

Soon the convoy routes to the SRA will be cut, ending the flow of resources and oil for the war economy. Resource stockpiles are around 300.000, but oil stockpiles are kept barely above 5000. It is only a question of time until our oil sources in the SRA are cut off and/or our few remaining tankers are sunk.
His air attacks have destroyed large parts of the biggest cities, and many factories are heavily damaged or have ceased production entirely. We have 11 HI points (3 operational), 5 Arty points (non operational), 2 Armor (none operational) and 23 shipyard pints (14 operational) left. Replacements for the Infantry have long gone, there are only 9 tanks in the pool. Only the artillery has more than needed (8600 guns in pool). Most of our combat units are seriously understrength.

Our air forces are incapable of stopping enemy attacks and even less capable to strike back - the most experienced fighter unit is barely above 60 points, the balance is in the 20s-50s. Stocks of bombers are still large, but we are running out of modern fighters. We still have about 400 Shinden fighters in reserve, but the pool of Hayate fighters for the Army Air Force is almost empty. We already have converted all actual or future Kamikaze units to older, obsolete types of planes. The Kamikaze Corps is effective only when attacking soft targets - as soon as decent AAA or even only moderate CAP is encountered, our pilots die bravely but in vain.

Our Navy has two undamaged capital ships left - CV Shinano and CVL Chiyoda. The damaged remnants of Combined Fleet include:
CV Kaga (68)
CVE Unyu (87)
BB Haruna (68)
BB Ise (26)
BB Hyuga (13)
CA Myoko (86)
CA Tone (57)
CA Atago (42)
CA Mikuma (33)
CL Yahagi (82)
CL Oyodo (28)
CLAA Isuzu (43)
39 DDs of various types, capabilities and operational status.

Any sortie of those ships will result in destruction for no gain. Our submarine forces are difficult to count since the boats on deployment keep radio silence, but in the vast Pacific Ocean no more than 40 submarines are still stalking enemy ships. From time to time they get a lucky hit, but more often than not they are spotted and sunk.

The only bright spot in the entire situation is that beer supplies are still ample.


In conclusion, Emperor LST decides that the only option left is to drink as much beer as possible in order to leave nothing to the Allied soldiers soon marching up the steps of the Imperial Palace.


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RE: AAR Update - 8/11/2005 4:11:30 PM   
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RE: AAR Update - 8/11/2005 7:20:25 PM   
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01/08/1945

A reltively quiet week - Buna was captured unopposed, ground attacks at Port Moresby and Ambon continued.
Tokyo and Hiroshima were bombed at night, 6000 civilians died and supply depots were heavily damaged. Our night bombers hit back at Okinawa and Takao. The usual bombing attacks against Ambon, Timor, Port Moresby, Milne Bay, Palau, Medan and Hengyang continued. Enemy fighter-bombers from Takao sank an AO off Lingayen.
An air strike from Nagoya against CVs lurking off the Home Islands brought nothing but heavy losses. Off Leyte, a similar operation scored hits on two different carriers, one damaged superficially, the other quite heavily, but at a heavy cost for our air forces.
Enemy surface TFs bombarded Medan and Keelung, and a few DDs even bombarded Uruppu far in the North.
Enemy submarines sank one DD of the Kamikaze class off Nagasaki. Our subs attacked and missed a CV north of Pearl Harbour, two more sub attacks against APs in the Ryukyus resulted only in those two subs lost.

Air losses this week a moderate 348:161. Enemy subs sank 3 DEs, 1 CD, 5 MCS and 1 TK.

Emperor LST has invited the members of the war council to help with the vital beer drinking task.


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01/15/1945

Another quiet turn - ground attacks at Port Moresby, Milne Bay and Ambon, the ususal bombing attacks and reprisals, Tokyo and Hiroshima again heavily hit (at least 16.000 civilians killed, depots and a Hayate factory damaged), bombardment of Keelung and Medan. Unusual the bombardment of Karafuto by a bunch of DDs - something is up in the North. At Manokwari, the 1/1st Cav Bde landed unopposed. One of our subs missed a damaged CL and lived to tell the tale. Finally, aircraft from Nagasaki and Amami Oshima attacked a convoy off Amami and sank 3 DDs and 1 MCS as well as damaging a CL . One of our returning escort pilots reported that he could clearly see the enemy Admiral being hit by debris from a Kamikaze hit - later the day 'Saipan Sakura' (the popular nickname for the American Propaganda Radio Station located at Saipan) reported that Admiral Thomas Kinkaid has received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in action.

Air score only 121:56. Enemy subs sank 8 MCS and 1 TK.

Emperor LST wonders why his honorable opponent has put a good man like Kinkaid in command of a lowly transport convoy. Could it be that he was charged with invading Amami Oshima?


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RE: AAR Update - 8/15/2005 4:42:00 AM   
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Emperor deVada is joining Emperor LST in pain.
Empire is vanishing, beer supplies ruined ... ehhh ... time to go to bed ...

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RE: AAR Update - 10/18/2005 3:08:04 PM   
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Allied daylight and night bombing attacks against our bases at Amami, Ambon, Timor, Port Moresby, Milne Bay, Palau, Medan, Hengyang, Keelung, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hiroshima caused extensive damage and many casualties - at least 24.000 civilians died, the Hayate factory at Hiroshima has been destroyed and supply depots badly damaged. Our CAP and night-fighters also suffered heavily, losing 200+ planes to enemy long-range fighters and defensive bomber armament while downing only about two dozen B-29s. Over Keelung we had better luck, 12 enemy fighters escorting 70 bombers met 85 of our interceptors who shot down all fighters and 39 bombers for 21 of our planes lost.
Our air forces in the Philippines and the Home Islands retaliated at night with raids against Iwo Jima, the Bonin Is. and Takao, but suffered heavy losses due to Allied night-fighters on CAP. A daylight raid from Keelung on Takao by 126 of our fighters and fighter-bombers brushed aside weak enemy CAP, destroying 21 planes in the air and 47 on the ground, losing 17 of their own.
Our planes at Kendari have attacked an enemy convoy near Sorong but bad weather and enemy CAP saved the enemy from damage. The enemy landed his troops and occupied Sorong unopposed.
In the Keelung-Amami area our air forces on Formosa, the China coast, the Home Islands, Amami and Sakishima have maunched numerous conventional and special attacks against enemy convoys, losing many many planes to enemy CAP and AAA, but sinking 1 DD, 2 APAs, 8 MCS and damaging other ships, amongst them 2 CAs, 1 AV, 5 DDs and a dozen MCS.

The enemy surface and carrier fleets as usual bombed and bombarded Keelung, bombarded Medan, and have hit Kagoshima, Ambon and Amami with carrier strikes. At Kagoshima, 112 of our fighters intercepted 84 enemy fighters and and equal number of bombers, but our inexperienced pilots splashed only 14 enemies for 99 planes lost in dogfights and 20 more on the ground. Counterattacks against BBs and CVs by our few remaining operational planes met heavy enemy CAP, and most of our pilots never returned. Off Medan, our air forces at Kuala Lumpur sighted an enemy TF consisting of 2 BBs, 2 CAs, 4 CLs, 1 CLAA and 20 DDs, our brave pilots managed to sink a DD and damaged a CA and a CL.
Our submarines sank 2 MCS north of Pearl Harbor and another off Midway and narrowly missed a CVL in the same waters. One sub failed to report in.

Air score this week 1226:344. Enemy subs sank 1 DD, 18 MCS and 2 TKs in our routine convoys.

Emperor LST orders GHQ to submit plans for a hit-and-run operation in enemy home waters in order to force the enemy to divert troops, ships and planes. The Emperor has promised several kegs of beer as a reward for the most cunning plan.

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RE: AAR Update - 10/26/2005 3:00:37 PM   
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Many reports have been received in the last few weeks but constant air attacks have kept the file clerks in the airraid shelters. They are trying to catch up by cutting corners.

Ground War:
Amami Oshima: invaded and captured by 3rd, 5th Marine Divs, 77th, 93rd and 11th Airborne Divs, our 58th and 61st brigades plus 15th Army Eng continue to resist in caves and dugouts
Halmahera: captured unopposed by elements of 1st Cav Div
Medan: captured by CW forces, remnants of the Para Bde continue resistance
Port Moresby: last defenders eliminated
Milne Bay, Waigen: Allied attacks continue

Air War:
Ambon, Timor, Medan, Milne Bay and elsewhere the usual air attacks
Hiroshima I: hit by 60 bombers escorted by 50 fighters, 4/11 shot down for 124 out of 158 interceptors lost , weaker second wave with similar loss ratios, moderate damage to supply depots
Hiroshima II: fighter sweep from Bonin Is. catch patrol craft in port, 60 interceptors engage 60 enemy fighter-bombers and loose 44 for 17 enemies splashed
Osaka: hit at night by 144 B-29s, 8 bombers shot down by AAA and night-fighters, 2000 civilians killed, shipyards moderately damaged
Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Takao: night bombing raids by our bombers with unobservable results

Naval Air War:
Amami: CV strikes in support of invasion
Kagoshima: CV strike on air fields, 41 planes lost for 7 enemies downed
Davao: strikes by CVE planes against supply depots
Amami, Okinawa and Keelung counterattacks against enemy TFs - heavy plane losses for only 1 APA sunk and 2 more damaged
Kendari: Sweep by 114 Zeros on special attack against CVE force, but pilots refuse to sacrifice themselves for lowly CVEs - 20 planes lost for 7 enemies downed


Naval War:
Keelung: heavy surface bombardment
Home waters: two of our subs sunk by air


Air losses 884:198
1 DD, 1 DE, 12 MCS, 2 TKs sunk by enemy subs


Emperor LST has threatened to cut the file clerk's beer supply if they don't catch up with the weekly reports ASAP.

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RE: AAR Update - 10/26/2005 3:49:22 PM   
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Ground War:
Haiphong: in a meeting engagement of forces advancing on Haiphong from both sides, several Chinese Armies have been pushed back
Milne Bay: last defenders of the 1/35 Bn have been eliminated

Air War:
Nagasaki: night attack by 120 B-29s - 4000 civilians killed, shipyards and depots moderately damaged
Tokyo: night attack by 120 B-29s - 15 downed, 5000 civilians killed, shipyards heavily damaged
Nagoya: fighter sweeps from Bonin and Amami, 27 enemies splashed for 64 interceptors lost
Keelung, Hongkong, Hengyang, Bangkok etc.: usual rain of bombs and bullets

Naval Air War:
Sakashima, Keelung: enemy carrier raids
Menando: Allied LBA from Waigen catched convoy - 3 APs and 2 AOs sunk
Kendari: our air force at Kendari traded blows with CVE-TF - 60+ planes lost for 11 enemies splashed, not hits on TF
Timor I: air forces on Timor joined the fight and sank 1 Casablanca class and 1 Bogue class CVE, losing 24 aircraft
Timor II: our LBA catched Allied convoy in the Java Sea - 1 AP sunk, 1 AV damaged, 6 enemy fighters splashed for 34 aircraft lost
Halmahera: another convoy catched by our LBA - 1 Bogue class CVE, 4 AP sunk, one CVE damaged
Palau: 24 Tenzan torpedo bombers temporarily based at Palau surprised an enemy convoy on its way from the Java Sea to the Marianas and in repeated attacks sank 1 APA and 3 DDs

Naval War:
Kuala Lumpur: bombarded by RN
Attu: obeying the Emperor's orders, the remaining units of Combined Fleet launched a hit-and-run raid - Adm. Nishimura with 2 BBs, 2 CAs, 1 CL and 9 DDs (many of them damaged but still full of fight) bombarded Attu and destroyed 16 aircraft on the ground, in the process surprising a bunch off US DDs and sinking 2 Sims class, 2 Gridley class and 2 Mahan class vessels

Sub War:
3 subs lost to PBYs near Minami Tori Shima, Iwo Jima and Okinawa


Air losses 678:285
2 CDs, 20 MCS and 2 TKs sunk by Allied subs

Emperor LST is elated over the surprise pulled off in the Aleutians.

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RE: AAR Update - 10/26/2005 10:19:44 PM   
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Attu: obeying the Emperor's orders, the remaining units of Combined Fleet launched a hit-and-run raid - Adm. Nishimura with 2 BBs, 2 CAs, 1 CL and 9 DDs (many of them damaged but still full of fight) bombarded Attu and destroyed 16 aircraft on the ground, in the process surprising a bunch off US DDs and sinking 2 Sims class, 2 Gridley class and 2 Mahan class vessels


Nice sneak attack! (Isn't it fun that the US air superiority means little in the winter months?) What's the effect of the USN losses on the score?

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RE: AAR Update - 10/27/2005 11:04:15 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock
What's the effect of the USN losses on the score?


Strawbuk leading with about 150.000+ points against 100.000+ for the Emperor - but this will change when my forces at Keelung are wiped out, which can happen any week. I will loose a dozen divisions and sundry smaller units because I can neither resupply nor evacute them. Hope this won't be enough for auto-victory.

I will keep concentrating my remaining air assets for strikes against his fleet units - I'm running out of planes since industries are wrecked, but from time to time my pilots still strike gold (sank a BB recently ). The game has reached end of march - writing AAR takes more time than actually playing the game...

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AAR Update - 10/27/2005 11:54:46 AM   
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Home Islands, Ryukyus, Formosa:

  • Amami: ground attacks continue with only 3 US Army divisions - the Marines must have been withdrawn for another invasion - but where?
  • Sakashima: captured unopposed by 5th Marine Div, 7th and 9th Aussie Divs - 30 Kamikaze aircraft lost
  • Keelung: bombed and bombarded by LBA and surface forces, but no carriers - counterstrike by 66 Ki-51 on special attack from Amoy, 61 lost for 1 CVE heavily damaged and slight damage to a BB, a BC and several cruisers and DDs
  • Bonin Is.: fighter sweep from Nagoya with 129 planes met by 58 enemy interceptors - we lost 66 against 38
  • Okinawa: night bombing attack from Hiroshima by 55 bombers - 27 night-fighters rose and downed 22 bombers, the rest caused moderate damage to supply depots
  • Nagoya I: night-bombing attacks from Pagan with 120 resp. 90 B-29s - 9000 civilians killed, heavy damage to depots
  • Nagoya II: daylight-attacks from Bonin Is. with a total of 23 fighter and 119 bomber sorties against 356 interceptor sorties - 60+ enemies splashed for 130 fighters lost, 12.000 civilians killed, Hayate factory and AFV factory heavily damaged
  • Tokyo: night-bombing attacks from Guam with 120 resp. 92 B-29s met by 140+ night-fighters - 20 bombers shot down for 17 fighters lost, 3000 civilians killed and moderate damage to oil facilities reported
  • 2 of our subs sunk by PBYs off Iwo Jima, 1 US sub sunk by air off Nagoya


Northern Australia area:

  • Waigen Is.: defenders of 1/20 Bn eliminated
  • Timor: hit by air raids from Tenimbar Is. and Broome, 27 planes destroyed on the ground - air atatck from Timor against cargo-TF near Ambon, 1 APD sunk for 47 planes lost
  • Kendari: air raid from Ambon by 120 bombers - 15 enemies downed for 16 own planes lost
  • Palau: carrier raid destroy a number of planes on the ground, pathetic counterattack laughed off by the enemy


Asian Mainland:

  • Medan: bombarded by RN
  • Bangkok: atatcked by 60 bombers and 60 fighters, depots heavily damaged
  • Amoy, Hengyang, Zhangjang bombed by the enemy, Rangoon and Suichan attacked at night by our bombers - light damage to depots


Air losses 570:324, no ships in routine convoys sunk but 2 MCS and 2 TKs damaged, 1 enemy sub sunk

Emperor LST wonders where the Marines and CVs will strike next

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RE: AAR Update - 11/8/2005 3:11:25 PM   
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02/19/1945

Home Islands - China
- Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Nagasaki repeatedly bombed, 33.000 civilians died and industries suffered heavily, 20+ B-29s downed by CAP and AAA
- Hengyang: Allied attack with six Chinese Armies, the 36th CW Div and Merill's Marauders stopped cold by 3rd, 13th and 34th IJA divisions, the enemy lost 2200 men for 170 casualties on our side
- Zhangjang: recaptured by our forces, 2nd, 8th, 33rd and 74th Chinese Armies routed
- Amami Oshima: enemy ground attacks supported by air, four AVs, several APs and MCS trying to resupply Amami sunk by enemy air and subs
- Keelung: bombed and bombarded without remorse
- Foochow: raided by carrier air, 60+ aircraft destroyed on ground
- Formosa area: two of our submarines sunk by PBYs

NEI - Philippines area
- Kendari: raided by enemy CV-TF consisting of 3 CVs, 1 BB, 1 CL, 1 CLAA, 16 DDs - counterattacks from Kendari and Timor anihilated by CAP
- Medan: bombarded by RN, ground attacks continued

Pacific Ocean area
- Midway: attempted sneak attack of our remaining carriers against enemy cripples and convoys in the Midway area was discovered by enemy LBA, P-47s and TBMs damaged a CVL

Air losses 778:460, no ships in routine convoys lost

Emperor LST sends beer to the victorious forces at Zhangjang in order to encourage them to keep up the pressure


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02/26/1945

Home Islands - China area
- Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima bombed time and again - 30.000 civilians died, almost no producing factories left
- CV raid against Tokyo - 5000 more civilians killed and supply depots hit hard
- Amami Oshima: air and ground attacks continue, our defenders of the 58th and 61st Independent Brigades are holding out in isolated pockets
- Keelung: bombed and bombarded without remorse, 11 DDs on Tokyo Express run sunk by enemy surface forces, enemy ground attack finally breached our defenses and captured the base - our defenders still include the following formations: 8th, 10th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 32nd, 35th, 46th, 66th, and 105th IJA Infantry Divisions, 6th, 38th, 39th, 128th Independent Brigades, 31st SBF and a few small detachments of units based elsewhere - although doomed to sure destruction, these gallant troops continue to resist in underground installations, caves and tunnels
- Foochow: Kamikaze attack by 50 fighters and 20 bombers on enemy CVs anihilated by enemy CAP
- Okinawa: two more subs sunk by PBYs

NEI - Philippines area
- Medan: bombed, bombardment, ground attacks continue
- Kendari and Timor: raided again by enemy CVs, weak counterattacks by Kamikaze Coprs failed to score
- as usual (and no longer repeated in every report), air attacks against Timor, Kendari, Palau, Bangkok etc.

Air losses 408:220, six MCS sunk by enemy subs

Emperor LST sheds tears of anger and frustration over the vain sacrifice of the troops trapped on Formosa.

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RE: AAR Update - 11/10/2005 6:52:28 PM   
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03/05/1945

Home Islands:
- Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka bombed relentlessly despite revitalized CAP - 26.000 civilians killed, industries and supply depots flattened, 50 interceptors lost for 70+ B-29s downed
- Keelung bombed, bombarded, ground attacks
- Nagasaki: freighters assembled at Nagasaki for blockade-running supplies to Keelung caugth by LBA from Amami, Okinawa, China - 36 ships sunk
- Takao: sub sunk by PBY after sinking 2 MCS, Kamikaze from Amoy sank one large APA

Aleutians:
- Attu: raid of one IJA division finds well-entrenched US Army Rgt and fails to capture the base

NEI:
- Medan bombarded by RN
- Kendari: attacked by carrier-air and LBA, followed by invasion: 4th and 11th Aussie divisions plus 11th, 14th, 23rd, 30th brigades eliminated the 8th SBF and captured the base

Air losses favoring us (!) 171:261, no losses in routine convoys

Emperor LST prays to the gods of beer for enlightenment...


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03/12/1945

Home Islands, China:
- bombs kept raining on devastated cities - records lost due to communications blackout
- Keelung: attrition of our defenders continue, once again many blockade-runners sunk by LBA and carriers
- Nanning: successful attack by Gen. Yamashita captures the town, 4 Chinese armies forced to retreat
- Foochow: raided by carriers, 41 Kamikaze aircraft destroyed on the ground, pathetic counterattack only made the Allies laugh...
- at sea: our subs sank a new large freighter ('Victory' class) and heavily damaged a CVE, two subs failed to report

Aleutians:
- Attu:bombarded by remnants of fleet, ground attack fails again nonetheless

SRA:
- bombing attacks against Medan, Bangkok, Timor, Bali, Palau, Jitra
- Medan: brave defenders of the 1st Para Bde finally wiped out
- Strait of Malacca: the Para's sacrifice was not in vain - it gaves us time to deploy our new wonder weapon - 50 Betty bombers based at Kuala Lumpur and armed with Ohka guided bombs attacked the RN supporting the Medan operation (2 BBs, 2 CAs, 3 CLs, 2 CLAAs, 19 DDs) and sank the following ships:

  • 1 KGV class BB
  • 1 Fiji class CL
  • 2 Dido class CLAAs
  • 2 Valentine class DDs
  • 2 Quickmatch class DDs
  • 1 Tenacious class DD

Another BB, a CA and a CL were damaged. BANZAI!!!

Air losses 347:314, no ships sunk but one enemy sub killed by escorts

Emperor LST has ordered that a new beer brand named 'Ohka' should be rushed into production and distributed to all air units.




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RE: AAR Update - 11/11/2005 10:19:23 PM   
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Strait of Malacca: the Para's sacrifice was not in vain - it gaves us time to deploy our new wonder weapon - 50 Betty bombers based at Kuala Lumpur and armed with Ohka guided bombs attacked the RN supporting the Medan operation (2 BBs, 2 CAs, 3 CLs, 2 CLAAs, 19 DDs) and sank the following ships:


At last -- the organically guided cruise missles! (This is why I try to keep a number of Betty squadrons when I play as Japan.)

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RE: AAR Update - 12/2/2005 5:04:21 PM   
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03/19/1945

  • Amami Oshima: Enemy ground attacks continue to reduce our few remaining pockets of resistance.
  • Keelung: Our trapped ground units are bombed and bombarded without mercy. While bravely trying to deliver desperately needed supplies to Keelung, about 60 of our freighters were sunk by enemy LBA in the area - further attempts to run the blockade have been suspended , but the Army will continue restistance to the last man.
  • Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo have suffered a total of 14 heavy night-bombing raids - a total of 34.000 civilians were killed, supply depots and factories damaged. Our night-fighters downed about 50 bombers, suffering some losses themselves.
  • Palau, Timor, Bangkok, Hengyang, Medan, Menando and Balikpapan all struck by the usual air raids, damaging supply depots
  • Davao: A sweep by 30 enemy fighters from Halmahera has destroyed 24 of our planes on the ground - we must find other places to assemble our future Kamikaze units
  • Surabaya: Enemy CVs have been reported prowling the coast and attacking base facilities, depots and ground forces on Java. We have identified TF 59 consisting of fleet carriers and TFs 55 and 66 containing CVEs - this indicates an enemy invasion is imminent. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it but to order our garrison to fight to the death.
  • Medan: Our air forces in Malaya pursued the fleeing enemy fleet and sank one CVE and one DE
  • Total air losses this week 101:126 , no losses in routine convoys.


    Emperor LST pledges never to surrender as long as there is beer in stock.


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    03/26/1945

    Wild week this time...

    • Amami Oshima: Ground attacks by the US 77th, 93rd and 11th Airborne divisions continue to attrit our defenders. 250+ Kamikaze aircraft from Nagasaki broke through 30+ enemy fighters on CAP over a supply convoy and sank 2 CVE, 200+ Kamikazes from Kagoshima did even better, sinking 1 Hawkins class CL, 3 Gearing class and 1 Sumner class DDs as well as 2 APAs and 1 MCS. Banzai!
    • Keelung 1: Ground attacks including the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th Marine Divisions, the 6th, 24th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 38th, 41st, 81st, 96th, 98th US Divisions and the 5th Australian Division with strong air and naval support resulted in 4300 enemy soldiers killed - we lost only 3100 men despite all the shelling and bombing. His firepower doesn't match our spirit!
    • Keelung 2: And just to show what spirit can do, 76 brave bomber pilots from Amoy attacked the bombarding BBs despite a 57-strong CAP overhead. Only one pilot survived interceptors and flak, but he aimed his plane at a battleship and dove straight down to crash the forward turret. The hit must have triggered a turret fire that flashed down into the magazines, for observers from a Navy SBF fighting near Keelung saw the ship exloding, hurling shattered metal and debris sky-high 'like a bunch of frogs jumping up all together'. The observers described the ship as 'odd-looking, with only two big turrets in front of the superstructure and none aft', it is therefore assumed that the Free French battleship Richelieu has been the victim of this brave Army pilot . Oh btw, enemy LBA sank a couple more blockade runners trying to get back to Japan, but well...
    • Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo: suffering through relentless night-bombing attacks with at least 20.000 civilians killed, supply depots damaged and the rubble of factories saturated with bombs just to make sure... To add insult to injury, enemy CVs dared to bomb Osaka and Nagoya, sinking 1 AV and 12 DEs in port. Counterattacks by 78 fighters and 20 bombers from Osaka were intercepted by 120+ fighters on CAP - only eight of our fighters returned to base. Attacks from other bases met similar fates. Even the most experienced pilots left flying our latest fighters stood no chance against Hellcats and Corsairs.
    • Surabaya: Like foreseen, the enemy invaded this week under cover of several carrier-TFs - the 4th Australian Division reinforced by the 30 Aussie Brigade, 1st, 8th and 14th NZ Brigades and the 37th US Regiment had no trouble taking the base from the lone brigade of the 18th IJA Division responsible for this sector. The remnants of this unit now hold blocking positions on the roads leading to Tjilatjap, where the bulk of 18th Division is dug in.
    • Attu: In the Far North, a raiding force of 8 DDs clashed with an enemy surface force consisting of 1 CL and 12 DDs, losing one Akitsuki class DD to the accurate gunnery of the CL, but obtaining at least one Long Lance hit on the offender in return. Our DDs proceeded to shell the airfield and destroyed 25 planes on the ground.
    • Palau, Timor, Bangkok, Hengyang, Medan, Menando and Balikpapan all struck by the usual air raids, damaging supply depots
    • Total air losses 566:367, the reports for routine convoy losses were destroyed during the carrier raid on Nagoya port when bombs hit the building housing the Escort Command HQ.


    Emperor LST raises his beer for a toast on the brave unknown pilot who scored against all odds.

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    RE: AAR Update - 12/17/2005 11:21:47 AM   
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    Guys, this AAR had been slowed down by the arrival of MediumSlowTarget 16 months ago, and now it will slow down even more due to the arrival of SmallSlowTarget. The Emperor is very busy at the moment safeguarding the continuance of the dynasty, but he shall return his attention to the conflict against evil Strawbuk ASAP.


    Btw, Emperor LST has received a long-distance telephone call - somebody with a heavy french accent whined 'Hey, you sank my battleship!'. The identity of the capital ship recently sunk by our air force has thus been confirmed.




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    RE: AAR Update - 12/19/2005 2:15:10 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget


    Btw, Emperor LST has received a long-distance telephone call - somebody with a heavy french accent whined 'Hey, you sank my battleship!'. The identity of the capital ship recently sunk by our air force has thus been confirmed.




    I have read most of the posts in this thread and this is one of the most readable and enjoyable action reports thread I have read. The expectation of comments like the one above help retain interest. Thanks!

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    RE: AAR Update - 12/19/2005 11:51:25 AM   
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    Thank you, your feedback is much appreciated. I shall do my best to update this thread ASAP - I can browse the forum at work and write quick comments, but writing an AAR can only be done when lunch break leaves enough time...

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    RE: AAR Update - 3/17/2006 12:06:12 PM   
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    04/09/45
    • Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya,Hiroshima bombed - 50.000 civilians slained
    • Nagoya: raided by enemy CVs, numerous planes destroyed on the ground - counterattacks failed to penetrate CAP and suffered heavy losses, a few of our submarines sighted an enemy CV-TF but could not reach attack positions
    • Tokushima: small raid by enemy carrier planes destroyed a few planes on the ground
    • Formosa Strait: one of our submarines failed to report in, it probably fell victim to patrolling PBYs
    • Keelung: ground combat ended with the last pockets of resistance having been crushed by the enemy
    • Surabaya: raided by CVs
    • Pearl Harbor: covering the sea lanes to and from this major enemy port, one of our subs engaged a crippled CV, but failed to score ƒ¼
    • Air losses: 795:350, one MCS lost to submarine torpedoes
    The Emperor is amazed that the battle for Keelung ended so apruptly after last week's successful defense.


    04/16/45
    • Tokyo: bombing attack damaged GHQ, all records for this week have been lost in the resulting fire
    The Emperor and the Imperial Beer Reserve luckily escaped damage.


    04/23/45
    • Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombed day and night - even by TBFs operating from Bonin Is. - total of 88.000 civilians killed - new bomber type on Allied side identified as 'Invader'
    • Manila: enemy CVs attacked - 93 a/c destroyed on the ground; counterattack by a 171 of our gallant pilots - no hits, 171 planes lost
    • North Luzon: enemy surface TFs bombarded
    • Air losses 482:217, one TK sunk by subs
    The Emperor has a drink on each of the 171 pilots lost at Manila.


    04/30/45
    • Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Hiroshima bombed - 50.000 victims
    • Nagoya: US sub sunk off the port by patrol plane
    • Paramushiro bombarded by 1 BB, 1 CL and 13 DDs
    • Surabaya: ground attack repulsed despite support from enemy CVs
    • Palau: IJN torpedo bombers sank three enemy MCS venturing too close to this outpost
    • Panay: enemy CVs attacked Panay with 90 fighters and 75 bombers, 63 of our interceptors down 16 fighters and 45 bombers, but lose 54 of their own in the air plus 27 planes on the ground
    • Lingayen: bombed and bombarded by enemy CVs and surface TFs followed by invasion force consisting of 5th + 6th Marine Divs and 33rd + 96th US Army Divs - defenders from 75th + 76th Bde could not hold and base fell in enemy hands, but defence of Lingayen area continues - our air forces managed to moderately damage a CL with a Kamikaze
    • North Luzon: bombed by CVs and invaded by a lone Eng unit - the defenders of the crack 1st IJA Division laughed so hard at this pathetic effort that they decided to let them live for another week
    • Air losses 240:155
    Emperor LST scolds his men in Norther Luzon for not capturing the enemy Engineers - those POWs could have been useful to repair and expand beer brewing facilities in the Home Islands


    05/07/45
    • Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Hiroshima bombed - 34.000 civilians killed, supply depots massively damaged
    • Osaka: enemy sub sunk by air
    • Amami Shima: our brave night-bombers lightly damaged supply depots
    • North Luzon: bombed by LBA and CV, bombarded by surface TFs and invaded by 6th Canadian Division, 9th Aussie Division and a detachment of Americal Div - our defenders hold
    • Lingayen: ground attacks forced our troops to retreat to Clark Field - a suicide bombardment force of ten IJN coast defence vessels managed to destroy 41 enemy planes on the ground, but 7 CDs were sunk by LBA in return - night bombing from our air forces on Panay and Negros lightly damaged enemy supply depots
    • Manila: enemy CV raids destroyed 27 a/c on the ground
    • Manila - Lingayen area: a Kamikaze attack by 75 brave pilots on a supply convoy sank one MCS and damaged a DD
    • Surabaya: our troops continue to hold against vast enemy numbers and CV support
    • Bali: invaded under CV cover by 43rd US Division, 11th Aussie Division and 11th, 14th and 23rd Aussie Brigades - IJA 25th Independent Bde retreated into the interior
    • Hawaiian waters: one of our subs patrolling well north of Pearl Harbor encountered an unescorted enemy fleet carrier heading West - scratch one flattop
    • Air losses: 805:439, convoy losses 1 MCS and 1 tanker
    Emperor LST hails the unbroken offensive spirit of the IJN and offers (a different kind of) spirit and beer to encourage similar exploits


    05/14/45
    • Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kagoshima bombed - 17.000 civilians killed
    • Keelung: 42 frustrated fighter pilots launched unauthorized air raid from Hongkong - intercepted by 245 enemies: 8 enemy planes destroyed, one lone survivor on our side
    • Hengyang: massive ground attack lead by 36th CW Division and including MARS Force, Merill¡¦s Marauders and 8 Chinese Armies was stopped cold by IJA 3rd, 13th and 34th Divisions despite heavy enemy air support
    • North Luzon: bombed by CV air and bombarded by numerous BBs, followed by more ground troops reinforcements including 6th, 77th and 11th Airborne Divisions - our troops suffered heavy losses and had to retreat, the enemy captured the meagre base facilities - resistance continues in the surrounding hills
    • Clark Field: supported by heavy air attacks by LBA and carrier air, enemy troops advanced from Lingayen and started the siege of Clark Field, the most important air base in the Philippines
    • Lingayen 1: the few IJN surface units remaining in the SRA - damaged but sufficiently patched-up for a last glorious sortie - launched a suicide bombardment mission: CA Tone, CA Myoko, CLAA Isuzu and 12 Coastal Patrol Craft destroyed 55 aircraft on the ground - enemy LBA retaliated and sank Tone, Isuzu and 2 CDs
    • Lingayen 2: numerous Kamikaze attacked a convoy and sank the following enemy ships: 2 Cleveland class CLs, 2 Fletcher class DDs, 3 other DDs, 11 APAs, 2 Liberty ships and 7 other MCS; one other CL and several DDs and transports were damaged
    • Philippine Islands: many Kamikaze attacks against several different enemy CV-TFs in the area - no hits, heavy losses
    • Balikpapan, Palembang, Timor all bombed by LBA
    • Bali: last defenders of 25th Brigade have been eliminated
    • Surabaya: heavy ground attacks by 4th Aussie Division, 30th Aussie Bde and 1st, 8th and 14th Kiwi Bdes plus an US RCT - our 18th Division and 71st Independent Bde hold
    • Tjilatjap: raided by enemy carrier air and LBA, enemy ground units landed
    • Air losses 848:265, 2 MCS and 1 TK sunk in routine convoys
    Holding his promise, Emperor LST dispatches spirit and beer to the survivors of brave CA Myoko and the patrol crafts, now safely anchored at a classified location


    05/21/45
    • Tokyo, Kagoshima and Osaka bombed - 26.000 casualties
    • Philippines: one of our subs off Luzon failed to report in, enemy CVs raided Manila, Bataan, Legaspi and Samar, enemy surface forces bombard Bataan, LBA from Lingayen bombs Clark Field - we have lost a few APs trying to slip-in reinforcements, but our LBA managed to hit a CV, a BB and a CA, the latter was left burning - our air losses against strong enemy CAP were very heavy
    • Keelung: KI-32 Kamikaze bombers from Amoy managed to sink a MCS and to damage to more for 24 planes lost
    • Tjilatjap: supported by CV raids, enemy forces captured the base - remnants of our troops continue to resist
    • Everywhere else the usual rain of bombs on the bases remaining under our control
    • Air losses 993:309, 3 MCS lost to enemy subs
    Emperor LST is angry - the sub sunk off Luzon was the one dispatched with spirit and beer for CA Myoko and company. Precious beer supplies have been wasted!


    05/28/45
    • Tokyo, Osaka and Kagoshima bombed - 28.000 civilians died
    • Clark Field: CV raids, ground attack by 6th Marine Div, 33rd and 96th US Div and 5th Aussie Div repulsed
    • North Luzon: five enemy divisions continued mopping-up operations - distress call from one of our subs sinking after having been bombed
    • Legaspi: supported by CVs and surface forces, enemy landed and captured the base - intel has counted 1st, 3rd and 4th Marine Divisions, 31st and 93rd US Army Divisions and 6th Aussie Division
    • Lingayen: our air force at Manila raided the Lingayen air fields with 55 fighters and encountered 26 interceptors - 25 planes lost for 12 enemies downed and 18 more destroyed on the ground
    • Manila: four APs lost to enemy aircraft
    • Tjilatjap: hit repeatedly by LBA
    • Air losses 626:177, no losses in routine convoys
    Emperor LST's mood has improved - this week the routine beer convoys have escaped damage from prowling enemy submarines







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    RE: AAR Update - 3/17/2006 1:22:12 PM   
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    Nice report. (As usual!)

    If I recall correctly, both sides had a lot of ships sunk. What is the score at this point?

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    RE: Japanese aircraft stocks - 6/18/2006 1:06:36 AM   
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    06/04/45

    • Home Islands: Tokyo and Osaka bombed: 12.000 victims
    • China: city of Hengyang captured by combined Chinese, CW and US forces – battle for Changsha continued
    • PI: CV raids and surface bombardments destroyed over 120 planes on the ground - ground combat in Notherrn Luzon continued
    • SRA: Batavia bombed, bombarded, invaded and occupied by US and Australian forces
    • Pacific Ocean: Makin Island, the last outpost of the Empire in the vast Pacific which for months had endured bombing and strafing attacks (apparently the enemy has used it to ‘blood’ new air groups) has finally been captured by Allied forces, the valiant garrison consisting of the 3rd and 4th Mai SNLF battalions managed to inflict crippling losses to the invading 111 US Rgt, but finally succumbed to US Marines sent the to rescue


    For dereliction of duty, Emperor LST has severly curtailed the beer ration of the GHQ clerks in charge of tallying the weekly air losses totals and routine convoy losses.


    *****
    06/11/45

    • Home Islands: Tokyo and Osaka bombed repeatedly: 13.000 victims
    • China: Shanghai bombed by LBA and carrier aircraft – CV raid on Amoy destroyed 20 planes on the ground – air attacks at Nanchang continued – ground attack at Nanning by IJA forces let by LtGen Adachi routed the defenders and captured the city
    • PI: heavy LBA, carrier and bombardment attacks followed by heavy attacks on the ground against our positions in Northern Luzon, our observers report 10 BBs, 2 BCs, 8 CAs, 6 CLs and numerous DDs off the beach – repeated air attacks against Clark Field
    • SRA: Allied Air and Naval Forces attacked Tjilatjap on Java
    • Air losses total: 30:115, no losses in routine convoys


    Emperor LST asserts that beer (more correctly the lack of beer) has a motivating effect on his file clerks.


    *****
    06/18/45

    • Home Islands: Tokyo bombed: number of victims unknown
    • PI: Manila captured by enemy forces advancing from Legaspi – last resistane in North Luzon crushed under heavy air, bombardment and ground attacks
    • SRA: Tjilatjap captured by enemy forces, remaining defenders scattered
    • Naval warfare: several of our submarines damaged by escorts after unsuccessful attacks against Allied BBs in PI waters
    • Air losses 2:77, no losses in routine convoys


    Emperor LST observes that his Empire is shrinking faster than his beer supplies


    *****
    06/25/45

    • Home Islands: Tokyo, Osaka bombed: 16.000 victims
    • China: Shanghai bombed, air attacks on our troops at Nanshang
    • PI: CVs and surface forces raided Samar
    • Palau: after heavy preparation by LBA, carrier air and surface units, several enemy divisions descended on the lone Special Base Force defending the base and captured it swiftly
    • Naval warfare: we have lost contact with no less than five of our subs this weeks, one off PH and four in Formosan waters
    • Air losses total. 37:84, two freighters sunk by enemy subs


    Emperor LST curses Allied ASW and drowns his frustration in beer.


    *****
    07/02/45

    • Home Islands: Tokyo, Osaka, Kagoshima bombed: 17.000 victims
    • China: Shanghai and Nanchang bombed
    • PI: ground attack at Clark Field involving the following units: 1., 3., 6. US Marine Divisions, 31., 33., 41., 93., 96. and 11. Airborne Divisions (USA), 5. and 6. Australian Divisions plus elements of the Australian 11. Bde and US Americal Division against the following IJA units: 12., 20., 36., 49., 54., and 94. Divisions, 50., 51., 52., 53., 75. and 76. Brigades, the 56. Rgt and several lesser elements - heavy losses on both sides but our forces hold
    • Air losses 0:141,no losses in routine convoys


    Emperor LST hopes his troops at Clark have enough beer left to hold this important base.

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    *****
    07/09/1945

    • Tokyo, Osaka, Kagoshima: bombed – 7.000 civilians killed
    • Enemy air raids on Balikpapan, , Palembang, Bangkok, Shanghai, Nanchang and Paramushiro
    • Zhanjiang: enemy air raided convoy, one patrol craft and seven APs sunk
    • Clark Field: Allied ground attack with air support, our troops hold
    • Panay: raided by 230+ carrier aircraft, 70 of our Kamikaze planes destroyed on the ground
    • Legaspi: our Kamikaze Corps attacked a convoy and covering CVs – over 100 planes lost due to CAP and AAA, one APA sunk and one CV damaged
    • Kuching: bombarded by heavy surface units and bombed by carrier air
    • Jitra: bombarded by heavy surface units
    • Ulithi Atoll: reported occupied unopposed by the enemy
    • Yap Atoll: also reported occupied unopposed by the enemy
    • Air losses 216:176, one MCS and one TK lost to subs

    Emperor LST is disappointed with the performance of the Kamikaze Corps

    *****
    07/16/1945

    • Tokyo: bombed – 3.000 victims
    • Osaka: 40 enemy fighters covering 60 bombers intercepted by 88 brave fighter pilots – 17 resp. 7 enemy planes downed for 49 of our own lost
    • Nagoya: 192 enemy planes intercepted by 116 fighters, 66 of our planes lost for 115 enemy planes claimed – the file clerk responsible for taking notes of the combat reports must have been drunk
    • Air attacks on Bataan, Clark Field, Cagayan, Paramushiro, Shanghai, Nanchang, Changsa, Kweilen, Canton, Bangkok, Palembang, Balikpapan
    • Canton: bombarded by 30 destroyers – the Allied Naval High Command must have too many of them
    • Panay: CV raid, 19 planes destroyed on the ground
    • Cebu: CV raid
    • Samar I: ground attack by 4th Marine Division, our garrison consisting of 36th, 37th and 49th Independent Brigades plus 26th SBF hold
    • Samar II: massive Kamikaze attack against supply convoy – hundreds of planes lost for seven APA and one AV sunk, one CL and one AV damaged
    • Leyte: bombed by land based and carrier air, bombarded by 7 BBS, 4 CAs, 3 CLs plus DDs, and finally invaded and captured by 24th, 81st, 98th US Divisions and 7th Aussie Division against understrength 44th, 45th and 47th Independent Brigades and 28th SBF
    • Davao: bombarded by 4 BBs, 2 BCs, 5 CAs, 3 CLs, then invaded and captured by US 32nd and 38th Divisions – weak Kamikaze attack against invasion force butchered by enemy CAP
    • Jitra: bombarded by 4 BBs, 1 CA, 2 CLs and numerous DDs
    • Kuching: invaded and captured under CV cover – 34th Independent Brigade had no chance against 43rd US Division, 4th + 11th Aussie Division and the 14th Aussie Brigade
    • Air losses: 751:236, no losses in routine convoys

    Emperor LST is uncertain how to improve performance of the Kamikaze Corps – should he curtail the beer rations to punish the pilots or increase it in order to motivate them?

    *****
    07/23/45

    • Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka: bombed – 18.000 victims
    • Air attacks on Kweilen, Changsha, Nanchang, Shanghai, Bangkok, Palembang, Balikpapan, Tarakan, Clark Field, Bataan
    • Foochow: bombarded by 30 DDs
    • Kuala Lumpur: bombarded by heavy surface units
    • Singapore: raided by carrier aircraft
    • Kuching: raided by CV aircraft and bombarded by 1 BB, 2 CL and numerous DDs
    • Panay: raided by carrier aircraft, 29 planes destroyed on the ground – counterattack by Kamikaze Corps resulted in heavy losses for no hits
    • Samar: ground attack supported by land based and carrier aircraft repulsed with heavy losses to the enemy
    • Leyte: bombarded by heavy surface units
    • Cagayan: bombed by land based and carrier aircraft and bombarded by heavy surface units
    • Air losses: 398:130, no losses in routine convoys

    Emperor LST has decided to punish the pilots and has curtailed the beer ration – even if this does not result in higher performance of the Kamikaze Corps, at least he will have more beer for himself…

    *****
    07/30/45

    • Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka: bombed repeatedly – 24.000 civilians killed
    • Air attacks on the usual bases, damaging depots and harassing ground troops
    • Nanning: ground attacks by troops commanded by LtGen Adachi captured the town – the Chinese Armies fell into disorderly retreat
    • Iwo Jima: surprise carrier raid on enemy convoy unloading off the island by our brand-new CV Ibuki – unfortunately enemy CAP was strong and we lost 8 planes for two enemies splashed, no hits on enemy shipping obtained – CV Ibuki suffered medium damage when enemy fighter-bombers attacked with rockets and bombs
    • Bonin Islands: another surprise sortie by a lone coastal defence vessel which bombarded the enemy’s airfield and other installations – 3 men, 1 tank and two aircraft reported destroyed – the brave patrol craft then succumbed to the inevitable aerial counterattack next morning
    • Kuching: bombed by CV aircraft and bombarded by heavy surface units
    • Kuala Lumpur: CW forces invaded by sea and occupied base unopposed
    • Jitra: CW forces invaded by sea and occupied base unopposed
    • Negros: after preparation by carrier aircraft and naval bombardment, 6th US Division, Americal Division and 9th Australian Division invaded the island and quickly wrestled control from the lone SBF garrison – organized resistance ceased within a few days
    • Panay: same treatment as for Negros, this time the US 77th Division and the Canadian 6th Division invaded and destroyed the lone SBF guarding the base
    • Air losses 41:87, one freighter lost to enemy subs in routine convoys

    Emperor LST is impressed by the unbroken offensive spirit of his Navy and the brave troops of LtGen Adachi – although rumour has it that the attack on Nanning had been carried out only to capture beer supplies from enemy stocks












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