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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/25/2012 9:44:58 AM)

11 January 1942
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subs: Two DMS sent back to Singkawang clear mines and also might have hit the culprit behind putting them there. The Pampano takes two hits, one damaging.

Harusame puts 3 hits on Cachalot also.

I-170 hits an xAKL near Johnston Island, but no troops reported sunk.

DEI: Troops are resting up at Palembang and will bombard tomorrow to see what has changed. I get the feeling he's going to keep trying to build this up even though we've landed in force now.

Troops will give another try for Tarakan tomorrow.

China: The small 3 plane TB unit from Samah gets skewered by the AVG bombing Kwangchowan. I'll keep it out of the fray from now on. Now worth giving him kills for little gain.

Lots of bombing of troops. The encirclement of troops near Nanyang is in process and looks to be hard to avoid for the KMT. Our tanks are just quicker to the spot in the clear.

South of Nanchang the chase is on and our troops should catch the fleeing KMT for some more punishment.

PI: The 16th division is now driving toward Manila. I hope to catch a PA unit before we get there, but we might not be quick enough.

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Back to the training groups for the Mabel. I'm using more Kates than usual in the beginning as I've got several of the KB groups working from land bases supporting the troops in China and the PI.
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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/25/2012 1:11:24 PM)

12 January 1942
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DEI: I finally got to some Buffaloes at Palembang. For the day about a 5 to 1 kill rate.

A good raid on Batavia today as well. Took out some various bomber and support planes.

Tarakan was DAed and the forts left at zero, but the attack only generated a 1:1. I'll leave it on and with some more air support, the base should fall tomorrow.

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16


Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 36
B-339D x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed
B-339D: 2 destroyed




CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2


Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 22
B-339D x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
B-339D: 1 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G3M2 Nell x 25



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 7 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground
L-18 Lodestar: 2 damaged
Blenheim I: 3 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
C-47 Skytrain: 7 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2928 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 1387 troops, 32 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese adjusted assault: 36

Allied adjusted defense: 22

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
15th Naval Guard Unit
16th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

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China: The AVG jumped a few Sallys today. Lost 6 total. It sucks, but only 4 pilots lost, so not too bad. I'd rather have the AVG over here where it can't get to much and can't operate in large numbers.

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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 86,46 , near Nanyang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 51



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
304 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...

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Burma: Some B-17s have been moved to Burma/India and attacked Chang Mai today, losing 2 of their number at least.

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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11
Ki-44 Tojo x 5


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44 Tojo (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Malaya: Troops are now fully reformed into divisions and have rested up a bit. In a few days the crossing to Singapore will commence.

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Today they didn't hear us coming.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/26/2012 11:38:31 AM)

13 January 1942
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subs: His subs have been quieter lately. But I've only got lots of ASW moving around now as well.

DEI: The troop numbers at Palembang are still going up. Now that our divisions are feeling more relaxed after their landing I'll try a DA here tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Tarakan fell to a 2:1 today. This is always a tough base for me, but I think I've got the system down now for it. It just takes two SNLFs about a month of sitting around after the initial invasion plus some air support.

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31206 troops, 265 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 1098

Defending force 21256 troops, 269 guns, 107 vehicles, Assault Value = 702



Assaulting units:
4th Division
65th Brigade
33rd Division

Defending units:
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
1st KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
Padang Garrison Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
Zuid KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Tapanoeli Gsn Bn /1
Palembang Base Force
Bintan Det. Base Force
Djambi Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
106th RN Base Force
Bengkalis Base Force
Singkawang Base Force /1
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Sambas Base Force /1
1 ML-KNIL Aviation /1

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China: Managed to follow up well on the Nanchang troops that were evicted a few days ago. This is another battle costing the KMT over a month's worth of infantry. I'll have to count up the totals soon, but we're starting to really rack up the Chinese.

Not sure the Chinese attacking style Torsten chose is going to work out well for him. Especially if the troops at Nanyang are truly trapped and encircled, which they appear now to be. He's just moved the very large army previously besieging Sinyang into the Nanyang hex. We've got 3 brigades, a division and a tank regiment there with another brigade and three more tank units moving in tomorrow that were creating the encirclement, plus one tank unit coming in behind his units to turn that hex side red as well.

His AV was around 3200 at it's height in Sinyang, but was whittled down there to probably now somewhere between 2000-2500. With one fort and air raids hitting his troops tomorrow, I'm confident that the base will hold if he attacks. Several more divisions are two days away and will give some punch to begin crushing these units. I've got one tank unit one hex up the road to Sian to hold that hex in case he tries to move something in to break the siege.

If I can get these out of the way, send them back to respawn in Chungking, the door to the North should be wide open and Sian will be the next target.

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Ground combat at 84,55 (near Nanchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 52728 troops, 448 guns, 126 vehicles, Assault Value = 1833

Defending force 16040 troops, 212 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 421

Japanese adjusted assault: 1517

Allied adjusted defense: 51

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
656 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
6391 casualties reported
Squads: 424 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 144 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 67 (54 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Units retreated 6


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
22nd Division
17th Division
116th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
21st Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
10th Group Army


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PI: Some LR CAPing zeros put a stop to the fighters bombing at Antimonan. There shouldn't be much more left in the PI. But if he wants to keep using supply to keep the fighter groups here, I'm all for that.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Polillo at 81,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-40B Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Nissan Maru
xAK Nozima Maru

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

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-26A bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead

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Pacific: All ships moved back to Truk and a few sent to pick up new units at Saipan. Now will be a waiting game in the Pacfic. I can't risk Wake without CVs and without a period of strangulation of the island. I might not get it at all.

Burma: Still ships moving around near Rangoon. An Air HQ is moving up to Bangkok to put a stop to this now that the PI zero groups can be reassigned.

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All of the tanks in Manchuria have now been bought out. The newest will arrive on the rails and move into the Nanyang area within the week. Now I will concentrate on construction and garrison units to be bought for the Pacific, China and Burma.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/26/2012 1:14:57 PM)

14 January 1942
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subs: I-4 takes out an ASW DD near Lahaina. Hitting a lot of ASW ships around here. Odd.

DEI: The Palembang DA got a 1:1 but the disablements are bad, and I can't risk going again tomorrow. This is still looking iffy in spite of the 2 divisions and brigade here now. I'll see again in a few days. The forts did go to 1, and I'll try to keep them that way.

A few days back I asked Torsten what his evacuation plans were once the forts went below 2. He 'offered' a complete DEI ceasefire for a month in return for moving out of Palembang! [:-] Not acceptable. Not quite what I understood our 'agreement' to be. I know it's the game-breaker, but I can't break the game in another way to get that base. It's just not cricket.

So, I'll be going to plan B, which is moving soon into Singapore, holding onto my foothold at Palembang, and trying another DA if the troops repair a bit. Sucks, but I could have gotten it sooner, I know. Still, it's interesting to see what happens, and especially in a game where I'm not planning to light the world afire anyway after turn 2. Maybe I can still pull out a decent win in the DEI after a while. Java will sure be easier after what he now has in Palembang.

A DD in a fast transport took a mine hit and went down. Can't seem to get away from his mines.

China: At Nanyang Torsten does shock, but our troops hold! [&o]

This should seal the fate of this large KMT army of 17 Corps and 4 HQ. An armor unit is moving in behind them to close the hex side they moved in through and then all the rest 'are belong to us!' [8D]

Almost 700 infantry squads destroyed and 650 more disabled! After this the North is looking pretty wide open.

Also got the best Sonia field attack results in history at Kukong! 42 field hits from 23 Sonias! [:D]

PI: A few more fighters trying to be bombers knocked down over Antimonan.

Pacific: Nothing happening.

Burma: A cavalry unit is moving to take Tavoy. All other troops are stoping just outside Moulmein to wait for enough force and supply to move in.

Malaya: I may need to move more quickly here now. Troops are preparing to go over the causeway.

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31279 troops, 265 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 1104

Defending force 21303 troops, 270 guns, 107 vehicles, Assault Value = 701

Japanese adjusted assault: 510

Allied adjusted defense: 508

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1123 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1128 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 27 (8 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Assaulting units:
4th Division
65th Brigade
33rd Division

Defending units:
2/15 Punjab Battalion
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
6th KNIL Regiment
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Zuid KNIL Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Regiment
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
Tapanoeli Gsn Bn /1
Bintan Det. Base Force
Djambi Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Bengkalis Base Force
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
Sambas Base Force /1
Palembang Base Force
106th RN Base Force
Singkawang Base Force /1
1 ML-KNIL Aviation /1


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TF 19 encounters mine field at Brunei (65,87)

Japanese Ships
DD Yugiri, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Kukong , at 79,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 23

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 42
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Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
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ASW attack near Lahaina at 185,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DD Talbot, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Schley
DD Dent

SS I-4 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Talbot
I-4 diving deep ....
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 101556 troops, 632 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2122

Defending force 41289 troops, 261 guns, 453 vehicles, Assault Value = 1526

Allied adjusted assault: 1322

Japanese adjusted defense: 1090

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
572 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 40 (2 destroyed, 38 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
16201 casualties reported
Squads: 669 destroyed, 664 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 247 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 64 disabled
Guns lost 113 (31 destroyed, 82 disabled)



Assaulting units:
77th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
5th War Area
2nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
31st Group Army

Defending units:
5th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
56th Engineer Regiment
32nd Division
9th Tank Regiment
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
12th Army

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I've already lost more DDs this game (12) than during the first year of my other PBEM. [:(]


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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/26/2012 2:09:41 PM)

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Things are starting to look pretty good here. He will still have good defensive lines I'm sure, but the first attacking KMT armies have been crushed and are in full rout.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/26/2012 3:56:17 PM)

15 January 1942
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SUBS: A few good hits on KIX today.

DEI: I'll be in a position to begin sweeping Soerabaja tomorrow, and there are fighters listed there. We'll see if they are up in the air.

CHINA: More stragglers crushed in the South. At Nanyang forces continue to pile in. Two more divisions will arrive tomorrow to bring our AV there to over 2k.

PI: Slow going. Mostly a waiting game until the 16th division gets to Manila.

BURMA: Rangoon sweeps will commence tomorrow. Over 35 fighters are listed there continually.

MALAYA: The final unit to the only uncombined division arrived today in Johore Baru and once out of start mode will form up.

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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 60,76

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 11

Allied Ships
SS KIX, hits 3

SS KIX is sighted by escort
SC Ch 12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 12 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Ground combat at 86,47 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5836 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Defending force 732 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 308

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 308 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
511 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
23rd Tank Regiment

Defending units:
51st Chinese Corps
84th Chinese/A Corps

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While I'd rather be using 2Es, while I am waiting the Sonia is proving useful for one thing; it carries a lot of bombs, although they are small, and therefore has a higher tendency to hit than the other 1Es in China. Over the past three turns bombing Kukong airfield it's averaging 35 field, 7 supply and 12 base hits for 22-25 planes. Not bad!
[8D]

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/27/2012 1:12:23 PM)

16 January 1942
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SUBS: The I-121 takes out xAKL Absaroka near Hawaii. I'm not really paying much attention to these few subs left around the Hawaiian Islands, and yet they're doing much better than in my previous games. Maybe that's the key to sub warfare; set patrols and forget about them until they do something.

Gudgeon takes a few hits from our ASW. near Kudat.

DEI: Some Dutch groups came up to play today and got smacked around by both the zeros from Balikpapan and the Oscars from Macassar. About 5 to 1 on the day there.

The Allied troops still alive near Singkawang on Borneo keep running back and forth trying to get in the way of something. Knocked them out of Pontiniak today, but in spite of a 60:1 attack, none of the three fragments capitulated.

CHINA: Another Chinese Corps run down and cleaned out. Over 200 more infantry squads destroyed.

BURMA: Zeros went into Rangoon and met Buffs and an AVG fragment. Man, it would be a lot tougher if the others were here. Glad they're in China! Got positive results but only a 2:1 ratio in the end.

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Submarine attack near Hilo at 190,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
xAKL Absaroka, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Absaroka is sighted by SS I-21
SS I-21 attacking on the surface
SS I-21 low on gun ammo, Kamisaka D. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 37


Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 17
Buffalo I x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25500 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30500 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 7
Buffalo I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25500 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 79 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30500 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 4
CW-21B Demon x 9
75A-7 Hawk x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 2 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 2 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 34300 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339D (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 34300
Raid is overhead
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Ground combat at 84,55 (near Nanchang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 52570 troops, 448 guns, 126 vehicles, Assault Value = 1804

Defending force 2699 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Japanese adjusted assault: 3232

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 3232 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3427 casualties reported
Squads: 209 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 83 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 49 (49 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
22nd Division
116th Division
17th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
50th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Pontianak (56,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1538 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 235 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 60

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 60 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), preparation(-)
fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
3rd JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
Singkawang Base Force
Sambas Base Force
106th RN Base Force /1

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SS Absoroka. A lumber carrier hit by I-19 during the war off of California. Here is Jane Russell standing in the torpedo hole! Also here is an interesting first-hand account of the actual torpedo attack.

http://www.militarymuseum.org/Olson.html


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JocMeister -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/29/2012 10:40:18 AM)

As usual, Love the pictures! [:)]

About China I might have an idea why he is doing what he is? Could he intentionally be killing off troops to help with supply? Even with the Burma road open there wonīt be enough supply. But killing of a bunch of corps could pehaps help with the supply situation? That being said I have no clue why he attacked Nanyang. Attacking with Chinese doesnīt work to well.. He should have retreated to the forrested hex and forced you to attack instead.

Palembang is bad news indeed. I think you need to keep up pressure there to suppress the forts and stop recovering. I canīt really understand why Torsten would be asking for a months cease fire in exchange for withdrawal. Didnīt sound like the agreement you had. Good thing you declined. Are you bombing his troops from the air?




Encircled -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/29/2012 12:43:42 PM)

Cracking AAR

Love the pictures and the style




Hanzberger -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/29/2012 1:44:42 PM)

I find that the Sonja is a bad plane, maybe a notch better then the useless Ida. Are you finding different results?
JocMeister might be right, I am surprised to see his troop in open clear hexes. Are you bombing the crap out of them?
If all of this it true, what will be the effects down the road? Will the Chinese suddenly have a ton of troops coming down from the north? Starting to sound like Korea.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/29/2012 5:45:33 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

As usual, Love the pictures! [:)]

About China I might have an idea why he is doing what he is? Could he intentionally be killing off troops to help with supply? Even with the Burma road open there wonīt be enough supply. But killing of a bunch of corps could pehaps help with the supply situation? That being said I have no clue why he attacked Nanyang. Attacking with Chinese doesnīt work to well.. He should have retreated to the forrested hex and forced you to attack instead.

Palembang is bad news indeed. I think you need to keep up pressure there to suppress the forts and stop recovering. I canīt really understand why Torsten would be asking for a months cease fire in exchange for withdrawal. Didnīt sound like the agreement you had. Good thing you declined. Are you bombing his troops from the air?


The China situation was a mistake I believe. I don't think he realized I would be able to trap him by letting him moving into that hex and then coming in behind. Also, I think he thought his 200k troops would make it out against what I had there, but i reinforced very quickly. It's quite a coup for me, but it will mainly force him to retreat to good defensive ground. As I do kill off all of those troops barring a major push from unknown forces somewhere to Nanyang, they will still respawn causing many mouths to feed in Chungking with reduced experience and moral.

I'm looking at Palembang as an experiment at this point. Can I get it later with minor damage even though the siege is long and he has many troops there? The other side is that I have to utilizer this vacancy in other parts of the DEI like Java and Timor. Still leery of CVs popping in though.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/29/2012 5:48:05 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hanzberger

I find that the Sonja is a bad plane, maybe a notch better then the useless Ida. Are you finding different results?
JocMeister might be right, I am surprised to see his troop in open clear hexes. Are you bombing the crap out of them?
If all of this it true, what will be the effects down the road? Will the Chinese suddenly have a ton of troops coming down from the north? Starting to sound like Korea.


The Sonia has been kicking some butt against fields in China. A 27 plane group was consistently getting 35-40 hits on a small field plus a good amount of supply hits. Nemo once said that the Sonia is the perfect fighter for China as it uses less supply, is cheap, and has 4 bombs, so hits more often than other 1Es. I would not go that far. I like the 2Es once I can get them, but it'll be a while before all groups are changed out. In the meantime, I'll try to keep these hitting the stuff they're best at hitting; airfields.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/29/2012 5:49:12 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Encircled

Cracking AAR

Love the pictures and the style


Thanks. Appreciate you stopping by and adding a post. Helps keep me going to know that there are people reading and getting something from this. I do like making it but it can take some time.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 1:12:35 AM)

17 January 1942
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SUBS: Another hunter gets the wrong end of the stick as I-5 takes out DD Crane near Lahaina.

DEI: Heavy raids at Singapore and Pelembang get decent results bombing the fields.

Near Nias two xAKL are hit by Bettys and sunk. Not sure what they were doing out there in the danger zone.

CHINA: Our first attack at the Nanyang against the trapped stack gets good casualties but at a heavy price. Over 400 IJA infantry squads are disabled as well. This may take a while.

PI: Bombing Clark and heading toward Manila.

BURMA: There is quite a roadblock at Moulmein. Listing 30k troops! He seems intent to fight for Burma early. I can see why if he thinks I can't flank by sea. Once Singapore is finished, this could price a dangerous strategy, unless he is only stalling and planning to pull back once I have more troops.

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Sub attack near Lahaina at 185,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Crane, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kilty



SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Crane
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nias at 41,79

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 29



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Benkalis, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Benkoelen, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk




Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 90458 troops, 737 guns, 636 vehicles, Assault Value = 3433

Defending force 95746 troops, 602 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1273

Japanese adjusted assault: 1918

Allied adjusted defense: 633

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3235 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 426 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (1 destroyed, 33 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
6234 casualties reported
Squads: 470 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 226 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 83 (23 destroyed, 60 disabled)



Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division
110th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
32nd Division
11th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
1st Army
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
94th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
5th War Area
31st Group Army
2nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
77th Chinese Corps


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SS Benkolen

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 1:27:31 AM)

18 January 1942
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DEI: An AVP is taken out in Ambon harbor. Next the fields will be suppressed.

In a port strike at Soerabaja, one of the billion AMc the Dutch have is sunk.

Troops are healing slowly at Palembang.

CHINA: Sonias and Kates get jumped by the AVG near Loyang. He must be basing out of Sian. I'll recon that every day now.

Another good attack at Nanyang. Fatigue is starting to climb into the 30s though.

BURMA: Bettys fly to Rangoon, as I finally let them off the leash. They will have torps in a day or two but just dropped bombs today, getting one hit on an xAKL.

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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Base Force, at 86,43 , near Loyang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 36th Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Base Force, at 86,43 , near Loyang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 24



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 111 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35
G4M1 Betty x 18



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Deslock
xAK Hosang
xAK Kutsang, Bomb hits 1
xAK Vitorlock



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AVP Arend, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 30



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AMc Alor, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 87388 troops, 737 guns, 636 vehicles, Assault Value = 3098

Defending force 90220 troops, 580 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1111

Japanese adjusted assault: 1733

Allied adjusted defense: 329

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1301 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 186 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 39 disabled
Vehicles lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5394 casualties reported
Squads: 241 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 235 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 71 (16 destroyed, 55 disabled)


Assaulting units:
37th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
32nd Division
11th Tank Regiment
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
35th Division
13th Division
9th Tank Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
1st Army
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
3rd Group Army
2nd Group Army
5th War Area
94th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Pucheng (86,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3619 troops, 16 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 145

Defending force 521 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 83

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 83 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pucheng !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Armored Car Co
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 87,46 (near Sinyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 107 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Defending force 307 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 90

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 90 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment

Defending units:
51st Chinese Corps
84th Chinese/A Corps



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The Netties, and their pilots, are getting just a bit too much work currently. Still, I don't have much choice. i need the fields suppressed in 3 places, and only have the IJAAF forces to take care of Clark and Singapore. Palembang will have to use the IJN.
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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 1:57:30 PM)

19 January 1942
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DEI: I brought two SNLF units to Palembang to shore up the forces there in the hope of another DA soon. This will bring the AV up to around 1050-1100. They were a bit messed up by the landing but hopefully will bounce back soon.

Ambon was hit hard by Bettys from Kendari. It looks like he has about 6k troops here in 6 units. That looks like a speed bump in the making. Recon shows Dili unoccupied and Koepang also built slightly. I'll go for Dili soon and build a forward air base there before taking on either fort.

CHINA: Another good attack at Nanyang. 500 more infantry gone from the KMT hordes. We might have to slow down now as fatigue is building to the 70s.

BURMA: Near Rangoon a few flights attack Allied ships. Nothing major. Torps should be available from Bangkok tomorrow.

MALAYA: All elements are in place, so the push to Singapore will begin tomorrow. I'll be bringing 2 regiments, two engineer units, and 6 divisions with arty. The HQs will stay in Johore Baru and influence the action from there.

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Pre-Invasion action off Palembang (48,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

475 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
DD Samidare
DD Harusame
DD Amatsukaze
DD Ariake

Japanese ground losses:
469 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


CA Maya firing at 2nd KNIL Regiment
DD Samidare firing at 1st KNIL Regiment
DD Harusame firing at Palembang Base Force
Palembang Base Force firing at DD Harusame
DD Amatsukaze firing at 4th KNIL Regiment
DD Harusame fired at enemy troops
DD Amatsukaze fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Palembang (48,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

429 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CL Kinu
CL Natori
DD Shiokaze
DD Shirakumo
DD Okikaze
DD Numakaze

Japanese ground losses:
300 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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


CA Nachi firing at 1st KNIL Regiment
CL Kinu firing at 4th KNIL Regiment
CL Natori firing at 4th KNIL Regiment
DD Shiokaze firing at 2nd KNIL Regiment
DD Shirakumo firing at 4th KNIL Regiment
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging DD Okikaze at 13,000 yards
CA Nachi firing to suppress enemy battery at 13,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging DD Shiokaze at 13,000 yards
CL Natori firing to suppress enemy battery at 13,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging DD Shirakumo at 13,000 yards
CA Nachi firing to suppress enemy battery at 13,000 yards
DD Shirakumo fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-32 Mary: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Steel Inventor
xAK Hosang, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
HDML 1103
HDML 1102



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 84243 troops, 722 guns, 636 vehicles, Assault Value = 2953

Defending force 85587 troops, 563 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 882

Japanese adjusted assault: 1574

Allied adjusted defense: 144

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
2737 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 113 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Vehicles lost 58 (1 destroyed, 57 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
7935 casualties reported
Squads: 577 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 239 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 79 (24 destroyed, 55 disabled)



Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
35th Division
37th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Regiment
32nd Division
110th Division
11th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
1st Army
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
5th War Area
77th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
29th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps

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I've been using the Mary sparingly. One group near Rangoon is still flying it and got one hit on an xAK today flying at 1k. Not bad for pilots in their 30s for experience and 20s on low naval.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 2:11:23 PM)

20 January 1942
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SUBS: Subs have been quiet of late, but today Pickerel picked off an xAK near Tsushima.

DEI: Allied troops bombarded at Palembang, and this is an indication that they are strong. They got 8 squads for none in return. Not good.

Annoyingly, I had left the CAP off at Balikpapan and 6 139WH-3 flew in low and hit two AMc there, sinking both. Grrrrr. Another Oscar unit is ready and will move in so the zeros can fly full group escorts to target around Java.

CHINA: At Nanyang the main force is stood down to rest while the arty takes over for a while.

BURMA: Netties go nuts near Rangoon today, announcing loudly that the torps have arrived in Bangkok.

MALAYA: All forces begin to move across the causeway. They are rested and ready.

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Submarine attack near Tsushima at 103,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Bisan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel

xAK Bisan Maru is sighted by SS Pickerel
SS Pickerel launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Bisan Maru

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ASW attack near Terempa at 54,85

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze
CA Maya
DD Yudachi
DD Harusame
DD Ariake
DD Yugure
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot, hits 2

SS Cachalot launches 4 torpedoes at DD Amatsukaze
DD Ariake attacking submerged sub ....
DD Samidare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Terempa at 54,85

Japanese Ships
DD Shirakumo
CA Nachi
CL Natori
DD Hatakaze
DD Numakaze
DD Namikaze
DD Nokaze

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot, hits 4

SS Cachalot launches 4 torpedoes at DD Shirakumo
Cachalot bottoming out ....
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Namikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Namikaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Trieste
xAK Steel Inventor, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Nordhval, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Santa Ana, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk




Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
HDML 1104
HDML 1101, Shell hits 1, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1102, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

HDML 1103

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 64,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 19, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Wa 3, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk




Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35
B5N2 Kate x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Trieste, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Trieste
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Wosang, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAKL Wosang
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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 21093 troops, 247 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 888

Defending force 31919 troops, 302 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 1015

Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Assaulting units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
Zuid KNIL Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
4th KNIL Regiment
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Tapanoeli Gsn Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
Marinier Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion
Bintan Det. Base Force
Palembang Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Bengkalis Base Force
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
6th Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
33rd Division
65th Brigade
4th Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF


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'On your bike!
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JocMeister -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 2:21:51 PM)

Roughly, How many squads has he lost in China by now? Must be getting close to 2k?





SqzMyLemon -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 5:15:23 PM)

Nice job in China. You've weathered the storm and can now push on your terms. The supply expenditure has had to have hurt the Chinese war effort.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 5:48:38 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Roughly, How many squads has he lost in China by now? Must be getting close to 2k?




Actually, just in the combats I've listed here since the 11th, it's around 2,750 infantry squads destroyed!!! That's a lot! [8D]

So for the war it might be more like 4k-5k. Plus I'll be knocking off at least another few thousand with this stack at Nanyang.

While there are still some healthy stacks in the center, the north should be easier than it should have been after this if all keeps going to plan.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/30/2012 5:51:11 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: SqzMyLemon

Nice job in China. You've weathered the storm and can now push on your terms. The supply expenditure has had to have hurt the Chinese war effort.


Thanks! I'm sure there are some supply issues. But he did bring some in through Burma for sure. I haven't really started hitting fields yet to kill supply, but when that begins, it'll be tough for him to mount much resistance outside of the production bases. If I can push in the next month or two and get the oil and industry of the north, then I'll be feeling pretty good here.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/31/2012 2:17:20 AM)

21 January 1942
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DEI: Allied bombardments are still taking a toll at Palembang. Regardless, before he piles anything else in there, I have to try another DA. It will go tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

CHINA: Still chasing isolated units around the South. He's beginning to evacuate Kukong. I was going to send tanks to cut the rail out, so it's a good move.

The army is resting still at Nanyang. Tomorrow I'll DA again, then let the tanks and some smaller units finish it off as the divisions recuperate.

PI: I've decided to throw the kitchen sink at Cagayan. It's a stalemate there, and although I could just bomb it forever, I'd like to get this 400 AV of troops doing something else. So I'm sending another 500-600 AV there. I might be a week or two before it all arrives, but at least I'll know it's going down.

BURMA: Nells took out a bunch of HTML ar Rangoon, but the transports that remained look to have scurried away. We'll see if he decides to sacrifice more.

MALAYA: Troops are moving nicely to Singapore. They should shock tomorrow.

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Nearly there.
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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/31/2012 12:15:23 PM)

22 January 1942
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MALAYA: The crossing went well, lowering the forts to 3 and getting a 1:1 and leaving only one unit trashed. Unfortunately it's the 18th division, and its AV is down to 15! Ouch. [:(] Still, after a week's recovery the other units should be ready for another DA. He has two Indian divisions in the base, as well as the Aussie brigades for a starting AV over 1300! That's the most I've seen in the defense of Singapore.

Some arty was trying to unload at Mersing and Torsten jumped the convoy with his remaining string bags. It's not as bad as it could have been thanks to some CAP from Johore Baru. This convoy will be moved to Singora to finish unloading.

SUBS: It's reported that Pickerel hit a mine at Tsushima. That's good. It had been lurking up there before, so I put the mines in and presto, oil and debris floating on the water.

Torsten has been using subs in base hexes all through the DEI. Once more ACMs make it to the area, this may cost him as those subs will find some presents waiting for them.

DEI: At Palembang the DA went badly, achieving a 1:2 and losing a good number of troops. Not good. The AV of two divisions, a brigade and two SNLF units is down to under 800. I'll pray for a quick progress at Singapore and keep the fields suppressed.

CHINA: A shock attack at Nanyang had decent results but still hasn't broken their back. The divisions take more disablements and need serious rest. The tanks and a few brigades are still doing well and will continue the attack on their own for a while.

The last blocking unit was knocked off the rail near Hankow, so it's open down the whole line now.

PI: Troops at Cagayan are now being hit daily by Vals and Kates. This slow bleed should ripen them up for the coming attack.

BURMA: All quiet as the ships have all pulled out.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 87254 troops, 911 guns, 340 vehicles, Assault Value = 3046

Defending force 48318 troops, 568 guns, 405 vehicles, Assault Value = 1333

Japanese adjusted assault: 1593

Allied adjusted defense: 1257

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 4)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
10993 casualties reported
Squads: 117 destroyed, 530 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 117 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 131 disabled
Guns lost 134 (2 destroyed, 132 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3403 casualties reported
Squads: 58 destroyed, 442 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 68 (3 destroyed, 65 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (5 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Assaulting units:
18th Division
38th Division
Imperial Guards Division
5th Division
21st Division
112th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
2nd Division
5th Mortar Battalion
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
11th Indian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
1st Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
FMSV Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
SSVF Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
9th Indian Division
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
Singapore Fortress
109th RAF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
Malaya Army
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
223 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
Singapore Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
AHQ Far East
III Indian Corps
110th RAF Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
112th RAF Base Force
109th RN Base Force


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 3
Buffalo I x 25
Swordfish I x 16
Vildebeest III x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 2 damaged
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed
Vildebeest III: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sado Maru
AK Kyushu Maru, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AK Sasako Maru
AK Tosan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
APD Aoi
AK Sagami Maru
AK Sakura Maru

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 42 (17 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
15 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
3 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7
Hudson I x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Hudson I: 2 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze
APD Aoi
DD Karukaya



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 100 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 131 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sakura Maru, Torpedo hits 1
AK Sado Maru
APD Aoi, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead
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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 86443 troops, 725 guns, 677 vehicles, Assault Value = 3148

Defending force 78687 troops, 535 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 586

Japanese adjusted assault: 2006

Allied adjusted defense: 133

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1257 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 224 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 39 (1 destroyed, 38 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
9971 casualties reported
Squads: 202 destroyed, 282 disabled
Non Combat: 101 destroyed, 189 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 94 (67 destroyed, 27 disabled)



Assaulting units:
5th Tank Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
32nd Division
13th Division
1st Engineer Regiment
35th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
12th Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Recon Regiment
12th Army
1st Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
48th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army
5th War Area
29th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army
31st Group Army
7th New Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 84,49 (near Hankow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5856 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Defending force 493 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 56

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 56 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-)


Allied ground losses:
518 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
84th Chinese/B Corps

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20921 troops, 249 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 843

Defending force 29363 troops, 302 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 754

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Assaulting units:
1st KNIL Regiment
Tapanoeli Gsn Battalion
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
Marinier Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
2nd KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment
Padang Garrison Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Zuid KNIL Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL AA Battalion
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
Bintan Det. Base Force
Bengkalis Base Force
6th Heavy AA Regiment
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
Palembang Base Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion

Defending units:
33rd Division
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
4th Division
65th Brigade
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
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Just when I thought they were retreated to Java to wait for us there.
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ny59giants_MatrixForum -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/31/2012 1:07:32 PM)

Java is empty or close to empty of troops. Looking at the list of troops at Palembang he either used a lot of transports to get those guys over or PP to allow them to be transported. I think his Dutch PBYs were busy between Batavia and Palemmbang for weeks as most of those troops are permanently restricted.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (7/31/2012 11:08:51 PM)

23 January 1942
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SUBS: At Mersing Shark takes 3 hits from our escorts. Two were penetrating.

DEI: Bombardment at Palembang does some real damage. Not sure what to do about this other than keep bombing the place. My troops have plenty of supply and will hold a long time, but getting 40-50 squads disabled by arty is not good. We put 15 hits on the field today by Nells from Singkawang.

CHINA: At Nanyang about 500AV of tanks and a brigade attack and just barely get a 2:1, but this is just enough to continue the pain for the KMT here.

Sonias get jumped bombing Kukong. He is moving the AVG around well. Sooner or later it might cost him once I start bombing the fields with strength.

PI: Attacks are getting better at Clark. Today several 4E and a Catalina were damaged as well. Hopefully tomorrow those will get taken out for good.

MALAYA: The troops are recovering well and AV popped up almost 100 points today at Singapore. Even the shattered 18th division almost doubled its AV. The fields have constant damage between 15-25 now and so shouldn't be able to build forts.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Ki-27b Nate x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged


Airbase hits 10
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on Kukong , at 79,57

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 18



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn with H81-A3 (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead
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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16041 troops, 160 guns, 533 vehicles, Assault Value = 2984

Defending force 71804 troops, 476 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 370

Japanese adjusted assault: 278

Allied adjusted defense: 104

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
360 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Vehicles lost 22 (1 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2227 casualties reported
Squads: 189 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)



Assaulting units:
35th Division
56th Engineer Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
32nd Division
1st Engineer Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
13th Division
110th Division
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
5th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Army
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
59th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
5th War Area
29th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army
2nd Group Army
12th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
15th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 20974 troops, 249 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 848

Defending force 29433 troops, 301 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 765

Japanese ground losses:
375 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 46 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
2nd KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
Marinier Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
Tapanoeli Gsn Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
Padang Garrison Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
Zuid KNIL Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
6th Heavy AA Regiment
Bengkalis Base Force
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
Palembang Base Force
Bintan Det. Base Force
1st KNIL AA Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion

Defending units:
33rd Division
4th Division
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
65th Brigade
Yokosuka 4th SNLF


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Some of our Sonias are looking a bit like this after today.
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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (8/1/2012 1:37:03 PM)

24 January 1942
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CHINA: The tanks did well in Nanyang again, getting a 4:1 today and killing another 140 infantry squads. No KMT troops have capitulated yet.

Near Pingsyang another group of stragglers from the Nanchang siege were caught and mauled. Another 404 infantry squads killed off here. I'll need to do a serious count soon, as this might put the totals near 5k destroyed KMT infantry squads now.

DEI: Miri was hit by 6 4E today, for a few oil points lost. The Nate CAP slowed them down but didn't hit much. I have some zeros just filled out that will not move in.

At Palembang, our troops finally battled back and gave equal losses to the Dutch in the bombardments.

BURMA: Hit the Moumein fields hard. I'm now moving the Thai units in with one regiment and a few tank units. I don't think they'll be able to even challenge for the base yet, as there are over 30k troops here. He definitely wants Burma to be a challenge. That again is a gamble if I can get some serious troops over after Singapore.


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Afternoon Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33
B5N1 Kate x 12
B5N2 Kate x 7
G3M2 Nell x 29
G4M1 Betty x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11577 troops, 122 guns, 533 vehicles, Assault Value = 2996

Defending force 70033 troops, 467 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 340

Japanese adjusted assault: 253

Allied adjusted defense: 55

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2753 casualties reported
Squads: 140 destroyed, 111 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 24 (5 destroyed, 19 disabled)



Assaulting units:
37th Division
13th Division
12th Tank Regiment
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Engineer Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
110th Division
32nd Division
26th Recon Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Army
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
5th War Area
12th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army
48th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
15th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army
7th New Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 86,45 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1618 troops, 0 guns, 216 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Defending force 75 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 69

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 69 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment

Defending units:
51st Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 81,55 (near Pingsiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37590 troops, 312 guns, 258 vehicles, Assault Value = 1369

Defending force 13982 troops, 145 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 297

Japanese adjusted assault: 819

Allied adjusted defense: 91

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
978 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
4690 casualties reported
Squads: 404 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 238 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 23 (13 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Units retreated 5


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
22nd Division
17th Division
48th Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
70th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
3rd War Area


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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 21050 troops, 250 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 857

Defending force 29149 troops, 301 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 736

Japanese ground losses:
198 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Tapanoeli Gsn Battalion
Padang Garrison Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
Zuid KNIL Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
1st KNIL Regiment
Marinier Battalion
2nd KNIL Regiment
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
1st KNIL AA Battalion
6th Heavy AA Regiment
Bintan Det. Base Force
Bengkalis Base Force
Palembang Base Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion

Defending units:
65th Brigade
4th Division
33rd Division
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Yokosuka 4th SNLF


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The IJA arty is doing well so far. I'm about to turn them on at Singapore now that they've rested a bit after the crossing. I hope it'll loosen things up a bit for the next DA.
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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (8/2/2012 12:27:59 AM)

25 January 1942
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CHINA: Again the attack gets stronger at Nanyang with only a few units participating. A 6:1 today and another 118 squads destroyed. No KMT units surrendered or were destroyed yet.

A few smaller battles as well, including 3 shattered corps getting whipped again and losing another 47 squads in the East.

DEI: Units are beginning to build up at Balikpapan for the invasion of Java. I'll begin probing for some unoccupied bases. There must be a few with all of the troops in Palembang. Dili is also a minor target as it is ungarrisoned. I'll get ready to send in a 12 AV AF Coy, a 20AV Naval Guard unit, and a 15 AV engineer unit.

BURMA: I'm beginning to wonder where all of the troops here are coming from. There are around 18k in Rangoon, near 30k in Moulmein, and every major base has a good garrison up to Mandalay that I've reconned so
far. Most Indian units are permanently restricted if I remember correctly.

PACIFIC: Finchafen went to a level 2 field. I'll not move anything in there yet, but I will bring recon over soon and check out Port Moresby. I'm nearlynpositive there is a build-up there.

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11470 troops, 122 guns, 532 vehicles, Assault Value = 3129

Defending force 67856 troops, 452 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 214

Japanese adjusted assault: 312

Allied adjusted defense: 49

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
299 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1105 casualties reported
Squads: 118 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 17 (2 destroyed, 15 disabled)



Assaulting units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
35th Division
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Regiment
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
37th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
56th Engineer Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
13th Division
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd Division
23rd Tank Regiment
110th Division
26th Recon Regiment
1st Army
4th Mortar Battalion
12th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
5th War Area
48th Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
85th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army
7th New Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 84,55 (near Nanchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5900 troops, 38 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Defending force 2437 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Japanese adjusted assault: 204

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 102 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
1313 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 95 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Armored Car Co

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps


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The AVG has done well hitting in spots in China as we bombed troops all over the map with a dearth of escorts. As the fighter groups have upgraded and filled out and as the bombers upgrade as well, a new system of bombing will commence. Concentrated raids of multiple groups, escorted and preceded by sweeps will hit airfields and troops concentrations, especially targeting any airfields hosting the US fighters. There will be few surprises left for the AVG to spring.
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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (8/2/2012 10:31:20 AM)

26 January 1942
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SUBS: At last one of the subs haunting base hexes around the DEI was given some punishment for its recklessness. The Narwhal takes 20 hits (!) from DD Ikazuchi and is listed as having 'heavy damage.' [8D]

CHINA: At Nanyang the slow attrition continues, as the attack today merits an 8:1. In addition to the 181 infantry squads added to the tally, several messages of 'unit wiped out by attrition' appeared, as well as one of 'Allied units surrounded.' It looks like 3 were destroyed today, but this way I don't get the final score as to how many troops I'm clearing off. I guess it doesn't matter as they'll be back in Chungking soon anyway.

A group army is crushed in the woods near Hankow and retreats right back on the rail West. That's fine, as a brigade will move out right away to hit it again.

Sallys raiding troops in the forest East of Sinyang got amazing results for this terrain, with 41 planes getting 52 squads disabled and 2 destroyed for 347 casualties to a Chinese corps. This gives me confidence that no matter where the KMT sets up defensive lines they can be slowly broken from the air.

DEI: No bombardment at Palembang today. That's good. I guess the poor result from yesterday made him think twice about that tactic.

A small group of 6 139WH-3 strike Balikpapan attempting to hit ships in the area and are skewered by the Oscars on CAP, losing all planes.

Koepang is hit for the first time by Bettys. It looks to have around 5k troops and 5 units. So another minor bump.

PI: At Clark the air raids are getting very consistent results with a Cat destroyed and several more damaged in addition to the decent hits on the infrastructure there.

At Manila the division moving from Antimonan has made it into the hex with one small engineer unit. Other troops from the North are now moving to join. Bombardment shows the US regiment here, which is a worry, but we should have 800 AV by the time others join in. That should be enough to push them out with air support.

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ASW attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
CM Sarushima
DMS W-19
xAP Baikal Maru
xAK Anyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Narwhal, hits 20, heavy damage



SS Narwhal launches 2 torpedoes at DD Ikazuchi
DD Ikazuchi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ikazuchi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ikazuchi is out of ASW ammo
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 84th Chinese/C Corps, at 86,49 , near Sinyang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
347 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-27b Nate x 26
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 28



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 4 destroyed


CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5433 troops, 77 guns, 708 vehicles, Assault Value = 2424

Defending force 66165 troops, 445 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Japanese adjusted assault: 258

Allied adjusted defense: 32

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:


Allied ground losses:
1602 casualties reported
Squads: 186 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 37 (16 destroyed, 21 disabled)



Assaulting units:
56th Engineer Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Engineer Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
32nd Division
35th Division
5th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Tank Regiment
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Recon Regiment
1st Army
12th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
2nd Group Army
48th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
5th War Area
3rd Group Army
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps

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15th Chinese Corps Wiped Out at Nanyang by attrition!!!

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48th Chinese Corps Wiped Out at Nanyang by attrition!!!

Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Nanyang


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Ground combat at 86,50 (near Hankow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16849 troops, 160 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 610

Defending force 865 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 599

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 119 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
846 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
34th Division
9th Armored Car Co
58th Infantry Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
21st Group Army


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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13500 troops, 127 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 475

Defending force 17630 troops, 180 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 346



Assaulting units:
16th Division
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
II Philippine Corps
Cavite USN Base Force
Manila USAAF Base Force
USAFFE
PAF Aviation
Asiatic Fleet
1st USMC AA Battalion


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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9574 troops, 100 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 458

Defending force 9164 troops, 58 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 323

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



Assaulting units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF
8th Tank Regiment
III/81st Naval Guard Unit
41st Guard Battalion
Kure 1st SNLF
146th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 2nd SNLF
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

Defending units:
103rd PA Infantry Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
Cagayan USAAF Base Force
III Philippine Corps

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Looks like there will be a lot of training going on in Chungking soon.
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ny59giants_MatrixForum -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (8/2/2012 10:46:22 AM)

quote:

BURMA: I'm beginning to wonder where all of the troops here are coming from. There are around 18k in Rangoon, near 30k in Moulmein, and every major base has a good garrison up to Mandalay that I've reconned so
far. Most Indian units are permanently restricted if I remember correctly.


He can recombine the components of the 1st Burma Division. The division needs time to rest and fill out, but can be pretty good in a good defensive hex. There is a brigade of the 17th Indian Division at Rangoon. The BFF Brigade starts near Mandalay. There are the three brigades 'at sea' at game start. So he can have over two divisions worth of troops. However, most have poor experience levels and need the combat to get to 50. There is a handful of battalions that can be based behind the front lines to discourage para drops. A Chinese Corp starts in western China that can be bought out (PP). Air attack his ground units and not the bases. They have low morale along with experience levels. There are few engineers available. So bomb a base for a few days, then switch over to the troops.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes :: obvert (J) vs Historiker (A) (8/2/2012 11:36:37 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

quote:

BURMA: I'm beginning to wonder where all of the troops here are coming from. There are around 18k in Rangoon, near 30k in Moulmein, and every major base has a good garrison up to Mandalay that I've reconned so
far. Most Indian units are permanently restricted if I remember correctly.


He can recombine the components of the 1st Burma Division. The division needs time to rest and fill out, but can be pretty good in a good defensive hex. There is a brigade of the 17th Indian Division at Rangoon. The BFF Brigade starts near Mandalay. There are the three brigades 'at sea' at game start. So he can have over two divisions worth of troops. However, most have poor experience levels and need the combat to get to 50. There is a handful of battalions that can be based behind the front lines to discourage para drops. A Chinese Corp starts in western China that can be bought out (PP). Air attack his ground units and not the bases. They have low morale along with experience levels. There are few engineers available. So bomb a base for a few days, then switch over to the troops.


Perfect. Thanks. Will start to bomb the troops after getting the bases to 40-50 damage. I'm concentrating on Moulmein and Rangoon to begin.




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