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Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 7:41:01 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
We can retire to Sydney or Brisbane.


Cost of riving too high to retire in Sydney. Brisbane probabry bettah. Wagga Wagga cheapah yet.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 4:07:36 AM)

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Itdepends -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 11:32:14 AM)

It looks like Rolf Harris crossed with Bob Hawke




Mundy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 11:48:06 AM)

So are you happy the IJN went "Manila First"?

That's how my game went, and I'm not sure it's worth it for the Japanese.  I only lost about 6 subs out of that affair.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 1:48:59 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Mundy

So are you happy the IJN went "Manila First"?

That's how my game went, and I'm not sure it's worth it for the Japanese.  I only lost about 6 subs out of that affair.


It was quite effective in destroying subs. Many of those not destroyed on Dec 7 were so badly damaged they refused to put to sea or autodisbanded themselves in Manila when I tried to get them. The losses on Dec 10 reflect that. We still have 3 subs at Subic and Batangas barely afloat and 3 at Surabaja. Oddly, they have us bottled up on Luzon but there is no landing yet anywhere in the PI. Most of the unrestricted units have got out of Mindanao. We lost only 1 or 2 B-17's but quite a few P-40's trying to protect the damaged ships.


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Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 1:51:25 PM)

Strategically, the issue is undecided. It is nice to have lots of BB's to bombard things when we get around to that. Nice to have lots of PBY's as well. And, of course, wee have more B-17's early on.





Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 1:54:22 PM)

We also lost 2 four-stackers at Manila on Dec 7




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/5/2015 5:34:47 PM)

We lost Repulse too.




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 6:02:49 PM)

Oh no, it's the Herd Reich http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/british-farmer-forced-to-turn-half-his-murderous-herd-of-nazi-cows-into-sausages-9958988.html

Thank you and good night!




BBfanboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 6:32:11 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Oh no, it's the Herd Reich http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/british-farmer-forced-to-turn-half-his-murderous-herd-of-nazi-cows-into-sausages-9958988.html

Thank you and good night!

The UK anti-terrorism guys will have to monitor those who purchase said sausage ...




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 7:50:20 PM)


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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Oh no, it's the Herd Reich http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/british-farmer-forced-to-turn-half-his-murderous-herd-of-nazi-cows-into-sausages-9958988.html

Thank you and good night!

The UK anti-terrorism guys will have to monitor those who purchase said sausage ...

Pass ze mustard...I meant "THE". Please pass THE mustard, mein dickie old chum.




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 7:50:54 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Oh no, it's the Herd Reich http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/british-farmer-forced-to-turn-half-his-murderous-herd-of-nazi-cows-into-sausages-9958988.html

Thank you and good night!


You know, Lord Admiral, I'm disappointed in you.

Normally, this AAR is a paragon of virtue and a monolith in all things "After Action". Here you go and introduce a complete non-sequitor to the thread and derail the proceedings like that.

Now where were we? Ah yes, I remember now-fart jokes?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 7:51:44 PM)

It's OK to OWN Nazi cattle but if you deny their existence then you are in big trouble.

10,500 years of breeding cattle to be more docile and the Nazis try to turn them into Aurax. [:D] About as useful as a King Tiger.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 7:54:49 PM)

Well, did you ever wonder why IV Bomber Command is restricted to the CONUS?

It's the Aurax threat.




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 7:58:15 PM)

It's a load of aurochs




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 7:59:32 PM)

Frankly, I don't understand the beef some people seem to have with them.

ETA: I'd heard somewhere that Hitler only had one bull...




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/6/2015 8:02:21 PM)

Or did you mean Audax?

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BBfanboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/7/2015 1:13:13 AM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Or did you mean Audax?

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It does look like a real pilot killer, that one!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:24:41 PM)

Ah..yes...the dreaded Audax...much worse than the Aurax...and nearly as bad as the Lorax



**************January 15-16, 1941(e)****************


Java et environs: PoW and her Dutch escort escape through the Java/Sumatra gap and head NW. KB moves nearly all the way up the
Indian Ocean coast of Java wasting the Emperor's bombs on crappy AMc's with 100 gallon gas tanks an a Dutch ARD which has been sent out to attract bombs.

Allied aircraft Anglo/Dutch/American/Australian launch raid after raid of uglofortresses and Hudsons against Hiryu and Soryu and get through the CAP but still don't hit the
carriers.

Some P-40's cover the ARD and do manage to down 2 Zeroes and perhaps a Betty

Morning Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 52,101

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 8 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G4M1 Betty x 17

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
ARD Tandjong Kv-1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AGP Wega, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk






Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:27:05 PM)

This is the SE end of Java. We mined it AFTER they went through the first time. That is oddly satisfying.

Actually its not oddly satisfying. It's just satisfying. A mine is a terrible thing to waste.

I think the text should read "4 mines cleared" [:D]

TF 19 encounters mine field at Banjoewangi (57,107)

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Mine hits 1
CA Maya, Mine hits 2
DD Matsukaze

1 mine cleared




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:37:58 PM)

Rabaul: Lark Bn holds another day. The carriers lay off the SE end of New and Improved Ireland
(not really saying much[;)]) to say out of zero-escort range from Truk. The cobbler-kicking is somewhat disappointing.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Feni Islands at 108,125, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide


Well..there goes the IJN.[:)]
JJ brings 4 CA's to bombard Rabaul. They slip right by the Allied cruisers which are parked there waiting.

Night Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
DD Yuzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Uzuki
DD Oboro

Allied ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 38
Port hits 24
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 3


Now they run into the Allied cruisers on the egress. Good fight. Might well have gone badly for us.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 3
CA Furutaka
CA Kako, Shell hits 2
DD Oboro
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CL Leander, Shell hits 1
CL Achilles
DD Le Triomphant

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Kilgore D. crosses the 'T'
CL Leander engages DD Yuzuki at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Kako at 2,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CA Kinugasa at 2,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Kinugasa at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Kako engages CL Leander at 5,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CA Kako at 5,000 yards
CL Leander engages CA Aoba at 5,000 yards
CA Aoba engages DD Le Triomphant at 5,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 5,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Le Triomphant at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...





Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:40:35 PM)

The "cobbler-kicking"...bleh

Morning Air attack on TF, near Lihir at 109,122

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMc Seki Maru #3, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Fumi Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


Morning Air attack on TF, near New Hanover Island at 104,122

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hitora Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk


Phht..




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:41:50 PM)

Ok..This is a bit better.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mussau Island at 104,117

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Tatsuta, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Mochizuki


Bettys from Truk attack Lark Bn at Rabaul. The carrier planes shoot a couple down.




witpqs -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:42:48 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

This is the SE end of Java. We mined it AFTER they went through the first time. That is oddly satisfying.

Actually its not oddly satisfying. It's just satisfying. A mine is a terrible thing to waste.

I think the text should read "4 mines cleared" [:D]

TF 19 encounters mine field at Banjoewangi (57,107)

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Mine hits 1
CA Maya, Mine hits 2
DD Matsukaze

1 mine cleared


1 should always enter combat with a cleared mine.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:46:09 PM)

As for the cobbler-kicking at Rabaul...we missed the 4 CA's which would have been a fantastic prize but the garrison still holds out. It is possible the WJD CA's are south of New and Improved Britain, in which case we might still get them.





Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:48:29 PM)

This is South of Batavia IIRC. I wonder if JJ is planning to land here. They certainly messed up a couple of coffee plantations.

Night Naval bombardment of Kalidjati at 50,99

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
L-212: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Hagikaze
DD Nowaki
DD Maikaze

Allied ground losses:
252 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 76
Port hits 9
Port fuel hits 7
Port supply hits 4




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/9/2015 10:50:14 PM)

Are Dutch mines smaller? Normally 2 mine hits on a CA would leave a mark.




Bif1961 -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/10/2015 10:48:49 PM)

Any ship can be a minesweeper at least once.[:D]




zuluhour -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/11/2015 12:32:54 AM)

I was told size doesn't matter.........




BBfanboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/11/2015 12:53:58 AM)


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ORIGINAL: zuluhour

I was told size doesn't matter.........

Frequently? By a female partner?? Was she Dutch? [;)]




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