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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 5:28:45 PM)

The 18th Infantry Division needs something to do so I'm eyeballing Java and I'm seeing two ports close together with
a nearby airfield and directly south of there, across the island is another port/airfield complex and I'm thinking
I could probably defend okie dokie if I had all that stuff. Taking the rest of the island could be done later.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 6:13:03 PM)

Here's the total losses so far. I got into a knife fight with a Dutch CL and he sank one of my CL's. D'oh. And I
was running around trying to open ports when I ran into an American DD and he sank my subchaser.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 6:37:38 PM)

I had forgotten about this before but now that I'm moving the aircraft ( way down in the OOB ) I'll show you how to do
'recon by aircraft'. Select an aircraft, almost any aircraft, and then use your mouse cursor to scan for invisible
targets. For instance I have this bomber unit based near Saigon and I'm running the mouse around Rangoon looking for
things to bomb and when the mouse cursor turns into a cross-hairs then that means there's something worthy of being
bombed in that hex. A unit of some kind. You can give it a probing attack ( one-dot ) and see what's in the hex as
it defends itself. The combat results dialog will list everything in the hex that got attacked.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 6:44:00 PM)

Have I mentioned Japan's strategic targets yet? As you can see from this formation there's 10 strategic targets,
Japan's industry abstracted as Biplanes that don't fly as targets for Allied bombardment, naval or otherwise.
Each of the industry units that is lost costs Japan 1% of it's replacement rate and it's permanent. No destruction
of any of the industry units will give Japan a 10% boost in it's replacement rate over that which happened
historically. So it sort of behoves the Americans to do something about Japan's production.

EDIT: I thik there's one each in cities like Tokyo, Nagasaki, Kogoshima, Yokohoma, etc.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 6:52:44 PM)

I took charge of that paratroop unit that blew the bridge last turn and drove it into Rangoon's suburbs and captured
and airfield. So I can fly them out of there next turn I'm thinking. I was looking for an empty port that I could
invade and I discovered that Rangoon is occupied. I'll probably have to hang on until reinforcements get there in
about 6 turns or so.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 7:04:09 PM)

I thought maybe a little naval bombardment of Singapore might help things along so I split off the 4 BB's and drove
within range of the CD guns at Singapore ( range 2 I think ) and defeated the CD guns with a tiny bit of damage to
several BB's and then drove the BB's off to defeat the Dutch CL at Singkawwang that's threatening my landings at
Java. And then I drove all the little ships, the CA's, CL's, and DD's within range to bombard and I'm wondering
whether or not to include the infantry. I want to do some recon by ship to see what's in that hex before I committ
the infantry to an attack. Besides attacking with the infantry stack would cost me half the turn at least.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 7:17:07 PM)

I flew some bombers and some fighters to Tarawa, the airfield there, and moved in a CV, 2 CVL's and assorted small
ships just to stand by for action should the need arise. I'm thinking of driving off to Rabaul to do some refit
refuel and recreation and then do a tour off the east coast of Australia.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 7:26:23 PM)

There's landings going on just south of Lae and I can't remember the name of that place. And from what I can see at
Port Moresby it seems that there's just a skeleton staff there. I might have to rush a division out here and take
that place.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 9:24:51 PM)

I'm going to attempt a landing at Midway. It might not work.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/19/2017 10:04:05 PM)

After I'd moved everybody I pulled the trigger and captured Guam and Midway. This is Midwaay.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 4:17:56 AM)

New turn, new moves. This is what's happening in the Phillippines right now.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 4:39:50 AM)

According to this formation report I'm due to get some CD guns
in T5 at Batavia. Why, this is great news. I'll have to get
busy and see if I can't capture that place.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 4:57:48 AM)

Instead of moving everybody through the jungle and the loss of supply that doing that might entail, I thought it might
be a better idea to sweep the east side of the river near the border and sneak up behind all the Indian defenders.
It might take a longer period of time but this is a long war. The availability of supply along the route is the
clincher for me. The men must stay refreshed, ready for combat at least relatively. If the Allies are cherry red too
then at least we're even. I want to give as much of an edge as I can to my boys.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 5:14:54 AM)

And the battle is on for Balikpapan.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 5:32:22 AM)

Here's what I'm calling the "Middle" and it's busy and lots of things are happening as I've annotated.
I'll deal with India and the East in a separate post.

I'm going for the railroad in China so I can move large bodies of troops back and forth as needed. I'm
eyeballing Java and Sumatra. I've thought about landing at Rangoon before it gets built up.

EDITP It turns out that those two CL's near Port Moresby are DD's instead.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 2:31:47 PM)

The first thing to move is the Burma Area HQ unit and I'm looking at the unit report and I see where in addition to the
usual minor/major ferry ability, or traffic control, or something to do with engineering, this unit also has some RR
repair ability. I just happen to have some broken rail nearby. I'll get this bad boy busy.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 2:43:04 PM)

Here's what's going on in India and Burma and northern Thailand. I harrassed the British naval ships parked at
Ceylon with a squadron of Emily's so the next turn they evacuated to somewhere else probably Australia or New Zealand.
My troops are still making their way along the trail and when they get to the railhead they will have to trek through
the jungle to get to the riverbank and follow the good terrain down to the rails and the broken bridge.

I watched in the combat replay as British and or Indian troops were making their way along the trails as well and
they will probably get to Rangoon before I will. As a matter of fact they will probably arrive at the broken bridge
before I will. That's not a very good thing. But there's nothing to do to expedite the transit.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 2:53:20 PM)

Thomas and I are playing PBEM++ and I'm not keeping the files the game engine deposits in my saves directory so I can't
go back to a previous turn to verify but I think there was already some CD guns at Fukuoka, near Nagasaki on one of the
Japanese home islands. But now I see where we have another set of CD guns this one called the Rangoon battery. I don't
remember Rangoon losing it's CD guns for anything I did so I'm not sure why this is showing up in the formation
already.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 3:01:26 PM)

Here's a close-up of the Hanoi area right now. The Chinese are backing up slowly and I'm getting some units in their
backfield and I've driven an AA unit to the airfield north of the main lines. It's up there by itself and probably
needs some support so I'm dispatching a large, relatively speaking, stack of units that direction. I'm aiming to
capture the railroad, repair it, and get it working so I can send troops back and forth West to East and vice versa.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 3:09:33 PM)

Here's what's going on in the Phillippines right now. I've just discovered that the supply situation is critical and
my boys are losing their strength from low supply. Morale is dropping, readiness is lowering. What to do?

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 3:15:49 PM)

Here's the supply situation in the Phillippines right now and it's not getting much better for all the troops in-country.
Planning ahead I can see how these guys are going to get tired, turn red and not combat worthy any longer so I'm
probably going to need to bring in some fresh troops and soon. To keep the advance going.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 3:30:20 PM)

Here's what's going on in the Hong Kong area right now. We're still fighting over the railroad. I want it and he's got
it. We're negotiating seriously.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 3:49:37 PM)

I was looking for something in the OOB and just now noticed that I have 770 units in play but a lot of them are the
throw-away units like those Civil Defense units in the home islands that can't move and you wouldn't want to shoot
with them the proficiency is so low. I'm thinking of disbanding those bad boys. Just to get them out of the inventory.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 3:55:26 PM)

Here's what's going on at Henyang, China. We're fighting over the railroads still. I think maybe the Japs are
dominating though because I've got some Chinese units trapped up against the river and I'll eventually destroy
them. Supply is low so everything is in slow motion.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 4:07:54 PM)

Here's what's going on at Singapore right now. We're still pushing and shoving and there's not much change and
not much movement and it's looking like it's a long term project.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 5:40:18 PM)

I built a TF using the BB Yamamato as the base heavy guns and a bunch of CA's and drove over to Ft Drum and
defeated the Fort and then drove into Manila's harbor and now I'm doing airfield attacks to try to whittle
down the number of attacking aircraft to preserve my TF.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 7:06:37 PM)

I lost one of my DD's moving the unit to Balikpapan. That's because Thomas has some British "T' missions running and
I drove into it's range arc without knowing it. At least I know it's at least as far as where I got hit. I need to
make a mental note of that distance and have a lot of fighters in the area to defend the ships and LCU's.



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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 7:27:18 PM)

I thought I'd take a look at that unit and cross reference it with the Inventory to see how many DD's there are as
reinforcements left on hand and there's 4 total DD's left on hand. We're not making any and we don't plan to for
the rest of the war. And the same goes for the rest of the fleet. So I need to do a better job protecting the
ships.

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larryfulkerson -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/20/2017 7:40:58 PM)

Here's the results of a naval bombardment of an Allied airfield: All this by 1 x BB and about 5 x CA's.

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thomasharvey -> RE: Pacific at War 1941-1945 v.3.4 (11/21/2017 6:22:54 AM)

Here is a screen shot of the Pacific region.

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