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Mundy -> There is only War... Castor Troy vs Mundy - DBB Scen 28 (9/5/2019 7:50:49 PM)

A new day, a new game.

A game versus Castor Troy, who's been around almost as long as me. One of the good guys on the forum.

08 Dec 1941

Different beginning. All that hits Pearl is a mini-sub, which puts one torp into Pennsylvania. 53 days in the yard to fix that.

KB proceeded to splat Manila. 4 DDs and 10 SSs are sunk. 16 subs are badly damaged and headed to Pearl. Only one sub is unscathed. He didn't attack any airfields, so my Philippine Air Force is fairly intact. But then, I'm dealing with KB here.

Some PTs will try to intercept KB, as they're laughably close to shore.

I'm still taking this game in pieces, doing some of it on each turn. I figure in real life the entire war effort didn't kick off on day one. Per HR, China will be quiet until about February, so I have time to shore things up there. I'll deal with India and the DEI a few turns down the line.

Ships are off to set up a sub base at Midway, my usual forward staging point. An AS, AR, AE and an AVP are enroute. Similarly to my other game, I'll plan to take the Marshalls as quickly as possible.

My two on-map carriers are headed to park south of Rabaul. I'm entertaining the idea of packing a bunch of troops in there. I've no idea how quickly CT will move in this area. Some players head there immediately, others take a more historical plan. I've never read any of his AARs (if he has any), so I ought to check them out.

I'm glad most of my battleships are intact, as they'll help with my invasions. Speaking of, I forgot to deal with Repulse and Prince of Wales on the Dec 7 turn. They got attacked, but only Repulse ate any torpedoes (3). She's not crippled, though and can escape easily. They're off to Soerabaja. I'll probably forward them to Pearl after that. Maybe bombard far flung bases on the way.

In the meantime, I'm just trying to consolidate. Earlier, I played that DEI only mini campaign against the guys and found that very depressing as the Allies. It's not much better in the big game and I'm trying not to wish these theatres would simply disappear. I'll entertain any evil ideas there.





Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/5/2019 9:52:34 PM)

Manila:

quote:

Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 54
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAKL Dona Nati, Bomb hits 1, on fire
YO-41, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1
SS S-37, Bomb hits 1
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Seawolf, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
YO-42, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Searaven, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 1

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

Repair Shipyard hits 3
Port hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 24th PG/17th PS has been caught up in attack


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 54
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 135

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel, Bomb hits 1
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Spearfish, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Swordfish, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AM Lark, Bomb hits 1
SS Seal, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AV Langley, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Perch, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
SS S-38, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
SS Saury, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS Salmon, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 1
SS S-41, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Shark, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
SS S-40, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 4, on fire
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-32, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Peary, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 1
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Sagoland, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Otus, Bomb hits 1
PT Q-111, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Seadragon, Bomb hits 1
AS Holland, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Snapper, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
SS Tarpon, Bomb hits 1
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 1
xAK Cape Fairweather, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 1
PT-31, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Hai Kwang, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Pope, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Porpoise, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Permit, Bomb hits 1
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1
SS Pike, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 13
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 35th PG/21st PS has been caught up in attack
Massive explosion on SS Sculpin


Ships:

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
10 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead


Wake: My CAP complete whiffed here. Shoulda nailed him.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 73 minutes


Attack on Pennsylvania: Sub beached right afterwards.

quote:

Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-19, hits 3

Allied Ships
PC Taney
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1
PC Tiger

PC Tiger cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-19
PC Tiger loses contact with SSX Ha-19
PC Taney cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-19
SSX Ha-19 eludes PC Taney by hugging bottom





jwolf -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/6/2019 12:41:25 PM)

That Japanese opening seems rather weak to me. Maybe he has some really nasty moves set up for the next few days, but those results seem meager for the first day. What am I missing? [&:]




HansBolter -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/6/2019 2:05:13 PM)

The goal sought in choosing Manila over Pearl is the nullification of the submarine fleet stationed there.

It appears to me that goal was accomplished.

Castor Troy is a tough opponent.


Best of Luck to you Mundy!




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/6/2019 5:21:50 PM)

Yeah, this will probably be a harder fight. I'll enjoy it.

09 Dec 1941

He's pretty much concentrated at the Philippines. No attacks yet anywhere on Malaya. I'm wondering if he wants to finish at least Luzon before venturing further. If so, I could entertain beefing up Singapore or maybe evacuating more troops out.

One BB group is lurking east of Celebes.

I'm slowing piecing things together. In the Burma/India area. I'm sending all long range xAKs to Cape Town, All the shorter range stuff is going to Calcutta, where I can reinforce Burma and the like from there. I could put extra forces on places like the Andaman islands, just to make things painful.

He landed at and quickly took Tarawa. My carriers are skirting by there in a couple days, so maybe I can catch some ships.

With the way he opened the game, I have opportunities to strengthen areas. I just have to decide and act quickly on it. A strong air and troop presence at the Andamans, is very tempting.

I'm not fretting all the lost subs from turn one. I'll be knee deep with them in a year or so. I regret losing Langley on turn 1. I always try to save her. On the side, Trumpeter is putting out a nice 1/350 kit of her pretty soon. A must have model to work on.

Fought off some airstrikes. More beat up ships at Manila, reducing my hopes of evacuating troops.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 75

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-35A x 15
P-40B Warhawk x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 44

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
26 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
2 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 6

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-35A x 12
P-40B Warhawk x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (11 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 23 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 between 6000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 45

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-35A x 12
P-40B Warhawk x 14
P-40E Warhawk x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (8 airborne, 1 on standby, 5 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 90
D3A1 Val x 84

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ACM Colonel Harrison, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Bisayas, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK La Estrella Caltex, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Don Esteban, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Dos Hermanos, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Don Jose, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Palawan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 3, on fire
xAKL Dona Nati, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Paz, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Repair Shipyard hits 8
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

Massive explosion on xAK Ethel Edwards


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 78,81

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
D3A1 Val x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
AS Canopus

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Tulsa


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 78,81

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 16

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
PG Isabel, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Holland, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Whippoorwill, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AM Finch

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AS Holland
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Whippoorwill


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 78,74

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iba at 78,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp




Bif1961 -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/7/2019 1:02:04 AM)

Good, glad to long time members are finally having a go at each other.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/7/2019 3:40:10 PM)

11 December 1941

Gathering up my stuff.

Houston got caught escorting some transports and was sunk. I always liked Houston. This was in the strait off the east Borneo coast.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Donggala at 69,96, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
xAP Candioa
xAKL Regulus, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Kolambugan, Shell hits 7, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 11,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Regulus at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 6,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 6,000 yards
xAKL Regulus sunk by CA Nachi at 6,000 yards
xAKL Kolambugan sunk by DD Hatsukaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 7,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Donggala at 67,98, Range 20,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Candioa, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 20,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CA Haguro launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Candioa at 20,000 yards
DD Hayashio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CA Houston at 20,000 yards
DD Oyashio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CA Houston at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 18,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages CA Houston at 18,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hayashio at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
xAP Candioa sunk by DD Natsushio at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Oyashio at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 9,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 9,000 yards
CA Houston sunk by DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


Sweeps over Clark are starting to maul my fighters badly. I may have to start withdrawing squadrons soon, to at least replenish my pools.

In the eastern US, I'm distributing all the squadrons showing up there. Some were 10th AF, which I'm sending to Cape Town to protect India/Burma. It'll probably take 2 months to get there.

I was toying with sending a bunch of battleships from Pearl to bombard the Marshalls, but with my luck, Betties will be based there.

I'll wait for my other carriers to arrive before deciding how to kick off the war.

Oddly, there's been no Japanese troop landings anywhere yet -- not even Wake or Guam. No clue on how he plans to fight the war.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/7/2019 5:08:29 PM)

12 December 1941

KB appears to be 5 hexes SW of Cam Ranh Bay, moving westerly.

My minelayers are busy mining the usual eastern ports on Malaya. I'll get as many as I can in before stuff starts to happen.

I had 6 strong ASW DD groups scouring the waters around Pearl, but I haven't come across anything. He must have withdrawn all his subs, or at least relocated them. They're back to port. I'm converting all the Wickes and Clemson class destroyers to APDs. About half a dozen at San Francisco are going through this now, with about a month wait.

I think I just about have India sorted out. I'm sending everyone I can to Calcutta, where I can deal them out to where I want. I may deal with the Andamans next, depending on my PP status.

First ground battle of the war, at Hong Kong.

quote:

Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32831 troops, 393 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 927

Defending force 8247 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 541

Allied adjusted defense: 581

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1405 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 124 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 17 (4 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
662 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


Pretty much all the ships trying to escape there are getting nailed.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/7/2019 11:02:04 PM)

14 December 1941

Saratoga will reach Pearl next turn. Enterprise and Yorktown skirted Tarawa and got spotted for their efforts. CT made some comment to me about being bold with them. I just said I don't intend to lose them right away like in my earlier games.

Bunches of troops are loading up at Sydney for Rabaul. I want that base packed pretty full and to establish a good air presence there. Maybe I can nip any messy Solomons campaign in the bud. I can move troops under Australia Command to New Guinea force at a nice discount, which helps with my PP situation. All the little "bird" battalions I'm getting out to recombine at Port Moresby.

KB was confirmed right off Singapore, due to them encountering a lone transport. Far away to mess with my plans for now.

quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Mersing at 52,82, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CV Akagi , CV Zuikaku , CV Shokaku ,
CV Soryu , CV Hiryu , CV Kaga screened from combat
- escorted by DD Arare , DD Hamakaze , DD Shiranui ,
DD Isokaze , DD Akigumo
CM Kung Wo sunk by BB Hiei at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...


He attacks Hong Kong again. I'm guessing a few days left at best. One of his DDs hit a mine there 3 days ago.

quote:

Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32239 troops, 392 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 862

Defending force 7835 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Japanese adjusted assault: 435

Allied adjusted defense: 261

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
715 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

Allied ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


I have ships gong out from San Francisco to try and retrieve my forces at Wake. I don't have the ships at Pearl yet to do this. It would be nice to salvage them and put them somewhere useful. I may entertain a run to Guam.

In Australia, I'm primarily working out of Sydney for now with my ships. I'll eventually get to where I work from Brisbane, with any runs to Port Moresby being from Townsville. In the US, everything's going out from San Francisco. One of his subs caught a transport about 12 hexes SW of there, so I'll have to make sure I have escorts. Mostly PGs for that work right now.




zuluhour -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/8/2019 11:25:55 AM)

Good luck Ed, following from the wings. I don't follow a lot of the heavily modded AARs as
they only confuse my current game. Which scenario are you playing?

** DUH, in the title. I will follow along on this one. (face palm)




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/8/2019 3:43:43 PM)

Don't worry Zulu, I get that way all the time. [:D]

15 December 1941

And the first Japanese amphibious invasion of the war is at...... Kavieng...

quote:

Pre-Invasion action off Kavieng (106,122)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu

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

CL Tatsuta firing at 2/1st Ind Coy
CL Tenryu firing at 2/1st Ind Coy

Amphibious Assault at Kavieng (106,122)

TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Kavieng, 106,122


Didn't quite expect this. I've moved my one HQ squadron of A-24s to Rabaul. Also, my carriers are two days away from getting there, so maybe I'll get lucky. KB is still about 3 hexes off Singapore, shutting things down there.

I'm rushing to get more troops packed into Rabaul. I am willing to fight for this base right now and can get enough troops there. Unless he lands there in the next five days, I should be able to reinforce. My carriers can probably stop any push there also.

The worm has turned in Hong Kong. I'm guessing a day or two at best before that falls.

quote:

Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31828 troops, 393 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 820

Defending force 7594 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 159

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 410

Allied adjusted defense: 273

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
237 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 18 disabled

Allied ground losses:
496 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
104th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


Castor has ships parked off of Singkawang, so I'm guessing a landing is imminent. I got my first air to ground hit here.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Josho Maru, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb


Air forces at Singapore take a shot at KB. Amazingly, they get through the CAP, but still no results.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 52,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Buffalo I x 13
Hudson I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu

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

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 29070.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29070.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 52,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 6
Vildebeest III x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 2 destroyed
Vildebeest III: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu

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

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers





Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/8/2019 7:47:53 PM)

16 December 1941

Landings at Batan Is and Miri. Think I forgot to mention Singkawang last turn. He's working over Borneo now.

His troops at Kavieng drove out my weakling force there. They're moving to the southern base on the island to get pulled out.\

He took a beating at Hong Kong, losing a bunch of troops this turn.

KB is parked 3 hexes S of Singapore. I'm resting all my fighters there.

Lots of troops gathering at Calcutta. I wonder if I can beef up the Malaya/Singapore defenses. The way he's starting, I'm entertaining such thoughts.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/9/2019 10:14:48 PM)

17 December 1941

KB has moved down the straits and is parked near Soerabaja, wiping out more of my shipping.

My big surface is currently disbanded at Madjene. I'm tempted to try and ambush them if they get near. I've a pretty good history of pulling that off.

He's just bombarding at Hong Kong this turn. He's gotten frustrated by the fight there.

My carriers are north of Rabaul. An IJN force with a seaplane ship is in the area, possibly headed for northern New Guinea. I can't rove too far, as fuel is an issue. AOs are enroute from Sydney.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/10/2019 9:17:27 PM)

18 Dec 1941

I've strayed my carriers a bit too far north, and a raid from Truk took a shot at them. Fortunately, unscathed. I'm getting them back south of Rabaul to rendezvous with an oiler. Saratoga is enroute to meet with this bunch. Once Rabaul is reinforced, I'm pulling them away, probably to Pearl to keep them out of trouble. In too many of my past games, I've lost all my carriers by January.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Mussau Island at 105,119

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
G3M2 Nell x 10

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 19
F4F-3A Wildcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CV Enterprise

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes


CT's been taking a jab at me about showing him where my carriers are. My response is that he's making no effort to hide KB either. Speaking of, I thought I had lost them but they turned up 6 hexes ESE of Palembang. I was worried they were headed for Rabaul, which is my worst case scenario. I want to pack as many troops there as possible. Castor's playing without stacking limits, so I can be more freewheeling than in my other game, where I'm being bitten badly.

Got a rare bomb nit north of Borneo. Probably not much.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru
xAKL Hakka Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru
xAKL Muro Maru

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



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru

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


Got an excellent sub result. Usually early in the war, Dutch subs can't seem to hit anything. This one will hurt a bit.

quote:

Sub attack near Sandakan at 70,87

Japanese Ships
AK Sado Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 8

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

Japanese ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Massive explosion on AK Sado Maru
SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at AK Sado Maru
KXVI bottoming out ....
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


Bombardment again at Hong Kong. He's also got air power bombing them too now.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/11/2019 9:20:19 PM)

19 December 1941

Chugged through China this turn. I'm trying to get mega-stacks of troops set up in the more central locations. Also trying to organize the CAF. A bunch if I-16 Rats are stationed in the far center north base, but the bases just south of there have not support, so I can't ferry them south to the main bases yet. I have to move a support group there. 4 hex max range sucks.

Crazy ideas are starting to form in my head. It would be nice to send a giant reinforcement package to Luzon to make that island a major offensive base. PPs are the weak link here as it'll take forever to free up forces for that. I do have ships enroute to pick up the Wake garrison and once I get troops off of Hilo, I may send one to Guam, too. I have other ships off to places like Ocean Island to grab all the loose forces hanging around.

Planes flew to strike at ships off of Singkawang and Tarakan, but no hits, as usual. He's now landing troops at the latter.

Hong Kong falls.

Despite the China truce (until February) his recon is scouting things all over China.




inqistor -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/12/2019 7:35:47 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Mundy

Chugged through China this turn. I'm trying to get mega-stacks of troops set up in the more central locations. Also trying to organize the CAF. A bunch if I-16 Rats are stationed in the far center north base, but the bases just south of there have not support, so I can't ferry them south to the main bases yet. I have to move a support group there. 4 hex max range sucks.

Groups without Air Support moves planes to reserve really slow. You should be able to move most of the group south, if you'll not get many damaged during landing. Just keep them idle. And you can probably just air transport some Air Support. I'm not sure about Chinese HQ situation, but Japan Chinese Command can.
Also, I-15s are surprisingly good against NATEs.

quote:

Crazy ideas are starting to form in my head. It would be nice to send a giant reinforcement package to Luzon to make that island a major offensive base. PPs are the weak link here as it'll take forever to free up forces for that. I do have ships enroute to pick up the Wake garrison and once I get troops off of Hilo, I may send one to Guam, too. I have other ships off to places like Ocean Island to grab all the loose forces hanging around.

Same situation. You can probably air transport PI units from nearby islands. They serve no purpose there, anyway. You can't usually go on offensive there, unless Japan lands fragmented on several Bases.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/13/2019 12:36:35 AM)

Yeah, I would love to make a 1920's WPO push to the Philippines, but my whole starting setup won't allow it. KB would trash it anyways.

Speaking of... They've vanished now. I'll have to be careful around Rabaul. Hopefully my troops reach first. I'll be able to pick up the Lark group in a few days when the reach the dot base down south. I'm putting that group together in Port Moresby. I have lots of cris-crossing searches across the DEI, so I may be good.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/13/2019 7:53:14 PM)

23 December 1943

Rolling right along. It seems we both get out of work early on Fridays, so extra turns.

The RAF seems to be figuring things out fairly quickly, so this bodes well.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Muro Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 lb SAP Bomb


One of my subs actually hit a destroyer. One in a million chance.

quote:

ASW attack near Babeldaob at 91,96

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at DD Oyashio
Sub escapes detection


Since little is happening in the Philippines, I'm redistributing my troops there to cover the more obvious landing sights in a smarter non-MacArthur way. Plenty of troops to spread around with artillery supporting all the locations. I'm tempted to move all the B-17s I evacuated out back to Clark and maybe start bombing Formosa. I would just love to strengthen everything there.

Japanese have been trying to take Tarakan for a few turns now, without success.

quote:

Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3180 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Defending force 2880 troops, 42 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 70

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
763 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force


---------------------------------------------


Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1727 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 3020 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Defenses
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy
Sasebo 3rd SNLF






kaleun -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/13/2019 8:02:52 PM)

Ready to watch this one




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/13/2019 9:03:49 PM)

Thanks. Glad someone's reading this.

24 December 1941

Troops unloading at Rabaul. About a day earlier than expected. I want to make this a tough nut to crack.

I'm gathering Dutch troops at Sabang. Ships are enroute to pick them up. I can flip them to ABDA at a discount, which is nice. ABDA won't die in my game.

KB still MIA -- hopefully nowhere near Rabaul. My CVs just refueled at Brisbane. Saratoga is less than a week from meeting them. I've an extra VMF and VMSB on board them and I'll probably dump them off at Rabaul. I'm working at getting Army A-24s up there also.




BBfanboy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/14/2019 2:57:20 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Mundy

Thanks. Glad someone's reading this.

24 December 1941

Troops unloading at Rabaul. About a day earlier than expected. I want to make this a tough nut to crack.

I'm gathering Dutch troops at Sabang. Ships are enroute to pick them up. I can flip them to ABDA at a discount, which is nice. ABDA won't die in my game.

KB still MIA -- hopefully nowhere near Rabaul. My CVs just refueled at Brisbane. Saratoga is less than a week from meeting them. I've an extra VMF and VMSB on board them and I'll probably dump them off at Rabaul. I'm working at getting Army A-24s up there also.

I am reading too, but you clearly don't need any advice from me so far! I'll chime in with suggestions when I think I have something to offer. Meanwhile, thanks for bringing us along on your journey/adventure. [:)]




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/14/2019 12:54:18 PM)

Thanks.

Two games is probably all I can handle. Glad I have the second one. CT's been pretty cool to play with.

26 December 1941

Troops land at San Fernando, Luzon. I don't know if this means anything big yet or not. Just one SNLF made the landing. I've got troops moving hit to hopefully finish them.

quote:


Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 275 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 54 troops, 14 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Fernando !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
III/Prov'nl SPM Grp


My B-17s at Darwin relocated back to Clark. They're hitting the port at Formosa next turn. Maybe I'll catch some ships there.

A-24s at Rabaul strike at Kavieng, getting hits. Apparently some of his PBs can't take bomb hits and this one got obliterated. Nothing there now, but my ships in the area are spotted. I may have to strike the port there if he still has AVs around.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AV Kamoi, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #7, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AV Kamoi, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AV Kamoi




BBfanboy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/14/2019 4:06:21 PM)

Cam Rahn Bay is another port heavily used by the Japanese early on. I think it is 13 hexes from Clark Field.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/14/2019 5:20:49 PM)

We think alike, BB. They're heading there next, before I even read this.. I was deciding between there and Hong Kong.

Slow on my reporting. I ran off to the rifle range right after kicking off the last turn. CT's keeping up a quick pace, which I'm enjoying. We'll probably be into late 1944 within a year.

28 December 1941

Messy day.

I hit Takao for two days. Better results on the first, as he probably pulled ships out after that one.

26th:
quote:

Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 10

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Aotaka, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AV Kunikawa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



---------------------------------------------

Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Boko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CM Shirataka, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


27th:
quote:

Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
AV Kunikawa Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


A big IJN cruiser force swept into the Rabaul area, pretty much torching all my transports. My escorting cruisers got some hits in before succumbing, but it was pretty one sided. I'm making an effort not to completely trash Australia's shipping like I usually do.

My airpower does get some revenge, with my Army planes doing better that expected..

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Buin at 108,131

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
DD Natsushio, heavy fires
CA Nachi

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Natsushio


---------------------------------------------

Morning Air attack on TF, near Buin at 108,131

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buin at 108,131

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 12

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Natsushio, on fire
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buin at 108,131

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Nachi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Kinugasa

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buin at 108,131

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Nachi, on fire
CA Myoko, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb


My carriers get in on the action, though weather stopped some of the planes from making it in. I wasn't close enough for TBDs to play a part.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Treasury Islands at 109,132

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 4
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Amatsukaze


---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Treasury Islands at 109,132

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Hayashio, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hayashio


---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Treasury Islands at 109,132

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 4
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayashio, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Amatsukaze
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hayashio


He'll probably pull his ships back at this point. My carriers are returning to Brisbane. Saratoga should get there about the same time. Yorktown will arrive in San Diego in 2 days and I'll have her join the rest. I can't remember but I think she's still carrying SBCs on board. The Vindicators on Lex are now at Rabaul. The VMF on Sara flew to Port Moresby as they can't quite reach Rabaul. I'm shipping a base unit up there, as they're short on air support there. Once his cruisers clear out, I'll hit the port at Kavieng, in case any AVs are parked there, which there probably are. KB's been MIA and I highly suspect they're heading this way.

Once I can free up enough units, I'll kick off a Marshalls campaign as soon as possible. I'll try this if KB is on the other side of the globe. I'm accumulating a lot of combat capable APs and AKs at Pearl.

Queen Elizabeth reached San Francisco two days ago. She's rather maintenance intensive and tends to take awhile to repair. I'll max her use out for the next 4 months.

An armored battalion of mine has reached San Fernando. I'm not attacking yet as I want to feed more troops in first.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/14/2019 6:31:54 PM)

29 December 1941

Made a stupid-ass mistake at Singapore. I was loading troops onto ships there, but forgot to ensure CAP was up. What appears to be KB, 7 hexes to the NE, struck and wiped out a bunch of ships. Need to watch everything here.

CT's landed more troops at Tarakan. My coast artillery were putting plenty of hits on his ships, but it wasn't enough and he now has the base.

On Luzon, what I thought was a small raiding force turned into being a very major bunch of troops. I lost both armored battalions in the process. I think the writing's on the wall here.

quote:

Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30604 troops, 406 guns, 314 vehicles, Assault Value = 923

Defending force 238 troops, 0 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Japanese adjusted assault: 631

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 631 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
69 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 57 (57 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
2nd Tank Regiment
38th Division
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1
1st Base Force
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
28th JAAF AF Bn
4th Field Construction Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
2nd Base Force
5th Naval Construction Battalion
3rd Construction Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
9th Field Construction Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
24th JAAF AF Bn
6th Naval Construction Battalion
30th JNAF AF Unit
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
40th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
3rd Naval Construction Battalion
48th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion


My transports reach Wake and are loading the troops. I can't dock anything to take the planes, so I have to disband the squadron, losing the planes in the process. I hate such waste. Anyways, I have two good units to use elsewhere. I'll still look at helping Guam yet. I've fixed most of the lone outpost islands now.

My ships are nearing Sabang to take those troops off.

My carriers are nearing Brisbane, with Sara reaching next turn and the rest the following one. I think the KB threat is clear for this area now. My dive bombers at Rabaul are hitting Kavieng's port next turn.

My B-17s didn't fly last turn.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/14/2019 8:03:57 PM)

30 December 1941

CT's picking up pace now. Landings at Mersing this turn. Funny how my searches didn't indicate anything. Looks like the war going like it's supposed to now -- for the most part.

On Luzon, I'm falling back to Manila. I may make my stand there.

KB's 3 hexes from Singapore. Good to know their location. I can be a bit more free with my carriers elsewhere.

I've withdrawn the B-17 units at Clark. They're wearing down and I can put them in the pool. My single P-40 unit has gone to Mindanao. I'll funnel them out through the DEI. I need fighters badly at Rabaul/Port Moresby, since Australia decided to have absolutely none on the continent.

Sara reached Brisbane. The othere will reach next turn. Looking back, I forgot to send York out. I want all 4 together.




Bif1961 -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/15/2019 12:52:32 AM)

Deciding where to make major speed bumps is always a challenge, but highly rewarding if they work to slow his offensive. They were expandable comes to mind.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/15/2019 2:25:50 PM)

01 January 1942

A new year. New things.

My surface group at Madjene pounces. An invasion force showed up near Balikpapan. My guys did good. I first encounter his escorting surface group. I have nothing better than CLs, so they did little against his heavy cruisers. This is where I really wish I had Houston yet to give some backbone to this force. Of course, the only ship I lose is Boise, the best of the lot.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Balikpapan at 64,98, Range 9,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano, Shell hits 10
DD Maikaze
DD Nowaki
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shirayuki, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Java, Shell hits 3
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
CL Danae, Shell hits 3
CL Dragon, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Durban
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1
CL Boise, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Alden
DD John D. Edwards
DD Whipple
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Electra
DD Encounter
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 9,000 yards
CL Marblehead launches Torpedoes at CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Durban launches Torpedoes at CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Dragon launches Torpedoes at CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Danae launches Torpedoes at CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Boise fires at DD Shirayuki at 9,000 yards
CL Boise fires at DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
CL Java fires at CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
DD Jupiter launches Torpedoes at DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Encounter launches Torpedoes at DD Shirayuki at 9,000 yards
DD Van Ghent fires at DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Van Nes fires at DD Shirayuki at 9,000 yards
DD Whipple launches Torpedoes at DD Shirayuki at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards launches Torpedoes at DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Suzuya at 3,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Boise at 3,000 yards
CL Dragon engages CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages CL Danae at 3,000 yards
DD Encounter engages DD Shirayuki at 3,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL De Ruyter at 3,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Jupiter at 3,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Van Nes at 3,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Encounter at 3,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Electra at 3,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Van Ghent at 3,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Banckert at 3,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Van Nes at 3,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Witte de With at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Shirayuki at 3,000 yards
Kurita, Takao orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Kumano at 6,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Suzuya at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Durban at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Dragon at 6,000 yards
CL Danae engages DD Hatsuyuki at 6,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Electra at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL De Ruyter at 6,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Van Ghent at 6,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Jupiter at 6,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Express at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Encounter at 6,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Hagikaze at 6,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Van Nes at 6,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Evertsen at 6,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Nowaki at 6,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Nowaki at 6,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Alden at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Boise sunk by CA Kumano at 7,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Marblehead at 7,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Hatsuyuki at 7,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Electra at 7,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Kumano at 7,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Nowaki at 7,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Shirayuki at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Electra at 7,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Van Ghent at 7,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Kumano at 8,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Marblehead at 8,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Marblehead at 8,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages CL Danae at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Van Ghent at 8,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Van Ghent at 8,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Kumano at 8,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Encounter at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Encounter at 8,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD John D. Edwards at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Kumano at 11,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Durban at 11,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Marblehead at 11,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Kumano at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Van Ghent at 11,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages CA Kumano at 11,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Hagikaze at 11,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Electra at 11,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Hatsuyuki at 11,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Encounter at 11,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Electra at 11,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Banckert at 11,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Arashi at 11,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Whipple at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


---------------------------------------------

Night Time Surface Combat, near Balikpapan at 64,98, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shirayuki, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Java, on fire
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
CL Danae
CL Dragon, on fire
CL Durban
CL Marblehead
DD Alden
DD John D. Edwards
DD Whipple
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Van Ghent, heavy fires
DD Electra
DD Encounter
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hagikaze at 11,000 yards
CL Durban engages DD Hagikaze at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Shirayuki at 8,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
CL Danae engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DD Shirayuki at 8,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
CL Dragon engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Arashi at 7,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages DD Hagikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Shirayuki at 7,000 yards
DD Alden engages DD Shirayuki at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hagikaze at 12,000 yards
CL Durban engages DD Hagikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Alden at 12,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Encounter at 12,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Hagikaze at 12,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


---------------------------------------------

Day Time Surface Combat, near Balikpapan at 64,98, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa

Allied Ships
DM Stronghold

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 17,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Japanese Escort TF evades combat


I punch through them and reach the real prize -- his invasion force.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Balikpapan at 64,97, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Hiyodori, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
TB Hayabusa
TB Kiji, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
TB Kamo, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAK Kogyo Maru, Shell hits 23, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tatutaki Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Mogamigawa Maru, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Koryu Maru, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Atago Maru, Shell hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Meiyo Maru, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java, on fire
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
CL Danae, on fire
CL Dragon, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Durban
CL Marblehead
DD Alden
DD John D. Edwards
DD Whipple
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Electra
DD Encounter
DD Express

Japanese ground losses:
4213 casualties reported
Squads: 134 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 113 destroyed, 88 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 58 (43 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages TB Kamo at 11,000 yards
CL Durban engages TB Kiji at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages TB Hayabusa at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages TB Hiyodori at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Meiyo Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Koryu Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAK Meiyo Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages xAK Koryu Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAK Koryu Maru at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages TB Kamo at 7,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages TB Kiji at 7,000 yards
CL Dragon engages TB Kamo at 7,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages CL Marblehead at 7,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages xAK Koryu Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAK Tatutaki Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Meiyo Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages xAK Koryu Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 7,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages TB Kamo at 3,000 yards
TB Kiji engages CL Marblehead at 3,000 yards
CL Dragon engages TB Hayabusa at 3,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages CL Marblehead at 3,000 yards
CL Tromp engages TB Kamo at 3,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAK Atago Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Koryu Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Atago Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 3,000 yards
xAK Meiyo Maru sunk by DD Evertsen at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Koryu Maru at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages xAK Tatutaki Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Durban engages TB Kamo at 4,000 yards
CL Dragon engages TB Kamo at 4,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Atago Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Tatutaki Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 4,000 yards
xAK Tatutaki Maru sunk by DD Banckert at 4,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages xAK Atago Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Durban engages TB Kamo at 4,000 yards
CL Dragon engages TB Hayabusa at 4,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages TB Kamo at 4,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Encounter engages TB Kamo at 4,000 yards
DD Electra engages TB Hiyodori at 4,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Mogamigawa Maru at 4,000 yards
xAK Koryu Maru sunk by DD Van Nes at 4,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages TB Hayabusa at 4,000 yards
DD Whipple engages TB Kiji at 4,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Alden engages xAK Atago Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Magazine explodes on TB Kamo
TB Kamo sunk by CL Marblehead at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAK Atago Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Atago Maru at 2,000 yards
Magazine explodes on TB Kiji
TB Kiji sunk by DD Van Nes at 2,000 yards
xAK Mogamigawa Maru sunk by DD Witte de With at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Durban engages TB Hayabusa at 3,000 yards
TB Hiyodori sunk by CL Marblehead at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAK Atago Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Dragon engages xAK Kogyo Maru at 3,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


---------------------------------------------

Night Time Surface Combat, near Balikpapan at 64,97, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
xAK Kogyo Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DM Stronghold

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

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Japanese Amphibious TF evades combat


Everyone's going back to Soerabaja. I'm guessing he'll bring more formidable support on the next try, so this is probably a one trick pony affair. All his forces in the area have vanished.

Things are collapsing at Singapore. He's CAPping pretty strongly with KB. My planes strike at his ships at Mersing, but what does get through the CAP fails to hit. I'm now starting to evacuate my aircraft. Some can get to Rangoon, the rest to Batavia. Earlier, I sent some of my better Australian troops north to Alor Star. I'm going to send them north through Malaya, where hopefully he's stripped his bases of any real forces and try to get to Burma. Good thing I sent them earlier, as Johore Bahru falls this turn, cutting off Singapore.

He's consolidating on Luzon. Bombers have been hitting my troops there, inflicting plenty of casualties. So much for any dreams there.

I have more Dutch troops enroute to Rangoon. Troops are still loading at Sabang. I think I've finally cleared all the lone isolated Pacific Island of any troops. My one commando group at the extreme south, south of Kavieng is loading now.
I'll enjoy any victories I can get at this point.




Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/17/2019 8:58:45 PM)

02 January 1942

KB, parked right off of Soerabaja, hit my returning ships from the Balikpapan fight, sinking many Dutch CLs. One more turn, I would have been through.

Meanwhile, he's been slowly taking all the small bases on the north coast of Borneo. Only a couple are left at this point.

My carriers are nearing Rabaul. I have to thread the needle a bit, as he has a number of subs about. My cruiser floatplanes are finding them for me. They already tagged a transport carrying a base force there. It'll probably make it, however.

I-5 and I-23 are parked about 10 hexes off of San Francisco. I can't wait until my destroyers upgrade with their K-launcher. They're pretty anemic right now.

The little dork has been dropping mines off Brisbane, which my coastals have been taking care of. Likewise, he's been finding mine at Truk, so I'll probably stop running missions there.

Royal Sovereign and three destroyers arrived at Aden. I can probably cause trouble with them.





Mundy -> RE: There is only War... Mundy vs Castor Troy DBB Scen 28 (9/20/2019 11:50:48 PM)

08 January 1942

KB is parked 2 hexes off Soerabaja, smashing the port daily. I think any hope I might have had evacuating troops out of there is fading quickly. I'm sending some MTBs out to try and catch them. Who knows, maybe I'll win the lottery. A newly arrived sub there is also hunting them -- replaced with a better captain.

We've been having our war of mines. Being evil, he put some at Port Moresby, where I lost a cargo ship. One of his DMSs got crippled at Kuantan. Another one of his destroyers ate one going into Soerabaja.

The above is leaving my carriers free. Yorktown is departing Pearl now for the Noumea area to eventually unite with my other three CVs.

A cruiser group reached Kavieng for a bombardment, messing things up a bit.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Kavieng at 106,122

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CL Achilles
CL Leander

Japanese ground losses:
313 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Port hits 14

Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Australia
CA Australia firing at Kavieng
SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA San Francisco
CA San Francisco firing at I/66th Naval Guard Unit
CA Minneapolis firing at Kavieng
CL Achilles firing at Kavieng
CL Leander firing at Kavieng


Immediately afterwards, my carriers struck the same base. I was hoping to catch any seaplane tenders or the like there, but apparently, there are none.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Kavieng , at 106,122

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 8
F4F-3A Wildcat x 9
F4F-3 Wildcat x 13
SBD-2 Dauntless x 52
SBD-3 Dauntless x 53
TBD-1 Devastator x 42

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Port hits 6
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
14 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb


I got a bit reckless with Hermes and had her parked west of Singapore, in the strait. She was there a few days until spotted and the Nells finally got her. Not particularly a carrier I will miss, since any USN CVE is better stocked than her.

A fast 20 kt transport has left Pearl, bound for Guam to pick up that base force. They should arrive within a week. The Wake forces are already unloaded at Pearl Harbor.

A big convoy of xAKs at Cape Town are loading with fuel, bound for Perth. Australia gets a bit thin as far as fuel is concerned. More from the States has been enroute. Otherwise, Cape Town is shipping supply to India.

Nothing's approached Balikpapan yet. I think I messed up the timetable good with my surprise strike.

I've been sending lots of my perma-restricted USA forces to the Portland area in the US. That one AAR where the Japanese grab that base has me paranoid about such things.

Castor Troy seems to have a passive-aggressive way to play. Things will seem to slide until he flies in and clobbers it.




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