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Andy Mac -> RE: Andy Mac v The Insane AI (10/9/2019 9:40:00 PM)

OK Force Z POW, Repulse, Danae, Mauritius and 7 Destroyers are attacking Mersing tonight or I am decimating the crews...
TG2.1 Java, Tromp, DeRuyter, Dragon, Durban and 7 Destroyers are going to attack North Bornea
TG2.2 USS Swayback, Houston, Marblehead, Boise and 12 Destroyers are my reserve at Soerbaja (yes I gave myself another present of a US CA so shoot me !!!)




Andy Mac -> RE: Andy Mac v The Insane AI (10/9/2019 9:44:54 PM)

TG 1.1. Centred around the BC HMNZS New Zealand leading a multinational force is going to try and defend the convoy loading at Suva.....thanks to my air search I spotted them and have a chance of getting them

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Andy Mac -> Utter Incompetence !! (10/9/2019 9:54:57 PM)

OK well where to begin

Japanese TF landed a force on Nadi - HMNZS New Zealand TF went to Suva.....and didn't react
Force Z finally sailed to Mersing 3 days late and the Japanese TF having unloaded the entire unit departed without a short fired
TG2.1 ended up one hex short of target and didn't engage Japanese TF

So ZERO combat.....

Only good news Lexington and Enterprise caught an enemy TF sneaking up on Christmas Island and destroyed it.

An of course in daylight TG2.1 AND Force Z were caught in the open water - fortunately only one bomb hit POW for no dmage but in the name of the wee man what a fiasco....




traskott -> RE: Andy Mac v The Insane AI (10/9/2019 9:59:27 PM)

No SLOC to talk about :p . Time to make a new one.




traskott -> RE: Andy Mac v The Insane AI (10/9/2019 10:04:01 PM)

If I remember correctly, soon you will be fighting on the beaches of Australia..




Andy Mac -> OMFG (10/9/2019 10:11:50 PM)

OK so finally I catch a TF at anchor but no behold the skill of the Japanese amphib driver...


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Andy Mac -> RE: OMFG (10/9/2019 10:13:38 PM)

They pick me up beyond 21,000 yards in a bad night with poor visibility and get the entire TF away before I can close wtf !!!!!!

An amphib TF ran away from a 30 knot BC led TF that HAD them of RADAR arrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggg

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nadi at 131,160, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Rishiri
CL Hiragatake
LSD - 12
LSD - 13
LSD - 14
AK Glamis Maru
AK Cape Maru
APD -114
APD -115
APD -116
APD -117
DD E - 222
DD E - 223
AKA Koala Maru

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CA Pensacola
CA Canberra
CL Leander
CL Achilles
CL Perth
DD Voyager
DD Le Triomphant
BC New Zealand

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 17% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Japanese Amphibious TF evades combat




Andy Mac -> RE: OMFG (10/9/2019 10:15:10 PM)

Oh and to put the bloody cherry on top in the day phase.....

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nadi at 131,160

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1s Kate x 19
A6M2s Zero x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1s Kate: 5 damaged
B5N1s Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BC New Zealand, Torpedo hits 2
CA Canberra, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B5N1s Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo




Andy Mac -> RE: OMFG (10/9/2019 10:16:16 PM)

Oh an Nadi fell as well so my cup runneth over....




Andy Mac -> RE: OMFG (10/9/2019 10:18:49 PM)

HMS Voyager was out of fuel so my entire 30 knot TF was reduced to 5 knots after making a full speed run yesterday probably why they got away they were actually faster than my TF because of my fuel status it cost me....ffs




Andy Mac -> RE: OMFG (10/9/2019 10:38:28 PM)

And it gets worse....

HMS Dragon takes 3 LL Torps and goes down

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 58,88, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 2
CL Tama, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Akikaze
DD Tawakaze

Allied Ships
CL Java, Shell hits 1
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
CL Dragon, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Durban, Shell hits 1
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein
DD Van Ghent

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CL Durban engages CL Tama at 1,000 yards
CL Dragon sunk by CL Isuzu at 1,000 yards
CL Java engages DD Tawakaze at 1,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages CL Java at 1,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Van Ghent at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Java at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages CL Isuzu at 2,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL De Ruyter at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Durban at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Tromp at 6,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Tawakaze at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Java at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...



And then Java and Dragon follow her

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 58,88, Range 2,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
C.XI-W: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 5
DD T - 100, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Asama, Shell hits 1
CA Tokiwa
DD Arashikaru
DD Nobikaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Java, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL De Ruyter, Shell hits 5, on fire
CL Tromp
CL Durban, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Banckert, Shell hits 3
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 1
DD Piet Hein, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 1

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CL Durban engages BB Mutsu at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Tokiwa at 2,000 yards
CA Asama engages CL Java at 2,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages CL Java at 2,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages DD Van Ghent at 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Piet Hein at 2,000 yards
CL Durban engages BB Mutsu at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Tokiwa at 2,000 yards
CA Asama engages CL De Ruyter at 2,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages DD Kortenaer at 2,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages DD Van Ghent at 2,000 yards
DD Piet Hein sunk by DD Nobikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages DD Kortenaer at 2,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Nobikaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Tokiwa at 4,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CL De Ruyter at 4,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Nobikaze at 4,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Arashikaru at 4,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages DD Kortenaer at 4,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Arashikaru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CL Durban at 2,000 yards
CA Tokiwa engages CL Java at 2,000 yards
CL Java sunk by CA Asama at 2,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Arashikaru at 2,000 yards
DD T - 100 engages DD Banckert at 2,000 yards
DD Arashikaru engages DD Evertsen at 2,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Nobikaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Tokiwa engages CL Durban at 3,000 yards
CL Durban sunk by CA Tokiwa at 3,000 yards
CA Asama engages CL De Ruyter at 3,000 yards
DD Nobikaze engages DD Kortenaer at 3,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Nobikaze at 3,000 yards
DD T - 100 engages DD Van Ghent at 3,000 yards
DD T - 100 engages DD Witte de With at 3,000 yards
DD T - 100 engages DD Banckert at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Witte de With at 5,000 yards
CA Tokiwa engages CL De Ruyter at 5,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages CA Asama at 5,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Nobikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Arashikaru engages DD Evertsen at 5,000 yards
DD T - 100 engages DD Witte de With at 5,000 yards
DD T - 100 engages DD Banckert at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...




Andy Mac -> Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/9/2019 10:58:00 PM)


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,87, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E7K2 Alf: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
CL Tama, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Akikaze
DD Tawakaze

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 2
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius, Shell hits 1
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express, Shell hits 1
DD Jupiter

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB Prince of Wales at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB Prince of Wales at 9,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Jupiter at 9,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Tawakaze at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Isuzu at 3,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 3,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Jupiter at 3,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Express at 3,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Thracian at 3,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Tawakaze at 3,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Tenedos at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BC Repulse at 6,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages DD Akikaze at 6,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Tawakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tama at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 10,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Tawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Electra at 10,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Tenedos at 10,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Mauritius at 10,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Tawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 10,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Tawakaze at 10,000 yards
Ura, Koichi orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Tama engages BB Prince of Wales at 8,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages CL Mauritius at 8,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Express at 8,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Thracian at 8,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Tawakaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tama at 13,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Electra at 13,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Akikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Thanet at 13,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Tenedos at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,87, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LST Kantori Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Kaga Maru, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAK Mexico Maru
xAK Kaiko Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Eihuku Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Mikasa Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Aso Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Hakonesan Maru, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Hakubasan Maru, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Zyunyo Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Daigen Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Ryuyo Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire
xAK Meiu Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAK Teisen Maru, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAK Iwaki Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Josho Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Meisho Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Midori Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Hakka Maru
xAKL Haguro Maru
xAKL Kaika Maru, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
xAKL Kaishi Maru, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
LST Fuji Maru #4, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Meisho Maru at 4,000 yards
xAK Josho Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAK Iwaki Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAK Teisen Maru at 4,000 yards
xAK Kaiko Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
AK Kaga Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Meisho Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Iwaki Maru sunk by DD Jupiter at 2,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Teisen Maru at 2,000 yards
xAKL Kaishi Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages LST Fuji Maru #4 at 2,000 yards
LST Fuji Maru #4 sunk by BC Repulse at 2,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAK Daigen Maru at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Zyunyo Maru at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Aso Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Teisen Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Midori Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Meisho Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Meiu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages LST Kantori Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Daigen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages LST Kantori Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Hakubasan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Aso Maru at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Mikasa Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAKL Kaika Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
xAK Midori Maru sunk by BC Repulse at 3,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Meisho Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Meiu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages LST Kantori Maru at 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Zyunyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Hakubasan Maru at 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Hakonesan Maru at 3,000 yards
xAK Eihuku Maru sunk by BC Repulse at 3,000 yards
xAKL Kaika Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Hakonesan Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAK Meisho Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAK Hakonesan Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 4,000 yards
xAK Zyunyo Maru sunk by DD Thracian at 4,000 yards
xAK Hakubasan Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Hakonesan Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Meiu Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Aso Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAK Meisho Maru at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Aso Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAK Aso Maru at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,87, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tama, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Tawakaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 2
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 7,000 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...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Tawakaze at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Jupiter at 6,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Tawakaze at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tama at 5,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Tawakaze at 5,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Mauritius at 5,000 yards
CL Tama engages DD Thracian at 5,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Thanet at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tama at 6,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Thanet at 6,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Tawakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Tama engages BB Prince of Wales at 7,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Tawakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Jupiter at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tama at 9,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Tama at 9,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Electra at 9,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,87, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LST Kantori Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Mexico Maru, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAK Mikasa Maru, and is sunk
xAK Aso Maru, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Hakonesan Maru, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Daigen Maru, Shell hits 37, and is sunk
xAK Ryuyo Maru, Shell hits 27, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Meiu Maru, Shell hits 30, and is sunk
xAK Meisho Maru, and is sunk
xAKL Hakka Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Haguro Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Mexico Maru at 5,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAK Mexico Maru at 5,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Hakonesan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAK Hakonesan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Mexico Maru at 5,000 yards
xAKL Hakka Maru sunk by BC Repulse at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
xAK Mexico Maru sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Meiu Maru at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAKL Haguro Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAK Meiu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages xAKL Haguro Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAKL Haguro Maru at 2,000 yards
LST Kantori Maru sunk by DD Tenedos at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Ryuyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAK Meiu Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Ryuyo Maru sunk by DD Tenedos at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Meiu Maru at 3,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAK Meiu Maru at 3,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAK Meiu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Meiu Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Meiu Maru at 3,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Daigen Maru at 3,000 yards
xAK Daigen Maru sunk by BC Repulse at 3,000 yards
xAK Aso Maru sunk by DD Thanet at 3,000 yards
xAK Aso Maru sunk by DD Thanet at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,87, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokyo Maru, Shell hits 22, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Japanese ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
BB Prince of Wales engages xAK Tokyo Maru at 1,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Tokyo Maru at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAK Tokyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages xAK Tokyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAK Tokyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAK Tokyo Maru at 3,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,86, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze, Shell hits 3, heavy fires

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
BC Repulse, Shell hits 1
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Express, Shell hits 1
DD Jupiter

Japanese ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Akikaze at 14,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Akikaze at 14,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Express at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Akikaze at 12,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Akikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 12,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Akikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Akikaze at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Express at 9,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Akikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Akikaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Akikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Electra at 12,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Tenedos at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Express at 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Akikaze at 15,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Akikaze at 15,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Thracian at 15,000 yards
Shiga D. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Express at 14,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Akikaze at 14,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 15,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 15,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Express at 15,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Akikaze at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Akikaze at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Akikaze at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Akikaze at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Akikaze at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Akikaze at 25,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Akikaze at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Akikaze at 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 61,85, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 3
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
DD Kosukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
CL Danae, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Vendetta, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Scout, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Stronghold, Shell hits 3

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Takeda, Isamu* crosses the 'T'
BB Ise engages CL Danae at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Mogami at 13,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Scout at 13,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vendetta at 13,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vampire at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Danae engages BB Ise at 11,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Stronghold at 11,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vendetta at 11,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vendetta at 11,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages CL Danae at 8,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Stronghold at 8,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Stronghold at 8,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vendetta at 8,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vampire at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Mogami at 10,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Stronghold at 10,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Scout at 10,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Yamanakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vampire at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages CL Danae at 11,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Mogami at 11,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Yamanakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Kosukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Danae sunk by BB Ise at 10,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Yamanakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Yamanakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Yamanakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vampire at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Yamanakaze at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Yamanakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Kosukaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Yamanakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Kosukaze engages DD Scout at 13,000 yards
DD Kosukaze engages DD Vendetta at 13,000 yards
DD Kosukaze engages DD Vendetta at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Stronghold at 15,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Kosukaze at 15,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vendetta at 15,000 yards
DD Kosukaze engages DD Vampire at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Vampire at 18,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Vendetta at 18,000 yards
DD Kosukaze engages DD Vampire at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Stronghold at 22,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Vampire at 22,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Vendetta at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Stronghold at 25,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Scout at 25,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Vendetta at 25,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Vampire at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Vendetta at 26,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Scout at 26,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Vendetta at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 64,86, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Seki Maru #2, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Hie Maru, Shell hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra, on fire
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
BC Repulse engages PB Seki Maru #2 at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
PB Seki Maru #2 sunk by CL Mauritius at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAP Hie Maru at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAP Hie Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAP Hie Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Express engages xAP Hie Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAP Hie Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
BC Repulse engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Express engages xAP Hie Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Hie Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Express engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Express engages xAP Hie Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Electra engages xAP Hie Maru at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAP Hie Maru at 9,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages xAP Hie Maru at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Express engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
Younger, L.E. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Miri at 62,86, Range 28,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
CA Mogami
DD Kosukaze
DD Yamanakaze

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
CL Mauritius
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra, on fire
DD Express
DD Jupiter

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 28,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Mogami at 28,000 yards
BB Ise engages CL Mauritius at 28,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Express at 28,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Thanet at 28,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Thracian at 29,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Thanet at 29,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Tenedos at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...





traskott -> RE: Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/10/2019 6:29:33 AM)

Good catch of transports. A pity they had unloaded..




Andy Mac -> RE: Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/10/2019 9:26:15 AM)

Ok game has progressed a couple of weeks and I messed up royally and by the numbers !!!

1. Japanese raiders hit my 1st West Coast to PH convoy with surface and air attacks and the CL and 6 DD escort was overwhelmed so I sent Saratoga and a a 7 DD TF our to rescue the convoy well Saratoga won the fight but took 2 Torpedoes from float torpedo bombers for her pains

2. My surface TFs are in tatters KB all 6 PH carriers arrived off of Java in last week of December and damaged a lot of my best cruisers

3. Raiders in the Indian Ocean are driving me nuts hitting convoys left right and centre I need carrier groups to hunt them down my losses in ships fleei g the DEI have been painful

4. Worst of all my delaying action by the two Australian Bdes was wildly successful allowing all up country forces to get back to Singapore and performing an excellent fighting withdrawal to Singapore however the early arrival of KB in DEI caught them before they had passed the Java /Sumatra gap and they were both annihilated in transit

5. Japan has taken all of Borneo all of Malaya except Singapore, MacArthur is penned up in Manila Fiji has fallen and NO reinforcements apart from refugees from Malaya have arrived in SWPAC or SOPAC it has not been a good srart




Andy Mac -> RE: Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/10/2019 9:29:00 AM)

I seriously underestimated the impact of the Japanese and German raiders on my Indian Ocean transports and the speed of KB getting into the Java Sea has crippled my Evans I have lost numerous ships by waiting just one or two days too long

The AMC raiders are nasty what was I thinking of I must be a total sadist




traskott -> RE: Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/10/2019 9:43:16 AM)

In my own game against the "old" Ironman Tier 3, my losses in xAKs were staggering. I really had supply issues in my main theaters, and had to escort ALL convoys with carriers. India, specially, was a PITA, by some designer choices [:'(]

Welcome to your own nightmare [:D][:D][:D]




HansBolter -> RE: Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/10/2019 10:47:04 AM)

Trust me when I say things get better once you survive '42.

Take a look at my thread on Heavy Urban Level 9 Fort Reduction for a ray of hope.

Especially tough when you assign your carriers to hunt raiders and the damn raider float planes put fish into your carriers.




GetAssista -> RE: Finally Force Z comes good !!! (10/10/2019 11:31:43 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: traskott
In my own game against the "old" Ironman Tier 3, my losses in xAKs were staggering. I really had supply issues in my main theaters, and had to escort ALL convoys with carriers. India, specially, was a PITA, by some designer choices [:'(]

Welcome to your own nightmare [:D][:D][:D]

Those pesky AV riders were the most annoying thing for me when battling against the previous Nasty Ironman. Darn things can stay at sea forever, hold their own against cruiser SCTFs and evade CV attention. You just cannot rely on any particular part of ocean on the map being safe.




Andy Mac -> End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 4:46:55 PM)

Review of SOPAC

NZ - 4 Weak Militia Bdes in North Island, 2 Weak Militia Bdes in South Island, 1 Reg Bde at 80% (8th NZ Bde) evacced from Suva
2 x US Arty Bns
1 x US Arty Regt
6 x Cav Regt North Island
3 x Cav Regt South Island

I have 4 weak light bomber sqns (Vincents and Hudsons)

A TF of 3 operational CA's (Canberra, Pensacola, Louiville) 3 x CL's (Leander, Perth and Achilles)

On the new map there are many invasion points so I am feeling very very exposed I need to get some US reinforcements to NZ ASAP

Fiji and New Cal have both fallen and NZ is very exposed




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BillBrown -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:00:45 PM)

Still waiting for you to post that matrix of variant points you use.




Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:06:52 PM)

Just something I worked out for myself

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Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:18:36 PM)

Review of SWPAC

Japanese Bypassed Rabaul and went straight for PM both are holding but will fall in a few days my land forces are

5 Militia Divs - still using militia squads and in poor shape
6 Cav Bdes - not yet converted to motor or armoured Bde
3 Inf Bdes - in decent shape

I also have the 3 'Bird' Bns and about 9 mixed cavalry and armoured regiments (with no tanks)


At sea I have a TF of the Australia and Adeilade and that's it and again a few light bomber sqns

En route I have 1 Dutch Regt from Java and 11th Indian Div plus whatever cruisers or destroyers escape the debacle in the DEI




Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:25:26 PM)

PI

Overrun I have 1700 AV in Manila lvl 2 forts and 50000 supply so should hold for a while

Borneo being overrun

Sinagpore invested and cut off

Java, Sumatra and Timor still mine but not for long - my surface assets cannot operate in DEI any more so I am pulling them back




Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:26:59 PM)

Burma I have pulled back to Mandalay and will try to hold on there for a while Burma Div and 5th Chinese Army are concentrating there

Ceylon is also quite weak despite 18th British Div and several Indian Bdes

Basically I am totally screwed !!!




Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:47:10 PM)

OK

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Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 5:47:45 PM)

VP

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BillBrown -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 6:16:14 PM)

Thank you Andy Mac




Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 6:31:17 PM)

ALARM ALARM ALARM

INCOMING !!!



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Andy Mac -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 6:33:36 PM)

jan the 9th and a Japanese TF off NZ I um the creek without a paddle !!!




HansBolter -> RE: End of Month 1 (10/10/2019 7:23:26 PM)

What have you done with this AI?
I have never seen the AI move this rapidly and in these directions.

Hilo, Johnston Island and the air raids on the battleships on the West Coast are recognizable, but these moves in SoPac are not.

Can this AI be adapted to other Ironman scenarios like #40?




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