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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (11/18/2021 8:42:49 PM)

Singapore-Getting close to finally having a crack at this critical base.

Because I have been so tardy in moving on this position (it is only July 42 [:D]) I have some additional goodies to employ in the assault.

Approximately 7 x Divs will be employed which includes 3 x Tank Divs against starving defenders. I am hoping to roll this up in a week possibly 2 and than redeploy this fearsome gathering straight into Burma/ India.

Has anyone used Tank Div's against Singapore? This might be a first in game history [:D]




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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (11/28/2021 3:23:19 AM)

China-close but no cigar.

Lowpe has managed to rush in critical reinforcements on a number of vital hexes preventing the collapse of the Northern Chinese front.

Whilst air, armor and artillery grind down the resolute Chinese defenders a key weakness has finally been found in the main defensive position. Perhaps this time......



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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 3:05:07 AM)

Singapore Assault

Very close now- only a couple of turns before we cross the LD.

It will fascinating to see how this plays out but given the Allies lack of supply I can't see it lasting long.

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 3:09:47 AM)

Intend to squeeze China from both directions.

Finally fresh troops start moving towards Lashio to take this important base. Not sure the level of opposition the IJA will be facing but hopefully second rate survivors from the previous Burma clashes.

The very powerful and experienced IJA 18th Inf Div will be the key unit.

Really keen on knocking China out of the war before 43.

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ny59giants -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 9:54:03 AM)

Singapore - I would pull the two Rgt that you show in the assault. The initial shock will have LCUs of that size getting almost totally disabled. Too many divisions with low prep numbers, so don't be surprised if casualties/disablement is higher than you will like.

Good luck mate! [&o]




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 10:02:47 AM)


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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Singapore - I would pull the two Rgt that you show in the assault. The initial shock will have LCUs of that size getting almost totally disabled. Too many divisions with low prep numbers, so don't be surprised if casualties/disablement is higher than you will like.

Good luck mate! [&o]


You are quite right Mike on all counts (as you usually are [:D]).

I am hoping the two regts take the brunt of the punishment and leave the divisions largely untouched. It has worked for me before.

The disablements will be very high but I am hoping the destroyed squads won't be off the planet.

No doubt casualties will be very heavy given the amount of time and his prep for the defence. Still no supply for a number of months and daily bombings should take the sting out of his prep. Hard to stop Type 1 tanks with small arms. The 3 tank divs should really be the trump card on this.





castor troy -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 11:27:04 AM)

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ORIGINAL: njp72


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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Singapore - I would pull the two Rgt that you show in the assault. The initial shock will have LCUs of that size getting almost totally disabled. Too many divisions with low prep numbers, so don't be surprised if casualties/disablement is higher than you will like.

Good luck mate! [&o]


You are quite right Mike on all counts (as you usually are [:D]).

I am hoping the two regts take the brunt of the punishment and leave the divisions largely untouched. It has worked for me before.

The disablements will be very high but I am hoping the destroyed squads won't be off the planet.

No doubt casualties will be very heavy given the amount of time and his prep for the defence. Still no supply for a number of months and daily bombings should take the sting out of his prep. Hard to stop Type 1 tanks with small arms. The 3 tank divs should really be the trump card on this.





Is the enemy really completely out of supply? Do you still see flak bursts in the replay during bombing runs?

The shock attack into Singapore is the day the Allied will do the most damage to your units and if the units still have supply they will still do lots of damage. Of course the Allied won't last long afterwards.




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 12:19:22 PM)


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ORIGINAL: castor troy

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ORIGINAL: njp72


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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Singapore - I would pull the two Rgt that you show in the assault. The initial shock will have LCUs of that size getting almost totally disabled. Too many divisions with low prep numbers, so don't be surprised if casualties/disablement is higher than you will like.

Good luck mate! [&o]


You are quite right Mike on all counts (as you usually are [:D]).

I am hoping the two regts take the brunt of the punishment and leave the divisions largely untouched. It has worked for me before.

The disablements will be very high but I am hoping the destroyed squads won't be off the planet.

No doubt casualties will be very heavy given the amount of time and his prep for the defence. Still no supply for a number of months and daily bombings should take the sting out of his prep. Hard to stop Type 1 tanks with small arms. The 3 tank divs should really be the trump card on this.





Is the enemy really completely out of supply? Do you still see flak bursts in the replay during bombing runs?

The shock attack into Singapore is the day the Allied will do the most damage to your units and if the units still have supply they will still do lots of damage. Of course the Allied won't last long afterwards.



Yep he is definitely out of supply. I haven't seen any flak for over 2 months and I am bombing from 8000ft. [:)]

You are quite right about that first shock attack; it will be nasty.

I will just have to absorb the initial losses and crack on. I need these forces in Burma to start working their way back into China to finish off that theatre before Lowpe gets too ambitious in the Pacific. I am fascinated to see how the Tank Divisions fare.







ny59giants -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 12:36:01 PM)

Double check the leaders before they go over the causeway. [;)]




castor troy -> RE: Early Blows (12/4/2021 1:54:17 PM)


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ORIGINAL: njp72


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ORIGINAL: castor troy

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ORIGINAL: njp72


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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Singapore - I would pull the two Rgt that you show in the assault. The initial shock will have LCUs of that size getting almost totally disabled. Too many divisions with low prep numbers, so don't be surprised if casualties/disablement is higher than you will like.

Good luck mate! [&o]


You are quite right Mike on all counts (as you usually are [:D]).

I am hoping the two regts take the brunt of the punishment and leave the divisions largely untouched. It has worked for me before.

The disablements will be very high but I am hoping the destroyed squads won't be off the planet.

No doubt casualties will be very heavy given the amount of time and his prep for the defence. Still no supply for a number of months and daily bombings should take the sting out of his prep. Hard to stop Type 1 tanks with small arms. The 3 tank divs should really be the trump card on this.





Is the enemy really completely out of supply? Do you still see flak bursts in the replay during bombing runs?

The shock attack into Singapore is the day the Allied will do the most damage to your units and if the units still have supply they will still do lots of damage. Of course the Allied won't last long afterwards.



Yep he is definitely out of supply. I haven't seen any flak for over 2 months and I am bombing from 8000ft. [:)]

You are quite right about that first shock attack; it will be nasty.

I will just have to absorb the initial losses and crack on. I need these forces in Burma to start working their way back into China to finish off that theatre before Lowpe gets too ambitious in the Pacific. I am fascinated to see how the Tank Divisions fare.



Then it should be a cakewalk. I've never thought about ignoring Singapore for that long and would have deemed it a fault but it looks to be a good idea actually.




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/8/2021 8:21:56 PM)

Thanks Castor, and we have an answer today regarding Singapore.



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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/8/2021 8:25:50 PM)

And the Allied Orbat in Singapore.

Pretty standard but I am struck by the amount of heavy AA units that are there.

I am guessing some of the units below will be hard to rebuild???? Thoughts?

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jdsrae -> RE: Early Blows (12/8/2021 9:56:46 PM)

From memory some of those Allied units have withdrawal dates so canít be rebuilt, eg HQ ABDA.
Indian and Aus infantry squad replacement rates can make rebuilding those infantry units take a long time.
You might see them back on the map fairly quickly, but they will probably be lacking riflemen.




Capt. Harlock -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 3:09:03 AM)

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we have an answer today regarding Singapore.


Impressive -- I can't remember seeing an attack knock down three fort levels before.




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 3:43:56 AM)


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we have an answer today regarding Singapore.


Impressive -- I can't remember seeing an attack knock down three fort levels before.



Thanks Cap, it would have been a real bear to take this back in Jan/ Feb against Lowpe who would have made me pay big time.

Now in July/ Aug against starving defenders, not so bad [:D]




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 3:46:44 AM)


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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

From memory some of those Allied units have withdrawal dates so canít be rebuilt, eg HQ ABDA.
Indian and Aus infantry squad replacement rates can make rebuilding those infantry units take a long time.
You might see them back on the map fairly quickly, but they will probably be lacking riflemen.



I hope so regarding the riflemen.

Your thoughts about the rebuilding of the heavy AA regts?




jdsrae -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 7:05:36 AM)


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ORIGINAL: njp72


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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

From memory some of those Allied units have withdrawal dates so canít be rebuilt, eg HQ ABDA.
Indian and Aus infantry squad replacement rates can make rebuilding those infantry units take a long time.
You might see them back on the map fairly quickly, but they will probably be lacking riflemen.



I hope so regarding the riflemen.

Your thoughts about the rebuilding of the heavy AA regts?


Been too long since Iíve played Allies to remember so stayed silent on them on purpose!
If you start a new game as Allies you could check the devices and replacement rates, and see if the units have withdrawal rates.
Iíd expect to see them bought back if they can be.




DesertWolf101 -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 8:10:41 AM)


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ORIGINAL: jdsrae


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ORIGINAL: njp72


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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

From memory some of those Allied units have withdrawal dates so canít be rebuilt, eg HQ ABDA.
Indian and Aus infantry squad replacement rates can make rebuilding those infantry units take a long time.
You might see them back on the map fairly quickly, but they will probably be lacking riflemen.



I hope so regarding the riflemen.

Your thoughts about the rebuilding of the heavy AA regts?


Been too long since Iíve played Allies to remember so stayed silent on them on purpose!
If you start a new game as Allies you could check the devices and replacement rates, and see if the units have withdrawal rates.
Iíd expect to see them bought back if they can be.


I have brought those AA units back in my current game and they are arriving over the next two weeks. I have 60 guns in stockpile waiting for them and this is in February 1942, so I don't think Lowpe will have much trouble replacing them. As jdsrae mentioned though it is a bit harder to replace the Indian squads in 1942 due to the high demand for them.




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 10:54:43 AM)

Thanks guys, some good input there.

So in summary the AA guns won't worry him too much but I suspect the fighting in Southern India, Ceylon and Australia should result in some issues for him amongst the Commonwealth forces in inf squads and other equipment.

I can live with that [:)]





RangerJoe -> RE: Early Blows (12/9/2021 11:33:19 AM)

In 1944, the Burmese and other squads convert to Indian squads. So if you did not destroy a bunch of those, then in 1944 there will be a nice influx of those devices.




njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/10/2021 2:57:57 AM)


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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

In 1944, the Burmese and other squads convert to Indian squads. So if you did not destroy a bunch of those, then in 1944 there will be a nice influx of those devices.


Thanks, good point.

I have killed a few but not nearly enough. Plenty more work to be done.





njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/16/2021 6:43:30 PM)

4 days and 2 shock attacks and Singapore is no more.

Industry is largely intact as well[:D]

Now to finish China

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/17/2021 9:58:57 PM)

China- Tough fighting continues right across the front as the Chinese are slowly ground down.

Every time the elusive break through emerges, Lowpe manages to plug the gap right at death's door.

Starting to notice a number of Chinese units start to break contract and withdraw to the interior so I suspect a crisis is looming.

*I think I have found the ideal place to deploy the 3 x Tank Divs now looking for something to do after Singapore. [;)]

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/17/2021 10:02:52 PM)

Perhaps another week away from really surging into Burma.

The end result should be the doubling of pressure on the Chinese.

*Naval blocking forces deployed around this area to prevent any kamikaze attempt of re-supplying Singapore now start to head back to the Pacific where the Allies seem to be more feisty.

KB looking good, A6M5s and radar for the Zui and Sho. Time to look for that fight.



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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/24/2021 2:02:07 AM)

Chinese being pounded by the air.

Keen to reopen the Southern Front and cause the Allies more distress.

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/24/2021 2:05:18 AM)

And up North the Chinese are copping it on a daily basis as well.

No mercy or fairness in this conflict [:D]



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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/24/2021 2:07:58 AM)

Keen to restart naval operations around Ceylon but first I have to thin out his air force a bit.

A good start.

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/24/2021 2:09:49 AM)

Nice [:D]

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/24/2021 2:14:56 AM)

That is what I was seeking.

The IJN should have a week or two now without too much interference.

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njp72 -> RE: Early Blows (12/24/2021 2:17:54 AM)

The daily grind down of the Chinese positions continue

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