From: Wisconsin, USA
12/7/41 - Zeke99 opens up the offensive on Skipjack:
Clark Field: Many B17s destroyed/damaged on the ground. U.S. Fighters largely take it on the chin facing the Zeros.
Khoto Baru: 18th JAP Inf Div lands and drives off the 9th Indian Division. 2000 pnts of supplies landed after combat.
Davao: Japs land the 33/16th Bde and 56th Group, PI unit driven off.
Lagaspi: 16th JAP Inf Div lands and takes the base.
Sarawak: Yok SNLF lands and takes the base.
Singora: 5th JAP Inf Div lands and drives off the Indian defensive unit.
Miri, Guam, Tarawa all fall like a rock.
Air action off Kuatuan: British Surface TF is hit by Jap Air strikes and Prince of Wales suffers a '*****' on the 4th torpedo strike. Admiral Tom "Thumb" Philips is shown conclusively that aircraft ARE a match for Battleships. Repulse miraculously survives.
35th JAP Independent Bde takes Tarakan.
Anbon: 65 Zekes attack Dutch wing, 10 Buffaloes destroyed. 2 CVs strike the port and sink 4 MCS.
Kendari: Bombarded by CA, 2CL. 56th Group takes the base.
Manila: Bombarded by 4DD, 56th & 16th Div attack and take the base, 17 aircraft lost.
Palabang: 2BB, 4CA, CL bombard. TF with 3CA land 1/18 Bde and takes the base.
Sorong: 17th Engr takes it.
Balikpapan: Taken by the Yok SNLF.
Port Moresby: 4CA, CL bombard, x/SAS Rgt takes the base. No allied air intervention :(
Milne Bay: Taken by 1/4th SBF.
Cagayan: Taken by 52nd JAP Div.
Rabaul: Taken by 2nd Mai Bn.
Escape from the Philippine Archipelago (Skipjack's version of 'Escape from New York'?):
Tenedos DD from Hong Kong Sunk off Miri.
CL Boise: Hit by 2 sorties from Lagaspi; 5 bomb hits. Staggering out, this ship faces long odds of ever seeing a friendly port.
CA Houston: Hit by 3 sorties from Lagaspi; 3 bomb hits. Not too bad - yet.
CL Marblehead & 4-stackers: Forces JAP TFs in Mindoro to abort, 4 Clemson DDs sunk by air strikes from Peleliu; Marblehead takes damage.
AV Langley and Manila Bay survivors: Apparently sailing down the Makassar straights was not as dangerous as Skipjack thought.
Leyte and Ooshaven fall.
JAP 2nd Guards and 5th Div take Jitra.
JAP 33rd and 55th Div take Rangoon - ye old "2 squad defense" by the allies :(
JAP 38th Div tries to take Hong Kong, no joy.
Massive air strikes on Clark Field from Manila, Formosa and Lagaspi. No allied air power response.
JAP Air strikes from Palembang hit Singapore, Allied strikes from Batavia hit Palembang.
21st Independent Bde takes Palawan.
Japs Also take: Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Mindanao, Makassar and Panay.
53rd JAP Div takes Lingayen; PI divisions still resist.
Midway: 5 BB bombard, 7th Inf Div invades and is repulsed. A second division is added in after; they only add to the carnage on the beach.
Palembang: Transport TF is hit by air strikes from Singapore, a Mogami class is reported as sunk.
Anbon: Combined forces take the island, Kure SNLF does the job (allied MCS present are finished in port or trying to escape).
Timor: 4CA, CL bombard and South Seas Bde takes the Island.
Sea lanes in and around Timor: Asiatic Fleet units avoid destruction for another turn; Boise's odyssey to escape destruction and find a safe haven somewhere far from Japanese intervention continues.