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Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/3/2007 8:43:20 AM   
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New game, new luck
We decided to swap sides.
Skipjack working for the Emperor now has started a fast attack at the Philippiens and pushing to Sinagpore and India.
I managed to get some troops to Port Morsby and to repell an assault
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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/4/2007 3:41:14 AM   
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Skipjack working for the Emperor now has started a fast attack at the Philippiens and pushing to Sinagpore and India.
I managed to get some troops to Port Morsby and to repell an assault


What happened at Pearl Harbor??


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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/4/2007 3:56:51 AM   
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Tora, Tora, Tora!! Lt. Fukida reports 5 U.S. Battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor. In Malaysia, Force Z was totally wiped out. Banzai! It was a good start - hopefully my luck will hold




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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/4/2007 7:22:45 AM   
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hopefully my luck will hold


At least one CVE already sunk by B17 of Crains

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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/4/2007 4:14:27 PM   
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12/14/41:

Western Indonesia: 35th Ind Bde marches on Tarakan and takes it ... SNLF re-embarked at Kuching and takes Balikpapan.

DEI: KB and BB / CA surface combat TFs target Kendari - Marblehead + 5 Clemson DDs sunk, base taken.

Philipines: 56th Inf Div diverted to Manila and takes it with the help of CA bombardment and the 16th Inf Div marching up from Lagaspi ... Jap Inf Div attempts Lingayen but Philipine resistance holds .. Cagayan taken.

South Pacific: BBs and mini-KB assist in the takeover of Rabaul ... Troops and ships from the Marshall Islands take Guadacanal ... At Milne Bay 4 Jap CAs and a CL prevent an allied TF (CA, CL, DD, 3AP) from unloading and allow a Jap SBF unit to take it.

Other: 38th Inf Div launches shock attack and takes Hong Kong ... Bangkok falls after Jap divisions drive off an Indian Inf Div.

12/21/41:

Malaysia: Jitra and Kuatuan taken.

DEI: 16th Army takes Surabaya supported by KB and BBs.

Philipines: 2nd Division added to Lingayen which takes the base, but Philipine units still resistance .. Palawan, Samar, Jolo, Negros, Cebu taken.

South Pacific: Port Moresby - Jap BBs sink a Kent CA and Birmingham CL, then bombards, but the AUS 23rd Bde stops the South Seas Bde ... B5Ns from Milne Bay claim an AP and MCS but B17s from Cairns sink a CVE, damage a CVL.

Burma: Rangoon Taken by 15th Army divisions.






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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/5/2007 10:12:58 AM   
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12/28/41:

Combined Fleet strikes at western Java - Dutch Martins get a couple of bomb hits on Jap CVs, nothing critical.  After bombardment Batavia falls.  Also taken:  Leyte, Mindoro, Mendano, Moratai, Hollandia.

1/4/42:

Indonesia:  2 Transport TFs run the guantlet of air attacks from Singapore to invade Palambang - 2 Rgts landed in 2 waves dispite losses of an AP, MCS and a DD - base taken.  Transport TFs bring supplies to Kuatuan despite air attacks ... Tjilatjap and Kuala Lumpur taken at end-of-turn.

Elsewhere: Philipine Cav Rgt hangs tough in Lingayan ... Clark Field taken driving the defenders back to Bataan ... Indian troops marched on Rangoon from Akyab but are forced back ... Mandalay taken.

Gasmata falls ... Madang, Buna & Gona and Admiralties Is also taken ...  Reinforced KB2 sweats out multiple B17 attacks but avoids serious damage ... Port Moresby bombarded .

Marshall Islands - U.S. Pacific Fleet appears at Maleowop - 3BB, 7CA bombard, additional TFs spotted.  Looks like this may be more than a raid.

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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/8/2007 7:11:24 AM   
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1/11/42: Looks like the Pacific Fleet bombarded Maleawop to supress any possible air interdiction, then proceeded to Makin and took it back (undefended). U.S. Carriers did take a couple of 250kg bomb hits from G4Ms out of Kwajalein - one asterisk on a Lexington-type Also a Allied Cruiser force tests Guadalcanal.

1/18/42: U.S. BBs and CVs strike Tarawa, but no invasion force accompanies them - more hits by G4Ms, this time it looks like Enterprise took a 2-asterisk hit - the damage is adding up. Combined Fleet is gathering in the Marianas, but rather than tangle with the USN, they head for Wake Island - the 38th Inf Div does the job in a couple of rounds of dicey combat. Meanwhile supplies get thru to KL, it looks like allied air has been withdrawn from Singapore. No doubt it is now in India.


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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 11/13/2007 12:45:53 AM   
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1/25/42:

48th Inf Div takes Akyab - Fast Jap BBs + CAs bombard Morseby, a Jap Inf Div is added to assist the South Seas Bde, which marched over the Owen Stanleys; result is the 23rd AUS Bde's surrender.  4 Jap Divisions assault Singapore end-of-turn, Generals Hutton and Percival manage a 2-squad defense   Malayia is mine - for now.

2/1/42:

Lashio and Imphal fall as the 15th army marches into upper burma and the frontiers of India ... Japs take Tagula but the U.S. Pacific Fleet is not idle, they take Tarawa back.


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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 12/3/2007 12:30:42 AM   
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2/8/42: Allies are getting bolder - they try to take Guadalcanal with a NZ Bde and the 1st Aus Tank Bde. Jap defenders hold them off.

2/15/42: Combined Fleet determines allied incursions in the South Pacific must be contested. An Air Combat TF (4 CVs) plus a Surface Combat TF are sent to Guadalcanal - KB engages a allied Air TF (looks like a British CV plus CVL), the Hermes is sunk . Surface TF: Allies fire first, and do some damage to the flagship (Yamato), but allied BB, CA and CL reported sunk as 7 Jap BBs fire back. Unfortunately, Mutsu suffers a hit in the magazines and goes down




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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 12/3/2007 12:36:28 AM   
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As the KB retires, U.S. Carriers lurking off New Georgia strike - despite CAP provided by Zeros, several U.S. Dauntless DBs get thru and score hits Japs Counter and the Saratoga is sunk, another U.S. CV critically damaged. As the Japanese propaganda machine trumpets another huge victory, the survivors of Kaga and Agaki are spirited away to hospitals in the home islands under close quarantine.

U.S. BBs and a transport TF try to invade Maleawop but Betty and Nell strikes ward them off - a few AP/MCS/AV ship losses scored in the process.




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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 12/3/2007 1:00:54 AM   
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2/22/42:  Allies continue the fight in the Marshall Islands - an Allied surface TF is sent to Kwajelein to attempt the suppresion of air strikes in the area - result is CA Exeter and DD Vampire sunk 

In the Solomons, an Allied Air TF appears off Guadalcanal - B5Ns manage 1 torpedo hit, otherwise not much action.  Japanese now hold all Solomon bases down to Guadalcanal except New Georgia.

In India, the Jap 48th Inf Div took Dacca and has now marched on Calcutta - Commonwealth resistance so far is fierce.

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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 12/3/2007 4:55:59 AM   
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As the KB retires, U.S. Carriers lurking off New Georgia strike - despite CAP provided by Zeros, several U.S. Dauntless DBs get thru and score hits Japs Counter and the Saratoga is sunk, another U.S. CV critically damaged. As the Japanese propaganda machine trumpets another huge victory, the survivors of Kaga and Agaki are spirited away to hospitals in the home islands under close quarantine.


Whoa -- are you telling me that Kaga and Akagi have been sunk in February '42??

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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 12/3/2007 2:50:08 PM   
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Yes, unfortunately. Those darn Dauntless dive bombers - just a handful got thru, but they get 2 '*****' hits

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RE: Skipjack vs. Zeke99 - 12/5/2007 9:13:40 PM   
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Combined Fleet, after analyzing after action reports from the South Pacific, determines the British and Australians appear to have lent the bulk of their fleets to the U.S. for use in the Solomons, Marshalls and Gilberts. Plans are drawn up to make them pay for this outrage. Northern Oz appears devoid of ships and planes, while India & Ceylon have only a small naval presence.




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Halsey KIA?? - 12/7/2007 4:34:31 AM   
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Ouch - not a guy the allies would like to lose in March 42. And I'm sure I didn't mean loose, right Cpn H?




Well, at least he went down with the ship (Colorado class BB)

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RE: Halsey KIA?? - 12/7/2007 10:12:49 AM   
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Looks like, but the loss of a BB without attacking to your base hurts more.

I do not like Halsey, he tends not to follow orders, so the loss is not so bad.

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RE: Halsey KIA?? - 12/7/2007 10:19:05 PM   
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Looks like, but the loss of a BB without attacking to your base hurts more.

I do not like Halsey, he tends not to follow orders, so the loss is not so bad.


It's still a problem: as Skipjack correctly pointed out, there aren't a whole lot of competent carrier or surface commanders available to the allies in March '42. Later, Halsey can still be valuable as an HQ commander, since he can give both air and surface bonuses to units under his command. As long as you remember to put the HQ on Human Control, his disobedience of orders (aggressiveness rating) is a much smaller problem.

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RE: Halsey KIA?? - 12/7/2007 11:30:13 PM   
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Having only CV's for one TF Spurance will do fine as comander.

I actually never thought of putting Halsey into a HQ due to his odd behaviour in the game.
Not trustworthy enough my guess. Thanks for the tip.

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RE: Halsey KIA?? - 12/8/2007 11:01:19 PM   
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3/15/42: More bad news for the Allies. CINCPAC Sends Adm Spruance with 1 CV toward the Marshall Islands to assist Halsey's former striken Bombardment TF. The result is 1 CV Yorktown-class sunk, my VCR playback showed Spruance killed also. My 1/2 KB tried to ambush the CAs escaping from the Marshalls, but only managed to sink 1DD and damage a CA.




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RE: Halsey KIA?? - 12/9/2007 12:31:06 AM   
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3/15/42: More bad news for the Allies. CINCPAC Sends Adm Spruance with 1 CV toward the Marshall Islands to assist Halsey's former striken Bombardment TF. The result is 1 CV Yorktown-class sunk, my VCR playback showed Spruance killed also.


This calls for expedited promotion for McCain!

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RE: Halsey KIA?? - 12/9/2007 12:41:47 AM   
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Either him or Fitch, Kinkaid or (horrors) Ghormley 

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India Update - 12/12/2007 4:43:42 AM   
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3/1/42: IJN hits Vizgapatam and drives off two Indian units defending. 15th Army trying to take Calcutta - no attack, probably too low odds.

3/15/42: Jap KB-lite air strikes Ceylon, then aborts after 1 allied strike - no hits from Hawks and Hudsons. Jap Surface TF bombards once then also aborts after 1 air strike. R. Tanaka takes a few air strikes and does not abort - 18th Jap Div takes Colombo. Lone British CV is giving me fits dodging my air power and suppressing air zones.

3/22/42: Calcutta attacked but the 2 British units hold the Japanese off easily. British try to take Vizgapatam but a SNLF was left to prevent such a thing.

3/29/42: Tried bombarding Calcutta, and found the TBD Devastator, er, well, devestating IJN lost 2CA and 3DD to air strikes and surface combat at Vizgapatam. Meanwhile the pesky Brits test Dacca and find it undefended, the 2/34th Indian Bde takes it.




In the Gilbert Islands, Combined fleet tried to drive the Americans off of Tarawa. The 41st Inf Div didn't give an inch

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RE: India Update - 12/12/2007 7:08:45 AM   
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Besides the air attacks at Vizgapatam Adm.Doorman did an excelent job with his Dutch CA's

At Tarawa, it was a pleasure to watch the Jap South Sea Bde and an Btln bleeding to death

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RE: India Update - 12/18/2007 9:16:43 AM   
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A little catching up:

4/5/42: 2nd Guards Div arrives in Dacca and recaptures it ... Ranchi taken by Jap Div forcing Indian divisions to Diampur ... Flores and Tenimbar taken as the Japanese conclude what was a very uneventful capture of the Dutch East Indies and Northern Oz ... 3 Jap Divs try to take Calcutta and lose 1749 troops vs. 40 British/Indian.

4/12/42: 2/34 Bde Surrenders to the 2nd Guards Div in Dacca ... 18th Inf Div forces the 34th Indian Div to surrender in Tricomolee ... Chinese attack the Japanese Bde defending Myitkyina and lose 505 troops for no Jap losses ... KB west reacts to allied transports leaving Calcutta and sink a disappointing 5 MCS ... the good news is 7 allied DEs are finished staggering about off the coast of India ... Combined Fleet sends a Surface Combat TF to New Georgia to discover what the allies have there, an AUS Bde is found defending the 2-factor airfield - 1 BB damaged by a B-17 in the process.

4/19/42: Jap Surface TF moves to Vizagapatam and suffers thru 2 attacks by the Dutch before being allowed to fire - but they make out ok, a Tromp & Van Heimskerk CL plus a dutch DD lost for 1 Kuma-type CL ... CINCPAC sends a TF with 4 BBs to bombard Wake Is, but there is no invasion. Oscars and Sonias cannot do much to the 2 CVs the U.S. brought for cover, the 3rd alternate is in command (Kinkaid, who manages to survive) ... Australian Surface TF bombards Guadalcanal but loses 3 Clemson-type DDs and a CL damaged ... Aussies also attack Nauru, the Blackforce Rgt lands but the 17th Army Engineers don't give an inch . If this had been Guadalcanal they would have fled into the jungle but on Nauru there was nowhere to run

Also 3 AMC transports sunk off the west coast of the U.S. by Jap subs -hopefully some allied LCU went for a swim


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RE: India Update - 12/18/2007 10:18:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Skipjack

A little catching up:

4/5/42: 2nd Guards Div arrives in Dacca and recaptures it ... Ranchi taken by Jap Div forcing Indian divisions to Diampur ... Flores and Tenimbar taken as the Japanese conclude what was a very uneventful capture of the Dutch East Indies and Northern Oz ... 3 Jap Divs try to take Calcutta and lose 1749 troops vs. 40 British/Indian.

4/12/42: 2/34 Bde Surrenders to the 2nd Guards Div in Dacca ... 18th Inf Div forces the 34th Indian Div to surrender in Tricomolee ... Chinese attack the Japanese Bde defending Myitkyina and lose 505 troops for no Jap losses ...


The classic problem for Zeke: with Version 3.2 there are very few decent Allied troops in the Burma/India theater. You should be able to starve Calcutta out if all else fails.


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RE: India Update - 12/23/2007 5:17:46 AM   
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May 42 Update:

Early May - about the only action was the capture of Addu Island by the Japanese.

May 17th: Central Pacific Fleet moves on Maleowop - Betties and Nells strike back and land a few torpedo hits - one looked mortal. The base was also bombarded but no there was no invasion or IJN intervention.






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RE: India Update - 12/23/2007 5:18:55 AM   
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May 24th: Combined Fleet sends KB and a Surface Combat TF to Maleowop to make sure the U.S. Fleet is turned back. R. Tanaka times the arrival of TF2 perfectly and achieves surprise - which was of critical importance since his 4 BBs (2 Kongo, 2 Fuso) faced 5 U.S. Battlewagons (1 Colorado, 2 New Mexico, 1 Tennessee plus 1 more). U.S. loses 1 New Mexico and about 4DDs plus the other BBs damaged; IJN lose a Myoko CA and a DD, 1 Kongo type damaged




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RE: India Update - 12/23/2007 5:20:45 AM   
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5/24/42 part 2: India - IJN fights supplies thru to Visgapatam, Admiral Doorman's CL's are finally finished off.




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RE: India Update - 12/23/2007 6:16:43 AM   
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Little detail re India,

SEAC managed to land a Ind.ID in Dacca again, blocking supply route to Calcutta
Last Jap. attack on the troops in Calcutta ended in a disaster, 230sqns lost

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RE: India Update - 12/24/2007 4:21:58 AM   
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May 24th: Combined Fleet sends KB and a Surface Combat TF to Maleowop to make sure the U.S. Fleet is turned back. R. Tanaka times the arrival of TF2 perfectly and achieves surprise - which was of critical importance since his 4 BBs (2 Kongo, 2 Fuso) faced 5 U.S. Battlewagons (1 Colorado, 2 New Mexico, 1 Tennessee plus 1 more). U.S. loses 1 New Mexico and about 4DDs plus the other BBs damaged; IJN lose a Myoko CA and a DD, 1 Kongo type damaged



Always great to see a surface fight! But next time the IJN might want to bring bigger guns than 14".

BTW, are there signs of Chinese troops defending India?


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