I've started my first PBeM so I had the brilliant idea to write the related AAR as well. I guess this might be of help to other newbies, but the first goal is to collect some feedback on what I'm doing wrong. So, even if I might appear to be sharing my experience with AE, I'm actually trying to take advantage of your willingness to share your own AE experiences ;)
Basic game info
Scenario 1, historical start, dec 7 surprise
standard "realistic game" settings (FoW, allied damage control, realistic R&D, unreliable torpedoes) except PDU on.
Fixed reinforcements (on hindsight I would have preferred to change this, it means I could know exactly when every new enemy capital ship becomes available).
I'll try to keep this AAR rather straight to the point, without dumping combat reports except for important battles. Ok, let's start, I just generated the results for Dec 7.
DECEMBER 7 1941
Night: all midget subs lost.
Good news: KB strike encounters no CAP and most Kates used torpedoes! These are the results:
Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 126
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed, 11 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 13 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 6 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 19 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 5 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 6 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 4 destroyed on ground
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 3 destroyed on ground
AV Wright, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 3, on fire
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Pruitt, Bomb hits 1
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 12, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 12, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Helm, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Preble, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Oglala, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AV Tangier, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 14, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
AE Mauna Loa, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DM Tracy, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DMS Wasmuth, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
ACM Buttress, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Aylwin, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AR Medusa, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Helena, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Reid, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Gamble, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PT-20, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1
AO Ramapo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Repair Shipyard hits 1
Airbase hits 33
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 214
Ships reported as heavy damage and fires in italic, ships reported as sunk in bold. No relevant hits on shipyard, but looks like I hit a AR.
no afternoon strike by KB. :( Nevermind, the first one went well enough for me.
* Early morning:
A C5M2 Babs spots Force Z!
First strike against Force Z is detected by the british but the CAP doesn't manage to scramble in time to intercept the bombers.
Repulse is reported as sunk, Prince of Wales reported as hit.
Second strike encounters CAP, but the Buffalo pilots seem to have bad morale and soon abort the mission.
Prince of Wales is reported sunk.
3 unescorted Nells attempt to attack what's left of Force Z but encounter CAP. 1 Nell lost, 2 damaged, no hit on the british destroyers.
Strafing Nates encounter 2 Buffaloes on CAP over Kota Bharu. No losses for either side, but the buffalo pilots' morale seems low (either that or they didn't want to stay in a dogfight 2 vs. 30...)
Unescorted Sallies and Lilies stumble into CAP at Alor Star. I guess this boosted morale of the british pilots involved... 2 Sallies lost, a bunch of planes damaged.
Unescorted Sallies luckily find no CAP over Georgetown.
Three allied strikes on japanese ships unloading troops at Kota Bharu, total of about 30 bombers and 10 escorts involved. My CAP more or less manages to hold, no hits on ships, 10 enemy planes reported destroyed (including 2 vildebeest and 1 swordfish, which I feared most), 1 Nate lost. Again, Buffalo pilots morale seems low, a group returned to base after scoring the A2A kill.
Allied ground forces bombard japanese troops on the beach. Negligible casualties.
Escorted bomber raid on Iba only finds PAAC P-26 on CAP. A later sweep finds no enemy CAP at all.
Escorted bomber raid on Clark Field is detected but P-40s fail to scramble in time to intercept it.
Ryujo raids Davao harbor, AVD Preston reported sunk, 2 xAKL reported damaged
Escorted bomber raid on Clark Field finds light CAP and easily breaks through it.
Bataan falls to SNLF troops.
Wake: Nells find no active CAP (I always lose a bunch of them to the AI!). Some wildcats destroyed on ground.
China and Hong Kong: some bombers in action, nothing noteworthy.
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