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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/3/2010 9:30:35 PM   
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60,000 troops in Rangoon?

How about a landing at Chittagong? Or Cox's Bazaar?

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/3/2010 11:53:53 PM   
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Yeah, at least 50k troops if my intel is right and probably some more!
The decision for what to do next will be taken in a few weeks.

We've crossed the Rubicon and have entered Rome (Singapore)!
An interesting turn in many ways....

Notice; Ordered Oscars in Kuching to escorts Nells to Palembang - set same altitude and specific target.
What happens? The Oscars go off to escort another raid from MALAYA against Singapore and this raid already HAS an escort!!!!
- This is the kind of things that I love

Here's another way to $crew up; I dispatched a couple of destroyers from this TF to sweep the harbour of enemy PT boats before the transports went in. The transport has home town of Truk and despite setting an absolute stay order the destroyers decided otherwise and headed towards...Truk; leaving the transports behind to face the music

The good news we sank a major Allied surface vessel today


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 16, 42

Surface Combat

Night Time Surface Combat, near Butuan at 80,89, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 8
SC Ch 11
xAK Tihuku Maru, Shell hits 5
xAK Kyokusei Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Konzan Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tazan Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35

Japanese ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 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...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
PT-35 engages xAK Kyokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-33 engages xAK Kyokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-32 engages xAK Tazan Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-33 engages xAK Kyokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-31 engages xAK Konzan Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-31 engages xAK Konzan Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-31 engages xAK Tihuku Maru at 2,000 yards
Kingman, C.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
PT-33 engages xAK Kyokusei Maru at 2,000 yards
PT-31 engages xAK Tihuku Maru at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Sub Attacks

Submarine attack near Kona at 180,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
xAKL Honomu, Shell hits 21, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Honomu is sighted by SS I-172
SS I-172 attacking xAKL Honomu on the surface
SS I-172 low on gun ammo, Kojima R. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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Submarine attack near Kona at 180,113

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, hits 3

Allied Ships
xAKL Kahuku, Shell hits 21, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Kahuku is sighted by SS I-170
SS I-170 attacking on the surface
Maki P. decides to submerge SS I-170 due to damage

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Woho! Todays big success - one dangerous enemy cruiser less n the world
This was a sub patrol not far from Colombo, Andy didn't expect us here.

After this turn the I-156 headed back towards port because of low fuel levels....

ASW attack near Trivandrum at 27,44

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
CL Hobart, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PG Hindustan

SS I-156 launches 8 torpedoes at CL Hobart
I-156 bottoming out ....
PG Hindustan fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Hindustan fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Hindustan fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Hindustan fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Hindustan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Air Combat

First air attack on enemy ships near PM; we forgot to switch load from bombs to torps after moving in an Air HQ...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G3M2 Nell x 6

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD La Triomphant

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead


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We bomb Java....

Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
SS S-38, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS O21, Bomb hits 1

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Port hits 1
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

We move into Singapore; Think we can deal with this....

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13733 troops, 294 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 2864
Defending force 31611 troops, 338 guns, 293 vehicles, Assault Value = 521

Japanese adjusted assault: 178
Allied adjusted defense: 779

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
810 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
458 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
113th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
4th Division
114th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
5/14th Punjab Battalion
SSVF Brigade
2nd Loyal Bn /2
2nd Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
11th Indian Division
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Singapore Fortress
9th Indian Division
Kowloon Bde /5
2/17 Dogra Bn /1
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
224 Group RAF
Singapore Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
111th RAF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
109th RN Base Force
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
Malaya Army
AHQ Far East
III Indian Corps
24th NZ Pioneer Coy /1

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 12:06:23 AM   
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Nice going PzB , how are you finding AE from WitP ?

Escorting bombers has always been very hit and miss unless they fly from the same airfield i find.

Your subs are being very agressing and it looks to paying odd nicely .. grats

Any thoughts on long term plans after the DEI mop up ? as from april iirc you'll need to prep stuff as the japanese landing bonus dispears ( i think this bonus assumes all invasions are fully prepped for landing losses at least .. not post landing combat though afaik) .. i could of course be making this up but i dont have the manual handy right now.

Andys defending burma eh ? i have to say it looks like a dead loss to me from an allied POV but he is the land combat meister of AE so he should know what he's doing. This will be interesting to watch at the very least.

Good luck as ever ..

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 1:42:02 AM   
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AE is a great improvement Rob!
The new map is awesome and industry, production and all kinds of combat has been greatly improved.
Takes a while to get the hang of it, need to be a professor to understand it all.

Escorts were flying from the SAME base with an Air HQ present and escort target set "Palembang".
Twice in a row they're off to Singapore...

Subs are working great, am deeply worried about the future and US subs when they get radar and working torps!
Only hope is that there are so many US subs that it will require an obscene amount of micro management from Andy's part to sink my ships

Looks like Andy is inviting for a fight in Port Moresby, thinking about invading Cairns and causing as much consternation I can. It also depends on how long it will take to clean up on Luzon. If I have to dispatch 3-4 divisions worth of troops and another 600 guns to clean up it will be April-May before I'm ready for another major adventure. The question is then whether to bounce the locals out of Rangoon or prepare a better surprise.

I really would like to land at Madras, invade Ceylon and create lots of mischief up there.
Am a bit afraid of the ability of UK ship, completely different customer than the US Navy this early on.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 17, 42

Sub Attacks

Another one in the Indian Ocean - good to have someone to take over when it goes quiet in the Pacific!

Submarine attack near Trincomalee at 37,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
xAKL Oriskany, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Oriskany is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Oriskany

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Air Combat

Here we go again; fighters and bombers in Kuching with Air HQ - fighters go off to escort bombers to Singapore

Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 14

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23550
Raid is overhead

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In PM there are TROOP ships, Andy is bringing in man and mouse!!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G3M2 Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD La Triomphant
xAP Empire Star, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Salamaua
xAP Arawa

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

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Our Palembang invasion force is attacked by some strange looking wannabe dive bombers!
Only 1 Zero from the carriers showed up and downed one.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 50,90

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Karukaya
xAK Seizan Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

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Also found out that Andy got birds with claws in PM - 1000 lb bombs, gotta hate them but better these
poor transports than more valuable ships wondering into the area.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Gasmata at 103,127

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kotobuki Maru #5, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses: - a small base force went to the bottom!
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee diving from 5000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x A-24 Banshee diving from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x A-24 Banshee diving from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee diving from 6000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kotobuki Maru #5

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Each time a Buffalo appears and is promptly shot down - suicide patrol I guess.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAP Arawa, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gasmata at 103,127

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kotobuki Maru #5, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee diving from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x A-24 Banshee diving from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee diving from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kotobuki Maru #5
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Shinkoku Maru

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Ground Combat

We're kicking a$$ in Singapore - our troops are fatigued and somewhat disrupted but we will keep on attacking as
I think the enemy is in equallyd dire straits. I'm also tired of knocking on this heavens gate and want it open asap!
Think we need another 2 attacks to achieve that.

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 81844 troops, 813 guns, 385 vehicles, Assault Value = 2835
Defending force 30682 troops, 316 guns, 292 vehicles, Assault Value = 474

Japanese adjusted assault: 1289
Allied adjusted defense: 691

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1751 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 119 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 107 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2735 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 94 disabled
Non Combat: 143 destroyed, 126 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 85 (52 destroyed, 33 disabled)

Assaulting units:
11th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
4th Division
113th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
21st Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Division
33rd Division
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Loyal Bn /2
5/14th Punjab Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
Kowloon Bde /5
2nd Gordons Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Malay Battalion
9th Indian Division
1st Manchester Battalion
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
Singapore Fortress
SSVF Brigade
2/17 Dogra Bn /1
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
223 Group RAF
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
III Indian Corps
AHQ Far East
Singapore Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
109th RN Base Force
224 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
112th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy /1

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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 46735 troops, 740 guns, 212 vehicles, Assault Value = 2008
Defending force 58351 troops, 1018 guns, 691 vehicles, Assault Value = 1820

Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
184 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (5 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
20th Recon Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
16th Recon Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th Army
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Manila Bay Defenses
21st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
1st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
192nd Tank Battalion
91st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
61st PA Infantry Div /1
Kowloon Bde /3
Cavite USN Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
202nd PA Construction Battalion
II Philippine Corps
PAF Aviation
1st USMC AA Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
1st PI Base Force
Provisional GMC Gp
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Far East USAAF
Bataan USN Base Force
USAFFE
I Philippine Corps
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
201st PA Construction Battalion
Manila USAAF Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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I'm stuck on Cagayan, was easier to take this place in WitP...maybe Andy reinforced the place.
Need to clean up the neighbourhood and bring in more guns.

Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3841 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 157
Defending force 8666 troops, 57 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 324

Japanese adjusted assault: 31
Allied adjusted defense: 265

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
181 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
103rd PA Infantry Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
Cagayan USAAF Base Force
III Philippine Corps

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 2:08:36 AM   
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quote:

Here we go again; fighters and bombers in Kuching with Air HQ - fighters go off to escort bombers to Singapore


Are they assigned to different HQs?? I wonder if they are escorting planes from the same HQ (command) while the one at Kuching is different. Just an idea.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 2:25:10 AM   
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That's possible; the bombers are Navy Nells while the fighters are Army Oscars that wants to escort Army bombers to Singapore instead.

It's curious that a direct order to escort to one destination is overruled by other priorities though - in the micro management cosmos of AE such decisions should be left to the CinC


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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 8:19:31 AM   
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Re. the escort: I think in one thread (forgot which one) it was claimed that optimum likelihood of escorts coming along is achieved by equal altitude settings of bombers and fighters.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 9:39:28 AM   
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Yes, altitude was both set for 15k feet - so there's only the desiree to disobeye orders that stands here!-)

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 9:43:15 AM   
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At the same time, how could you expect the AI to fight its holy creator?
Andy planted the roots of his victory months ago already, and you didn't know until today that AE was all built around the idea he may actually have the means to kick your ass!


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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 2:41:04 PM   
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Upgraded to the nex hotfix patch. Will sub attacks decrease now?

My über good luck dissappeared when I started to play against Andy - but now I've started another game against Al (Wobbly) and I'm feeling certain that my good fortunes are about to return! Watch out for exploding magazines

Things are heating up; we're moving on into the DEI; Kendari, Ambon and Palembang are on the menu.
Singapore is about to fall and action is heating up near Port Moresby.

We're still building our bases at Rabaul and I don't want Andy to build up a megafortress that will cause to much of a headache - sooo we're taking the big sledgehammer out of the closet. Tomorrow we'll give PM a hammering and send a message to Mr McPhie!


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 18, 42

Sub Attacks

Submarine attack near Trincomalee at 32,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAKL Nam Yong, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Nam Yong is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 attacking on the surface
SS I-155 low on gun ammo, Shibata F. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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We've fired torps on the Kane 4 times...this time we finally hit...and it was a dud
ASW attack near San Francisco at 205,93

Japanese Ships
SS I-175

Allied Ships
DD Kane
xAKL Tamara
xAKL Nicarata

SS I-175 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kane
Sub escapes detection

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Air Combat

Good day in the air, we brought down 10 Warhawks without friendly losses!
- These must have recently been put into PM!

Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged (Zero was downed by AA when attacking the airport)

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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No hits, probably because of poor weather;

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD La Triomphant

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD La Triomphant

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Ground Combat

Forts are going down, tomorrow we're dropping paras and go for an all out assault to end this!

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80340 troops, 813 guns, 383 vehicles, Assault Value = 2733
Defending force 27109 troops, 306 guns, 250 vehicles, Assault Value = 357

Japanese adjusted assault: 870
Allied adjusted defense: 391

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1295 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 96 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 103 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Vehicles lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2692 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 71 destroyed, 465 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 58 (29 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
4th Division
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
21st Division
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
Singapore Fortress
9th Indian Division
1st Manchester Battalion
SSVF Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2/17 Dogra Bn /1
111th RAF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
Malaya Army
112th RAF Base Force
224 Group RAF
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
223 Group RAF
Malayan Air Wing
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
110th RAF Base Force
AHQ Far East
109th RN Base Force

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Da plan for Palembang; Shock attack together with paras tomorrow!

Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2177 troops, 15 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 88
Defending force 3999 troops, 50 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 162

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Zuid KNIL Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Palembang Base Force
803rd EAB /2

Defending units:
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
I./143rd Infantry Bn /14
Sasebo 3rd SNLF /1

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Singapore Sling - 1/4/2010 4:57:26 PM   
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Singapore falls!
We had superiority in men and quality but it was still a hard job.
Even with a shock attack we just got the necessary 3-1 odds today and now we need to rest and replenish our divisions.
- The CinC is looking forward to inspecting the city in a couple of weeks!-)

Andy promised a surprise today but it failed to materialize...hm wonder what that could be.
Took some precautions just in case.

Now we got a few alternatives;
1. Send most combat troops in Malaya to Luzon to finish this nut
2. Divide our troops and prepare to assault Java, move against Rangoon and reinforce troops on Luzon.

I may actually go for # 2 - doesn't matter if Luzon holds out a bit longer and we got important business to attend to.
Sending my reserve regiments that didn't take part in the fighting in Malaya to Truk, reinforcements for my Singapore adventure - would hate to go in an end up shorthanded.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 19, 42

We've had our encounters with the Teal, good riddance!

Sub Attacks

Sub attack near Penrhyn Island at 168,159

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
AVP Teal, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-1 launches 4 torpedoes at AVP Teal
I-1 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 79477 troops, 816 guns, 382 vehicles, Assault Value = 2692
Defending force 23299 troops, 305 guns, 216 vehicles, Assault Value = 271

Japanese adjusted assault: 743
Allied adjusted defense: 187

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1514 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 38 (1 destroyed, 37 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
48079 casualties reported
Squads: 443 destroyed, 486 disabled
Non Combat: 3563 destroyed, 1767 disabled
Engineers: 150 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 491 (484 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 291 (275 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Units destroyed 27

Assaulting units:
56th Recon Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
33rd Division
21st Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
5th Recon Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
2nd Raiding Rgt /1
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade
9th Indian Division
11th Indian Division
SSVF Brigade
Singapore Fortress
2nd Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2/17 Dogra Bn /1
Malayan Air Wing
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
111th RAF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Singapore Base Force
112th RAF Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
224 Group RAF
III Indian Corps
109th RAF Base Force
AHQ Far East
223 Group RAF
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
109th RN Base Force

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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 47030 troops, 744 guns, 233 vehicles, Assault Value = 2007
Defending force 58075 troops, 1016 guns, 686 vehicles, Assault Value = 1803

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (17 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Recon Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
20th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
47th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /1

Defending units:
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
41st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
11th PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
Manila Bay Defenses
61st PA Infantry Div /1
31st Infantry Regiment
2nd PA Constabulary Division
4th Marine Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
Kowloon Bde /3
Asiatic Fleet
301st Construction Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
Manila USAAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
II Philippine Corps
Provisional GMC Gp
Bataan USN Base Force
1st PI Base Force
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
USAFFE
Far East USAAF
201st PA Construction Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Cavite USN Base Force
PAF Aviation
202nd PA Construction Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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Mopping up on Borneo;

Ground combat at Pontianak (56,90)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1400 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52
Defending force 373 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 41
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 41 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
537 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion

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We need another attack on Palembang!

Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4239 troops, 54 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 181
Defending force 3121 troops, 33 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Japanese adjusted assault: 63
Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
659 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Zuid KNIL Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Palembang Base Force
Padang Base Force
803rd EAB /2

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We're moving into bases on the east coast of New Guinea;

Ground combat at Wewak (96,119)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 342 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 3
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Wewak !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-), disruption(-)

Assaulting units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy

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RE: Singapore Sling - 1/4/2010 6:28:09 PM   
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Until now both sides have avoided any major catastrophes (except for those that were expected).
Andy knows that in order to win has has to avoid any major FUBAR's - me on the other side knows that I have to achieve something spectacular to win...

It's easy to FUBAR and it's dang difficult to achieve anything spectacular as Japan in AE
Think we have to be patient and carefully consider our next steps; but when the opportunities show themselves we have to
take them without hesitation.

Keeping the KB away from LBA is one particular FUBAR I will try to avoid - it may become necessary, but will keep those instances as few as possible. As of today I have rearmed the KB and in total we have some 500 ac on all our carriers together.

Score card

As you can see the fall of Singapore significantly affected the score and we now have a 1-3 to 1 lead in points.




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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/4/2010 9:46:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB

My über good luck dissappeared when I started to play against Andy - but now I've started another game against Al (Wobbly) and I'm feeling certain that my good fortunes are about to return! Watch out for exploding magazines



Cheeky bugger.

I've ordered special armour around all magazines this game. Of course all my ships only have cruise speed now, but 'twas worth it.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/5/2010 7:36:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: aprezto


quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB

My über good luck dissappeared when I started to play against Andy - but now I've started another game against Al (Wobbly) and I'm feeling certain that my good fortunes are about to return! Watch out for exploding magazines



Cheeky bugger.

I've ordered special armour around all magazines this game. Of course all my ships only have cruise speed now, but 'twas worth it.



glutton for punishment wobbly.. wheres your usual name btw ? and have fun both of you.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/5/2010 8:33:13 PM   
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It got eaten by the matrix (forums that is), and my own lackidazical approach to things. Put a typo in my new email address when changing it - forums require you verify an email addy change by clicking on a link email they send you. Of course they were using the new addie with the mistake in it so I never got the email. Tried to get the forum gods to fix it for me but unfortunately I don't have enough clout.

Certainly am a glutton for punishment. I do enjoy playing John though. Some of the emails back and forward are hilarious (pity about my game though  )

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/5/2010 9:27:16 PM   
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Is your pwd still "EMPEROR" Al?
Will try to get to our game tomorrow, the "jeg lag" going from vacation to work mode has been severe.

Had to get up at 0530 today to get early to work for a meeting with Singapore, buggers are 7 hours ahead of us and it's the same tomorrow. Also have to take the bus as the car is in the garage, gaawd...stood in the freezing cold for 20 minutes this morning. Who the heck said we need to cool down the world, freakin' ice age here.

Btw got an interesting book today; Fire in the Sky - the Air War in the South Pacific
Never had a truly good book covering the entire air war in the South Pacific before

Need to finish this brick before getting to it though; Dreadnought


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 20, 42

Sub Attacks

A loaded tanker today


Submarine attack near Penrhyn Island at 168,159

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
TK Manzanillo, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

TK Manzanillo is sighted by SS I-1
SS I-1 launches 4 torpedoes at TK Manzanillo

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Air Combat

We invaded Makassar today and some enemy ac attacked, sinking one cargo ship.
Cost some ac though!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7
B-339D x 2

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK India Maru
PB Keijo Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Nittai Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PBY-5 Catalina bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7
B-339D x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Nittai Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nittai Maru

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Ground Combat

Palembang falls with most of its goodies intact!
- The biggest challenges with capturing these bases is to measure just how many troops are needed.
Use to many and it will slow down other operations, use too few and get bogged down...

Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4329 troops, 58 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 185
Defending force 2655 troops, 32 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 94
Allied adjusted defense: 16

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Palembang !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2728 casualties reported
Squads: 79 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 114 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 22 (20 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Zuid KNIL Battalion
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
Palembang Base Force
Padang Base Force
803rd EAB /2

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Do we have enough for Makassar? A reserve unit is loaded on ships nearby.

Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1011 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57
Defending force 2645 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Assaulting units:
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Makassar Base Force

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF /1
Miura Det /1

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/5/2010 10:19:11 PM   
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I don't even try to have Army fighters escort Navy bombers.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/6/2010 6:36:25 PM   
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Dreadnought .. Thats one very good book ! taught me a lot about the early 20th century politics too. I think i may add your other one to my ever deepening wish list of books. Got over 20 still to get through before i get any more mind you

Wobbly .. Andy may have the clout you need if you ask nicely

just random neurons popping off , i'll shut up now.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/6/2010 9:31:20 PM   
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In the heat of battle it would be quite normal for Army fighters to escort naval bombers.
The Army fighters have been stationed to protect the Borneo base while the naval bombers hunt enemy shipping and support the
amphibious landing on Sumatra.

It is a good on Rob, enjoyed reading about Bismarck!
- "He would pick a fight against a tree and then chop it down!"
The events following his resignation truly explains why WWI took place.

Yep, also got a backlog of books, but the bottom 10 somehow tends to contain the same books.
Some bricks like "Wages of Destruction" are very intersting but so difficult to digest that I constantly fail to read more than 10 pages at the time...!-)

Relatively quiet after the fall of Singers and Palembang. Troops need a rest and we need to gather transports to move them.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 21, 42

Sub - ASW Attacks

Hefty activity beneath the seas today!

Submarine attack near Colombo at 27,49

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAK West Isleta, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK West Isleta is sighted by SS I-154
SS I-154 attacking xAK West Isleta on the surface

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Submarine attack near Koggala at 27,50

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAK Shirina, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Shirina is sighted by SS I-154
SS I-154 launches 8 torpedoes at xAK Shirina

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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 5
SC Ch 10

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 6

SS Sailfish is sighted by escort
Sailfish bottoming out ....
SC Ch 10 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Hate it when Andy packs subs into a port!

Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
AO Ken'yo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
SC Ch 5
SC Ch 10

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin

SS Sculpin launches 4 torpedoes at AO Ken'yo Maru
Sculpin bottoming out ....
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Palmyra at 174,125

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-169 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Wasmuth
I-169 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

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Air Combat

Constant attackss near Makassar from Dutch levle bombers and Catalinas.
None hits and we shoot down another score.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 9
B-339D x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinsei Maru
PB Keijo Maru


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Ground Combat

Enemy is starting to weaken a bit; out AV is above 2000 while defenders are down to below 1800.

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 47334 troops, 746 guns, 252 vehicles, Assault Value = 2010
Defending force 57852 troops, 1012 guns, 674 vehicles, Assault Value = 1794

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
302 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
65th Brigade
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
20th Infantry Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /1

Defending units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Div /1
21st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
192nd Tank Battalion
Manila Bay Defenses
41st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
Kowloon Bde /3
Provisional GMC Gp
Far East USAAF
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
202nd PA Construction Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
Cavite USN Base Force
PAF Aviation
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
I Philippine Corps
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
1st PI Base Force
Bataan USN Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
USAFFE
Manila USAAF Base Force
301st Construction Battalion
II Philippine Corps
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/7/2010 2:38:20 AM   
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quote:

we need to gather transports to move them.


That seems to be quite the challenge in my limited experience with AE.


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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/7/2010 9:24:18 PM   
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I got enough transports, but not a lot to spare

Today was Andy's day! He sent his US carriers aroud to Java, I was half way expecting something after he introduced his "surprise". Fortunately the Palembang invasion and the small CVE covering force was left alone.

Further to the south the carriers slipped close to Makassar and hit our ships that had just completed unloading and were heading back to base. We had some Zero's on CAP and these shot down a couple of carrier fighters and some Dutch planes.
Much more opposition the enemy didn't encounter and in AE carrier ac are a lot more accurate than in the rl!

Our damage tally;
CL Nagara - out of control
CL Kashima - out of control
2 DD damaged, should be ok
4 PB sunk
2 DMS sunk
8 AK - damaged / sinking

I decided to keep our carriers as distant support and rely on LBA to support these "smaller invasions".
Unfortunately the only strike from Balikpapan "got lost" and didn't find their targets (18 crack Nells).
We had a further 12 Nells in the base and another 50 naval bombers in Kuching within range, so I was a bit dissappointed that we didn't get a chance to hit back.

So an annoying incident, but now Andy's surprise has been sprung and there will be no more easy pickings in this round.
The entire Pacific is open for business since the enemy carriers are in the DEI and that is...interesting!

The Mini KB has sailed at full speed to intercept the US carriers; Nagumo command 1 heavy carrier (Soryu), 3 light carriers and 1 seaplane tender. There is also a carrier escort group with 2 CVE's and 2 sea plane tenders. In all some 165 carrier ac and ca 80 seaplanes. This force should be a match for the enemy group - especially if we can get LBA into action.

I choose to consider this "incident" as an opportunity to get to grips with the enemy's most important ships - costly as it may be! BANZAAAI


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 22, 42

Invasions

Today I decided to unload the invasion reserve of Makassar as both unloaded units had fatigue 60+.

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Pre-Invasion action off Makassar

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima
PB Aso Maru #7
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Keiko Maru

CL Kashima firing at Makassar Base Force
PB Aso Maru #7 firing at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 firing at enemy troops
PB Keiko Maru firing at enemy troops
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Amphibious Assault at Makassar
TF 284 troops unloading over beach at Makassar, 65,106

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Sub Attacks

The Wasmuth was still afloat....no more!

Submarine attack near Palmyra at 174,123

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

DMS Wasmuth is sighted by SS I-172
SS I-172 launches 4 torpedoes

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Submarine attack near Palmyra at 174,121

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
xAKL Absaroka, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage

xAKL Absaroka is sighted by SS I-172
SS I-172 launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Absaroka

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Air Combat

The day began with a report of enemy carriers - and continues raids by Dutch bombers and scouts.
Several Dutch ac were shot down and scored one hit:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 2

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Tamashima Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PBY-5 Catalina bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Enemy carrier ac then streamed in;

Morning Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 65,102

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinsei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK India Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sinsyu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 29
TBD-1 Devastator x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Keijo Maru, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
xAK Tamashima Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Kizan Maru
xAK Myoko Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Konan Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tosei Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS W-7
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 64,103

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
CL Nagara, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Kawakaze
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 64,103

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 17

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Umikaze

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Nagara
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 64,103

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
TBD-1 Devastator x 14

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Myoko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kizan Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DMS W-7, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
DMS W-8, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hatakaze
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 65,102

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinsei Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sinsyu Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
PB Kyo Maru #10, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Kashima, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Keiko Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Aso Maru #7, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 64,103

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 13
TBD-1 Devastator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 7 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Urukaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Kawakaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Umikaze
CL Nagara, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Suzukaze
DD Yamakaze

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PM was bombed!

Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Surrounded and destroyed a Chinese Corpse

Ground combat at 87,46
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12231 troops, 112 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 451

Defending force 4587 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45
Japanese adjusted assault: 478

Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 478 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)

Allied ground losses:
2788 casualties reported
Squads: 85 destroyed, 408 disabled
Non Combat: 135 destroyed, 417 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 28 (23 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
37th Division

Defending units:
90th Chinese Corps

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This PI island has been cleansed;

Ground combat at Iloilo (79,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2657 troops, 27 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 102
Defending force 3062 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Japanese adjusted assault: 54
Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Iloilo !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2960 casualties reported
Squads: 190 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 414 destroyed, 83 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 99 (88 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
Kanno Detachment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
3rd PI Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force /2

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Tomorrow we attack Makassar!

Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 905 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 48
Defending force 3756 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Makassar Base Force

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
Miura Det
I./4th Infantry Bn /2

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/8/2010 12:17:21 AM   
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Andy's carriers headed towards Ambon - Darwin.
Can we keep track of them and get a shot?

Burning derelicts sank today, 2 were helped by enemy CAG.
Lots of administration as troops and ac have to be distributed to the newly captured bases.

Time table:
February; Java and Sumatra as well as clean up missions in the DEI
March; Rangoon, Port Moresby and Bataan?

April - May; Phase 2 TBD
Options:
Northern Australia or Southern Australia and New Caledonia / Fiji
Ceylon / southern India
Pearl Harbour and Hawaii?

Let's keep all opportunities open.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 23, 42

Sub Attacks

Submarine attack near Pearl Harbor at 177,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
xAKL Susana, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Susana is sighted by SS I-172
SS I-172 attacking on the surface
SS I-172 low on gun ammo, Kojima R. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

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Air Combat

Our burningn ships of Makassar were hit again and sunk.
This attack directed the path towards the US carriers!

Morning Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 65,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kizan Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DMS W-8, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
G3M2 Nell x 6
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 11

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Ground Combat

A bit uncertain how many assault points I need on Bataan to defeat the defenders.
We currently got 2000 vs 1800 - plan is to increase to 3000 while bringing garrison down towards 1500 and
then start assaulting. Will this be sufficient?

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 47679 troops, 756 guns, 286 vehicles, Assault Value = 2028
Defending force 57792 troops, 1011 guns, 672 vehicles, Assault Value = 1789

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
305 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
7th Tank Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
65th Brigade
38th Division
20th Infantry Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /1

Defending units:
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Manila Bay Defenses
4th Marine Regiment
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
194th Tank Battalion
192nd Tank Battalion
1st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
Kowloon Bde /3
301st Construction Battalion
II Philippine Corps
1st PI Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
Cavite USN Base Force
1st USMC AA Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
201st PA Construction Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
USAFFE
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Provisional GMC Gp
202nd PA Construction Battalion
I Philippine Corps
Manila USAAF Base Force
Bataan USN Base Force
PAF Aviation
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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Hm, as feared; the fatigued troops unloaded at Makassar wasn't up to the task even after reinforcements and paras joined them.

Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2687 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 147
Defending force 1374 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 17
Allied adjusted defense: 23

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
190 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
Miura Det
I./4th Infantry Battalion
Kure 2nd SNLF
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Makassar Base Force

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We clean out an important industrial city on the coast SW of Shanghai!

Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4003 troops, 32 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 148
Defending force 155 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 141

Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 141 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wenchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Allied ground losses:
69 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
17th/B Division

Defending units:
10th Group Army

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/8/2010 8:56:52 AM   
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He still fields Buffalos on his carriers? Interesting, he could have upgraded them to the F4F-3 already.

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/8/2010 10:34:39 PM   
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Guess he didn't have time to pull into a port....must be scrounging fuel from Australian ports short of supplies and reinforcement ac!

ostly quiet, no signs of enemy carriers.
The daily sub sinking is always good for morale!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 24, 42

Sub Attacks

Submarine attack near Penrhyn Island at 171,158

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
xAK Barbara Olson, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Barbara Olson is sighted by SS I-1
SS I-1 launches 4 torpedoes

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/9/2010 12:49:03 AM   
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Ok we're getting ready to move on. In the DEI Ambon and Kendari are next on the immediate list.
We're also fanning out in Sumatra and preparing for our move towards Rangoon.

Troops are also being shipped to the Philippines and the buildup at Truk / Rabaul continues while our troops secure
bases in New Guinea and the Solomons. Shortland was invaded today.

Before invading PM I'd like to have at least 1.5 divisions worth of troops available.
I'm trying to find as many highly experienced regiments as possible.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 25, 42

Ground Combat

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 47708 troops, 773 guns, 287 vehicles, Assault Value = 2028
Defending force 57756 troops, 1010 guns, 670 vehicles, Assault Value = 1781

Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
257 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (7 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
7th Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
38th Division
4th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Rgt /2

Defending units:
31st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
Manila Bay Defenses
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
51st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
61st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
Kowloon Bde /3
Bataan USN Base Force
PAF Aviation
1st USMC AA Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
II Philippine Corps
1st PI Base Force
202nd PA Construction Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
I Philippine Corps
Cavite USN Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
Provisional GMC Gp
Manila USAAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
USAFFE
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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Ah, most excellent; Makassar falls!

Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3788 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 145
Defending force 1180 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Japanese adjusted assault: 54
Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 27 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makassar !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Combat modifiers
Defender: morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
169 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2639 casualties reported
Squads: 76 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 95 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
Miura Det
I./4th Infantry Battalion
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Makassar Base Force

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/9/2010 1:11:05 AM   
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We have managed to stabilize the decline in supplies, fuel, oil and resources.
- Relieved to see that it's possible to stop the decline in reserves cause the first month of war cost a lot!

Industry is also mostly producing a surplus result.






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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/9/2010 2:29:48 AM   
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Did you get the 90th out of Korea? Key piece to the PM puzzle IMO.


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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/9/2010 2:36:26 AM   
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Will secure more bases in Sumatra as well as Kendari before starting the invasion of Java.
Plan is to land 3 divisions and support units and sweep over the island asap! If we can do this within the end of February we may be ready for Phase 2 by April 42 which is my goal.

- All future objectives depends on how well we fare until then.
The part from April 42 until April 43 is probably the most interesting part of the game.
These first months is really a chore....


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 26, 42

Sub Attacks

Several close encounters with Allied subs...but saved by duds time and again!

Submarine attack near Aparri at 83,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Hauraki Maru

Allied Ships
SS Salmon

xAK Hauraki Maru is sighted by SS Salmon
SS Salmon launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Hauraki Maru

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Submarine attack near Groot Natoena at 56,83

Japanese Ships
AK Kyushu Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-40

AK Kyushu Maru is sighted by SS S-40
SS S-40 launches 4 torpedoes

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Our subs are more aggressive; this RO Captain shot it out with a large cargo ship and took a few hits that caused little damaged. The reply was a devastating torpedo salvo that rippped the Bellatrix apart!

Submarine attack near Enderbury Island at 156,141

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64, hits 2

Allied Ships
AK Bellatrix, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

AK Bellatrix is sighted by SS RO-64
SS RO-64 attacking on the surface

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Surface Combat

The annoying PT boats near Davao headed into open water...out of fuel they met an ASW group
and was finally shredded.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 70,94, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kamitsu Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Taiko Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-32, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-33, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-34, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-35, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Air Combat

Strange...no CAP over Rangoon but we destroyed severla ac on the ground including some AVG fighters.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 9
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-43 Lancer: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 55
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 16
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-43 Lancer: 1 destroyed on ground
H81-A3: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 25

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Ground Combat

There's action in China but it's a patient run to obtain a more favorable line.

Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25114 troops, 202 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 915
Defending force 9423 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 297

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 434
Allied adjusted defense: 538
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
571 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division
16th Ind.Mixed Brigade
26th Engineer Regiment
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 85,55
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5742 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 204
Defending force 4435 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 161

Japanese adjusted assault: 186

Allied adjusted defense: 51
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1333 casualties reported
Squads: 70 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 86 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
21st Chinese Corps

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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/9/2010 2:43:56 AM   
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Must check; have released a few crack regiments from Kwantung.
Got 3 80 exp and one 60 exp regiments preparing for PM as well as many smaller units.
When we have 600 AV I think we're ready to go.


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Did you get the 90th out of Korea? Key piece to the PM puzzle IMO.







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RE: BACK IN BUSINESS - PzB goes East again(st) Andy Mac - 1/9/2010 2:45:59 AM   
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What are you doing still awake?

Or is it tomorrow in your land...surely it is..


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