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NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/22/2010 11:04:37 PM   
PzB74


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A quick update; only posting the important stuff.

We captured Efate today, wiping out the NZ Base Force unit.
Our bombardment force silenced Noumea and destroyed dozens of ac on the ground.
An enemy destroyer was also shot up.

Intel: Andy has hired the ferryman and is air transporting in 3-4000 troops from Suva to Noumea each turn.
Ca 14k troops reported there now. I remember fine well how Allied air transportation stopped all Jap offensives in mid 43 from our last game.
- So we call it a day, leaving a small garrision at Efate.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 12, 43

Surface Combat & Bombardments

Night Time Surface Combat, near Efate at 120,154, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Uzuki

Allied Ships
DD Thanet, Shell hits 1

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 50% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Thanet at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Uzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages DD Thanet at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Kisaragi at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Thanet at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...
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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 2 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground

137 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo, Shell hits 1
CA Haguro, Shell hits 2
CA Takao
CL Isuzu
DD Myojinami
DD Minazuki
DD Uranami
DD Fubuki
DD Yugumo

Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 46

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at Noumea
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Kongo
BB Kongo firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Kongo
CA Haguro firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Haguro
CA Takao firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Takao
CL Isuzu firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CL Isuzu
DD Myojinami firing at 14th NZ Brigade
DD Minazuki firing at Noumea
DD Uranami firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at DD Uranami
DD Fubuki firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at DD Fubuki
DD Yugumo firing at Noumea
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ouv'ea at 117,156, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CA Takao
CA Haguro
CL Isuzu
DD Yugumo
DD Fubuki
DD Uranami
DD Minazuki
DD Myojinami

Allied Ships
DD Thanet, Shell hits 5, heavy fires

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Air Combat

Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 4
G3M3 Nell x 33
G4M1 Betty x 51

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 84

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Efate (120,154)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4939 troops, 35 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 125
Defending force 1363 troops, 23 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 55
Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Efate !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1214 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 180 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 25 (25 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
1st Infantry Regiment
15th/C Division

Defending units:
3rd RNZAF Base Force

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Efate





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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/22/2010 11:16:33 PM   
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You set Recon mission for spotters, correct? Do you have to set Night/Day?

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/22/2010 11:52:24 PM   
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Forget the Queenie, now THIS is a NEWSFLASH:

quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB
Morning Air attack on 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 26

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
P-38G Lightning x 9
P-40E Warhawk x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


So, are there any aces flying bombers? I am wondering, if transfering them to fighter training (since they are already trained bombers, so maybe to fighter-bomber unit?), and then duty, would be useful. AFAIK pilots with "kills" behave better in A2A combat. I have ACE with 8 kills, all made on Navy Babs.

Anyway, Burma seems stalled now. But since presence of Marines indicate, that Allies are short on troops there, try to find a weakly defended base, possibly in Kohima-Ledo sector, and get it by air assault. Two extra SNLF units should be enough then to clear whole chain.


As for New Caledonia:

First, island is looong, and ultimately undefendable. Land on north end, and then just unload extra forces in captured friendly port.

Second. How many forces could Andy transported to Fiji, before Line Islands were closed? Probably no more, than 2 Divisions. And weakening Fiji defences, when Line Islands are still blocked is exactly play into Japan hand. Plus air transport do not carry heavy equipment.

Third. Transports, which ferry troops to Noumea, do not ferry troops, and supplies in Burma. If you do not want to take New Caledonia, mark presence there long enough, to get advantage in Burma.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/23/2010 10:25:48 AM   
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I think there some new offensive options at New Caledonia or Fiji, which could now be exploited that the Line Island are still more or less safely in Japanese hands and the allied CV need some superglue.  But the question would be the goal, i.e. occupation and later defense against Andy, or just doing damage and hurting allied LCU, airframes, and line of supply for a short time?

And also, how would Andy react to such further attacks?  If I were Andy, I would hope to set a trap now to regain initiative rather than just waiting until his CV superiority becomes overwhelming...  Or hope to see KB getting involved in large scale operations at NC, and jump the occasion and go for Line Islands once more?

Alternatively, Midway and Johnston might be tempting as they might draw out the USN, unless Andy just surrenders them and will overrun them on restarting major amphib ops with new CV?  What could be gained from Midway and Johnston?  Fortifying them perhaps not much?  Recon of Pearl?  That would be of great value to get a good timing of his future ops, and keep IJN initiative.  Do Betties have the range to port-strike Pearl from Johnston?  Even though it is suicidal?

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/23/2010 11:53:16 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mynok


You set Recon mission for spotters, correct? Do you have to set Night/Day?

Yes.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/23/2010 2:48:07 PM   
FatR

 

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One question, PzB: what are your naval bombardment settings? I had very little luck with bombardments of Allied airfields, sitting behind CD units.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/23/2010 8:42:25 PM   
PzB74


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Lol, didn't notice that Inq. Have to check my bomber units. The Helen II got a 20mm gun that can cause some serious damage.
My army bombers are piloted by a mix of vets and greenhorns. High turnaround rate

No more para reserves left in Burma, can squeeze out enough for another assault on Kalemyo but then 3 units need serious R&R time.
Don't think Burma is quite stalled yet, see below.

Even if Andy only have 2 divisions to deploy that's more than us.
After our deployments in Burma and Line Islands our entire offensive force was sent to Efate and our single division is not enough to
assault with. Definetly think we should look elsewhere. Think most of a NZ Bde is at Noumea as well and with ground defensive modifiers and forts
we need more than a division.

Nothing more than pre-emptive stalling can be achived from attacking Midway and Johnston Janh.
We can recon Hawaii from Line Islands and have been doing so, see below.
- The minus with Johnston Island is that enemy 4Es can reach it and nuke the place..so I can't place ac there

I first recon and then send in bombardment group with spotters; used ranges from 6-12k against New Caledonia, the use of escorts is risky as shown today
but it increase firepower and the combined effect us usually enough to saturate airfields. Think there were 30-35 155mm CD guns at Noumea, several units - would
have been nasty to invade so we would have had to land at the dot base to the north and march south.

Enemy defenses in Kalemyo are squeaking; lack of supplies and heavy losses.
Today we moved a tank recon regiment onto the road between Kalemyo and Imphal.
- Andy will need to spend supplies and efforts to get it out.

Maybe this will be our chance?

Today we hit Nouema again, another dozen ac destroyed and 250 casualties.
A last 155mm round from the CD guns hit a destroyer and the magazine went up...bad luck!
- Enemy strength up to 15k troops and lots of engineers. So this was our last suppressing action.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 13, 43

Sub-ASW Attacks

Ah, tankers...yummy!

ASW attack near Lahaina at 199,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-33

Allied Ships
YMS-125
SC-750
TK Esso Richmond
TK Sunadmiral
SC PC-578

SS I-33 launches 6 torpedoes at YMS-125
I-33 diving deep ....
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC PC-578 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Bombardments

Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground

90 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
BB Hiei
CA Ashigara
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
DD Suzukaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Samidare
DD Tanikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 43

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Kirishima
BB Kirishima firing at Noumea
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Hiei
BB Hiei firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Hiei
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Ashigara
CA Ashigara firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Nachi
CA Nachi firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Suzukaze firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at DD Suzukaze
DD Kawakaze firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Samidare firing at 136th USA Base Force
DD Tanikaze firing at 57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at DD Tanikaze

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on 50th Tank Brigade, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 79
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 73

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 24 damaged

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
38 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 45
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 60

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed, 33 damaged

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

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking XV Indian Corps ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
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Morning Air attack on 14th Indian Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 26
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 11 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Kalemyo (59,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 68844 troops, 843 guns, 974 vehicles, Assault Value = 2390
Defending force 28864 troops, 623 guns, 1039 vehicles, Assault Value = 796

Japanese adjusted assault: 1651
Allied adjusted defense: 1060

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2005 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 207 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 140 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 168 (90 destroyed, 78 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1628 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 113 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 191 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Vehicles lost 49 (2 destroyed, 47 disabled)

Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment
2nd Mobile Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
79th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
Guards Tank Division
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
7th Burma Militia Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
6th Guards Division
38th Division
53rd Division
33rd Division
4th Raiding Rgt /1
3rd Raiding Rgt /1
21st Army

Defending units:
29th British Brigade
7th Australian Division
2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
26th Indian Brigade
14th Indian Division
XV Indian Corps
19th USN Naval Construction Battalion
8th Belfast Heavy AA Regiment
95th Heavy AA Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Rgt /1
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
6th Heavy AA Regiment
1st KNIL AA Bn /1

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Burma

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/23/2010 10:33:00 PM   
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Well, if he deploy most of available forces, that would leave Fiji open, in which case Japan should immediately land there. As a reminder, who currently have total control of seas, make heavy recon of Fiji now

Espiritu Santo was cakewalk, Efate did not had even enough supply. There was almost no troops at Noumea, so I do not think, that there was any serious preparations to defence New Caledonia.
Now Japan have chance to destroy several thousands of Allied troops. If not, in few months those exact troops will be assaulting one of Japan weakly defended bases, without much hope to repel them.
Check Koumac. If it is empty get there those Parachute Unit, which recently conquered "dot empire", moment before unloading assaulting division. Then, get there base force, and Tojo unit. Scrap everything in the area, forces from Efate, garrison of Rabaul, and Truk (with KB in the area any assault attempt in Rabaul area will be suicide). This is only quick trip. Koumac, Noumea, destroying troops, and immediate evacuation. I doubt he have even enough supply there.

PS. I do not see, how Allies can even seriously put Japan units at New Caledonia into danger. If things get rough, quick visit of KB, and evacuation of all forces should not be problem. Another cakewalk.

< Message edited by inqistor -- 11/23/2010 10:36:15 PM >

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/23/2010 11:09:37 PM   
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I have checked Suva and Fiji Inq and there are built up bases with strong forces. The neighbour base to Suva is size 9, Fiji was one of Andy's "here but no longer" zones in the south, his anchor.
Belive me in this: New Caledonia was not defended heavily but I don't want to wear down the Combined Fleet suppressing Noumea and its CD guns; if we let this up it will soon field hundreds of ac.
So yes we could have made an effort but it's not worth the sacrifice at this point in time. I don't have the ground troops or fuel for it and don't want to get bogged down.
- As I warned; do not underestimate Andy's ability to reinforce by air. Even troops without heavy rifles fight hard behind 5 forts and rough terrain.

The Solomons is held not by its strong garrisons but by strong interlocking air bases and Combined Fleet support.

Heavy air strikes today; hundreds of Allied bombers try to smack our tank regiment but no ground assault?
No doubt Andy don't want to spend supplies and disrupt the 18th British division marching south.
- We hit the 18th in return today.

Our poor Army bombers have been set to strike for effect from 9k feet and losses have been mounting.
Need a break soon, one more all out effort is going in today!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 14, 43

Air Combat

Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 29000 feet

CAP engaged:
260th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
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Morning Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 45
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 35 damaged

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Australian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking XV Indian Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 18th British Division, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 8 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 18th British Division, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 16
Blenheim IV x 13
Blenheim VD x 12
Hudson IIIa x 12
Wellington Ic x 3
Beaufort VIII x 23
B-25C Mitchell x 19

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 4
Spitfire Vc Trop x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Spitfire Vc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
2 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
2 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
68th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
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Morning Air attack on 6th Guards Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
B-18A Bolo x 7
B-25D1 Mitchell x 8

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 1st Formosa Inf. Regiment ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
Blenheim VD x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
Blenheim VD: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Blenheim VD bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
68th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minut
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Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 59,41
Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on 50th Tank Brigade, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 25
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 21 damaged

Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
36 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 14th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 14th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 14th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 14th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 14th Indian Division ...

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 10:05:05 AM   
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Nothing more than pre-emptive stalling can be achived from attacking Midway and Johnston Janh.
We can recon Hawaii from Line Islands and have been doing so, see below.
- The minus with Johnston Island is that enemy 4Es can reach it and nuke the place..so I can't place ac there

Enemy defenses in Kalemyo are squeaking; lack of supplies and heavy losses.
...Maybe this will be our chance?


PzB, you are right of course, Line islands does the trick already. Following 4 AARs that are mostly in 43 starts to get confusing.
I completely agree, Midway and Johnston are of no significant value to Japan now, not even as speed-bumpers. Not sure Andy would even be tempted to send out the USN to defend them. If I were him, I would evacuate (or already had by now) them and come back later with a CV death star and a big bang.

Kalemyo is a chance, but it seems to eat quite a bit of your ground strength as well. Fortunately you can hopefully recover during close monsoon. If you could hurt the allied forces in Burma enough that you could pull out one or the other LCU, you might be able to strengthen your local reserves and counter-invasion forces in other theaters like Rabaul or Truk...

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 3:49:53 PM   
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Have you checked the hex sides for Kalemyo? I think that if he owns the hexsides contiguously from Imphal to Kalemyo he can still get supply in over land even with your unit there. I am just not sure how your tank unit entered that hex north of Kalemyo and how the hexside ownership sits. He can still have supply problems with the supply line open of course.


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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 4:07:42 PM   
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I'm not 100% certain, but I thought that supply could enter a hex with enemy present but not pass through a hex with enemy present? Anybody know for certain?

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 7:27:02 PM   
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I'm not 100% certain, but I thought that supply could enter a hex with enemy present but not pass through a hex with enemy present? Anybody know for certain?


That is my knowledge as well. When enemy unit is in the hex supplies can flow in, but not through.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 9:06:19 PM   
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Yes, Andy still controll the hex side running from Impal to Kalemyo.
- I thought that ground units in the hex north of Kalemyo would slow the flow of supplies and thus forcing the enemy to repel our unit.

As this turn shows this was not correct; enemy troops were not low on supplies and a full sized british division (460 AV) was able to complete its march into Kalemyo
just in time for our shock attack.

Japanese adjusted assault: 1804
Allied adjusted defense: 2032


The combination of just in time reinforcements with supplies didn't leave us much chance.
Still we have attracted most Commonwealth forces in the region to combat and worn many of them down, thus depleting replacement pools.
- So now the Burma offensive that started as a defensive campaign has ended for 1943.

During the monsoon many units will be rested and redeployed to other theaters.
Will merge another tank division and leave an armored Corps in Burma.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 15, 43

Sub Attacks

Sub attack near Luganville at 117,150

Japanese Ships
xAK Taibun Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CL Kitakami
DD Yanagi
PB Toshi Maru #2
AV Kiyokawa Maru
xAK Osaka Maru
xAK Hofuku Maru
xAK Ryujo Maru
xAK Yamabuki Maru
xAK Yahiko Maru
xAK Thames Maru
xAK Liverpool Maru
DD Akikaze
E W-19

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

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

SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Taibun Maru
DD Akikaze attacking submerged sub ....
E W-19 fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Submarine attack near Luganville at 117,150

Japanese Ships
xAK Taibun Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

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

xAK Taibun Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes

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Air Combat

Morning Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 26
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 111

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 destroyed, 102 damaged

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

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 29th British Brigade ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Heavy AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 95th Heavy AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking Kalemyo ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 163rd Light AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 50th Tank Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 7th Australian Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 16 damaged
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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 20
Blenheim I x 3
Blenheim IV x 21
Blenheim VD x 9
Hudson IIIa x 18
Wellington Ic x 6
Beaufort VIII x 23
B-25C Mitchell x 29
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort I: 1 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged

Also attacking Guards Tank Division ...
Also attacking 6th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Burma Militia Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 79th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 79th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Burma Militia Regiment ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 6th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 79th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 14th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 38th Division ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 6th Guards Division ...
Also attacking 21st Army ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 22nd Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 79th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 79th Infantry Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 1st Formosa Inf. Regiment, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
B-18A Bolo x 7
B-25D1 Mitchell x 8

No Allied losses

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

Also attacking 65th Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st Formosa Inf. Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 1st Formosa Inf. Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 14th Guards Regiment, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 11

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Blenheim VD bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 53rd Division ...
Also attacking 14th Guards Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 14th Guards Regiment, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Blenheim I bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on XV Indian Corps, at 59,42 (Kalemyo)
Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 19
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground Combat

Ground combat at Kalemyo (59,42
Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 76766 troops, 918 guns, 994 vehicles, Assault Value = 2469
Defending force 41881 troops, 1006 guns, 1431 vehicles, Assault Value = 1174

Japanese adjusted assault: 1804
Allied adjusted defense: 2032

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
7864 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 487 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 454 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 70 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 153 (82 destroyed, 71 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1054 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 112 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 40 (8 destroyed, 32 disabled)

Assaulting units:
53rd Division
6th Tank Regiment
65th Brigade
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
33rd Division
14th Guards Regiment
79th Infantry Regiment
7th Burma Militia Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
2nd Mobile Infantry Regiment
6th Guards Division
Guards Tank Division
14th Tank Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
112th Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
38th Division
4th Raiding Rgt /1
21st Army

Defending units:
2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment
7th Australian Division
50th Tank Brigade
18th British Division
26th Indian Brigade
29th British Brigade
4th Marine Regiment
14th Indian Division
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
163rd Light AA Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Rgt /1
8th Belfast Heavy AA Regiment
95th Heavy AA Regiment
XV Indian Corps
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
6th Heavy AA Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment
19th USN Naval Construction Battalion
1st KNIL AA Bn /1

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 9:19:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: PzB

Yes, Andy still controll the hex side running from Impal to Kalemyo.
- I thought that ground units in the hex north of Kalemyo would slow the flow of supplies and thus forcing the enemy to repel our unit.

As this turn shows this was not correct; enemy troops were not low on supplies and a full sized british division (460 AV) was able to complete its march into Kalemyo
just in time for our shock attack.



Kalemyo is so close to Imphal that even through the jungle supplies do not need a road. They're just going around, I think.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/24/2010 9:24:05 PM   
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[EDITED]

It looks like supplies would be in long range (start with 100, then subtract the terrain value for each hex, when you get below 10 you are out of range).

quote:

Short range is trace value of 89 - 100 and is used 4 times per week.
Medium range is trace value 49 - 100 and is used 2 times per week.
Long range is trace value 10 - 100 and is used 1 time per week.



Terrain costs from the manual (see second column):






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RE: NEWSFLASH; Queen Mary sunk! - 11/25/2010 8:18:21 PM   
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Thx Witpqs, I really need to get into this stuff but it's not my cup of tea..would leave it to my logistics General

Not much happening over the last few turns; our recon unit that intercepted the enemy north of Kalemyo was destroyed when a full British Division and more attacked.
I placed 400 fighters on LRCAP over Kalemyo last turn but no more visitors. So the battle is ebbing out for now.

The Akagi has received 30 new A6M5s and work continues to upgrade KBs Kates and A6M2s.
I'm also hard at working bringing smaller LCUs together, bits and pieces from all over the empire needs to be released, transported and merged.
Cost 400 PP to release a small mech unit in China that was needed for the 2nd Armored Division.





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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/26/2010 7:59:49 PM   
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I just added up the butchers bill for Kalemyo. I dont know if it is the complete picture since I have just summed up all the combat reports you have posted.

Jap
Total infantry casualties: 50 057
Total Vehicles destroyed: 384
Total aircraft lost: 46 destroyed + 530 damaged


Allied
Total infantry casualties: 20 237
Total vehicles lost: 105

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/27/2010 1:18:39 AM   
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The price of attacking!
Hard to imagine that we outnumbered the enemy 3-1 or more most of the time.
It was a close battle, those 18 AV from 2-1 odds was were everything hung in the balance.

Quiet last few turns, nothing to report really. Reorganizing in Burma and many other places.



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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/28/2010 3:18:46 PM   
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Been another few quiet turns; a midget equipped sub was sunk near San Francisco when it encountered a huge convoy.
The midget then hit a mine and sank...

Huge convoys and lots of ships reported at Perth; certainly Andy's main hub in the area - maybw worth a KB visit soon.
Otherwise we're upgraded to the new patch; Tojo still using Ha-35 engine (fortunately) and Judy's still have drop tanks.

In Burma Rangoon is now (finally) a size 9 airfield and can host unlimited number of air units.
Have upgraded some Tojo's and Oscars to the Tony interceptor. Hope to advance the introduction of the George from July to June and also the Frank from 01/44 to 12/43.

I've decided to disband the TBDs aboard the Junyo, the carrier only carriers 18 torpedoes - that's one torpedo bomber strike.
The Judy with its potent 500kg bomb is a better choice and we get a size 27 fighter unit and 26 SBD unit instead of the usual 19-19-17 configuration.
Our light carriers now have different air group compositions as well: One carriers 27 fighters while another carriers 27 Judys.
The escort carriers will mostly carry fighters.





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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/28/2010 4:02:26 PM   
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Junyo have only 3 System Damage? But it was in Repair Yard only about a week, right? That is pretty quick patching.
Why are you constantly trying to sneak midgets into ports? They have, like 5% chance of survive to even try an attack. And even if successful, it will probably only damage ship. At least do it in some smaller ports, without repair facilities. I do not think, that sort of operations demands ANY Allied attention.

Now, what is exactly deal with monsoon in Burma? Stop all operations, or only specifically jungle? With all those forces it could be useful to get Paoshan. The more bases Allies have to take, to open supply route into China, in the future, the better.

And take a closer look on India coast. If Allies will try now, to transport some Divisions into Australia, and do it by short-cut over map edge... strong, fast raider group somewhere around Java will be priceless then.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/28/2010 5:03:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB

Have upgraded some Tojo's and Oscars to the Tony interceptor. Hope to advance the introduction of the George from July to June and also the Frank from 01/44 to 12/43.

I've decided to disband the TBDs aboard the Junyo, the carrier only carriers 18 torpedoes - that's one torpedo bomber strike.
The Judy with its potent 500kg bomb is a better choice and we get a size 27 fighter unit and 26 SBD unit instead of the usual 19-19-17 configuration.
Our light carriers now have different air group compositions as well: One carriers 27 fighters while another carriers 27 Judys.
The escort carriers will mostly carry fighters.



You certainly get a number of planes early in this scenario compared to scenario #1.

Why have you gone with all fighter/dive bomber configurations? Wouldn't spreading these assets around make more sense? Are you aware that you can customize the size of your various carrier squadrons by right clicking on the "resize allowed" text? Instead of just having 27 fighters on a Zuiho class CVL, for instance, you could pump that up to 30.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/28/2010 10:33:18 PM   
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I upgraded the Junyo (4/43 upgrade) and at the same time fixed battle damage; gave critical priority and the entire job was done in a few weeks.

- The midgets is a weapon and I hope to gain some intel; either by attacking or spotting enemy carriers or high value warships.
Now I now more about San Francisco, ac, ships in port, convoy activity.

So may be a bit expensive, but I'm using all weapons we got.

Yep, monsoon stops ground and air combat: bombardments and movement on roads-paths is allowed.
I would consider Paoshan to be included in the monsoon, can anyone confirm this?

That's good advice, a bit short on long range raiding resources in the area, need a few more fleet oilers.

The fighter / dive bomber units are the default carrier units that have been expanded.
Yes I know, but I have a problem when using the manual resize button; the cursor dissappears and the game sometimes crashes.
Tried it again now and managed to adjust size for some carriers (thx for the tip) but had to ALT-TAB in and out to get the cursor back (do this twice and the game crashes).

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/29/2010 12:04:40 AM   
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quote:


Yes I know, but I have a problem when using the manual resize button; the cursor dissappears and the game sometimes crashes.


Easy way to avoid that - mouseclick on the 'ok' (or 'confirm' or whatever it is, I forget) button after you've entered the new group size rather than just pressing enter.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 11/29/2010 10:48:13 PM   
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Ah, that's great news, thx Kfsgo!

Last turns have seen sub and anti sub warfare mostly.
Mostly we have been the giving side, we have hit numerous enemy subs with DCs and planes (reportedly) and some have been reported sunk.
We have hit numerous transports, some loaded with fuel. 2 PGs and a destroyer have been sunk.

The only enemy success was a huge tanker (empty) hit by 1 torpedo. It's only 1 day from Shanghai but fires are out of control and I expect her to sink tomorrow in sight of salvation.

So April is about to expire; another CS has been handed over to the yards for conversion. Not sure its worth it, 300 days and no way to accelerate it but we don't know the needs a year from now.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 29, 43

Sub Attacks

Sub attack near Lahaina at 187,103

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 7

Allied Ships
xAK Lihue, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC-648
SC-646
SC-644
xAK Nurani
xAK Arcata
xAK Diamond head
xAK Tuscaloosa City
xAK Ohioan
xAK Californian
xAK Arkansan
SC-749
SC-740
SC-709
SC-707

SS RO-68 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Lihue
RO-68 diving deep ....
SC-749 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-740 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-709 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-707 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-749 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-749 cannot establish contact with SS RO-68
SC-749 is out of ASW ammo
SC-749 is out of ASW ammo
SC-749 is out of ASW ammo
SC-707 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-749 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Submarine attack near Perth at 32,147

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
DD Tenedos, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

DD Tenedos is sighted by SS I-1
SS I-1 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Tenedos
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Sub attack near Lahaina at 188,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
xAK San Gabriel, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Tui
TK War Sirdar
TK Marpessa
TK Aristophanes
TK Gulfwave
TK Gulfland
TK Halo
TK L.P. St. Clair
xAK Sophocles
xAK Skagerak
xAK Borgfred
xAK Johanne Justesen
xAK La Cordillera
xAK Penrith Castle
xAK Clan Mactavish
xAK Moses Rogers
xAK B. Livingston
xAK Andrew Furuseth
xAK Lipscomb Lykes
xAK Ruth Alexander
xAK West Shipper
xAK Hollywood
xAK Admiral Wood
xAK Admiral Wiley
xAK San Angelo
xAK Mormachawk
xAK Maliko
SC-635
SC-518

SS I-170 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK San Gabriel
I-170 diving deep ....
SC-635 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-518 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-518 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-518 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-518 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-518 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-518 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 28, 43

Sub Attacks

Sub attack near Lahaina at 197,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-22

Allied Ships
xAK Zvir, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-22 attacking on the surface
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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 96,62

Japanese Ships
TK Rikko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 11
TK Ojikasan Maru
TK Eisho Maru
TK Kurume Maru
TK Ryuei Maru
TK Otowasan Maru
TK Gen'yo Maru
DD Mochizuki
DD Mikazuki
E Ishinui

Allied Ships
SS Tinosa

SS Tinosa launches 6 torpedoes at TK Rikko Maru
Tinosa diving deep ....
DD Mochizuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Mikazuki fails to find sub and abandons search
E Ishinui fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishinui fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishinui fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishinui attacking submerged sub ....
E Ishinui fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 27, 43

Sub Attacks


ASW attack near Lihue at 180,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
PG Sacramento, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PC Crawford
PC Morris
PC Kimball
SC-741
AO Saranac
AO Suamico
AO Tallulah
AO Kaskaskia
AO Neches
AK Procyon
AK Arcturus
AK Mercury
AK Almaack
AK Alcyon
AK Titania
AK Libra
AK Cassiopeia
TK Salland
TK Eidsvold
TK Peik
TK Osthav
TK Gulfking
TK Hadnot
xAK Empire Curlew
xAK Empire Condor
xAK Yunnan
xAK Tambua
xAK Singu
xAK Silverteak
xAK Ozarda
xAK Loch Ranza
xAK Kutsang
xAK Howra
xAK Benjamin Franklin
xAK Port Orford
xAK Adabelle Lykes
xAK Jacob Luckenbach
xAK Utahan
KV Vancouver
KV Chilliwack
KV Auricula
KV Freesia

SS I-26 launches 6 torpedoes at PG Sacramento
I-26 diving deep ....
KV Vancouver fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Auricula fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 97,60

Japanese Ships
E Sagi
PB Teshio Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gar, hits 3

SS Gar is sighted by escort
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Teshio Maru attacking submerged sub ....
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Teshio Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Lihue at 180,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-26, hits 2

Allied Ships
KV Genista
PC Crawford
PC Morris
PC Kimball
SC-741
AO Saranac
AO Suamico
AO Kaskaskia
AO Neches
AK Procyon
AK Arcturus
AK Mercury
AK Electra
AK Almaack
AK Alcyon
AK Algorab
AK Libra
AK Prince Georges
AK Carina
TK Salland
TK Eidsvold
TK Gulfking
TK Hadnot
xAK Empire Curlew
xAK Clan Cameron
xAK Yunnan
xAK Surada
xAK Singu
xAK Shillong
xAK Oakbank
xAK Loch Ranza
xAK Kutsang
xAK Jehangir
xAK Hosang
xAK Benjamin Franklin
xAK Liberty Glo
xAK Willimoto
xAK Horace Luckenbach
KV Vancouver
KV Chilliwack
KV Auricula
KV Freesia

SS I-26 is sighted by escort
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Auricula fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver attacking submerged sub ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub Attacks!

Recon intel from PH!




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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 12/1/2010 10:11:31 PM   
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ASW blew the valves of the Sargo and a sub claimed a kill.

The

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 30, 43

Sub-ASW Attacks

Sub attack near Palmyra at 169,131

Japanese Ships
PB Fukui Maru
E W-24
E W-21

Allied Ships
SS Sargo, hits 7, on fire, heavy damage

SS Sargo launches 4 torpedoes at PB Fukui Maru
Sargo diving deep ....
E W-24 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-24 fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-21 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
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Submarine attack near Anatom at 121,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-168

Allied Ships
xAK Nabesna, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Nabesna is sighted by SS I-168
SS I-168 launches 4 torpedoes

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Enter the Jack

Good interceptor, poor service rating. The next version has 4x20mm guns and a service rating of 2, that will be a very usefull plane.
- I can't find a single unit that upgrades to the Jack






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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 12/2/2010 1:20:16 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PzB

Enter the Jack

Good interceptor, poor service rating. The next version has 4x20mm guns and a service rating of 2, that will be a very usefull plane.
- I can't find a single unit that upgrades to the Jack



Look for units that upgrade to the George. If you upgrade them to the George, then from there they can upgrade to the Jack. I have decided the the Jack J2M3 model is better than the Georges and I am going to go with that. But you still gotta have some Georges so you can convert some of the Zero groups that will not convert directly to the Jack.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 12/2/2010 7:08:32 PM   
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The N1K1 George can fly higher, 41K.. otherwise i can't see much difference.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 12/2/2010 10:18:04 PM   
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Hm, so since I get the George in 1-2 months the Jack will be delayed accordingly...
Only found a single Zero unit (restricted of course) that upgrades to the George. May be another few out there but I didn't find them.

The Jack J2M4 model is actually a downgrade if you ask me, less gunpower, higher service rating etc.
So stopping on the J2M3 is a sound idea.

Not much to report from the war. Some ASW action.

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RE: NEWSFLASH; Efate captured! - 12/2/2010 11:12:04 PM   
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I am playing scn #1, so things may be different. And I am up to Jan. 1944, so I am ahead of you as far as reinforcements, though not in plane research! But here are the squadrons I have upgraded to Georges so far. (As soon as the J2M3 Jack comes out 2/44 I am going to start upgrading them to that plane.)

Yokosuka Ku S-1, S-2 - these are permanently restricted to the Home Islands
301 Ku S-2; 345 Ku S-1 & S-2; 381 Ku S-1 - all of these need to be withdrawn July 10, 44
341 Ku S-1

Also, 202 Ku S-1 will upgrade to the George N1K2 model, but needs to first get to the A6M5 Zero.

Also, check squadron 1001 Ku U-1. It starts out as a Tina squadron but can upgrade to Zero's (A6M5 required, I believe).

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