Hi Carny and welcome!
After reading you post I spent quite some time looking over the map and think you are spot on. The way Joseph has conducted his SRA campaign so far I pretty much wont get a chance to get a back stab in. I withdrawn all combat ship larger then a CL towards OZ. I do have some 7-8 CLs with some DDs left. They are expendable so I will start probing his airsearch.
In other news we reached the 5th of January .
Not much going on actually. He tried for Canton Island and failed quite dramatically. Tihi!
Ground combat at Canton Island (153,143)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 3380 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 122
Defending force 1610 troops, 28 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 34
Japanese adjusted assault: 35
Allied adjusted defense: 21
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)
Japanese ground losses:
1071 casualties reported
Squads: 56 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (6 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Maizuru 1st SNLF
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
Canton USN CPNAB
3rd Marine Defense Battalion
I also ambushed some Idas over Manilla and he lost 12 I think. I have tried for almost 2 weeks to catch one of his escorted raids in China without success as he rotates them randomly.
I actually find myself with little to do over the map. China is still a mess as expected. I will probably loose Sian 3 months earlier then I had planned on. Elsewhere things are slowly moving into positions. I have the first US troops arriving in OZ in a few days. Christmas Islands will get some naval support and a baseforce. Thats it. If he wants after he is done with Canton he can have it.
Shipping have started arriving in the off map bases of Cape Town, Aden and Adabadan (something something). Most went to Aden as I will have a lot of troops to move from there.
Early days as the allies arnīt much fun really! I miss my P38 from my other game! Although its nice to have Carriers again!
< Message edited by JocMeister -- 9/11/2012 7:16:40 PM >