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Scenario Update - 5/17/2014 8:36:23 PM   
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Hello all, posted updated version 6.1 for all four scenarios:

Can be found Here
UPDATED 5/17/2014

These Scenarios are designed for enhanced realism for the Stock Game (without major changes to the Stock OOB).

All scenarios require Andrew Brown's Extended Map and DaBabe's New Asian Roads (files provided below.)
All scenarios require the new artwork (files provided below.).
Download the scenarios, and all art files below, and place where indicated.

Scenario list:
Scenario 190 400 Days (Dec 7th 1941 - Jan 11 1943).
Scenario 195 SOUTH PACIFIC. (Aug 1942 - Feb 1943) This is equivalent to Stock Scenario 4.
Scenario 198 Grand Campaign (Dec 8th 1941 - Mar 1946) This is equivalent to Stock Scenario 6.
Scenario 199 Grand Campaign (Dec 7th 1941 - Mar 1946 This is equivalent to Stock Scenario 1.

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Scenario Descriptions:

Grand Campaign - Scenarios 198 & 199 Mod changes (Dec 8th or Dec 7th start dates):
Aircraft stats & maneuver ratings modified using original AE Dev Team Formulas.
Aircraft guns and weapon ranges have been modified using exterior ballistics research for each gun type (a project I was asked to do during AE development - but unfortunately was never instituted).
Important change - Air Combat has a maximum ceiling of 28,000 feet (as strategic bombing and subsequent air combat above this altitude seldom occurred in the PTO. This will eliminate unrealistic High Altitude bouncing).
Russian Aircraft; the LaGG-3 aircraft will begin being available to the Soviets at small rates in Dec 1941 instead of 1945, and the La-5FN will begin arriving in in Jan 1944 instead of 1945. This is historical (and less than 10% of Soviet production), and gives the Soviet Union some more advanced fighters (better than I-16) before 1945 - should the Japanese begin hostilities prior to 1945 activation.
New ship and aircraft art: new ship art as well as Cathartes new 'plane tops', for Allied & Japanese, are included.
New warship stats (all nations) - using Nathan Okun's gun & armor Data, with new warship tonnage and durability.
Allied units starting in the Philippines, DEI, Malaya, and Borneo - are free to move and relocate (except for large CD Guns), making strategic and tactical redeployment possible (the AI does this anyway).
China - has had its Hvy Art RGT's re-equipped with their missing 150mm & 122mm guns, also 12 Chinese Corps have been re-designated Central Army (better exp & morale - less disruption). Chinese Warlord troops (static) added to Southern China. Chinese internal supply enhanced.
Truk - the missing small repair shipyard has been added.
No other OOB changes have been made to scenarios 198 & 199.

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Scenario 195 SOUTH PACIFIC 1942 :
Has the standard changes above, plus a few additional IJN and Allied DD's in the theater, and Task Forces reorganized (at start), allowing for a little more Japanese starting force and independent Australian Naval Task Forces.

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Scenario 190: 400 Days (7 Dec 1941 - 11 Jan 1943):
The entire map - for just over one year. ... However this scenario is quite different.
This scenario assumes the Allies acted sooner with war preparations, but the key element in this Scenario is Freedom of Movement At-Start for all sides - and therefore no predictability at the outset of hostilities.

Changes from stock - Allied Side:
1) Hong Kong has been evacuated and assets sent to Singapore.
2) The Philippines have been reinforced (the Pensacola convoy has landed), and major elements of the proposed 12th Division have arrived.
3) The Pacific Fleet has been moved back to home ports in anticipation of eminent war (The Battle Force is back in Los Angeles, the Carrier Force is back in San Diego).
4) The Pacific Fleet submarine force is not concentrated in any one port.
5) Force Z (including HMS Indomitable - as was historically intended) is in Trincomalee.
6) All of these major fleet units listed above may make the bonus move on turn one - enabling them to be anywhere in the Pacific.

Changes from stock - Japanese Side:
7) All of the Japanese invasions are still scheduled.
8) The Battle-line, the Kido Butai, and the Heavy Cover Force (for Malaya) are in Japan (the Heavy Cover Force is set up as a Carrier TF).
9) The midget subs and their carriers are in Truk and several fleet subs are in Kwajalein.
10) All of these major fleet units listed above may make the bonus move on turn one - enabling them to be anywhere in the Pacific.

This effectively takes a Dec 7 Pearl Harbor attack off the table - but opens up any alternative strategy for opening hostilities (for both sides).
This scenario plays only for 400 days ( which is longer than the average WitP/AE game is played out. (the full campaign data base is included - so the scenario may be shortened or lengthened merely by adjusting the turn length in the scenario editor).
It is imperative to leave Historical First Turn OFF for this scenario (so both sides may maneuver), and - Dec 7 Surprise should be OFF as well..




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RE: Scenario Update - 5/17/2014 9:24:13 PM   
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Big B -

Thank You for all of your hard work - your attention to detail and standard of excellence it First Rate.

I would not even attempt to imagine the amount of man hours it took you to modify these scenarios.

My sincere respect to you, Sir!

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RE: Scenario Update - 5/17/2014 10:03:18 PM   
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Thanks Mac,
I try to make an excellent looking game art wise - but as much or more play-wise (what I sincerely believe as being historically appropriate).


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RE: Scenario Update - 5/19/2014 4:34:08 PM   
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Thank you for the update.

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RE: Scenario Update - 6/7/2014 10:10:46 PM   
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working on an update - again ...I never was comfortable with AE's air changes - I'm going back to re-visit 2X3 and understand where they came from



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RE: Scenario Update - 7/10/2014 3:34:37 AM   
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Air to Air changes completed. Testing looks good.
What I did - in short (without giving away the store) was to go back to 2X3's original work, add the benefits of AE's Altitude Bands, and temper it with my own work from WitP.
The results I am seeing look really good (that is to say - look historical...given the wide latitude the game will produce), and the general hint is - Experience, Numbers, and Situation - really matter.
I did commit one heresy - High altitude fighters suffer a bit on the deck but work at their best up high (they make more HP up there)

If you are interested - check it out at the website.

B

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RE: Scenario Update - 7/10/2014 1:04:02 PM   
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Its people like you that give your time to this labor of love that keeps me playing this game year after year. Thanks

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RE: Scenario Update - 7/11/2014 2:27:39 AM   
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Thanks for these updates. Can't wait to try them out ...



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RE: Scenario Update - 7/12/2014 7:05:08 PM   
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...I'm still not quite satisfied with the air combat performance of the under-gunned Japanese fighters - Nate, Oscar, & Claude.

Working on a fix...

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RE: Scenario Update - 7/12/2014 10:37:04 PM   
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OK, Air Combat fix tested and applied. The New adjusted Scenarios are all uploaded here

Also, on the Work Bench, are a few items of interest. Here you will find Sandbox test scenarios for air combat for different years and aircraft, as well as MS Excel Spreadsheets displaying the new maneuver scheme for fighter aircraft. Pay attention to the altitude band ratings for best results.
Also located on The Work Bench is an MS Excel Spreadsheet working out the calculated durability of all warships.

NEXT UP - a new small scale scenario - The Historical "What-If" CV Battle - The Relief of Wake Island DEC 1941(Coming Soon).

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RE: Scenario Update - 8/8/2014 1:56:21 PM   
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Hi BigB,

Kitakami and I are about to start a BtS PBEM, but if you remember me from the old WITP days, i'm a massive fan of your scenarios.

I wanted to use either Scn 198/199 for an AI game or possibly H2H (playing both sides to learn the Japanese economy), but needed to ask you something before I started.

Your scenario uses, I believe, the 2013 Asia road version of PWHEXE.EXE. I would love to use the newest May 2014 Stacked Limit version that is on DBB's site.

Before I start, I wanted your opinion if you think this would be ok. As designer of your scenarios, you would obviously be the best person to ask ::)) if you believed that using the newest version of PWHEXE would be detrimental to the scenario. Not sure if the older version had options (non Stacked Limits, Asian Roads, etc. ) that you felt were critical to the playability of the scenarios.

Thank you.....

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RE: Scenario Update - 8/8/2014 2:57:12 PM   
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Hello Falken,
Yes you can use the 2014 Staking Limit file that is on DaBabes without any adverse impact.
I simply went without Staking Limits because I have tried to stay close to stock where ever I could.

And thank you sir.

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ORIGINAL: Falken

Hi BigB,

Kitakami and I are about to start a BtS PBEM, but if you remember me from the old WITP days, i'm a massive fan of your scenarios.

I wanted to use either Scn 198/199 for an AI game or possibly H2H (playing both sides to learn the Japanese economy), but needed to ask you something before I started.

Your scenario uses, I believe, the 2013 Asia road version of PWHEXE.EXE. I would love to use the newest May 2014 Stacked Limit version that is on DBB's site.

Before I start, I wanted your opinion if you think this would be ok. As designer of your scenarios, you would obviously be the best person to ask ::)) if you believed that using the newest version of PWHEXE would be detrimental to the scenario. Not sure if the older version had options (non Stacked Limits, Asian Roads, etc. ) that you felt were critical to the playability of the scenarios.

Thank you.....



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RE: Scenario Update - 12/20/2014 10:07:05 PM   
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New Scenario Update as of December 20th 2014.
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These Scenarios are for enhanced realism for the STOCK GAME (with minor changes to the Stock OOB). These Scenarios are best played Head to Head with Experienced Japanese Players - they do not feature the stock AE Debuffs/Nerfs for Allied starting OOB (but All scenarios play well against AI).
The main emphasis for B-Mod is to get more historically realistic combat results. For this purpose there has been only minor edits to the Order Of Battle, but major warships and combat aircraft have been statistically redefined.


Scenarios available:
Scenario 191 Relief of Wake Island (Dec 16th - Dec 27th 1941).
Scenario 192 Coral Sea (May 4th 1942 - May 11 1942). This is equivalent to Stock Scenario 3.
Scenario 195 SOUTH PACIFIC. (Aug 1942 - Feb 1943) This is equivalent to Stock Scenario 4.
Scenario 199 Grand Campaign (Dec 7th 1941 - Mar 1946 This is equivalent to Stock Scenario 1.

All may be found HERE


Merry Christmas!


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New Scenario - 12/28/2014 10:45:11 PM   
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New scenario finished - may be found Here

Scenario 197 - The Philippines Reinforced. From the scenario notes below:


Background:
From:
The United States Army in World War II
The War in the Pacific
The Fall of the Philippines
Chapter III: The Reinforcement of the Philippines


On 16 August (1941), General MacArthur was notified that the following units would sail from San Francisco between 27 August and 5 September: the 200th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA) consisting of 76 officers and 1,681 enlisted men; the 194th Tank Battalion (less Company B), with 54 tanks, 34 officers, and 390 enlisted men; and one company (155 men) of the 17th Ordnance Battalion.

There had been some mention earlier of the possibility of sending a division to the Philippines, and on 5 September the Chief of Staff asked MacArthur if he wanted a National Guard division (probably the 41st). MacArthur replied that he did not need this division since he already had one U.S. Army division (the Philippine Division) and was mobilizing ten Philippine Army divisions. He asked instead for authority to reorganize the theoretically square Philippine Division into a triangular division, adding, "Equipment and supply of existing forces are the prime essential." "I am confident if these steps are taken with sufficient speed," he said, "that no further major reinforcement will be necessary for accomplishment of defense mission."

The reinforcement of the Philippines now enjoyed the highest priority in the War Department. MacArthur's request for permission to reorganize the Philippine Division was approved immediately. He was promised additional aircraft as well as the funds needed for airfield construction and the antiaircraft guns and equipment to protect the fields once they were built. "I have directed," wrote General Marshall, "that United States Army Forces in the Philippines be placed in highest priority for equipment including authorized defense reserves for fifty thousand men."

These reinforcements reached MacArthur before the end of September. The arrival of the 200th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA) gave him 12 additional 3-inch guns, 24 37-mm. guns, and a similar number of machine guns. Armored reinforcement consisted of the 192d and 194th Tank Battalions each with 54 tanks. And he could count on 25 more 75-mm. guns on self-propelled mounts (SPM) already en route and due to arrive in Manila on 15 October.[12]

The arrival of the two tank battalions with their 108 light tanks, M-3, were a welcome addition to the Philippine garrison. On 21 November a Provisional Tank Group consisting of the 192d and 194th Tank Battalions and the 17th Ordnance Company (Armored) was established, with Col. James R.N. Weaver in command.

MacArthur's plans for the Philippine Division were explained in a letter he wrote to the Chief of Staff on 28 October. He wished, he said, to have the division at war strength and trained intensively for combat. "It would be impolitic," he thought, "to increase the number of Philippine Scouts above the authorized 12,000, for all recruits would be taken from Philippine Army reservists to serve at higher rates of pay than the Philippine Army can pay." The only way, then, to increase the strength of the division was to secure an additional infantry regiment and two battalions of artillery from the United States. With these units and the American 31st Infantry, he could form two American combat teams in the Philippine Division. The Scouts thus released could be used to bring the 91st and 92d Coast Artillery Regiments of the Harbor Defenses up to strength, retain several small units already in existence, and provide station complements for Forts McKinley and Stotsenburg. The Philippine Division would then be free to train for combat and would be available "for instant use." "The entire plan,": he told General Marshall, "will be placed in effect upon the arrival of the new regiment."

MacArthur's plans included also the establishment of four major tactical commands, directly subordinate to USAFFE. On 2 October he requested authority, which was readily granted, to activate a headquarters and headquarters company for each "with average strength approximately those of Army Corps."He also asked for army and corps troops to establish a balanced force, and for a field artillery brigade, a chemical company, three signal battalions, a medical supply depot, and a military police company, all at full strength and with complete organization and individual equipment. By the end of October he had requested almost 12,000 men: for the Philippine Division, 209 officers and 4,991 enlisted men; for army and corps troops, 340 officers and 6,392 enlisted men.

During the next month MacArthur continued to ask for additional units and individual specialists, and by the middle of November the War Department had approved for transfer to Manila 1,312 officers, 25 nurses, and 18,047 enlisted men belonging to units. Individual specialists totaled 200 officers and 2,968 enlisted men. The units selected for this overseas movement, including the 34th Infantry for the Philippine Division, were scheduled for shipment, first for January 1942, but later, ironically, on 8 December 1941.

By mid-November, the War Department had taken action to ship 40 105-mm. howitzers to the Philippines. These weapons were to be given to U.S. Army units and would release to Philippine Army units a like number of 75s. In addition, 10 75-mm. pack howitzers were to be taken from the vital Canal Zone and 48 British 75-mm. guns and 123 .30-caliber machine guns from the equally important Hawaiian garrison for the Philippine Islands, an indication of the importance which the defense of the archipelago had acquired in the eyes of the War Department. From the United States itself would come 130 75-mm. guns, 35 37-mm. guns (M1916) and 14 .30-caliber machine guns.

A request for clothing for the Philippine Army was also approved, as was the equipment for ten 250-bed station hospitals and 180 sets of regimental infirmary equipment.An early requisition for 500,000 C rations and enough 55-gallon drums to hold 1,000,000 gallons of gasoline was filled during the summer. Strangely enough, the drums arrived filled although the gasoline had not been requested. This unexpected windfall proved extremely fortunate. A large portion of the gasoline was stored on Bataan and was most welcome during the campaign.

The shipment of supplies was dependent upon the number of cargo vessels available to the Army. This number was never large and the Navy, for a time, threatened even this limited supply. In September the Navy announced its intention to convert three transports to escort carriers. General Marshall protested this decision vigorously, pointing out to the Chief of Naval Operations that it would delay the delivery of much-needed reinforcements to MacArthur by over two months.Despite the favorable outcome of this protest, a large backlog of troops and approximately 1,100,000 tons of equipment destined for the Philippines had piled up in U.S. ports or depots by November.

Air Forces
In July 1941 the air force in the Philippines was still a token force, unable to withstand "even a mildly determined and ill-equipped foe."Air Corps headquarters in Washington had been urging for some time that additional planes be sent to the Philippines and the Joint Board, early in 1940, had proposed an increase in air strength for the island garrison. The following July 1941 Maj. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, chief of the newly created Army Air Forces, came forward with the strongest proposal yet made for the reinforcement of the Philippines. This proposal called for the transfer to the Philippines of four heavy bombardment groups, consisting of 272 aircraft with 68 in reserve, and two pursuit groups of 130 planes each. These planes, wrote Brig. Gen. Carl Spaatz, chief of the Air Staff, would not be used for an offensive mission, but to maintain "a strategical defensive in Asia."
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This scenario presumes that the US moved up shipment by a few weeks and of all the units mentioned above; the Philippines have now received the Pensacola Convoy, the 19th Bomb Group(B-17D), the 5th Bomb Group(B-17D), the 27th Bomb Group(A-24), the 24th Pursuit Group(P-40E), the 35th Pursuit Group(P-40E), and the above mentioned 34th Infantry Regiment (as well as bringing the 31st Infantry Regiment up to strength. Further, the released P-35A's have been turned over to the PAAC.

All of these units start on map in the stock game, I have merely arranged their transport on time to the Philippines for this What-If? Scenario.


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RE: New Scenario - 12/29/2014 12:25:39 AM   
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Should be interesting, The British in Malaya and the Australians could take a leaf out of this book ????

In WITP days I modded a stronger Allied position, I might work on updating it to WITPAE standard.
In my world, Operation Extended Compass sees the British Empire capture Tripoli in 4/41 and clear the Axis from North Africa (You can get the full story on request, send money!). After fighting off a threatened invasion of Crete, the move of the Axis into Russia allows occupation of most of the Dodecanese islands in mid-late 1941. By November 1941 something of a stalemate is in place as the British Empire troops re-equip and the Axis Forces build up their defences.
In French North Africa, a growing disillusionment is growing with both Vichy & the Axis. Feelers have been put to the USA to occupy French Nth Africa and the US Army & Navy have contingency plans in place .

My scenario assumes the Commonwealth and United States were in a better position to defend in the east, not greater numbers of troops but better training and equipment.
Therefore, when the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, though the United Nations was caught strategically and tactically by surprise, they at least had modern fighters and bombers available in lieu of the obsolescent craft which were in place in real life.
The troops in India, Burma & Malaya had not been drained of their trained manpower (all get a 5morale/5exp increase)(maybe find some better replacement commanders or change their ratings) All Malaya units had 25pdrs replacing their older 18pdrs. The Commonwealth was able to move a large number of troops out of the Middle East within the first 6 months. All 3 Australian Divisions had been in Palestine resting from the capture of Rhodes etc and in training for landing in Sicily so were able to ship out by March 1942 (1 in Jan, Feb, Mar).
Indian troops in Persia/Iraq were made available and 4 & 8 Divisions & 3 & 161 Brigades moved back to India by 6/42. Britain also found shipping to speed the movement of 2, 5 & 18 Divisions and 7th Armoured Bde from England and the Middle East.
The US Army had less room to move, their Regular Army troops were committed to NW Africa, despite Japanese aggression this commitment was long term and could not be revoked (indeed it was a requirement from Congress before a declaration of war was passed ). In addition, a major troop training exercise was in place and unless untrained troops were sent, none were available. Some convoys with Field artillery and light bombers (A-24) had arrived in the Philippines earlier and they and their convoy escorts were in Manila Bay. (I couls steal BigB's ideas here)

Japan had not ignored these improvements, but believed they had sufficient force to achieve their objectives (All units allocated to open commands available from Takao, Pescadores & Truk.) All Kwantung Army units would be fixed by allocating fortifications. (Japan would get far fewer PP’s, to limit their ability to flood units into the PTO)

With minimal tank combat in the MTO, Britain had been able to retool its munitions factories and the 6pdr AT Gun was being made available and a new Cruiser tank, the Cromwell, due to enter service in late 1942.
However the USA had committed to landing in Nth Africa, so the US 1 & 2 Marine Divisions and supporting units, 2 CV’s and escorts and some aircraft would not be available as quickly as wished.
Australia had completed the move of its 8th Division into Malaya and 23 Bde was digging in at Singapore. A shipment of M3 Light & M3 medium tanks had arrived in Australia, allocated to the 1st Armoured Division, training and acclimatisation had just begun.

In the air , it was possible for the RAF to equip its units with Hurricane II , though they had seen action in the Desert or on Crete they were far superior to other aircraft available. (to replace Buffalo-Fewer losses in ME)
The RAAF had received about 150 Airacobra I fighters to replace its Wirraway – Without the supercharger it was deemed not suitable for the RAF in Europe, they were shipped to Australia & New Zealand. (Copy P-400, Limit numbers to about 150-180 total. 1 Sqn Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, 2 Squadrons in NZ plus reserves (Citizen Air Force Units) No Production).
Similarly the Brewster Bermuda fell below British expectations and 100 aircraft were made available in Australia & NZ.???? (Enough for 4 Squadrons as above & 1 NZ.)
In Malaya, in addition to the Hurricane, a squadron of Beaufighter 1F arrived to replace Blenheim 1F- 1 Sqn made available for Singapore.
The USAAF had also strengthened its forces and by Dec 41 had replaced its obsolete P26 & P35 & P36 with P40B&E (Fewer to DAF, plus commitment to strengthen Pacific.) The B18 Bolo was also allocated to training stateside and B25C & B26B replaced them.
The RAF also found numbers of Light Bombers (RAF Maryland, Boston-A20B, Baltimore, Marauder-B26B units), to replace the Blenheim and as alternative to Wellingtons during 1942
(All RAF Mohawk units arrive with Hurricanes - Fewer losses in ME)

RN CV’s arrive March 42 (Acrobat NW Africa)
2 less US CV’s (In Atlantic) – until June 42
HMAS Sydney hasn’t been sunk and starts in Perth.

1 & 2 Marine Divisions & attached Battalions delayed 6 months
6,7 & 9 Australian Divisions arrive within 3 months Jan, Feb, March 42
23 Aust Bde in Singapore at full strength.
4 & 8 Indian Divisions & 3 Indian Motor Bde & 161Indian Infantry Bde arrive within 6 months Feb, April, June 42
5 British Div arrives within 6 months Mar 42
Extra Japanese IMB , Tank Regiments & support for Burma Army. All Japanese Divisions allocated to a front are available from Takao & Pescadores.
25pdr replaces 18pdr
6pdr arrives 6 months early
Aust Militia at 50% disabled
Aust Armoured units begin with Matilda & Stuarts.
Grant available a bit earlier
PI convoys have arrived (and ships begin in Manila Bay)
LDF units at approx Bde strength in Indian, OZ & NZ cities, create a new squad with low firepower. Units have a few 18pdr & Vickers HMG, no support.
Melbourne & Sydney get strong units, Auckland, Wellington, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth about 2 Bn strength, other cities in OZ/NZ get about 1 Bn strength. None for Portland Rds, Nhulunbuy, Millingimbi, Wyhndam, Broome, Derby etc Alice Springs, Tennant Ck, Mt Isa, Hamilton get Cavalry Squads.



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RE: New Scenario - 12/29/2014 2:16:38 AM   
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Similarly the Brewster Bermuda fell below British expectations and 100 aircraft were made available in Australia & NZ.???? (Enough for 4 Squadrons as above & 1 NZ.) In Malaya, in addition to the Hurricane, a squadron of Beaufighter 1F arrived to replace Blenheim 1F- 1 Sqn made available for Singapore. The USAAF had also strengthened its forces and by Dec 41 had replaced its obsolete P26 & P35 & P36 with P40B&E (Fewer to DAF, plus commitment to strengthen Pacific.) The B18 Bolo was also allocated to training stateside and B25C & B26B replaced them. The RAF also found numbers of Light Bombers (RAF Maryland, Boston-A20B, Baltimore, Marauder-B26B units), to replace the Blenheim and as alternative to Wellingtons during 1942 (All RAF Mohawk units arrive with Hurricanes - Fewer losses in ME)


Wow, you have artwork for Bermuda and Maryland??

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RE: New Scenario - 12/31/2014 3:44:03 PM   
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Big B nice looking mods. You mention that AE stock has some nerfs and such. Can you explain what they are. I found the Scots BN at HK. Anymore?

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RE: New Scenario - 12/31/2014 4:27:14 PM   
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Hello DOCUP,

The Nerfs/Debuffs in stock I referred to are mainly to the starting OOB.
A great many Allied units start with disablement's extremely high, and experience & morale very low. This was done to make sure the Japanese could conquer everything they did in the first 6 months - pretty much without fail....so the final outcome was to make them "pre-defeated" (to borrow a saying from Cid).

What I did was to borrow a page from DaBabes smaller scenarios and bring the morale and experience of most starting units up a bit, and to lower their starting disablements to a more historical level. The guideline I used was to take units that are 'regulars', or units that require comprehensive technical training - up to a more professional level.

This will make the Pacific/Asian initial Blitzkrieg more difficult for the Japanese, but still wholly possible. It will also make a more determined defense by the Allies a possibility (though certainly not absolute).


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RE: New Scenario - 12/31/2014 9:33:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Big B
New scenario finished - may be found Here
Scenario 197 - The Philippines Reinforced. From the scenario notes below:

I think this is one of the unrecognized beauties of this game title/system; the ability to make minor, but significant, changes in an operational area. We did some of these in the Babes Philippines scenario and it was very thought provoking as to what may have happened with a simple shift of 2-3 weeks preparation time and the early arrival of convoys already in transit on the 7 Dec opening day. Big B’s scenario deserves attention.

Small map scenarios have internal self-consistencies that do not port well to a GC environment. As such, they are eminently suited to “Problems” – Operational problems, naval problems, problems that are restricted to a geographic area, a limited OOB and a specific set of victory conditions. i.e., the bread and butter of legitimate operational analysists. Valid adaptations of a paradigm are therefore not only welcome, but a necessary and sufficient condition for defining a valid analytic tool for those interested in the military operational art.

Brian (Big B) I salute you. Keep ‘em coming. Ciao. JWE


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RE: New Scenario - 4/4/2015 9:41:45 AM   
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really interesting scenarios, thank you sir.

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