From: Hampshire, UK
This is interesting.
Three possibilities seem to exist: the information in combat reports
(1) Matches reality in both Allied and Japanese combat reports,
(2) Is subjected to FOW...and the FOW is the same for both players, and
(3) Is subjected to FOW...and the FOW differs for the two players.
Am I to understand that #2 is the case? If so, how do the combat reports match up (or not) with the information reported in the game about, for instance, the number of aircraft shot down in the game (said information used to calculate the game score)?
#2 I believe is the case.
On the first page of the info screen the stats shown are the same for both players except for the ships sunk and their total value. On the air losses and ship losses sub-screens they will differ. You will have accurate information for your side and inaccurate information for the other side.
The air losses in the combat reports are, generally, understated for both sides. Land losses are, generally, overstated.