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Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/4/2017 11:53:41 AM   
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Yamamota sat perplexed as he read the orders at Combined Fleet Headquarters. An admiral in Argentina was to take control of all Japanese forces in the Pacific theatre? Perhaps, even more perplexing to Yamamota was the news from Washington. The Japanese embassy had recently informed the imperial foreign office that the U.S. admiralty had turned over control of the Pacific theatre to a young army general from... Slovakia.

The AAR will document the heroic, desperate, and improbable battle between Argentina and Slovakia for control of the Pacific during the 2nd World War. Aurorus, in Argentina, will be in command of the Japanese, and 821Dobo of Slovakia will command the allied war effort.

This AAR will focus mostly on After action reports and commentary, rather than the details of strategy. It is open to 821Dobo, and I have invited him to add his comments whenever he likes.

It is a PDU:off game. The only "hard and fast" house rules are to pay political points for restricted units to cross political boundaries and the usual first-turn restrictions on the allies: only move existing TFs, no re-basing air units or forming new TFs. We also have a "gentleman's agreement" not to do anything absurd: i.e. use carriers to resize air units to unrealistic sizes and so forth.

Both players prefer to remain within the bounds of what was possible historically, so much as possible. 821Dobo thinks that large Japanese amphibious TFs moving deep into allied territory would have alerted the allies and cancelled the Dec. 7th surprise. I cannot argue with this logic. As such, I have also agreed not to make "unrealistic" moves on turn 1. This resulted in a few minor changes to the intricate (and sandboxed about 30 times) opening move that I decided to use for this game. Not many, however, since, as I explained to 821Dobo, I do not like to exploit the warping TFs to make many deep moves into allied territory anyway. Sending a bunch of cargo ships loaded with divisions of irreplaceable 80 exp troops deep into enemy territory is not, in my opinion, a great idea.

So the first turn is away. First Air Fleet has left Etorofu for parts unknown. Radio silence is observed throughout the empire as the entire Japanese surface fleet slips from its moorings into the night. Where will the hammer fall first and hardest? Where will the allies defend and surprise the Japanese? It is to be War in the Pacific between those great maritime powers of antiquity: Argentina and Slovakia.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/5/2017 9:00:45 PM   
Barb


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Glad to see another Slovak player in the game :) Good luck to 821Dobo

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/5/2017 10:01:30 PM   
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Just before sunrise at Pearl Harbor - a stroke of good fortune for the Japanese.



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-18, hits 1

Allied Ships
BB California, Torpedo hits 1
PC Tiger

PC Tiger loses contact with SSX Ha-18


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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-19, hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1
PC Taney



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Shortly thereafter, carrier aircraft from First Air Fleet fill the skies over Pearl.

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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 135

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 4
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 7 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 2 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 8 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 2 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
BB California, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AV Curtiss, Torpedo hits 1
AR Medusa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AD Whitney, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 71
Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 8
Port supply hits 1

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A very good Pearl Harbor strike. The strike came in at 9,000, and the Vals level bombed, taking few casualties from flak. Leaving the 80+ exp. flight commanders in the squadrons, instead of sending them to training squadrons, resulted in a more accurate attack.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/5/2017 10:14:53 PM   
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Meanwhile, over Luzon, the U.S. commander received notice of a submarine attack at Pearl and sorted his aircraft in numbers. Fortunately for the Japanese, the air coordination was perfect. The sweeps came in ahead of the raids, and the raids were coordinated.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 34

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 18
P-40B Warhawk x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 6 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 5 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
G4M1 Betty x 81

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
SS Porpoise, Bomb hits 1
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 1
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 1
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Pope, Bomb hits 1
SS Shark, Bomb hits 2
SS Snapper, Bomb hits 1
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Seal, Bomb hits 1
SS S-40, Bomb hits 1
SS Saury, Bomb hits 1
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 1
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 2
SS S-41, Bomb hits 1
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Swordfish, Bomb hits 1

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 39
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 36

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 5
P-40B Warhawk x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 44

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This could have been a very bad day for Japan over Luzon with 70 allied cap fighters scrambling. The perfect air coordination of the Japanese strikes was not owing to fortune entirely. I spent a lot of my political points ensuring that all of my air HQs and squadrons had the best commanders. I also transfered one of the zero wings, with its detachments, to the 21st Air HQ from the 23rd, to ensure that both bomber groups had sweeping fighters and escort fighters attached to the same HQ. Also notice that all the Betties struck Manilla, while the Gnells struck Clark Field. By using the same type of plane in each strike, I increased the probability of good coordination. Since the Manila strike had bombers from both Air HQs, fighter detachments from each HQ flew escort for that strike.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/5/2017 10:27:05 PM   
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As the air forces battled over Luzon, Japanese amphibious task forces landed at Iba, Lingayen, and Mauben. The invasion at Iba was preceded by a shore bombardment from a heavy cruiser squadron, causing significant damage to the P-40s that were not involved in the fight over Manilla and Clark Field. The invasion at Lingayen was accompanied by 2 BBs to soften up the shore batteries there ahead of the landing.

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Naval bombardment of Iba at 78,75

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 35 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CA Maya
CL Natori
DD Nagatsuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Minazuki
DD Satsuki

Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 32
Port hits 18
Port supply hits 3

CA Ashigara firing at Iba
CA Maya firing at Iba
CL Natori firing at Iba
DD Nagatsuki firing at Iba
DD Fumizuki firing at Iba
DD Minazuki firing at Iba
DD Satsuki firing at 31st PA Infantry Division


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Pre-Invasion action off Lingayen (79,75) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
DD Kuretake
DD Hokaze
xAK Nihonka Maru
DD Sanae

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

Allied ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 30 (15 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)

BB Hyuga firing at 21st PA Infantry Division
BB Ise firing at 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion
86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at BB Ise
DD Kuretake firing at 21st PA Infantry Division
DD Hokaze firing at 21st PA Infantry Division
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Paratroopers also dropped at Cabantuan


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Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 484 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cabanatuan !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-10B: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF/1

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/5/2017 10:37:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Aurorus

Meanwhile, over Luzon, the U.S. commander received notice of a submarine attack at Pearl and sorted his aircraft in numbers. Fortunately for the Japanese, the air coordination was perfect. The sweeps came in ahead of the raids, and the raids were coordinated.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 34

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 18
P-40B Warhawk x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 6 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 5 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
G4M1 Betty x 81

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
SS Porpoise, Bomb hits 1
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 1
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 1
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Pope, Bomb hits 1
SS Shark, Bomb hits 2
SS Snapper, Bomb hits 1
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Seal, Bomb hits 1
SS S-40, Bomb hits 1
SS Saury, Bomb hits 1
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 1
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 2
SS S-41, Bomb hits 1
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Swordfish, Bomb hits 1

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 39
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 36

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 5
P-40B Warhawk x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 44

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This could have been a very bad day for Japan over Luzon with 70 allied cap fighters scrambling. The perfect air coordination of the Japanese strikes was not owing to fortune entirely. I spent a lot of my political points ensuring that all of my air HQs and squadrons had the best commanders. I also transfered one of the zero wings, with its detachments, to the 21st Air HQ from the 23rd, to ensure that both bomber groups had sweeping fighters and escort fighters attached to the same HQ. Also notice that all the Betties struck Manilla, while the Gnells struck Clark Field. By using the same type of plane in each strike, I increased the probability of good coordination. Since the Manila strike had bombers from both Air HQs, fighter detachments from each HQ flew escort for that strike.



Very nice, I wanted to do something similar but house rules did not allow for a LBA port strike so the Bettys hit Clark and Iba with just escorts and no sweeps.
I hoped the surprise would make the CAP less dangerous but it was still bad.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/5/2017 10:42:09 PM   
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In Malaysia, a morning fighter sweep cleared the skies over Georgetown, as bombers struck the airfield at Kuantan and the ground forces at Alor Star and Khota Baru.

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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 48

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 5 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 10 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 30

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Morning Air attack on 6th Indian Brigade, at 49,73 (Alor Star)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 53

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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With Task Force Z hidden out of sight, Gnells and Betties from Saigon traded their torpedoes for bombs and struck the airfield and port at Georgetown in the afternoon.

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Afternoon Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 44
G4M1 Betty x 27

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 2
Buffalo I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed
Blenheim IF: 2 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Demosthenes, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Hong Siang, Bomb hits 15, and is sunk
xAK Wing Sang, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ellenga, Bomb hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kelantan, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
HDML Pahalwan, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Panglima, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Pennigat, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Nam Yong, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
HDML Panji, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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

Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 15
Runway hits 59
Port hits 9
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 3

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As evening fell over Malaysia, a large Japanese landing commenced at Khota Bharu. The allies also detected Japanese transports at Patani and Singora. The battleship Kongo was also sighted and attacked about 250 east of Kuantan by a handful of allied bombers still able to sortie from Kuantan. A5M4s from a nearby Japanese CV task force were flying CAP.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Terempa at 56,80

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 2
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo

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And so ends a day that will live in infamy.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/5/2017 10:50:29 PM   
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I only hit the port with 1 squadron of Betties, the rest hit the airfield. Of course, there was nothing on the airfield to hit, since all the fighters had scrambled. That is ok though. The A6M2s did a good job and accomplished the task that I had set out to do. The bomb hits on the ships in port look worse than the damage actually is. Most of the bomb hits were 60 kg bombs, so I doubt anything sunk.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/5/2017 11:02:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Barb

Glad to see another Slovak player in the game :) Good luck to 821Dobo


BTW, I am a fool. His username is 821Bobo.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/5/2017 11:51:12 PM   
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Lots of torpedo hits on the BB's. They are going to be in dry dock for a loooong time.

By the way...you two do at least have one common language?

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/5/2017 11:55:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Lots of torpedo hits on the BB's. They are going to be in dry dock for a loooong time.

By the way...you two do at least have one common language?


We probably have more than one language in common. We both speak and write English. He knows some Spanish, and I also know some German, French, and Hebrew. I do not know Slovak, though, so he has a decided advantage.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/6/2017 1:36:12 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Aurorus


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Lots of torpedo hits on the BB's. They are going to be in dry dock for a loooong time.

By the way...you two do at least have one common language?


We probably have more than one language in common. We both speak and write English. He knows some Spanish, and I also know some German, French, and Hebrew. I do not know Slovak, though, so he has a decided advantage.



Wait, wait, wait. You are the Slovak guy and you do not speak Slovak and he is from Argentina and knows "some" Espanol.

Es muy, loco, senor!

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/6/2017 1:53:38 AM   
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quote:




Wait, wait, wait. You are the Slovak guy and you do not speak Slovak and he is from Argentina and knows "some" Espanol.

Es muy, loco, senor!


I am in Argentina, and 821Bobo is in Slovakia. He knows some Spanish. I do not know any Slovak, however, so he has an advantage. Y si, hablo Español. No es tan loco.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/6/2017 2:08:18 AM   
Cap Mandrake


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Ah, si, entiendo. Que tengas buen suerte.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Dobo) - 3/6/2017 6:05:57 AM   
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quote:

By the way...you two do at least have one common language?


Interesting thought when we consider that these days probably everyone has at least elementary knowledge of English.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/6/2017 6:13:22 AM   
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quote:

Naval bombardment of Iba at 78,75

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 35 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


There is only one squadron(24 planes) based on Iba. 36 reported seems to be way off. Should I blame FOW and the usual Japanese exaggeration?

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/6/2017 12:04:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 821Bobo

quote:

Naval bombardment of Iba at 78,75

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 35 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


There is only one squadron(24 planes) based on Iba. 36 reported seems to be way off. Should I blame FOW and the usual Japanese exaggeration?



Surely there is no exaggeration. I have instructed my digital aides to be as accurate as economists in their reports. But, yes, FOW and the AAR lists exaggerated numbers of ¨hits on planes,¨not ¨planes hit.¨ Therefore, the same plane could be dammaged twice and show up as 2 planes damaged, or even three, or four.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/6/2017 12:24:40 PM   
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Some planes are damaged more than once, but not destroyed.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/6/2017 1:30:26 PM   
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Good to know. I always thought thats the actual number of damaged planes not numbers of hits. Thanks

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/6/2017 1:44:14 PM   
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Ah jeez, another Latin American!

Exitos y Buena suerte!

good luck to you both, I hope you will have a great time with this game

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 5:12:20 AM   
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Ah jeez, another Latin American!

Exitos y Buena suerte!

good luck to you both, I hope you will have a great time with this game


Well... I'm Latin American in that I live in Latin America and speak Spanish. Argentina has immigrants from all over the world, however: Italians, Germans, Jews, Gypsies (there are traveling carnivals), Romanians, and Chinese (more every day). There is a Ukranian landlord in my town, two Chinese grocery stores, a Japanese dry cleaner, a Bolivian brick-maker, a German construction company, and the Saudi royal family recently bought 1,000 hectares of farmland nearby.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 5:30:30 AM   
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In the early morning hours of December 8th, submarines acquired targets and launched torpedos throughout the Pacific. A Dutch sub opened the action near Singkawang and paid a high price.

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ASW attack near Serasan at 58,86

Japanese Ships
APD Aoi
PB Kantori Maru
xAK Josho Maru
xAK Zinzan Maru
xAKL Kembu Maru
PB Fuji Maru #4
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 6

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Near Iba, Japanese escorts found their mark again.

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Sub attack near Iba at 78,75

Japanese Ships
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAK Daisin Maru
DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 14
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120 miles South of Pearl, a Japanese sub commander spotted a surface combat task force fleeing Pearl.

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Sub attack near Kona at 182,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco, Torpedo hits 1
CA New Orleans
DD Reid
DD Jarvis
DD Helm
DD Farragut
DD Phelps
DD Selfridge
DD Downes
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Numerous U.S. subs: Tarpon, Spearfish, Sealion, Seadragon, Swordfish, Permit, S-38, and S-36 found targets near Iba as they moved out of Manila, but were unable to score hits. The Japanese escorts performed admirably. The U.S. torpedos did not. The only U.S. torpedo to find its mark was a dud. The Dutch commander of SS KXIV, operating near Saigon had better results, finding a group of unescorted cargo ships moving between Saigon and Camh Ran Bay.

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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 62,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Teihoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 62,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Iburi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXIV
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I have never seen so much submarine action in one day.


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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 5:37:35 AM   
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Torpedo boats and the British destroyers based at Hong Kong made their way south to get into the action and try to disrupt the Luzon landings. The British DDs encountered a small squadron of Japanese torpedo boats on their way to Luzon to link up with those already covering the landings. The outgunned Japanese torpedo boats held their own in the engagment.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 77,72, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Otori
TB Hiyodori, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
TB Hayabusa, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet, Shell hits 1
DD Thracian, Shell hits 2
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I was forunate here again. The two groups exchanged a good deal of fire and the British DDs expended much of their ammo.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 5:43:12 AM   
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Daylight over Luzon brought another fighter sweep over Manila and Clark, and the Betties and Nells hit the two airfields again. The allies opted to withdraw their P-40s, however, and the sweeping fighters found only a few obsolete aircraft.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 12
P-35A x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 5 destroyed
P-35A: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 33
G4M1 Betty x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 6 damaged
P-35A: 5 damaged
P-35A: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 29 damaged
O-47A: 5 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 4 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G4M1 Betty x 50

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 9 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 19

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South of Luzon, Japanese Nells sortied against the airfield at Cagayan.

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Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 17 damaged

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

Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 58

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The allies struck back in the afternoon as 2 Vildebeasts, yes Vildebeasts (which must have transferred down from Hong Kong) were able to get airborne from the debris on the runway at Clark Field and find a worthy target for their torpedos.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mauban at 80,78

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMC Saigon Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 5:53:28 AM   
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The scene on the beaches at Iba and Lingayen was chaotic. Landing craft flowed in and beached in every location imaginable, as frantic field commanders tried desperately to bring order to the Japanese ground forces and advance on the bases at Iba and Lingayen.



Ground combat at Iba (78,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13160 troops, 110 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 421

Defending force 3085 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

Japanese adjusted assault: 415

Allied adjusted defense: 67

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Iba !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 10 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
590 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1272 casualties reported
Squads: 46 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Assaulting units:
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
14th Army
56th Const Co
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /1
40th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Bn /1
9th Field AF Construction Battalion
28th JAAF AF Bn
8th Medium FA Rgt /1

Defending units:
31st PA Infantry Division
1st PI Base Force

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The shock attack here was a poor decision. I took far too many casualties trying to get this division to surrender. A deliberate attack was the more prudent option.

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Ground combat at Lingayen (79,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8668 troops, 72 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 2912 troops, 57 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Japanese adjusted assault: 475

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 158 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1760 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 64 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

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In the clear terrain of Lingayen, the shock attack was the correct decision, and I was pleased with these results. Japanese forces also took Mauban and landed at Altimon uncontested.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 6:03:49 AM   
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A front moved in over Pearl in the morning. First Air Fleet moved north, but could not escape the squall. As the seas calmed a bit in the afternoon, Nagumo was able to turn his carriers into the wind and launch his fighters to sweep Pearl. The storm raged over Pearl, however, and made air combat difficult. The the battle was indecisive.

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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 85 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 84

Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 30
P-40B Warhawk x 53
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 4 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 3 destroyed

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 6:11:25 AM   
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In Malaysia, Japanese bombers struck the airfields at Georgetown and Kuantan again with mixed results. The Kuantan raid netted little. The Georgetown raid, however, kept some of the Buffalos there on the ground a few more days.

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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 53
Ki-30 Ann x 19
Ki-51 Sonia x 17

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 9 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19

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Lillys also struck the 8th Indian Bridage and FMSV Brigade at Kota Bharu in support of the attack there.

Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10482 troops, 70 guns, 110 vehicles, Assault Value = 636

Defending force 3590 troops, 40 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 632

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 126 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
313 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Units pursuing 2

Allied ground losses:
2965 casualties reported
Squads: 127 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 61 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1
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The Japanese were able to exploit a break in the allied lines and two Japanese regiments, held in reserve, moved up to pursue the retreating allied forces down the railline. I was pleased with the combat results at Kota Bharu. 1 bridage was destroyed and the other retreated with 0 AV showing on the replay.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 10:56:00 AM   
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You forgot to mention battles of the mighty USS Penguin on her voyage to unknown.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 2:13:13 PM   
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You forgot to mention battles of the mighty USS Penguin on her voyage to unknown.


Indeed. The Penguin proved mighty.

In the darkest hours of December 8th, when all leaked glum for the allies, an unlikely hero emerged. Just south of Guam, the USS Penguin encountered enemy forces. As the Japanese task force withdrew, the Penguin pursued with determination, leaving 2 Japanese ships burning in the night.


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 109,100, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kohuku Maru
xAK Nanman Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
AM Penguin

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 109,101, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kohuku Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAK Nanman Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
AM Penguin
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The AK had some fires as well, I noticed. I have no idea, what those 2 ships were doing out there. I did most of this turn long ago and have forgotten why I was moving them.

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RE: Argentina vs. Slovakia (Aurorus against 821Bobo) - 3/8/2017 2:26:16 PM   
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I was surprised as well. I thought it is Guam invasion because the regiment originally intended for Guam is just wasting of forces.

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