From: Winnipeg, MB
Still going, still as much fun as ever, but Erik has slowed down a lot. Turn around has become pretty erratic.
The Allies are still progressing on the plan. At the moment, about 6k AV just landed on Formosa; an Allied army is bearing down on Sian (thence goes to Chungking); the Allis took Tientsin, so rail transport is available from Nanking to Russia and Korea, and vice versa; Peiping is under siege and likely will fall within the month; and the Russians and Japanese are in a face off on an MLR stretching from Keijo to Gunzan. Most importantly, perhaps, is that engineers and aviation support have arrived at Heijo, and interior Korean city. Currently it's a level 4 airfield. When it reaches level 8 (possibly ten days), the Allies can engage in strategic bombing from the south, from the center, and from the north. That's the long term plan.
P.S. It's October 1, 1945, the score is something like Allies 109k, Japan 85k. Chungking, Peiping, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and the Formosa cities offer a lot of points (either numerator additions or denominator subtractions), as does Heijo, which will add a lot when the airfield is built out. But strategic bombing (and getting at the Japanese ships in their safe harbors under 500 fighter CAP) are the real points-makers. And the Japanese air force, as always, is a beastie.
In 1945, with experienced bomber squadrons you should be able to port strike at night with good results. Go in low (3K) and most of the NF will be too high.
No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth