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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 12:29:43 PM   
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Bolter you are in danger

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 12:29:55 PM   
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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:26:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: zuluhour

It,s just me, but I might have those boat skippers pull on their big boy pants
and wade into the shallows; the hunting looks good. Have you used any PPs to
for skippers?

Every time I form a sub TF I check the sub commander and if not aggressive enough I assign the most aggressive commander available.

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:34:26 PM   
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I am glad to hear it. (as fcharton, my esteemed opponent is also reading this)I used
PPs in my current adventure for choosing COs and skippers as well, and far more often
than I used to. I have also banked quite a few to date as I have not released some of
the larger formations while waiting for developments.

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:36:29 PM   
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Your opponent seems to have made a significant push through the Solomons while ignoring the DEI.

What does your defense of Palembang look like?
Pathetic. Only a little more than starting.

Are you seeking to contest it given his slowness in moving on it?
I have not sought to set up any degree of Fortress Palembang. Those units either stayed in Singapore to extend that resistance or went to Ceylon/India. I am actually a little surprised given about one month left before the bonus expires. I'm sure a major move is coming soon especially given the fall of Singapore, but maybe he has also prepared units to land at ports on Java and Sumatra so the landing date there won't matter.

I pulled the TB's out thinking I could make use of them to the east, but Port Moresby was overwhelmed too quickly for that. They are in NE Australia but so far no incursion onto the Australian mainland. With no further activity to date in the JAva Sea I did at least avoid wasting them sitting there.

The RN is still there, two TF of cruisers/DD's at Soerabaja and one at Darwin. He has strong air cover north of Tarakan over to south of Ambon so my cruisers can't really go hunting.


If you aren't contesting the DEI he has given you ample time and a clear path to evacuate even the short legged auxiliaries to Oz by hopping down the island chain.
The auxiliaries left are the really short legged ones and I didn't give much thought to pulling them out beyond "nah" but I should have a look as it would deny 1 VP each. I doubt there is fuel in enough places.



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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:52:22 PM   
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I am glad to hear it. (as fcharton, my esteemed opponent is also reading this)I used
PPs in my current adventure for choosing COs and skippers as well, and far more often
than I used to. I have also banked quite a few to date as I have not released some of
the larger formations while waiting for developments.

I am saving - need about 7 more days - to buy out that last Chinese Army unit heading for India. I will have it bought long before they reach the Chinese/Burma border. After that I will bank and hold enough to pull out the Chinese Air Force bombers (fighters already out) when that needs to be done.

Because of that I'm a little behind the curve of buying out US units, but it helps I did not spend PP buying units to evacuate from Singapore. In spite of that I'm happy with the state of affairs at Pago Pago: definitely a hard target. Reinforcement of Fiji coupled with squad upgrades of NZ units there means a serious force would need to work up a sweat there. I will try to get more supply in there too.

Miri and Tarakan are supplying lots of oil and fuel to the Empire for a while now, but at some point he will have to grab Palembang, and I presume that will be somewhat soon. I haven't checked but Palembang must be at or close to maxed out on fuel and oil storage since I haven't been able to pull out any in quite a while. If so or when that happens the Empire will essentially be losing production days from those facilities.

There has been no strategic bombing in China. Last time the Empire's offensive bogged down for quite a while and the Empire bombed supply generation to reduce resistance. This time I doubt that will be needed, so the Empire will be getting more production from China. I know fuel/oil form China is minor compared to Palembang but lots of supply and heavy industry points will be flowing out of China if I am right about that.

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:53:04 PM   
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Bolter you are in danger


quote:

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not for me

I don't understand???

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:54:11 PM   
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I relinquish these little AMc to their fate as well. There
are more concerning items on the agenda than trying to get tankers
back to the DEI. 2 cents

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 1:54:40 PM   
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ich aucht nicht
that was puzzling ....Herr Bolter??

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 2:06:33 PM   
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ich aucht nicht
that was puzzling ....Herr Bolter??

"...in danger"??? Eh?

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 2:33:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zecke

Bolter you are in danger


quote:

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not for me

I don't understand???

Hans edited his post, so I am guessing he had something in there that gave away Op Sec or suggested a risky tactic and Zecke was warning him. Zecke's second post might mean "not in danger from me..." , i.e. he is not the one who will be ticked at him for the breach/advice.

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RE: 1942 March 04 - 4/5/2018 2:59:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zecke

Bolter you are in danger


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zecke

not for me

I don't understand???

Hans edited his post, so I am guessing he had something in there that gave away Op Sec or suggested a risky tactic and Zecke was warning him. Zecke's second post might mean "not in danger from me..." , i.e. he is not the one who will be ticked at him for the breach/advice.

Ah!

Walter hasn't updated his AAR in a while AFAIK but maybe he covered current strategy back then. For my part way back when I came to anticipate an early capture of Palembang and was thinking in terms of a USN carrier raid on the oil facilities there. That is still theoretically possible but even if captured tomorrow I think Palembang would be protected by strong CAP right from the start.

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1942 March 05 - 4/7/2018 12:34:13 AM   
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1942 March 05

INVADED
Amphibious TF 290 offshore of Djailolo
Bataan, Changsha, Lanchow are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier contacts.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• All convoys in the area proceeding without incident.


Pacific
• Morale in this region is soaring!
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Night Naval bombardment of Nauru Island at 127,128

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
CL Concord
DD Downes
DD Conyngham

Port hits 7
Port supply hits 2

CL Trenton firing at Nauru Island
CL Concord firing at Nauru Island
DD Downes firing at Nauru Island
DD Conyngham firing at Nauru Island


• Pago Pago airfield is size 5 and building will now switch to fortifications.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• KB1 has slipped our search net.


Philippines
• Same.


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Our subs are encountering ASW TF's of DD's near Singapore.

• Our patrol planes pressed home an attack on invaders at Djailolo but made no hits. Zero's were on CAP.


China
• Our airbase at Chungking has a little more damage than yesterday but should handle our maximum CAP effort tomorrow without difficulties. 27x P-40B 50% CAP 28,000 ft; 27 P-40B 50% CAP 10,000 ft; 8x H81-A3 50% CAP 5,000 ft.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Waiting for contact in middle Burma.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• 2 subs on station.


Complete combat report attached.

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1942 March 06 - 4/7/2018 5:24:52 PM   
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INVADED
Bataan, Bacolad, Changsha, Lanchow are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Djailolo is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• KB1 is 1 hex east of Hansa Bay.

• This is good:
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VMF-221 attains carrier trained status on Saratoga
VMSB-241 attains carrier trained status on Lexington


• CV Hornet has arrived at the Panama Canal and will proceed to Pearl Harbor with CL Nashville and 3 destroyers.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• No problems for convoys in motion.


Pacific
• No enemy sightings.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• KB1 is 1 hex east of Hansa Bay and is moving NW toward an oiler TF.


Philippines
• Bacolad might see an assault tomorrow.

DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Our subs continue to battle ASW forces near Singapore. There are some heavy cruisers and smaller warships at Singapore.

• More of our mines being cleared at Miri.

• Our forces from Tarakan are being pushed toward Samarinda. They held well in the jungle but now have little infantry remaining although they are still in possession of some very useful guns.
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Ground combat at 66,93 (near Tarakan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3898 troops, 32 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Defending force 1330 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 93

Allied adjusted defense: 25

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st/B Division

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force

They are ordered to pass through Samarinda and move into Balikpapan.

• There is a convoy 4 hexes east of Djambi heading southeast. Ketapang is a possible destination. Even though Ketapang is in range of our bombers it is likely the convoy will have heavy CAP from nearby bases.


China
• Our ambush at Chungking went well enough taking 11x Zero's and 6x Lily's for 10x P-40B's. Tomorrow our P-40B's will all be at 28,000 ft and our H81-A3's will be at 10,000 ft. We do not have enough supply to take replacements at Chungking - or anywhere in China - so as the squadrons get worn down they must move to India to R&R. With only 8x H81-A3's the 1st Sqn will have to move soon.
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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 3
P-40B Warhawk x 41

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 13 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 3
P-40B Warhawk x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
AVG/2nd Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 121 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 101 minutes



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Building and moving.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• 2 subs on station.


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 March 06 - 4/7/2018 5:25:27 PM   
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KB1.




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RE: 1942 March 06 - 4/7/2018 5:25:48 PM   
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Convoy - target Ketapang?




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RE: 1942 March 06 - 4/7/2018 11:13:22 PM   
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Wouldn't some place in Sumatra be a more natural destination for that Jap convoy?

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RE: 1942 March 06 - 4/7/2018 11:57:29 PM   
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Wouldn't some place in Sumatra be a more natural destination for that Jap convoy?

Maybe. 1) It's heading SE not SW. 2) With two airbases very close by Ketapang likely has good air cover. Allied cruisers venturing intercept would face air attack. 3) Ketapang will provide an air base right on the Java Sea for further air cover. 4) Ketapang seems in keeping with the gradual advancement of air bases into Allied territory. When KB1 and major Japan ground forces (now available since the fall of Signapore) are committed they will - I think - invade Java to eliminate the bombing threat to Palembang. Sending that convoy to Sumatra now would help less with that.

My thoughts. Might be totally wrong.

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RE: 1942 March 06 - 4/8/2018 12:33:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: jwolf

Wouldn't some place in Sumatra be a more natural destination for that Jap convoy?

Maybe. 1) It's heading SE not SW. 2) With two airbases very close by Ketapang likely has good air cover. Allied cruisers venturing intercept would face air attack. 3) Ketapang will provide an air base right on the Java Sea for further air cover. 4) Ketapang seems in keeping with the gradual advancement of air bases into Allied territory. When KB1 and major Japan ground forces (now available since the fall of Signapore) are committed they will - I think - invade Java to eliminate the bombing threat to Palembang. Sending that convoy to Sumatra now would help less with that.

My thoughts. Might be totally wrong.

On point 1) - The TF heading you get at the beginning of a turn is the direction it was going when it moved into the hex at the end of the last turn. So this TF came from the hex NE of it, but if it is going mostly south it is usual for the TF to alternate SE/SW as it changes hexes.

If Ketapang is the target it should have stayed one level higher or further E so it would be in the line of hexes that runs directly SE to Ketapang (unless a routing waypoint was set for some reason).

I guess that it is going somewhere further south, like Oosthaven. Could the other TF near Groot Natoena be a covering force catching up with the other TF?

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RE: 1942 March 06 - 4/8/2018 12:52:03 AM   
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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: jwolf

Wouldn't some place in Sumatra be a more natural destination for that Jap convoy?

Maybe. 1) It's heading SE not SW. 2) With two airbases very close by Ketapang likely has good air cover. Allied cruisers venturing intercept would face air attack. 3) Ketapang will provide an air base right on the Java Sea for further air cover. 4) Ketapang seems in keeping with the gradual advancement of air bases into Allied territory. When KB1 and major Japan ground forces (now available since the fall of Signapore) are committed they will - I think - invade Java to eliminate the bombing threat to Palembang. Sending that convoy to Sumatra now would help less with that.

My thoughts. Might be totally wrong.

On point 1) - The TF heading you get at the beginning of a turn is the direction it was going when it moved into the hex at the end of the last turn. So this TF came from the hex NE of it, but if it is going mostly south it is usual for the TF to alternate SE/SW as it changes hexes.

If Ketapang is the target it should have stayed one level higher or further E so it would be in the line of hexes that runs directly SE to Ketapang (unless a routing waypoint was set for some reason).

I guess that it is going somewhere further south, like Oosthaven. Could the other TF near Groot Natoena be a covering force catching up with the other TF?

The devious one could always have used waypoints to specify the course.

But... see below.

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1942 March 07 - 4/8/2018 12:52:25 AM   
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1942 March 07

INVADED
Bataan, Bacolad, Changsha, Lanchow, Kungchang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• No enemy activity.


Pacific
• No enemy activity.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Our ASW forces hit subs near Sydney.


Philippines
• Bacolad sees a recon bombardment instead of an assault but will certainly see the assault tomorrow.
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Ground combat at Bacolod (79,85)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6218 troops, 47 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 203

Defending force 1382 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
73rd PA Infantry Regiment
Negros Constab Battalion


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• The enemy convoy of speculation has disappeared! Perhaps it was bringing engineers to Singkawang or Pontianak?

• Heavy cruisers are spotted at Tarakan.

• The Imperial oiler TF is north of Sarmi.

• Miri is cleared of our mines.


China
• Two small units pushed out of the way of Imperial infiltration efforts.
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Ground combat at 82,45 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6410 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Defending force 1840 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Japanese adjusted assault: 184

Allied adjusted defense: 40

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)

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

Allied ground losses:
855 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
61st Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
39th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at 82,44 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19227 troops, 148 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 597

Defending force 1138 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Japanese adjusted assault: 604

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 151 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

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

Allied ground losses:
1198 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
32nd Division

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


• The Japanwaffe did not venture into the skies over Chungking today.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Building and preparing.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• 2 subs on station, no contacts. Other subs nearing patrol assignments.


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 March 07 - 4/8/2018 1:29:40 AM   
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The enemy convoy of speculation has disappeared!


They have cloaking technology! You are toast.

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RE: 1942 March 07 - 4/8/2018 3:01:02 AM   
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The enemy convoy of speculation has disappeared!


They have cloaking technology! You are toast.

And here they come!!!

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1942 March 08 - 4/8/2018 4:25:39 AM   
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1942 March 08

INVADED
Amphibious TF 298 offshore of Buka
Bataan, Bacolad, Changsha, Lanchow, Kungchang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• KB2 and KB3 in the Java Sea near the western end of Java. No sighting of KB1. Based on fighter group markings it looks like Kaga is operating as part of KB2.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Quiet.


Pacific
• 2 subs near Suva.

• The Lexington's are heading for Pearl Harbor to upgrade. The Yorktown's will wait several days until KB1 is sighted to better ascertain Imperial intentions in this area in the near future. They and the heavy cruiser TF will be able to provide security against raiders although not all of KB1.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Subs near Sydney.


Philippines
• Don't know what happened here.
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Ground combat at Bacolod (79,85)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6225 troops, 47 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 203

Defending force 1356 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese adjusted assault: 9

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), supply(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
73rd PA Infantry Regiment
Negros Constab Battalion



DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Our subs moved in but were fought off.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CVE Hosho

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 3
L-212 x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 2 destroyed
L-212: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x L-212 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12035.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tjilatjap at 51,102

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
D3A1 Val x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
ML No. 362
MMS-125

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Koei Maru
xAK Kinryu Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tjilatjap at 51,102

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
D3A1 Val x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
ML No. 362
ML No. 432, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MMS-125
MMS-52, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ML No. 363, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

No hits at all!

• The Last Tanker in Paris just left Tjilatjap.

• The PT boats at Soerabaja are rebasing to Batavia. The two RN cruiser groups at Soerabaja are spotted by the enemy and are moving into the Indian Ocean to see about getting at the invasion convoy from that side. Many subs are closing on the invasion. Some aircraft have rebased.


China
• The small action went to us, but the Empire can do this over and over again. All these units are now 50 or greater in Experience.
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 61849 troops, 628 guns, 713 vehicles, Assault Value = 1845

Defending force 59076 troops, 222 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1557

Japanese adjusted assault: 812

Allied adjusted defense: 2140

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4802 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 507 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Vehicles lost 53 (1 destroyed, 52 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1719 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 113 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Assaulting units:
37th Division
34th Division
13th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
23rd Tank Regiment
3rd Division
36th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
93rd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


• This small action went to the Empire but their units are flanking Sian.
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Ground combat at 84,40 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 251

Defending force 4329 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese adjusted assault: 36

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Allied ground losses:
1364 casualties reported
Squads: 95 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
19th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese Corps
6th Group Army



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• With landings on Java and/or Sumatra just getting underway it seems unlikely there will be landings in this area before the bonus expires.

• With recent arrivals AV at Colombo is up to 1,376; fortifications are 4 + 60%; 191,751 supply and 132,840 fuel on hand; port size is 9 and airbase size is 4. Significant RN forces are present.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• 2 subs on station, no contacts. Tonight/tomorrow there will be 6 subs on station.


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The situation in the Java Sea.




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Greatest emphasis is on infiltration.




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it just seems the Dutch don't have their hearts into it.

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ORIGINAL: zuluhour

it just seems the Dutch don't have their hearts into it.

More could have flown. In their defense I will say that weather over the enemy fleets was terrible.

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So after the replay I just watched (March 9th combat) I realized some idiot left the fighters on Java all set to range 0.

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INVADED
Amphibious TF 13 offshore of Kalidjati
Amphibious TF 66 offshore of Oosthaven
Bataan, Bacolad, Changsha, Lanchow, Kungchang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Sining is occupied by the Allies
Buka is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• KB2 at Kalidjati; KB3 at Oosthaven. Still no info on KB1.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Subs off Hawaii.


Pacific
• Subs off Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Quiet.


Philippines
• Waiting.

DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Subs tried to stop the Imperial fleets' movements to Kalidjati and Oosthaven but they were unstoppable. The Cylons, in league with the Empire, hacked into Java Fighter Control and set the range of all fighter squadrons on Java to 0. All commanders have returned to using index cards and pencils. We shall turn this into a trap now the enemy fleets have been lured in close.

• So it turns out there was an invasion convoy with KB2. Both Kalidjati and Oosthaven have been invaded.
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ASW attack near Kalidjati at 51,98

Japanese Ships
TB Kari
xAP Katori Maru
xAP Brazil Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru
xAK Zenyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 1

SS KXII launches 2 torpedoes at TB Kari
KXII bottoming out ....
TB Kari attacking submerged sub ....
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Kalidjati at 51,98

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio
DD Murasame
DD Michishio

Allied Ships
SS Permit

SS Permit launches 2 torpedoes at DD Asashio
Permit bottoming out ....
DD Murasame fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,91

Japanese Ships
xAK Awajisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

xAK Awajisan Maru is sighted by SS KXIV
SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Awajisan Maru

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Pre-Invasion action off Kalidjati (50,99)

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kari
AMC Bankok Maru
E Saga

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

TB Kari fired at enemy troops
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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Amphibious Assault at Kalidjati (50,99)

TF 13 troops unloading over beach at Kalidjati, 50,99

Japanese ground losses:
316 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

17 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of Imperial Guards Div /1
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of Imperial Guards Div /1
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Imperial Guards Div /1
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of Imperial Guards Div /2
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of Imperial Guards Div /2
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of Imperial Guards Div /2
17 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost overboard during unload of 55th Engr Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of Imperial Guards Div /3
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of Imperial Guards Div /3
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost overboard during unload of Imperial Guards Div /3
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Imperial Guards Div /3
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of Imperial Guards Div /3
75mm T90 Field Gun lost overboard during unload of 56th FA Rgt
Type 97 Medium Tank accidentally lost during unload of 2nd Tank Rgt
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 7th Tank Rgt
Type 95 Light Tank damaged beyond repair during unload of 14th Tank Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Imperial Guards Div /4

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Pre-Invasion action off Oosthaven (48,96)

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kirishima Maru
xAK Koei Maru
xAK Maebasi Maru
xAP Palau Maru
DD Kiku

xAK Kirishima Maru firing at Teloekbetoeng ML Base Force
xAK Kirishima Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Koei Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Maebasi Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Kirishima Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Oosthaven (48,96)

TF 66 troops unloading over beach at Oosthaven, 48,96

Japanese ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of 5th Div /1
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of 5th Div /2
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of 5th Div /4
7.7mm T99 AAMG damaged beyond repair during unload of 5th Div
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Div
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Div /6
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of 5th Div /8
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 5th Div /8
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 5th Div /9
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 5th Div /10
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Div /10
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th Div /11
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 5th Div /12
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 5th Div /16

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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
xAK Awajisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KX

xAK Awajisan Maru is sighted by SS KX
SS KX launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Awajisan Maru

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Invasion Support action off Kalidjati (50,99)

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Bankok Maru
E Saga
TB Kari

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Invasion Support action off Oosthaven (48,96)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Palau Maru
DD Kiku

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Submarine attack near Toboali at 51,94

Japanese Ships
xAK Awajisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

xAK Awajisan Maru is sighted by SS KXIII
SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Awajisan Maru

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho
BB Fuso

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12035.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CVE Taiyo

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 4
L-212 x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
L-212: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb
4 x L-212 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tjilatjap at 51,102

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
D3A1 Val x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
ML No. 362
MMS-125, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring MMS-125

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo
BB Fuso

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Invasion Support action off Kalidjati (50,99)

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Bankok Maru
E Saga
TB Kari

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

No hits! The good news is the rocky beaches were hell to land on.


China
• Pressure continues everywhere.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy forces which pursued our troops from Toungoo should have entered Meiktila by now. Where are they?


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• 6 subs on station. 1 is detected 7 hexes south of Tokyo.


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