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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/2/2019 2:32:55 PM   
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Glad to see an update on this battle, was wondering if it went dark.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/3/2019 7:17:37 AM   
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Dec 26, 1944


Things quiet down on the 26th. A few more sub strikes, but the rest of the surface fleets move back and the injured head to port. The Iowas all took some damage, with Missouri getting a good pasting from the IJN. It'll need yard time.

Benkolen falls which allows a bit more pressure on Sumatra. Part of my plan here is not to march direct to Palembang, but take Prebemolith and stop, build it up, and make any use of Palembang problematic. It's nearly destroyed as a production facility, but might still have some reserves he would try to pull. He's already removed CAP and everything from the base.

I'll show some maps in the next few posts.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 26, 1944
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Sub attack near Taihoku at 87,61

Japanese Ships
PB Okuyo Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E Iki

Allied Ships
SS S-36

SS S-36 launches 2 torpedoes at PB Okuyo Maru #2

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Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 7000 troops, 102 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 316

Defending force 3414 troops, 61 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Assaulting units:
711th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
11th Australian Division

Defending units:
29th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th JAAF AF Bn

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 27, 1944
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Submarine attack near Wenchow at 89,59

Japanese Ships
CL Kushida, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Rock

CL Kushida is sighted by SS Rock
SS Rock launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kushida

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ASW attack near Kiungshan at 71,61

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
DD Hikokaze

Allied Ships
SS Cisco, hits 5

SS Cisco launches 4 torpedoes at CA Kinugasa
Cisco bottoming out ....

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Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8926 troops, 108 guns, 421 vehicles, Assault Value = 316

Defending force 3330 troops, 61 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 100

Allied adjusted assault: 77

Japanese adjusted defense: 57

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
259 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
711th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
11th Australian Division

Defending units:
29th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th JAAF AF Bn

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 28, 1944
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Sub attack near Swatow at 79,65

Japanese Ships
xAP Horai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
APD T-8
xAP Kongo Maru
xAP Koan Maru
xAK Nankai Maru
APD T-12
APD T-10

Allied Ships
SS Sea Dog

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Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8892 troops, 108 guns, 421 vehicles, Assault Value = 311

Defending force 2951 troops, 61 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 77

Allied adjusted assault: 83

Japanese adjusted defense: 11

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Benkoelen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1008 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 35 (33 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
711th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
11th Australian Division

Defending units:
29th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th JAAF AF Bn

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/3/2019 7:42:48 AM   
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Here is the info screen. A long way to go. Long term I have three priorities:

1. Getting in strat bombing range

2. Securing high VP value base targets (Singers, Chungking, Manila)

3. Trapping large portions of the very forward placed IJA

The next moves will help with 2 and 3 mostly, paving the way to get to 1.




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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/7/2019 3:02:00 PM   
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Dec 29-31, 1944


There is virtually no air or sea combat right now. Just some millrun bombing strikes on Borneo and around the lower PI. A few arty bombardments. That's it.

here is a map showing the next stages of keeping up appearances that I'll continue with recent developments. I'll take Perto Princessa with previously prepped troops. I'll add a brigade onto Panay to challenge Japanese bases there. I'll also walk some troops to Kudat and try to wrest that base from Japanese control.

At the same time, other more important plans are developing in the background. Ships are moving and troops are ready. In the next weeks I'll be loading up and moving out ...

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/7/2019 3:15:31 PM   
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I cringe when I consider the amount of time it takes to play late war Allies...not even considering having three games going that are quite active! Bless you.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/7/2019 4:36:42 PM   
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It is a monster. Three such games concurrently!!!

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/7/2019 4:58:34 PM   
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I cringe when I consider the amount of time it takes to play late war Allies...not even considering having three games going that are quite active! Bless you.

You just aggregate stuff - operate in dozens/hundreds of ships instead of single ones, stacks of LCUs, throw excessive stuff around and adjust as needed. Adjusting is done in dozens too

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/7/2019 8:28:21 PM   
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I cringe when I consider the amount of time it takes to play late war Allies...not even considering having three games going that are quite active! Bless you.


Well, this one is pretty sporadic. I'm getting about 2 turns a week on average. I want to get to 3/week. I just want to get plans into action and remember what I was doing between turns. Keeping the rhythm.

Late war Allies aren't as hard as it seems if you choose well what to ignore. I don't really need 123 more LSTs or 78 LC(G)I in SF. I can just leave them there. I don't have withdrawals to worry about, which is my bane with early and mid-war Allies, and my pilot training is massive but under control because so many units are doing it. I just take a turn every two weeks and empty the readies while adding new ones.

I think a defensive war with the Japanese is just as tough in 45. You're constantly shifting to meet threats, looking at recon and SIGINT, re-allocating CAP and setting up strikes. Then if you actually have a big action, you spend half a day replacing all of your KIA/MIA pilots and re-filling air groups.

You basically have t like details to play this game at all.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 2:29:06 PM   
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The turn of 45 arrives quietly. It'll be a few weeks before the next plans come into play.

He is persistently trying to hit my little ladings in the PI at night, but hasn't been trying in the day at all. No luck with his night strikes.

I'm still pecking up North with the B-29s, trying to avoid NF and flak concentrations.

Subs are still taking a toll. Not sure what happens in the late war, but from both sides I feel like Japanese air ASW is less effective in limiting sub actions.

The last ID at Cagayan is wiped out. A lot of troop VPs in this battle as he didn't pull much out at all.

The Puerto Princessa invasion is gearing up and I've been nullifying nearby airfields just in case.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 1, 1945
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Night Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 82,83

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed by flak


Allied Ships
LST-603
LCI(G)-440
LST-480
LST-469

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on Toyohara , at 124,46

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

No Allied losses

Resources hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Toyohara , at 124,46

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

No Allied losses

Resources hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Sub attack near Hong Kong at 78,63

Japanese Ships
TK Kurume Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Kaiun Maru, heavy damage
PB Eiko Maru
PB Spey Maru
PB Seki Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Spikefish, hits 4

SS Spikefish launches 2 torpedoes at TK Kurume Maru
Spikefish bottoming out ....

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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24697 troops, 618 guns, 1689 vehicles, Assault Value = 2743

Defending force 3674 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 410

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 410 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4078 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 399 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
5th Australian Division
2/4th Armoured Regiment
2nd Marine Division
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
762nd Tank Battalion
5th Marine Division
2nd Regiment
30th Australian Brigade
4th USMC Tank Battalion
33rd Infantry Division
713th Flame Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
77th Infantry Division
CenPac Amphib Tank Brigade
1st Regiment
27th Australian Brigade
223rd USN Base Force
8th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Regiment
XI Corps Artillery
4th Field Artillery Battalion
11th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
IX Corps Artillery
187th USAAF Base Force
249th Field Artillery Battalion
I Australian Corps
XIV Corps Artillery
Eighth US Army
X Corps Artillery
209th Field Artillery Battalion
1st Medium Regiment
251st Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Guards Division

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Ground combat at Surigao (81,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2320 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 3756 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Allied adjusted assault: 99

Japanese adjusted defense: 970

Allied assault odds: 1 to 9 (fort level 3)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
12th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment
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I've been scouring again with recon to scout future invasion targets. Most of Malaya is pretty thin, more so than a month ago, it seems. I'm already planning a landing at Mersing, but I may extend that to a few other targets aiming to isolate the troops at Singers, further isolate the many troops still on Sumatra, and to add to support for a landing at Victoria Point as a follow on. Singkawang is being built up to support and host some 2Es, sweepers and recon.




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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 5:19:46 PM   
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Subs are still taking a toll. Not sure what happens in the late war, but from both sides I feel like Japanese air ASW is less effective in limiting sub actions.



I have noticed this too, and always attributed to air search radar on the subs. However, the escorts are deadly.

However, I used the Lorna once, it was quite effective but range is so limited.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 7:15:16 PM   
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quote:

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Subs are still taking a toll. Not sure what happens in the late war, but from both sides I feel like Japanese air ASW is less effective in limiting sub actions.



I have noticed this too, and always attributed to air search radar on the subs. However, the escorts are deadly.

However, I used the Lorna once, it was quite effective but range is so limited.


The Kate is very good, but short ranged too. It dies quickly in the presence of bleeding CAP.

It probably is the increasing effectiveness of the radar.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 7:15:20 PM   
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Subs are still taking a toll. Not sure what happens in the late war, but from both sides I feel like Japanese air ASW is less effective in limiting sub actions.



I have noticed this too, and always attributed to air search radar on the subs. However, the escorts are deadly.

However, I used the Lorna once, it was quite effective but range is so limited.

I was thinking maybe the exposure of the HI to sub patrols (because Allied bases are closer) might mean dispersal and dilution of the Japanese ASW effort? And perhaps the veteran pilots get dispersed among new air groups too?


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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 7:18:15 PM   
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quote:

obvert:

Night Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 82,83

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LST-603
LCI(G)-440
LST-480
LST-469

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

On the first line of the Peggy losses it shows one being destroyed and five damaged but there are no Allied aircraft involved and flak is covered on the next line.
What caused the first line results - balloons?

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 7:51:14 PM   
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quote:

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Subs are still taking a toll. Not sure what happens in the late war, but from both sides I feel like Japanese air ASW is less effective in limiting sub actions.



I have noticed this too, and always attributed to air search radar on the subs. However, the escorts are deadly.

However, I used the Lorna once, it was quite effective but range is so limited.

I was thinking maybe the exposure of the HI to sub patrols (because Allied bases are closer) might mean dispersal and dilution of the Japanese ASW effort? And perhaps the veteran pilots get dispersed among new air groups too?



In mid 45 I'm still flush with 70exp ASW pilots for both IJN and IJA groups. I have 1200 Helens in the bank, and 350 Kates plus full groups of LR Nells for IJN.

I could saturate areas much more effectively than a few years before, but subs still get through.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 7:52:03 PM   
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quote:

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Night Air attack on TF, near Catbalogan at 82,83

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LST-603
LCI(G)-440
LST-480
LST-469

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

On the first line of the Peggy losses it shows one being destroyed and five damaged but there are no Allied aircraft involved and flak is covered on the next line.
What caused the first line results - balloons?


Not sure. It wasn't NF, so must be balloons. Good spot.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 8:12:43 PM   
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What do you have to do to get balloons? They're to 6k ft, right?

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 11:12:46 PM   
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Mind-messing has posted a lot about balloons, search the forum for his posts on it, and thank him to because I think his efforts got balloons to work at night.

It is a combination of forts, port and runways I think, the higher the better the density. Most effective against 4E beasts, I don't see them being this effective for the torpedo run...perhaps simply reported on two phases of AA the approach and the final run.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 2/11/2019 11:29:19 PM   
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I think combined port + AF size 6 and they can be avoided at 7k. Not sure if the Allies get them

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 3/5/2019 9:42:40 AM   
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The Allies definitely get them. Works for both sides. Correct on the altitudes as I remember.


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I think combined port + AF size 6 and they can be avoided at 7k. Not sure if the Allies get them



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Larger bombers such as the 4Es are more likely to hit the balloons than more nimble and smaller 1Es.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 3/5/2019 10:48:11 AM   
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Ok. Now that I'm close to caught up in the other AARs I can update on this game. It's getting interesting.

Loka has bumped up the ASW recently. I'm still getting hits near the Chinese coast but now E groups are roving and I lost the Spikefish on the 2nd. I'll have to dig in and broaden patrols and bring some back a bit.

the heavies up North continue pinprick strikes against the HI. Better than nothing until a closer airfield is available.

The first in a long, quick succession of invasions and (hopefully) conquests is about to commence. Allied fleets will converge and aim for Peurto Princessa on the 3rd and drop two supported divisions to tackle the 10k IJA troops in the hex. This will help solidify the LOC to the South China Sea and establish a good search and recon base for next stage ops.

The Allies are also marching on Jesselton on Borneo and Praebemolih on Sumatra, on hex out of Palembang. That will be the extent of Allied ops there once it is taken, giving a decent field to support action toward Malaya. The Japanese are reported to have 80k+ troops at Palembang, so I'll skip that for a while.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 2, 1944
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Sub attack near Kiungshan at 71,60

Japanese Ships
xAK Kasuga Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Monji Maru
xAK Hiyoshi Maru
E Shirataka

Allied Ships
SS Grayback, hits 2

SS Grayback launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kasuga Maru #2

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ASW attack near Pescadores at 82,63

Japanese Ships
E Ikuna
E Shinnan

Allied Ships
SS Spikefish, hits 10, heavy damage

SS Spikefish is located by E Ikuna
Spikefish bottoming out ....

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 99,59

Japanese Ships
E Iki
PB Okuyo Maru #2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Hake, hits 2

SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes at E Iki
Hake diving deep ....

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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 96,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuroshio Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Hakonesan Maru
DD Kyukaze

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kuroshio Maru

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Sub attack near Amoy at 83,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryuun Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 10

Allied Ships
SS Sea Dog

SS Sea Dog launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ryuun Maru

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Night Air attack on Kushiro , at 123,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9

No Allied losses

Resources hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Kushiro , at 123,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged

Resources hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 15th JNAF AF Unit , at 48,92 (Praboemoelih)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 17
F4U-1D Corsair x 20
B-24J Liberator x 79
F4U-1A Corsair x 33
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 13

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1017 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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All troops make it ashore easily and without too much disablement. There is no response from the IJN or air strikes from Manilla and Clark. After a few days rest the Allied troops begin the battle, and get a 1:1 while lowering forts in the first DA. Losses are very low on both sides, but the attack bodes ell for a quick campaign.

All Allied fleets pull back the day after the landings finish and will go back to Manado to reload and prepare for the next round.

After significant aerial assault Praboemoelih falls easily.
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Amphibious Assault at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

TF 479 troops unloading over beach at Puerto Princesa, 73,83

Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Australian Div /2
Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 3rd Australian Div /7

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Sub attack near Manokwari at 86,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-12

Allied Ships
AR Laertes, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
ACM Picket
AM Saunter

SS I-12 launches 2 torpedoes at AR Laertes

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 4, 1944
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Night Naval bombardment of Puerto Princesa at 73,83

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant

Japanese ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 26
Port hits 6

BB Queen Elizabeth firing at Puerto Princesa

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Night Naval bombardment of Puerto Princesa at 73,83

Allied Ships
CL Charlottesville
CL Wilkes-Barre
CL Pasadena

Japanese ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 29
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 1

CL Charlottesville firing at Puerto Princesa

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Night Naval bombardment of Puerto Princesa at 73,83 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CL Montpelier
CL Columbia
DD Guest
DD Franks
DD Foote
DD Dortch
DD Claxton
DD Bennett
DD Aulick

Japanese ground losses:
286 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 40
Port hits 18
Port supply hits 2

CA Chester firing at Puerto Princesa
CL Montpelier firing at Puerto Princesa

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Ground combat at Praboemoelih (48,92)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11821 troops, 215 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Defending force 1142 troops, 31 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 329

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 109 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Praboemoelih !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
441 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (15 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (16 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units pursuing 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
27th Infantry Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
5th USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
8th Area Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th JNAF AF Unit


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Night Air attack on Toyohara , at 124,46

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Nitiai Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet *
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Toyohara , at 124,46

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ganges Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Port hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet *
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27844 troops, 396 guns, 489 vehicles, Assault Value = 935

Defending force 6566 troops, 84 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 581

Japanese adjusted defense: 355

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)
preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
499 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


Allied ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Australian Division
32nd Infantry Division
3rd Motor Brigade
Rabaul Det. Base Force
1st West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
70th Ind.Mixed Brigade
Gohoku JNAF Base Force
72nd JAAF AF Bn

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All goes to plan in the PI with Puerto Princessa falling on the 7th. The last vestige of Japanese troops on Mindanao is also being engaged on Mindanao, essentially ending any threat to the Southern PI. All nearby bases are suppressed and cut off from supply, so the troops will wither and we will move past the majority of them.

Some Ki-83 have been sweeping big bases, including Batavia, where I have a massive set of fighters and bombers all resting. I'm daring his bombers to venture ito the flak storm here, but I don't expect that will happen. So I've found the best way to beat the Ki-83 is to not fly CAP unless necessary!

Soon that will all change as I need to CAP new bases in formerly enemy territory. I have some ideas, but will also try to take it to them rather than wait for it to come to me.
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Night Air attack on Asahikawa , at 121,51

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged

Manpower hits 1
Fires 665

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Asahikawa , at 121,51

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

No Allied losses

Manpower hits 1
Fires 1110

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77

Japanese Ships
E No.134

Allied Ships
SS Sturdy, hits 12

SS Sturdy is sighted by escort
E No.134 attacking submerged sub ....

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Ground combat at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27699 troops, 396 guns, 489 vehicles, Assault Value = 911

Defending force 6202 troops, 84 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Allied adjusted assault: 594

Japanese adjusted defense: 493

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
727 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 25 (2 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
143 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Australian Division
32nd Infantry Division
3rd Motor Brigade
Rabaul Det. Base Force
1st West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
70th Ind.Mixed Brigade
Gohoku JNAF Base Force
72nd JAAF AF Bn

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 7, 1944
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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 46,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 43

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
43 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet *

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ASW attack near Pescadores at 85,62

Japanese Ships
E Shinnan

Allied Ships
SS Manta

SS Manta is sighted by escort
Manta diving deep ....

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Ground combat at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27611 troops, 396 guns, 488 vehicles, Assault Value = 895

Defending force 5573 troops, 83 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 445

Japanese adjusted defense: 49

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Puerto Princesa !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1132 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 93 destroyed, 11 disabled

Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 39 (25 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (15 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
3rd Australian Division
3rd Motor Brigade
Rabaul Det. Base Force
1st West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
70th Ind.Mixed Brigade
Gohoku JNAF Base Force
72nd JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Surigao (81,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4717 troops, 21 guns, 342 vehicles, Assault Value = 329

Defending force 3676 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Allied adjusted assault: 225

Japanese adjusted defense: 304

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
12th Australian Brigade
2nd Regiment

Defending units:
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 8, 1944
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ASW attack near Pescadores at 85,62

Japanese Ships
E No.205
E No.207

Allied Ships
SS Manta, hits 3

SS Manta is located by E No.205
Manta diving deep ....

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Sub attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
E No.130

Allied Ships
SS Spot, hits 10

SS Spot launches 2 torpedoes at E No.130
E No.130 attacking submerged sub ....

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Ground combat at Surigao (81,88)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 4697 troops, 21 guns, 342 vehicles, Assault Value = 325

Defending force 3563 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Allied adjusted assault: 247

Japanese adjusted defense: 88

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
358 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
93 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
12th Australian Brigade
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
2nd Regiment

Defending units:
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment

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Here is a quick preview of coming events. Troops are loading now. CVs are transiting around Borneo. Surface fleets are gathering. The most recent development is that a set of para-units is moving to Sinkawang to hit more extended bases shortly after the main invasions of Southern Malaya are secured. I'll also hit vacant bases on Indochina to sever that rail link to Saigon in anticipation of another landing later. Excited to get it all going!




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The good news is the last Japanese officer didn't surrender on until 1974 Hiroo Onoda. So you have hope of holding out a little longer.

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You don't need to take Palembang, you just need to keep him from getting oil and fuel from it. If there are that many troops there, then they aren't elsewhere.

For your subs, have you considered putting some minefields in shallow waters that his convoys go through? Even if they just detour into deep water, that should help your subs a little.

edit: spelling

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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

You don't need to take Palembang, you just need to keep him from getting oil and fuel from it. If there are that many troops there, then they aren't elsewhere.

For your subs, have you considered putting some minefields in shallow waters that his convoys go through? Even if they just detour into deep water, that should help your subs a little.

edit: spelling


Exactly. I've already bombed out most of the oil and he hasn't been moving anything there recently. I never planned to take it, but I know he's built it up as it is great territory to defend. He may even have been sending more troops in, as I don't remember it being this beefed up. Singers on the other hand, has "only" 50k.


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On the 9th the Allies take Surigao. These troops are already prepping for next destinations and will move on once this regiment is eliminated.

Loading continues at Batavia unwatched by Japanese recon. He's also restricted naval search to about 5 hexes from Singers. I've got some DDs stationed off of Singkawang that have been unnoticed for over a week. This is good because I'd like to go into Mersing and Malacca without him ever seeing the fleets gather. No combat ships are reported in the area, so that part will be clear at least, but naval strikes could be set to a restricted range, so I'll have to be careful.

The only action these turns is the persistent suppression of IJ bases on NW Borneo and in the PI. I want focus to continue over there, and for him to assume the recent move to Puerto Princessa is to prepare an assault deeper into the PI, not South or West. All is loaded and ready and moves into position on the 13th. A map is posted below. Ready to roll!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 9, 1945
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Ground combat at Surigao (81,88)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 4645 troops, 21 guns, 342 vehicles, Assault Value = 315

Defending force 3256 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Allied adjusted assault: 324

Japanese adjusted defense: 76

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Surigao !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
605 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (10 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
12th Australian Brigade
2nd Regiment

Defending units:
1st Ind.Mixed Regiment

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 10, 1945
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Sub attack near Pagan at 107,88

Japanese Ships
AV Miyatama Maru
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
AV Osaka Maru
AV Kikukawa Maru
AV Kinugasa Maru
xAK Tatsuho Maru
xAK Taibun Maru
xAK Gokoku Maru #2
xAKL Yosyu Maru
xAKL Meiko Maru
xAKL Kurama Maru
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Steelhead

SS Steelhead launches 4 torpedoes at AV Miyatama Maru
Steelhead diving deep ....

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 53,82

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK China Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 11, 1945
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Sub attack near Kuantan at 55,78

Japanese Ships
xAKL Miiko Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PB Sozan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Stoic, hits 4

SS Stoic launches 6 torpedoes at xAKL Miiko Maru
Stoic bottoming out ....

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On the 14th the undetected amphibs drop troops at Mersing in good order and the covering bombardments devastate Singers fields with nearly 150 planes destroyed on the ground.

Two of the four scheduled had an impact, while the other two tangled with mines and limped home. I'll lose probably two DD with another 10-12 due yard time in Soerabaja and one cruiser slightly damaged as well. Altogether very acceptable losses. It looks like the Japanese had no idea this was coming as there were no return air strikes and Mersing was vacant.

The Malacca landing goes in tomorrow, and anything already in strat mode could be caught there trying to evacuate if he decides to bail rather than defend. Since there was no bombardment he has no idea the extent of the landing, but I'm sure can see from search rollovers that something major is being dropped here.

Within the next week landings and paras will hit another handful of bases. The next on the list are Kota Bharu, Patani, Victoria Point, and the three Southern bases in Indochina, Soc Trang, Rachgia, and Kompong Trach. Ampibs will then load up for Hue, Tourane and Quinhon, followed quickly by Kwangchowan and Pakhio, with the smaller base opposite Samah on Hainan, Kiungshan, targeted as well. This will give a good foothold on the mainland and threaten to cut off a lot of IJA troops pushed well forward into Burma and on Malaya, as well as entrenched int eh Chinese mountains.

I'll also target some mountain bases like Luangprabang with paras from Burma. That one at least has a field so I can add more after capture, possibly.

The LOC continues to be strengthened as well, with Jesselton being invested and threatened with capture tomorrow, and the feisty garrison at Jolo threatened by a reinforced landing of three armoured units there. I hope to get both within the next week.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 14, 1944
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengpinang at 52,85, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Shell hits 4
DE Engstrom
DE Mitchell
DE Sanders
AM Herald
APA Zeilin
APA W.A. Holbrook
APA Hunter Liggett
APA Heywood
APA Monrovia
APA James O'Hara
APA Comet
APA Alpine
APA Bolivar
AK Iran Victory
AKA New Hanover
AKA Torrence
PF San Pedro
PF Ogden

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 4,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengpinang at 51,85, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Evans
DD Hall
DD Hickox, Shell hits 1
DD Hudson
DD Kimberly
DD Morrison

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 5,000 yards

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TF 283 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
DD Barton, Mine hits 1, on fire

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Singapore at 51,84, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Evans
DD Hall
DD Hickox
DD Hudson
DD Kimberly
DD Morrison

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 6,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Singapore at 51,84, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-3, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
APD T-7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC Ch 30, Shell hits 4, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Albert Grant
DD Gregory
DD Heermann
DD John Henley
DD Howorth
DD Rowe
DD Norman Scott
DD Wedderburn

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards

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TF 210 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
DD Wedderburn, Mine hits 1
DD Norman Scott, Mine hits 1
DD Rowe, Mine hits 1
DD Howorth, Mine hits 1
DD John Henley, Mine hits 1
DD Heermann, Mine hits 1
DD Gregory, Mine hits 1

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TF 275 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
CA Exeter, Mine hits 1
DD Thomas O'Malley, Mine hits 2, heavy damage
DD Smalley, Mine hits 1
DD Schroeder, Mine hits 1
DD Laws, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Fullam, Mine hits 1

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Night Naval bombardment of Singapore at 50,84

Allied Ships
DD Wedderburn
DD Norman Scott
DD Rowe
DD Howorth
DD John Henley
DD Heermann
DD Gregory
DD Albert Grant

DD Wedderburn firing at Singapore

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Night Naval bombardment of Singapore at 50,84

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 7 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 19 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 4 destroyed on ground
J2M3 Jack: 1 damaged
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 27 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 16 damaged
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-100-I Tony: 7 damaged
Ki-100-I Tony: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 8 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-83: 16 damaged
Ki-83: 2 destroyed on ground
H8K2-L Emily: 40 damaged
H8K2-L Emily: 5 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 18 damaged
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
H8K2 Emily: 18 damaged
H8K2 Emily: 2 destroyed on ground
N1K5-J George: 11 damaged
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 2 damaged
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 8 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
B6N2 Jill: 7 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CL Nigeria
CL Perth
CL Gambia

Japanese ground losses:
294 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 68

CL Nigeria firing at Singapore
Seagull V acting as spotter for CL Perth

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TF 270 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
BB Valiant
DD Racehorse
DD Paladin
DD Norman
DD Nizam
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Van Galen
DD Quiberon

11 mines cleared

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Naval bombardment of Singapore at 50,84

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2-L Emily: 17 damaged
H8K2-L Emily: 4 destroyed on ground
N1K5-J George: 27 damaged
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-83: 32 damaged
Ki-83: 9 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 13 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
J2M3 Jack: 7 damaged
J2M3 Jack: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 2 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 29 damaged
J2M5 Jack: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 31 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed on ground
H8K2 Emily: 8 damaged
H8K2 Emily: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 52 damaged
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 8 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 18 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-100-I Tony: 13 damaged
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 16 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 10 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M8 Zero: 5 damaged
A6M8 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 damaged
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant

Japanese ground losses:
414 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 38

BB Queen Elizabeth firing at Singapore
BB Valiant firing at Singapore

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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 123 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Allied ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 97 (0 destroyed, 97 disabled)

12 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 44 accidentally lost during unload of 1st Marine Div /4
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 1st Marine Div /6


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 130 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 79 (0 destroyed, 79 disabled)
Vehicles lost 79 (0 destroyed, 79 disabled)

13 troops of a USA 44 Rifle Squad lost overboard during unload of 40th Infantry Div /8


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 147 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Allied ground losses:
234 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 192 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 83 (0 destroyed, 83 disabled)
Vehicles lost 175 (1 destroyed, 174 disabled)

Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 1st Cavalry (Spec) Cav Div /3


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Amphibious Assault at Singkep (49,87)

TF 181 troops unloading over beach at Singkep, 49,87

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

12 troops of a US 44 Cmbt Eng Sqd lost in surf during unload of 34th Combat Engr Rgt

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Ground combat at Jesselton (68,86)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6736 troops, 88 guns, 49 vehicles, Assault Value = 569

Defending force 8205 troops, 58 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Assaulting units:
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
364th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
15th NZ Brigade

Defending units:
63rd Infantry Group
774th Ind.Infantry Battalion
111th Naval Construction Battalion
18th Field AF Construction Battalion
31st JAAF AF Bn
7th Naval Construction Battalion
79th JAAF AF Bn
24th Field AF Construction Battalion
97th JAAF AF Bn
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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 3/7/2019 1:13:08 PM   
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I guess this cuts off all resources from the SRA now? I also guess your subs are in better hunting grounds?

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 3/7/2019 3:32:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lowpe

I guess this cuts off all resources from the SRA now? I also guess your subs are in better hunting grounds?


It should, although I think there haven't been many shipment in the last 3-4 weeks either. There are probably some stashes at Manila and maybe he'd pushed some along to Indochina, so it may not have stopped flooding North just yet. This does cut off Medan, the last big producing oil center.

Subs are protecting the NE flank mostly, with a few more hunting off of China, and some out near the HI. There isn't much moving lately other than E boats. I want them to tell me when the KB starts closing though, so they are in the area where that might happen.

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