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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/18/2019 5:07:54 PM   
Canoerebel


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Erik, thanks for the post and screen shot. It's fun to look over and compare and contrast with the game that you and I are playing.

In this game (with Loka/Hartwig) Japan has a stiff number of points that, on the surface, mirrors how many you had going deep into 1945. But Japan still has 14,395 base points, which is a lot. It would seem that you have some room to whittle away the denominator by reducing that base-point total. That would help you a lot.

Army loss points for the Allies are pretty hefty.

Tons of room to score points for Strategic Bombing, of course.

Do you have similar house rules - no more than 50 bombers set to nighttime airfield or port missions over a given target? That will be an issue if Hartwig concentrates his AA well and develops good night fighters and night-fighter doctrine.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/18/2019 5:19:51 PM   
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17K lead for Japan, but most of that is in bases and LCU points. When you take big bases with good multipliers like Saigon that will both reduce his total and give yours a sharp boost.
Trapping all those LCUs should also yield some redress on the LCU points. I expect he will extract cadres of the important units by air but it will take time and a lot of his economy to make them dangerous again.

Really glad to see the saga continue - late war games are few and thus a lot of new strategies can be tried. Thanks to you and Hartwig - and to Lokasenna for bringing it to this point!

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/18/2019 8:57:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

Erik, thanks for the post and screen shot. It's fun to look over and compare and contrast with the game that you and I are playing.

In this game (with Loka/Hartwig) Japan has a stiff number of points that, on the surface, mirrors how many you had going deep into 1945. But Japan still has 14,395 base points, which is a lot. It would seem that you have some room to whittle away the denominator by reducing that base-point total. That would help you a lot.

Army loss points for the Allies are pretty hefty.

Tons of room to score points for Strategic Bombing, of course.

Do you have similar house rules - no more than 50 bombers set to nighttime airfield or port missions over a given target? That will be an issue if Hartwig concentrates his AA well and develops good night fighters and night-fighter doctrine.


This is from Loka/Bullwinkle, and they were both adamantly against any form of HR. So there are none, which in this game ended up being a bit hard on the Allied player in terms of troops lost and available. All of the IJA [R] from China (and Manchuria for that matter) could move to Burma, and did. There are a lot of gutted Commenwealth IDs and replenishments won't make it up, ever.

A caveat is that there are a lot of IJA [R] outside of China, so I made it a priority to get there at all costs quickly. The landing at Pakhoi means a massive launch point for Allied armies to roll through the underbelly and cut off 500k + IJA troops. Could be more. Plus if I can get to Chungking it's only currently got 24k defending, and that is only about one IJA ID plus support and HQs. Only the 3-4 buyable Chinese Corps are on map, so taking back Chunking or Chengtu is a priority for that as well.

There are no house rules on bombing anything, but I kind of use my own since I think 50/base per night is still enough to do what I need to do. The pilots pool was interesting when I took over and I've got it into the kind of shape I want now, but it's thin. Bomber pilots were scarce, good 70+ air/EXP fighter jocks had 20-30 defensive skills, and 2E/4E pools were almost non-existent.

I have a few theories I'm trying that have worked so far, but it's early days, and now I'll have to adapt to a new player, so I'm not sure what doors will open and which will close.

So far though I've not needed to sweep or bomb heavily defended bases at all. The Allies have taken North Borneo, Southern Luzon, all of Malaya, most of Sumatra and now Indochina, with China proper and Northern Luzon on the cards next. I've never tried to tackle a big base with 500 fighters because I haven't yet had to in these four months so far. If I do I think playing the IJ so much in the end gives me a few thoughts on how to work through it. As I go I'll talk through those, and test in game to see if the ideas hold water or not.




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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/18/2019 9:05:29 PM   
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17K lead for Japan, but most of that is in bases and LCU points. When you take big bases with good multipliers like Saigon that will both reduce his total and give yours a sharp boost.
Trapping all those LCUs should also yield some redress on the LCU points. I expect he will extract cadres of the important units by air but it will take time and a lot of his economy to make them dangerous again.

Really glad to see the saga continue - late war games are few and thus a lot of new strategies can be tried. Thanks to you and Hartwig - and to Lokasenna for bringing it to this point!


Trapping the LCUs is incredibly important, but interestingly I won't be able to redeem their VP values for a long time. Too much work to do moving into Strat bombing range and blitzing China if possible.

Some of the good bases will fall, but a few of those will also have to be circled back to get. Manila is one, Palembang is another, although that has limited base value, there are about 100k troops there. Another 60k in Singers and I will try for that very soon (troops already nearly prepped) as I need the shipyard badly. I'll not cross shocking though, as I want to land first, and land again, and make his troops batter themselves with bombardments, and bomb, and make them waste supplies, and then when I do attack have troops on hand to rotate in. I'll try do DA and rotate so thing go quickly. Although, who know what the forts are now. I will send a small sacrificial armored unit across the causeway once troops have landed and are in place.

I'll go through next steps soon, as two more landings, followed by a possible third, will happen this month. If those all work out I'll be in range to build Strat bombing fields that will be in range of 2/3 of Honshu and all of the SW by mid-March. Fingers crossed.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/21/2019 5:54:54 AM   
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Great to see this AAR resurrected. Good luck!

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/22/2019 8:09:14 AM   
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Sent out some raiders around the Chinese coast to pick off ASW. Got some. A small bombardment at Hong Kong too.

Hue falls. So does Rangoon. Troops begin to flood into Pakhoi and the Japanese continue to try to suppress Kwangchowan. I haven't gotten any more troops in since the paras took it, but that's fine. I'll send some landing craft over with engineers soon.

Luangprabang holding on by a thread as the trapped Japanese look for revenge.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 2, 1945
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ASW attack near Daito Shoto at 95,76

Japanese Ships
E No.49, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Aso Maru #7
PB Hakkaisan Maru
E No.29
E No.27
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Cavalla, hits 2

SS Cavalla launches 2 torpedoes at E No.49

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TF 100 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Allied Ships
DD Uhlmann, Mine hits 1



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TF 253 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Allied Ships
DD Doyle, Mine hits 1



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Night Naval bombardment of Hong Kong at 77,61

Allied Ships
DD Blue
DD Doyle
DD Ingraham

Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 16

DD Blue firing at Hong Kong
DD Doyle firing at Hong Kong
DD Ingraham firing at Hong Kong


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Night Naval bombardment of Hong Kong at 77,61

Allied Ships
DD Buchanan
DD Monssen
DD Swanson

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

DD Buchanan firing at Hong Kong
DD Monssen firing at Hong Kong
DD Swanson firing at Hong Kong

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Swatow at 79,67, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.67, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
E W-25, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Hank
DD Wallace Lind
DD Charles S. Sperry

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 78,65, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Niizaki, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
E Nuwashima, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied Ships
DD Swanson
DD Monssen
DD Buchanan

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 24,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...

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Morning Air attack on Pakhoi , at 72,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 29

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 7
Spitfire VIII x 13
Thunderbolt II x 11
Spitfire VIII x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 27
F6F-3 Hellcat x 61
F6F-5 Hellcat x 49

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 30
P-51B Mustang x 8
P-51D Mustang x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 1 destroyed on ground
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 5
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1578 troops, 0 guns, 246 vehicles, Assault Value = 138

Defending force 7330 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Japanese adjusted assault: 79

Allied adjusted defense: 331

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
164 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled


Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
77th Indian Para Bde /1
111th Chindit Brigade
75th Indian Bde /1
2nd ISF Base Force
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
20th USN Naval Construction Battalion
166 Wing
27th USN Naval Construction Battalion
823rd EAB /1

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Ground combat at Saigon (60,71)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1059 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 460

Defending force 11234 troops, 96 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 360

Assaulting units:
71st/B Division
Cape St.Jaques Fortress
17th Ind.Mixed Regiment
71st/C Division
60th Div /1
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
19th Army
78th Field AA Battalion
38th Army
5th Army
44th Field AA Machinecannon Company
217th Naval Construction Battalion
3rd JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
1st Australian Division


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Ground combat at Hue (66,64)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 9119 troops, 295 guns, 347 vehicles, Assault Value = 2412

Defending force 5183 troops, 47 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

Allied adjusted assault: 756

Japanese adjusted defense: 139

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Hue !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1961 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (23 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
217 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Units pursuing 8

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
710th Tank Battalion
713th Flame Tank Battalion
93rd Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
27th Infantry Division
37th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
11th (East African) Division
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
Tenth US Army
85/88/98th Mortar Regiment
24th Infantry Div /8

Defending units:
71st/A Division
115th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 84052 troops, 1618 guns, 2170 vehicles, Assault Value = 2244

Defending force 3192 troops, 6 guns, 54 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 1689

Japanese adjusted defense: 11

Allied assault odds: 153 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Rangoon !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1146 casualties reported
Squads: 82 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 94 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (25 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Indian Division
18th British Division
268th Motorised Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
11th PAVO Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
7th Australian Division
19th Motorised Division
7th Indian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
18th Cavalry Regiment
5th Indian Division
8th Belfast Heavy AA Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XV Indian Corps
2nd Indian Field Regiment
1st Middlesex Battalion
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
43rd Cavalry Engineer Regiment
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
ACSEA
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
122nd British AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
15th Army
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I've been sending recon to the Marianas for a while and it seems like the troops there are pretty steady. At least an ID in each of the main bases, probably a bit more. I'll give these a pass since I think Strat bombing can much more easily be accomplished from China in this one.




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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/24/2019 9:59:03 AM   
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Feb 3-4, 1945


The 3rd seems a bit quiet on the surface, but a lot is going on in terms of movement of troops, fuel and supply as well as staging for the next invasions. I'll be moving to confuse soon in several directions around the PI, encouraging a build-up and possibly strikes emanating fro and directed at protecting Manila. I'll then be aiming for Northern Luzon and the Chinese coastline. More on that soon.

More troops arrive at Pakhoi and those on the Indochinese coastline extend North and South toward Saigon and Vinh. I'll try for both of these but essentially all troops below China are now becoming cutoff by the move into Pakhoi and subsequent challenge at Nanning. If I take that base it's going to be very difficult for the IJA to save all of these troops to the South.

The Japanese continue to try to harass and suppress Kwangchowan and Kiungshan, but that isn't really doing much to slow Allied investment in the area.

They do launch big strikes on Luangbrabang in the mountains, which was the point from which paras took some of the Chinese bases, and more tanks arrived there today. I'll begin a pullout using air transports back to Burma as this base is both untenable and unneeded now. Nice to pick off some Japanese bombers and escorts though.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 3, 1945
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Night Naval bombardment of Samah at 69,63

Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma
BB Maryland

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port fuel hits 1

BB Oklahoma firing at Samah
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Maryland
BB Maryland firing at Kainan Naval Base Force

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Sub attack near Laoag at 80,69

Japanese Ships
E Kyosai
E Shisaka
E Inagi

Allied Ships
SS Trout, hits 22, on fire, heavy damage

SS Trout launches 2 torpedoes at E Kyosai
E Shisaka attacking submerged sub ....

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Afternoon Air attack on Pakhoi , at 72,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 16

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10
Thunderbolt II x 12
Spitfire VIII x 11
P-51D Mustang x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28
F6F-5 Hellcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 4, 1945
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Night Air attack on Pakhoi , at 72,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 97 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

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

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 damaged
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed on ground
P-51D Mustang: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Sub attack near Swatow at 79,67

Japanese Ships
E No.32, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E Ukishima

Allied Ships
SS Spadefish

SS Spadefish launches 2 torpedoes at E No.32
Spadefish diving deep ....

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Morning Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 46,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 41

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F4U-1D Corsair x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Morning Air attack on Luangprabang , at 63,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 16
G3M3 Nell x 32
J2M3 Jack x 17
N1K5-J George x 36
Ki-100-I Tony x 15

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
C-46D Commando: 1 destroyed on ground


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

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 42

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Luangprabang , at 63,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 16
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 35

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 3 damaged


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Luangprabang , at 63,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 12
J2M3 Jack x 15
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 4
Ki-100-I Tony x 12

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 4 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
L2D2 Tabby: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2224 troops, 0 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 238

Defending force 7842 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 101

Japanese adjusted assault: 136

Allied adjusted defense: 259

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 22 (5 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
420 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
77th Indian Para Bde /1
111th Chindit Brigade
75th Indian Bde /1
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
166 Wing
20th USN Naval Construction Battalion
2nd ISF Base Force
27th USN Naval Construction Battalion
823rd EAB /1

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/27/2019 1:22:19 PM   
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Feb 5-6th, 1945


The Japanese try with increasing activity to slow the Allies at Pakhoi, but bombing runs are met with a strong CAP on the 6th. Troops move ahead, pushing back a small RGC unit toward the Nanning road.

Chumphon falls which frees another stack for use elsewhere. I'll leave them to heal up and then send some aphids to pick them up. Now here to prep them for?
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 5, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Pakhoi at 71,59, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-1018, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-1020, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-1021, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-1022, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Allied Ships
CA Shropshire
CA Suffolk
DD Bullard
DD Conner
DD Heywood Edwards
DD Gatling
DD Twining
DD Walker
DD McCook
DD Hughes
DD Jarvis
DD Mahan
DD MacDonough
CA Chesapeake


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...

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Sub attack near Pakhoi at 72,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 21, and is sunk

Allied Ships
AKA Almaack, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AKA Jupiter
DE Walter C. Wann
DE Ulvert M. Moore
APA Henderson
APA Barnett

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

SS I-16 launches 2 torpedoes at AKA Almaack
I-16 bottoming out ....

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Morning Air attack on Luangprabang , at 63,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 14
G3M3 Nell x 33
Ki-100-I Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-51D Mustang x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 3 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 9th Tank Regiment, at 63,55 (Luangprabang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 6
J2M3 Jack x 10
Ki-100-I Tony x 2

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 12
Liberator B.VI x 21
Liberator GR.VI x 21
Spitfire VIII x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
P-51D Mustang x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Chumphon (52,66)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 46210 troops, 705 guns, 505 vehicles, Assault Value = 1408

Defending force 9430 troops, 62 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 260

Allied adjusted assault: 832

Japanese adjusted defense: 299

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
1964 casualties reported
Squads: 66 destroyed, 141 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
553 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Guides Cavalry Regiment
39th Indian Division
81st (West African) Division
10th KNIL Regiment
28th (East African) Brigade
Korps Marechausee Battalion
2nd Australian Division
17th Motorised Division
9th Australian Division
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
22nd (East African) Bde /3

Defending units:
60th Division
1st South Seas Det.

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Afternoon Air attack on 706th Tank Battalion, at 72,57 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 37
Ki-83 x 21
Ki-102a Randy x 12

Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 7
Spitfire VIII x 19
Thunderbolt II x 11
Spitfire VIII x 11
F4U-1D Corsair x 8
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 16
P-51D Mustang x 15
F4U-1D Corsair x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 6 destroyed
Ki-102a Randy: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 706th Tank Battalion, at 72,57 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 7
N1K5-J George x 61
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 9
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 3
Ki-100-I Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 7
Spitfire VIII x 16
Thunderbolt II x 11
Spitfire VIII x 1
F4U-1D Corsair x 7
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 15
P-51D Mustang x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 10
Ki-100-I Tony x 30

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 39
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
TBF-1 Avenger x 4
TBM-1C Avenger x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 5 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
xAK Oyashima Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Hirota Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2728 troops, 0 guns, 431 vehicles, Assault Value = 235

Defending force 7700 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Japanese adjusted assault: 96

Allied adjusted defense: 334

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 29 (6 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
421 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 41 disabled

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
111th Chindit Brigade
75th Indian Brigade
77th Indian Para Bde /1
27th USN Naval Construction Battalion
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
2nd ISF Base Force
166 Wing
20th USN Naval Construction Battalion
823rd EAB /1

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Ground combat at 72,57 (near Pakhoi)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3778 troops, 156 guns, 437 vehicles, Assault Value = 1633

Defending force 432 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Allied adjusted assault: 49

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 49 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
531 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
24th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
4th USMC Tank Battalion
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
124th Cavalry Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
711th Tank Battalion
716th Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
15th NZ Brigade
1st Medium Regiment
109th Tank Attack Regiment
XIV Corps Artillery
148th Field Artillery Battalion
607th Coast AA Regiment
53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment

Defending units:
3rd RGC Route Brigade

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Ground combat at Chumphon (52,66)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45824 troops, 705 guns, 505 vehicles, Assault Value = 1347

Defending force 7973 troops, 57 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

Allied adjusted assault: 681

Japanese adjusted defense: 41

Allied assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Chumphon !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4550 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 126 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (14 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
360 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
10th KNIL Regiment
81st (West African) Division
17th Motorised Division
2nd Australian Division
28th (East African) Brigade
39th Indian Division
Korps Marechausee Battalion
Guides Cavalry Regiment
9th Australian Division
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
22nd (East African) Bde /3

Defending units:
60th Division
1st South Seas Det.

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Lokasenna (J) vs obvert (A) (... - 10/30/2019 9:31:04 PM   
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Obiterated a tank regiment near Nanning. I think not much else will try this route to get into China. Troops still unloading into Pakhoi. The IJAAF are still trying to disrupt landing and building in this South China area, but it's having little effect. I'll not go out of my way to defend these bases as I can't see how Japan could make an attempt to take anything back here.

In Burma the IJA is pulling all of the way back to the rail toward Thailand. The Allied forces are building and moving to fill the gap. They'll make a small stand at Moulmein it seems, and I'll go around rather than crossing the river, since time is not important.

Tried a small night bombing mission at Manila and discovered he has a huge NF and daylight F CAP up. Looks like I could attack in daylight without having to worry about about half of the listed fighters here. Good to know.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 7, 1945
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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 13
D4Y2-S Judy x 10
J1N1-S Irving x 11
J1N1-Sa Irving x 11
N1K5-J George x 49
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 13

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y2-S Judy: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 13 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Luangprabang , at 63,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 31

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 15
P-51D Mustang x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Luangprabang , at 63,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 21

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 12
P-51D Mustang x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 72,56 , near Nanning

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 10
B-29-1 Superfort x 15
F4U-1D Corsair x 23

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 63 (4 destroyed, 59 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Aparri , at 82,73

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 8 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 37

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 72,56 , near Nanning

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 20
B-29-1 Superfort x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 23

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 30 (4 destroyed, 26 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment, at 72,57 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 21
J2M3 Jack x 28
N1K5-J George x 36
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 48
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 29

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 3
Corsair IV x 1
FM-2 Wildcat x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed, 18 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 72,56 , near Nanning

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 10
B-29-25 Superfort x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 25 (15 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb


Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 76957 troops, 1572 guns, 1707 vehicles, Assault Value = 1941

Defending force 406 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 2332

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 2332 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

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

Assaulting units:
18th Cavalry Regiment
11th PAVO Regiment
26th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
19th Motorised Division
7th Australian Division
18th British Division
7th Indian Division
150th RAC Regiment
5th Indian Division
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Field Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Belfast Heavy AA Regiment
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
122nd British AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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Tried some more limited night strikes on airfields. I use these as harassment strikes, and I do limit myself to no more than 50 bombers per target per turn. The results are usually moderately successful in destroying a few airframe on the ground (which also has the added benefit of lowering group moral if a day sweep/strike is planned following) and gives great intel on airframe types in the base.

Here I found Udon Thani has less modern types defending and I can easily sweep with confidence here. It also gives some intel on radar/flak and what percentage of daylight fighter are on night CAP vs daytime CAP.

I began clearing mines at Singers, which gave some pretty detailed info on Japanese forces there and what level of CD gun to expect for upcoming landings. It looks like two base forces with DP gun capability, one with only 8cm DP, the other with 12cm and 8cm guns. So moderate defences that cruisers should handle easily. The embedded DDs took mine hits which is unfortunate but will retire and should be fine.

In the day the Japanese sweep extensively over troops near Pakhoi walking toward Nanning. The CAP and CV air handle these effectively, and the subsequent bombing strikes are crushed. There is a kami strike of about 100 A6M8 escorted by Franks that damages three CVEs, but none are in sinking condition. Still, I've got to be careful there. Hong Kong and Canton are close and much bigger strikes could come.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 8, 1945
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Night Air attack on Pakhoi , at 72,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 5 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Udon Thani , at 61,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Pakse , at 63,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.VI x 9

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 10
J1N1-Sa Irving x 11

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
302 Ku S-2 with J1N1-S Irving (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
Raid is overhead
332 Ku S-3 with J1N1-Sa Irving (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AE Harpoon, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy bombing from 3000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Udon Thani , at 61,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Liberator B.III bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Submarine attack near Tourane at 68,66

Japanese Ships
SS I-180, hits 36, and is sunk

Allied Ships
APA George F. Elliot
AKA Jupiter
DE Walter C. Wann
DE Ulvert M. Moore
APA Henderson
APA Barnett

SS I-180 is sighted by escort

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TF 22 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons
DMS Ellyson, Shell hits 1
DD Sigsbee, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Johnston, Mine hits 1

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

Maraisha JNAF Base Force firing at DMS Emmons
DMS Emmons firing at Maraisha JNAF Base Force
DMS Ellyson firing at 1st Provisional Base Force
1st Provisional Base Force firing at DMS Ellyson
19 mines cleared

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TF 302 encounters mine field at Cam Ranh Bay (64,72)

Allied Ships
YMS-481
YMS-480

33 mines cleared

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Morning Air attack on 2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion, at 72,57 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 46,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 31
Ki-83 x 34
Ki-84r Frank x 10
Ki-100-I Tony x 6

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 9
Corsair IV x 3
Hellcat F.II x 3
Spitfire VIII x 10
Thunderbolt II x 5
P-38J Lightning x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
P-51D Mustang x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31
F6F-5 Hellcat x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-83: 5 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Morning Air attack on 11th Marine Defense Battalion, at 72,57 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 33
J2M3 Jack x 28

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 7
Corsair IV x 3
Hellcat F.II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 10
Thunderbolt II x 5
P-38J Lightning x 5
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
P-51D Mustang x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25
F6F-5 Hellcat x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 9 destroyed, 4 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 24th Infantry Division, at 72,57 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 85 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 70
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 30
Ki-84r Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 7
Corsair IV x 3
Hellcat F.II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 9
Thunderbolt II x 5
P-38J Lightning x 5
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
P-51D Mustang x 5
FM-2 Wildcat x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5 Hellcat x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 13 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 8 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Sabang , at 44,70

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 13
Mitchell II x 4
Mitchell III x 3
A-20G Havoc x 7
B-25D1 Mitchell x 3
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 destroyed by flak
Mitchell III: 1 damaged
Mitchell III: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 11
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 46th Division, at 72,55 (Nanning)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 35
B-29-25 Superfort x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
678 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (4 destroyed, 17 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 218th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 2nd Militia Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion ...

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Morning Air attack on 7th Area Army, at 72,55 (Nanning)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 72,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 74
Ki-84r Frank x 33

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 36
Corsair IV x 8
Seafire IIC x 14
Spitfire VIII x 17
Thunderbolt II x 8
P-38J Lightning x 13
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 11
P-51D Mustang x 13
FM-2 Wildcat x 52
F4U-1A Corsair x 74
F4U-1D Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 160
F6F-5 Hellcat x 121

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 27 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Activity, Kamikaze hits 1
CVE Rajah, Kamikaze hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Battler, Kamikaze hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M8 Zero flying as kamikaze

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 72,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 34,070 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 14
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 13

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 35
Corsair IV x 8
Seafire IIC x 13
Spitfire VIII x 16
Thunderbolt II x 8
P-38J Lightning x 12
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 11
P-51D Mustang x 13
FM-2 Wildcat x 51
F4U-1A Corsair x 73
F4U-1D Corsair x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 157
F6F-5 Hellcat x 119

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 6 destroyed
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Makassar Strait
CVE Rajah, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Activity

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy flying as kamikaze *
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on Pakse , at 63,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.VI x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed on ground


No Allied losses

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 36

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2e Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-102a Randy: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground


No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Submarine attack near Quinhon at 68,68

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 35, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Melvin
DD Radford
DD LaVallette
DD Lewis Hancock
DD Dale
DD Perkins
DD Gwin
DD Stockham

SS I-27 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Melvin

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Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11062 troops, 135 guns, 1098 vehicles, Assault Value = 643

Defending force 7570 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 94

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 443

Allied adjusted defense: 196

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 67 (14 destroyed, 53 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
493 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Assaulting units:
18th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
Guards Tank Division

Defending units:
111th Chindit Brigade
75th Indian Brigade
77th Indian Para Bde /1
2nd ISF Base Force
27th USN Naval Construction Battalion
166 Wing
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
20th USN Naval Construction Battalion
823rd EAB /1

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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3795 troops, 134 guns, 307 vehicles, Assault Value = 603

Defending force 20744 troops, 234 guns, 138 vehicles, Assault Value = 456

Japanese ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Assaulting units:
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
46th Indian Brigade
11th KNIL Regiment
82nd (West African) Division
Lushai Brigade
44th (Support) Bn /1
48th Light AA Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
87th Medium Regiment
1st Indian Medium Regiment
115th RN Base Force
85th Medium Regiment
3rd Dutch Base Force
86th Medium Regiment
222 Group RAF
4th West African AA Regiment
I/14th Army RIASC Base Force

Defending units:
56th/A Division
56th/B Division
91st Naval Guard Unit
24th Ind.Mixed Bde /1
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
13th Base Force
47th Const Co
14th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
17th Army
13th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
67th Construction Battalion
Wake Cst Gun Bn /3

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A very good day in the air both offensively and defensively.




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IJN E-boats are a menace around Formosa and into the South China Sea and take out the Kingfish today. Soon DD raids will try to intercept and give some back. I've now got bases close enough to flank in and out without leaving them hanging.

On Sumatra I've opened the door to Sabang, a long staled Allied operation begun by Bullwinkle and held by strong IJA forces including the Wake CD guns. Unable to support or bring off the troops by sea I've decided to wait and get them through bedside control from captured bases further South. A small armoured unit just opened the side and now the Allies can get out while the IJA are trapped and likely out of supply.

The rest of Sumatra is coming under Allied control, with forces landing near Medan and marching on that base. The air is controlled from Malaya and heavy bombing of troops and airfields is suppressing any fight the defenders had left.

At Luangprabang the IJA have brought in more armour and I've lifted about half of my troops out in a day. The Allied transports are poised and haven't done much yet with no China to support.

On the 10th the Japanese attack there only kills off a remaining 54 support squads, which is well worth the effort for the gain of three bases on the Chinese coastline through para-drop from this base.

The Japanese are trying limited sweeps, which do well in smaller bases in the rear, as the Franks on the 10th at Pegu. Against my Spit VIII, P-51D and P-47D25 the Allies have an advantage even in defence.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 9, 1945
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TF 302 encounters mine field at Cam Ranh Bay (64,72)

Allied Ships
YMS-481
YMS-480

50 mines cleared

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ASW attack near Hong Kong at 78,63

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 1
xAK Madras Maru
E Sakito
E Habushi

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish, hits 23, heavy damage

SS Kingfish is sighted by escort
Kingfish bottoming out ....

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Militia Regiment, at 72,55 (Nanning)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 24

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
356 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 46th Division, at 72,55 (Nanning)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 6
B-29-25 Superfort x 21

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
263 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (13 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10987 troops, 135 guns, 1093 vehicles, Assault Value = 604

Defending force 4029 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 200

Allied adjusted defense: 67

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
435 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
Guards Tank Division

Defending units:
75th Indian Brigade
111th Chindit Brigade
166 Wing
27th USN Naval Construction Battalion
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
823rd EAB /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 10, 1945
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TF 22 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

34 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons
DMS Ellyson, Shell hits 2

DMS Emmons firing at Maraisha JNAF Base Force
Maraisha JNAF Base Force firing at DMS Emmons
DMS Ellyson firing at 1st Provisional Base Force
1st Provisional Base Force firing at DMS Ellyson
12 mines cleared


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Submarine attack near Tourane at 67,67

Japanese Ships
SS RO-101, hits 15, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DE Burden R. Hastings, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DE Brackett
DE Corbesier
DD Beale
DE Deede

SS RO-101 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Burden R. Hastings
DD Beale attacking submerged sub ....

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Night Air attack on Pakhoi , at 72,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 2 damaged
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Rajah, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy bombing from 3000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Sub attack near Quinhon at 68,68

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 7

Allied Ships
CV Indefatigable
BB Howe
CA Area 51
CLAA Euryalus
CLAA Reno
DD Lyman K. Swenson
DD Quality
DD Philip
DD Owen
DD John Hood

SS I-175 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Indefatigable
DD Quality fails to find sub and abandons search

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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18
F6F-5 Hellcat x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 7 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Marine Defense Battalion, at 73,58 , near Pakhoi

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 43,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 21

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 10
Thunderbolt II x 4
P-38J Lightning x 7
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 5
P-51D Mustang x 4
F4U-1D Corsair x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Ground combat at Luangprabang (63,55)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10979 troops, 135 guns, 1091 vehicles, Assault Value = 722

Defending force 390 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 269

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 269 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Luangprabang !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
436 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
Guards Tank Division

Defending units:
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
27th USN Naval Construction Battalion
111th Chindit Brigade

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Things are going well so far in the progress toward both cutting off the Burma Army (which in this game may include a large portion of the Chinese Expeditionary Army since no PPs for borders are needed) and getting to Chungking. Nanning is the first key destination, and although it has a defending ID and change, bombing has reduced the defenders significantly. Vinh is another target, but floods of IJA troops are coming through Thailand, so I may not get there in time to take it easily. If that's the case I'l shift around and send the Indochina based troops to Pakhoi (and hopefully Swatow if I can also capture that soon).




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The mine clearing continues with a few hits on covering DDs at Singers. Loading for invasion will begin soon.

The Japanese encounter a robust night CAP of Black Widows at Pakhoi, which takes care of the pesky strikes there. In the daytime they try a variety of limited sweeps and strikes, all of which are dealt with fairly easily by the DS and LBA CAP combined. I did see two Bettys drop Okhas for the first time!

On the 12th a fairly strong cruiser TF hits Kiungshan, slicing through the DD/DE cover (sinking DD Craven) and bombarding with limited effect. The day strikes are larger after a few sweeps and are massacred with not hits scored.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 11, 1945
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TF 22 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

26 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons
DMS Ellyson, Shell hits 2
DD Johnston, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Howorth, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

1st Provisional Base Force firing at DMS Emmons

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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,77

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, hits 18, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DE Eisele, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AO Ashtabula
AO Kaskaskia
AE Peter Kerr
AE Mauna Loa
PF Bisbee
PF Sausalito
AO Saranac

SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Eisele
PF Bisbee fails to find sub, continues to search...
PF Bisbee attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-170 forced to surface!
PF Bisbee firing on surfaced sub ....

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Night Air attack on Pakhoi , at 72,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5

Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 47,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 9
J2M5 Jack x 14
Ki-83 x 32

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 9
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14
P-51D Mustang x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 24
F4U-1D Corsair x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
Ki-83: 8 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 4 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 71,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 32
B6N2a Jill x 4

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 14
Seafire L.III x 10
Spitfire VIII x 18
Thunderbolt II x 14
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-38J Lightning x 7
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
P-51D Mustang x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 55
F4U-1D Corsair x 179
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 83

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 12 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 3 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
DD Morrison

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 71,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 33
P1Y2 Frances x 9
Ki-83 x 45

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 12
Seafire L.III x 8
Spitfire VIII x 14
Thunderbolt II x 11
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-38J Lightning x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4
P-51D Mustang x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 43
F4U-1D Corsair x 147
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
F6F-5 Hellcat x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 4 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 5 destroyed
Ki-83: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Samah at 68,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,400 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2e Betty x 9
Ki-83 x 32

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F4U-1D Corsair x 34
F6F-5 Hellcat x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2e Betty: 4 destroyed
Ki-83: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
xAP Maori

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M2e Betty launching missiles from 16400 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x MXY7 Ohka 11

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Samah at 69,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15
N1K2-J George x 3
N1K5-J George x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 37

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 31
Seafire L.III x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 60
F4U-1D Corsair x 140
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 89

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 8 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 8 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Howe

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Naval bombardment of Singapore at 50,84

Allied Ships
CB Alaska
CA Tuscaloosa
CL Vicksburg

Japanese ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CB Alaska
CB Alaska firing at 3rd Division
CA Tuscaloosa firing at 3rd Division


Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons, Mine hits 1
DMS Ellyson, Shell hits 1, Mine hits 1, on fire

Maraisha JNAF Base Force firing at DMS Emmons
Maraisha JNAF Base Force firing at DMS Ellyson


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TF 3 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons
DMS Ellyson, on fire

41 mines cleared


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TF 55 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
AM Rohlikhand
AM Latrobe
AM Inverell
AM Freemantle
AM Dubbo
YMS-296
YMS-217

84 mines cleared

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 12, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kwangchowan at 72,61, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Yugumo
DD Onami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Akatsuki
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
DD Craven, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
DD McCall

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kiungshan at 71,61, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Yugumo
DD Onami
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Akatsuki
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
MGB No. 201
MGB No. 202, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MGB No. 246, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
MGB No. 247, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MGB No. 381, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MGB No. 390, Shell hits 2, and is sunk


Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kiungshan at 71,61, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Yura, Shell hits 3
CL Kinu, Shell hits 1
DD Yugumo
DD Onami
DD Kishinami, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hayanami
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Akatsuki, Shell hits 1
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
DD Hank
DD Wallace Lind, Shell hits 1
DD Charles S. Sperry

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 9,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kiungshan at 71,61, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Yura, Shell hits 1
CL Kinu
DD Yugumo
DD Onami, Shell hits 1
DD Kishinami
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Akatsuki
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
DD Virago
DD Volage
DD Eskimo, Shell hits 2, on fire

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...

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Night Naval bombardment of Kiungshan at 71,61 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 damaged
F4U-1D Corsair: 7 damaged
P-51D Mustang: 7 damaged
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
Spitfire VIII: 1 damaged

57 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CL Kinu
CL Yura
CL Isuzu
CL Nagara
DD Mikazuki
DD Akatsuki
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Kishinami
DD Onami
DD Yugumo

Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 14

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Atago
CA Atago firing at 31st Infantry Division

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 18

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 40
Thunderbolt I x 26
P-38J Lightning x 12
P-38L Lightning x 12
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 72,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 133 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 31
B6N2a Jill x 48
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 74
Ki-84a Frank x 43
Ki-84r Frank x 18

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 19
Seafire L.III x 5
Spitfire VIII x 18
Thunderbolt II x 8
P-38J Lightning x 11
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 29
P-51D Mustang x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 54
F4U-1D Corsair x 173
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3
F6F-5 Hellcat x 88

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 9 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 31 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 19 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
xAK Tarifa

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 72,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 23
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 6

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 18
Thunderbolt II x 8
P-38J Lightning x 10
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 27
P-51D Mustang x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F4U-1D Corsair x 59
F6F-5 Hellcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 12 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 4 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Ground combat at 65,60 (near Vinh)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 54305 troops, 938 guns, 1035 vehicles, Assault Value = 1818

Defending force 15327 troops, 109 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 456

Allied adjusted assault: 862

Japanese adjusted defense: 457

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1797 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
277 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
93rd Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
27th Infantry Division
713th Flame Tank Battalion
710th Tank Battalion
775th Tank Battalion
11th (East African) Division
85/88/98th Mortar Regiment
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
35th Division
60th Construction Battalion
61st Construction Battalion
27th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at 62,70 (near Bien Hoa)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 4628 troops, 37 guns, 227 vehicles, Assault Value = 188

Defending force 1017 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Allied adjusted assault: 287

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 41 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
475 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
763rd Tank Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
9th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
Wotje Base Force
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A view of the area. I sadly didn't have any DB/TB set to naval strike for fear of a CAP trap near Hong Kong.





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Cleared some mines the hard way at Singers. DD Barton will stagger into port. Should make it though.

Tried a bombardment at Haiphong and stepped into the tar baby. It is the turn he decided to unleash a few groups of kakis here. The CLs got trashed, but none will sink, surprisingly.

Near Vinh the Allies push back the ragged defenders, but troops moving through the hills should beat me there to reinforce unfortunately. I'll instead plant to clear this road, then shift amphibiously to Pakhoi and up toward Liuchow.

Ships are now moving to two new invasion spots. My hope is to straddle Formosa by landing at Laong on Northern Luzon, then take Appari. On the other flank I'll aim for Swatow and Chachow. He could cause trouble from either or both sides, flying from Manila/Clark or Takao/Hong Kong. The whole DS will cover both operations.

Troops are nearing Nanning now and should shock over soon. Fingers crossed he doesn't have forts 9 there.
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TF 55 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

99 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Rohlikhand, Shell hits 4
AM Latrobe, Shell hits 5, on fire
AM Inverell, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
AM Freemantle, Shell hits 3, on fire
AM Dubbo, Shell hits 2
YMS-296, Shell hits 2
YMS-217, Shell hits 1
DD Barton, Mine hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC PC-1085

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

AM Rohlikhand firing at 1st Provisional Base Force
1st Provisional Base Force firing at AM Rohlikhand

94 mines cleared

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Night Naval bombardment of Haiphong at 68,57 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 27 damaged
J1N1-Sa Irving: 2 destroyed on ground
H8K2 Emily: 5 damaged
J2M5 Jack: 4 damaged
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 12 damaged
A6M8 Zero: 2 damaged

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Biloxi
CL Mobile
CL Birmingham
CL Santa Fe

Japanese ground losses:
392 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 41 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 39
Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 2

CL Biloxi firing at Haiphong
SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CL Mobile

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TF 278 encounters mine field at Haiphong (68,57)

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham, Mine hits 1

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TF 278 encounters mine field at Haiphong (68,57)

Allied Ships
DD Haggard

1 mine cleared

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Haiphong at 68,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 11 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed by flak


Allied Ships
CL Biloxi, Kamikaze hits 1
DD Haggard
CL Santa Fe, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire
CL Birmingham, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Mobile
DD Hunt
DD Capps

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B6N2a Jill flying as kamikaze *
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 186 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 40
P-38L Lightning x 13
F6F-5 Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Haiphong at 68,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 25
N1K2-J George x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 10 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Mobile, Kamikaze hits 1
DD Hunt
CL Santa Fe
CL Biloxi, Kamikaze hits 3, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x B6N2a Jill flying as kamikaze *
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pakhoi at 72,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 130 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 81
B6N2a Jill x 3

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 9
Thunderbolt II x 9
P-38J Lightning x 11
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 28
P-51D Mustang x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 16
F4U-1D Corsair x 76
F6F-5 Hellcat x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 31 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed


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Ground combat at 65,60 (near Vinh)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 54917 troops, 944 guns, 1158 vehicles, Assault Value = 1791

Defending force 15219 troops, 109 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 301

Allied adjusted assault: 1763

Japanese adjusted defense: 112

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2994 casualties reported
Squads: 141 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 201 destroyed, 98 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 47 (23 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (19 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Units retreated 5


Allied ground losses:
1543 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 101 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
27th Infantry Division
710th Tank Battalion
713th Flame Tank Battalion
93rd Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
775th Tank Battalion
11th (East African) Division
85/88/98th Mortar Regiment
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
35th Division
61st Construction Battalion
3rd Air Division
60th Construction Battalion
27th JAAF AF Bn

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A quiet turn as most of the action is milk-runs and rear area clean-ups. Supply lands at Sinabang to aide the final capture of that island off of Sumatra, long contested. Troops are moving on Medan on Sumatra after being released from Sabang (the IJA troops there now trapped. Isolated units on Malaya and in Southern Thailand are being eradicated. Trapped IJA pockets in Burma are being closed and taken. It's fun to think though that it wasn't long ago in game terms that these areas were actually very heated and not under Allied control at all.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 14, 1945
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Pre-Invasion action off Sinabang (42,76)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Rockhampton
xAP Tai Sang

AM Rockhampton fired at enemy troops

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Amphibious Assault at Sinabang (42,76)

TF 453 troops unloading over beach at Sinabang, 42,76

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Ground combat at 51,74 (near Kota Bharu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4159 troops, 65 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 686 troops, 10 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 72

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 24 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
361 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
31st Infantry Rgt /1
4th Marine Defense Battalion

Defending units:
4th South Seas Det.

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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32940 troops, 558 guns, 585 vehicles, Assault Value = 1066

Defending force 12311 troops, 107 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 396

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 638

Japanese adjusted defense: 499

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1240 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
327 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
16th Chindit Brigade
6th Australian Division
14th Indian Division
2/11th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
39th Division
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This is the next plan for advancing the Allies into Strat bombing range. Both of the targets, Laong and Swatow will already give a base capable of launching B-29s to critical targets in Japan, but nearby bases are the real intended targets. Aparri on Luzon would allow a great launching point for further operations. Swatow allows coverage of the planned swift invasion of Formosa. From there the plan is to Strat bomb as much of the Home Islands as possible while advancing through China overland, freeing Chungking (and getting the Chinese army back in action), and a next stop in Korea to destabilise the Manchurian Army. Hopefully the Soviets could even get involved early.



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Here is the current info screen. Still a long way to go, but progress is being made at least.




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Ouch!! Loka sent in the dogs, and caught a loaded troop transport convoy in the Celebes Sea near Manado. I have escorts and patrols marauding through the area but these IJN ships slipped through and found pay dirt. Luckily they only sank an AGC but commanders are not happy at having to be plucked out of the sea after this skirmish, enduring several shell hits and two long lance strikes.

Allied air strikes did find the intruders by the afternoon but only managed two hits on DD Sakura.

Nanning airfield is suppressed and troops bombed in anticipation of the river crossing. I think unless there are level 8-9 forts the Allies will take the base on the first shock.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 78,99, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yahagi
CL Sendai
DD Matsu
DD Sakura
E Otori
DD Toten
DD Kosho

Allied Ships
BB California, Shell hits 2
DE Dennis
DE Richard M. Rowell
DE Hilbert, Shell hits 1
DE O'Neill
DMS Lamberton
AM Devastator, Shell hits 3, on fire
AGC Estes, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

xAK Agwidale
xAK Mormacowl
xAK Virginia Lykes
xAK Flyaway
xAK African Pilot
xAK African Patriot
xAK Margaret Lykes, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Golden Light, Shell hits 1
xAK National Eagle
xAK Adabelle Lykes, Shell hits 1
xAK Royal T. Frank
xAK Sea Snipe
xAK Hawaiian Farmer
xAP Boschfontein

Allied ground losses:
259 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (13 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 14% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...

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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 37,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 30

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 36900 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 22
Ki-102b Randy x 27

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 6 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 6th Area Army, at 58,57 (Pisanuloke)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 6
Ki-102b Randy x 15

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 19
B-25J1 Mitchell x 9
B-25J11 Mitchell x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed
B-25J11 Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 20

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 7
B-29-25 Superfort x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 20 damaged
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 50

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 77,97

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2
TBM-3 Avenger x 4

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Sakura, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CL Yahagi
CL Sendai

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32469 troops, 558 guns, 586 vehicles, Assault Value = 993

Defending force 11376 troops, 107 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 300

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 689

Japanese adjusted defense: 189

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Toungoo !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4369 casualties reported
Squads: 99 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 72 (67 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (29 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
299 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
16th Chindit Brigade
6th Australian Division
14th Indian Division
2/9th Field Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
39th Division

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You don't mention the huge lopsided victory at Toungoo and it looks like you coloured the losses red for the wrong side! All those IJA squads destroyed plus guns and vehicles is a very nice haul and a good step toward evening up the LCU points loss on the VP scoreboard.

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You don't mention the huge lopsided victory at Toungoo and it looks like you coloured the losses red for the wrong side! All those IJA squads destroyed plus guns and vehicles is a very nice haul and a good step toward evening up the LCU points loss on the VP scoreboard.


Thx. Good find. Yeah, there are a lot of persistent IJA defenders now behind what have become the Allied lines. Things have moved quickly in game time over the last month. There is still another ID in Burma to break down, and a LOT of IJA defenders on the Paoshan to Lashio Rd with more heading that way.

If all goes to plan the entire army that was in Burma will be cut off by the Allied move to Nanning and beyond. Once I gain the rail at Liuchow, things will be really hard to fix in China for him. Recon shows there aren't a lot of big IJA units defending ay base from Kweiyang to Changsha. Even Chungking may only have one ID in it. So speed is critical there. If I can free the Chinese Army and have them respawn at Chungking I can use the rest of the Allies to move on toward the Home Islands.

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You don't mention the huge lopsided victory at Toungoo and it looks like you coloured the losses red for the wrong side! All those IJA squads destroyed plus guns and vehicles is a very nice haul and a good step toward evening up the LCU points loss on the VP scoreboard.


Thx. Good find. Yeah, there are a lot of persistent IJA defenders now behind what have become the Allied lines. Things have moved quickly in game time over the last month. There is still another ID in Burma to break down, and a LOT of IJA defenders on the Paoshan to Lashio Rd with more heading that way.

If all goes to plan the entire army that was in Burma will be cut off by the Allied move to Nanning and beyond. Once I gain the rail at Liuchow, things will be really hard to fix in China for him. Recon shows there aren't a lot of big IJA units defending ay base from Kweiyang to Changsha. Even Chungking may only have one ID in it. So speed is critical there. If I can free the Chinese Army and have them respawn at Chungking I can use the rest of the Allies to move on toward the Home Islands.

Chengtu is the alternative respawn base to Chungking so you might be able to grab that one more easily if the defence is weak.

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You don't mention the huge lopsided victory at Toungoo and it looks like you coloured the losses red for the wrong side! All those IJA squads destroyed plus guns and vehicles is a very nice haul and a good step toward evening up the LCU points loss on the VP scoreboard.


Thx. Good find. Yeah, there are a lot of persistent IJA defenders now behind what have become the Allied lines. Things have moved quickly in game time over the last month. There is still another ID in Burma to break down, and a LOT of IJA defenders on the Paoshan to Lashio Rd with more heading that way.

If all goes to plan the entire army that was in Burma will be cut off by the Allied move to Nanning and beyond. Once I gain the rail at Liuchow, things will be really hard to fix in China for him. Recon shows there aren't a lot of big IJA units defending ay base from Kweiyang to Changsha. Even Chungking may only have one ID in it. So speed is critical there. If I can free the Chinese Army and have them respawn at Chungking I can use the rest of the Allies to move on toward the Home Islands.

Chengtu is the alternative respawn base to Chungking so you might be able to grab that one more easily if the defence is weak.


Either is fine, but I may have to go through Chungking to get to Chengtu.

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Yahagi and company manage to evade the DDs sent to hunt them and the air attacks set for the 16th. One Allied convoy narrowly misses another bad encounter.

At Nanning B-29s bombed the troops again. I don't like using these precious airframes for ground strikes, but this is important enough and there isn't another options available. The range from Burma is too much and there are no other big enough airfields in range to do this. Luckily only a few are lost to ops.

Two units accidentally go forward this turn and cross, getting messed up in the process for no good reason. That's my bad, after setting the rest to a slower pace in combat mode somehow I missed these two.

On the 17th all is rectified, with Nanning falling to the main force of the Allied army at Nanning. Liuchow looks weakly defended as well.

The Yahagi TF is found by air strikes as well, and the majority of it sunk.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 16, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 74,96, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yahagi
CL Sendai
DD Matsu
E Otori
DD Toten
DD Kosho

Allied Ships
DE Bowers
SC-522
xAP President Coolidge
SC PC-582
SC PC-778
xAP Dunnatar Castle
xAP Empress ' Scotland
xAP Empress ' Australia

Reduced sighting due to 21% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 21% moonlight: 9,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Militia Regiment, at 72,55 (Nanning)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 32
F4U-1A Corsair x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
380 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 45 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 7th Area Army, at 72,55 (Nanning)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 30
B-29-25 Superfort x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
323 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 54 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1000 troops, 20 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Defending force 12311 troops, 97 guns, 131 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

Allied adjusted assault: 1

Japanese adjusted defense: 267

Allied assault odds: 1 to 267 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
294 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 39 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Assaulting units:
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
251st Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
46th Division
2nd Militia Regiment
28th RF Gun Battalion
7th Area Army
218th Naval Construction Battalion

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Ground combat at Saigon (60,71)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18633 troops, 236 guns, 681 vehicles, Assault Value = 856

Defending force 21901 troops, 170 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 349

Allied adjusted assault: 546

Japanese adjusted defense: 549

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
774 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 100 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
328 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 35 (2 destroyed, 33 disabled)


Assaulting units:
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Division
18th Marine Defense Battalion
3rd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
9th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
17th Ind.Mixed Regiment
16th Naval Guard Unit
105th Ind.Mixed Brigade
Cape St.Jaques Fortress
38th Army
217th Naval Construction Battalion
19th Army
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
44th Field AA Machinecannon Company
5th Army
11th Special Base Force
78th Field AA Battalion
3rd JAAF AF Coy

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 16, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Swatow at 79,67, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.65, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
E No.83, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
E No.150, Shell hits 9, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Luce
DD McDermut
DD McNair, Shell hits 1
DD Mertz

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 32% moonlight: 8,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 80,68, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.40, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
E No.104, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
E No.186, Shell hits 20, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Benham
DD Case
DD Conyngham
DD Tucker
DD Phelps

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hengchun at 81,68, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.43, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
E No.57, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
E No.59, Shell hits 8, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Cotten
DD Paul Hamilton
DD Richard P. Leary
DD William Porter

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...

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Morning Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 138 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 21

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 22
P-51D Mustang x 38
F4U-1D Corsair x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 12 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 22000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Legaspi , at 82,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 88 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 49
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 20

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 22
P-51D Mustang x 35
F4U-1D Corsair x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 11 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Basilan at 75,90

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Yahagi, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Sendai, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


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

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Basilan at 75,90

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 1
TBM-3 Avenger x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Toten, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Yahagi, heavy fires, heavy damage

E Otori

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Basilan at 75,90

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 22

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
E Otori
DD Kosho
CL Sendai, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Yahagi, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

DD Matsu

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Sendai
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Yahagi

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Morning Air attack on Haiphong , at 68,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 32
P-38L Lightning x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 4 destroyed on ground
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 19th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 81,62 (Swatow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 44
B-29-25 Superfort x 22

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
737 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Basilan at 75,90

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 15
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kosho, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
E Otori

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 88580 troops, 1491 guns, 2081 vehicles, Assault Value = 3552

Defending force 12356 troops, 97 guns, 131 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 3353

Japanese adjusted defense: 13

Allied assault odds: 257 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Nanning !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3834 casualties reported
Squads: 347 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 246 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 52 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 90 (68 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 111 (108 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
229 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
716th Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
33rd Infantry Division
2/6th Armoured Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
4th USMC Tank Battalion
98th Infantry Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
124th Cavalry Regiment
711th Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
77th Infantry Division
15th NZ Brigade
12th Australian Brigade
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd Marine Division
24th Infantry Division
27th Australian Brigade
148th Field Artillery Battalion
607th Coast AA Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
12th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
XIV Corps Artillery
694th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
11th Marine Defense Battalion
544th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
192nd USAAF Base Force
6th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
109th Tank Attack Regiment
53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment

Defending units:
46th Division
2nd Militia Regiment
28th RF Gun Battalion
7th Area Army
218th Naval Construction Battalion

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Ground combat at Saigon (60,71)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21493 troops, 239 guns, 737 vehicles, Assault Value = 808

Defending force 20904 troops, 168 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 266

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 336

Japanese adjusted defense: 451

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
651 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 34 (1 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)


Assaulting units:
194th Tank Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
767th Tank Battalion
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
1st Australian Division
3rd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
18th Marine Defense Battalion
9th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
105th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Ind.Mixed Regiment
16th Naval Guard Unit
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
78th Field AA Battalion
19th Army
Cape St.Jaques Fortress
38th Army
5th Army
44th Field AA Machinecannon Company
217th Naval Construction Battalion
11th Special Base Force
3rd JAAF AF Coy
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This map shows the next stage in the Allied progress coming together. Laong will be invaded on the 18th, and shortly after troops will move amphibiously on Swatow. I've begun softening up the base, which I hope will read as a diversionary tactic since I've not done any bombing prep at Laong. Vigan will be attempted by paratroops. Then the two IDs will move toward Aparri while more engineers and air support will fly in.




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The USS Houston and the HMAS Perth sent a Divisional Commander in the drink when they stumbled unto a Japanese amphibious assault at Banten Bay. Both the Houston and Perth were sunk in the melee, 28 Feb - 1 March, 1942.

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Feb 18, 1945


On the 18th the next stage of Allied plans goes into action with the landing at Luong on Luzon. Accompanied by massive aerial support the base will fall easily tomorrow. I'll also take Vigan, which is empty, by para-drop. Then march to Aparri.

Shortly thereafter, as shown on the map below, the next stage landing for China will hit Swatow, while Chachow next door will be assaulted by paras. The two combined will give a foothold to support further advances to Formosa and up the Chinese coastline as well as encircling Canton/Hong Kong. Troops are prepped for Kagi but I've just found a new ID there, so I might switch and push my luck on a less prepped landing at Taichu, next to it, which has only 4k troops. Both in the clear so not impossible to take regardless.

Rough sledding at the hex near Vinh, where even more IJA troops are en route. I have to get this hex quickly and move to the base if I have any chance to take it, but it might already be too late.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 18, 1945
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Night Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 80,71

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 7 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill
CV Bennington
CV Intrepid

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

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Pre-Invasion action off Laoag (81,72)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

62 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Arkansas
BB Tennessee
CLAA Flint
DD Van Ghent
PG Soerabaja
APA Noble
AKA Uvalde
DE Jumna

Japanese ground losses:
371 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

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

BB Arkansas firing at 28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
BB Tennessee firing at 28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
CLAA Flint firing at 28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
DD Van Ghent firing at 28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
PG Soerabaja firing at 28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
PG Soerabaja 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 Laoag (81,72)

TF 130 troops unloading over beach at Laoag, 81,72

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 40 (0 destroyed, 40 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)

10 troops of a US HMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of 81st Infantry Div
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 81st Infantry Div /19
12 Engineers lost in surf during unload of 9th USN Naval Const Rgt /19
13 troops of a USA 44 Rifle Squad lost in surf during unload of 7th Infantry Div /19
13 troops of a USA 44 Rifle Squad accidentally lost during unload of 7th Infantry Div /20

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Morning Air attack on Liuchow , at 74,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 3
Liberator GR.VI x 33
Spitfire VIII x 10
B-29-1 Superfort x 32
B-29-25 Superfort x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5d-S Zero: 1 destroyed on ground


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

Japanese ground losses:
530 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 94th Engineer Regiment, at 81,72 (Laoag)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 12
B-29-25 Superfort x 84

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
1932 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 186 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 76 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 18th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 1st Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Fleet ...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 85,96

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 15
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Otori
DD Matsu, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

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

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Ground combat at 66,60 (near Vinh)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 78884 troops, 1372 guns, 1604 vehicles, Assault Value = 2580

Defending force 20110 troops, 327 guns, 427 vehicles, Assault Value = 744

Allied adjusted assault: 2851

Japanese adjusted defense: 1733

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
975 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 112 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 77 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 88 (22 destroyed, 66 disabled)
Vehicles lost 188 (19 destroyed, 169 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3114 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 382 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 48 (1 destroyed, 47 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (7 destroyed, 43 disabled)


Assaulting units:
37th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
44th Tank Battalion
27th Infantry Division
775th Tank Battalion
710th Tank Battalion
93rd Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
713th Flame Tank Battalion
11th (East African) Division
85/88/98th Mortar Regiment
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Tank Division
8th Division
71st/A Division
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
115th JAAF AF Bn

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E Otori is getting a bad rep - last report the DD with her was bombed and sunk. This turn the DD was not sunk, but one bomb on a little Matsu DD has to hurt.

I agree with the idea to switch your Formosa assault to Taichu. Assuming surprise is achieved, his division at Kagi will take two days to march to Taichu and by then most of your disablements should be recovered. Bombing and bombarding his division at Kagi should also slow down its arrival in Taichu.

By the way, the base on the NW tip of Luzon is Laoag, not Luong (in case some readers are looking for the latter).

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

The USS Houston and the HMAS Perth sent a Divisional Commander in the drink when they stumbled unto a Japanese amphibious assault at Banten Bay. Both the Houston and Perth were sunk in the melee, 28 Feb - 1 March, 1942.


Just read the account of this in detail. It was most likely long lances sent to sink Perth and Houston that hit four transports in Bantam Bay and knocked that general off the ship. Sounds like the IJN got a little bit confused and in the night sent torpedoes from all sides toward the two Allied ships, forcing their own to evade and hitting the transports hard.



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quote:

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E Otori is getting a bad rep - last report the DD with her was bombed and sunk. This turn the DD was not sunk, but one bomb on a little Matsu DD has to hurt.

I agree with the idea to switch your Formosa assault to Taichu. Assuming surprise is achieved, his division at Kagi will take two days to march to Taichu and by then most of your disablements should be recovered. Bombing and bombarding his division at Kagi should also slow down its arrival in Taichu.

By the way, the base on the NW tip of Luzon is Laoag, not Luong (in case some readers are looking for the latter).


I think only the ships with Otori get sunk. In the last report DD Kosho was hit by three 1,000lb bombs and sunk.

With Taichu it's also farther from both of his major troop concentrations at Takao (70k) and Taihoku (50k) so by the time they arrive it'll be well established as an allied base assuming I can get troops ashore in good order and take it within a day.

Thanks on the spelling help. My eyes aren't what they once were. Mostly from this game no doubt!

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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Hartwig (Lokasenna) (J) vs ob... - 11/30/2019 8:36:17 AM   
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The other major event of the day, which is really a huge turning point in the war, is the shock into Nanning, taking the base easily and shutting the main door back to China for a huge portion of the IJA troops now in Indochina and moving back from Burma. I'll quickly move forward to solidify this hold and get Liuchow, then move up the rail NW and across to the NE.
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 88580 troops, 1491 guns, 2081 vehicles, Assault Value = 3552

Defending force 12356 troops, 97 guns, 131 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 3353

Japanese adjusted defense: 13

Allied assault odds: 257 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Nanning !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3834 casualties reported
Squads: 347 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 246 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 52 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 90 (68 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 111 (108 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
229 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
716th Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
33rd Infantry Division
2/6th Armoured Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
4th USMC Tank Battalion
98th Infantry Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
124th Cavalry Regiment
711th Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
77th Infantry Division
15th NZ Brigade
12th Australian Brigade
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
2nd Marine Division
24th Infantry Division
27th Australian Brigade
148th Field Artillery Battalion
607th Coast AA Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
12th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
XIV Corps Artillery
694th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
11th Marine Defense Battalion
544th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
192nd USAAF Base Force
6th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
109th Tank Attack Regiment
53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment

Defending units:
46th Division
2nd Militia Regiment
28th RF Gun Battalion
7th Area Army
218th Naval Construction Battalion
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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Hartwig (Lokasenna) (J) vs ob... - 11/30/2019 8:43:21 AM   
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Feb 19, 1945


Laoag falls. Troops will move to Aparri now.

Saigon cracks and will fall soon giving a another much needed shipyard for repairs. There are a lot of DDs that need it especially.

I begin weakening the defences along the Chinese coast with a sweep at Amoy. Just feeling things out.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 19, 1945
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Morning Air attack on 8th Fleet, at 81,72 (Laoag)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 16
B-29-25 Superfort x 84

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
1245 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 100 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Amoy , at 83,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 17

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 41000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Swatow at 79,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 35
F6F-3 Hellcat x 55
TBF-1 Avenger x 50
TBM-1C Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Imizu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Yuzan Maru
xAK Ryugi Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Madras Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAK Yamakisan Maru
xAK Yosida Maru #3, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Oyashima Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ikuta Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E Chikubu, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Laoag (81,72)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3114 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Defending force 27478 troops, 593 guns, 418 vehicles, Assault Value = 777

Japanese ground losses:
1639 casualties reported
Squads: 103 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
94th Engineer Regiment
18th JAAF AF Bn
1st Naval Construction Battalion
7th Shipping Engineer Regiment
8th Fleet /1

Defending units:
81st Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
55th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
9th USN Naval Construction Regiment
IX US Corps
97th Coast AA Regiment
24th USN Naval Construction Regiment

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Ground combat at Saigon (60,71)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31281 troops, 453 guns, 815 vehicles, Assault Value = 1282

Defending force 19478 troops, 168 guns, 187 vehicles, Assault Value = 186

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 622

Japanese adjusted defense: 171

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
2015 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 96 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 69 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 47 (14 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
613 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 61 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
763rd Tank Battalion
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
1st Australian Division
3rd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
18th Marine Defense Battalion
9th USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
105th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Ind.Mixed Regiment
16th Naval Guard Unit
38th Army
78th Field AA Battalion
Cape St.Jaques Fortress
11th Special Base Force
30th Ind. Engineer Regiment
44th Field AA Machinecannon Company
5th Army
19th Army
3rd JAAF AF Coy


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Ground combat at Laoag (81,72)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 20569 troops, 468 guns, 265 vehicles, Assault Value = 777

Defending force 4902 troops, 41 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Allied adjusted assault: 622

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 622 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Laoag !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4134 casualties reported
Squads: 102 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 191 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 81 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 40 (37 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 6


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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
81st Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
97th Coast AA Regiment
IX US Corps
55th Coastal Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
9th USN Naval Construction Regiment
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
24th USN Naval Construction Regiment

Defending units:
28th Ind.Mixed Brigade
94th Engineer Regiment
1st Naval Construction Battalion
18th JAAF AF Bn
7th Shipping Engineer Regiment
8th Fleet /1

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Ground combat at 73,55 (near Liuchow)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10960 troops, 346 guns, 1165 vehicles, Assault Value = 3513

Defending force 5206 troops, 44 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 286

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 95 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2124 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 182 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 25 (24 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
Units pursuing 25

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
77th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
33rd Infantry Division
12th Australian Brigade
716th Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
124th Cavalry Regiment
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
706th Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
98th Infantry Division
4th USMC Tank Battalion
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
15th NZ Brigade
2nd Marine Division
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
27th Australian Brigade
11th Marine Defense Battalion
109th Tank Attack Regiment
694th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
XIV Corps Artillery
1st Medium Regiment
6th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
12th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
544th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment

Defending units:
46th Division
2nd Militia Regiment
7th Area Army
218th Naval Construction Battalion
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Getting a lot of good recon now of the Home Islands. Some key bases have no fighter cover. I'll move my recon around a lot so as not to create suspicion that I'm targeting certain bases yet. It'll be a good few weeks before I can get the B-29s in range. From Swatow and Chachow though I could easily hit half of Honshu at normal range in the B-29-25. From Formosa even more, but that is looking too far ahead for now.

I will hit more troops with B-29s to soften Swatow, since I have no other bombing options in range. Then I'll rest them for a good while to get groups intact ready to move. Aparri could also be a good base, but it's in range of a very large concentration of Japanese air power at Manila. Wary of that still.




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RE: Meridian to Majestic: Hartwig (Lokasenna) (J) vs ob... - 1/9/2020 11:39:48 AM   
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Ok. I've been meaning to get back to this AAR but the holidays were a bit too busy.

This game took an interesting turn, as Hartwig Modrow has picked up the late war Japanese side from Lokasenna. I'm sorry to see Loka bow out, but excited he was open to letting another player finish it, and to find a very good partner in Modrow. He's na experienced hand and already I can see will continue to provide consistent challenges and tenacious defense.

I'll spend a few posts detailing the evolution of this game since I picked up the Allied side. It's been fun and has let me try out some ideas for the Allies I've been thinking about while on the Japanese side. I'll explain a few of those as I go.

I picked up the game on Nov 30, 1944. The Allies had just landed on Sumatra and faced a tough counter strike by Loka which left a number of surface ships and CVEs sunk or damaged. The only repair yard in the area is Soerabaja and it's full to the brim, so some had to be sent as far as Sydney and Pearl to get patched up.

The Allies hold all of Java, the Celebes, New Guinea, and a good portion of Mindanao and Borneo. My initial assessment was that it would be tough to make up the large VP deficit by July 45. The only hope would be to quickly get into Strat bombing range. I ruled out the Kuriles, as they looked well defended, and decided a quick move to China, by-passing the majority of Luzon, and especially Manilla, would be the goal.

I also wanted to quickly cut off the Burma Amry, which was very strong and had the Allies stymied there. I planned to take Malaya and the coast of Indochina as the jumping off point for China, prepping for some key bases and allowing other troops to just follow in behind to gain more ground.

The first stage would be to consolidate holdings on Sumatra to bomb Palembang, shut of oil/fuel from that base, and shift Allied troops there back to prepare for next invasions at Singkawang and eventually Mersing and Khota Baru. On the other side of Borneo I made Kudat a priority to get a foothold on the South China Sea, and gaining some islands in the Sulu Sea to put pressure on the Japanese on Luzon and give the impression that would be the next target. I also planned to take a lightly defended Legaspi to both hold the flank and possibly allow an invasion to move up to Apparri this way should the KB be out of position.

In Burma I decided to pull all forces back to safety and wait until the Allied landings cut off the Armies here, at which point I hoped they would retreat.

Here is the info screen and situation on Nov 30. The Allies had a 30,000 VP deficit and further the Japanese have a lot of permanent VPs for troops, ships and airframes.





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