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First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 6:40:12 AM   
mogami


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Hi, Well after at least 12 years from my last game of WITP I downloaded AE at 5 am Wednesday and began working on a turn 1 as Japan for PBEM. At first sight the game is more imposing then I recall and some of the changes have a major influence on turn 1.
I now understand why Allied players do not remain dormant in China. The IJA is pretty must restricted to islands of control around cities. I would guess at least 75% of IJN units in China are unable to move.
The new port size restrictions really make you plan what you can send where. I love the midget subs. I had two penetrate and score hits on Dec 7. (although one failed to detonate) I bet I never see that again (getting off a shot, not failing to detonate)
I spent about 20 hours so far on the turn. Have not even looked at production yet. Happy to see there is no real turn 1 teleporting. (Although I never really exploited that except for games where exploiting it was the point)

I gave no orders for Allies. Also I just entered PW and then ended turn. I don't want to look at Allied deployments. (I hate games where the other player breaks out his slide rule for each and every operation. When I do play the Allies I will have to live with knowing more then I should but since you really can't exploit that other then in China (where I will be running north of the RR)
it won't matter too much.
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-18

Allied Ships
PC Reliance
BB West Virginia, Torpedo hits 1

SSX Ha-18 eludes PC Reliance by hugging bottom
SSX Ha-18 eludes ASW attack from PC Reliance
PC Reliance loses contact with SSX Ha-18
PC Reliance loses contact with SSX Ha-18
SSX Ha-18 eludes PC Reliance by hugging bottom

Do the subs recover the midgets if by some miracle they survive?
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-19

Allied Ships
BB Maryland



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 126

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 12 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 10 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 143 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 7 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 51 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 48 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 2 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 29 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 27 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 18 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 2 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 39 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 3 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 60 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 6 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 9 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
C-33: 4 damaged
R3D-2: 1 damaged
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CM Oglala
BB California, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AV Tangier
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 6, on fire
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 7, on fire
DD Helm, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 5, on fire
AV Curtiss
DM Sicard
DM Pruitt
xAKL Hirondelle
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
SS Dolphin, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Aylwin, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1
DD Selfridge, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

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

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Airbase hits 49
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 71
Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
11 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb


I did nothing to the orders for KB Also I gave no orders to any air units. I was mainly interested in TF movement.
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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 37
G4M1 Betty x 54

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 11 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1

No Japanese losses

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

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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 29

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF Det with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Tuguegarao , at 82,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 52

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 11 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 40

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Base Force, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kowloon Brigade, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 27
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF Det with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 16th Construction Regiment, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 4 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BC Repulse
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 2 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

Training flight from 35th PG/34th PS has been caught up in attack


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Thanet
DD Scout

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 16

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Patani at 51,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 19

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 14

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 110 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Naval bombardment of Kota Bharu at 51,75

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 19 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 6 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio
DD Asashio

Allied ground losses:
258 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 55
Port hits 24
Port supply hits 4

BB Haruna firing at Kota Bharu
BB Kongo firing at 8th Indian Brigade
CA Atago firing at Kota Bharu
CA Takao firing at Kota Bharu
CL Jintsu firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Hibiki firing at Kota Bharu
DD Akatsuki firing at Kota Bharu
DD Arashio firing at Kota Bharu
DD Michishio firing at Kota Bharu
DD Oshio firing at Kota Bharu
DD Asashio firing at 8th Indian Brigade


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Naval bombardment of Midway Island at 158,91

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Ushio
DD Sazanami

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 33
Port hits 1

DD Ushio firing at Midway Island
DD Sazanami firing at Midway Island


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70



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Units start sharing hex. It is a RR so I can have that. Of course they retreated down the RR and the IJA unit cannot chase them.
Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5442 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 1379 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 330

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 110 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1296 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Already in the works I changed nothing here.
Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2153 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 36

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 36 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF
24th JAAF AF Bn

500 PP to start 50 per day means Japan can change a division per month roughly provided they do not spend PP any where else.
China needs significant reinforcements or the enemy will just run rampant. I never try to win the war in China (it defies logic. If Japan could win in China then the rest of the war was unnecessary) However I do try to see (insist) that Chinese units stay north of MY RR
I have to see what kind of time table I can establish for the drive south.
I could just play the AI but then I would need to do all the orders over again for PBEM.

Well back to work. The subs I gave orders to barely moved. None of the TF I made or altered came any where near their objectives.
I don't think I even spotted POW and Repulse. (The major negative from a non historical turn 1 is these two monsters live to prowel the SRA. )
See you in a few days with trial #2
Over all I can see the amount of work and detail that changes AE from vanilla WITP

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I'm not retreating, I'm attacking in a different direction!
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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 8:08:32 AM   
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China army won't run rampart for some good years at least 'cause cannot afford the losses; it'll have even enough of its hard time to harbor a Japanese aggression even with Japan has on the map from day one only;

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 9:24:37 AM   
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Hi, Well if that is true then I am happy. When I play WITP/AE I do not want China to be the decisive theater . I would prefer it remain quiet. But I do not ignore the fact that allied bombers might appear. In fact that is the reason it ignites later. If you/allied player put strategic bombers in China and do not expect a very violent reaction from the Japanese you are mistaken. To put it simply, as Japan if you are not north of the RR I will drive you there. Let one bomber drop a bomb on my home island and I will go all out to prevent it happening again. Late war China is where I can mount an offensive. As Allied player I would strive to have bombers operating before the end of 1943. My problem is justifying Japanese offensives prior to this. I understand 20/20 I just don't think it warrants distracting from where I am fighting prior. But your intel is good to know. Turns already take too long to spend worrying over nothing

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 10:35:10 AM   
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Just don't be misled please, China from 1944 on is a major concern; meaning, you may well find yourself deprived of any counter offensive allowance there because of the strive everywhere else by the Allies; usually many Japan players strive to take off China from the equation as soon as they can, or at least to gain the most advantageus positions on the ground;

a very quite China theater should be justified only to prop some decisive thrust elsewhere with the troops and resources deallocated from Chine itself;


what I mean sayin' , is that the allies won't let China left quite, and presumibly you ain't be left much to do then

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 11:37:03 AM   
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Welcome back mogami!

If you want to, you'll need to go back 5 - 6 years in some AAR's. There were a couple, and I'm forgetting the authors now but it will come to me, where in early '44 the allies are able to get CHI on it's feet and running to Shanghai. With +20,000AV, and support from the Allied air (US Army Air), they cannot be stopped. Once the Home Isles are within B24 range, it is game over.


The counter to this allied strategy devised by the IJ players was to take CHI out of the game by '43.


The current allied strategy that I see being used is a late 44 or early '45 Hokkaido landing. This puts Home Isles within B17/B24 range which again creates a rapid ending. There is a great AAR ongoing now with this element in it with two of the better players …



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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 11:54:51 AM   
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Hi, Thank You Pax Mondo I see that as a drastic failure in the game engine. I do not want to fight a fake war in the pacific as a land war in Asia. At the same time i do not want to limit my opponents. Many may miss my point. If on either side the war can be decided in China something is amiss. Are japanese players going to ignore the South Pacific and instead send the troops to China in 1942? I think reasonable alternatives can be arrived at. But it is too soon for me to decide

(I mean if I send everything to China in 1942 I can still take the SRA at a slower pace but win China so that they never bother me)

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 12:00:02 PM   
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Hi, I need an Allied player for PBEM. As Japan I am going to go all out in China. Can the allies win before China is destroyed if that is Japans Major aim? Japan still needs to take the SRA and set up a defense perimeter but time is no longer the main issue.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 12:17:52 PM   
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Welcome back mogami!

If you want to, you'll need to go back 5 - 6 years in some AAR's. There were a couple, and I'm forgetting the authors now but it will come to me, where in early '44 the allies are able to get CHI on it's feet and running to Shanghai. With +20,000AV, and support from the Allied air (US Army Air), they cannot be stopped. Once the Home Isles are within B24 range, it is game over.




Hi, 1944 seems about right. I would not have a cow over this. (I could have a much enhanced army in China by then

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 1:45:28 PM   
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quote:

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As Japan I am going to go all out in China. Can the allies win before China is destroyed if that is Japans Major aim?


no by any mean possible conceivable and imaginable.

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Japan still needs to take the SRA and set up a defense perimeter but time is no longer the main issue.


Doable;

just not to underestimate your opponent's capabilities;

see an ongoing AAR, Obvert (All) vs Lowpe (Jap);


BTW your plan would not be easy to implement under my own set of home rules according to which you need to expend PPs for every land and air unit shifting Hq (and they need to remain within the reasonable radius of competence of the referred to Hq).
Simply not enough PPs;

Simply sooo much more realistic, I think;

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 7:04:04 PM   
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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 10:57:42 PM   
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quote:

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Hi, I need an Allied player for PBEM. As Japan I am going to go all out in China. Can the allies win before China is destroyed if that is Japans Major aim? Japan still needs to take the SRA and set up a defense perimeter but time is no longer the main issue.

Competent Japan will crush China by mid-late 43 even against best possible Chinese play. Supplies run out and defences crumble. And Japan has to do it in PBEM because, as you rightly noted earlier, Allied bombers will always come. Delaying the action will only make Chinese stronger fixing their initial disablements, supply stocks and lack of forts. Dug in Chinese in x3 terrain are nasty in defence even with minimal supplies.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/15/2018 11:55:47 PM   
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quote:

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Hi, I need an Allied player for PBEM. As Japan I am going to go all out in China. Can the allies win before China is destroyed if that is Japans Major aim? Japan still needs to take the SRA and set up a defense perimeter but time is no longer the main issue.


Are you still looking for an opponent? Like you I've been away from the game for a few years (5 1/2 on my end) but I got the itch again. I've been playing the AI for a couple weeks as practice for a new PBEM. In the original WITP I enjoyed the game in China more than most AFBs I think. I remember a couple of your Lunacy games too!

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/16/2018 11:29:31 AM   
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Hi, I need an Allied player for PBEM. As Japan I am going to go all out in China. Can the allies win before China is destroyed if that is Japans Major aim? Japan still needs to take the SRA and set up a defense perimeter but time is no longer the main issue.

Competent Japan will crush China by mid-late 43 even against best possible Chinese play. Supplies run out and defences crumble. And Japan has to do it in PBEM because, as you rightly noted earlier, Allied bombers will always come. Delaying the action will only make Chinese stronger fixing their initial disablements, supply stocks and lack of forts. Dug in Chinese in x3 terrain are nasty in defence even with minimal supplies.

While this is true, I don't think this has been fully explored. Meaning, I suspect that it is quite possible for the allies to exact such a cost on IJ for doing this that it essentially wins the war.
The whole key is to cost the IJ more supply than they can afford in the conquest. I'm not sure that this avenue has been fully explored as a viable strategy against IJ.

I bring this up as a caution for you mogami, as you are well aware the amount of supply that IJ has for the game is quite finite. Taking CHI out of the game costs a lot of supply. Could the allies tip the scale from "a lot" to too much? I should think yes, particularly if the IJ player doesn't have a supply budget for the campaign and monitor that budget … just saying …

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/16/2018 11:53:57 AM   
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quote:

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Hi, I need an Allied player for PBEM. As Japan I am going to go all out in China. Can the allies win before China is destroyed if that is Japans Major aim? Japan still needs to take the SRA and set up a defense perimeter but time is no longer the main issue.

Competent Japan will crush China by mid-late 43 even against best possible Chinese play. Supplies run out and defences crumble. And Japan has to do it in PBEM because, as you rightly noted earlier, Allied bombers will always come. Delaying the action will only make Chinese stronger fixing their initial disablements, supply stocks and lack of forts. Dug in Chinese in x3 terrain are nasty in defence even with minimal supplies.


I might be one of the few to disagree with the statement that "Competent Japan will crush China by mid-late 43 even against best possible Chinese play." I've played both sides extensively and have twice held onto China as an Allied player against very good Japanese players. It's obviously possible to take all of China, and I did that as Japan twice as well, but the first time it was my opponent's first AE campaign and although he is a good player, China just snow-balled on him after a while, he got demoralised, and he almost quit the game because of it.

The key to Allied defence is terrain and Stacking Limits. Get the good Corps into good x 2 or great x3 defensive terrain and stay there. Don't take the bait and move on Japanese positions. Don't leave anything in vulnerable clear hexes. If you run out of supply the Chinese can often still hold in these positions and as the IJA put more and more resources into China, take advantage elsewhere. Stacking Limits make it hard for the Japanese to fully take advantage of their superior forces by overstocking a hex without penalties.

I find China unrepresentational of the actual war but a very fun theatre to play from both sides.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/16/2018 11:55:57 AM   
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Hi, Well if that is true then I am happy. When I play WITP/AE I do not want China to be the decisive theater . I would prefer it remain quiet. But I do not ignore the fact that allied bombers might appear. In fact that is the reason it ignites later. If you/allied player put strategic bombers in China and do not expect a very violent reaction from the Japanese you are mistaken. To put it simply, as Japan if you are not north of the RR I will drive you there. Let one bomber drop a bomb on my home island and I will go all out to prevent it happening again. Late war China is where I can mount an offensive. As Allied player I would strive to have bombers operating before the end of 1943. My problem is justifying Japanese offensives prior to this. I understand 20/20 I just don't think it warrants distracting from where I am fighting prior. But your intel is good to know. Turns already take too long to spend worrying over nothing


There are strategic weaknesses in the game that do not allow the proper flexibility to reflect the political and supply issues with conquering all of China.

If the Chinese put up enough of a defense the Japanese can strategically bomb the Chinese factories into the ground rapidly destroying supply. If the Japanese take Burma the supply is cut off from the west.

In addition, the Chinese have absolutely no defense against tanks.

China can survive unconquered only if the Japanese player is inexperienced or does not make it a priority early in the game.


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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/16/2018 2:18:59 PM   
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I might be one of the few to disagree with the statement that "Competent Japan will crush China by mid-late 43 even against best possible Chinese play." I've played both sides extensively and have twice held onto China as an Allied player against very good Japanese players. It's obviously possible to take all of China, and I did that as Japan twice as well, but the first time it was my opponent's first AE campaign and although he is a good player, China just snow-balled on him after a while, he got demoralised, and he almost quit the game because of it.

We all know some very competent and currently active players who hate Chinese theatre and sometimes land combat in general ;) China is special, and the existence of "quiet China" scenarios in WITP attest to it. Grind fest, supply and material sink, and an exercise in long-term strategic thinking. Yet, the theatre is so important that in my book Japanese Grand Campaign player deserves the "competent" label only if he can muddle through with no loss of enthusiasm.

Edit: I did some quick math - on-map Chinese LCUs equal >7k permanent VPs, not counting additional revivals in Chungking or replacements. Quite a haul to gladly pay supplies for

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/16/2018 3:47:01 PM   
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Hi Russ! Man, it's good to see you here! This game is MUCH different than the old WitP. And much better. I remember your way of playing. You'll do well with this game. Make sure you do an AAR though. It's helped me immensely.

I have been active in China in my PBEM. It's the end of November 1943 and I've been besieging Chungking for 4-5 months. I finally got the forts down to 0 so I hope to destroy the army there (~340k or so troops) in a couple of months. I have never reinforced the Japanese army in China, other than a single division and all the heavy artillery from Kwantung Army. It is possible to defeat China, but it definitely takes an investment in supply and replacements. Definitely an interesting strategic and tactical exercise.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 8:55:32 AM   
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Hi, People and especially to Mike Solli (he swore me into the guard and after a few years (9 or 10 but who counts) I retired and now get to play games full time (when I am not making stupid you tube videos laughing at flat earthers.)
I have began a game versus the computer to try and learn how to play. I don't think I would be much of a challenge to any one at present.
Here are the results from my turn 1
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 126

Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 3
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 10 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 14 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 14 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 4 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 11 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 2 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 2 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 4 destroyed on ground
SNJ-3 Texan: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB California, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
xAP St. Mihel
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Florence D.
AV Curtiss
DM Sicard
PT-25, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Torpedo hits 1
DD Dale, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL St. Louis, Torpedo hits 1
DM Ramsay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Airbase hits 43
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 73
Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

(I think these would be better employed escorting the Sally mission that is chopped up down below)

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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 37
G4M1 Betty x 54

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 8 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
G3M2 Nell x 27
G4M1 Betty x 27

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

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 29

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 4 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 36

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF Det with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Tuguegarao , at 82,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 3,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 11 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 15 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Wuchow , at 76,57

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-36 Ida x 27
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 24

No Japanese losses


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74 (this mission needs escorts or to be scrapped)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 2
Buffalo I x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 13 destroyed, 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 13 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 127 minutes
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on RGC Capital Brigade, at 91,52 (Nanking)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-3M bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 54
G4M1 Betty x 27

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
26 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
27 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 13th Division, at 85,50 (Hankow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SB-III bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-35A x 4
P-40B Warhawk x 14
P-40E Warhawk x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Babeldaob , at 90,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 4 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kawai Det with A5M4 Claude (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 23

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Tenedos
DD Electra
DD Vampire

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 23

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Vampire, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tenedos
DD Electra

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF /4
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 1st SNLF /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Pakhoi (72,58)

44 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri
PB Chosa Maru
DD Yugiri
LSD Shinshu Maru

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

DD Asagiri firing at 64th Chinese Corps
PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Pakhoi (72,58)

TF 91 troops unloading over beach at Pakhoi, 72,58

Japanese ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 25th Army /3
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 25th Army
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 25th Army
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 5th Recon Rgt
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70



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Pre-Invasion action off Pakhoi (72,58)

50 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Eiko Maru
AV Sagara Maru
xAK Nojima Maru

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

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

PB Eiko Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Pakhoi (72,58)

TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Pakhoi, 72,58

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 91st Nav Gd /2


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Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5442 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 1379 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 140

Allied adjusted defense: 6

Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
567 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2143 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 62

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 1st SNLF
24th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4462 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

Defending force 12484 troops, 104 guns, 147 vehicles, Assault Value = 360

Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
64th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
11th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
5th Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army /2

Have to see how long it takes for Amph TF to arrive at destinations. Really cannot make any plans before I know such minor details. I really wish there was one scenario where everything started in port. It makes me crazy trying to figure out what is already planned and what I can leave alone, what I want to change, and what I want to scrapp altogether. The autistic me hates splitting a large formation and having part going to South Pacific part to MAyla and part to where ever. I already see most of my PP will go to setting this straight. Well off to turn 2

Ack a midget sub is worth 3 VP won't be using them very much.
For some reason I sent 25th Army HQ to Pakhoi have to fix that.

< Message edited by mogami -- 11/17/2018 9:25:01 AM >


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I'm not retreating, I'm attacking in a different direction!

(in reply to Mike Solli)
Post #: 18
RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 10:07:45 AM   
mogami


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Hi, I am not really giving any orders. Just watching how far TF move. Also I learned that some ships cannot enter a port because they cannot go up the river (Saigon) Little things like this are nice to know in advance. I think it will take over a month to sort things out. Because Japan still has to conduct operations even though they could be better planned. Ships begin in ports they don't fit into. Everything has to be loaded/unloaded over the beach where a little planning could have rearranged things to fit. Whah
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41
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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Yugiri
DD Murakumo
PB Chosa Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru
DD Asagiri

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

DD Yugiri firing at 64th Chinese Corps
DD Murakumo firing at 64th Chinese Corps
PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops
DD Yugiri fired at enemy troops
DD Murakumo fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Nojima Maru

PB Eiko Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 48 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
SS I-124, Mine hits 1, on fire (Funny I-124 is a minelayer on a pre planned mission. Laying mines)not sure if that is Allied or Japanese mine



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Night Air attack on Babeldaob , at 90,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru

PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Nojima Maru

PB Eiko Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru

PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Nojima Maru

PB Eiko Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 150 encounters mine field at Manila (79,77)

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill
AM Lark

5 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 21

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Iba , at 78,75

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
G4M1 Betty x 24

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
G3M2 Nell x 24
G4M1 Betty x 21

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 14
P-40B Warhawk x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Tuguegarao , at 82,74

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 1,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 7000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 3
Buffalo I x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 6 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 1200 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

No Japanese losses

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 Victoria Point , at 51,66

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 5,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31

No Japanese losses

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 85,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 3

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 14th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 85,50 (Hankow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 1
SB-III x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
I-15-III: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 19

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 2
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 14000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 21

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 3 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 15

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4
Hudson I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Hudson I: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 17000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x Blenheim I bombing from 12000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 180 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
BB Kongo

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 11000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 146 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 15

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Wuchow , at 76,57

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 13

No Japanese losses


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Wuchow , at 76,57

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-44 Tojo x 6

No Japanese losses


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 14th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 85,50 (Hankow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 1
Hawk 75M x 1
SB-III x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 9

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 11

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Swatow , at 81,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 3

No Allied losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Vildebeest III bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 25

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 9 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-27b Nate bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Division, at 91,52 (Nanking)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29A Hudson x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-29A Hudson bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Division, at 91,52 (Nanking)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x DB-3M bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Pakhoi (72,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-4
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru

DMS W-4 fired at enemy troops
75mm Field Gun battery firing at xAK Nojima Maru


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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10015 troops, 104 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

Defending force 4430 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 159

Japanese adjusted assault: 526

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 75 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pakhoi !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
246 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2238 casualties reported
Squads: 50 destroyed, 122 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (11 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
91st Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
5th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
64th Chinese Corps




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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 1:01:48 PM   
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The Japanese seem to be missing more then half their para units. I found the 1st Raider Regt but not the 2nd (It was a division sized unit and both regt landed Palembang Feb 42 although there was not enough transport to land the entire unit at once. Where are the IJN paras?


1st, 2nd and 3rd Yokosuka SNLF were all Para units. I cannot locate them.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 1:06:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mogami

The Japanese seem to be missing more then half their para units. I found the 1st Raider Regt but not the 2nd (It was a division sized unit and both regt landed Palembang Feb 42 although there was not enough transport to land the entire unit at once. Where are the IJN paras?


Morning Russ. You'll eventually get 3 or 4 IJA para regiments in the first year or so. More later. Check your reinforcements. For the IJN, pull up your land units and filter for IJN and infantry. In the left hand column, scan them for INFp or something like that. Those are your para units.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 1:18:30 PM   
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Hi, Mike there should be 2 Regt IJA and 3 Special Air Landing Units IJN before feb 42 (when they actually jumped) and then you need time to move them and get their prep points up. Over 12k Japanese had been trained before the war began. Now transports is another matter. There were never enough to move everyone at once. And then there were 3 glider units.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 1:22:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: mogami

Hi, Mike there should be 2 Regt IJA and 3 Special Air Landing Units IJN before feb 42 (when they actually jumped) and then you need time to move them and get their prep points up. Over 12k Japanese had been trained before the war began. Now transports is another matter. There were never enough to move everyone at once.


Most of the time they don't really need prep against early Allied units.

Something that's essential to remember about the landing bonus too is that no troops need prep to land anywhere in the first months

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 8:28:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mogami
The Japanese seem to be missing more then half their para units. I found the 1st Raider Regt but not the 2nd (It was a division sized unit and both regt landed Palembang Feb 42 although there was not enough transport to land the entire unit at once. Where are the IJN paras?

1st, 2nd and 3rd Yokosuka SNLF were all Para units. I cannot locate them.

1st and 3rd Yokosuka SNLF are at Kagi in Stock 1 scenario. 2nd Regt will arrive in Jan 42.
You can easily find available paras by looking on infantry units in "List all ground units" screen and sorting by type, they are INFp at the bottom

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 8:33:27 PM   
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Hi, OK thanks it appears Black Velvet does not improve eyesight or cognitive functions.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/17/2018 8:59:46 PM   
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Hory crap! Mogami-san back.

Mandarake-san think Mogami-san visit ancestors

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/18/2018 2:32:15 AM   
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Hi, Dec 19th. It is like WITP in slow motion. Except for the Chinese they are moving all over the place. I am still unloading in Malaya and PI. The torpedo with the most hits but no explosion are my ariel torpedos. 2 Little Wildebeests in PI sank a ship every day till I sent Zeros after them and shot them down. Definitely cannot fly missions in SRA with unescorted bombers. But so far I am impressed indeed.

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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/18/2018 6:47:02 PM   
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Welcome back. I am relatively new but I have looked at some of the old threads.

Remember, the manual has not been updated with the changes. I believe that someone started doing so (Alfred?, maybe) but only went so far and I don't know if it has been published.

I have basically only played allied and the computer always surrenders in 1943. Capturing Canton and Hong Kong with the Chinese by May 1942 does not help the Japs. Nor does pulling the units out of Malaya to Palembang help them either. Surrounding the Japs and destroying them on Luzon does not help them either. But then, the Japanese AI plays stupidly.

Here is a link to "Taking Singapore by Dec 31, 1941 with no shock attack "

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4478858&mpage=1&key=wargamr&%2365533;



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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/18/2018 7:00:35 PM   
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quote:

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Hi, Dec 19th. It is like WITP in slow motion. Except for the Chinese they are moving all over the place. I am still unloading in Malaya and PI. The torpedo with the most hits but no explosion are my ariel torpedos. 2 Little Wildebeests in PI sank a ship every day till I sent Zeros after them and shot them down. Definitely cannot fly missions in SRA with unescorted bombers. But so far I am impressed indeed.


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RE: First Impressions. Working on Turn 1 as Japan - 11/18/2018 11:31:59 PM   
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HI essssseee except it is not the same. Play a few games of WITP and then try to do the same trick in AE They are the same. Exactly the same as Charlie Daniels and any classical violinist. The same in every way except in every way. Oh why do I bother?

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