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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/11/2019 8:44:07 PM   
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the other thing i have totally blown is the number of army bombers i have lost.

200 sallys and 100 Lilys. Just a whole series of dumb moves like forgetting to reset altitude before flying into heavy flak. or sending escorts from different fields that don't meet up. or escorts to tired or lazy.

hope it doesn't kill me.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/12/2019 1:20:48 AM   
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one thing i didn't list on my after action reports is the number of subs i have lost to mines. 4! can you believe it? i'm such an idiot. i thought it was good to have really aggressive captains for subs. I set them to react and left them 1 hex outside the main ports in australia with the intention of isolating it. You know and i know that most of these main harbors are mined. But my ss captains obviously didn't. they reacted right into the mines i can't believe i was such an idiot.

otherwise, my subs have done pretty well. no thanks to me. I think they have gotten:

CA chicago
CA louisville
CA Houston
CA Portland
CL Trenton
CL Perth

3 TK, 2 AP, 9 AK and a few others.

That's a better haul than I get for a whole game in terms of capital ships. GREAT job!

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/12/2019 1:26:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi

the other thing i have totally blown is the number of army bombers i have lost.

200 sallys and 100 Lilys. Just a whole series of dumb moves like forgetting to reset altitude before flying into heavy flak. or sending escorts from different fields that don't meet up. or escorts to tired or lazy.

hope it doesn't kill me.

planes are fairly replaceable, but the pilots take more work.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/12/2019 2:25:03 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi

one thing i didn't list on my after action reports is the number of subs i have lost to mines. 4! can you believe it? i'm such an idiot. i thought it was good to have really aggressive captains for subs. I set them to react and left them 1 hex outside the main ports in australia with the intention of isolating it. You know and i know that most of these main harbors are mined. But my ss captains obviously didn't. they reacted right into the mines i can't believe i was such an idiot.

otherwise, my subs have done pretty well. no thanks to me. I think they have gotten:

CA chicago
CA louisville
CA Houston
CA Portland
CL Trenton
CL Perth

3 TK, 2 AP, 9 AK and a few others.

That's a better haul than I get for a whole game in terms of capital ships. GREAT job!

thanks pax. as they say i'd rather be lucky than smart. It's just embarassing to have them hit all those mines. That's 4 sunk, i forget how many were damaged.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/12/2019 2:25:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi

the other thing i have totally blown is the number of army bombers i have lost.

200 sallys and 100 Lilys. Just a whole series of dumb moves like forgetting to reset altitude before flying into heavy flak. or sending escorts from different fields that don't meet up. or escorts to tired or lazy.

hope it doesn't kill me.

planes are fairly replaceable, but the pilots take more work.

i was hoping it was something like that. my pilot training has been pretty good so far i think.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/12/2019 2:33:04 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi

the other thing i have totally blown is the number of army bombers i have lost.

200 sallys and 100 Lilys. Just a whole series of dumb moves like forgetting to reset altitude before flying into heavy flak. or sending escorts from different fields that don't meet up. or escorts to tired or lazy.

hope it doesn't kill me.

planes are fairly replaceable, but the pilots take more work.

i was hoping it was something like that. my pilot training has been pretty good so far i think.

Well, don't think it too easy. 200 2E's is about 50% of your total monthly aircraft production in Feb '42. So it is going to take you quite a few months to replace those airframes.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/12/2019 2:48:37 PM   
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On this day in the real war:

Day 902 February 18, 1942

Dutch East Indies. Allied air reconnaissance spots Japanese troop convoys on the move towards Bali and Timor. ABDA Naval forces are scattered around Indonesia following their sortie into the Bangka Strait 3 days ago, so Dutch Admiral Karel Doorman orders them to converge in the Java Sea. Japanese bombers attack Surabaya harbor, Java. Dutch WWI-era coastal defense ship Surabaya (a pantserschip sporting a 75mm mortar and 2 Krupp 11-inch guns) is sunk in shallow water but will be raised by the Japanese and used as a floating battery. Dutch submarine K7 is submerged as protection from the bombs (unfortunately this does not work, K7 is destroyed with all 13 hands lost).

Burma. General Hutton, GOC Burma Command, visits the rapidly disintegrating defenses of Indian 17th Infantry Division along the Bilin River. He gives 17th Division’s commander General Smyth permission to fall back 30 miles to better defenses on the Sittang River.

in my PBEM game:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 18, 42
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Night Air attack on TF, near Suva at 132,160

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
BB Mississippi
some big boys came to bombard Suva and my night betties missed - see i forget all kinds of things - altitude 21,000 ft? oh what could have been?
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Night Naval bombardment of Suva at 132,160

Allied Ships
BB Warspite
BB Mississippi
BB Colorado
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
DD Ellet
DD Benham

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

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 28
Port hits 10
Port supply hits 1
bb bombardments are so much better than cas
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Morning Air attack on 91st Naval Guard Unit, at 100,169 (Lord Howe Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
lord howe they keep on bombing. 2 aa units but no hits, rufes are still a ways away
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Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8256 troops, 48 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 335

Defending force 9228 troops, 73 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 254

Japanese adjusted assault: 183

Allied adjusted defense: 115

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
417 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
11th Indian Division
1st Hyderabad Battalion
8th Indian Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
FMSV Brigade
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
110th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
109th RN Base Force
trying to clean up the last stand in malaya. i'll bomb em with sallies next time.
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Ground combat at Medan (46,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 940 troops, 39 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 101

Defending force 2214 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 15

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Allied ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
Medan Coastal Gun Battalion
Medan Garrison Battalion
Van Aaran Garrison Battalion
Langsa Base Force
Medan Base Force
clean up on sumatra

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/13/2019 10:27:19 PM   
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On this day in the real war:

Day 904 February 20, 1942
Battle of Badung Strait continues. At 1.30 AM, Dutch cruiser HNLMS Tromp and 4 US destroyers USS John D. Edwards, Parrott, Pillsbury, and Stewart arrive in Badung Strait. In another an exchange of torpedoes and gunfire, USS Stewart is temporarily immobilised and HNLMS Tromp is badly damaged by 11 5-inch shells (10 killed, 30 wounded), while Japanese destroyers Asashio (4 killed) and Oshio (7 killed) are both hit. At 2.20 AM, 2 Japanese destroyers Arashio and Michisio join the fray. Michisio is pummeled by shells from all 4 US destroyers (13 dead, 83 wounded), which then retire to get away from the danger and confusion, allowing Michisio to be towed to safety.

Dutch East Indies. At dawn, Japanese troops land at Dili in Portuguese Timor and Koepang in Dutch Timor. The small Allied garrison at Dili is overrun but Koepang remains in Allied hands. At 10.45AM, 323 Japanese paratroops land near Koepang airfield but they are badly dispersed and Australian defenders kill 245. At Balikpapan, Borneo, Japanese are still angry over destruction of oil facilities by the Dutch, despite prior dire warnings to leave them intact. As threatened, they massacre all Dutch POWs (72 including 8 wounded men removed from the hospital). 2 civil administrators are beheaded first on the beach then the rest are forced into the sea and shot.

American aircraft carrier USS Lexington, en route to launch airstrikes on Rabaul escorted by 4 cruisers and 10 destroyers, is sighted by Japanese reconnaissance flying boats 450 miles East of Rabaul. At 4PM, 18 Japanese bombers from Rabaul attack but 16 are shot down by fighters from USS Lexington (Lieutenant Edward “Butch” O'Hare wins the Medal of Honor for destroying 3 bombers and damaging 2 more).

Burma. Indian 17th Division is harassed along the 30 mile retreat to the Sittang River (and in danger of being cut off) by Japanese troops who had moved past them during the brief stand on the Bilin River.

In the Indian Ocean, 30 miles North of the Maldive Islands, Japanese submarine I-65 sinks British merchant Bhima (all 68 crew and 2 passengers rescued).

In my PBEM game it was the quietest turn in the war so far:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 20, 42
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Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7142 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 292

Defending force 8488 troops, 71 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

Japanese adjusted assault: 87

Allied adjusted defense: 100

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
247 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade
1st Hyderabad Battalion
11th Indian Division
22nd Indian Brigade
1st ISF Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
FMSV Brigade
2nd ISF Base Force
109th RN Base Force
these guys are holed up in the jungle of malaya and i'm trying to root them out
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15362 troops, 156 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 473

Defending force 17086 troops, 128 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 448

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 211

Allied adjusted defense: 459

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1370 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled

Allied ground losses:
338 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
5th Guards Engineer Regiment
14th Guards Regiment
5th Amphibious Brigade
17th Indpt Guards Regiment
2nd Militia Regiment

Defending units:
31st Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
i'm trying to press ahead all over china but it's too slow to interest me much.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/14/2019 3:18:32 PM   
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That Kiwi brigade at Suva started with two battalions there and one battalion at the base next door.

If those Commonwealth troops are at the last base in Malaya, just bomb and bombard them for awhile. When you start seeing more destroyed devices, then attack.

If you can bring armor to China, use it in the open. Also, make a thrust to Nanyang and thence towards Sian as well as cutting off those units at the bases to the NE. If there is NO possibility of enemy fighters in the area even Idas will work to increase enemy disruption and supply usage - 10% increase per attack per turn. Those little armored car companies can upgrade to light tanks and are useful to surround Chinese units or at least help direct their retreats.

Once you have Nanyang, you can have Zeros sweep Chungking occasionally. You can have paratroopers there to capture that little base to the west of Sian and one farther up towards the mountains. The base two hexes west of Sian I believe has a level 2 airfield.

An armored regiment (independent, not going into an armored division) along with a light tank unit can clear out the desert all the way to the Soviet border, capturing the oil and production there (unless reinforced) but more important is the denial of the fuel for the Chinese heavy industry. Small but decent units can be used for garrison purposes if you want. Send a division towards the mountains to capture the oil production and refinery there as well, but it can't take the base in the mountains that has light industry unless reinforced.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/14/2019 8:56:54 PM   
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Hey Ranger Joe, Good to see you back in action.

you are so on target. I'm bombing those troops in malaya but i get impatient sometimes (all the time). I have a stack of 9 armored units right next to nanyang. i've got every nate, ida, sonia i have hitting them every day. Thanks for the idea about the oil up there. i didnt' know about it.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/14/2019 9:05:04 PM   
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In the real war:

Day 905 February 21, 1942

200 miles West of the Japanese island of Kyūshū, US submarine USS Triton encounters 2 Japanese freighters, sinking Shokyu Maru before being chased off by an aircraft.

Burma. As Indian 17th Division retreats to the Sittang River, in danger of being cut off by Japanese troops, British 7th Armored Brigade arrives at Rangoon by sea from Egypt.


in my PBEM:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 21, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bassein at 50,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Ceres, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 4
CL Colombo, Bomb hits 1
CL Caledon
CL Capetown, Shell hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
I had zeros out of port blair looking for PT boats and they found these guys.
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ASW attack near Exmouth at 48,124

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
DD Farragut
CA San Francisco
CL Phoenix
DD Dewey
DD Le Triomphant
DD Worden
DD MacDonough
DD Hull
this is that surface tf hanging out in NW australia.
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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27608 troops, 355 guns, 167 vehicles, Assault Value = 887

Defending force 19670 troops, 208 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 770

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 296

Allied adjusted defense: 905

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1323 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
675 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
1st Burma Division
Rangoon BAF Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
46th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Division
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
103rd RN Base Force
Burma Command
77th Heavy AA Regiment
i decided to test the rangoon defense with a deliberate attack instead of bombardment. It didn't kill me... and forts are down to 2. I've got lots more at Moulmein To bring up.
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Ground combat at Zamboanga (75,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2163 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Defending force 598 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 63

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Zamboanga !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
681 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2
had an extra nav gd unit hanging around and used it to clean up mindinao. Still need a div free to eliminate Cebu and Iolio

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/15/2019 12:41:00 AM   
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Take out the airfields at Cebu and Jolo, naval bombard Jolo but NOT Cebu so the industry should stay intact. Then bomb the ground units from the air.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/15/2019 9:21:45 AM   
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quote:

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one thing i didn't list on my after action reports is the number of subs i have lost to mines. 4! can you believe it? i'm such an idiot. i thought it was good to have really aggressive captains for subs. I set them to react and left them 1 hex outside the main ports in australia with the intention of isolating it. You know and i know that most of these main harbors are mined. But my ss captains obviously didn't. they reacted right into the mines i can't believe i was such an idiot.

No reason to keep submarines so close to ports, because they are in range of every Piper Cub in the area. I see one Allied Submarine for two months already, near transit port to Hokkaido. Ships transfer there every second day, and I have experienced maybe two attacks (and I made maybe two attacks myself, as there are two patrolling TFs, seems to be waste of assets for both sides) :)
Detected submarine is quite useless.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/16/2019 8:08:16 PM   
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inqistor, you're probably right. I was mainly trying to isolate australia prior to invasion until i could find the allied CVs.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/16/2019 8:09:44 PM   
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i usually finish watching my pbem turn by saying to myself - "well at least i didn't lose a bunch of carriers"

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/16/2019 8:52:10 PM   
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i usually finish watching my pbem turn by saying to myself - "well at least i didn't lose a bunch of carriers"


yet . . .

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/16/2019 8:58:38 PM   
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sorry nothing too bad happened. real life got in the way for a bit. i'll have to finish a little later

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 1:28:52 AM   
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ok, as i was saying, i usually end my review of the previous turn saying "well at least i didn't lose a bunch of my carriers"

so i lost a bunch of carrier pilots. oh well.

I had 3 Bombardment groups off Brisbane ready to bombard... 1 with 4BB and 2 others with 4CAs each. I had 1/2 the kb offshore to provide air cover and attack any targets of interest. The CVs should be around SE Australia somewhere. the other 1/2 was out of sight but nearby. one group of cvs and one group of CAs were sighted. But i noticed that the bb tfs were still set to remain on station so i changed them to retire. I forgot, as a result they didn't go in and bombard and my cvs were only at 6 instead of 7 away. as a result they attacked ships at brisbane with no previous bb. oh well... could have been worse.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 1:39:11 AM   
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In the real war:

Day 906 February 22, 1942

Burma. Leading elements of Indian 17th Division cross the Sittang River Bridge, but 16th and 46th Indian Brigades are cut off 10 miles East when Japanese troops reach the Bridge. Indian troops manage to hold the bridge in heavy fighting.

Dutch East Indies. American and Japanese bombers make tit for tat raids on each other’s airfields. US 5th Air Force attacks de Pasar Airdrome, Bali, destroying Japanese aircraft. On Java, Japanese aircraft destroy 4 B-17 bombers on the ground at Pasirian Airdrome and 1 LB-30 Liberator at Jogjakarta Airdrome. South of Java, Japanese submarine I-58 sinks Dutch passenger ship SS Pijnacker Hordikj. US seaplane tender USS Langley (previously used as an aircraft carrier) and freighter Sea Witch depart Fremantle, Southwest Australia, carrying 59 American P-40 fighters to reinforce Java 1700 miles North.

Philippines. With a renewed Japanese attack on Bataan imminent and no chance of sending reinforcements, President Roosevelt orders General MacArthur to leave for Australia and assume command of Allied forces in Australia.

in my PBEM game:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 22, 42
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Sub attack near Waipapakauri at 117,182

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
AM Moa, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Kiwi
AM Muritai
the hunted gets the hunter
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 54,55

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Colombo, Shell hits 7, Bomb hits 3
CL Capetown, Shell hits 2
CL Caledon, Shell hits 5
CL Ceres
man give these guys an a for effort. my betties are still too tired. oh boy.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Maryborough at 99,158

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 16
D3A1 Val x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Moresby, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Townsville
PG Swan, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
i don't have any problems with this. i thought it was part of the plan.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 54,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Colombo
CL Ceres

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
these guys are struggling. i guess torps aren't right for CLs.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 54,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Ceres, Shell hits 1
CL Capetown
CL Caledon, Shell hits 4
CL Colombo
my zero pilots have been great all the time whenever called upon.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Maryborough at 99,158

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Townsville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Townsville
that's cool go ahead and stray over to maybourough
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Afternoon Air attack on Brisbane , at 96,160

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
B5N2 Kate x 17
D3A1 Val x 63

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 85

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 11 destroyed, 11 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 7 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Yunnan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Canberra, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Morinda, Bomb hits 1
xAKL Prusa, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Anshun, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAKL Wawa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Beltana, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
WAIT! WHAT! BRISBANE! HOW! WHO! WHY! IJN High command screwed the pooch again!

Well. i found CA Canberra again at least.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 1:42:23 AM   
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Oh, by the way, there were not 85 P-40s there last turn. Oh well. I knew my opponents knew what they were doing. nice work on their part. Always figured this game will be a major struggle for me but at least i might learn a thing or 3 along the way.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 8:36:47 PM   
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my opponents have really thrown me a curve this turn. More about that in a minute. Meanwhile

In the real war:

Day 907 February 23, 1942

Burma. Indian 17th Infantry Division holds the Sittang River Bridge overnight, but in the morning it seems that Japanese troops will take the bridge with a clear path to Rangoon. British General Smyth, decides to detonate charges placed on the bridge stranding two-thirds of 17th Division on the far side. Despite delaying the Japanese advance, Smyth is relieved of command by his superior General Hutton (who previously ordered Smyth to stand on the Bilin River rather than falling back and preparing defenses at Sittang River) and ABDA commander General Wavell. Smyth is never given a command again and will return to Britain and go into politics.

Japanese aircraft again attack Allied airfields on Java, while 6 American B-17 bombers fly from Australia to bomb the airfield held by the Japanese at Rabaul, New Britain, in the Australian Territory of New Guinea.

Dutch West Timor. At 9 AM, Australian 2/40th Battalion led by Colonel William Leggatt (part of Sparrow Force) surrenders, ending Allied resistance around the capital Koepang. The Australians are trapped between the main Japanese force advancing with tanks and artillery from Koepang and Japanese paratroops landed at Usua 14 miles inland. At 10 AM, 2 waves of Japanese aircraft bomb both sides causing many casualties. The rest of Sparrow Force and other Australian units will conduct a guerilla war in West and East Timor for a year until February 10, 1943.

At 7.10 PM, Japanese submarine I-17 surfaces off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. I-17 fires 17 shells from the deck gun at Ellwood oil fields, doing $500 damage to an oil rig and denting refinery equipment. I-17 departs at 7.35 PM, still on the surface.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 23, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Moulmein at 54,55, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Arashio
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
CL Ceres, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Caledon, Shell hits 16, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Capetown, Shell hits 42, and is sunk
CL Colombo, Shell hits 46, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CL Colombo at 11,000 yards
CA Nachi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CL Ceres at 11,000 yards
CA Nachi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CL Caledon at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CL Ceres at 11,000 yards
DD Minegumo launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CL Ceres at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Ceres at 7,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CA Ashigara at 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Colombo at 7,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Ceres at 7,000 yards
CL Ceres engages DD Minegumo at 7,000 yards
McWilliam, H.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Colombo at 4,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CA Nachi at 4,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Ceres at 4,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages CL Ceres at 4,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages CL Ceres at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Ceres at 2,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CA Nachi at 2,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Ceres at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Ceres at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages CL Caledon at 2,000 yards
CL Ceres sunk by DD Minegumo at 2,000 yards
McWilliam, H.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
CA Ashigara engages CL Colombo at 2,000 yards
CL Colombo engages CA Nachi at 2,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Caledon at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages CL Colombo at 2,000 yards
CL Colombo engages DD Natsugumo at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Colombo at 2,000 yards
CL Colombo sunk by CA Nachi at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Caledon at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Caledon at 2,000 yards
DD Arashio engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CA Ashigara at 4,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CL Capetown at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CA Nachi at 5,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Capetown at 5,000 yards
CL Capetown engages DD Natsugumo at 5,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CL Capetown at 5,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Capetown at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Capetown sunk by CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...
My guys were not fooling around. Pretty ideal situation... moonlight, surprise, lots of torpedo launches at 11,000 yds. These 4 CLs are all british that are in theater only a little while before withdrawing back to england for upgrade to AA cruisers. My opponents probably needed to withdraw them soon anyway. Probably no big loss on their part. But i like it. These are some of my favorite cruisers and the japanese didn't use them enough.
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Submarine attack near Sale at 85,174

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
xAP Sarpedonia, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
I-26 hanging out looking for allied CVs finds a target.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,104, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
TB Sagi, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-12
PT TM-13
PT TM-14
PT TM-15
i'm getting tired of PT boats hanging around and thought i'd start working on them.
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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26860 troops, 353 guns, 167 vehicles, Assault Value = 816

Defending force 16434 troops, 162 guns, 66 vehicles, Assault Value = 628

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 681

Allied adjusted defense: 1013

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
593 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
533 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
Railway BAF Battalion
1st Burma Division
Rangoon BAF Battalion
17th Indian Division
Burma Command
77th Heavy AA Regiment
looks like they are pulling out of rangoon. Thought i might catch half or less still there but everybody was still there.


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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 8:43:03 PM   
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quote:

Now the tricky part that i could use some help on.

The american CVs made an attack on Raoul island between pago pago and New zealand a few turns ago. Then i think i saw them head for australia. I figured that were hanging out at Melbourne so i was being pretty careful down under. This turn my search planes found them north of australia near broome. It's like they warped up there or something. I am pretty unprepared for a visit and am thinking of how to react/cope. Here's a picture:




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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 8:52:23 PM   
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i have a couple APDs landing at Derby that are probably toast. I have a large TF at Darwin unloading lots of AA, ENG, JAAF, ARM for use in Taking N. Australia. They're cover was a couple of CVEs that are heading north to meet my new CV Junyo, new CVE and new CS. They won't arrive for a few days. I have several Air HQs nearby Ambon, Koepang and plenty of Nells/Bettys. I'm a little light on Zeros but i can get them over quickly. Any chance of a couple squadrons of nells/betties escorted by 2 squadrons of zeros would make an attack on the CVs? I have the new 36 Nick unit that i can swap in pilots with no experience but 70 naval attack skill if you think they might attack. Other than that i was thinking of withdrawing all the shipping i can until they run out of fuel or bullets. I can't see them refueling/rearming anywhere but Perth. But maybe i'm missing something.

I also have KB near Rabaul. It's in pretty good shape fuel and sorties wise. I could hurry them over and try to catch them in the act. But i was really hoping to invade Brisbane soon. I never had a repair shipyard that far down and it would really help to have one.

Anybody have any thoughts?

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/17/2019 9:32:41 PM   
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Feb 42, I’d probably hunt them with KB to try and put them under.
They’d be very game to take on your Nells and Bettys

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/18/2019 3:49:01 AM   
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Agreed. If the USN CV's show up in red territory before 6/42 … I would really try to take them out.

Brisbane landing is bloody. There's a fort there with CD guns. Not really that big, but the troops are trained and ready.

Easier to land just north or south and take it that way.

OR

If the allied player doesn't shift everything to Sydney, then it is very vulnerable in Feb 42. Landing a Port Kembla and then attacking north to Sydney. Not only do you get a nice port, but you get 50% of OZ economy in one swoop. All that local supply production AND an RSY is a very nice things to have. If you are then able to take Melbourne that can get you 35 VEH factories along with the other half of the OZ economy … a VERY big deal. Then it is just mopping up.

SqzMyLemon almost pulled this off in an AAR a few years back.
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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 12:21:55 AM   
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jdsrae you're probably right.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 12:23:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Agreed. If the USN CV's show up in red territory before 6/42 … I would really try to take them out.

Brisbane landing is bloody. There's a fort there with CD guns. Not really that big, but the troops are trained and ready.

Easier to land just north or south and take it that way.

OR

If the allied player doesn't shift everything to Sydney, then it is very vulnerable in Feb 42. Landing a Port Kembla and then attacking north to Sydney. Not only do you get a nice port, but you get 50% of OZ economy in one swoop. All that local supply production AND an RSY is a very nice things to have. If you are then able to take Melbourne that can get you 35 VEH factories along with the other half of the OZ economy … a VERY big deal. Then it is just mopping up.

SqzMyLemon almost pulled this off in an AAR a few years back.
Joseph: Here's to you mate!



Pax, i see what you mean. Landing nearby and moving in. wish i would have beat up brisbane though. Still might even if i chase the cvs up north.

i looked at port kembla. that looks very enticing. i don't know if i have the guts. i was going to go for brisbane because i don't think it triggers reinforcements.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 12:36:54 AM   
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In the real war on:

Day 908 February 24, 1942
Overnight, E9W1 floatplane from Japanese submarine I-9 reconnoiters Pearl Harbor, Oahu, but cannot identify the ships in harbor due to poor visibility. Both wings of the plane are damaged during recovery onto the submarine.

US cruisers USS Northampton & USS Salt Lake City and destroyers USS Balch & USS Maury shell Japanese installations on Wake Island. Douglas Dauntless dive bombers and Douglas Devastator torpedo bombers from carrier USS Enterprise plus Curtiss Seagull biplanes from the cruisers bomb Wake. Japanese guardboats No.5 Fukyu Maru and No.1 Miho Maru are sunk. 1 Dauntless is shot down (crew of 2 taken prisoner).

Dutch East Indies. As the Japanese prepare for invasion of Java, General Wavell’s ABDA HQ withdraws in anticipation of disbanding ABDACOM into local commands. Wavell plans to return to his post as Commander-in-Chief India to prepare the defense of India. Japanese air attacks on Java destroy 3 US B-17 bombers on the ground and the remaining 5th US Air Force B-17s evacuate to Australia.

in my PBEM game:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 24, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Derby at 65,126, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD Aoi, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Fuji, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
my little invasion TF for Derby was wiped out.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Legaspi at 81,83, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Zuiko Maru, Shell hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
PB Bokuyo Maru, Shell hits 2
PB Kashiwa Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
PB Kaimyo Maru, Shell hits 2
PB Tama Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Thanet, Shell hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
DD Thanet has been hiding in the philippines since the begining of the war. Nice work
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Morning Air attack on Lord Howe Island , at 100,169

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 10

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

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

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 2
B-17 practice range on Lord Howe
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Afternoon Air attack on 8th Indpt SNLF Coy , at 64,127 (Derby)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 7
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 45
SBD-3 Dauntless x 42
TBD-1 Devastator x 42

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
522 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Allied CVs in N australia choose to go for my small invasion troop force at Derby. Looks like 4 carriers to me. Is that right? I think my zero pilots will like to go up against those buffalos
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Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8162 troops, 48 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 324

Defending force 7617 troops, 59 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Japanese adjusted assault: 182

Allied adjusted defense: 52

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Temuloh !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
9326 casualties reported
Squads: 446 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 874 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 45 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 63 (63 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 11

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
11th Indian Division
8th Indian Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
109th RAF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
1st Hyderabad Battalion
110th RAF Base Force
FMSV Brigade
109th RN Base Force
Well, at least Malaya is all cleaned up now. More troops to deploy elsewhere.
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Ground combat at 55,104 (near Soerabaja)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12682 troops, 136 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 416

Defending force 202 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 694

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 694 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+)

Allied ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
2nd Division

Defending units:
Madion Base Force
closing in on soerbaja very soon. even the pt boats are retreating
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Ground combat at Derby (64,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 659 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Defending force 290 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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

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

Assaulting units:
8th Indpt SNLF Coy
8th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
Derby RAN Base Force
umm that assault got waylayed. being bombed by over a hundred planes can screw up your attack plans.
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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 394 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Defending force 603 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Toungoo !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane PR.II: 1 destroyed

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

Allied ground losses:
251 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1

Defending units:
106th RAF Base Force
Trying to cut off the retreat from Rangoon. This went pretty well.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 2:37:57 PM   
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In the real war:

Day 909 February 25, 1942
“Great Los Angeles Air Raid”. Overnight, air raid sirens sound in Los Angeles and anti-aircraft guns fire 1400 shells from 3.16 to 4. 14 AM, following a false sighting of Japanese aircraft. Several buildings are damaged, 3 civilians are killed by falling shells and 3 die of heart attacks. This is attributed to “war nerves” caused by the shelling of Elwood the previous night. If only John Belushi was there

Having swept down through Malaya, the Philippines and Dutch islands of Borneo and Celebes, Japanese prepare to crown their conquest of Dutch East Indies with the capture of the oil-rich island of Java in a massive naval pincer. Western Force (56 troop transports, aircraft carrier Ryūjō, 7 cruisers and 19 destroyers) departed on February 18 from Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina, heading for the West tip of Java. Eastern Force (41 troop transports escorted by 5 cruisers and 16 destroyers) sails from Balikpapan, Borneo, to land on the East end of Java. In addition, aircraft carriers Akagi, Kaga, Hiryū and Sōryū, battleships Haruna, Kongo, Hiyei and Kirishima, 6 cruisers and 11 destroyers leave Kendari, Celebes, to patrol South of Java and prevent Allied ships escaping into the Indian Ocean. Allied submarines report these movements and ABDA surface ships set out at dusk from Batavia (now Jakarta) and Soerabaja to intercept the invasion force in the Java Sea. They find nothing and all ABDA warships converge overnight on the main naval base at Soerabaja.

Japanese submarines also swarm off the coast of Java, to intercept Allied naval and commercial shipping. At 10.15 AM, I-158 attacks Dutch freighter Boeroe, heading to Australia through the Sundai Strait, on the surface but I-158 is chased off by an escort warship. I-158 submerges and sinks Boeroe with 2 torpedoes at 11.30 AM South of Java (all 70 crew reach land safely).

in my PBEM game:

I thought my more experienced opponent was on vacation and that i was up against the semi rookie for 2 weeks but it appears that nobody is taking a break from the game and they continue to gang up on me.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 25, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sabang at 44,70, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Uzuki
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
ML No. 432, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
This ML has been hanging around attracting my nells into a tiny cap trap. finally gone.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,104, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Chidori
TB Manazuru
TB Hatsukari
TB Tomozuru
TB Kasasagi
TB Sagi

Allied Ships
PT TM-4
PT TM-6

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Japanese Surface Combat TF evades combat
crap. really aggressive leader chooses to avoid combat? dang.....i didn't realize my guys were out of ammo
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Sub attack near Carnarvon at 48,132

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
AO TAN 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Abraham Crijnssen
i'm really hoping this was part of the refueling tf for the CVs north of Australia. Might make thing a little tougher for them.
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Morning Air attack on 34th JNAF AF Unit , at 128,177 (Raoul Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lord Howe Island , at 100,169

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
more b-17 practice
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Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 51304 troops, 416 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1788

Defending force 57698 troops, 419 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1589

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 923

Allied adjusted defense: 1583

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
5017 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 418 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1256 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 142 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 25 (1 destroyed, 24 disabled)

Assaulting units:
13th Division
138th Infantry Regiment
34th Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
7th RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
55th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
2nd Group Army
3rd Group Army
21st Group Army
31st Group Army
tried a deliberate instead of bombardment just in case but it's more than i thought. Lots of HVY ART, ARM and lots of INF about to join them.
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Ground combat at Prome (55,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 484 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Defending force 1889 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Prome !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
855 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Rgt /1

Defending units:
BFF Brigade
with both Prome and Toungoo i may be able to cut off quite a bit at Rangoon.
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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1005 troops, 82 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 796

Defending force 14268 troops, 138 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 581

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Division
48th Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
1st Burma Division
Rangoon BAF Battalion
17th Indian Division
Railway BAF Battalion
Probably time to try to really take it.If not i have another division, 3 Eng and more Art a day or 2 away

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