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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 3:44:37 PM   
RADM.Yamaguchi


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It's February 26th and my Rufe research is 78%. any chance 1942 is a leap year????????????

i'd like some for my little spy bases and CSs.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 4:55:52 PM   
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Looks like i'm writing for myself again. If anybody has any suggestions to make it more interesting or things that i should cover please let me know. Its my first AAR and it was a requirement for this game. I was hoping it might help me learn more about the game. But if i'm the only one reading it it's still okay because it forces me to think about things a little more than i would otherwise.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 5:06:16 PM   
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In the real war:

Day 910 February 26, 1942
Invasion of Java. Following air reconnaissance reports of ABDA ships in the Java Sea, Japanese Eastern Force (41 troop transports) turns around while cruisers and destroyers cover the East end of the Java Sea. ABDA Combined Striking Force, under Dutch Admiral Karel Doorman, sets out again from Soerabaja to seek the invasion force but again they find nothing.

Japanese submarine I-25 launches its floatplane to reconnoiter Melbourne, Australia.

American citizens of Japanese descent are arrested by the FBI and forcibly relocated from their homes in East San Pedro, Terminal Island, Los Angeles, beginning the internment of Japanese-Americans by the US government.

In my PBEM game:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 26, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Baybay at 81,86, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Tamozono Maru #1, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PB Toshi Maru #2, Shell hits 1
PB Toshi Maru #8
PB Yoshitomo Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Fumi Maru #3, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PB Kyo Maru #7, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Yosyu Maru, Shell hits 6, on fire
xAK Ryuzan Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Tensyo Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Somedono Maru

Allied Ships
DD Thanet
1 little dd really doing well. It's taking me a little time to get things going to counteract.
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ASW attack near Auckland at 118,185

Japanese Ships
SS I-172, hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD O'Brien
DD Mustin
i think most people think i'm using my subs wrong. i don't know any better really.
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Sub attack near Gisborne at 118,187

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
CL Raleigh, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Mahan
my subs probably get beat up way more than most but sometimes it works. i'll have to update the list of sunk BB,CA, and CLs. No CVs though.
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Sub attack near Gisborne at 118,187

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
DD Sims
DD O'Brien
DD Mustin
looks like a major exodus out of Auckland. Do they think i'm going to invade?
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8
B-339D x 13
CW-21B Demon x 1
75A-7 Hawk x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed
B-339D: 2 destroyed
these aircraft at Soerbaja have been pretty quiet. almost forgot they were there. maybe they can't pull out. didn't think of that.
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Morning Air attack on 34th JNAF AF Unit , at 128,177 (Raoul Island)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

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 8th JNAF AF Unit , at 100,169 (Lord Howe Island)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
b-17 target practice. I'm such a nice opponent to provide this service to my enemy.
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Afternoon Air attack on 7th Mil. District , at 76,126 (Fenton)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
i really love nicks. just trying them out. need to determine best usage.
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Afternoon Air attack on 2/2nd Ind Coy , at 76,128 (Katherine)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
one rule on nicks - don't strafe into flak
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Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham RAAF Base Force, at 70,127 (Wyndham)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
strafing with no flak is fun
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Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4
sallys hurt a little more than nicks
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Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26884 troops, 353 guns, 167 vehicles, Assault Value = 816

Defending force 508 troops, 12 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 551

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 551 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Rangoon !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
655 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

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

Defending units:
Rangoon BAF Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
not much left to kill. but it's mine. no damage.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 8:01:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi
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.

Those AO TANs are Dutch pitiful tankers, which begin war around Java. Probably just evacuating fuel from DEI. They have like 1000 capacity.

Problem with strafing is that every MG will fire against you, so any attack on large group of LCUs is suicide, and there is hardly any reason to strafe small groups. 4Es are good at this, but as Japan you only lose planes.
Use your NICKs against B-17. They have good guns, but are bad against fighters.

Also, planes can advance during month, so you will get RUFE production, but don't try to use them against enemy fighters.

Your submarines near enemy ports will be hunted by enemy (but in return you can hunt those small TFs with your ships). Use them to finish damaged enemy ships, and for detect enemy movement. Also, loaded enemy transports are good targets, especially full of planes, or fuel. Drop some mines in smaller ports, larger probably have dedicate mine sweepers. You probably already know that, but Midget Submarines are useless, but you can put them in your own ports, where they can even hit something and survive.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 8:11:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: inqistor

quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi
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.

Those AO TANs are Dutch pitiful tankers, which begin war around Java. Probably just evacuating fuel from DEI. They have like 1000 capacity.

Problem with strafing is that every MG will fire against you, so any attack on large group of LCUs is suicide, and there is hardly any reason to strafe small groups. 4Es are good at this, but as Japan you only lose planes.
Use your NICKs against B-17. They have good guns, but are bad against fighters.

Also, planes can advance during month, so you will get RUFE production, but don't try to use them against enemy fighters.

Your submarines near enemy ports will be hunted by enemy (but in return you can hunt those small TFs with your ships). Use them to finish damaged enemy ships, and for detect enemy movement. Also, loaded enemy transports are good targets, especially full of planes, or fuel. Drop some mines in smaller ports, larger probably have dedicate mine sweepers. You probably already know that, but Midget Submarines are useless, but you can put them in your own ports, where they can even hit something and survive.

Hi inqistor,
Thanks. I have a lot of subs NE of Australia along the retreat path of the CVs. One of them was detected before firing a torp but it identified the TF as 9 ships: TK,TK,CV,CV,CV,CV,CA,CA,CA so i think they were the refueling TF. Hope i disrupted their plans a little.

The only B-17 attacks have been on atolls with no airfield i'll save the nicks for later. Or maybe to gun down those pesky PT boats.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/19/2019 8:19:08 PM   
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You can LRCAP from nearby airfields, not many planes will show up, but NICKs have good range. B-17 gets only few months of replacements, and then return only in 1945.
Anyway, standard Allies tactics is to bombard Oil as soon, as you get the Base. Watch out!

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 12:24:39 AM   
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I like those little dutch AO's. They are great imbedding in short legged little convoys to get them somewhere (like Cape) that they need to get to instead of just VP's for the IJ to harvest.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 7:29:09 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi

It's February 26th and my Rufe research is 78%. any chance 1942 is a leap year????????????

i'd like some for my little spy bases and CSs.


Looks like you’ll be able to start building Rufes within a week then.
How many are you planning to build per month?

Letting 1x30 factory produce them should be more than enough as not many groups can upgrade to them, but that means it will take you a few weeks of production before you have enough to equip the first air group.

Have you thought about what you will do with the other Rufe factories?
You’ll need to check those factories every day for the next few days so they don’t do something you don’t want them to, like lock you into building # x 30 Rufes/month!
I recommend that you save your game just before changing something on them in case it doesn’t do what you expect.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 11:51:31 AM   
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Most players shift the excess Rufe RnD to A6M RnD as it does so without damaging the factories. Check the tree to be sure you choose the correct A6M5 variant.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 12:56:36 PM   
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would one of you more experienced players mind helping me with this. I remember having a problem when the r&d finishes the day before the new month when they are ready. Do they lock in the very first day of the month. That is my recollection. It's been a while.

It is Feb 28, 1942 is not a leap year so tomorrow is march 1st and my r&d has caused the Rufe to advance to 3/42.

I have 8 factories researching Rufe. They are:

Tokyo A6M2-N Rufe(2) 30(0)-rd(3/42)
Tokyo A6M2-N Rufe(2) 30(0)-rd(3/42)
Tokyo A6M2-N Rufe(2) 30(0)-rd(3/42)
Tokyo A6M2-N Rufe(2) 30(0)-rd(3/42)
Kobe A6M2-N Rufe(2) 28(2)-rd(3/42)
Kobe A6M2-N Rufe(2) 28(2)-rd(3/42)
Kobe A6M2-N Rufe(2) 27(3)-rd(3/42)
Kobe A6M2-N Rufe(2) 26(4)-rd(3/42)

I think what i want to change the 1st 4 that are completely repaird to A6M5c.

and i want to leave the last one that is furthest away as a Rufe and start building when repaired.

i'm not sure of the best way to get the other 3 to A6M5c the fastest. If i change them directly now doesn't it take longer? A6M5c doesn't get here until 10/44. Should i go A6M5 first and then when repaired go the rest of the way?

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 1:33:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae


quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi

It's February 26th and my Rufe research is 78%. any chance 1942 is a leap year????????????

i'd like some for my little spy bases and CSs.


Looks like you’ll be able to start building Rufes within a week then.
How many are you planning to build per month?

Letting 1x30 factory produce them should be more than enough as not many groups can upgrade to them, but that means it will take you a few weeks of production before you have enough to equip the first air group.

Have you thought about what you will do with the other Rufe factories?
You’ll need to check those factories every day for the next few days so they don’t do something you don’t want them to, like lock you into building # x 30 Rufes/month!
I recommend that you save your game just before changing something on them in case it doesn’t do what you expect.

I found Kamikawa Maru 1 and Kamikawa Maru 2 have the option to upgrade to Rufes. I'm not sure of any others. I think in the next 2 months i will get 3 size 9 groups as reinforcements. I want to upsize all those to 24 so that's 120 planes plus spares. I use and lose a lot of them though.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 8:03:18 PM   
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The further away the normal arrival date, the longer it takes to repair a research factory.
I’d move the <30 factories only to the next A6M5 and not move them further along the path until they are fully repaired.

Not sure if you know, but don’t go straight to the 5c, you have to change the factory along the path.
One false click and you blow 30k supply!

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/20/2019 8:11:53 PM   
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In the real war:

Day 911 February 27, 1942

At 11.40 AM 58 miles South of Tjilatjap, Java, US seaplane tender USS Langley (carrying US P-40 fighters from Australia for the defense of Java) is attacked by 3 waves of Japanese dive bombers and immobilized with 5 bomb hits (16 killed). US destroyers USS Whipple and USS Edsall take off 308 and 177 survivors, respectively (and also sink USS Langley with shellfire and 2 torpedoes to prevent capture by the Japanese). However, US freighter Sea Witch arrives safely at Tjilatjap with 27 crated P-40s (these are never assembled and will be destroyed to prevent capture).

Battle of the Java Sea. At midday, Dutch Admiral Karel Doorman’s ABDA Combined Striking Force returns to Soerabaja, Java, but immediately sets out again, low on fuel, after a sighting of the Japanese invasion force. In a series of attempts to reach the Japanese troop transports from 4 PM to midnight, Doorman’s 5 cruisers (British HMS Exeter, American USS Houston, Australian HMAS Perth and Dutch HNLMS De Ruyter & HNLMS Java) and 9 destroyers (British HMS Electra, HMS Encounter & HMS Jupiter, Dutch HNLMS Kortenaer & HNLMS Witte de With and American USS Alden, USS John D. Edwards, USS John D. Ford, and USS Paul Jones) are outgunned by the Japanese cruisers Haguro and Nachi (each packing ten 8-inch guns) and 14 destroyers. From 4.30 – 6.30 PM, destroyer HNLMS Kortenaer is sunk by a torpedo (60 killed, 90 survivors), destroyer HMS Electra (136 killed, 42 survivors) is sunk in an exchange of shellfire and cruiser HMS Exeter is hit with a shell and returns to port. At 9.15 PM, destroyer HMS Jupiter sinks on a Dutch minefield laid earlier in the day near the coast of Java (83 killed, 100 survivors swim ashore). At 11.15 PM, torpedoes from the Japanese cruisers sink Dutch cruisers HNLMS De Ruyter (375 killed including Admiral Doorman, 115 survivors) & HNLMS Java (512 killed, 43 survivors). The last 2 cruisers HMAS Perth and USS Houston follow Doorman's last instruction and escape to Batavia, Java, without picking up survivors.

In my PBEM game:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 27, 42
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Sub attack near Carnarvon at 47,135

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
AO TAN 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Abraham Crijnssen
looks like we might have gotten another part of the CV refueling TF.
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 5
75A-7 Hawk x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed
still some planes at soerbaja
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Morning Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 32
32 Runway hits??? are they counting cannon fire hits???
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Morning Air attack on 34th JNAF AF Unit , at 128,177 (Raoul Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
no big deal
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Afternoon Air attack on 91st Naval Guard Unit, at 100,169 (Lord Howe Island)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
what?? is 7 the magic number for b-17 planes in an attack for it to work??? what a difference from Raoul
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Ground combat at Fenton (76,126)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12327 troops, 123 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 391

Defending force 160 troops, 0 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 352

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 352 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Fenton !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1
pushing down into australia from Darwin
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Ground combat at Prome (55,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1746 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 89

Defending force 1197 troops, 30 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
567 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Regiment
Yokosuka Assault SNLF /1
82nd JAAF AF Bn /1

Defending units:
3rd Burma Rifles Battalion
103rd RN Base Force
my guys that dropped into Prome are helping
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Ground combat at Baker Island (149,136)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1451 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Baker Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Assaulting units:
64th Naval Guard Unit
trying to get ready for the push into Pago Pago

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/24/2019 9:45:17 PM   
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so the boys were getting a little rambunctious and i thought it might be nice to take a little trip down south for some R&R (I mean target practice). We had an ok time, the weather was not good, we didn't see all the sights we wanted to see and i made a error in communicating orders that puts us in a terrible predicament that might be difficult to escape from. Auckland sounded like a nice place, none of us had ever been there, some BBs had been seen there along with some B-17s. We loaded up a lot of film and decided we would go take some shots. Turns out one of my carrier task forces misunderstood and thought Auckland was a port call. I don't know if we will ever see them again.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/24/2019 10:31:28 PM   
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In the real war:

Day 914 March 2, 1942

Java. Japanese Western force advances 40 miles from Serang, threatening to cut off the route South from Batavia, but they are held at Leuwiliang for 2 days by Australian Blackforce (under Brigadier Arthur Blackburn VC). The direct advance on Batavia is slowed by the marshy terrain and bridges blown up by retreating Dutch troops. At Soebang, 250 Dutch troops with 20 tanks attempt to retake Kalidjati airfield but they are repelled. Japanese Eastern Force captures the oilfields at Tjepoe (now Cepu). Dutch government moves from Batavia to a safer location 70 miles inland at Bandoeng and US B-17 bombers begin evacuating key personnel to Australia. Dutch scuttle warships at Soerabaja to prevent capture by the Japanese (destroyers HNLMS Banckert & Witte de With, non-functional submarines K-10, K-13 & K-18, minesweepers HNLMS B & D, minelayers HNLMS Rigel, Soemenep & Bangkalan). Damaged US destroyer USS Stewart is not demolished in dry dock as planned (will be repaired and commissioned into the Japanese Navy as Patrol Boat No. 102).

At 9 PM East of Bali in the Lombok Strait, US submarine USS Sailfish sinks Japanese auxiliary aircraft transport Kamogawa Maru (5 crew, 273 troops and 48 passengers lost). USS Sailfish is counterattack with 40 depth charges but suffers little damage.

In the Java Sea. Adding to yesterday’s damage, US submarine USS Perch is depth-charged again, this time by Japanese destroyer Ushio. Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi rescues 442 survivors from HMS Exeter, HMS Encounter and USS Pope who have been adrift for 20 hours.

A Japanese battle group lurks in the Indian Ocean to interrupt the escape route South from Java to Australia. At 7 PM, Japanese cruiser Maya and destroyers Arashi & Nowaki pummel British destroyer HMS Stronghold with 1,270 8-inch & 5-inch shells from 2,000 yards (75 killed, 50 survivors picked up by Japanese cruiser Maya next morning). At 9 PM 500 miles South of Java, Japanese cruisers Takao and Atago sink US destroyer USS Pillsbury, with 5 minutes of shellfire (all 145 crew and 28 sailors from USS Stewart killed).

Burma. Japanese 33rd and 55th Infantry Divisions cross River Sittang on ferries unopposed at Kunzeik and Donzayit, North of the demolished Sittang Bridge. They cross the irrigated rice paddies of the Sittang delta and push 2nd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment (7th Armored Division) out of the village of Waw. 2nd RTR withdraws 20 miles West to Payagyi, an important road junction protecting Rangoon held by the remnants of Indian 17th Infantry Division following their disaster at Sittang Bridge.

In our PBEM game:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 02, 42
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ASW attack near Auckland at 116,185

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
DD Cummings
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Submarine attack near Auckland at 116,185

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
AP Henderson
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Submarine attack near Gisborne at 117,187

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
AP Henderson, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
Lots of subs hanging around to see if ships flee from Auckland as our vacation caravan was spotted the day before.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Auckland at 115,185, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
DD Yukikaze
DD Maikaze
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui

Allied Ships
MTB 9
PT boat thought the better of it
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Auckland at 115,185, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Maya
CA Chokai
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
DM Ramsay, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
DM Breese, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
DM Preble, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
Well at least there are fewer ASW assets to bother my subs
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Auckland at 115,185, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Maya
CA Chokai
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
AMc Humphrey, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
AMc Gale, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
couple more gone
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Auckland at 115,185, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Maya
CA Chokai
DD Amatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
ACM Planter, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
Don't know how many the allies get early but maybe it'l help
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Sub attack near Auckland at 116,185

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
CL Raleigh, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

CL Raleigh is sighted by SS I-3
SS I-3 launches 4 torpedoes
that's the kind of thing i was hoping for
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Sub attack near Gisborne at 117,187

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
AP Henderson, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
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Night Naval bombardment of Auckland at 115,185 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

56 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1
BB Hiei
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Manpower hits 1
Fires 1633
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 17
Port hits 2
ummm, ok , no ships in port?, no planes at the airfield?????? Came looking for BBs and B-17s and shut out
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Night Naval bombardment of Auckland at 115,185

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Takao

Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Fires 1767
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
Port hits 1
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Night Naval bombardment of Auckland at 115,185 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Tatsuyuke
DD Sazanami
DD Amagiri
DD Sagiri

Manpower hits 2
Fires 1365
Runway hits 10
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Night Naval bombardment of Auckland at 115,185 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami

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

Heavy Industry hits 1
Fires 1888
Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 4
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1
everybody wants to help
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Night Naval bombardment of Adak Island at 162,52

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB Arizona
BB Nevada
DD Preston
DD Perkins
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Helm
DD Bagley

Japanese ground losses:
226 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Runway hits 1
Port hits 1
what? wait? Adak? That the complete other end of the pacific! what is this?
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Auckland at 115,185, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
DD Hibiki
DD Shikinami
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri
DD Tachekaze

Allied Ships
MTB 9

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat
These guys thought Auckland was a port call!!!! Are they dead meat???? will they escape??
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palmerston North at 116,190

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AV Wright, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Fulton, Bomb hits 3, on fire
are these guys flying off those carriers parked in Auckland harbor? Are the Zero pilots drunk and couldn't fly???
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gisborne at 119,189

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Mustin
DD Hughes
DD O'Brien, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
where the hell are the zeros????
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gisborne at 117,187

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AMc Crossbill, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AG Argonne, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AG Sirius, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AKE Exmoor, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
crappy weather but some of my bombers just won't quit
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palmerston North at 116,190

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AD Dobbin, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AV Wright, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AS Fulton, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AR Vestal, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
DD Jarvis
again? where are my zeros? where are the enemy fighters??? thank god.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gisborne at 120,189

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AP Hugh L. Scott, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Matua, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Salamaua, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
man these guys got guts. hate to think their all on a suicide mission without knowing it
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gisborne at 117,187

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AG Argonne, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AG Sirius, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
AKE Exmoor, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
i'm going to miss them
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Afternoon Air attack on Auckland , at 115,185

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 51
B5N2 Kate x 49
D3A1 Val x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed by flak

Port hits 2
ok, now they try to get in the act and they all get wasted along the way


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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/24/2019 10:35:42 PM   
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my CV TF is still sitting in Auckland.

Holy mistaken mouse click batman!

Will they escape?

will they end up as a reef at the bottom of Auckland Port?

Tune in tomorrow to find out.

Same Bat Time!

Same Bat Station!

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/26/2019 1:16:52 AM   
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Perhaps i was a little too worried. Having KB start the day in an enemy port amongst mines a long way from home with the exact whereabouts enemy CVs and BBs unclear isn't my idea of fun. But we retreated and it looks like we can make it back to port without too much pain.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/26/2019 1:26:41 AM   
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On This day in the real war:

Day 915 March 3, 1942

At 7 AM, In the Java Sea. US submarine USS Perch surfaces, badly damaged and unable to dive. Japanese destroyer Ushio attacks with shellfire and Perch’s crew abandons ship (all 59 crew rescued by Ushio but 6 will die in captivity).

Java. Australian Blackforce continues to hold up Japanese Western Force at Leuwiliang, preventing the advances towards the capital Batavia. Japanese Eastern Force advances towards the Allied naval base at Soerabaja, capturing Bojonegoro.

South of Java, Japanese destroyers Arashi and Nowaki sink US gunboat USS Asheville (all 170 crew lost).

Northwest Australia. At 9.20 AM, 9 Japanese Zero fighters from Koepang, Timor, strafe the Roebuck Bay flying boat anchorage at Broome (destroying 15 flying boats) and RAAF airfield (destroying 2 USAAF B-17s, 2 RAAF Hudsons and a Dutch Lockheed Lodestar). They also shoot down a USAAF B-24 Liberator (carrying 30 wounded personnel) which crashes into the sea 10 miles off Broome and a KLM Douglas DC-3 airliner (carrying refugees from Java) which crashes into the jungle 50 miles North of Broome (diamonds worth £150,000–300,000 are lost). In total, 88 Dutch, Australians and Americans are killed. 1 Zero is shot down.

Burma. Japanese capture Payagyi from Indian 17th Infantry Division. British 7th Queen's Own Hussars (7th Armored Brigade) arrive to reinforce the Indians in US-made Stuart “honey” tanks. In the first clash of British and Japanese armor, 4 Japanese Type 95 light tanks are knocked out by the Stuarts and 3 ‘honeys’ are hit by Japanese anti-tank guns.

In our PBEM game:
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 03, 42
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kabara at 137,164, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kiso Maru, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
PB Kohuku Maru, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
PB Myoken Maru, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
PB Nanpo Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Mahan

Japanese ground losses:
464 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (6 destroyed, 5 disabled)
i was occupying a few little islands between Fiji and Pago Pago and a surface combat TF came and ruined our day. I'll have provide a little more protection and get some Jakes over there to snoop
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tjilatjap at 51,102

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
PT TM-12, Shell hits 2, heavy damage
PT TM-10, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
PT TM-13

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
nice having Nicks around for those PT boats.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Broome at 62,127

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 24
G4M1 Betty x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Java
DD Evertsen
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
i guess i should split these up and have some carry bombs
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Broome at 62,127

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Java
DD Banckert

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
Yup
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Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 750 troops, 93 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1217

Defending force 55630 troops, 417 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1338

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

Assaulting units:
116th Division
138th Infantry Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Armored Car Co
34th Division
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
7th RGC Temp. Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
30th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
3rd Group Army
2nd Group Army
31st Group Army
7th New Chinese Corps
This might take a while
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Ground combat at 87,45 (near Chengchow)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 225 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Defending force 592 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
338 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th Armored Car Co

Defending units:
69th Chinese Corps
nice example for what some know well armor works well against chinese
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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 54381 troops, 524 guns, 186 vehicles, Assault Value = 1816

Defending force 11839 troops, 102 guns, 49 vehicles, Assault Value = 266

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1063

Allied adjusted defense: 135

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Soerabaja !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 7 destroyed
B-339D: 3 destroyed
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed
Do-24K-1: 3 destroyed
T.IVa: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
617 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
5837 casualties reported
Squads: 97 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 304 destroyed, 76 disabled
Engineers: 51 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 85 (80 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 51 (50 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 10
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
2nd Division
Imperial Guards Division
38th Division
124th Infantry Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Artilleriecommando Coastal Gun Battalion
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Marinier Battalion
Loemafjang Base Force
Commandement Marine
MLD
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
North Java Base Force
Soerabaja Base Force
that was pretty good. I assume those planes were restricted and couldn't evacuate. I still think its good to kill them. Lots of troops available to travel elsewhere now.
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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4304 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 144

Defending force 2790 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Japanese adjusted assault: 104

Allied adjusted defense: 58

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
204 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Guards Regiment

Defending units:
Sabang Garrison Battalion
Korps Marechausee Battalion
2nd Garrison Battalion
Sabang Base Force
i better wait for some more troops

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 10/27/2019 8:01:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RADM.Yamaguchi
Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4304 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 144

Defending force 2790 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Japanese adjusted assault: 104

Allied adjusted defense: 58

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
204 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Guards Regiment

Defending units:
Sabang Garrison Battalion
Korps Marechausee Battalion
2nd Garrison Battalion
Sabang Base Force
i better wait for some more troops

Naah, that one should be doable, you were close to 2:1, and now forts are down to 0. And enemy had 2 times as many loses.

Don't use so many ships in bombardment, you need at least two strong TFs, if enemy fleet shows up. Plus you should hunt with them those retreating vessels.
And always keep BBs with your CVs, they tend to be chosen as target, instead of your CVs. One hit may disable your CV, because of poor damage control.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/9/2019 12:29:51 PM   
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Real life has been real busy so i have been able to continue the PBEM but been remiss in updating the AAR.

It is now 3/14/42 and things seem to be progressing okay except for china. I just don't have the patience for tactical. I think i can handle the strategy half way decently but the tactics puts me to sleep. i never had used the move mode until mid february in this game. I just didn't understand how to use it in all my other games. Pretty stupid.

I lost a CS when my opponents made a deep raid near Palembang so that's the only capital ship i have lost so far. If you add in 8 old DDs and 3 TBs it doesn't seem like a lot given the territories i've taken.

Fog of war and all that but it seems i have had some luck in sinking my opponents naval assets, especially cruisers. My people tell me we have sunk 3 BBs, 5 CAs, 14 CLs, 24 DDs, 19 SSs and lots of other ships. I don't know enough about the game to know which of the other ships are important to keep track of. Perhaps one of you could clue me in.

In the air i have lost 231 Sallys. I know that is a WITP AE record. pretty silly stuff. lots of Lilys too and Nells. but funny enough not a lot of really good pilots. There are a lot of op losses in those numbers. My opponent has not contested my air crews much so i have very few Aces at this point but almost all my CV zero pilots have 80+ exp and lost of vals and kates too.

I've got 2 weeks left of the bonus and should have the following:

Aluetians: I've got Adak almost done as a large base and a number of smaller bases around it.
Bonins, Marianas, Carolines: fort building
Marshall, Gilberts, Ellices: fort building
Fijis, Tongas: fort building
New Caledonia, New Hebrides: large bases at Noumea and Luganville and lots of smaller bases around them.
New Guinea, New Britain: large base at Rabaul and lots of smaller bases around them.
solomons, Santa Cruz: pathway for ships to Noumea
Lord Howe, Norfolk, Raoul Is: Nav search bases to spy on southern pacific naval traffic
eastern Australia down to Brisbane: Cooktown and Cairns so far.....
Northern Australia: Darwin, Wyndam so far......
Philippines, Celebes, Timor: Fort building some port expansion for oil
Borneo, Java, Sumatra: Fort building some port expansion for oil
Malaya, Thailand, Burma: fort building - Magwe and n burma still allied but close to being done.

need to think and plan for my next wave after consolidating and resting ships and aircraft.

any suggestions?


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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 1:40:16 PM   
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Track his loses pf large TKs and AOs, when he starts his counter attack and drives further away from his centers of supplies he will need these to feed his fleet. Sink many of them early will hamper his ability to move quickly and deeply because of lack of fuel supplies forward.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 5:32:53 PM   
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KB starts with 80exp pilots, so no change here :)

You should work now on your pilots training. The most important goal is to secure Burma, so supply don't flow into China.
Generally you have to prepare counterattack, to strike Allies, when they try to make some initial landing, when you still have advantage. Aleutians are frequent first target, but you have Fiji, so that is also possible. You should try to destroy large LCUs, especially non Chinese, and non US, as that other have low replacement rate.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 9:20:36 PM   
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Track his loses pf large TKs and AOs, when he starts his counter attack and drives further away from his centers of supplies he will need these to feed his fleet. Sink many of them early will hamper his ability to move quickly and deeply because of lack of fuel supplies forward.

Thanks for the advice. I haven't done very well in that regard. I've only sunk 4 AOs and 8 TKs. I haven't figured out yet where i might have better luck finding them. I thought i would see a few going to australia because i have all those islands with search planes but not much so far.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 9:23:16 PM   
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KB starts with 80exp pilots, so no change here :)

You should work now on your pilots training. The most important goal is to secure Burma, so supply don't flow into China.
Generally you have to prepare counterattack, to strike Allies, when they try to make some initial landing, when you still have advantage. Aleutians are frequent first target, but you have Fiji, so that is also possible. You should try to destroy large LCUs, especially non Chinese, and non US, as that other have low replacement rate.

This is the current picture in Burma. Do you think the supply flow is cut?




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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 9:26:03 PM   
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KB starts with 80exp pilots, so no change here :)

You should work now on your pilots training. The most important goal is to secure Burma, so supply don't flow into China.
Generally you have to prepare counterattack, to strike Allies, when they try to make some initial landing, when you still have advantage. Aleutians are frequent first target, but you have Fiji, so that is also possible. You should try to destroy large LCUs, especially non Chinese, and non US, as that other have low replacement rate.

I was trying to prepare the aluetians. a division, brigade and more at adak. snlfs elsewhere. Building up a 5th fleet around CAs,DDs. How much is enough?







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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 9:30:20 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 19, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Derby at 64,127, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi
APD Hishu, Shell hits 2
APD Kiku, Shell hits 1
APD Tade, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Tsuta, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Java
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
I was trying to take the rest of N. Australia and got surprised. I'll miss those APDs

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Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 745 troops, 93 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2370

Defending force 57171 troops, 417 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1467

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

Assaulting units:
138th Infantry Regiment
61st Infantry Brigade
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Division
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
116th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
9th Armored Car Co
7th RGC Temp. Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
3rd Group Army
2nd Group Army
21st Group Army
7th New Chinese Corps
i'm not very good at china. I'd like to Sinyang out of the way to have the rail line open to reorganize. Any ideas here?


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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 9:32:25 PM   
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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/12/2019 11:40:14 PM   
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I think supply still flows from Myitkyina to Paoshan. Not much, but if he planned right, he can push some through the jungle.

When he strikes at Aleutians, he will bring all CVs, so your only possible answer is KB. You need 1-2 Divisions for quick counter landing, and possibly some mobile Brigade to airlift. But when he come, he will take some of those empty Bases. You need to get all green dots first, there could be troops already there expanding them. Don't keep your fleet at front. Alpha Strike will sink them, before you know he is coming.
Just observe which Bases he recon.

In China, don't fight in difficult terrain, just leave there enough forces to blockade. There are enough Bases in clear terrain to take.
I see lots of warnings in east China. Lack of garrison? Anyway, take whole coast, there are some serious supply production there. And city is on the coast, great spot for BB gunnery training.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/13/2019 4:41:43 PM   
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The ability of TK and AO convoy hunting is helped by your float plane carrying subs along his suspected convoy routes to NZ-OZ. Once you have figured out where those routes are then you can send in a portion of the KB to raid those lines of supply and sink his tankers at sea.

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RE: RADM Yamaguchi's Diary (Pls no affins or cheesesteak) - 11/16/2019 1:48:48 PM   
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The ability of TK and AO convoy hunting is helped by your float plane carrying subs along his suspected convoy routes to NZ-OZ. Once you have figured out where those routes are then you can send in a portion of the KB to raid those lines of supply and sink his tankers at sea.

Thanks Bif. I'll try.

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