From: Richmond, VA
Tell me more about this fantasy world in which VAC actually works on turns, please, BBfanboy.
Apparently our opponent was awoken with thoughts of dread at 2:30 this morning that he had made an error. I presume this is how the conversation went.
RA Yamaguchi: Mother of God! Somebody a mistake, somebody made a big GD mistake (yes, that is a combined Hunt for Red October and Starship Troopers quote, what of it? Cheeseteak is not the only one around here with questionable movie taste)
Geisha: It ok, Mr. Guch, it ok
RAY: No, get me Yamamoto on the phone, right now!
Geisha: You mean your boss?
RAY: No, damnit, he's not my boss in this war!!!
RAY: We must cable the Americans, we need to turn back time!!!
Geisha: You want me to get Jon Bon Jovi on the line?
RAY: Is that the name of the Allied Supreme Leader?
At least we know he's committed to the game.
Anyway, some more interesting movement on major IJA formations today. The 2nd and 38th Inf. Divisions, creme de la creme of the IJA so to speak, landed along with 16th Army HQ at Semarang on Java. It seems probable that he is going to mop up the DEI and Singapore before pursuing serious combat ops elsewhere. I'm not complaining although he seems on target to have them handled by the end of February which I think is solid efficiency on his part, but does give us some time to get organized.
Seems to be some sort of carrier activity near Wake. We've evac'd everyone but the base force and PBYs at this point, but with all the activity from reinforcing and evacuating we're hoping he's fooled.
SigInt says we have a convoy moving to Tavoy. Dispatched some old RN C Class CLs to see if they can get lucky. He has air superiority over lower Burma, but no troop movement as yet north of Tavoy.
In response to expected attack in the Aleutians we are sending 138th Inf Regt to Adak to join the Combat Eng. regiment already there. That'll give us 200 AV behind some decent forts. Should be tough if he doesn't bring a serious invasion force.
Main CV group is off South tip of South Island (NZ), heading to Oz for gas. Yorktown is moving south towards Palmyra.
SigInt indicates 91st Nav Guard unit at Lord Howe Island. That would make sense but our daily B-17 raids from Sydney are causing tons of support disables but minimal combat squads disabled. Moving the Aussie CAs closer for a potential bombardment mission.