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IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Troy (I... - 9/7/2019 1:33:58 PM   
castor troy


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Hi guys!

So after coming back to the forum after my long absence due to my accident I'm also back into the game. Was aiming at a PBEM as the Allied commander but am now going as the IJ commander vs Mundy. I really appriciate playing a well known forum veteran!

BigBabes scen 28 with extended map

Settings:

FOW ON
Advanced weather OFF
PDU ON
Historical First turn OFF
Allied damage control ON
Surprise ON
Realistic R&D ON
Reliable USN torps OFF
No unit withdrawals OFF
Reinforcements for both sides +/- 60 days
turn cicle 1 day

Auto sub ops OFF
Turn cycle 1

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 9/7/2019 1:52:53 PM   
castor troy


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Orders are given and the first turn goes in... not sure I'm happy about the outcome and at the moment I'm a tad frustrated by the workload one has to do the first turns as the IJ commander


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-19, hits 3

Allied Ships
PC Taney
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1
PC Tiger

PC Tiger cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-19
PC Tiger loses contact with SSX Ha-19
PC Taney cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-19
SSX Ha-19 eludes PC Taney by hugging bottom


forgot about the subs around Pearl and four of them launch midgets to attack the Pacific Fleet. Have never seen a midget scoring a hit in all the years playing. Won't matter much, a single torp hit will be repaired in Pearl's shipyard probably within 4-5 weeks

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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu at 53,77

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Dai Tung is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 attacking on the surface

at the same time I-157 kills a small freighter. IIRC this attack is something I've always seen in my game starts...


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Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 29

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

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 73 minutes

whoops!! Forgot about those Nells going to Wake... this could have been bad for the bombers but not one gets even shot...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 54
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAKL Dona Nati, Bomb hits 1, on fire
YO-41, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1
SS S-37, Bomb hits 1
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Seawolf, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
YO-42, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Searaven, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 1

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

Repair Shipyard hits 3
Port hits 7


as you can see, the target is Manila, not Hawaii... before KB strikes we see a combined attack by the IJNAF and IJAAF... results are, well, poor... dropping only one bomb per IJN bomber means literally mostly misses and the couple of IJA bombers didn't do much better...

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 24th PG/17th PS has been caught up in attack


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 54
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 135

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel, Bomb hits 1
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Spearfish, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Swordfish, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AM Lark, Bomb hits 1
SS Seal, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AV Langley, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Perch, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
SS S-38, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
SS Saury, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS Salmon, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 1
SS S-41, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Shark, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
SS S-40, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 4, on fire
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-32, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Peary, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 1
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Sagoland, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Otus, Bomb hits 1
PT Q-111, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Seadragon, Bomb hits 1
AS Holland, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Snapper, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
SS Tarpon, Bomb hits 1
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 1
xAK Cape Fairweather, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 1
PT-31, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Hai Kwang, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Pope, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Porpoise, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Permit, Bomb hits 1
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1
SS Pike, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

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

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 13
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 3


here's KB! Doing better than the level bombers but not nearly as good as expected... not one torpedo was dropped, the Kates scored an ok number of 800kg bomb hits and the Vals scored their 250kg bomb hits (which don't do all that much in Babes with the reduced bomb damage). End result is probably 10-12 subs sunk, which is not even 50% of the submarine fleet based at Manila. Imagine real life 100+ level bombers plus nearly 300 carrier based bombers attacking a harbour when the main target were the subs and you don't even take out halve of the 25 subs based there... Castor is not happy...

Not that it would really hurt the Allied player to even lose all subs there, when the duds are fixed he will swim in subs anyways but taking those out early would be usually worth a damaged or sunk IJ carrier in the first year, at least that's my experience. Main reason not to go for Pearl aren't the subs though but the fact that after you attack Hawaii you have your carriers in a corner you don't need them so I opted for Manila.



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 35th PG/21st PS has been caught up in attack
Massive explosion on SS Sculpin


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

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





Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
10 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

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


this one was extremly surprising to me in more than one way... first off, Mundy forgot to change orders of Force Z, meaning the Brits end up in my bomber range. Second, while Force Z was spotted all day long we only launch one pityful strike that is even shot up by two damned Buffalos and then around halve of my bombers attack from ahead or stern unable to hit POW or Repulse. Those that target the ships broadsides land three torps on Repulse for literally no damage. No follow on explosions, no critical damage, nothing. Repulse doesn't even end up heavily damaged after those 3 torps... what a start...


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Afternoon Air attack on Nakhon Si Thammarat , at 51,70

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 5
Buffalo I x 13

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IF bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 40 lb GP Bomb

enemy immediately flies retaliation strikes on Japanese airfields...

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Afternoon Air attack on Nakhon Si Thammarat , at 51,70

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1
Hudson I x 4

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb







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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 9/7/2019 2:09:18 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
DD Helm
DD Patterson
DD Ralph Talbot

SS I-172 is located by DD Helm
I-172 diving deep ....
DD Patterson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

as the enemy spotted my subs around Pearl we see ASW forces moving out to hunt them... am never really succesful with subs if they aren't closely operating with the fleet so I will not keep them around Hawaii for long...


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TF 245 encounters mine field at Batu Pahat (49,82)

Allied Ships
AMc Jarak
AMc Klias, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

6 mines cleared


sent one of the minelayer subs to mine the retreat path of Repulse (if going to India) but all we get is a dead 1pt AMc and Force Z probably fled South...

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ASW attack near Djemadja at 52,83

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
DD Tenedos
DD Express
DD Electra

SS I-154 is sighted by escort
I-154 bottoming out ....
DD Express fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Electra attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-154 eludes ASW attack from DD Electra
DD Electra fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

more ASW attacks but at this stage of the war I'm not all that much afraid of Allied ASW in deep water hexes...

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Sub attack near Lahaina at 190,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
AVD McFarland

SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes
I-19 diving deep ....
AVD McFarland fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD McFarland fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD McFarland fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD McFarland fails to find sub, continues to search...
AVD McFarland fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,72, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Lee, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

I think the torps spent missing this small freighter were worth more than the freighter...

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 85% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAKL Dai Lee at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAKL Dai Lee at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAKL Dai Lee at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAKL Dai Lee at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAKL Dai Lee sunk by CA Maya at 8,000 yards
xAKL Dai Lee sunk by CA Maya at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Pescadores at 84,63, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 12, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 26
MTB 27, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Hong Kong's MTB show up to disrupt my shipping around Formosa... 4 of them are dispatched and the rest hopefully runs now...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Vincent L. gains tactical advantage
MTB 11 sunk by DD Samidare at 15,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 8 at 15,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 7 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 27 at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 8 at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 7 at 10,000 yards
Vincent L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 27 at 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 26 at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 26 at 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 9 at 7,000 yards
MTB 8 sunk by DD Yudachi at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 27 at 9,000 yards
MTB 12 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 27 at 13,000 yards
MTB 27 sunk by DD Yudachi at 13,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 13,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 7 at 21,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 186,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
DD Mugford
DD Patterson
DD Ralph Talbot

SS I-172 is located by DD Mugford
I-172 diving deep ....
DD Patterson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ralph Talbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ralph Talbot loses contact with SS I-172
SS I-172 eludes ASW attack from DD Ralph Talbot
DD Ralph Talbot cannot reach attack position over SS I-172
DD Ralph Talbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ralph Talbot is out of ASW ammo
DD Ralph Talbot is out of ASW ammo
DD Ralph Talbot is out of ASW ammo
DD Ralph Talbot is out of ASW ammo
DD Ralph Talbot is out of ASW ammo
DD Ralph Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 75

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-35A x 15
P-40B Warhawk x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 44


ouch! The Zero unit that was ordered to sweep didn't take off at all so the escorted bombers come in when the enemy Cap is waiting for them... both our escorts and the bombers got shot up badly... damn it and it's only turn two... am sure Mundy will like those results...



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
26 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
2 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 6

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-35A x 12
P-40B Warhawk x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

all 6 bombers shot down...


CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (11 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 45

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-35A x 12
P-40B Warhawk x 14
P-40E Warhawk x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

more avoidable losses...


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (8 airborne, 1 on standby, 5 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 78,81

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
D3A1 Val x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
AS Canopus

so many ships remained undamaged at Manila and we see them starting to sun now... also spotted a TF that was reported as halve a dozen subs so even those are running, most likely back to Pearl...


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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Tulsa


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 78,74

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

so damn bad target acquisition... dive bombers go after the slow merchants, the torp bombers go after the DDs that even take a precious bomber down...



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tablas at 78,81

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 16

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
PG Isabel, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Holland, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Whippoorwill, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AM Finch

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

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AS Holland
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Whippoorwill


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Iba at 78,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

as iditioc as in the morning... if you do it wrong, why not doing it better on the second try?


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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 90
D3A1 Val x 84

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
ACM Colonel Harrison, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Bisayas, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK La Estrella Caltex, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Don Esteban, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Dos Hermanos, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Don Jose, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Palawan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 3, on fire
xAKL Dona Nati, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Paz, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Repair Shipyard hits 8
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1


after the US fighters had a field day with our strikes in the morning we still see more than 2 dozen Warhawks on Cap when KB launches another port strike to at least kill some more shipping there... as you can see, NOT A SINGLE SUB was hit today, means all of the subs that were still afloat left Manila already... that's pretty disappointing... at best we sunk a dozen subs...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes

Massive explosion on xAK Ethel Edwards


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Sub attack near Lahaina at 186,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
DD Tucker
DD Reid

SS I-172 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tucker
DD Tucker fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 186,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
DD Monaghan
DD Ward

SS I-172 is located by DD Monaghan
I-172 diving deep ....
DD Ward fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa (136,128)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128



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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1822 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 110

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 110 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit


another ooops moment for me... dropping a Nav Guard on empty Tarawa when my carriers didn't strike Pearl is usually a nogo for me... no idea what Mundy is planning with his carriers but mine always go into this area to pick off careless shipping... should have 3 or even 4 more days thouhg to be safe

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Pescadores at 83,63, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 26

didn't get my orders of the invasion TFs around Formosa right and they all retreated from those MTBs in the area yesterday which causes lots of trouble, losing at least three days on operations out of Formosa... I ordered some SC TFs to kill those buggers but they aren't all that succesfully...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 7 at 7,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 9 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages CL Naka at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 10 at 2,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages DD Minegumo at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Naka engages MTB 26 at 6,000 yards
DD Samidare engages MTB 26 at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 10 at 6,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 10 at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 7 at 6,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages MTB 26 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 26 at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 7 at 11,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Takao at 83,64, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
DM Thracian, Shell hits 4, on fire

not only MTBs showed up around Pescadores but also that British DM...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 7,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DM Thracian at 10,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 13,000 yards
Powers, A.L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DM Thracian at 19,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Batavia at 49,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
xAP Hong Peng, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAP Hong Peng is sighted by SS I-121
SS I-121 attacking on the surface

mine layer sub gets a kill...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Lubang at 77,78, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41
PT Q-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-113

enemy sent out PTs from Manila and they are caught by my cruiser operating in the area...


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
Range closes to 19,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 20,000 yards
Cubero M. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-112 at 19,000 yards
PT Q-112 sunk by CA Ashigara at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-113 at 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-113 at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT-41 at 23,000 yards
Cubero M. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 24,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT-41 at 24,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Swatow at 80,64, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 13
SC Ch 14
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 18
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Yamadori Maru
xAK Tokusima Maru
xAK Kosei Maru #4
xAK Yamagiku Maru
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Somedono Maru
xAK Kosin Maru #2
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Daisin Maru
xAK Aki Maru
xAK Chowa Maru
xAK Koyo Maru
xAK Soyo Maru
xAK Sugiyama Maru
xAK Tsuyama Maru
xAK Ueizuru Maru
xAK Yasuteru Maru

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 26, Shell hits 1

that's one of the disrupted amphib task forces that now stumbles into the MTBs...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 16,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
xAK Yasuteru Maru , xAK Ueizuru Maru , xAK Tsuyama Maru ,
xAK Sugiyama Maru , xAK Soyo Maru , xAK Koyo Maru ,
xAK Chowa Maru , xAK Aki Maru , xAK Daisin Maru ,
xAK Kurohime Maru , xAK Kosin Maru #2 , xAK Somedono Maru ,
xAK Konan Maru , xAK Toyokawa Maru , xAK Yamagiku Maru ,
xAK Kosei Maru #4 , xAK Tokusima Maru , xAK Yamadori Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 18 , SC Ch 17 , SC Ch 16 ,
SC Ch 14
SC Ch 15 engages MTB 7 at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
xAK Yasuteru Maru , xAK Ueizuru Maru , xAK Tsuyama Maru ,
xAK Sugiyama Maru , xAK Soyo Maru , xAK Koyo Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 17
MTB 26 engages xAK Tenzan Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
SC Ch 18 engages MTB 26 at 10,000 yards
SC Ch 16 engages MTB 26 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
xAK Yasuteru Maru , xAK Ueizuru Maru , xAK Tsuyama Maru ,
xAK Sugiyama Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 18
SC Ch 18 engages MTB 10 at 7,000 yards
MTB 26 engages SC Ch 15 at 7,000 yards
xAK Yasuteru Maru , xAK Ueizuru Maru , xAK Tsuyama Maru ,
xAK Sugiyama Maru , xAK Soyo Maru , xAK Koyo Maru ,
xAK Chowa Maru , xAK Aki Maru , xAK Daisin Maru ,
xAK Kurohime Maru , xAK Kosin Maru #2 , xAK Somedono Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 18 , SC Ch 16 , SC Ch 15
SC Ch 13 engages MTB 26 at 7,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Konan Maru at 7,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Yamagiku Maru at 7,000 yards
MTB 26 engages xAK Tenzan Maru at 7,000 yards
Vincent L. orders Allied TF to disengage
xAK Yasuteru Maru , xAK Ueizuru Maru , xAK Tsuyama Maru ,
xAK Sugiyama Maru , xAK Soyo Maru , xAK Koyo Maru ,
xAK Chowa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by SC Ch 18 , SC Ch 14
SC Ch 13 engages MTB 7 at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Gorontalo at 73,96, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
AVD William B. Preston, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAKL Mauban, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
xAKL Montanes, Shell hits 13, and is sunk

easy prey but again I wonder why the task force fires 1/3 of the available torps at targets like this not even hitting one...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD William B. Preston at 21,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Mauban at 21,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AVD William B. Preston at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD William B. Preston at 19,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Montanes at 19,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Mauban at 19,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages AVD William B. Preston at 19,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Mauban at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD William B. Preston at 16,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AVD William B. Preston at 16,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages xAKL Mauban at 16,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 16,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD William B. Preston at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 16,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AVD William B. Preston at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD William B. Preston at 13,000 yards
CA Myoko engages AVD William B. Preston at 13,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages AVD William B. Preston at 13,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages AVD William B. Preston at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AVD William B. Preston at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD William B. Preston at 12,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AVD William B. Preston at 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Mauban at 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Montanes at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages AVD William B. Preston at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages AVD William B. Preston at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Montanes at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD William B. Preston at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Montanes at 9,000 yards
AVD William B. Preston sunk by CA Myoko at 9,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Mauban at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Montanes
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Montanes at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Montanes at 9,000 yards
xAKL Mauban sunk by CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
xAKL Montanes sunk by CA Myoko at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 13
P-40B Warhawk x 23
P-40E Warhawk x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 4 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 6 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet


this time we only sweep and leave the bombers at their home bases... highly experienced Zero pilots shoot up the defenders of Manila taking down over a dozen fighters for no loss!


CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 10 on standby, 7 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
24th PG/HqS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 74,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Nanning, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Hanyang
xAK Hai Lee, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Hong Kong's merchant fleet is fleeing towards Singapore... most of the bombers failed to locate the target...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
44 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

second Daitai goes in for a sweep and shoots down the remaining fighters on CAP... amazing result today and some retaliation for yesterday when we get reports about two dozen enemy fighters destroyed for no friendly loss...




CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Sub attack near Kalidjati at 51,99

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
AG Canopus, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

AG Canopus is sighted by SS I-121
SS I-121 attacking on the surface

I-121 finds another victim while retiring from the mine laying mission...

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18541 troops, 289 guns, 169 vehicles, Assault Value = 544

Defending force 8152 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 229

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress

waiting for another division that should arrive in 2 days then Hong Kong won't hold long and I also don't expect high losses...





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I think that it would be more effective to use the Kates, Nells, and Bettys at 1000 feet with bombs and not torpedoes on the unarmored ships. Put the Nells and Bettys on naval torpedo attack with no torpedoes available and they will carry two 250 kg bombs and four 60 kg bombs at normal range. The Kates will carry two 250 kg bombs. I have had 4 Kates attack and hit with 6 bombs. Even early Allied cruisers are vulnerable to the 250 kg bombs.

Also, with the fleeing ships broken into small TFs, split your bombers to be able to attack as many targets as is possible. It is like stomping on bugs.


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I think that it would be more effective to use the Kates, Nells, and Bettys at 1000 feet with bombs and not torpedoes on the unarmored ships. Put the Nells and Bettys on naval torpedo attack with no torpedoes available and they will carry two 250 kg bombs and four 60 kg bombs at normal range. The Kates will carry two 250 kg bombs. I have had 4 Kates attack and hit with 6 bombs. Even early Allied cruisers are vulnerable to the 250 kg bombs.

Also, with the fleeing ships broken into small TFs, split your bombers to be able to attack as many targets as is possible. It is like stomping on bugs.



absolutely true, should have put them all on bomb attacks, too late now though.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 41
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Sub attack near Toboali at 50,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
DD Whipple
DD John D. Edwards

SS I-154 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Whipple
I-154 bottoming out ....
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD John D. Edwards fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Whipple fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 70,94, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAP Legaspi, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Isla Filipinas, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Surigao, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Kanlaon II, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

the cruisers find another fleeing convoy, all low value ships...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 9,000 yards
CA Nachi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Legaspi at 9,000 yards
xAP Legaspi sunk by DD Hayashio at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze fires at xAKL Kanlaon II at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAKL Kanlaon II sunk by CA Nachi at 8,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 8,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Surigao at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Surigao at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Surigao at 6,000 yards
xAKL Surigao sunk by CA Myoko at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Isla Filipinas
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Isla Filipinas at 6,000 yards
xAKL Isla Filipinas sunk by DD Natsushio at 6,000 yards
xAKL Isla Filipinas sunk by DD Natsushio at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Donggala at 69,96, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
xAP Candioa
xAKL Regulus, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Kolambugan, Shell hits 7, and is sunk





they also intercept this convoy, a way more valuable one as Houston is escorting some small freighters, dunno why, the freighters are empty and Houston should have long been running south or towards Sumatra... lots of torpedoes fired again for no hits, Houston takes a couple of 20cm hits that penetrate her belt armor... she's not heavily damaged but heavy fires might cause some probs... would have preferred sending her to the bottom considering the advantage we had...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 11,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Regulus at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 6,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Kolambugan at 6,000 yards
xAKL Regulus sunk by CA Nachi at 6,000 yards
xAKL Kolambugan sunk by DD Hatsukaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 7,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 77,61, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 26

our destroyers react to the MTB that were returning to Hong Kong (without fuel)...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages MTB 9 at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages DD Ikazuchi at 2,000 yards
MTB 26 engages DD Ikazuchi at 2,000 yards
MTB 7 engages DD Inazuma at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages MTB 26 at 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages MTB 26 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 12 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

2 mines cleared


and to piss me off, they react directly into a minefield... Natsugumo is dead with 93 flt damage... first real loss of the war... so sending out those MTB was already worth it, not only disrupting my amphib convoys on Formosa but we also lose a valuable destroyer...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 78,60, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
MTB 7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 10, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB 26, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

the pest is sunk now although too late...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Vincent L. gains tactical advantage
DD Yudachi engages MTB 26 at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 9 at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 7 at 10,000 yards
MTB 10 sunk by DD Murasame at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 26 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages MTB 7 at 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 26 at 9,000 yards
Vincent L. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Yudachi engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
MTB 26 sunk by DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages MTB 7 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
MTB 7 sunk by DD Yudachi at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages MTB 9 at 13,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 13,000 yards
DD Harusame engages MTB 9 at 13,000 yards
MTB 9 sunk by DD Asagumo at 13,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Donggala at 67,98, Range 20,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Candioa, Shell hits 3, and is sunk


our cruisers pursue Houston and engage her in a daylight engagement... while the IJN fires probably ten times more shells they mostly miss and before Houston was really struck, she was able to land 2x8inch shells on Haguro and one on Oyashio... both ships have to retire for major repairs... at least the cruiser is sunk now...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 20,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CA Haguro launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Candioa at 20,000 yards
DD Hayashio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CA Houston at 20,000 yards
DD Oyashio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CA Houston at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 18,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages CA Houston at 18,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hayashio at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
xAP Candioa sunk by DD Natsushio at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Oyashio at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 9,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 9,000 yards
CA Houston sunk by DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-35A x 9
P-40B Warhawk x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 2 destroyed
P-35A: 4 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

we return to Clark Field and trash the enemy Cap once more, again for no loss within the Zero Daitai... quite costly to keep Cap up here but most likely Mundy was encouraged to do this after he trashed my first bomber raid a couple of days ago... slowly preparing to land on the Philipines, the Brit MTB have cost me precious time here...


CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Quinhon at 69,69

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Ming Sang
xAK Hanyang

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Quinhon at 69,69

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Kanchow, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Hanyang
xAK Fatshan, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Donggala at 67,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb


wonder if those Dutch bombers can hit something with 1 bomb but attacking at 1000 ft might pose a threat to my ships... anyways, I don't like seeing bombers targetting my ships...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Quinhon at 69,69

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Hanyang, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Yat Shing
xAKL Chengtu

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp







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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41
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Submarine attack near Soerabaja at 56,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
xAK John Lykes, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAK John Lykes is sighted by SS I-121
SS I-121 launches 2 torpedoes

I-121 scores another hit off Sumatra!


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Submarine attack near Soerabaja at 57,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
AG Gemma, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

AG Gemma is sighted by SS I-121
SS I-121 launches 2 torpedoes at AG Gemma

and moving a hex further the sub kills another ship, makes it four now since she retired from her mine laying mission... what a great performance, she sunk more ships so far than all other subs alltogether!

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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 72,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
AM Finch

Captain of SS I-164 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
AM Finch fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Finch fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Finch fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Finch fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Finch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 70,93, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
DD Scout
DD Thanet, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

was already thinking about those 2 destroyers where they might have moved to... we find them tonight and one should be done... hundreds of shells fired for 5 hits


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 10,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
CA Maya launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Scout at 10,000 yards
CL Kuma fires at DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
CL Natori launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
DD Minazuki launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Satsuki at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Minazuki at 10,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Scout at 10,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Fumizuki at 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Fumizuki at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Nagatsuki at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
Davies, E.S. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
Davies, E.S. orders Allied TF to disengage
CA Ashigara engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Soerabaja at 56,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
AG Gold Star, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

AG Gold Star is sighted by SS I-153
SS I-153 launches 2 torpedoes

another AG sunk...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Ming Sang, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Chengtu, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Yat Shing

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


only a couple of ships left that fled from Hong Kong


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32831 troops, 393 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 927

Defending force 8247 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 541

Allied adjusted defense: 581

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1405 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 124 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 17 (4 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
662 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

ugh! bad result IMO for this attack... 66th Inf Reg took 70% disablements as if they did a Banzai charge... guess we need at least 2 more deliberate attacks to take the base, means the unrestricted div there that should go into the DEI will take some more disablements... not good, not good!


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress



a Mavis picked up an Allied carrier TF around Tarawa!!! the amphib convoy that was unloading a NavGuard unit there should be safe though, wonder if Mundy presses his CV further towards Truk or Kwajalein, have Betties and Nells plus escorts waiting for him if he does...


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In my current game against the AI, the Enterprise group ran over a midget sub carrier with no reaction set. I had it going to get another minisub. Out of 8 torpedoes fired, only two hit - one for an ammmo storage explosion, the other for a fuel explosion. It did not try to make Johnston Island and go into the port there. It registered as sunk two days later near Lahina. So luck can be a factor.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 70,93, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
CM Prins van Oranje, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

the cruisers sink a big mine layer, no idea if the ship was able to place her mines somewhere before being sunk...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages CM Prins van Oranje at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CM Prins van Oranje at 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages CM Prins van Oranje at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages CM Prins van Oranje at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CM Prins van Oranje at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CM Prins van Oranje sunk by CA Ashigara at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 70,93, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
AS Otus, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Canopus, Shell hits 1
AM Finch, Shell hits 1

2 AS fleeing from Manila, one gets nailed the other one escapes unharmed... not that it would matter all that much but sinking those ships early usually makes life for the Allied a little less comfortable until things get really started for them...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AS Otus at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AS Otus at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Finch at 11,000 yards
CA Maya engages AS Otus at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages AS Otus at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AS Canopus at 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages AS Otus at 10,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages AS Otus at 10,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages AS Otus at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AS Otus at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages AS Otus at 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Finch at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages AS Canopus at 9,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 56,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
DD Stewart
DD Paul Jones

SS I-153 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Stewart
I-153 bottoming out ....
DD Paul Jones fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Paul Jones fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Paul Jones fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Paul Jones fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Paul Jones fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Kangean at 60,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
xAP Koolama, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

xAP Koolama is sighted by SS I-162
SS I-162 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Koolama

what my cruisers miss is being picked off by my subs, at least when we talk about those single ship TFs...

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Submarine attack near Madjene at 63,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAKL Magallanes, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

xAKL Magallanes is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Magallanes


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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 57,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
DD Vendetta
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein


no luck hitting one of the destroyers... seems like at least 2 ASW TFs around Soerabaja...

SS I-153 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Vendetta
I-153 bottoming out ....
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,98, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Cetus, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 20,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Cetus at 20,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAKL Cetus at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Cetus at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Cetus at 15,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Cetus at 15,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAKL Cetus at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
xAKL Cetus sunk by CA Nachi at 12,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,98, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
xAP Elcano, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ravnaas, Shell hits 24, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Escalante, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAK Governor Wright, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Sarangami, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAKL Taurus, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

looks like a bigger target than it was, mostly low value freighters...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 22,000 yards
CA Nachi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at TK Manatawny at 22,000 yards
xAP Elcano sunk by CA Nachi at 22,000 yards
CA Nachi fires at xAK Governor Wright at 22,000 yards
CA Nachi engages TK Manatawny at 22,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAK Governor Wright at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAK Governor Wright at 20,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAK Ravnaas at 20,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAKL Taurus at 20,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Escalante at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Nachi engages TK Manatawny at 18,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAK Governor Wright at 18,000 yards
CA Myoko engages TK Manatawny at 18,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAKL Taurus at 18,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages TK Manatawny at 18,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAK Governor Wright at 18,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages TK Manatawny at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAK Governor Wright at 14,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages TK Manatawny at 14,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 14,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages xAK Ravnaas at 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Escalante at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages TK Manatawny at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAK Ravnaas at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAK Ravnaas at 11,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages TK Manatawny at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAK Governor Wright at 8,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAK Ravnaas at 8,000 yards
xAKL Taurus sunk by DD Hayashio at 8,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAK Ravnaas at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages TK Manatawny at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages TK Manatawny at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Ravnaas at 7,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages TK Manatawny at 7,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages TK Manatawny at 7,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Sarangami
DD Natsushio engages xAKL Sarangami at 7,000 yards
TK Manatawny sunk by DD Hatsukaze at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Escalante at 7,000 yards
xAKL Sarangami sunk by CA Myoko at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Escalante at 7,000 yards
xAK Governor Wright sunk by DD Natsushio at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAK Ravnaas at 7,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages xAK Ravnaas at 7,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages xAKL Escalante at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Escalante at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAK Ravnaas at 8,000 yards
xAK Ravnaas sunk by CA Haguro at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAKL Escalante at 13,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages xAKL Escalante at 13,000 yards
xAKL Escalante sunk by DD Hatsukaze at 13,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Wakayama at 108,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Taibun Maru
xAK Kinsyu Maru
PB Okuyo Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Sargo

Sargo operating near the homeislands, hitting with duds...

SS Sargo launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Taibun Maru
PB Okuyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Okuyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Okuyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Okuyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Okuyo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 2
P-40B Warhawk x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 7

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
40 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

we keep reducing enemy fighter strenght over the Philipines... I'm happy about every P40 destroyed as this is the Allied's best fighter at the moment and they are falling like flies vs my Zero daitais...

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cam Ranh Bay at 61,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Yat Shing, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 52,83

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
D3A1 Val x 22

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CM Rigel, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

KB has moved towards Singapore and we spot several CM on the Eastcoast of Malaya... Mundy is clearly trying to mine Mersing, Kuantan and perhaps further bases to the North to intervene with my landings that will inevitably happening here... don't know if he has set his Buffalos to LRCAP, seeing 16 above that single CM was a bit freightening... we take a good number of them down but the Zeroes on escort aren't Zeroes on sweep and the Buffalos even get a shot at my Vals... not sure if we caught the CM before or after minelaying...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 5

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CMc Pro Patria, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

coastal minelayer is sunk too, not worth the torps though...


CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 52
B5N2 Kate x 54

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 10 destroyed

Allied Ships
ML No. 311, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
HDML 1063, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Jarak, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
HDML 1062, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ML No. 310
HDML P 10, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Rahman, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


this was the main air action today when KB sends 100+ aircraft to attack those ****ty ships Mundy kept at Singapore to draw search aircraft and airstrikes into his Cap... lost several Vals during the air search phase due to this already... the Zeroes do their job but we also suffer some losses over the course of the day... would have liked to launch a sweep on Singers first but it didn't launch at all... tally of the day is still okayish but the air losses weren't worth those hits on 1 pt trash ships that haven't got any other use... 20 Buffaolos reported shot down is about one third of his total Buffalos available at Singers...


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead








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Submarine attack near Donggala at 67,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
AS Canopus, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

AS Canopus is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes

Canopus managed to escape our cruisers but 2 torps from I-155 finished her...


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Submarine attack near Soerabaja at 57,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Fortuna

xAKL Fortuna is sighted by SS I-124
Captain of SS I-124 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target

not worth the torps...

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Submarine attack near Soerabaja at 56,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAK Bellerophon

one of the rare occassions a big freighter like this is missed by sub torps... would have been a juicy target... seems like all those freighters move around without escorts and I don't even have a clear picture where all those ships are going...

xAK Bellerophon is sighted by SS I-123
SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Bellerophon


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Submarine attack near Soerabaja at 56,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAK Bellerophon, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

I-123 tries again and this time gets one hit... not enough for such a big freighter next to a big port like Soerabaja... my minelayer subs are my best killers so far, not with mines but torps...


xAK Bellerophon is sighted by SS I-123
SS I-123 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Bellerophon


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Mersing at 52,82, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


when this popped up I was shocked for a short moment as I never like seeing carrier TFs in a naval engagement... worst that could happen here would be a collission but Kung Wo was dispatched by a shell from Hiei at extreme range...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CV Akagi , CV Zuikaku , CV Shokaku ,
CV Soryu , CV Hiryu , CV Kaga screened from combat
- escorted by DD Arare , DD Hamakaze , DD Shiranui ,
DD Isokaze , DD Akigumo
CM Kung Wo sunk by BB Hiei at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Maya

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Batu Pahat at 49,82

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
D3A1 Val x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMc Jerantut, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AMc Gemas, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

more ****ty stuff around that is drawing my air strikes...


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Submarine attack near San Francisco at 213,79

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
xAP President Johnson, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

that's been a nice one, hopefully the xAP goes down... those "President" xAPs are the best Mundy has at the moment, big and fast... as the Allied I use those to bring high value LCU from the states to Australia... ship isn't reported sunk but it's around a dozen hexes from San Francisco so I hope she won't make it...


xAP President Johnson is sighted by SS I-7
SS I-7 launches 2 torpedoes



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32239 troops, 392 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 862

Defending force 7835 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

Japanese adjusted assault: 435

Allied adjusted defense: 261

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
715 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

Allied ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


next attack at Hong Kong this time with better but still not satisfying results... was hoping for a 2:1 already...


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 69,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
AM Finch, Shell hits 15, and is sunk

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% 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
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Finch at 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages AM Finch at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Finch at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Maya engages AM Finch at 3,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages AM Finch at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Finch at 3,000 yards
Massive explosion on AM Finch
Massive explosion on AM Finch
AM Finch sunk by CL Natori at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Pre-Invasion action off Kavieng (106,122)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta
CL Tenryu

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

CL Tatsuta firing at 2/1st Ind Coy
CL Tenryu firing at 2/1st Ind Coy


bringing this small unit to Kavieng to seize the suspected empty base but then I remember the base isn't empty but held by an even smaller Allied unit... wonder if I can take the base with 20av... uses a fast transport TF as I have spotted Mundy's two carriers off Tarawa earlier which might even swing towards the Rabaul area... fast transport didn't work though, the TF was still sitting at the base during the whole day... pff...


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Amphibious Assault at Kavieng (106,122)

TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Kavieng, 106,122



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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang (56,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

29 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Midori Maru

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

PB Nako Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
PB Eiko Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

landing on the Northwestern tip of Borneo... level 3 or 4 airfield, can be useful if we need some air support in the area but I won't build it up to a big airbase as we will move on pretty fast the next 2 months...


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang (56,88)

TF 152 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88

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

12 troops of a SNLF HMG Section lost overboard during unload of 91st Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost in surf during unload of 91st Nav Gd
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 23rd JAAF AF Bn /2


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang (56,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Midori Maru

PB Nako Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
PB Eiko Maru fired at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Pamekasan at 58,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
ARD Tandjong Kv-2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Mundy tried to evacuate this ARD, nice one to sink it...


ARD Tandjong Kv-2 is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes at ARD Tandjong Kv-2



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 44

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 3
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
44 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

we keep sweeping Clark and the Allied keep fighting for air superiority again achieving nothing... lots more P40 destroyed more than 50 P-40E and B destroyed so far so that's already about as many as he will receive in a month...

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

this sweep comes in from long range and is done by a semi experienced Zero Daitai... results are ok but we lose some damaged Zeroes on the way home...

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,93

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Natori

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

this is the first of two sweeps that were ordered by KB yesterday already, timing isn't really great but the Buffalos are shot up further... want to reduce the Buffalos at Singers before we are going to land on Malay even though I#m not all that afraid of the RAF there... am reconing all bases on Malaya, all Allied ground units are about to arrive at Singapore...


CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 29400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,93

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Josho Maru, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb

and here's the first bomb hit of the Dutch low level bombers... when they can't hit a cruiser they still can hit a freighter even though that bomb only did some 23 sys and minor flt damage...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 52,86




Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Buffalo I x 13
Hudson I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu

was rather shocked to see only 20 Zeroes on Cap when this strike was incoming! First thought was I screwed up my Cap settings but I didn't! All four Daitais were set to 50% Cap and we get a meager 20 into the air, this could be total disaster as soon as we face something that is able to hit moving ships... didn't like seeing those bombers dropping their load at 1000ft on Soryu even though they are only dropping 250lb bombs which are not really a threat in this mod... was the first attack on KB in this game and it's only a week into the campaign...

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb


CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 29070.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29070.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 52,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 6
Vildebeest III x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 2 destroyed
Vildebeest III: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



the day wasn't yet over and now the real threat attacked KB! Only a dozen Zeroes left to defend the carries and we see those torpedo armed biplanes slowly approaching our carries in really bad weather... first thought was Bismarck... the couple of fighters on Cap did a good job so I can't blame them but 5 Vildebeest manage to attack the carriers targetting 3 of them in small packs... this, bad weather and quite some fierce flak fire meant no hits but some high blood pressure on my side... not afraid of losing a carrier to such a strike but a torp hit on one of the fleet carriers can screw up my planning and result in more severe losses later on...



CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38
D3A1 Val x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Marella, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK British Motorist, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Koolinda

wth is going on here, 38 Zeroes are sent on escort here... now that's the reason I had no Cap over the carriers no matter my Cap setting... extremely bad hit rate due to weather...

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
B5N2 Kate x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CM Willem v d Zaan, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Willem v d Zaan

how many of those mine layers does he have? hmm, will have to check those bases on before landing my invasion troops...

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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

enemy sent out all of his remaining fighters on escort to attack KB so there's nothing left to be shot down over Singers...

looking at today's air losses it was a clear victory vs the RAF even though I was on my toes when I saw those strikes incoming... pretty much all Buffalos the RAF has available at Singapore are destroyed already and halve a dozen Vildebeest shot down is also great as these are the only aircraft that can really hurt my ships in this area at this stage of the war...





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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 56,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAP Koolama, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes

another transport is hit by one of my subs... while the Allied have ample xAKs it's always nice to sink xAP early on as everyone counts in the first 12 months... Babes has reduced cargo capacities so you feel it even more...


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31828 troops, 393 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 820

Defending force 7594 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 159

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 410

Allied adjusted defense: 273

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
237 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 18 disabled

Allied ground losses:
496 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


again only 1:1 as our adjusted av always gets halved... I expect the next attack to take the base though...


Assaulting units:
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
104th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress




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One week into the war and I have just finished all changes I had to do to my industry. Aircraft, R&D, engines... insane workload, not to even talk about trying to relocate the merchant fleet to useful locations. Will take another 2 months until I have everything where I want it to be and then it's time to set up all the CS TF and get oil and ressources flowing back to the home islands.

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I don't know if you do this, but if you LRCAP his air bases that will increase his OP losses. Even a 10% LRCAP works.

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Castor,

only when I read your famous red "rants" once more I realized how much I had missed your AARs.
Great that you are back, and welcome back

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ORIGINAL: modrow

Castor,

only when I read your famous red "rants" once more I realized how much I had missed your AARs.
Great that you are back, and welcome back

Hartwig



thanks for the kind words! I'm already really enjoying the game vs Mundy as he seems to be a great guy, so playing as well as doing the AAR is really fun!


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 67,91, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
HDML P 1, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 2, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 3, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

spotted 3 ships at Tarakan several times already and sent in the cruisers tonight, just to find those useless shell magnets... no idea why these ships are in the game... not much else shipping around in the area, at Manila recon spots around 2 dozen ships in port, these must be mostly damaged ones from our port strikes I guess... this cruiser squadron will retire to replenish, a replacement squadron has already arrived in the area...


Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Moizumi, Shinichi crosses the 'T'
HDML P 1 sunk by CA Ashigara at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
HDML P 3 sunk by CA Maya at 7,000 yards
Van Doren P. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
HDML P 2 sunk by CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingga at 51,87, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Kongo
BB Haruna
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
DD Scout

oooops!! I guess this was a deliberate attack on KB...

Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Japanese Air Combat TF evades combat



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ASW attack near San Francisco at 210,76

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
APD Waters
PG Charleston

most likely ASW group off SF...

SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Waters
I-19 diving deep ....
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston attacking submerged sub ....
PG Charleston cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kangean at 60,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein

there are at least three ASW groups in the Soerabaja area to hunt the 2 or 3 subs of mine there... guess Mundy was alerted by the halve dozen ships my subs sank there... shallow water is not what I like to have my subs in but it's still okay this early in the war...


SS I-153 is located by DD Vampire
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Piet Hein attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-153 eludes DD Piet Hein by hugging bottom
SS I-153 eludes ASW attack from DD Piet Hein
DD Piet Hein loses contact with SS I-153
DD Piet Hein loses contact with SS I-153
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kangean at 60,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer

second near miss, no damage...


SS I-153 is located by DD Piet Hein
I-153 bottoming out ....
DD Kortenaer attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kortenaer cannot establish contact with SS I-153
DD Kortenaer loses contact with SS I-153
DD Kortenaer loses contact with SS I-153
DD Piet Hein fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

taking out the rest of the RAF fighters over Singapore, not many left...


CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 29400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
D3A1 Val x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Koolinda, Bomb hits 3
TK British Motorist, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Raranga, Bomb hits 1
xAP Marella, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

that's really surprising to me, no idea why Mundy has sent out this convoy heading South from Singers... recon still shows a couple of dozen ships in port at Singapore and I have no clue why those ships weren't evacuated on turn one or two already... as mentiones earlier, every transport counts in this mod...

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
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 xAP Marella



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
D3A1 Val x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Zealandia, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Raranga, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Raranga
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Zealandia


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70

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

17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 accidentally lost during unload of 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy

I hate mopping up all those empty bases but at some point I have to start doing this...

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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 7
xAK Yubari Maru

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

SC Ch 7 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

unloading a nav guard unit at Miri, easily enough to take the base so we will seize our first oil centers and refineries...

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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 159 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

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

17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost from landing craft during unload of 15th Nav Gd /2
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 accidentally lost during unload of 15th Nav Gd /3


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30273 troops, 393 guns, 193 vehicles, Assault Value = 807

Defending force 7240 troops, 132 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 129

Japanese adjusted assault: 364

Allied adjusted defense: 281

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1017 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Allied ground losses:
299 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


oh come on! WTH is going on here? I'm not really pissed about the ****ty adjusted av all the time but the losses my troops take are ridicoulos by now... never seen this happening at Hong Kong... Kowloon Brigade is still fully intact and is causing 100 disabled squads within a first line IJA division for no losses... ****ty die rolls, really ****ty die rolls... as I didn't expect this to happen and due to the general cease fire in China I have all my airforce there on training, should have put some bombers to ground attack Hong Kong... first big mistake of mine in this campaign... the plans I had for 38th Div here are going into the trash bin...


Assaulting units:
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
1st Middlesex Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 510 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 259 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kavieng !!!

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

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

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2/1st Ind Coy

parts of 66th Nav Guard take Kavieng, the Fast Transport TF is safe... enemy carriers moved further towards Rabaul, was asking Mundy how bold he's going to be with his carriers... as mentioned earlier he did the more or less expected sweep to Rabaul with his carriers to intervene with any early landings there or to pick of some pityful convoy getting into range... so far nothing is in danger and if he moves towards Truk this might become yolo pretty quickly...


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1785 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Defending force 1276 troops, 15 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 9

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
W Borneo Mil'ie Cdo
2e-VLG-I Sup Afd
Singkawang ML Base Force
1e-VLG-V Sup Afd

we now have an operational airfield on the North Western tip of Borneo... from here we could sweep Singapore, Batavia or attack shipping all the way down to Soerabaja if needed...

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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 595 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 40 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy




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Hi Castor Troy. I would also like to add that it's good to see you & your rants back in action.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 41
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Invasion Support action off Miri (64,87)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 7
xAK Yubari Maru

SC Ch 7 fired at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Miri at 65,84

Japanese Ships
xAKL Akita Maru, Shell hits 5

Allied Ships
SS O20

SS O20 attacking on the surface
SS O20 low on gun ammo, Snippe, P. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

had a single unescorted freighter going to Miri as I didn't bring enough supplies with my invasion, silly castor... on the way to the invasion site the freighter gun duels a Dutch sub... 5 shell hits into the superstructure result in 18 sys dam lol... was actually expecting Miri not getting any supplies...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kangean at 59,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
B5N2 Kate x 40
D3A1 Val x 27




No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL De Haan, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Manoeran, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Langkoeas
AGP Aldebaran, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Aldegonda
xAP Tabinta, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AG Deneb
xAK Tasman
AMc MMS C
xAK Weltevreden, Torpedo hits 1
AVP Merel, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Stagen, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Boero, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Mariso, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Whangpu, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAP Van Heemskerck, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


KB did a full speed move South to a position some 6 hexes NE of Soerabaja as I wanted to catch the three ASW TFs there and by accident we stumble into a big convoy heading South, most likely evacuating from Sumatra... no idea why these ships are still in this area at this date and pure luck we catch the convoy as I had not spotted it earlier... this is only the start of a massacre...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 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
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL De Haan
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Manoeran
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Whangpu


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,103

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Vendetta, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Vampire, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


it's a real mess that my Kates keep attacking the wrong targets as they have no chance to hit those DDs as long as they're undamaged... 54 of KB's Kates fail to score a single hit, 50% bombing 50% dropping torps...


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on DD Vendetta
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Kortenaer
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Vendetta


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kangean at 61,105

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Barker
ARD Tandjong Kv-1, Bomb hits 1
DD Edsall, Bomb hits 1, on fire


enemy ARD from Soerabaja also trying to escape but way too late IMO...


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Tandjong Kv-1 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Edsall


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 55,103

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Stewart

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kangean at 59,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Poelau Bras, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Weltevreden
xAK Whangpu, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kangean at 59,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
AG Deneb, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Brastagi
TK Francol
xAP Mijer

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kangean at 59,106

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 42
B5N2 Kate x 35
D3A1 Val x 74

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Tasman, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
xAP Kota Baroe, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Kota Inten, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
AGP Wega, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Sommelsdijk, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Francol, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Langkoeas, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Janssens, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Kajang, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Weltevreden, Bomb hits 4, on fire
TK Anastasia, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Mijer, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Van Cloon
AMc MMS D
xAKL Siberoet, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AVP Orion, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PC Tydeman, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Kota Tjandi, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Glenapp, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AMc MMS C, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL De Haan, and is sunk
xAK Boero, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc MMS A, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Van der Lijn, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Bintang, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
HDML P 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Manoeran, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AMc Endeh, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk


here's the first big wave in the afternoon, thank god targetting the right target... light rain is still good enough to hit freighters and transports and I guess at the end of the day most of this convoy gets sunk by KB...



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
17 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Kota Inten
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AGP Wega
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Francol
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Boero
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Van der Lijn
P 11 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Langkoeas
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AMc Endeh


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 55,103

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 27
D3A1 Val x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Bulmer, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Paul Jones, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Stewart, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


again the Kates fail to score a single hit, not even on damaged DDs... the Vals do ok and 2 of the DDs should be in trouble even though I expect ships not going down during the day being able to make Soerabaja and survive there...



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Stewart


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,103

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 31
D3A1 Val x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Piet Hein, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Vendetta, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kortenaer, on fire
DD Vampire, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk


another strike going after an ASW TF sinking three of the four DDs, even a Kate scores a torp hit (on a dead ship though)...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Magazine explodes on DD Piet Hein
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied DD


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Probolinggo at 56,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
HDML P 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

what a waste of torps... KB has spent 75% of it's torps already and due to not knowing where Prince of Wales and the rest of the Allied surface forces are we have ordered KB to retreat a bit North for now... we scored over 200 pts for ships sunk today and absolutely over achieved our goal as KB only had the order to attack the ASW forces around Soerabaja... luck was on our side today...

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Akita Maru

xAKL Akita Maru firing at 100th RN Base Force
xAKL Akita Maru fired at enemy troops
xAKL Akita Maru fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 225 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2109 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 724

Defending force 7035 troops, 125 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
38th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
104th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1779 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Defending force 255 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


we take Miri and find the oil fields and the refinery slightly damaged (lost some 15 centers on both)... I'm never repairing those oil centers as it's just too costly and I don't want to pump some 175k supplies into Miri... as we suffer damage at Miri I hope to capture Palembang undamaged...


Assaulting units:
15th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
100th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1767 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Defending force 1236 troops, 13 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 9

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


thought we could take Singkawang on our first attempt...


Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
W Borneo Mil'ie Cdo
Singkawang ML Base Force
2e-VLG-I Sup Afd
1e-VLG-V Sup Afd






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 41
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ASW attack near Miri at 65,84

Japanese Ships
DD Uranami

Allied Ships
SS O20

SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Uranami
O20 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

I hate Dutch subs as much as I hat US S-class subs...


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Submarine attack near Gebe at 79,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Lepus, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Lepus is sighted by SS I-124
SS I-124 attacking on the surface

if all my subs would perform as good as my mine layers...


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Sub attack near Lahaina at 193,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
DD Hull

SS I-169 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hull
I-169 diving deep ....
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
45 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

no more enemy fighters airborne over Clark... recon still reports about 2 dozen of them at Clark but Mundy keeps them finally grounded...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mussau Island at 105,119

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
G3M2 Nell x 10

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 19
F4F-3A Wildcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CV Enterprise

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


WOW! I really couldn't believe this one as Mundy moved his carriers to a position NE of Rabaul, just 12 hexes from Truk where we had 3 Nell units plus a Zero Daitai on escort... 72 Nells launch, 60 of them fail to find the target... WTF? AE strike routine is just so borked... 5 Nells are shot down by the fighters and the rest can't hit the two targetted carriers... not that there would have been an afternoon strike...give me just 40% of the bombers that launched from Truk and the enemy might be down one or even two carriers now... how on Earth have the Japanese managed to sink Force Z with all those bombers in one strike? Haven't they heard about the realistic strike routine of AE?


CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-36 Ida x 3
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-32 Mary: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-51 Sonia: 3 damaged

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

have to bomb those Hong Kong defenders but flak is still too strong at low alt... really, I'm not doing a good job here...


Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...


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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-51 Sonia x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 102nd RN Base Force, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru
xAKL Hakka Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Singapore still launching air strikes but I don't care much about them at the moment...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru
xAKL Muro Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 56,86

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Sub attack near Sandakan at 70,87

Japanese Ships
AK Sado Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 8

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

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


Did I say I hate Dutch subs? That one hurts as parts of a Nav Guard unit go down with the freighter...



Massive explosion on AK Sado Maru
SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at AK Sado Maru
KXVI bottoming out ....
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2109 troops, 153 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 745

Defending force 7066 troops, 124 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 135

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
38th Division
104th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1740 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 1148 troops, 12 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkawang !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
783 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
W Borneo Mil'ie Cdo
Singkawang ML Base Force
2e-VLG-I Sup Afd
1e-VLG-V Sup Afd

we now have a level 3 airfield on Borneo...



we lose 20 aircraft for no gain today and the overly careless move of the US carriers towards Truk meant nothing... I doubt the enemy will move further North though, I fully expect the carriers to retire... having those two CVs in the area makes invading Rabaul impossible for the moment... when the carriers arrived on the scene I had a convoy just one turn from unloading at Rabaul so that was quite some bad timing for me... if the US carriers stay in the area I expect an evacuation of Rabaul but I'm not sure if those troops at Rabaul are really worth an evacuation operation...





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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 5

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami
CL Isuzu

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

as long as those Dutch bombers attack destroyers they won't hit much I guess...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hakozake Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
AK Sasako Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Pre-Invasion action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

62 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AK Sasako Maru, Shell hits 5
AK Sagami Maru, Shell hits 2
SC Ch 8
AK Kyushu Maru

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Tarakan invasion going in... not only have I lost a troop loaded freighter already, I also realized I've only sent 2 Nav Guard units to Tarakan when I planned to send 3... not sure 2 will be sufficient to take the base...


75mm CD Gun Battery engaging AK Sasako Maru at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging AK Sagami Maru at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging AK Sasako Maru at 8,000 yards
SC Ch 8 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Tarakan (67,91)

TF 10 troops unloading over beach at Tarakan, 67,91



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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26882 troops, 355 guns, 199 vehicles, Assault Value = 677

Defending force 7132 troops, 124 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Japanese adjusted assault: 572

Allied adjusted defense: 209

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
664 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
8281 casualties reported
Squads: 134 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 512 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 148 (148 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 49 (49 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6





finally! This has cost us too much overall... was amazed to catch over 100k supplies and fuel at the base, all industry is undamaged...


Assaulting units:
38th Division
104th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1881 troops, 27 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Defending force 3633 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 41
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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 8
AK Kyushu Maru

SC Ch 8 fired at enemy troops
120mm CD Gun battery firing at AK Kyushu Maru

some supply is still being unloaded onto the invasion site...


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TF 49 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3
AMc Kyokei Maru

15 mines cleared


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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AK Sagami Maru, Shell hits 3
AK Sasako Maru
AK Kinka Maru
AK Kyushu Maru

120mm CD Gun Battery engaging AK Sagami Maru at 13,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging AK Sagami Maru at 13,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging AK Sagami Maru at 13,000 yards
AK Sasako Maru fired at enemy troops
AK Kinka Maru fired at enemy troops
AK Kyushu Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 49 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3
AMc Kyokei Maru

54 mines cleared


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1867 troops, 27 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Defending force 3670 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy

have ordered a deliberate attack for next turn... extremly quiet turn for Dec 41 which makes me think of being way too passive...


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 41
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TF 49 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3
AMc Kyokei Maru

73 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Babeldaob at 91,96

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at DD Oyashio
Sub escapes detection


oh come on! 2 torps fired, a hit on the DD and it's not a dud when the chance was 90%? Damn it, the DD tries to make Babeldaob (3 hexes) but most likely won't make it...


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TF 49 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3
AMc Kyokei Maru

23 mines cleared


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Night Naval bombardment of Tarakan at 67,91 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

49 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CL Isuzu
DD Yugiri
DD Sagiri
DD Asagiri
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami

Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
Port hits 1

sent in the invasion escorts to bombard before retiring North...


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Chokai
Tarakan Defenses firing at CA Chokai
CA Chokai firing at Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan Defenses firing at CL Isuzu
CL Isuzu firing at Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan Defenses firing at DD Yugiri
DD Yugiri firing at Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan Defenses firing at DD Sagiri
DD Sagiri firing at Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan Defenses firing at DD Asagiri
DD Asagiri firing at Tarakan Defenses
DD Ayanami firing at VII KNIL Battalion
DD Shikinami firing at Tarakan


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TF 49 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3
AMc Kyokei Maru

101 mines cleared


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Submarine attack near Portland Roads at 93,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
xAP Van Swoll

xAP Van Swoll is sighted by SS I-20
SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes

we lose a DD when our sub can't hit an unescorted freighter...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Georgetown at 49,74

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
HDML Panglima
HDML Pahalwan
HDML Panji

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

still some ****ty ships around on Malaya that draw an airstrike today...


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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G4M1 Betty x 54

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Palawan, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 2, on fire
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

bombing Manila's port and it's damaged ships there... still about 2 dozen ships being reported there... none of the 81 Sallies that were ordered to join the attack took off...


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Portland Roads at 93,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
xAP Van Swoll, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAP Van Swoll is sighted by SS I-20
SS I-20 attacking on the surface

next try and this time it took 2x2 torps to land a hit...


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3274 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 2912 troops, 43 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Japanese adjusted assault: 45

Allied adjusted defense: 31

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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


ordered a shock attack for next turn but that would be plain luck to take the base I guess... after so many years I still **** up invasions...



Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Defenses
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan MLD Base Force


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1757 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 3601 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Defenses
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 21, 41
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TF 49 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3
AMc Kyokei Maru

81 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Rockhampton at 99,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
xAK Iron Crown
xAK Anshun
AM Bunbury

SS I-10 is sighted by escort
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Rockhampton at 99,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
AM Bunbury
AM Lithgow
xAK Iron Crown
xAK Anshun

SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Bunbury
I-10 diving deep ....
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bunbury fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3180 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Defending force 2880 troops, 42 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 70

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
763 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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


looks like I've been too long away from the game to come up with such a silly idea... the ordered shock attack completely wrecked one of the Nav Guard units leaving it with 0 av for no gain at all... have to reinforce this invasion now...


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1727 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 3020 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Defenses
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy
Sasebo 3rd SNLF




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 22, 41
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Submarine attack near Kochi at 106,62

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

AMC Aikoku Maru is sighted by SS Gudgeon
SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes at AMC Aikoku Maru

at this stage of the war I have still plenty of unescorted ships around, something I don't like but that's due to the completely scattered setup of the Navy...



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Submarine attack near Babeldaob at 91,96

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

DD Oyashio is sighted by SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes

damn Tautog again fires at Oyashio... amazingly enough the destroyer managed to reach Babeldaob with 89 flt damage and will be put into the ARD there which means the ship is safe... same goes for the DD that hit a mine at Hong Kong earlier, survived with over 80 flt damage, means we haven't lost any DDs yet... feels like Allied damage control... [:D
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Sub attack near Portland Roads at 93,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 1

SS I-17 launches 6 torpedoes at BB Prince of Wales
I-17 diving deep ....
Escort abandons search for sub





today's highlight was this attack on POW... 6 torps fired and only one to find the target, oh well, die rolls not on my side yet... I was long wondering where Force Z was gone after our bombers have hit Repulse at the outbreak of the war, now it's clear they are retiring to Australia, at least POW is... Repulse might still be somewhere for repairs but she vanished after Dec 7th... no escorts with the ship, at least none that are ASW capable which seems quite careless to me as I would definitely escort a BB... might have something to do with KB's strike on the DDs that were on ASW duty off Soerabaja but there should still be enough around to have at least one with POW... IIRC there is no drydock in Australia that is big enough for POW so she has to retire to PH to fix any major flt damage...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G4M1 Betty x 54

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Sagoland, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Don Jose, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

Port hits 1

still hitting ships at Manila, still not doing that much damage... we have ordered our invasion of the Philipines to finally load up, took a horrible long time to gather everything like I want it to be...


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
G4M1 Betty x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ethel Edwards, and is sunk

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

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 61

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Palawan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Gertrude Kellogg, and is sunk

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

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 3

guess we sent halve a dozen ships to the bottom of Manila harbour today...


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Muro Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

damn those Hudsons, they score better than my highly exp IJN pilots if this keeps going on like this... none of them should have any lownav skill but attacking at 1000ft pays off...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,87

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kembu Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

this freighter sank right after... 50% hit rate, something my bombers are dreaming of...


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1727 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 3041 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 65 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manus !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1


mopping up an empty base with paras...




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Sub attack near Lautem at 73,113

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
AMc MMS D
HDML P 16
HDML P 15
AMc Ciska
xAP Van Cloon
xAK Weltevreden
xAKL Sibolga
xAKL De Klerk

Captain of SS I-162 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-162 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

seems like the Dutch Navy is now fully evacuation out of the DEI... while the AMc surely wasn't worth an attack there would have been several other targets worth it...

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Sub attack near Cairns at 94,141

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

BC Repulse is sighted by SS RO-68
SS RO-68 launches 6 torpedoes





WTH? After a sub has hit unescorted POW off Australia's East Coast yesterday we hit Repulse today! Guess what, die rolls are not on our side again, after Repulse was hit by three aerial torps and not even being heavily damaged she takes two torps today but one is a dud ... I'm pretty sure two torps would have done her in but one most likely won't be enough and she can retire to Townsville for immediate repairs... while it's nice to actually hit enemy capital ships all that count is sinking them... also Repulse has no ASW escort at all, absolutely amazing to me...


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Ground combat at Sambas (57,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1787 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Defending force 710 troops, 8 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 46

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sambas !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 2 destroyed


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

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

Allied ground losses:
659 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 45 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
W Borneo Mil'ie Cdo
2e-VLG-I Sup Afd
1e-VLG-V Sup Afd

was surprised to find Dutch flying boats here escpecially how precious they are to me when playing the Allied... guess they must have been damaged and are destroyed now when we take the base...

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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1730 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 3109 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

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

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Defenses
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy






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Submarine attack near Lord Howe Island at 100,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
xAK Portmar, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

xAK Portmar is sighted by SS I-25
SS I-25 launches 2 torpedoes

lonely freighter going to Sydney...

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Sub attack near Lord Howe Island at 97,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK Portmar, on fire

SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes

miss and dud...

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Morning Air attack on 1st Constabulary Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G4M1 Betty x 54

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
405 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


if you wonder about this ground attack, Mundy has ordered his troops on the Philipines to scatter it seems... first all units were divided between Clark, Manila and Bataan, now they are spreading out and this can get annoying when this LCU plus another support unit reaches San Fernando (one hex on the road NE) as we have our invasion coming in tomorrow and I don't want to do an invasion under fire as it just isn't worth the disablements even with the amphib bonus... our bombers do a good job and slow the unit down and we have ordered a para unit to drop on San Fernando for today...


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on III/Prov'nl SPM Grp , at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (3 destroyed, 15 disabled)

motorized artillery unit is hit hard... being in a clear hex hurts even in thunderstorms...

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st Constabulary Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st Constabulary Regiment, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AV Kamoi, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb


Mundy has moved Banshees to Rabaul and they of course attack and hit a precious AV that was moving into the area... something is going on here as we had a sub spotting a rather big convoy going straight towards Rabaul and today we spot at least two dozen ships at the base... this must be a reinforcement attempt?!?!? evacuating the couple of men there wouldn't need so many ships so I bet he's reinforcing and I'm not sure what to say actually as this is either crazy or he will teach me a real lesson stopping me cold... in total we spotted three enemy TFs in the area, no idea if his carriers are still around though...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #7, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AV Kamoi, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AV Kamoi


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Submarine attack near Lord Howe Island at 97,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK Portmar, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Portmar is sighted by SS I-18
SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1730 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 3202 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 275 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 54 troops, 14 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Fernando !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

Defending units:
III/Prov'nl SPM Grp

the motorized arty unit managed to reach San Fernando but the paras drop in and the enemy surrenders... wow, I guess without the air attacks the enemy inf unit would have been able to get to the base too so that was quite a close one which remembers me about the Brit MTB that disrupted my loadings around Formosa and caused a couple of days delay which could have bitten me now...


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Sub attack near Lord Howe Island at 97,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK Portmar, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes

this is the fourth attack on this freighter, finally sunk...


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Sub attack near Kochi at 106,65

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Ariake
DD Yugure
DD Shigure

Allied Ships
SS Plunger


Plunger is lingering South of the home islands for some time already, this time firing at Ryujo... the carrier was hit but it's a dud at least...


SS Plunger launches 4 torpedoes at CVL Ryujo
Plunger diving deep ....
DD Ariake attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shigure attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shigure fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ariake fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Perth
AM Mildura
CA Canberra
xAP Mildura
xAK Iron Knight, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Barossa, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Michael Goulandris
xAK Dundula

have set the Nells at Truk on nav attack 17 hexes to reach Rabaul but even in perfect conditions they don't seem to be able to hit anything with bombs even though they probably have an average navbomb skill of 60... useless just useless...

but what really pisses me off is the cruiser squadron I had ordered to attack shipping at Rabaul during the night, it only moved to Kavieng and stayed there... don't know where these movement failures result from... fully fueled, undamaged, set to full speed, range 9 and the TF moves 6 hexes in total during the day and night phase... oh god damn it!







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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 10

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Aotaka, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AV Kunikawa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


ahh... I'm just too careless in this game... usually I always have Cap over ports like Takao just to disrupt any potential B-17 strike... the port is full of ships but of course my humble opponent gets to hit the high value AV three times in this strike even though he didn't recon the base even once...

Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Boko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CM Shirataka, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Maya

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

now my cruisers are targetted by the Banshees from Rabaul...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Namatanai at 107,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide
xAK Iron Baron, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Sub attack near Torishima at 110,66

Japanese Ships
AK Sakito Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
DD Sawakaze

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes at AK Sakito Maru
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sawakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60, hits 2

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Torpedo hits 1
AMC Cap des Palmes
AM Chevreuil
xAP Limerick
xAP Montoro
xAP Cremer
xAK Royal T. Frank
xAK Elisavet
xAK Cagou
xAK Hauraki
PG Moresby

only one torp hit, Canberra shrugs off the torpedo...

SS RO-60 launches 6 torpedoes at CA Canberra
RO-60 bottoming out ....
PG Moresby attacking submerged sub ....
PG Moresby cannot reach attack position over SS RO-60
PG Moresby loses contact with SS RO-60
PG Moresby fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Moresby fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Moresby fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Moresby fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1730 troops, 26 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 3293 troops, 36 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
HQ TC Borneo
Tarakan Defenses
Tarakan MLD Base Force

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
6th JNAF Coy



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CL Natori, Shell hits 1
CL Kuma
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
AM Lithgow, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AM Mildura
AM Bunbury, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Anshun, Shell hits 3
xAK Centaur, Shell hits 1
xAK Dumosa, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Aroona
xAK Barossa, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Iron Crown, Shell hits 7, heavy fires
xAK Iron Knob
xAK Moonta, Shell hits 7, on fire
xAK Michael Goulandris, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


as our cruiser squadron didn't follow orders and just stopped at Kavieng instead of attacking the convoy at Rabaul we had to order them in today and due to this damn movement flaw (sorry, can't call it anything else but **** as there was zero reason not to move those 9 hexes) we a) catch the convoy unloaded and b) am moving into a threat, more to follow... this is one of two convoys, most likely still loaded with supplies for Rabaul...


Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 64% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Bunbury at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Mildura at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Lithgow at 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Michael Goulandris at 11,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Moonta at 11,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Michael Goulandris at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Iron Crown at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Barossa at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Aroona at 11,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Dumosa at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Anshun at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
AM Lithgow sunk by CA Ashigara at 12,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Michael Goulandris at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Moonta at 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Iron Crown at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Barossa at 12,000 yards
xAK Michael Goulandris sunk by DD Kisaragi at 12,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Barossa at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
xAK Barossa sunk by CA Ashigara at 10,000 yards
CL Natori engages AM Mildura at 10,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Dumosa at 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Iron Crown at 10,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Iron Crown at 10,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Aroona at 10,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Dumosa at 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Centaur at 10,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Anshun at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Iron Crown at 8,000 yards
xAK Dumosa sunk by CA Maya at 8,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Moonta at 8,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Moonta at 8,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Iron Crown at 8,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Iron Crown at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Moonta at 8,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Anshun at 8,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Moonta at 8,000 yards
CL Natori engages AM Bunbury at 8,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
AM Mildura, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Anshun, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAK Moonta, Shell hits 8, and is sunk


rest of the convoy that was attacked during the night is picked off in metting engagements when the day started...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 22,000 yards
CA Maya launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK Anshun at 22,000 yards
CL Natori launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK Anshun at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Anshun at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAK Anshun at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Anshun at 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Moonta at 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Anshun at 15,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Anshun at 15,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Moonta at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
xAK Anshun sunk by CA Ashigara at 12,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Moonta at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Moonta at 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Moonta at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
AM Mildura sunk by CA Ashigara at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAK Moonta sunk by CA Ashigara at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 107,126, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
AM Bunbury, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Centaur, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
xAK Aroona, Shell hits 47, and is sunk
xAK Iron Knob, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAK Aroona at 18,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Centaur at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
AM Bunbury sunk by CA Ashigara at 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Iron Knob at 15,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Centaur at 15,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Iron Knob at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Iron Knob at 12,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 12,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAK Iron Knob at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Centaur at 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Centaur at 12,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Aroona at 12,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Iron Knob at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Iron Knob at 9,000 yards
xAK Iron Knob sunk by CA Maya at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Centaur at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Centaur at 9,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Centaur at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
xAK Centaur sunk by CA Maya at 9,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Aroona at 11,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 11,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Aroona at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Aroona at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAK Aroona at 8,000 yards
xAK Aroona sunk by CA Maya at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Pamekasan at 58,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
DD Tenedos

SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tenedos
DD Tenedos fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tenedos fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tenedos fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tenedos fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tenedos fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Rockhampton at 99,150

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
xAK James Lykes, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK James Lykes is sighted by SS I-10
SS I-10 attacking on the surface

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Buin at 108,131, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 2
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CL Natori, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Kuma, Shell hits 1
DD Mutsuki, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Kisaragi
DD Satsuki, Shell hits 1
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Shell hits 35, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Perth, Shell hits 4
AM Chevreuil, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
PG Moresby, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PC Wilcannia, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Sarpedonia, Shell hits 1
xAP Nairana, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Hauraki, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAK Kauri, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Kekerangu
xAK Tambua, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Autolycus
xAKL Loyaute, Shell hits 1
xAKL Mawata
AMC Cap des Palmes, Shell hits 3
xAK Cagou, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Johanne Justesen
xAP Cremer, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Maetsuycker
xAP Ormiston, Shell hits 1
xAP Mildura, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Murada, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAP Montoro, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAP Limerick, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Aldinga
xAK Allara
xAK Dundula
xAK Elisavet, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Mary Livanos
xAK Royal T. Frank





the day starts with crazy naval reaction movements all over the place... I've got two cruiser squadrons in the area and I guess they both reacted some 600 miles around... remember the days of WITP when you had to actually plan naval engagements, in AE it has become like arcade to me... when I think what this huge convoy has brought to Rabaul yesterday I could go nuts when my cruisers didn't move in... now we beat up Canberra and some other ships while Mutsuki is burning heavily and has bad odds to make it...


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 22,000 yards
CL Natori launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CA Canberra at 22,000 yards
CL Natori launches Long Lance Torpedoes at CL Perth at 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at AMC Cap des Palmes at 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Limerick at 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Mildura at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Ashigara at 21,000 yards
CL Perth engages CL Natori at 21,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PG Moresby at 21,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Canberra at 21,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Satsuki at 21,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAP Cremer at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Canberra at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Perth at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Canberra at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PC Wilcannia at 18,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAP Montoro at 18,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAP Mildura at 18,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAK Kauri at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Maya at 17,000 yards
Massive explosion on PC Wilcannia
CL Natori engages PC Wilcannia at 17,000 yards
AMC Cap des Palmes engages DD Kisaragi at 17,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Fumizuki at 17,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAP Limerick at 17,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAP Montoro at 17,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAP Mildura at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAK Hauraki at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Ashigara at 15,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Maya at 15,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PG Moresby at 15,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Canberra at 15,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages AMC Cap des Palmes at 15,000 yards
CL Kuma engages AM Chevreuil at 15,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAP Limerick at 15,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Satsuki at 15,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Kisaragi at 15,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAP Mildura at 15,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Elisavet at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Maya at 12,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PG Moresby at 12,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CL Natori at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages AMC Cap des Palmes at 12,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages AM Chevreuil at 12,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAP Limerick at 12,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Satsuki at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAP Murada at 12,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Mutsuki at 12,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAP Sarpedonia at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Tambua at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CL Natori at 9,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Perth at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Canberra at 9,000 yards
PC Wilcannia sunk by CA Ashigara at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages AMC Cap des Palmes at 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Fumizuki at 9,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAP Limerick at 9,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAP Montoro at 9,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAP Murada at 9,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAP Mildura at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAP Ormiston at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Kauri at 9,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Hauraki at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAKL Loyaute at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CL Kuma at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Perth at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Canberra at 11,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Canberra at 11,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages AMC Cap des Palmes at 11,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAP Limerick at 11,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Minazuki at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAP Murada at 11,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAP Mildura at 11,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAP Nairana at 11,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAK Allara at 11,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Hauraki at 11,000 yards
Moizumi, Shinichi orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Ashigara at 9,000 yards
CA Maya engages CA Canberra at 9,000 yards
CL Natori engages PG Moresby at 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages AM Chevreuil at 9,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAP Limerick at 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Minazuki at 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Satsuki at 9,000 yards
DD Nagatsuki engages xAP Mildura at 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Mutsuki at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAP Cremer at 9,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAP Nairana at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Canberra at 13,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Perth at 13,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Canberra at 13,000 yards
AMC Cap des Palmes engages DD Mutsuki at 13,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Nagatsuki at 13,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAP Limerick at 13,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Minazuki at 13,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAP Mildura at 13,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages xAK Elisavet at 13,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages xAKL Loyaute at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Perth at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages AMC Cap des Palmes at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages AM Chevreuil at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAP Limerick at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages xAP Montoro at 18,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAP Mildura at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAP Cremer at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages CL Perth at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages PG Moresby at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages AM Chevreuil at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAP Montoro at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAP Mildura at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Elisavet at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Allara at 23,000 yards
CA Maya engages xAK Cagou at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...






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