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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/7/2019 7:48:02 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 13, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G3M2 Nell x 26
G4M1 Betty x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Mugford
xAP Katoomba, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Craven
xAP Mataroa, on fire


all available fighters come in escorting the first strike but there aren't any enemy fighters on CAP today... also the bombers that recon showed the last weeks are gone from PM... the game starts pissing me off again though as I see most bombers dropping bombs?!? ALL bombers are set to nav attack with torps and there is an air HQ with 200 available torps at Kavieng, yet the bombers attack from 10000ft dropping bombs... totally idiotic, if I want to attack with bombs I wouldn't set them to 10000ft... of course it's impossible to hit a destroyer but that's something we are used to anyways... we got Vals at Lae now, they should do the trick...


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
11 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Mataroa


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
D3A1 Val x 40

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Deloraine, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk


and here they come...

40 out of 48 attack PM and... A SINGLE AM... both TFs sit at Port Meresby and the Vals attack that single AM that Mundy has placed there weeks ago being spotted daily... 4 hits sink the ship and 32 other Vals don't find a target... idiotic...


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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Deloraine


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Mataroa, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mugford


couple more torp bombers trying to hit the DD but that's just a waste of supplies...


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



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 90,49 , near Pengpu

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 64

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 69
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 50
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
680 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 37

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 15th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 24th Group Army ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 8th Group Army ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 31st Group Army ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 3rd Group Army ...
Also attacking 39th Group Army ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Lusu War Area ...
Also attacking 10th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 90,49 , near Pengpu

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 28

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 19
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 90,49 , near Pengpu

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 90,49 , near Pengpu

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 14

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 14

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

Allied Ships
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 2


there are still 2 ships at Manila, the ARD that didn't sink and Capillo that must have taken some two dozen bombs so far but still being afloat...


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 77,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 8

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 85 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7

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

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 77,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 77,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6

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

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Mataroa, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mugford


seeing the torp bombers fail with their attacks on those DDs just makes me click escape immedietely...


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

CAP engaged:
33rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 33rd PS (P) has been caught up in attack


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
G3M2 Nell x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Craven
DD Mugford


the afternoon is no different... it takes some 200 torp attacks from 70+ Betty/Nell to score a single hit on an undamaged enemy DD... but there are still our Vals at Lae that can hit the DDs... BUT, they don't take off in the afternoon... wth, go f*ck you...


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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 81 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
G4M1 Betty x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Craven
DD Mugford

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



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Pre-Invasion action off Ambon (76,109) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

175 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CL Oi, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Sendai, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Shikinami, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Liverpool Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAK Hukusei Maru, Shell hits 1
SC Ch 21
SC Ch 20
xAK Koyu Maru
DD Yugiri

Japanese ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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


what a seriously idiotic turn really... have lost a freighter during the first invasion wave on Ambon so I decided to include a cruiser squadron in my amphib convoy for the second wave... what's the result of doing this? We lose another freighter and have all four light cruisers badly shot up plus a destroyer in sinking condition as high fires usually mean death to IJN ships... what a fully flawed turn, must have been dork die roll time again... all troops are ashore and we will take the base tomorrow...





Amboina Defenses firing at CA Chokai
CA Chokai firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at CL Oi
CL Oi firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at CL Kitakami
CL Kitakami firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at CL Isuzu
CL Isuzu firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at CL Sendai
CL Sendai firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at DD Shikinami
DD Shikinami firing at Amboina Defenses
180mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Liverpool Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Chokai firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Hukusei Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Chokai firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Liverpool Maru at 7,000 yards
180mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Liverpool Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Chokai firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
SC Ch 21 fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 20 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 Ambon (76,109)

TF 48 troops unloading over beach at Ambon, 76,109

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

17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost from landing craft during unload of Yokosuka 4th SNLF /1
7.7mm T99 AAMG lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 accidentally lost during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost from landing craft during unload of Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Type 97 Medium Tank accidentally lost during unload of 12th Tank Rgt /2
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 3rd SNLF
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Sasebo 3rd SNLF


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Ground combat at 57,90 (near Pontianak)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 80

Defending force 15 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 53

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 53 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

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

Assaulting units:
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
2e-VLG-I Sup Afd


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2331 troops, 34 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 10130 troops, 87 guns, 149 vehicles, Assault Value = 383

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
12th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
13th Tank Regiment
81st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Toboali (50,93)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 92 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Toboali !!!

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

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /5






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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/7/2019 9:51:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: castor troy

what a seriously idiotic turn really...

Glad to see you, man!

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 12:24:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

what a seriously idiotic turn really...

Glad to see you, man!

I know … isn't it great having him back?!! No one turns a phrase quite like 'Rantin Castor Troy!!!!



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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 2:10:14 AM   
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I'm still learning all i can. I almost never include BBs, CAs, CLs or DDs in my invasion task forces. Am i doing something wrong. I usually just have PBs. Maybe the 18knot CLs sometimes. I just thought merchants like PBs and xAKs and xAKLs were expendable but i would need all my naval assets later.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 2:58:14 AM   
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BB's can soak up CD hits with little damage. Saves your AK's.
DD's/DMS can remove mines.
E's can take care of subs.
DD's can take care of PT's

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 3:05:52 PM   
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The invasion force faced 175 coastal artillery rounds with 18 scoring hits which is roughly 10% and most of the fire came from 180mm and 150mm guns. Ambon always offers good CD gunnery and your damage is well within norms. What did you expect them to throw wooden shoes at you? For RADM Yamaguchi, you have gotten away with little to no escort for your invasion forces because you have yet to face 200 coastal guns or more. Wait.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 5:43:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bif1961

The invasion force faced 175 coastal artillery rounds with 18 scoring hits which is roughly 10% and most of the fire came from 180mm and 150mm guns. Ambon always offers good CD gunnery and your damage is well within norms. What did you expect them to throw wooden shoes at you? For RADM Yamaguchi, you have gotten away with little to no escort for your invasion forces because you have yet to face 200 coastal guns or more. Wait.



It's not a real life comparison, I expect the game how the game plays as always. If I wouldn't have put CA/CL/DD into that amphib convoy I would have lost a single xAK at best, as usual and as during my first wave. Now I thought it would be good NOT to lose that single xAK so I've put a real cruiser squadron plus escorts into the TF and now the CD goes out of whack. Nothing new in the game, but it still pissed me off.

< Message edited by castor troy -- 10/8/2019 5:44:16 PM >


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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 5:45:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

what a seriously idiotic turn really...

Glad to see you, man!

I know … isn't it great having him back?!! No one turns a phrase quite like 'Rantin Castor Troy!!!!





Ahh, you should see me in front of the monitor watching the replay...

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/8/2019 7:30:29 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 14, 42
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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 89,49 , near Hwainan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 83

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

we keep pounding Chinese ground units wherever we can and wherever we can do damage...


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 89,49 , near Hwainan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 54
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
425 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 39

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 98th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 15th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 3rd Group Army ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 24th Group Army ...
Also attacking Lusu War Area ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 8th Group Army ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 57

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged

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

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 89,49 , near Hwainan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 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 13th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 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 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 10
Ki-51 Sonia x 8

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 62nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 77,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Amboina Defenses , at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 53

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
26 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10193 troops, 87 guns, 149 vehicles, Assault Value = 389

Defending force 2930 troops, 50 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Japanese adjusted assault: 162

Allied adjusted defense: 76

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
441 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Ambon isn't going to be my Stalingrad but it turns out to be annoying soon... next attack should do the trick...


Assaulting units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
13th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd


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Ground combat at Pingsiang (82,54)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 180 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pingsiang !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Co


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Ground combat at 77,56 (near Wuchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13582 troops, 143 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 844

Defending force 5107 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Japanese adjusted assault: 369

Allied adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1444 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 62 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


that Chinese Corps is rendered useless...


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
51st Division
104th Division
23rd Army
21st Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
16th Group Army


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2052 troops, 34 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 9996 troops, 87 guns, 149 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
13th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
12th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
81st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at 50,70 (near Nakhon Si Thammarat)

Allied Deliberate attack





Attacking force 25014 troops, 227 guns, 77 vehicles, Assault Value = 818

Defending force 9291 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 302

Allied adjusted assault: 29

Japanese adjusted defense: 113

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
363 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
492 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled


today's highlight with the Indian Divs attacking on the Malayan peninsula... while they do some damage to one of our Thai Divs they won't have any chance to score a positive adjusted av and we have two more Thai Divs entering this hex soon... still can't figure out what Mundy was thinking to move them out of Singapore now being in the jungle, cut off from any Allied base... seems like this is the first campaign I found use for the RTA Divs as they are now acting as guards for this Allied POW camp... we will just look at the Allied Divs slowly dying away over the next months as they should have no way to move now...


Assaulting units:
27th Australian Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
11th Indian Division
22nd Australian Brigade
9th Indian Division
224 Group RAF

Defending units:
1st RTA Division
2nd RTA Division


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Ground combat at Tandjoengpinang (50,85)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 170 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Defending force 690 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 17

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

Defending units:
Riouw Cdo






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Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 20
xAK Koyu Maru

SC Ch 20 fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Soebi-besar at 58,85

Japanese Ships
TK Ogura Maru #3
TB Kari
TB Sagi
TB Hato

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 4


O19 took three direct hits and I've thought she would be in sinking condition but the sub doesn't even show up as heavily damaged... nice die rolls...



SS O19 is sighted by escort
O19 bottoming out ....
TB Kari fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Sagi fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Hato fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kari fails to find sub and abandons search
TB Hato fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hato attacking submerged sub ....
TB Hato fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hato attacking submerged sub ....
TB Hato is out of ASW ammo
TB Hato fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 67 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 10 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 53 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F2A-3 Buffalo: 34 damaged
F2A-3 Buffalo: 2 destroyed on ground
Catalina I: 24 damaged
Catalina I: 1 destroyed on ground
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 50 damaged
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 4 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 7 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
CA Ashigara
CA Nachi
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
CL Abukuma
CL Kinu
CL Yura
CL Natori
DD Hamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Shiranui
DD Isokaze
DD Yukikaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hatsukaze

Allied ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 36 (7 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 28
Runway hits 133
Port hits 38
Port fuel hits 14
Port supply hits 6


first nuke bombardment of the war, this time Rabaul really gets trashed and we also kill quite a number of Allied aircraft at the base, no less than 17 Warhawks were destroyed on the ground which is quite a big deal at this date... Mundy already lost 80 Warhawks for not much gain so that means he couldn't build up fighter strenght so far... if I wanted to I could order such bombardments near every second or third day but there's no need to...

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Hyuga
BB Hyuga firing at Rabaul
BB Ise firing at Rabaul
CA Ashigara firing at Rabaul
CA Nachi firing at 9th Australian Brigade
CA Haguro firing at Rabaul
CA Myoko firing at Rabaul
CL Abukuma firing at Rabaul
CL Kinu firing at Rabaul
CL Yura firing at Rabaul
CL Natori firing at Rabaul
DD Hamakaze firing at Rabaul
DD Urakaze firing at 9th Australian Brigade
DD Tokitsukaze firing at Rabaul
DD Shiranui firing at Rabaul
DD Isokaze firing at Rabaul
DD Yukikaze firing at Rabaul
DD Natsushio firing at Sydney RAN Base Force
Sydney RAN Base Force firing at DD Natsushio
DD Hatsukaze firing at Rabaul




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Sub attack near Kavieng at 106,121

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsura Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Hakata Maru #2
PB Katsuragisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-28


and we still got no chance to do anything against those S-class subs around Kavieng that pick off my ships at will... all are spotted several times daily, they don't seem to move at all and still get easy kills against escorted convoys even in Kavieng's base hex...


SS S-28 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Katsura Maru
S-28 diving deep ....
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kenzan Maru
xAK Hakodate Maru
xAK Koyu Maru

xAK Kenzan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hakodate Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Koyu Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kenzan Maru
xAK Hakodate Maru
xAK Koyu Maru

xAK Kenzan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hakodate Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Koyu Maru fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Kavieng at 106,122

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
PB Katsuragisan Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-23

SS S-23 is sighted by escort
S-23 bottoming out ....
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Katsuragisan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,79

Japanese Ships
E Hashidate

Allied Ships
SS Trusty

Trusty and Truant are still in the Malacca straits waiting for my convoys... to my surprise I had to realize that the two E that were supporting this convoy both have NO ASW capability...


SS Trusty launches 2 torpedoes at E Hashidate
Trusty bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Morning Air attack on Amboina Defenses , at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 52

No Japanese losses

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

beyond me why the bombers always attack the CD unit when they should attack the Inf units...


Aircraft Attacking:
26 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
26 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Amboina Defenses , at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
417 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 39

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 7th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 15th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 8th Group Army ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 42

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
314 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Chengchow is the area of our first real offensive in China, recon reports some 200.000 troops trapped there, so I estimate about 130000 troops actually defending the base and they are bombed daily so that base should fall rather quickly...



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 98th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
129 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 19
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 76,55 , near Kweilin

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 8

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

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

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 4 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,55 , near Kweilin

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Semarang (53,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1152 troops, 0 guns, 213 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 105 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 81

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 81 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Semarang !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


3 Tank Rgt are storming towards Soerabaja, 4 more Tank Rgts and 3 IJA Divs are following on the railline... Java will be secured by the end of February which is quite a rush through the DEI... I'm not worried about Luzon or the rest of the Philipines, that's no threat and there is nothing to really gain there so we are not in a hurry there...



Assaulting units:
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Samarang Defenses


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9988 troops, 87 guns, 149 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

Defending force 2633 troops, 46 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Japanese adjusted assault: 160

Allied adjusted defense: 67

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ambon !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1343 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 171 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 60 (60 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 5


and with a just so 2:1 we finally capture Ambon after losing three or four freighters in total and several CL/DD being shot up (non are in danger of sinking now)...


Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
12th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd






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I admire Mundy's tenacity in defending forward, but this aar is sort of a poster child of how much the cost of doing that can be. Brings back the old Sir Robin arguments . . . good times.

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The Tenno expects nothing short then a major victory now.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: anarchyintheuk

I admire Mundy's tenacity in defending forward, but this aar is sort of a poster child of how much the cost of doing that can be. Brings back the old Sir Robin arguments . . . good times.



yup! Was always doing some kind of Sir Robin as the Allied. Not all the way back to the West Coast but instead of trying to achieve something at Rabaul (seriously, how should this really work?) I was going back to Noumea and I remember sinking KB there with my LBA, surface assets and combined Allied CVs in mid 42. Mundy is (was) trying to achieve way too much way too early IMO. Makes for an interesting game though.

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ORIGINAL: Wuffer

The Tenno expects nothing short then a major victory now.



What more than sinking four Allied carriers in Jan 42 for no losses within KB the Tenno could expect? All armed forces are still ordered to advance and to destroy more Allied forces.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 16, 42
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Sub attack near Koggala at 30,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-168

Allied Ships
CM Abdiel

Abdiel is going back to Ceylon to replenish for mines most likely so Port Blair got a minefield now... four torps couldn't hit the fast ship...


SS I-168 launches 4 torpedoes
I-168 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Koggala at 30,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-168

Allied Ships
DD Fortune

same sub wastes another four torps on a destroyer... from all the sub attacks up to now (and there were really plenty) we scored one torp hit on an undamaged destroyer...


SS I-168 launches 4 torpedoes
DD Fortune fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fortune fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fortune fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fortune fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fortune fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
555 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 63

Chengchow and it's troops will be hit daily now until we order the first deliberate attack on this massive stack of Chinese troops...


Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 15th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 8th Group Army ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 31st Group Army ...
Also attacking 3rd Group Army ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 98 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 20
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 85th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 98th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 98th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 85th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

we still have some 100 medium bombers on Luzon to bomb Manila on a daily basis and they will be needed elsewhere pretty soon... Manila still got supplies as flak is shooting quite intensively...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 86 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 98th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 45

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
314 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 24
P-40E Warhawk x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 13 destroyed


we spotted another convoy going to Port Moresby which isn't as dangerous as going to Rabaul but still a high risk maneuver and as expected Mundy also moved in his fighters to cover the ships... there were way more fighters on CAP than expected though but our sweeps do quite good while we suffered a lot of damaged Zeroes that either crashed or were write offs...



CAP engaged:
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 26600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 26600.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet


second sweep finishes the remaining USAAF fighters in the air... in total we kill over 30 enemy fighters which seems quite a number but also lost 10 Zeroes including halve a dozen high exp pilots...





CAP engaged:
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes



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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 825 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2473

Defending force 120305 troops, 627 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3110

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


intelligence bombardment to see what the Chinese really got at Chengchow and it's about 1000 av more than expected... serves me well, this is a clear hex right next to a major airfield of mine so this will be quite a big blow to Allied troop strenght in Northern China when all those corps will have to surrender...


Assaulting units:
63rd Division
110th Division
35th Division
69th Division
5th Armored Car Co
41st Division
26th Division
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Army
NCPC Army
Mongol Garrison Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
85th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
34th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
31st Group Army
1st War Area
Lusu War Area
8th Group Army
39th Group Army
24th Group Army
21st Group Army
3rd Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 71497 troops, 758 guns, 289 vehicles, Assault Value = 2288

Defending force 7301 troops, 49 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1546

Allied adjusted defense: 45

Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Moulmein !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4096 casualties reported
Squads: 127 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 155 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 34 (33 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 45 (44 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 9
Units destroyed 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

one of Mundy's stand and fight orders I just can't understand... we move our Army into Moulmein coming over the trails so he would have had plenty of time to move back to Rangoon but he stays and fights... not really a fight vs all those IJA Divisions plus support and we bag several hundred enemy squads destroyed plus many more being disabled...


Assaulting units:
56th Division
5th Division
4th Division
18th Division
33rd Division
51st Field AA Battalion
Southern Army
91st JAAF AF Bn
82nd JAAF AF Bn
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
36th Field AA Battalion
23rd AA Regiment
25th Army
3rd Mortar Battalion
32nd Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Army
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th JNAF AF Unit
21th JNAF AF Unit
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
94th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
4th Burma Rifles Battalion
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
Railway BAF Battalion
Mandalay BMP Battalion
3rd Burma Rifles Battalion
Upper Burma BAF Battalion
10th Burma Rifles Battalion
Burma Command
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
108th RAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Tandjoengpinang (50,85)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 336 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Defending force 690 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tandjoengpinang !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

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

Allied ground losses:
752 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


paras take that base one hex South of Singapore where the Allied were still basing Dorniers which surprises me a bit as they don't have any air support there and were flying patrol missions for quite some days spotting my shipping around Singapore... my Mavis patrols usually get damaged flying one mission while having plenty of av support...


Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

Defending units:
Riouw Cdo



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 17, 42
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Sub attack near Takao at 81,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Sugiyama Maru
PB Sozan Maru
PB Shotoku Maru
xAK Tsuyama Maru
xAK Shinsei Maru
PB Choko Maru #5
PB Aso Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon

the whole map seems to be flooded by USN subs already even though there shouldn't be more than two dozen at best... good thing is that their torps are as bad as our ASW, this time Sturgeon missed though...

SS Sturgeon launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Sugiyama Maru
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Aso Maru #7 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choko Maru #5 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Choko Maru #5 is out of ASW ammo
PB Choko Maru #5 is out of ASW ammo
PB Choko Maru #5 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 119 encounters mine field at Semarang (53,102)

Japanese Ships
AMc Toroshima Maru
AMc Seki Maru #3
AMc Fumi Maru #2
AMc Wa 3

78 mines cleared

as the IJA moves down the railline on Java the IJN clears the ports of mines...


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Sub attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,79

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuga
DD Susuki
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS Trusty

and this RN sub attacks our ASW group in the Malacca strait...

SS Trusty launches 4 torpedoes at DD Tsuga
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 119 encounters mine field at Semarang (53,102)

Japanese Ships
AMc Toroshima Maru
AMc Seki Maru #3
AMc Fumi Maru #2
AMc Wa 3

30 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet


the enemy convoy at Port Moresby is still unloading and this time there is no fighter cover anymore...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky




Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
G3M2 Nell x 35

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAP Wahine, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAP Mariposa, Torpedo hits 1
CL Leander

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


WTH? Our sweep goes in and no enemy fighters airborne so I was shocked to suddenly see CAP when the bomber strike come in attacking the convoy... to my suprise we see the enemy being caught on a training mission... both attacks on the transports each score a hit but attacking a light cruiser with torps is as useless as attacking a DD... god damn this is so frustrating the whole campaign already... I'm thinking about switching all my bombers to lownav to score bomb hits at 1000ft instead of wasting 200 torpedoes for a single hit on a DD or CL... the only targets those nearly 80 skilled bombers can hit with torps are 13kn freighters or ships in sinking conditions... can't remember seeing my torpedo bombers being as bad as in this campaign, wonder if there was a change in the mod or game during my absence... useless, just totally useless...


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

CAP engaged:
33rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
24 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 28 minutes

Training flight from 33rd PS (P) has been caught up in attack


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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
33rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 42

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 10th Group Army ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 10th Group Army ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 47

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 36
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 31st Group Army ...
Also attacking 7th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 15th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 24th Group Army ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 83
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 24 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra, Bomb hits 15, on fire
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
CL Java, Bomb hits 13, on fire, heavy damage
DD Alden, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Express, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Encounter, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Bantam, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Van Nes, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Bulmer, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Siantar, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Witte de With, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Enggano, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AMc Rindjani, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Djember, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Taiyuan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kortenaer, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tjikarang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Latouche, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Ping Wo, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1


after KB was sweeping the sealanes around Java Mundy moved all his damaged ships to Soerabaja where they are still sitting... some 30+ ships reported in port and the Sallies do a good job but yet again, both CL Java and CL Sumatra are FULLY bombprove against 250kg SAP bombs... this really leaves me puzzled playing a mod that makes light cruisers bomb prove to the main IJ bomb... sounds funny when bombs can't penetrate light cruisers and torps can't hit them... leaves me with the Judy in early 43 that carries a 500kg SAP bomb and is a one shot wonder with service rate 3...


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Magazine explodes on CL Marblehead


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 57

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 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 29th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 86,54 , near Kiukiang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 90 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged

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

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 95 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Leander


more bombers attacking in the afternoon, more of the usual misses... what strikes me the most are torp attacks from aft or forward that can never hit a ship... this makes around 40% of the torp runs 100% misses right away...



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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G3M2 Nell x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Leander


so that were roughly 50 highly skilled bombers attacking Leander, all misses... the best tactic against torpedo bomber strikes isn't CAP above the base but putting DD or CL into the convoy as those ships are targetted instead of the lower value freighters and those ships can't be hit...


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



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Sub attack near Calicut at 28,38

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
TK Strix, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

that was a funny one... we spot a big unescorted tanker convoy off India's west coast and the sub puts torp after torp into this small tanker expending literally 2/3 of the available torps... guess the tanker is sunk now...



TK Strix is sighted by SS I-173
SS I-173 attacking TK Strix on the surface



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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 809 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3210

Defending force 120043 troops, 627 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3097

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

deliberate attack here soon... the raw assault value shouldn't mirror the strenght of the enemy here as we bomb those units daily and our divisions are way more combat capable...



Assaulting units:
59th Division
27th Division
5th Armored Car Co
41st Division
69th Division
110th Division
35th Division
63rd Division
26th Division
NCPC Army
Mongol Garrison Army
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Army
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
8th New Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
40th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
31st Group Army
1st War Area
39th Group Army
8th Group Army
21st Group Army
24th Group Army
Lusu War Area
3rd Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 36952 troops, 221 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2520

Defending force 59567 troops, 426 guns, 118 vehicles, Assault Value = 1835

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

Allied ground losses:
414 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


that's interesting too as Mundy is doing an offensive in Southern China... we have some 150 Lillies bombing the enemy and I can't see him having even a slight chance to achieve something here... trying to destroy this stack of Chinese units before going on further offensives... this Army and the trapped Army in Northern China would make up for 5000 Chinese av, that would be a big deal for him losing this in early 42...


Assaulting units:
50th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
10th Group Army
30th Group Army
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
55th Infantry Brigade
15th Division
39th Division
17th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
56th Infantry Brigade
RGC Army


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Ground combat at Gasmata (103,127)

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 Gasmata !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1






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Not sure why you think those 2 CL's are bomb proof. I suspect they have very high SYS damage, the fires will cause float/engine damage, they likely have most of their weapons damaged, plus every hit you get improves the exp of your bomber pilots. Me? I think they are exp machines for you...



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 18, 42
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TF 119 encounters mine field at Semarang (53,102)

Japanese Ships
AMc Toroshima Maru
AMc Seki Maru #3
AMc Fumi Maru #2
AMc Wa 3

44 mines cleared


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Night Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign
CA Exeter
CA Dorsetshire
CL Caledon
CL Colombo
CL Capetown
CL Glasgow
CL Ceres
CL Dauntless
CL Emerald
CL Enterprise
CL Hobart

Japanese ground losses:
385 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Manpower hits 1
Fires 148
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16
Port hits 2


Sovereign and her escorts were parked at Port Blair to cover the base the last 10 days or so and now that we took Moulmein they show up to do a bombardment... no aircraft at the base so the damage done doesn't make me care at all... hell a lot of light cruisers for one task force...

BB Royal Sovereign firing at 4th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CA Exeter
CA Exeter firing at 56th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CA Dorsetshire
CA Dorsetshire firing at 18th Division
CL Caledon firing at 4th Division
CL Colombo firing at 4th Division
CL Capetown firing at 18th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CL Glasgow
CL Glasgow firing at 33rd Division
CL Ceres firing at 4th Division
CL Dauntless firing at 18th Division
CL Emerald firing at 33rd Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CL Enterprise
CL Enterprise firing at 5th Division
Seagull V acting as spotter for CL Hobart
CL Hobart firing at Moulmein


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Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 58

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
303 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 16th Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 95th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 48
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 51
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 33

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
499 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 98th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 98th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 16th Construction Regiment, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 61

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
341 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 16th Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 16th Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 16th Construction Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 3
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 57

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 48

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 7th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 84th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 88 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged

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

Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 39th Group Army ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...


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Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 104th Division, at 77,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29A Hudson x 2
SB-III x 7

No Allied losses


the Chinese start their nuissance raids again...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x A-29A Hudson bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
2 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 825 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3211

Defending force 119558 troops, 627 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3067

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

Assaulting units:
35th Division
5th Armored Car Co
27th Division
69th Division
41st Division
59th Division
110th Division
63rd Division
26th Division
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Army
Mongol Garrison Army
1st Army
NCPC Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
93rd Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
8th New Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
80th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
39th Group Army
8th Group Army
21st Group Army
24th Group Army
3rd Group Army
Lusu War Area
1st War Area
31st Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 139044 troops, 615 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3823

Defending force 58553 troops, 570 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 1694

Allied adjusted assault: 1707

Japanese adjusted defense: 5335

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
2640 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 210 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 48 (2 destroyed, 46 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
16370 casualties reported
Squads: 294 destroyed, 344 disabled
Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 200 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 60 (7 destroyed, 53 disabled)


WOW! No idea what made Mundy think this would be a good idea even though the Chinese had more than twice the av at Changsha... I wouldn't give them even a slight chance to achieve something in this terrain nor against my fully prepped troops... nearly no destroyed squads at all within our frontline and the disablements are spread out over all troops so they will fully recover within no time... has cost the Chinese quite some troops...



Assaulting units:
10th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
73rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th Construction Regiment
12th Group Army
2nd Chinese Base Force
27th Group Army
29th Group Army
19th Group Army
7th War Area
11th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
6th Division
3rd Division
13th Division
34th Division
11th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion


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Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 79326 troops, 420 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2458

Defending force 86445 troops, 616 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 2685

Allied adjusted assault: 275

Japanese adjusted defense: 3360

Allied assault odds: 1 to 12 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
13094 casualties reported
Squads: 97 destroyed, 494 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 139 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 53 (4 destroyed, 49 disabled)


Changsha wasn't the only area where the Chinese were ordered to attack but also at at Nanchang where there wasn't even hope due to a higher Chinese av... why those troops attacked, really don't know as they are low on supply were bombed in clear terrain daily and faced equal assault value from higher experienced, better armed and supplied Japanese troops...


Assaulting units:
70th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
23rd Group Army
10th Group Army
3rd War Area
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
30th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
60th Division
40th Division
57th Infantry Brigade
39th Division
15th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
RGC Army




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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/11/2019 7:14:05 PM   
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ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Not sure why you think those 2 CL's are bomb proof. I suspect they have very high SYS damage, the fires will cause float/engine damage, they likely have most of their weapons damaged, plus every hit you get improves the exp of your bomber pilots. Me? I think they are exp machines for you...





They are bombprove as none of the 250kg bombs penetrates the deck nor belt armor, hence they are still afloat after being hit by way more than 50 bombs. I call that bombprove for sure and instead of attacking other targets those CL get targetted all the time. There isn't more skill improvement than from bombing the port without ships so that doesn't do me any good either and all those bomber crews are above 70 grd skill anyways by now.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/11/2019 7:34:30 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 19, 42
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TF 219 encounters mine field at Utan Melintang (48,77)

Japanese Ships
AMc Hamanogo Maru
AMc Kyoie Maru #3

7 mines cleared


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Submarine attack near Trivandrum at 27,42

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
TK Manvantara, Torpedo hits 1

TK Manvantara is sighted by SS I-170
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes

hitting another tanker off India, this time an empty one...


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ASW attack near Lord Howe Island at 103,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
DD Case

not sure if this is a convoy or a lonely DD that is attacked here... as the TF wasn't seen on the map while I did my turn after the replay I also can't figure out if it is going to or coming from Australia...


SS I-25 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Case
I-25 diving deep ....
DD Case fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Case fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Case fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Case fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Case fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Trivandrum at 27,42

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
TK Manvantara, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

TK Manvantara is sighted by SS I-170
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes

taking care of the tanker now...



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Night Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign
CA Exeter
CA Dorsetshire
CL Caledon
CL Colombo
CL Capetown
CL Glasgow
CL Ceres
CL Dauntless
CL Emerald
CL Enterprise
CL Hobart

Japanese ground losses:
144 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Manpower hits 4
Fires 209
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15


absolutely amazing, Sovereign staid at Moulmein the whole turn to do another bombardment during the night... ofc none of my bombers attacked the slow BB...


BB Royal Sovereign firing at 18th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CA Exeter
CA Exeter firing at 33rd Division
CA Dorsetshire firing at 33rd Division
CL Caledon firing at 18th Division
CL Colombo firing at 5th Division
CL Capetown firing at Moulmein
Walrus II acting as spotter for CL Glasgow
CL Glasgow firing at 56th Division
CL Ceres firing at 4th Division
CL Dauntless firing at 18th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CL Emerald
CL Emerald firing at 3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
CL Enterprise firing at 56th Division
Seagull V acting as spotter for CL Hobart
CL Hobart firing at Moulmein


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
CL Leander

SS I-15 launches 6 torpedoes at CL Leander
Sub escapes detection


die rolls driving me ****ing crazy, this time we hit with one out of six torps and it's a dud...


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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 65,98

Japanese Ships
PB Tosho Maru
PB Kanko Maru
PB Hayakafuku Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru
PB Shinko Maru #1
PB Seikai Maru

Allied Ships
SS KVII

Captain of SS KVII elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
KVII diving deep ....
PB Tosho Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shinko Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seikai Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tosho Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shinko Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shinko Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shinko Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shinko Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,79

Japanese Ships
DD Susuki
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS Trusty

not a single depth charge dropped on Trusty so far and there's also Truant around...


SS Trusty is sighted by escort
Trusty bottoming out ....
DD Susuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 83

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
531 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd War Area ...
Also attacking 14th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 10th Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Group Army ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
396 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 48

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 15th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 8th New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 39th Group Army ...
Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 93rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chengchow ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 37

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 40
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 27

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 80th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 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 13th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Anatom at 125,166




Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 54
B5N2 Kate x 39
D3A1 Val x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 10 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Montebello, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK California Standard, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
TK Hadnot, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Emidio, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
TK Mobilstation, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Larry Doheny, Bomb hits 2, on fire
TK Pat Doheny, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DMS Brooks
DMS Hatfield
TK Mobilgas, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Hagood, Bomb hits 3, on fire


here's the turn's highlight as we have moved KB South from Truk to engage shipping around New Caledonia... we find a tanker convoy of variously sized tankers that are escorted by two DMS going back empty to the US... as mentioned earlier tankers are one of my favourite targets as this is something of the few things the Allied start to feel later on if they lose a bunch... in my Allied games I always felt being short of tankers while having lost nearly none as I am always extremely carefully using them... means KB is spotted now but that was well worth it...


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
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
26 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
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 TK Hadnot
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK California Standard


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Anatom at 125,166

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DMS Hatfield
DMS Brooks

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Anatom at 125,166

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 9

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

Allied Ships
TK Agwiworld, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Brooks
TK Pat Doheny, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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



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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 43
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 16 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Tjikarang, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Java, Bomb hits 24, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Bantam, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
xAKL Kwangtung, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Alden, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Siantar, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ping Wo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Express, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Soerabaja, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Latouche, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Enggano, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Silindoeng, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kortenaer, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Taiyuan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Prominent, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Boelongan, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

Port hits 8


Java takes another two dozen 250kg bombs, nothing happens, she won't sink... nearing a hundred bomb hits now...


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Java, Bomb hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Sipirok, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Enggano, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Alden, and is sunk

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

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAKL Sipirok


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 42

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 10
P-39D Airacobra x 41
P-40E Warhawk x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses


and this is what makes me think over and over again that the strike routine that came with AE is fully flawed compared to the always working strike routine of WITP... had 85 Zeroes at Lae set to escort, same height as the Vals, 9 hexes range, all great morale and all the other blah blah that doesn't do **** when it comes to strikes and how they look like... if ppl still believe this woodoo after all those years then this is something the forum achieved and the devs can thank the forumites for their myths... 42 highly skilled Vals come in unescorted and get chewed up of course for no gain... two dozen shot down, the rest withdrew... idiotic strike routine and the more strikes you fly a day the more you see of this ridicoulos bullshit... I'm not trying to do a coordinated 1000 bomber night strike 800 miles deep into Germany, I've ordered fighters from Lae to fly with bombers from Lae some 180 miles to Port Moresby and the ****ing idiocy that is called a "strike routine" made none of the fighters take off... this is not a strike routine, this is not some FUBAR that happened, it's just a silly flaw as there would be no way fighter squadrons would say "no, we don't fly with the bombers today" in real life...


CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 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 10 minutes
35th PG/HqS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 7 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 between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
33rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 2 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 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Anatom at 125,166

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 54
B5N2 Kate x 27
D3A1 Val x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DMS Brooks, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Larry Doheny, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
TK Hagood, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Hatfield, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK California Standard, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Emidio, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Pat Doheny, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


what was still afloat in the afternoon was sunk, we bag a dozen tankers today but the loss of my skilled Vals over Port Moresby made it a bad turn for us...


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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DMS Brooks
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK California Standard
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Pat Doheny
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DMS Hatfield
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Hagood


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Anatom at 125,166

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Hagood, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
DMS Brooks, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Hagood
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DMS Brooks



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Anatom at 125,166

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

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


nothing afloat anymore, the whole convoy was annihilated...


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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
AM Colac


lol, just love the die rolls... I-15 attacks again at Port Moresby, again hitting with a torp, again a dud... with a 10% dud rate...



SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes
I-15 bottoming out ....
AM Colac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Colac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Colac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Colac fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Colac fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 825 troops, 68 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3216

Defending force 118797 troops, 622 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3026

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



the Chinese were ordered to break out of the base to the South East so we have ordered a deliberate attack tomorrow... will be interesting how this goes with equal av but the enemy being bombed daily for quite some time, all those Chinese combat units should have quite high disruption... planned to attack in three days as there are another 3 Divs incoming but that could be too late when the enemy manages to get out of the base... even though we should be able to destroy the enemy if he breaks out as this Army will sit in open terrain but forcing them to surrender in Chengchow would be favourable...


Assaulting units:
69th Division
41st Division
110th Division
63rd Division
35th Division
59th Division
27th Division
5th Armored Car Co
26th Division
13th Army
Mongol Garrison Army
NCPC Army
1st Army
4th Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
84th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
12th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
93rd Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
39th Group Army
21st Group Army
1st War Area
24th Group Army
3rd Group Army
Lusu War Area
31st Group Army
8th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Tjepoe (54,103)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 37

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 37 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tjepoe !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment

the last base North of Soerabaja, the assault divisions will move in by rail now and disembark, the assault on Soerabaja should start within the next 10 days...


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Ground combat at Merauke (89,124)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 52 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 3

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Merauke !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1






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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 1:05:38 AM   
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Not sure why you think those 2 CL's are bomb proof. I suspect they have very high SYS damage, the fires will cause float/engine damage, they likely have most of their weapons damaged, plus every hit you get improves the exp of your bomber pilots. Me? I think they are exp machines for you...





They are bombprove as none of the 250kg bombs penetrates the deck nor belt armor, hence they are still afloat after being hit by way more than 50 bombs. I call that bombprove for sure and instead of attacking other targets those CL get targetted all the time. There isn't more skill improvement than from bombing the port without ships so that doesn't do me any good either and all those bomber crews are above 70 grd skill anyways by now.

well, they are bigger, bomber pilots would always target the bigger target.

And maybe this is demonstrating why most (all the other major navies) had moved on from 500lb ordnance to 1000lb by '41. The IJ was supposed to have, but all of their programs were late (and they lied to themselves about it). Jill was supposed to have been in production, the Kate factories had already been idled. Judy and Sam were supposed to be early/mid '42 … and we know what actually happened there. So yeah, I tend to beach my Vals and use Kates with 800kg bombs at low altitudes. I replace the high value pilots with ground only and go in at 6000 or less.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 1:16:41 AM   
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and this is what makes me think over and over again that the strike routine that came with AE is fully flawed compared to the always working strike routine of WITP... had 85 Zeroes at Lae set to escort, same height as the Vals, 9 hexes range, all great morale and all the other blah blah that doesn't do **** when it comes to strikes and how they look like... if ppl still believe this woodoo after all those years then this is something the forum achieved and the devs can thank the forumites for their myths... 42 highly skilled Vals come in unescorted and get chewed up of course for no gain... two dozen shot down, the rest withdrew... idiotic strike routine and the more strikes you fly a day the more you see of this ridicoulos bullshit... I'm not trying to do a coordinated 1000 bomber night strike 800 miles deep into Germany, I've ordered fighters from Lae to fly with bombers from Lae some 180 miles to Port Moresby and the ****ing idiocy that is called a "strike routine" made none of the fighters take off... this is not a strike routine, this is not some FUBAR that happened, it's just a silly flaw as there would be no way fighter squadrons would say "no, we don't fly with the bombers today" in real life...




So one thing about having you back is that you ACTUALLY look at your results. Its nice to see.


So this is actually what I like most about AE compared to original: you can't get too fancy because bad things will happen.

Even Elliot could not hide some of the terrible mishaps on the part of the USN in the early war. Comms frequently went down. Disparate units did launch and got creamed because of it. The Brits and Germans both suffered badly from this in the BoB … and be sure that Lae is nothing even close to England and France in terms of infrastructure.

So your outcome here, while far from desired, is entirely possible. And if you do it often enough, possible becomes probable. Yes, in original WITP this would work almost always. But we know that specifically this was completely re-done and I feel it much better represents the realities of 1942.

I once asked the devs if the coordination routine improved over the course of the war due to technology AND process improvements. I got a "NULL" answer. I've always suspected that it does, but proving it without access to the code is a long shot.

Anyway, keep up the 'rants'. Great having you back!



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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 1:38:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy



and this is what makes me think over and over again that the strike routine that came with AE is fully flawed compared to the always working strike routine of WITP... had 85 Zeroes at Lae set to escort, same height as the Vals, 9 hexes range, all great morale and all the other blah blah that doesn't do **** when it comes to strikes and how they look like... if ppl still believe this woodoo after all those years then this is something the forum achieved and the devs can thank the forumites for their myths... 42 highly skilled Vals come in unescorted and get chewed up of course for no gain... two dozen shot down, the rest withdrew... idiotic strike routine and the more strikes you fly a day the more you see of this ridicoulos bullshit... I'm not trying to do a coordinated 1000 bomber night strike 800 miles deep into Germany, I've ordered fighters from Lae to fly with bombers from Lae some 180 miles to Port Moresby and the ****ing idiocy that is called a "strike routine" made none of the fighters take off... this is not a strike routine, this is not some FUBAR that happened, it's just a silly flaw as there would be no way fighter squadrons would say "no, we don't fly with the bombers today" in real life...




So one thing about having you back is that you ACTUALLY look at your results. Its nice to see.


So this is actually what I like most about AE compared to original: you can't get too fancy because bad things will happen.

Even Elliot could not hide some of the terrible mishaps on the part of the USN in the early war. Comms frequently went down. Disparate units did launch and got creamed because of it. The Brits and Germans both suffered badly from this in the BoB … and be sure that Lae is nothing even close to England and France in terms of infrastructure.

So your outcome here, while far from desired, is entirely possible. And if you do it often enough, possible becomes probable. Yes, in original WITP this would work almost always. But we know that specifically this was completely re-done and I feel it much better represents the realities of 1942.

I once asked the devs if the coordination routine improved over the course of the war due to technology AND process improvements. I got a "NULL" answer. I've always suspected that it does, but proving it without access to the code is a long shot.

Anyway, keep up the 'rants'. Great having you back!



+1

The specific messages and reports in the game have to be looked at as metaphors for the reasons of the outcomes depicted.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 2:25:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Not sure why you think those 2 CL's are bomb proof. I suspect they have very high SYS damage, the fires will cause float/engine damage, they likely have most of their weapons damaged, plus every hit you get improves the exp of your bomber pilots. Me? I think they are exp machines for you...





They are bombprove as none of the 250kg bombs penetrates the deck nor belt armor, hence they are still afloat after being hit by way more than 50 bombs. I call that bombprove for sure and instead of attacking other targets those CL get targetted all the time. There isn't more skill improvement than from bombing the port without ships so that doesn't do me any good either and all those bomber crews are above 70 grd skill anyways by now.

well, they are bigger, bomber pilots would always target the bigger target.

And maybe this is demonstrating why most (all the other major navies) had moved on from 500lb ordnance to 1000lb by '41. The IJ was supposed to have, but all of their programs were late (and they lied to themselves about it). Jill was supposed to have been in production, the Kate factories had already been idled. Judy and Sam were supposed to be early/mid '42 … and we know what actually happened there. So yeah, I tend to beach my Vals and use Kates with 800kg bombs at low altitudes. I replace the high value pilots with ground only and go in at 6000 or less.



You seem to misunderstand me. We have an old Dutch CL here that was hit by something like a hundred 250kg bombs which would be most likely enough to sink any BB (or leave it as a totally destroyed and burned down hull) on the planet at that time and yet that CL just keeps staying afloat. That aside I doubt that Java and Sumatra could be nowhere penetrated by a 250kg SAP bomb.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 2:28:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy



and this is what makes me think over and over again that the strike routine that came with AE is fully flawed compared to the always working strike routine of WITP... had 85 Zeroes at Lae set to escort, same height as the Vals, 9 hexes range, all great morale and all the other blah blah that doesn't do **** when it comes to strikes and how they look like... if ppl still believe this woodoo after all those years then this is something the forum achieved and the devs can thank the forumites for their myths... 42 highly skilled Vals come in unescorted and get chewed up of course for no gain... two dozen shot down, the rest withdrew... idiotic strike routine and the more strikes you fly a day the more you see of this ridicoulos bullshit... I'm not trying to do a coordinated 1000 bomber night strike 800 miles deep into Germany, I've ordered fighters from Lae to fly with bombers from Lae some 180 miles to Port Moresby and the ****ing idiocy that is called a "strike routine" made none of the fighters take off... this is not a strike routine, this is not some FUBAR that happened, it's just a silly flaw as there would be no way fighter squadrons would say "no, we don't fly with the bombers today" in real life...




So one thing about having you back is that you ACTUALLY look at your results. Its nice to see.


So this is actually what I like most about AE compared to original: you can't get too fancy because bad things will happen.

Even Elliot could not hide some of the terrible mishaps on the part of the USN in the early war. Comms frequently went down. Disparate units did launch and got creamed because of it. The Brits and Germans both suffered badly from this in the BoB … and be sure that Lae is nothing even close to England and France in terms of infrastructure.

So your outcome here, while far from desired, is entirely possible. And if you do it often enough, possible becomes probable. Yes, in original WITP this would work almost always. But we know that specifically this was completely re-done and I feel it much better represents the realities of 1942.

I once asked the devs if the coordination routine improved over the course of the war due to technology AND process improvements. I got a "NULL" answer. I've always suspected that it does, but proving it without access to the code is a long shot.

Anyway, keep up the 'rants'. Great having you back!



+1

The specific messages and reports in the game have to be looked at as metaphors for the reasons of the outcomes depicted.



Nah guys. We have a level 4 airfield, 48 Vals and 45 Zeroes ordered to attack a naval target at a base 180 miles away. Orders are given and when the bombers take off in the morning (actually the Zeroes would launch first due to their higher range) the Zeroes stay at the airfield while the pilots drink Sake. This didn't happen, it's just utter BS. Again, I'm not talking about some xy coordination of 1000 bombers/fighters going from several airfields to bomb England or Germany during the night, I'm talking about this nilly willy die roll BS that makes it look like as if there would be some routine with rational settings behind it.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 3:24:23 PM   
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Yep, lack of Zero escorts is strange. You have a good airfield, aircraft with comparable cruise speeds, likely high exp in both groups, same altitude.

My guess is:

-Kates/Zeroes are subordinated to different air HQs/theatre command HQs

-leaders in either group or both have low AIR skill (20-30 range)

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 3:52:35 PM   
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Or no Air HQ at Lae/outside HQ range.

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RE: IJ commander resurrected - Mundy (A) vs. Castor Tro... - 10/12/2019 5:22:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Yaab

Yep, lack of Zero escorts is strange. You have a good airfield, aircraft with comparable cruise speeds, likely high exp in both groups, same altitude.

My guess is:

-Kates/Zeroes are subordinated to different air HQs/theatre command HQs

-leaders in either group or both have low AIR skill (20-30 range)


no, all units have excellent leaders, that's something I always change before engaging in combat with my units and the different HQ thing is something that was proved wrong when it comes down to that coordination silliness all the way back when this guy with the snoopy avatar claimed he knows all about it

really, it was just bullocks by the game, nothing more nothing less

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Or no Air HQ at Lae/outside HQ range.


no air HQ at Lae but still, that's no reason for the escorts not to fly at all

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 20, 42
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ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 48,78

Japanese Ships
DD Susuki
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS Trusty, hits 2

Trusty finally takes a hit so perhaps that forces the sub to retire...


SS Trusty is sighted by escort
Trusty bottoming out ....
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku attacking submerged sub ....
DD Susuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
xAP Mariposa
xAK Brastagi
AM Pieter de Bitter

SS I-15 is sighted by escort
I-15 bottoming out ....
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Chichi-jima at 110,72

Japanese Ships
PB Genmei Maru
xAKL Juyo Maru
PB Bisaku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gar

SS Gar launches 2 torpedoes at PB Genmei Maru
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,79

Japanese Ships
DD Susuki
DD Kiku

Allied Ships
SS Trusty

SS Trusty is sighted by escort
Trusty bottoming out ....
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiku fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 77

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
329 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd War Area ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 64
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 42 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Java, Bomb hits 11, heavy damage
xAKL Latouche, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tjikandi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Silindoeng, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 5


11 more hits on Java, ofc the light cruiser still doesn't sink nor do we even start fires... what's really funny is that AA fire is becoming heavier and heavier as we suffer quite some damage within our bomber squadrons... Sallies will be ordered to stop the attacks on Soerabaja as CL Java won't sink by design and the other ships aren't worth any more bomber losses and the ships shouldn't be able to leave port anyways...


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 3
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 49

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
222 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 20
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Java, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Enggano, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tjikandi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

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

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 10
P-39D Airacobra x 45
P-40E Warhawk x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


this attack has hurt our sweepers quite a bit while not achieving much, probably more than a dozen enemy fighters were damaged but the Zeroes fail to achieve kills... being overwhelmed by the CAP we take equal losses in the end... clearly Mundy is becoming serious about Port Moresby but that serves me well...


CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 26600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 8 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 between 28000 and 28440.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 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 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 26600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
33rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 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 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
35th PG/HqS with P-39D Airacobra (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 34
P-40E Warhawk x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 5 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 8 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet


a second bigger Daitai is sweeping Port Moresby and shoots up the CAP quite badly, in the end the enemy loses nearly three dozen fighters for one dozen Zeroes, 4 pilots lost...

CAP engaged:
No.75 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26285 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
35th PG/40th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 28440.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
33rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 23150.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
35th PG/HqS with P-39D Airacobra (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 to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Emirau Island at 103,121

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kokuryu Maru


Rabaul's airfield is operational again and a convoy that was retiring from Lae gets too close...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Emirau Island at 103,121

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Syunsei Maru, Bomb hits 1


amazing to see the freighter surviving the 1000lb bomb hit, really lucky die roll here with only 12 flt and no fires...


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
xAP Mariposa
xAK Brastagi
AM Pieter de Bitter

SS I-15 is sighted by escort
I-15 bottoming out ....
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Pieter de Bitter fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 84749 troops, 621 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 2838

Defending force 70914 troops, 375 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1452

Japanese adjusted assault: 1794

Allied adjusted defense: 209

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2227 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 236 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
14034 casualties reported
Squads: 833 destroyed, 242 disabled
Non Combat: 870 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 86 (44 destroyed, 42 disabled)
Units retreated 14

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!


first real victory in China as we fend off the Chinese offensive at Nanchang kicking them out of the base after their failed attack there... horrible losses for the Chinese and most of our divisions will pursue to render those Corps useless...


Assaulting units:
57th Infantry Brigade
60th Division
61st Infantry Brigade
15th Division
17th Division
39th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
RGC Army

Defending units:
100th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
23rd Group Army
10th Group Army
30th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 101326 troops, 819 guns, 110 vehicles, Assault Value = 3624

Defending force 118819 troops, 622 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3019

Japanese adjusted assault: 1440

Allied adjusted defense: 1036

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4562 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 474 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 51 disabled
Guns lost 28 (2 destroyed, 26 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6843 casualties reported
Squads: 85 destroyed, 448 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 196 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 47 disabled
Guns lost 40 (3 destroyed, 37 disabled)


was suspecting a better result, especially in terms of losses within our troops... one division was seriously hurt, having 160 combat squads disabled but the rest was equally spread out over the rest of the combat units... recon shows the Chinese trying to march out of the base going SE so we have to attack soon again as I want them to surrender in the base... no negative adjustment for disruption within the defenders which seems strange after all the A2G attacks by 200 IJAAF medium bombers...


Assaulting units:
35th Division
5th Armored Car Co
69th Division
41st Division
110th Division
59th Division
37th Division
63rd Division
27th Division
26th Division
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Army
Mongol Garrison Army
1st Army
NCPC Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
40th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
95th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
34th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
21st Group Army
31st Group Army
8th Group Army
24th Group Army
Lusu War Area
1st War Area
3rd Group Army
39th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Sinabang (42,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 80 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sinabang !!!

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

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1




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