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A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) v. J... - 9/8/2019 6:07:30 AM   
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Ok, I know it should be ďan historicĒ in the title . . . letís just chalk that up to artistic license and move on, shall we?

Iíve agreed to a PBEM campaign with jdsrae, who will be taking the Japanese side in the stock scenario 1 grand campaign. The twist in our little slice of WItPAE is the historical first turn is off, and Dec 7th surprise is on. There are no house rules, and weíve agreed this will be a ďfree play ahistoric game with the only rules being what the 1s and 0s allow.Ē My opponent is going to publish an AAR, and Iíve decided to as well, tho it will be fairly bare-bones, and the pace of game turns will be fairly slow.

The big question, is what the hell do I do now knowing that the baseline assumptions Iíd normally use to prepare short term goals and long term strategy are out the window? The opportunities are as numerous as the risks. Iíve run a few tests with our game settings on scenario 1 using HTH mode fretting about what he can do with the KB, but realized I just have to make a plan and roll the dice, knowing that ďno battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.Ē

Iíll start some detailed thoughts and plans by region tomorrow.







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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/8/2019 11:29:43 AM   
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fail to plan, plan to fail.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 3:10:00 AM   
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My overall ďgrand strategy,Ē such as it is, will be fairly standard: destroy and interdict the supply of fuel and oil being moved to the Japanese Home Islands. Because our game is free play and ahistorical, Iím tempted to try and re-conquer the DEI once Iím able to mount a counter-offensive. Iíve never tried that approach, and that novelty is attractive, but the thought of trying to move big Allied invasion forces through those confined waters gives me the heebie-jeebies. If I can hold Northern Oz (more on that later), Iíd rather use that as a base for strategic bombing and diversionary raids.

My general strategic goals will be: CentPac Ė aim for Luzon, cut off the S. China Sea. SoPac Ė hold US/Oz supply line open, harass DEI, possible counter-offensive. China Ė avoid the disaster of my last PBEM match, tie up and wear down as much Japanese Army as possible, India/Burma Ė hold Burma road open as long as possible, begin push overland East as soon as possible. Thatís enough for the moment. Time will tell how much goes out the window.

Immediate plans & assumptions by region.

CONTINENTAL US
I donít expect my opponent to strike or invade here, but have to recognize it as a possibility. My air forces will be put on high alert (fighters 100% CAP day one, then 60-80%), as much Nav Search as possible, bombers on naval attack. What surface forces I have in place, I will sortie Ė led by ASW forces just in case. I'll risk not moving out cargo, tankers and auxiliaries, and start loading them up, destinations TBD once I get a handle on where Japan is focusing. ASW will be an issue soon, I suspect. Iíll move ground forces to cover key ports, especially towards Portland & Seattle.

If nothing materializes, Iíll shift the air forces into training mode. Iím still waffling on what to do with Sara. Her escorts are very weak. I may wait a day or two, and then put her out to sea, adding Marine fighters to fill out her weak compliment. Assuming enough CAís and DDís survive @ PH, I could have her rendezvous with them, and send the 4-pipers back to SD. She could then meet up w/Lex and E if they are still afloat. 😊

Wherever possible I will convert AKs to AE/AKE, build 10-12 AGs, and begin converting the 4-stacker DDs to APD two at a time. I will also transfer LCUs and air units via off map movement to Cape Town and then to India (or Oz) depending on the developing situation.

CANADA/ALASKA
I think attack/invasion of Canada is unlikely, but there is a slightly higher probability of invasion of Canada north of Vancouver since I wouldnít get the bonus infantry. I donít have much to work with here, however. Air forces will go on high alert as CONUS. He may get frisky in Alaska Ė again, I canít do much in the short term. Iíll beef up Dutch Harbor and Kodiak as much as I can, and probably set up a base in Cold Harbor. Iíd like to have Adak available as a forward sub base, but I wonít put any troops that far out for some time.

HAWAII / CENT PAC

Must hold: Pearl Harbor
Like to hold: Midway, Johnston, Palmyra, Canton, Xmas, Pago Pago
Will give up: Wake, Baker

Will he attack Pearl, or wonít he? Iíll assume he will. Iíll put fighters on 100% cap, PBYís on 100% search w/bombs (in case they come across subs), and maybe one squadron on night search w/torps. All bombers will be 100% naval attack, low-level. Regardless if the KB (or some version) show up, I expect there will still be a swarm of subs around Pearl. I will run local minesweeping, and send several ASW squadrons made up of minsweepers etc to disrupt his subs. I will sortie one surf combat TF w/BB Maryland and WV, some CAís and DDís (following an ASW screen) to the SW to hopefully meet up w/the CVís and head SW to cause mischief Ė maybe to the DEI eventually pending fuel. I will send most everybody else to the SE or due E Ė predicable, but seems sensible. Iím of one mind to keep them close to Pearl and under the CAP umbrella, but I think the subs are the greater danger. I may send a fast surf combat unit to Midway in case he still wantís to get aggressive up there.

Iíd really like to hold Midway as a near future forward sub base, Johnston (possible S-boat base), Palmyra, Canton and Pago Pago as early warning, and Christmas as a Oz/NZ convoy fuel stop.

As to my CVs Ė hmmmm. Iíve run about 10 different ideas around, but I think Iíll take one from Obvertís book and head them SW (looping first to the SE to avoid detection) to cause mischief and disruption possibly as far as the DEI. Iím neither as experienced or skilled as Obvert, so Iíll likely play a bit more conservative game. I like the idea of them linking up w/Sara from SD, but I will probably hold her back to cover troop reinforcements heading to my line of communications defenses.
Of course, the KB could end up right on top of my CVs, and dash this plan to bits. Time will tell.

More to come later, as Iíve got a late summer cold which is not fun at all.


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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 3:10:31 AM   
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double post - I'll put other regional plans here soon.


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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 9:31:29 AM   
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I don't think it is possible to reach West Coast with magical move on day one. Probably a week before any ship can get there. And against KB your bombers will achieve nothing.

No reason to group your CVs, they will lose against full KB anyway. Better to keep them separated in different places, and strike where KB is not.

Remember, that there are two Raiders SE of Fiji.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 10:29:10 AM   
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Move all your available fighters to San Diego, form a TF with Saratoga (but keep her in the port hex) and have as many fighters as possible there on 100% CAP

if there are no house rules, then there are no house rules and that is a prime target.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 1:34:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: inqistor

I don't think it is possible to reach West Coast with magical move on day one. Probably a week before any ship can get there. And against KB your bombers will achieve nothing.

No reason to group your CVs, they will lose against full KB anyway. Better to keep them separated in different places, and strike where KB is not.

Remember, that there are two Raiders SE of Fiji.

I have had success against KB using PH's Cats with torpedoes. KBs fighters are split, with some escorting strikes, some doing high CAP and very few on very low CAP. I also sent in every level bomber I had to help use up the CAP. KB doesn't have the fighter numbers to cover everything and their flak is relatively weak. I lost about 40% of my Cats and bombers but KB had three torpedoed carriers and two torpedoed battleships, which subsequent SCTFs and subs enjoyed munching on.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 1:40:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Encircled

Move all your available fighters to San Diego, form a TF with Saratoga (but keep her in the port hex) and have as many fighters as possible there on 100% CAP

if there are no house rules, then there are no house rules and that is a prime target.

San Diego has some aircraft factories, but LA is the main aircraft industry center. LA also has a better cluster of airfields to mass the air force on. Put Divisions in each of the key cities, including Seattle, regiments in nearby locations and build forts.

After about a month there are enough reinforcements arriving and forts built to start shipping out to SOPAC and NORPAC as far as Kodiak Island. (DH does not have viable airfield capacity and you don't have enough to build Umnak right away).

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 3:27:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: inqistor

I don't think it is possible to reach West Coast with magical move on day one. Probably a week before any ship can get there. And against KB your bombers will achieve nothing.

No reason to group your CVs, they will lose against full KB anyway. Better to keep them separated in different places, and strike where KB is not.

Remember, that there are two Raiders SE of Fiji.


I ran a test over the weekend and he can get the KB in range to attack Seattle/Vancouver on day one, SF by day two. I haven't run a LA/SD test yet (maybe tonight). Invasion forces will take much longer to reach the West Coast. I'll probably keep the region on high alert well into Jan.

Point taken on grouping my CVs. I'm re-reading some AARs and see the risk early on. I may have one feint NE, maybe raid the Marshalls or loop around and approach any Gilberts amphib units from the S. The other loop SE (meet up w/a small surface TF from Pearl?) then SW and head for the antipodes.

I'll have to be wary of raiders for quite some time, and will ask a question on convoys later.

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ORIGINAL: Encircled

Move all your available fighters to San Diego, form a TF with Saratoga (but keep her in the port hex) and have as many fighters as possible there on 100% CAP

if there are no house rules, then there are no house rules and that is a prime target.

San Diego has some aircraft factories, but LA is the main aircraft industry center. LA also has a better cluster of airfields to mass the air force on. Put Divisions in each of the key cities, including Seattle, regiments in nearby locations and build forts.

After about a month there are enough reinforcements arriving and forts built to start shipping out to SOPAC and NORPAC as far as Kodiak Island. (DH does not have viable airfield capacity and you don't have enough to build Umnak right away).


I will definitely have all the major cities from Seattle to San Diego well garrisoned and covered by fighters and bombers ASAP (cream of the 1941 crop ). LA/SD in particular.

All great advice fellas! Keep it coming!

My opponent emailed me this AM and said he expects to have his opening turn done by the weekend, so I have all week to ponder plans before I dive in.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/9/2019 5:41:43 PM   
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I think inqistor's comment about the AMC raiders in SOPAC was a hint to use your carriers to hunt them down. It's hard to intercept them with surface combat vessels because they have aircraft to scout for them, but carriers can get their DBs in range pretty easily.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/11/2019 1:37:08 AM   
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I lost the Enterprise to subs near the Marshalls, which is a major forward sub base and he has RO subs there was well as fleet boats.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/11/2019 4:26:18 AM   
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AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/PAPUA-NEW GUINEA/SoPAC

Must Hold: Aus: Perth-Sydney-Brisbane line, New Zealand: all.
Would Like to Hold: Darwin, Cook Island, Brisbane to Cooktown, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa Isl
Will give up: Rabaul, Kaiveng

Although we are playing a ďahistoricalĒ game, some historical plans and assumptions still apply: namely, the critical importance of keeping the supply lines to Australia and New Zealand open. To that end, Iíll be making a standard play here. As quickly as possible, I will begin beefing up defenses (both LCU and air groups) along the PagoPago-Suva-Noumea line. If my opponent makes strong moves to break this line early, I wonít be able to stop him, but will be aggressive as I can in counter attacks.

Iíll start re-forming divisions and sending them to critical points: Perth, Sydney, Brisbane. If possible, Iíd like to pull the Aussie Brigades out of Singapore & the Lark Bn to re-form the 8th Div do defend Darwin, and eventually use in counter-offensives. Iíll move US air groups & LCU to Aus ASAP, and possibly pull some Aussie air groups from Singapore back to Oz in several hops.

As to Darwin, Iíd obviously like to hold it Ė great sub base, future base for long range-bombing oil fields, etc. However, like just about anywhere, if the Japanese really make a push, I canít stop them. Iíll still move fuel and supplies into Darwin from the DEI and some select auxiliaries so I can set up a quick base, but not too much as itís a dead end for ships. The CT-Perth line is critical, so Iíll move some surface and ASW TF in that direction. Brisbane will be a key base especially if he pushes into Papua/New Guinea. As to the Solomons, weíll see . . . again, the Allies drew the line there for a reason, and Iíll have to see what he does or doesnít do there early on.

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Must Hold: n/a
Would Like to Hold: n/a
Will give up: all of it Ė Sir Robin in effect

For the PI, I will institute the Sir Robin tactic. Minsweepers and ASW to lead the naval exodus out of Manila harbor. DDs to head to Balikpapan to rendezvous w/other USN surface forces. Scatter AKís like chaff, sending a few to supply bases in the PI, others pushing Oil/Fuel south. High value auxiliaries to run south then east heading for Oz. Maybe try and evac the Cebu base force (that old saw). PT boats to harass invasion forces in range.

Iíll send out a swarm of subs immediately, focusing the S-boats in the confined waters in the Sulu and Celebes Seas, Makassar Strait, etc. Fleet boats to harass Japanese ports (East China Sea), PI invasion forces and Cent Pac bases. Once the KB (or its equivalent) rears its head, I will do my best to swarm it with subs and use them to keep tabs on it. Iíll keep the subs based @ Manila as long as I can, then assign them to OZ and/or PH once Manila falls.

For the ground forces on Luzon, Iím planning on abandoning my usual ďIron TriangleĒ approach and pile everybody in to Manila for a last stand there. Iíd leave a few speed bumps to the north, but pull everybody else back. Your thoughts O Hive Mind?

For the air forces Iím still pondering. I need to have some CAP in place during the evac, but the big question early on is what do I do with the Cats & B-17s? Do I immediately pull them out, or let them stay and peck away at Japanese forces to start? My initial thought is to pull them back immediately and avoid any losses on the initial Dec 7th raids. Iíd move them mainly to Java, where the B-17s could be useful in particular if the Japanese make a quick grab and successfully take Palembang etc. From there I can disperse them to OZ and/or India.



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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/11/2019 11:44:50 AM   
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IIRC there are two large air base units in the PI that can be bought out and flown out.

Most of the fighters can be bought out and staged out with multiple hops to Australia.

Yes, they withdraw so its a time limited PP investment, but they will give you a fighter force for Australia at a key time when little are available, filling a vital gap.

Something to consider.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/11/2019 4:51:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: HansBolter

IIRC there are two large air base units in the PI that can be bought out and flown out.

Most of the fighters can be bought out and staged out with multiple hops to Australia.

Yes, they withdraw so its a time limited PP investment, but they will give you a fighter force for Australia at a key time when little are available, filling a vital gap.

Something to consider.


Good call. I didn't consider air-evac from the PI for key units. I've tried it in Rabaul in past games, but not there.

I've finally got Tracker up and running again, so now I have Excel sheets to help me plan, which is a huge relief.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/12/2019 5:09:29 PM   
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Your fleet subs from Manlia can carry mines and then you can still use them to attempt to use their faulty MK-14 torps and shadow the KB if they appear. The mines are probably the most effective weapon they could deploy at this point of the war.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/12/2019 6:15:53 PM   
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& the Lark Bn to re-form the 8th Div do defend Darwin


You'd be better off if you could get the rest out of Singers, or at least one brigade. Takes Australia a long time to rebuild units with their low number of replacement devices.

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As to Darwin, Iíd obviously like to hold it Ė great sub base, future base for long range-bombing oil fields, etc. However, like just about anywhere, if the Japanese really make a push, I canít stop them.


See highlight. For that reason I wouldn't try. Its easy for Japan to isolate this site, and difficult for you to support it. You give up all your advantages and play against Japan's strength's. Personally I'd give it up for now and get it back later when Japan is at the end of her tether. Of course you do want to put up some resistance, but I'd use less important units to do the job.

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Yes, they withdraw so its a time limited PP investment


...and for that reason I'm loath to buy out such units. Even as Japan I don't buy out units that'll withdraw. Too many units, not enough PP's. But that's just me, the call is obviously yours.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/12/2019 6:16:59 PM   
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Your fleet subs from Manlia can carry mines and then you can still use them to attempt to use their faulty MK-14 torps and shadow the KB if they appear. The mines are probably the most effective weapon they could deploy at this point of the war.


Sneaky, sneaky. But I like it.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/12/2019 7:35:29 PM   
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and pile everybody in to Manila for a last stand there.


I like Clark for its x3 terrain, and of course the fallback position of Bataan. Of course then you give up the small LI resup of Manila, but I'm not too sure it'll help much anyway. Of course your call. Just sayin'.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/12/2019 7:55:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bif1961

Your fleet subs from Manlia can carry mines and then you can still use them to attempt to use their faulty MK-14 torps and shadow the KB if they appear. The mines are probably the most effective weapon they could deploy at this point of the war.


Absolutely - I haven't said it specifically, but I always load up subs w/mines and leave nice little easter eggs for the Japanese.

That's one of my favorite features of Tracker is I can monitor my mine fields.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/18/2019 11:56:59 PM   
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I got the first turn file over the weekend and have been chipping away at my initial orders. Iíve been moving East to West, and have completed Continental US/Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Philippine Islands and have just about wrapped up Australia. Now for the fun part . . .

DEI

Must hold: n/a
Would like to hold: n/a
Will give up: n/a

This is where I think it is most likely my opponent will make an ďahistoricalĒ push. Nothing surprising in this assumption as this is where the oil is after all. From a very general perspective my approach on land will be to pull back as much as possible to the major cities/bases Ė Soerabaja, Batavia, Palembang. The Dutch LCUís arenít much to speak of, but theyíre what I have. Iíve never done the ďfortress PalembangĒ approach and canít quickly find any AARís where it was done. The starting LCUís on Sumatra have a combined AV that is pretty low. What units do you move to Palembang to make it a fortress? The British 18th Div coming in from Cape Town? That seems the easy choice as I donít have to spend scarce political points to buy them out. I suppose it will depend on how hot the action is in the Java Sea whether they land directly in Palembang or Oosthaven. I will send some Brit or Aussie cruisers to act as escorts either way.

As far as air forces go, I have already started pulling back two B-17D squadrons to Sorebaja. They can help w/naval search and can harass TFs. If Palembang, Balikpapan, etc fall quickly they can switch to strategic bombing and burn up some Oil. Some PBYís and P-40s will join them shortly. The P-40s will eventually go to Oz, the bombers and PBís to Oz and/or India. Iíll do all I can with the Dutch air forces to try and pick off a some Japanese ships.

I plan on moving Force Z south to cover Palembang. The US cruisers and 4-pipe DDs, along with the Dutch cruisers and DDs will form 2 TFs to cover Makassar Strait and the Celebes. I will consider all of these TFs as expendable and try to disrupt his moves South as much as possible. Of course, if the KB comes barreling though the area, they will have a tough time of it. I have the S-boats from the PI moving into the Celebes Sea, and will sortie all Dutch subs as well. They have reliable torps, so I will make sure to keep them at sea as much as possible, and in blue-water. They will fall back to Oz when Java falls.

In Malaya, I will have all major ground forces fall back to Singapore, leaving a few ďspeed bumpsĒ along the Johore line. If he goes for a quick attack at Mersing, theyíll have to fight their way South. I will evac the Aussie brigades if possible.


BURMA

Must hold: n/a
Would like to hold: n/a
Will give up: n/a

Typical strategy here. Push as much supply as I can to Rangoon and hold it and the Burma road open as long as possible. Iíll re-form the 1st Burma Div in Pegu, and build up fortifications there. Iíll put up a fight at Moulmein. Iíll get the sea-borne LCUs into Rangoon ASAP and consolidated there to fight it out, tho if they get cut off, I will move them north to fight into India. In the past Iíve kept the AVG H-81s in Burma to help cover Rangoon, but eventually move them back into NW China.


INDIA

Must hold: Karachi
Would like to hold: Bombay, Madras, Calcutta, rail-line to Ledo
Will give up: Ceylon

While I donít anticipate a direct amphib attack into India, I have to recognize the capability is there. Therefore, I will focus on building up fortifications and AV in Karachi & Bombay. Karachi is an obvious must hold to keep the oil flowing in from the Middle East. Iíll leave skeleton forces to cover garrison requirements so as to not leak VPs. If no overt moves happen by early í42, Iíll begin moving forces towards the Burma/China border for future counter-offensives. I will also move in air forces and LCUs from China to train-up, and also bring in air groups and LCUs from ConUS as political points become available. Iíll move the British Fleet units from Ceylon to Bombay/Karachi to cover those vital ports until the danger of invasion seems to have gone. Early on Iíll also add to or provide escorts for the TFs moving troops to Rangoon.

CHINA

Help me Obi-HiveMind-Kenobi, youíre my only hope. Iíll do my China orders last, so any advice there is appreciated.


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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/19/2019 5:35:47 AM   
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See Alfred's China Advice, reprinted by Zuluhour in post # 1304 of this thread:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4378420&mpage=44�

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/19/2019 5:51:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

See Alfred's China Advice, reprinted by Zuluhour in post # 1304 of this thread:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4378420&mpage=44�


I was looking for this post for a month

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/19/2019 3:14:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

See Alfred's China Advice, reprinted by Zuluhour in post # 1304 of this thread:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4378420&mpage=44�


Fantastic! Thanks!!

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/19/2019 8:49:01 PM   
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quote:

Iíll do my China orders last, so any advice there is appreciated.


One key is to defend only in x3 terrain. Infiltrating some units to threaten his LOC is also a good thing if possible.

In addition as you have 'no rules' you may get more than a normal number of units into Burma to get their 'drain' off the MLR. I wouldn't pull too many as you still want to hold as much of China as you can, if you can.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/20/2019 3:54:35 PM   
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I spent several hours working on China last night with a printout of Alfred's China strategy and notes I'd taken from other AARs (Obvert in particular) next to me. Between those helpful guides and the hard lessons I learned in my last campaign, I feel much better about China now. No guarantees of success, of course, but I don't expect to get totally steamrollered like last time.

I should be able to finish everything up and get the turn back to my opponent by Saturday.

Thanks all!

I will post results as they come in.

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RE: A HISTORIC NON-HISTORC CAMPAIGN: CRACK SABBATH (A) ... - 9/21/2019 4:05:30 PM   
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quote:

No guarantees of success, of course, but I don't expect to get totally steamrollered like last time.


Your biggest problem without an HR, IMHO, is the steamroller that will descend upon you from Manchuria.

At any rate, good luck.

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RE: DEC 7th,1941 - 9/21/2019 5:39:46 PM   
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Turn 1 replay is back!

Highlights: no KB attack at PH, just lots of cat and mouse ASW work, and the poor Oglala was sunk. Heavy air attacks in the PI - my CAP was ineffective, though the attacks didn't cause much damage. The USS Houston merged with the Marblehead/4-stack TF, and then got an ass-whoopin' from a strong Japanese surface TF. Houston and 4 DDs sunk. The Wake CAP watched from on high as their airfield was bombed.

Heavy carrier air attacks in Malaya - (118 Kates, 82 Vals) - KB?!? My first big bonehead mistake of the game, Force Z does not move south towards Palembang (I checked my worksheet, and I ticked off that I'd made that change - must've fat fingered something late one night). C'est la guerre. In the grand scheme of things, not a needle-mover, but frustrating they were wasted due to my error. Between that and the drubbing in the PI, the surface forces I'd intended to disrupt his attacks are now just disrupting the aquatic life on the seafloor. Amphib attack at Mersing - heavy casualties among the landing force as they come ashore - the cost of low prep. I don't think I'll be getting much of anything out of SingSing prison. So be it.

I'll vector more subs towards Malaya for sure.



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
PT-23

SS I-18 is sighted by escort
I-18 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-168

Allied Ships
DM Pruitt
DM Sicard

SS I-168 is located by DM Pruitt
DM Sicard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Pruitt fails to find sub and abandons search
DM Sicard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Sicard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Sicard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Sicard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Sicard fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
CM Oglala, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-4 launches 2 torpedoes
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-22

Allied Ships
DD Cummings
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham

SS I-22 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Cummings
I-22 diving deep ....
DD Shaw fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Conyngham attacking submerged sub ....
DD Conyngham cannot establish contact with SS I-22
DD Conyngham loses contact with SS I-22
DD Conyngham cannot establish contact with SS I-22
DD Conyngham cannot establish contact with SS I-22
SS I-22 eludes ASW attack from DD Conyngham
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-24

Allied Ships
DD Case
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham

SS I-24 is located by DD Case
DD Shaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shaw fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham attacking submerged sub ....
DD Conyngham loses contact with SS I-24
SS I-24 eludes ASW attack from DD Conyngham
DD Conyngham cannot establish contact with SS I-24
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-17, hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
CL Raleigh
DD Blue

SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes at CL St. Louis
I-17 diving deep ....
DD Blue fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Blue attacking submerged sub ....
DD Blue cannot reach attack position over SS I-17
DD Blue fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Blue fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Blue fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 183,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Selfridge
DD Phelps

SS I-19 is located by DD Selfridge
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 183,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Dewey
DD MacDonough
DD Hull

SS I-19 is located by DD Dewey
I-19 diving deep ....
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub and abandons search
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lihue at 178,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-22

Allied Ships
DD Cummings
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham

SS I-22 is located by DD Cummings
DD Shaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lihue at 178,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-24

Allied Ships
DD Case
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham

SS I-24 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Case
I-24 diving deep ....
DD Shaw fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,76

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXI, hits 6

SS KXI launches 4 torpedoes at DD Asashio
DD Hibiki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akatsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lihue at 177,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

SS I-20 is sighted by escort
I-20 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Balabac at 70,83

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2
xAK Meiten Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXV

SS KXV launches 2 torpedoes at PB Nako Maru #2
KXV bottoming out ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Siquijor at 78,87, Range 21,000 Yards

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

Allied Ships
xAKL Luzon, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAKL Magallanes, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 21,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Range closes to 20,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Luzon at 20,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages xAKL Luzon at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Magallanes at 16,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Luzon at 16,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAKL Luzon at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAKL Luzon at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
xAKL Magallanes sunk by CA Nachi at 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Luzon at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages xAKL Luzon at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
xAKL Luzon sunk by CA Nachi at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Zamboanga at 75,87, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 2
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Yukikaze
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 27, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 3
DD Barker
DD Bulmer, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Paul Jones, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Parrott, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Stewart, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Nachi at 23,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Stewart at 23,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hayashio at 23,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Barker at 23,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 23,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Oyashio at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 17,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Nachi at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Stewart at 17,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Stewart at 17,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Stewart at 17,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Natsushio at 17,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Hatsukaze at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 16,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 16,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Stewart at 16,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Stewart at 16,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Hatsukaze at 16,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Hayashio at 16,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Paul Jones at 16,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Stewart at 16,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Paul Jones at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 14,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 14,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 14,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 14,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 14,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Hayashio at 14,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Yukikaze at 14,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Natsushio at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 14,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Oyashio at 14,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Kuroshio at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 11,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 11,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Tokitsukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bulmer at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Stewart at 11,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Bulmer at 11,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Hatsukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Paul Jones at 11,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 10,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Myoko at 10,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Parrott at 10,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Paul Jones at 10,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Paul Jones at 10,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Paul Jones at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Bulmer at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Paul Jones at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Marblehead at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Paul Jones at 9,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Parrott at 9,000 yards
DD Barker engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Parrott at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 13,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Haguro at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Myoko at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Parrott at 13,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Bulmer at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Hatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Stewart at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 17,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Marblehead at 17,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Myoko at 17,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Barker at 17,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Oyashio at 17,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Barker at 17,000 yards
Riker, K.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 19,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 19,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 19,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Stewart at 19,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Tokitsukaze at 19,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Barker at 19,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 19,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Oyashio at 19,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Paul Jones at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 22,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 22,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 22,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Parrott at 22,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Amatsukaze at 22,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Barker at 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Oyashio at 22,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 25,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Marblehead at 25,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Parrott at 25,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Amatsukaze at 25,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Natsushio at 25,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 27,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Nachi at 27,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Paul Jones at 27,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Oyashio at 27,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 28,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 28,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 28,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Parrott at 28,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Natsushio at 27,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 24,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 24,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Natsushio at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Nachi at 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages DD Hayashio at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Marblehead at 18,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Stewart at 18,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 18,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Paul Jones at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Bulmer at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Haguro at 17,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Stewart at 17,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 17,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Barker at 17,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Parrott at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Myoko at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Parrott at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Bulmer at 13,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Oyashio at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Barker at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 12,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Stewart at 12,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Parrott at 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Parrott at 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Barker at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Barker at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Bulmer at 12,000 yards
DD Stewart sunk by DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 17,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Tokitsukaze at 17,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Bulmer at 17,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Barker at 17,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Parrott at 17,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CL Marblehead engages CA Haguro at 22,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Myoko at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 26,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hong Kong at 78,66, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 1
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 1
DD Akebono, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Sazanami, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
DD Scout, Shell hits 1
DD Thanet, Shell hits 1
DD Thracian, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thracian at 21,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages DD Thracian at 21,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Ushio at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thracian at 15,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thracian at 15,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Thracian at 15,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Thracian at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Thracian engages CA Tone at 11,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
Powers, A.L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Sazanami at 8,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
DD Thracian engages CL Abukuma at 8,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thracian at 8,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thracian at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Sazanami at 11,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Akebono at 11,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Ushio at 12,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thracian at 12,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages DD Thracian at 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Sazanami at 12,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Akebono at 12,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thracian at 14,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thracian at 14,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Scout at 14,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Ushio at 14,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Thracian at 14,000 yards
DD Thracian engages DD Amagiri at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thracian at 11,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Thanet at 11,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Akebono at 11,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Thracian sunk by CA Chikuma at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thanet at 7,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Ushio at 7,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Sazanami at 7,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Thanet at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Amagiri at 6,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 6,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Scout at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Sazanami engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Scout at 9,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Sazanami at 9,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Amagiri at 14,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thanet at 14,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thanet at 20,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thanet at 20,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages DD Scout at 20,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Scout at 20,000 yards
Powers, A.L. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 26,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thanet at 26,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Scout at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 12
P-40E Warhawk x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 5 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet *

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 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 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 88 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 12 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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 99 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 97 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 100 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 77 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 6 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 70 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 5000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 19930.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18930.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 24

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 Det with F4F-3 Wildcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 83 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 54

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Hong Siang, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Wing Sang, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Kelantan, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Demosthenes, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Nam Yong, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ellenga, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
27 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 54

Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 27400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 91 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 36

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 100
D3A1 Val x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 52 damaged
Blenheim IV: 5 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 34 damaged
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed on ground
Catalina I: 9 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 10 damaged
Vildebeest III: 3 destroyed on ground
Hudson I: 6 damaged
S.19 Singapore III: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Danae, Bomb hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 33

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Danae
Also attacking Singapore ...
Also attacking Singapore ...


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Morning Air attack on 22nd Australian Brigade, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Johore Bahru , at 50,83

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 80

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
38 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 5000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 79
Ki-27b Nate x 42

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 80,74 (San Fernando)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 31

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 25000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 5
Ki-36 Ida x 27
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 24

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 25000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 25000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 25000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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


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Morning Air attack on 1st ISF Base Force, at 51,79 (Kuantan)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 19

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 25000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 25000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Georgetown at 48,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
HDML Panglima
HDML Panji, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Pennigat, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Pahalwan, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 26

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Bomb hits 10, on fire, heavy damage
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Tenedos, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Vampire
DD Express, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Magazine explodes on BB Prince of Wales
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BC Repulse


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Vampire
DD Electra

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
27 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 4

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd RTA Division, at 58,57 (Pisanuloke)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 3

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 83
D3A1 Val x 91

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Express, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Electra, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tenedos, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Electra
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Tenedos


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 178,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-171, hits 1

Allied Ships
DMS Zane
DMS Wasmuth
DMS Perry

SS I-171 is located by DMS Zane
DMS Wasmuth attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Wasmuth cannot establish contact with SS I-171
DMS Wasmuth loses contact with SS I-171
DMS Wasmuth cannot establish contact with SS I-171
SS I-171 eludes DMS Wasmuth by diving deep
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Wasmuth fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry cannot reach attack position over SS I-171
SS I-171 eludes DMS Perry by diving deep
DMS Perry cannot establish contact with SS I-171
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry cannot establish contact with SS I-171
DMS Perry cannot establish contact with SS I-171
DMS Perry cannot reach attack position over SS I-171
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off San Fernando (80,74)

28 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Inazuma
xAK Oigawa Maru
DD Ikazuchi

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

DD Inazuma firing at 11th PA Infantry Division
DD Inazuma fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at San Fernando (80,74)

TF 12 troops unloading over beach at San Fernando, 80,74

Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of Kanno Det
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Tanaka Det
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 14th Army
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 14th Army /2
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 14th Army /2
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 14th Army /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of Tanaka Det /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Tanaka Det /3


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Pre-Invasion action off Kota Bharu (51,75)

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
AK Sasako Maru
DD Ayanami

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

CL Sendai firing at 8th Indian Brigade
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kota Bharu (51,75)

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu, 51,75

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

37mm Type 94 AT Gun damaged beyond repair during unload of 56th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 55th Infantry Rgt /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang (56,88)

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nanpo Maru
PB Kiso Maru
PB Aso Maru #3
APD Nadakaze

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

PB Nanpo Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Aso Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang (56,88)

TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88



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Pre-Invasion action off Mersing (51,82)

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri
DD Murakumo
LSD Shinshu Maru
DD Yugiri

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

DD Asagiri firing at 22nd Australian Brigade
DD Murakumo firing at 22nd Australian Brigade
DD Asagiri 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 Mersing (51,82)

TF 91 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
353 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 42nd Infantry Rgt /2
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad accidentally lost during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 5th FA Rgt
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 25th Army
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 25th Army
8 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 11th Shipping Engr Rgt
8 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 11th Shipping Engr Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
70mm T92 Howitzer dropped into water during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /2
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad lost in surf during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 5th Recon Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 11th Infantry Rgt /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 21st Infantry Rgt /3


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Pre-Invasion action off Mersing (51,82)

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Shirakumo
AK Tosan Maru
DD Shinonome

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

DD Shirakumo firing at 22nd Australian Brigade
DD Shirakumo fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 92 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

18 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost in surf during unload of 4th Ind. Engr Rgt
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 4th Ind. Engr Rgt
8 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of 84th JAAF AF Bn
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 1st Tank Rgt /2
7.7mm T99 AAMG damaged beyond repair during unload of 3rd Ind. Mtn Gun Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Ind. Engr Rgt /2
8 Engineers accidentally lost during unload of 15th Ind. Engr Rgt /2
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 23rd Ind. Engr Rgt
8 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 23rd Ind. Engr Rgt


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Pre-Invasion action off Brunei (65,87)

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Naruto Maru #3
xAK Ryoyo Maru

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

PB Naruto Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Brunei (65,87)

TF 93 troops unloading over beach at Brunei, 65,87

10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of I./143rd Infantry Bn


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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Sozan Maru
xAP Miike Maru

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

PB Sozan Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 94 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

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

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of II./143rd Infantry Bn


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Amphibious Assault at Beaufort (66,87)

TF 95 troops unloading over beach at Beaufort, 66,87

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

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of III./143rd Infantry Bn
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of III./143rd Infantry Bn


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Amphibious Assault at Vigan (80,73)

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Vigan, 80,73



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Pre-Invasion action off Kuantan (51,79)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-6
DMS W-5
xAP Huso Maru
AV Sanyo Maru

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

DMS W-6 fired at enemy troops
DMS W-5 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kuantan (51,79)

TF 97 troops unloading over beach at Kuantan, 51,79

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

8 Aviation Support troops lost overboard during unload of 18th JAAF Base Force /2
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 18th JAAF Base Force
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 12th Engr Rgt
7.7mm T99 AAMG damaged beyond repair during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 12th Engr Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt /2
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt /2
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 114th Infantry Rgt /2
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 18th JAAF Base Force /1


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Pre-Invasion action off Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2
PB Eiko Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AV Sagara Maru

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


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Amphibious Assault at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

TF 98 troops unloading over beach at Puerto Princesa, 73,83

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 91st Nav Gd


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Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5442 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 1379 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 344

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 86 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
940 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 253 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

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

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1

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RE: DEC 7th,1941 - 9/22/2019 1:18:53 AM   
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Yes bad luck in the death by a thousand clicks you didn't get TF-Z south at flank speed and out of harm's way.

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