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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/9/2019 6:46:37 AM   
821Bobo


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

The start of the game is tough on the Allies as one defeat falls on the tail of the last but the goal is to slow him down as he is running against the clock as well as you. Soon your reinforcements will trickle in then a steady stream then a flood, how you manage your early war loses and then your reinforcements will dictate how soon you defeat your worthy Japanese opponent.


So far I am only worried about China. With Japan not need to pay PPs for units in Manchukuo and stack of doom already marching in China, some smart play is needed.
Singapore should be able to resist at least as long as in history. Imperial Guard division was moved to Luzon plus some other units so I don't expect fast Japanese progress in Burma/Malaya(well conquered except Singers)/DEI. On the other hand Luzon may fall soon.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/9/2019 7:42:54 AM   
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China?
If he is running in, you are running out. :-)
The fewer mouth to feed the better.

A pity about your CA, but you got a CVL allready?? Looks like he's quite aggressive.
Funny, while I won't comment the PH strike, I wasn't concerned at all - you have a reputation for strategic insight.
And he will regret starting night bombing quite soon. The 17D's are the perfect tool for this.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/9/2019 8:09:03 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wuffer

China?
If he is running in, you are running out. :-)
The fewer mouth to feed the better.

A pity about your CA, but you got a CVL allready?? Looks like he's quite aggressive.
Funny, while I won't comment the PH strike, I wasn't concerned at all - you have a reputation for strategic insight.
And he will regret starting night bombing quite soon. The 17D's are the perfect tool for this.


I won't run out of China. Giving him China for free would be huge strategic mistake. However all trashed Chinese units will move for rest and refit to India.

That CVL maybe still afloat, there were no excessive IJN aircraft losses. But planes could have been rebased and she may have sunk in consecutive turns.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/10/2019 9:22:51 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 01, 42

Of course dud...

quote:


Sub attack near Truk at 112,107

Japanese Ships
AKE Kashino

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at AKE Kashino
Tautog diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection



Second one is hit with working torpedo.
quote:


Submarine attack near Truk at 112,107

Japanese Ships
xAK Seattle Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

xAK Seattle Maru is sighted by SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Seattle Maru



And third one is full large tanker. Next to Truk but with the burning fuel should be goner.
quote:


Sub attack near Truk at 112,107

Japanese Ships
TK Kuroshio Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes



Two hits but one dud.

quote:


Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
xAK Azuma Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS KVIII

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

SS KVIII launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Azuma Maru
KVIII diving deep ....
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hakaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS KVIII eludes DD Hakaze by diving deep
SS KVIII eludes DD Hakaze by diving deep
Escort abandons search for sub




But then...
quote:


Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KVIII

SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hakaze
KVIII diving deep ....
Escort abandons search for sub



Heavy attacks on Manila and Singapore but only minor damage.

Japanese take Balikpapan

quote:


Ground combat at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3694 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 144

Defending force 1654 troops, 40 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Japanese adjusted assault: 118

Allied adjusted defense: 12

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Balikpapan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
980 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 70 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
VI KNIL Battalion
Samarinda KNIL Battalion
Balikpapan Base Force



And Japanese landing at Ambon.

quote:


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

95 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Shell hits 1
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
CL Sendai
DD Inazuma
DD Kawakaze
DD Michishio
xAP Haruna Maru

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

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

CA Chokai firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Chokai
CA Atago firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Atago
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Takao
CA Takao firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
CL Jintsu firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Jintsu
CL Sendai firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Sendai
DD Inazuma firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Inazuma
DD Kawakaze firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Kawakaze
DD Michishio firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Michishio
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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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/10/2019 10:17:10 AM   
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Air losses after first month




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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/10/2019 5:18:55 PM   
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2 out of 3 hits with the faulty Mk-14 that explode is very lucky and then you get 3 out of 4 from a Dutch sub. For early 1942 that is a great day for the silent service. I would assume most of the 25 flak destroyed A6M2s were at PH when they strafed the airfields on 7 Dec.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/10/2019 5:26:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

2 out of 3 hits with the faulty Mk-14 that explode is very lucky and then you get 3 out of 4 from a Dutch sub. For early 1942 that is a great day for the silent service. I would assume most of the 25 flak destroyed A6M2s were at PH when they strafed the airfields on 7 Dec.


Yes Tautog was lucky however I don't post every sub attack so the overall dud ratio is as expected.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/15/2019 1:04:58 PM   
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The game pace is incredibly slow. Last week we made only one turn, really frustrating.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 02, 42


Lot of subs lurking around west coast and my ASW effort is mostly futile. At least today some damage is done.

quote:


ASW attack near San Francisco at 215,76

Japanese Ships
SS I-23, hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
AP President Jackson
DD Jarvis
DD Mugford
DM Sicard



But I lost yet another cargo ship.
quote:


Submarine attack near San Clemente Island at 224,81

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK Manulani, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Manulani is sighted by SS I-18
SS I-18 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Manulani


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Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 224,81

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK Manulani, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes



Again heavy strikes on Manila and Singapore.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
G3M2 Nell x 69

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 11 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAKL Marudu, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Zannis Cambanis, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
18 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 60
Ki-27b Nate x 24
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 15
Ki-44 Tojo x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20

No Japanese losses

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 86 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-27b Nate x 18
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47
Ki-27b Nate x 31
Ki-30 Ann x 19
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 11
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 26
Ki-51 Sonia x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged

Runway hits 2
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 8

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 9 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb





B-17s targeted oil fields at Balikpapan.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11

No Allied losses

Oil hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Fiji is lost.
quote:


Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12488 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 420

Defending force 3367 troops, 43 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

Japanese adjusted assault: 540

Allied adjusted defense: 67

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Suva !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 destroyed
DH-89 Dragon Rapide: 2 destroyed
Vincent I: 4 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
650 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2088 casualties reported
Squads: 126 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 276 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 56 (56 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
4th Division

Defending units:
8th NZ Brigade
1st RNZAF Base Force
Nandi Base Force



Kendari Garrison is wiped out but the base force survived.
quote:


Ground combat at Kolaka (68,105)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1488 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 491 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 88

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kolaka !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
553 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Kure 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Kendari Base Force

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/17/2019 5:45:10 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 03, 42


Today arrived AKVs from Panama but it seems subs are everywhere. Saratoga is routed through the very same hex today...

quote:


Submarine attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
AKV Kittyhawk, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

AKV Kittyhawk is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at AKV Kittyhawk



... and of course I-19 take a shot. I am pretty sure seeing this must have been frustrating for both of us. Me when Sara appeared in the sights, for Japan seeing hit but no explosion.

quote:


Sub attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga
CL Trenton
DD Dent
DD Hammann
DD Kilty
DD Crane
DD Kennison
DD Crosby

SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Saratoga
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kennison fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crosby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Manila and Cebu are hit with heavy bombing today. None damage done to our forces.

I hit Balikpapan Again. There is only one regiment there and no air support. I hope to destroy the oil while there is no air cover.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 15

No Allied losses

Oil hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



This attack opened the dirt road to Sian from east. My units retreated to Tsiaotso which I didn't expect.

quote:


Ground combat at 87,41 (near Tsiaotso)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28920 troops, 281 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 988

Defending force 2521 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Japanese adjusted assault: 476

Allied adjusted defense: 34

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1414 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
41st Division
37th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
43rd Chinese Corps
8th Group Army



Units that landed at Ambon with approximate strength of 2 battalions seem to be insufficient for the job.

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2202 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Defending force 2175 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 55

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
Miura Det
I./33rd Inf Regt
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Bandasan SNLF

Defending units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/18/2019 12:02:48 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 04, 42

Remains of PI fighters got slaughtered over Cagayan. I ordered them to fly CAP over Cebu but it somehow didn't work.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 44

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 3 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



Singapore's port targeted and I lost all the ships still in port. All were low value transports, I kept them for evacuation purposes.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-27b Nate x 14
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 4
Ki-51 Sonia x 24

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 4 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Lyemun, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 1
Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 58
Ki-27b Nate x 30
Ki-30 Ann x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 2 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 damaged
Blenheim IF: 4 damaged
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Matang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Ipoh, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kepong, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 24
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 9 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAKL Lyemun, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Matang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kepong, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Tatung, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



Lost 3 B-17 today over Balikpapan.

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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 6 damaged

Oil hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



Looks like Rabaul is active now.

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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G3M2 Nell x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Townsville
AM Mildura

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



Japan advance towards Sian continues.

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Ground combat at 85,44 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 61056 troops, 710 guns, 251 vehicles, Assault Value = 2846

Defending force 7966 troops, 63 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Japanese adjusted assault: 2638

Allied adjusted defense: 70

Japanese assault odds: 37 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
388 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3983 casualties reported
Squads: 222 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 269 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 46 (38 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
20th Ind.Mixed Brigade
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
25th Division
35th Division
58th Infantry Regiment
14th RGC Temp. Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
40th Division
12th RGC Temp. Division
110th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
101st NCPC Route Brigade
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
32nd/B Division
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
7th Chinese Corps



First attack on Clark. Fort reduced to 2 but Japan took significant losses.

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 111267 troops, 1131 guns, 848 vehicles, Assault Value = 3828

Defending force 38353 troops, 551 guns, 440 vehicles, Assault Value = 1459

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 2900

Allied adjusted defense: 4417

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
8184 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 685 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 103 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 147 disabled
Guns lost 75 (6 destroyed, 69 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (3 destroyed, 47 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2385 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 288 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 64 (6 destroyed, 58 disabled)
Vehicles lost 49 (10 destroyed, 39 disabled)

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
21st Division
16th Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
4th Infantry Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
38th Division
33rd Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
48th Division
16th Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
56th Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
56th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
Far East USAAF
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
1st PI Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I Philippine Corps
1st USMC AA Battalion
USAFFE
Subic Bay Defenses




Puerto Princesa and Tavoy are lost today.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/18/2019 12:44:17 PM   
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Recon shows 3 enemy TFs at Singkawang. Expect landing at Palembang is imminent. However I reinforced the garrison so they should be able to resist for some time. Only oil centers captured by Japan so far are Miri and Balikpapan. Both shows around 50% damage. Time is pressing and hope Japan will start to make mistakes or even better run out of oil.
As far as I can tell there are currently no bigger Japanese units available for deployment in DEI.






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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/18/2019 4:53:45 PM   
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Japan starts with considerable stockpiles of oil/fuel so it does not hurt for those until at least late 1942. Truk has the most fuel in remote islands. Japan does hope to capture some on conquered islands but can use small tankers from the HI to stock the best port within two days' steaming from the action. Truk is also a supply hub for the new conquests to the south and southeast, so subs should stake out any obvious routes from there.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Japan starts with considerable stockpiles of oil/fuel so it does not hurt for those until at least late 1942. Truk has the most fuel in remote islands. Japan does hope to capture some on conquered islands but can use small tankers from the HI to stock the best port within two days' steaming from the action. Truk is also a supply hub for the new conquests to the south and southeast, so subs should stake out any obvious routes from there.


This is scn 01, there is oil for 2 months in HI. I have also Japan game running(mid 42). Took Palembang in December and it is just enough(together with Borneo) to not be in deficit.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: 821Bobo


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Japan starts with considerable stockpiles of oil/fuel so it does not hurt for those until at least late 1942. Truk has the most fuel in remote islands. Japan does hope to capture some on conquered islands but can use small tankers from the HI to stock the best port within two days' steaming from the action. Truk is also a supply hub for the new conquests to the south and southeast, so subs should stake out any obvious routes from there.


This is scn 01, there is oil for 2 months in HI. I have also Japan game running(mid 42). Took Palembang in December and it is just enough(together with Borneo) to not be in deficit.

Interesting! I was going on statements about 4 million oil/fuel being available at start but never thought about mods being that much different from stock.
Good luck with your plans - should make for an interesting 1942!

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/22/2019 5:55:49 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 05, 42


Dolphin came under attack near Rabaul but damage is very light and can stay on patrol.

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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi
PB Kaikei Maru
DD Hayate
DD Oite
PB Santos Maru
PB Kaiun Maru

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin, hits 5

SS Dolphin launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yayoi
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kaiun Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hayate fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oite attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oite fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Missed opportunity.

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ASW attack near Kobe at 107,61

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
DD Umikaze
DD Tsuga
DD Kuretake
DD Wakatake

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
Skipjack diving deep ....
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuretake fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wakatake fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuga fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Did not notice this before sending my turn. TF is ordered to bombard Balikpapan next day. If the minesweepers stay there it will probably mess my plans.

quote:


TF 83 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-19
DMS W-18
DMS W-17
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-14
DMS W-13
DMS W-12
DMS W-11

140 mines cleared



Attempt of resupplying Horn not successful.

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Submarine attack near Horn Island at 92,128

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61

Allied Ships
xAKL Bidelia, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Bidelia is sighted by SS RO-61
SS RO-61 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Bidelia



Clark is hit from the air but again only light losses.
Rather quiet day.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: 821Bobo

Recon shows 3 enemy TFs at Singkawang. Expect landing at Palembang is imminent. However I reinforced the garrison so they should be able to resist for some time. Only oil centers captured by Japan so far are Miri and Balikpapan. Both shows around 50% damage. Time is pressing and hope Japan will start to make mistakes or even better run out of oil.
As far as I can tell there are currently no bigger Japanese units available for deployment in DEI.




I haven't read the entire AAR, but if you can get your P-38E into Singapore and fly a layered CAP with them up high and as many Hurris and P-40 as you can get together. The key is air superiority, and Lightnings give you that.

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This is over optimistic. I have already one P-38 group on hand but no replacements. Hurricanes just started to arrive. Probably could get some 100 fighters there within a week but Singers is not being attacked regularly. Could be just sitting there. Also my opponent is usually flying in numbers and concentrate the air power. This would work only with lucky timing. When he sees somewhere my fighters, usually sweep comes. I will rather quietly build up forts in.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 10/23/2019 2:41:52 PM   
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Balikpapan bombardment went ok but I hoped to get some Zeros.

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Night Naval bombardment of Balikpapan at 64,97

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CA Cornwall
CL Glasgow
CL Enterprise

Japanese ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Oil hits 1
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 7

CA Exeter firing at 146th Infantry Regiment
CA Cornwall firing at 146th Infantry Regiment
CL Glasgow firing at 146th Infantry Regiment
CL Enterprise firing at Balikpapan



At Ambon no damage is done.

quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109

Allied Ships
CA Houston
CL Marblehead

CA Houston firing at I./33rd Inf Regt
CL Marblehead firing at 1st Ind. Engineer Regiment



The usual airstrikes(Luzon, China daily) today with no/low losses.

Clark is attacked again and we do good(again).

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 105271 troops, 1130 guns, 851 vehicles, Assault Value = 3352

Defending force 39695 troops, 606 guns, 436 vehicles, Assault Value = 1260

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1635

Allied adjusted defense: 1144

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
7660 casualties reported
Squads: 80 destroyed, 400 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 87 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 188 disabled
Guns lost 53 (5 destroyed, 48 disabled)
Vehicles lost 145 (81 destroyed, 64 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2063 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 124 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 75 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 44 (12 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 81 (6 destroyed, 75 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
2nd Recon Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
38th Division
20th Infantry Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
21st Division
9th Infantry Regiment
48th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
16th Recon Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
33rd Division
4th Infantry Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
14th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
1st PI Base Force
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
USAFFE
Far East USAAF
Asiatic Fleet
1st USMC AA Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
I Philippine Corps
Subic Bay Defenses

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 07, 42

Small supply convoy to Rangoon is massacred by one submarine.

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Submarine attack near Rangoon at 51,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
xAK Fingal, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Fingal is sighted by SS I-122
SS I-122 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Fingal


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Submarine attack near Rangoon at 51,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
xAK Ho Kiang, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

xAK Ho Kiang is sighted by SS I-122
SS I-122 attacking xAK Ho Kiang on the surface



Japanese are landing at New Caledonia. Unfortunately I was not able to send any reinforcements there yet.

quote:


Amphibious Assault at Koumac (113,156)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Koumac, 113,156

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

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /6
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /7
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /9



At Miri small tanker(empty) is hit.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Miri at 64,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
SOC-1 Seagull x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TK Kyoko Maru, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SOC-1 Seagull bombing from 100 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



Clark is hit from the air and to my surprise another ground attack. The Japanese units must be badly battered. Forts are down and hope I am not mistaken here but IJA must need some recovery time before another rounds.

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 102830 troops, 1156 guns, 770 vehicles, Assault Value = 2788

Defending force 37967 troops, 590 guns, 430 vehicles, Assault Value = 1028

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1392

Allied adjusted defense: 1264

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
4293 casualties reported
Squads: 236 destroyed, 381 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 106 disabled
Engineers: 57 destroyed, 164 disabled
Guns lost 74 (4 destroyed, 70 disabled)
Vehicles lost 37 (8 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
874 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 123 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 23 (5 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 56 (8 destroyed, 48 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
65th Brigade
33rd Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
48th Division
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
24th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
Imperial Guards Division
2nd Recon Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
4th Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
1st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
USAFFE
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
I Philippine Corps
Far East USAAF
Subic Bay Defenses

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This was "fun" to watch. Tresher fired 6 salvos, every was a hit but dud. Such a waste of torpedoes.

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Submarine attack near Truk at 112,109

Japanese Ships
xAK Kotobuki Maru #5, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 1

xAK Kotobuki Maru #5 is sighted by SS Thresher
SS Thresher attacking on the surface



On the other hand I lost 3 decent ships.

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Submarine attack near San Francisco at 215,76

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
xAK Theofano Livanos, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

xAK Theofano Livanos is sighted by SS I-23
SS I-23 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Theofano Livanos


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Submarine attack near San Clemente Island at 224,81

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAP Limerick, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAP Limerick is sighted by SS I-18
SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Limerick


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Submarine attack near San Clemente Island at 225,79

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
xAK Tai Yin, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

xAK Tai Yin is sighted by SS I-26
SS I-26 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tai Yin




One was direct hit so can hope the sub will need some time in docks.

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ASW attack near Lahaina at 185,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-4, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Hammann
CL Concord
CL Trenton
DD Dent
DD Walke
DD Kilty
DD Crane
DD Kennison
DD Crosby

SS I-4 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hammann
DD Kilty fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crane loses contact with SS I-4
SS I-4 eludes ASW attack from DD Crane
DD Crane cannot reach attack position over SS I-4
DD Kennison fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crosby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kilty fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crane fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kennison fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kennison fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kennison fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kennison fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub




I've noticed that the stack of doom in China was split so ordered some bombardement those in the clear terrain.

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Morning Air attack on 36th Division, at 84,46 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 33

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
137 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 14th Division ...
Also attacking 11th Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 12th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 14th Division ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...



Lost some expendable planes when trying to finish the tanker at Miri.

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Miri at 64,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 3
SOC-1 Seagull x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Hokaze

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SOC-1 Seagull bombing from 100 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Miri at 64,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
SOC-1 Seagull x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (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




Clark was hit hard from the air again and to my surprise another ground attack followed. Looks like just bombardment and armor plus engineers.

quote:


Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 97842 troops, 1162 guns, 774 vehicles, Assault Value = 2443

Defending force 36771 troops, 590 guns, 428 vehicles, Assault Value = 887

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 1165

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 21 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
741 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 82 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 40 (10 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
48th Division
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
4th Tank Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
20th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
16th Recon Regiment
21st Division
4th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
65th Brigade
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
91st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
2nd PA Constabulary Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Far East USAAF
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
USAFFE
I Philippine Corps
Asiatic Fleet
1st PI Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
Subic Bay Defenses


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 09, 42


Chilka was unloading reinforcement for Horn, troops were already off shore.

quote:


Submarine attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61

Allied Ships
xAP Chilka, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAP Chilka is sighted by SS RO-61
SS RO-61 attacking on the surface



Getting supplies to PM. 3 ships unloading, one sunk.

quote:


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G3M2 Nell x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Prusa, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AM Bunbury

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



Clark was hit from the air again but no ground attack(only bombardment).

Rear guard from Nanyang is close to complete annihilation.

quote:


Ground combat at 84,43 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 83532 troops, 886 guns, 558 vehicles, Assault Value = 2978

Defending force 4477 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 2247

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 321 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
3866 casualties reported
Squads: 206 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 196 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (15 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
110th Division
20th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Regiment
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
40th Division
5th Tank Regiment
25th Division
35th Division
12th RGC Temp. Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
14th RGC Temp. Division
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
101st NCPC Route Brigade
32nd/B Division
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
21st Group Army
7th Chinese Corps



Kuching holding.
quote:


Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3632 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 2027 troops, 17 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Japanese adjusted assault: 45

Allied adjusted defense: 45

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
Singkawang Base Force
Sambas Base Force
106th RN Base Force
12th Chinese Corps

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 10, 42

Japanese are landing at Buna.

quote:


Amphibious Assault at Buna (99,129)

TF 56 troops unloading over beach at Buna, 99,129

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 52nd Nav Gd
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 52nd Nav Gd



And reinforcing Ambon.

quote:


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

86 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CL Jintsu
CL Sendai
DD Inazuma
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Meigen Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAK Kanko Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAP Haruna Maru
DD Ikazuchi

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

CA Chokai firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Chokai
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Atago
CA Atago firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
CA Takao firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CA Takao
CL Jintsu firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Jintsu
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at CL Sendai
CL Sendai firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Inazuma
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Kawakaze
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Yamakaze
DD Yamakaze firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Meigen Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Kanko Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
DD Inazuma fired at enemy guns
DD Kawakaze fired at enemy guns
DD Yamakaze fired at enemy guns
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Ambon (76,109)

TF 112 troops unloading over beach at Ambon, 76,109

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

Type 95 Light Tank lost overboard during unload of 8th Tank Rgt /1
Type 95 Light Tank accidentally lost during unload of 8th Tank Rgt /1
17 troops of a SNLF Squad accidentally lost during unload of III/66th Nav Gd
Type 95 Light Tank lost in surf during unload of 8th Tank Rgt
15cm T96 Howitzer damaged beyond repair during unload of 17th Medium FA Rgt



Small success in Caledonia, but 2 PT boats hit the reef.

quote:


Submarine attack near Belep Islands at 113,155

Japanese Ships
xAK Kunitu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-35

xAK Kunitu Maru is sighted by SS S-35
SS S-35 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kunitu Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koumac at 113,156, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Terushima Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Kunitu Maru, and is sunk
xAK Kohoku Maru

Allied Ships
PT-36
PT-37
PT-38
PT-39
PT-40
PT-43
PT-44, heavy damage
PT-45
PT-46
PT-47
PT-48


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 42% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
PT-46 engages xAK Terushima Maru at 10,000 yards
PT-48 engages xAK Terushima Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
PT-38 engages xAK Terushima Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
xAK Terushima Maru sunk by PT-48 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
PT-48 engages xAK Kohoku Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
PT-48 engages xAK Kohoku Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
PT-48 engages xAK Kohoku Maru at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koumac at 113,156, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ACM Shofuku Maru #2, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PT-36
PT-37
PT-38
PT-39
PT-40
PT-43
PT-45
PT-46
PT-47
PT-48


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 32% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Marshall R. gains tactical advantage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PT-36 engages ACM Shofuku Maru #2 at 2,000 yards
PT-48 engages ACM Shofuku Maru #2 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...



Another supply ship sunk at PM.

quote:


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G3M2 Nell x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Townsville
xAKL Morazan
xAKL Nevadan, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

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



Kuching fell today. I have been watching the combat and at the end 2/15 Punjab Battalion was nearly at full strength but surrendered while other beaten units retreated.

quote:


Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3438 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 109

Defending force 1951 troops, 16 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Japanese adjusted assault: 86

Allied adjusted defense: 23

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1263 casualties reported
Squads: 46 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 70 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
2/15 Punjab Battalion
Sambas Base Force
Singkawang Base Force
106th RN Base Force



Yesterday Moulmein flipped back to Allies. Some 3k+ supply there so I dispatched merchant to steal Japanese supplies.

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While waiting for another turn from my opponent I was able to make 5 day trip to Russia. Unfortunately Soviets won't join the war at this point.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 11, 42

Japan continues unloading reinforcement at Ambon and the CD battery delivers some hits.

quote:


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

50 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Jintsu
CL Sendai
DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 1
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Kanko Maru, heavy fires
xAP Haruna Maru

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Inazuma
DD Ikazuchi firing at 4th Coastal Gun Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Ikazuchi
4th Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Yamakaze
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 10,000 yards
CA Atago firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Kanko Maru at 10,000 yards
CA Atago firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
DD Inazuma 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 2,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109)

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Jintsu
CA Atago
DMS W-8
CL Sendai
xAP Haruna Maru
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 11,000 yards
CA Atago firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Yasukawa Maru at 11,000 yards
150mm CD Gun Battery engaging DMS W-8 at 11,000 yards
CA Atago firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards



In air Japan keeps focusing on supressing Clark Field. In China they are bombing units in clear terrain that I left behind as speed bumps.
Also units from Kuching are targeted. Think thats waste of assets.

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 106th RN Base Force, at 58,89 , near Kuching

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G3M2 Nell x 28

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 106th RN Base Force, at 58,89 , near Kuching

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
G3M2 Nell x 29

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



The reinforced force at Ambon is able to take the base.

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4872 troops, 51 guns, 164 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 2115 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Japanese adjusted assault: 126

Allied adjusted defense: 22

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ambon !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
245 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2939 casualties reported
Squads: 84 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 162 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 36 (36 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Miura Det
I./33rd Inf Regt
8th Tank Regiment
III/66th Naval Guard Unit
Bandasan SNLF
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ambon Base Force




Also Madjene is lost today.

Japanese are landing at Salamaua and Buna flipped today.

quote:


Amphibious Assault at Salamaua (98,127)

TF 13 troops unloading over beach at Salamaua, 98,127

10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 51st Nav Gd

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 12, 42

Another tanker lost and in return one Japanese submarine damaged.

quote:


Submarine attack near Denpasar at 57,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
TK Peik, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

TK Peik is sighted by SS I-166
SS I-166 launches 4 torpedoes at TK Peik


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ASW attack near Lihue at 178,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Phelps
DD Ward

SS I-2 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Phelps
DD Ward attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ward is out of ASW ammo
DD Ward is out of ASW ammo
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



The usual attacks on Clark. Units from Kuching were targeted again too.
I sent B-17 to Balikpapan. This was more an experiment. I set the alt on 32k, the aim was to drag Zeros high where they have poor performance. Well id did not work very well.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 32000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 32000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 32000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



The main event today was my attempt to reinforce Noumea. I was aware about KB in vicinity but took the risk. More surprisingly these time I got the turn back within few hours...

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
B5N2 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Blue, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP St. Mihel, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
TK Elsa, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
PC Taney, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Alchiba

Allied ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (18 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
18 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Blue
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Elsa



At Chengchow one unit was annihilated just by bombardment.

quote:


Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 29000 troops, 397 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 1171

Defending force 7536 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Allied ground losses:
247 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
20th Engineer Regiment
10th Division
12th Division
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
26th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
40th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
24th Group Army
15th Chinese Corps


Japanese took Salamaua.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 13, 42

Finally minefield showed to be for some use.
quote:


TF 51 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-154, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



This was ridiculous. 4 salvos, first 3 were all misses. S-35 expended all torpedoes.

quote:


Submarine attack near Koumac at 113,156

Japanese Ships
xAK Kohoku Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-35

xAK Kohoku Maru is sighted by SS S-35
SS S-35 attacking on the surface



Another loss near West Coast.

quote:


Submarine attack near San Diego at 225,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
xAK Manukai, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Manukai is sighted by SS I-19
SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Manukai



Wanted to grant some experience to the Dutch pilots so been flying cap. The sweep came unexpected as there was no air activity over Java and Sumatra yet. 2 Dutch groups are out of action and not a single Zero was shot down.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 11
CW-21B Demon x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 3 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 3 destroyed

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

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 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 22 minutes
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339D (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 2
CW-21B Demon x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed

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

CAP engaged:
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



The daily raid on Clark came today too.
KB targeted Noumea and I lost all PT boats there. They were all damaged before and disbanded in the port.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
B5N2 Kate x 37
D3A1 Val x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT-43, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-38, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-39, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-47, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-36, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AGP Niagara, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-44, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-40, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-37, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-46, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
16 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 32
B5N2 Kate x 19
D3A1 Val x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT-45, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-48, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x D3A1 Val bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



One speed bump in China annihilated.

quote:


Ground combat at 84,43 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 83925 troops, 886 guns, 560 vehicles, Assault Value = 3008

Defending force 140 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 2499

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 2499 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
18th RGC Temp. Division
12th RGC Ind. Brigade
110th Division
35th Division
14th RGC Temp. Division
58th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th RGC Temp. Division
40th Division
101st NCPC Route Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
18th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Tank Regiment
25th Division
32nd/B Division
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps



Chengchow is lost but LI and resources shown 50% damage so good result I think.

quote:


Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36061 troops, 438 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 1179

Defending force 7355 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 151

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 872

Allied adjusted defense: 14

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chengchow !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
3920 casualties reported
Squads: 245 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 114 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 49 (36 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Division
20th Engineer Regiment
12th Division
15th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
26th Field Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
40th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
24th Group Army



Japan attacks Clark Field after few days rest.

quote:


Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 104521 troops, 1355 guns, 831 vehicles, Assault Value = 3070

Defending force 27591 troops, 402 guns, 236 vehicles, Assault Value = 794

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 1552

Allied adjusted defense: 739

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5379 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 242 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 76 disabled
Guns lost 53 (1 destroyed, 52 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (3 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1768 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 153 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 60 (6 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 88 (11 destroyed, 77 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
33rd Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
7th Tank Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
38th Division
16th Engineer Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
4th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
48th Division
2nd Recon Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /4

Defending units:
194th Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
1st PI Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
Asiatic Fleet
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
USAFFE
Subic Bay Defenses



Kudat and Sidate are lost today.

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So the Palembang invasion is obviously on the way.
quote:


TF 51 encounters mine field at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Ships
DD Usugumo, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



But in the meantime near New Caledonia. Unfortunately no lucky hit.

quote:


Sub attack near Belep Islands at 113,155

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
BB Kirishima
BB Hiei
CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze
DD Kasumi
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-34

SS S-34 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Soryu
S-34 diving deep ....
DD Kasumi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Urakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Urakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Urakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Urakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Urakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Urakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub




Invasion itself is not surprise however the armada was not spotted by subs or patrols even the whole area is covered.

quote:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
DD Hatsukaze
DD Arashi
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Shirakumo
DD Shirayuki
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Yakaze
DD Hokaze
DD Karukaya
DMS W-2
DMS W-3
DMS W-4
PB Eifuku Maru
PB Heiei Maru #7
PB Keiko Maru
PB Sozan Maru
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru
xAK Koyu Maru
xAK Daigen Maru
xAK Zuiko Maru
xAK Ayato Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru
xAK Enju Maru
xAK Hokko Maru
xAK Hokuriku Maru
xAK Igasa Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Kiyozumi Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru
PB Naruto Maru #3

Allied Ships
PT TM-4
PT TM-6
PT TM-8
PT TM-10

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
xAK Kuroshio Maru , xAK Kiyozumi Maru , xAK Kashiwara Maru ,
xAK Iwaki Maru , xAK Igasa Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Samidare , PB Sozan Maru
CA Mikuma engages PT TM-8 at 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 223 encounters mine field at Palembang (48,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-4, Shell hits 1
DMS W-3, Shell hits 2
DMS W-2, Shell hits 2
DD Shirayuki
DD Arashi
PB Naruto Maru #3
PB Sozan Maru
PB Keiko Maru
PB Heiei Maru #7
PB Eifuku Maru
xAK Fushimi Maru, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

DMS W-4 firing at Palembang Base Force
Palembang Base Force firing at DMS W-4
DMS W-3 firing at Palembang Base Force
Palembang Base Force firing at DMS W-3
Palembang Base Force firing at DMS W-2
DMS W-2 firing at Palembang Base Force
19 mines cleared



Another tanker lost. Did not expect to see her afloat but somehow survived. I decided to scuttle her as chances to reach SF were close to zero.

quote:


Submarine attack near Eureka at 209,70

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
TK Halo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

TK Halo is sighted by SS I-9
SS I-9 attacking on the surface
Mikami S. decides to submerge SS I-9 due to damage


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Sub attack near Eureka at 209,70

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
TK Halo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes




Clark was hit again and Batavia sweeped, I grounded all my fighters.
And then Dutch from Batavia and Swordfish from Hermes take off to defend Palembang. They flew on both, morning and afternoon and performed above expectations.

quote:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 18

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Chihaya Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Kuroshio Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Zyunyo Maru
xAK Hokko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Kashiwara Maru

Japanese ground losses:
260 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 21

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
xAK Iwaki Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Hokko Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
TB Hiyodori
DD Hatsuyuki
PB Heiei Maru #7

Japanese ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Iwaki Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hokko Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 27

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TB Hiyodori
xAK Enju Maru
xAK Hokko Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ayato Maru
xAK Hokuriku Maru
xAK Kiyozumi Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru

Japanese ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hokko Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Yudachi
xAK Kuroshio Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Zuiko Maru
xAK Iwaki Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
466 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 8

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
xAK Igasa Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ryoyo Maru

Japanese ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 17

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
xAK Chihaya Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ayato Maru
xAK Igasa Maru, on fire, heavy damage

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Chihaya Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 21

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Igasa Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Mogami
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Daigen Maru
xAK Kiyozumi Maru
xAK Koyu Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Kuroshio Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
562 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Igasa Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kuroshio Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuroshio Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Enju Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Ryoyo Maru
xAK Koyu Maru, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kuroshio Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 17

Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Koyu Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DMS W-3, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DMS W-2
xAK Kiyozumi Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Kashiwara Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb
9 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Enju Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Daigen Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Igasa Maru, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
607 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (14 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Swordfish I bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese xAK
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese xAK
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Daigen Maru
Igasa Maru dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Igasa Maru




You don't see often Nells/Betties not hitting slow cargo ships.

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 63,107

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 41
G3M2 Nell x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAKL Sigli
xAKL Silindoeng
xAKL Duijmar van Twist
xAKL Bordvik

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



Lost one PT boat at Palembang but that is small price for the disrupted invasion.

quote:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
TB Hiyodori

Allied Ships
PT TM-4
PT TM-6
PT TM-8
PT TM-10, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Kishigawa, S. crosses the 'T'
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-10 at 11,000 yards
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-6 at 11,000 yards
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-4 at 11,000 yards
De Jonghe K. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 4,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages PT TM-6 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-10 at 6,000 yards
PT TM-8 engages TB Kasasagi at 6,000 yards
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-6 at 6,000 yards
PT TM-4 engages TB Kasasagi at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages PT TM-10 at 8,000 yards
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-8 at 8,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages PT TM-6 at 8,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages PT TM-4 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
PT TM-10 sunk by TB Kasasagi at 12,000 yards
TB Kasasagi engages PT TM-8 at 12,000 yards
PT TM-4 engages TB Hiyodori at 12,000 yards
orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 17,000 yards
PT TM-8 engages TB Hiyodori at 17,000 yards
PT TM-6 engages TB Kasasagi at 17,000 yards
Kishigawa, S. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Task forces break off...



Another sub got direct hit(penetration and flooding) near PH and is probably on her way to yard.

quote:


ASW attack near Kona at 180,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-6, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Mustin
DD Russell

SS I-6 is located by DD Mustin
I-6 diving deep ....
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Russell attacking submerged sub ....
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Clark Field is lost today and units retreated to Bataan. Was hoping for little more resistance. Manila is still mine but with very weak defense.

quote:


Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 103984 troops, 1376 guns, 836 vehicles, Assault Value = 2677

Defending force 26104 troops, 394 guns, 231 vehicles, Assault Value = 604

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 1910

Allied adjusted defense: 646

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Clark Field !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4814 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 352 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 58 destroyed, 54 disabled
Guns lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 84 (53 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
9930 casualties reported
Squads: 495 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 635 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 61 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 240 (231 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 106 (106 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 16

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
48th Division
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
Imperial Guards Division
7th Tank Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
2nd Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
4th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
16th Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
56th Engineer Regiment
38th Division
56th Recon Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Bn /1

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
USAFFE
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
I Philippine Corps
1st PI Base Force
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
Subic Bay Defenses




Current AV strength at Palembang. Japanese are obviously not completely disembarked but looks like some reinforcement are needed for them if they want to take the oil.

quote:


Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6233 troops, 18 guns, 93 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

Defending force 2103 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Assaulting units:
Riouw KNIL Battalion
44th Indian Brigade
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
45th Indian Brigade
Bintan Det. Base Force
Palembang Base Force

Defending units:
41st Guard Battalion
124th Infantry Rgt /1
21st Infantry Rgt /1

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 11/8/2019 2:24:49 PM   
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Nice defence at Palembang! His troops will be highly disrupted and likely short on supply. Unless he still has a lot of them on ships to unload next turn he is vulnerable to counterattack. Since it looks like most of his transports are sunk or burning, I would take a chance and Shock Attack next turn.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 11/8/2019 2:52:15 PM   
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I was considering to attack but both my brigades have very low exp, don't want to wreck them. For now I am good with holding Palembang.

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 11/11/2019 9:10:51 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 15, 42


Dolphin has been lucky and from 2 hits one torpedo was actually working.

quote:


Submarine attack near Cape Gloucester at 101,124

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tenposan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

xAKL Tenposan Maru is sighted by SS Dolphin
SS Dolphin launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Tenposan Maru



My occasional bombing mission in China was intercepted today. For just 3 Oscars this is probably unexpected success to shot down one bomber. Tomorrow will come my sweep.

quote:


Morning Air attack on 36th Division, at 84,46 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 20

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB-III: 1 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 1st Field Artillery Regiment ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 12th Tank Regiment ...



My fighters first time appeared over Port Moresby. Losses are 1:1 for today, I am more than happy at this point with such result.

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 15

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
17th PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



Today I continued to attack the shipping that unloads at Palembang, Zeros are on CAP. Most of my bombers made it through without any problems but in afternoon phase the Falcon groups were mauled and one 139WH-3 group annihilated loosing all planes.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Enju Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ryoyo Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Kiyozumi Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 1 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
xAK Hokuriku Maru
xAK Zuiko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 124th Infantry Regiment, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyunyo Maru, on fire
xAK Enju Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

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

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokuriku Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Ryoyo Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 21

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DMS W-4
xAK Hokuriku Maru
xAK Zuiko Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ayato Maru
xAK Zyunyo Maru, on fire
xAK Kashiwara Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Zuiko Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 18

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kiyozumi Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Zyunyo Maru, on fire
xAK Hokuriku Maru
DD Karukaya
DD Hatsukaze
CA Mogami

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kiyozumi Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Zyunyo Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Shirayuki
xAK Hokuriku Maru
CA Mikuma

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12080.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
CW-22 Falcon x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 7 destroyed

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 79 minutes
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 41st Guard Battalion, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



La Foa in New Caledonia taken by Japanese. KB still operating in the vicinity. Still can not decide if I should reroute my traffic to Oz via Cape Town or just south of NZ.

quote:


Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3826 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 220

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 220 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE La Foa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment



Seeing this made me happy. Lark Bn was evacuated by air, just 3 25 pounders left there and Japan wasted 3 units for getting it destroyed.

quote:


Ground combat at 106,126 (near Rabaul)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3381 troops, 34 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Defending force 0 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 33

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 33 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Lark Bn /1


< Message edited by 821Bobo -- 11/11/2019 9:12:50 AM >

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RE: Bobo(A) vs Vladimir(J) no Vlad please - 11/15/2019 8:41:21 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 16, 42

Mine field at Truk is gone but claimed one ship.

quote:


TF 179 encounters mine field at Truk (112,108)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-19
DMS W-18
DMS W-17
DMS W-16
DMS W-15
DMS W-14
DMS W-13
DMS W-11, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

14 mines cleared



AVG on sweep, unfortunately I suffered 1 ops loss.

quote:


Morning Air attack on 12th Tank Regiment, at 84,46 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x H81-A3 sweeping at 17000 feet

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes




Batavia is targeted, most of my fighters are grounded so no opposition to the raid. The Dutch bombers pay the price.

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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 42

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 24

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 3 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 24

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G3M2 Nell x 30

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.




Palembang is targeted as well.

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Morning Air attack on 45th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 27
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 44th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

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:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang Base Force, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 31

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



B-17 hit the regiment in New Caledonia. I am so far really unlucky with my heavies. Again lost one to just 2 Zeroes and even Claudes managed to shot down few in this game.

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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 114,159 (La Foa)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 88 minutes



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