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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 7:46:01 PM   
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What is 40 ??

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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 7:47:19 PM   
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Look like a raid only at present just a couple of carriers floating around but ext4remely dangerous most best assets are in drydock so I have limited responses

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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 7:49:36 PM   
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USS Hornet and Saratoga both hit by Torps (sub and Raider) 6 month
HMNZS New Zealand needs 3 months in a yard
HMS Repulse needs 6 months
4 surviving US BB's from PH will need 1 year

Just lost HMAS Australia and Adeilade to carriers I am looking extremely threadabare at present

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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 7:51:52 PM   
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Everythign that's getting out of DEI PI or Malaya has done so I am now just waiting for the second echelon attacks to begin

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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 8:24:57 PM   
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OK I have sent two fast convoys towards NZ one with aircraft the other with US 27th Div just hope they avoid raiders

Also Indomitable has arrived as has BB HMS Revenge old but still potent

Assembling a fighting force both north and south

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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 8:58:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andy Mac

What is 40 ??


It's Ironman Nasty ported to Babes, the scenario you made when I begged you to create a Babes Ironman scenario. I have almost completed it, with my current game at February 19th, 1946. It's the game being chronicled in the Cost of Heavy Urban Level 9 Fort Reduction thread.

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RE: End of Month 1 - 10/10/2019 9:25:19 PM   
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Ah k no probably not I have made so many changes to the Japanese ORBAT it probably wont work sorry

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It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 9:26:42 PM   
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AK'a AP's and BB's heading my way




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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 9:32:42 PM   
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OK my defences

New Plymouth 1st and 11th NZ Bdes (Both militia) 148th Field Arty Bn
Wanganui 2nd and 7th NZ Bde, 131st FA Bn and 1 Cav Regt
Palmerston North 8th NZ Bde and 2 Cav Regts plus 147th Arty Regt

Not sure where they are going to land

Also I have 3 SCTF TG's at Wellington
TG 1.1 Louisville, Leander, Achilles and 4 x DD's
TG 1.2 Pensacola, Perth and 4 x DD's
TG 1.3 Canberra, Boise and 4 x DD's

Going to send 1 TF to each potential landing site !!!

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 9:47:03 PM   
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OK I Messed up my orders just as well for the Canberra Battle Group

Hmmm Mutsu and Nagato that's heavy metal for Cruiser forces....

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 26, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of New Plymouth at 113,188

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CL Yubari
CL Jintsu

Allied ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Runway hits 1
Port hits 3

F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
BB Mutsu firing at 8th NZ Brigade
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Nagato
BB Nagato firing at 1st NZ Brigade


Then my anemic air power fund the enemy no hits though
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palmerston North at 114,190

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vincent I x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Tonan Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru
xAK Momokawa Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Vincent I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x Vincent I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palmerston North at 114,190

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Mikage Maru

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palmerston North at 114,190

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vincent I x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Momokawa Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru
xAK Mikage Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Vincent I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x Vincent I bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palmerston North at 114,190

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 5

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Mikage Maru
xAK Momokawa Maru

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



AND THEY INVADE PALMERSTON NORTH - SO THE PLANNERS MUST HAVE GOTTEN IT BADLY WRONG IF THEY BOMBARD NEW PLYMOUTH AND INVADE PALMERSTON NORTH - SHOOT THE PLANNERS (OH WAIT A MINUTE NEVER MIND...….)


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Pre-Invasion action off Palmerston North (114,190)

52 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Momokawa Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru

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

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

xAK Kirikawa Maru firing at 147th Field Artillery Regiment
xAK Kirikawa Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Momokawa Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Hiyama Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Palmerston North (114,190)

TF 672 troops unloading over beach at Palmerston North, 114,190


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Ground combat at Palmerston North (114,190)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 210 troops, 20 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Defending force 6540 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

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

Assaulting units:
Nth Auckland (Mtd) Regiment
Auckland (Mtd) Rifl Regiment
8th NZ Brigade
147th Field Artillery Regiment
Palmerston North Base Force

Defending units:
64th Infantry Group /1



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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 10:14:06 PM   
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ok The Canberra Group went in and sank 5 Large transports but not before all 10,000 men had landed - my assumption is they couldn't have unloaded a lot of supply so I am going to NOT reinforce yet I want to keep watching the other potential landing sites

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 10:35:04 PM   
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Now the Shoho Group is in the area my SCRF's are hunting her

As the Japanese have invaded I have received as reinforcements

2nd NZ Div
51st Highland Div
32nd Army Tank Bde

And about a Bdes worth or replacements AND 300 ish aircraft released from US stocks and training duties e.g. 100 Fairey battles have been released by the air training groups for use as light bombers




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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 10:47:58 PM   
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OK all my SCTF's missed the Shoho bugger !!!

Night Time Surface Combat, near Auckland at 113,184, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Shoho
DD Yugashio, Shell hits 1
DD Natsukaze
DD Hayakaze

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CL Boise
DD Whipple
DD Stewart
DD Van Nes, Shell hits 1
DD Witte de With

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Hayakaze at 12,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Hayakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Natsukaze engages DD Van Nes at 12,000 yards
DD Yugashio engages DD Van Nes at 12,000 yards
DD Yugashio engages DD Stewart at 12,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Yugashio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Natsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Yugashio at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Natsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Yugashio engages DD Whipple at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Yugashio at 8,000 yards
DD Natsukaze engages DD Witte de With at 8,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Yugashio at 8,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Natsukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Hayakaze engages DD Whipple at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Yugashio at 7,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Natsukaze at 7,000 yards
DD Yugashio engages DD Whipple at 7,000 yards
DD Hayakaze engages DD Stewart at 7,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Yugashio at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CVL Shoho at 10,000 yards
DD Hayakaze engages DD Whipple at 10,000 yards
DD Natsukaze engages DD Witte de With at 10,000 yards
DD Natsukaze engages DD Stewart at 10,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Yugashio at 10,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


But look to the North !!!

An uncovered jap TF and I was one hex too far for Torps - I could cry !!!

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 28,48

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2s Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 16
Swordfish I x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Kurama, Bomb hits 4
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 1
DD Asashio
CA Kumano

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Swordfish I bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
16 x Albacore I bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
790 Ku - 81 with A6M2s Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes







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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 11:05:54 PM   
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Oh **** bugger !!!

DD's did their job and screened it out the hits were minor sys damage could have been a lot worse....
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koggala at 28,50, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CL Sendai
DD Asashio
DD Inazuma
DD Shinonome
DD Asagao
BB Kurama, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CV Indomitable, Shell hits 1
CVL Hermes, Shell hits 1
CA Cornwall
CA Exeter
CL Hobart
CL Enterprise
DD Vendetta
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Jupiter
DD Napier
DD Nestor
DD Nizam

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Cornwall at 20,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CL Enterprise at 20,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages CV Indomitable at 20,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Inazuma at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CV Indomitable at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CVL Hermes at 23,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CV Indomitable at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Cornwall at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CL Enterprise at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Jupiter at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CV Indomitable at 23,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CV Indomitable at 23,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CA Kumano at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Nestor at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Vendetta at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CV Indomitable at 22,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Cornwall at 22,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Napier at 22,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Vendetta at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CV Indomitable at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Exeter at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 23,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Vendetta at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Thracian at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Exeter at 26,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Hobart at 26,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Vendetta at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
CV Indomitable , CVL Hermes screened from combat
- escorted by DD Nizam , DD Nestor , DD Napier ,
DD Jupiter , DD Thracian , DD Thanet ,
DD Tenedos , DD Tjerk Hiddes , DD Vendetta
BB Haruna engages CV Indomitable at 27,000 yards
CV Indomitable , CVL Hermes screened from combat
- escorted by DD Nizam , DD Nestor , DD Napier ,
DD Jupiter , DD Thracian , DD Thanet ,
DD Tenedos , DD Tjerk Hiddes , DD Vendetta
BB Kurama engages CA Exeter at 27,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CV Indomitable at 27,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CV Indomitable at 27,000 yards
CV Indomitable screened from combat
BB Kurama engages CA Exeter at 27,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Cornwall at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CV Indomitable at 28,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Exeter at 28,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Thracian at 28,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Vendetta at 28,000 yards
CV Indomitable screened from combat
- escorted by DD Nizam , DD Nestor , DD Napier ,
DD Jupiter , DD Thracian , DD Thanet ,
DD Tenedos , DD Tjerk Hiddes , DD Vendetta
BB Kurama engages CA Exeter at 28,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CA Cornwall at 28,000 yards
CV Indomitable , CVL Hermes screened from combat
- escorted by DD Nizam , DD Nestor , DD Napier ,
DD Jupiter , DD Thracian , DD Thanet ,
DD Tenedos , DD Tjerk Hiddes , DD Vendetta
BB Haruna engages CV Indomitable at 28,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Exeter at 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CV Indomitable at 30,000 yards
CA Exeter engages DD Asagao at 30,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Thracian at 30,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Vendetta at 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...





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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 11:19:30 PM   
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Fast and furious action around Colombo - Japanese TF sinks 2 light cruisers but I get a piece of them as well

Carriers are socked in most of the day unfortunately !!!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 01, 42


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koggala at 29,50, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Uji, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AKA Hong Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Emerald
CL Dauntless
CL Ceres
CL Mauritius, Shell hits 1
CL Glasgow
CL Caledon
CL Capetown
CL Colombo
DD Vampire
DD Electra
DD Express

Japanese ground losses:
249 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
CL Colombo engages AKA Hong Maru at 5,000 yards
CL Capetown engages AKA Hong Maru at 5,000 yards
CL Caledon engages AKA Hong Maru at 5,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages AKA Hong Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Glasgow engages AKA Hong Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Ceres engages AKA Hong Maru at 2,000 yards
AKA Hong Maru sunk by CL Emerald at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Colombo engages E Uji at 3,000 yards
CL Caledon engages E Uji at 3,000 yards
E Uji sunk by CL Glasgow at 3,000 yards
E Uji sunk by CL Glasgow at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 29,48, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CL Sendai
DD Asashio
DD Inazuma
DD Shinonome
DD Asagao
BB Kurama, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CM Abdiel, Shell hits 1

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CM Abdiel at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CM Abdiel at 7,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CM Abdiel at 7,000 yards
DD Asagao engages CM Abdiel at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CM Abdiel at 10,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CM Abdiel at 10,000 yards
DD Asagao engages CM Abdiel at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Koggala at 28,50

Japanese Ships
SS I-69, hits 7

Allied Ships
CL Capetown, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Caledon
CL Emerald
DD Express

SS I-69 launches 6 torpedoes at CL Capetown
DD Express attacking submerged sub ....
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Colombo at 28,49, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CA Kumano, Shell hits 6
CL Sendai, Shell hits 8
DD Asashio, Shell hits 1
DD Inazuma, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shinonome, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Asagao, Shell hits 1, on fire
BB Kurama, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
CL Emerald, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Dauntless, Shell hits 7, on fire
CL Ceres
CL Mauritius, Shell hits 4
CL Glasgow
CL Caledon, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
CL Colombo, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1
DD Electra
DD Express

Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CL Mauritius at 11,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Caledon at 11,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Mauritius at 11,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CA Kumano at 11,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Dauntless at 11,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages CL Caledon at 11,000 yards
DD Asashio engages CL Dauntless at 11,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Electra at 11,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Caledon at 7,000 yards
CL Dauntless engages CA Kumano at 7,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CA Kumano at 7,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Asagao at 7,000 yards
CL Dauntless engages DD Shinonome at 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages CL Emerald at 7,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Asashio at 7,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Asashio at 7,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Vampire at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Colombo engages BB Kurama at 11,000 yards
CL Caledon engages CA Kumano at 11,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Caledon at 11,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Dauntless at 11,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Asagao at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages CL Emerald at 11,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Shinonome at 11,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
Hickling, H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Colombo at 13,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Mauritius at 13,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Emerald at 13,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Emerald at 13,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Asagao at 13,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 13,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Emerald at 13,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Shinonome at 13,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Colombo at 12,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Dauntless at 12,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Mauritius at 12,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Ceres at 12,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 12,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Electra at 12,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Express at 12,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Asashio at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CL Caledon at 13,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Caledon at 13,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CA Kumano at 13,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Mauritius at 13,000 yards
CL Ceres engages DD Asagao at 13,000 yards
CL Dauntless engages DD Shinonome at 13,000 yards
CL Emerald engages DD Inazuma at 13,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Inazuma at 13,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Electra at 13,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Inazuma at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Colombo at 12,000 yards
CL Caledon sunk by BB Haruna at 12,000 yards
CL Glasgow engages CA Kumano at 12,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Mauritius at 12,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Electra at 12,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Dauntless at 12,000 yards
CL Emerald engages DD Inazuma at 12,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Asagao at 12,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Asagao at 12,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Vampire at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Colombo at 9,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Colombo at 9,000 yards
CL Dauntless engages CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Sendai at 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Dauntless at 9,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Emerald at 9,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Asagao at 9,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Asashio at 9,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 9,000 yards
Funabiki, Masayuki orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CL Dauntless at 12,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Glasgow at 12,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Ceres at 12,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Dauntless at 12,000 yards
CL Emerald engages CA Kumano at 12,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Vampire at 12,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Electra at 12,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Colombo at 17,000 yards
CL Glasgow engages CA Kumano at 17,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Dauntless at 17,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Mauritius at 17,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Vampire at 17,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Emerald at 17,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Inazuma at 17,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Electra at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
BB Kurama engages CL Colombo at 19,000 yards
CL Glasgow engages CL Sendai at 19,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Sendai at 19,000 yards
CL Sendai engages CL Dauntless at 19,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Vampire at 19,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Inazuma at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CL Glasgow engages CA Kumano at 21,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CL Sendai at 21,000 yards
BB Kurama engages DD Electra at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Mauritius at 25,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Mauritius at 25,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Ceres at 25,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Dauntless at 25,000 yards
CL Glasgow engages DD Inazuma at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/10/2019 11:34:17 PM   
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Damnation Stringbags almost had em but hit at range and now I am out of torpedoes and running.....


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 02, 42


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koggala at 31,56, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Shiribetsu
AKA Koala Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CV Indomitable
CVL Hermes
CA Cornwall
CA Exeter
CL Hobart
CL Enterprise
DD Vendetta
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Tenedos
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Jupiter
DD Napier
DD Nestor
DD Nizam

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

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
AKA Koala Maru engages CV Indomitable at 21,000 yards
AKA Koala Maru engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Little Andaman at 36,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2s Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 5
Swordfish I x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Kurama, Bomb hits 3
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 1
CA Kumano, Bomb hits 1

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

CAP engaged:
790 Ku - 81 with A6M2s Zero (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 7000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 7000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Koggala at 30,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Inazuma, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Asagao

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


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koggala at 31,56

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1s Kate x 20

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 3
Sea Hurricane Ib x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1s Kate: 11 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N1s Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Indomitable

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N1s Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koggala at 32,56

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 13

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
AKA Koala Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

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



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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 3:25:06 AM   
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In the distance, faint sounds of bagpipes and the Haka...

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 8:34:30 AM   
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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 9:49:48 AM   
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Float like a butterfly sting like a bee and try to avoid getting my carriers sunk !!!

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 10:08:15 AM   
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Two powerful Divisions and a Strong Armoured Bde really help when I get them in theatre

The Japanese have jumped the gun they have basically a pocket Div ashore I have enough strength to stop them behind forts. But without reinforcements I could easily wreck my 5 NZ infantry Bdes trying to defeat them so it’s a bit of a stalemate at New Plymouth until either the US forces en route from the East arrive.

Or the Highlanders coming from Cape Town or 2ndNZ Div from Aden but this will take time and I cannnot take the offensive to remove the infestation at this time





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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 10:15:41 AM   
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Na I want to fight !!
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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 10:41:36 AM   
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It’s clear the Japanese have jumped the gun and attacked too early I can hold them off or stop them landing BUT certainly the Ceylon attack could be a feint no troops landed

I have established a fleet base at Christmas Island and am now focussing on Rarotonga as the next leg in my convoy and fleet base to enable the reinforceme t of SoPAC and SW PCareinforcement of

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 11:09:12 AM   
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I have organised my fleet into 5 main task Forces

Task Force 1 in NZ covering SOPAC 7 Cruisers and 12 Destoyers
Task Force 2 Perth covering the Cape Town Convoy Routes Light Forces only
Task Force 3 Colombo 1 carrier 1 light carrier 1 modern BB and 1 old BB supported by cruisers and destroyers
Task Force 4 Christmas Island 2 USN Fleet carriers plus escorting cruisers and destroyers plus 2 US BBS en route
Task Force 5 PH/SF Cruisers and Destroyers covering West Coast convoy routes

Apart from my painful losses in Cruisers and Destroyers I have 5USN BBs 2 USN CVs 2 RN BCs and 1 RN BB and a large number of Cruisere in dry dock with serious damage

I am having to allocate significant force to convoy close escort to stop the raiders


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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 11:57:39 AM   
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TF1 looks too large and unwieldy to me.

Personally, I would form at least two, if not three smaller TFs from that group.

3 TFs, 2 with 2 Cruisers and 4 destroyers and one with 3 cruisers and 4 destroyers would provide more flexibility and ensure you don't get the entire SoPac surface force decimated in one battle.

Large TFs also tend to have many ships that don't participate in any given fight. Smaller TFs better ensures everyone present participates.

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 12:04:20 PM   
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Convoy escort in this scen should be done only with carriers or some kind of naval cover ( PBY ? ). All those old CAs with low AA will be sunk by the Lindas and then the massacre will began.

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 12:04:36 PM   
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There are 3 Task groups centred around a Heavy Cruiser flagship (my use of the word Task Force is a little loose but they ain’t big enough to be called. Fleet!!!!

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 12:06:05 PM   
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I don’t have enough carriers I have 2 in the shop !! 2 RN ones In the Indian Ocean and 2 US. Ones at Christmas island

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 12:07:54 PM   
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Eastern fleets carriers will cover 2nd NZ Div 7th AUS Div and 6th Aus convoy and then will bring in 51st Highland Div

When they arrive I can go on the offensive and kick any infestations off of Nz

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RE: It NZ !!! - 10/11/2019 3:07:27 PM   
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The challenge I face is in NZ I have 1 Regular Bde the 8th NZ Bde it’s actiually at 80% strength and all of its AV is intact as it was mostly support squads that wee lost on the fall of Fiji

The 4 Militia Bdes are all weak only now upgrading to regular squads and are all sitting with 50 to 60% disabled squads if I commit them to combat in an offensive capacity I may win against the 250AV mini Division currently ashore but I will wreck those Units as they are not ready for combat and will take brutal losses

On the other hand if I wait for the heavy reinforcements to arrive I am taking a major risk

There are 6 potential landing sites outside of Wellington and Aukland and I simply cannot cover them all even 1 or 2 Japanese divisions getting ashore and taking a base would force me to fort up in either Auckland or Wellington and try to cling on until reinforments arrive if they arrive because when the Japanese carriers are finished with Java and Sumatra they could isolate NZ or make it incredibly high risk to get my reinforcements ashore

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