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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/12/2019 8:54:07 PM   
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So far it seem quiet in the west but I am watching my rail head carefully
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OK the Japanese have stalled off NZ my reinforcements are ashore 6th Aus and 2nd NZ are close to Perth and so far so good

Ceylon the Japanese have 25k men ashore at Koggala but I have them stalled with 18th British and 9th Indian Divs holding them

Be sure to guard the rail base east of Perth (Cunderdin?) - the Japanese love to take it with paras to isolate Perth.


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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/12/2019 9:01:44 PM   
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Andy,

Desmond??

I cant find any town in NZ of that name, should it be Queenstown??

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/12/2019 9:26:19 PM   
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He is playing a new scenario with many more bases

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/12/2019 11:10:45 PM   
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As a kiwi living close by, it is definitely Queenstown, no Desmond known as a town anywhere there.

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/12/2019 11:55:31 PM   
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Andy,

Desmond??

I cant find any town in NZ of that name, should it be Queenstown??

Yes it should good spot I will fix on next update

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/12/2019 11:55:57 PM   
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As a kiwi living close by, it is definitely Queenstown, no Desmond known as a town anywhere there.

Agreed not sure how I got that one wrong total brain fart !!!

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:05:08 AM   
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Lt Colonel Ellsworth and his troopers in their mix of Humbar and Rolls Royce Armoured Cars of the Nelson/Marlborough Mtd Regiment not only recaptured Invercargill they also led the victorious forces of the 1st Otago Bn and 1st Southland Bn as part of the NZ 3rd Infantry Bde in recapturing QUEENSTOWN and encircling the Japanese invaders.

In the north Island 8th NZ Bde supported by 7th and 8th NZ Bdes and 41st US Div eliminated the Japanese presence at Palmerston North #

For 24 hours the North Island was free of Invaders and then....

Ground combat at Tauranga (116,187)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10022 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 459

Defending force 1401 troops, 26 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 192

Allied adjusted defense: 6

Japanese assault odds: 32 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tauranga !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), preparation(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
403 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
957 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 21 (20 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Division

Defending units:
N Force Detachment


This is a major problem as this is a full Div with support and supply and my troops need time to refit after the battle of Palmerston North
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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:08:01 AM   
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Oh and just after I started thinking I meight need to abandon the beaches at Koggala the Japanese landed behind me at Jaffna time to run for Colombo

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:13:15 AM   
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Bugger, Hope you recapture Tauranga soon.

I'll be there this time next month!!

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:16:50 AM   
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In your earlier nasty scenario I managed to hold Ceylon, used 6 & 7 Aussie plus 18 Brit Divs as well as the Indian Bdes. I set up a base in southern India and flew in lots of troops and supplies. (Killed at least 6 IJA Divs, the AI doesnt do a Dunkirk)

Just when you think you are OK, there is another landing where you only have an ISF battalion.

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:25:34 AM   
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Unfortunately 6th Australian Div is in Australia
7th Australian has been retained as the backbone of my Chittagong defences
and 18th british Div got chewed up by the heavy arty and BB bombardments on the beaches of Koggala

I have 18th British managed to extract a weak ahead of the Japanese main attack on Koggala so recovering
9th Indian Div in so so shape

and

about 6 Independent Bdes ( a mix of Indian and Dutch Regts)

So effectively about 4 Divisions digging in for a long siege at Colombo

The only good thing is the massed AA I have assembled I am not going to try and contest air superiority my AA Guns will take a fearsome toll of any CAS attacks

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:26:52 AM   
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Oh bugger Tokto Rose just announced the fall of Manila !!!

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 12:42:16 AM   
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Battle of Hamilton Begins




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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 1:27:05 AM   
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Battle of Hamilton Begins




Do the Japanese get more anti-tank firepower in 1942 in this mod? If not, you should have them stymied.

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 7:26:36 AM   
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It's a draw. Supplies will decide the winner.

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 10:16:48 AM   
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Battle of Hamilton Begins




You can trash Hamilton, worst 2 nights of over 100 nights I have spent in Enzed!!

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 2:49:57 PM   
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Battle of Hamilton Begins



You can trash Hamilton, worst 2 nights of over 100 nights I have spent in Enzed!!

The All-Blacks will be looking for you!!




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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 3:43:16 PM   
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lol well we are now at the end of May

Ceylon Theatre the siege continues and I am trying to sneak supply cnvoys in under cover of 200+ fighter based at Colombo and Trivandrum - I must keep my supply levels high

Australia the Japanese have taken NW Australia and have just landed at Caranvon as well as advancing on the Darwin rail line

In NZ 3 further landings at different spots its starting to feel like wack a mole

Hamilton holds, I retook Tauranga but the Japanese have landed at Gisborne, Warangui and Greymouth - they are contained except at Greymouth where they have managed to expand

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 3:52:06 PM   
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1st Australian Army based at Townsville has the following

Cloncurry/Alice Springs watching the approaching Japanese forces from the North
1st Australian Corps (6th Aus Div, 2nd NZ Div,1st and 3rd Motor Bde, 2nd Aus Cav Bde, 12th Aus Bde, 2/6th and 2/8th Armoured Regt)

Normanton/Cairns/Townsville watching the NE for landings
2nd Aus Corps (51st Highland Div, 1st Australian Div, 2/9th Armoured Regt, 2/7th Armoured Regt)

2nd Australian Army (Perth and the West)
3rd Aus Corps (2nd & 3rd Aus Div, 11th Indian Div and 30th Aus Bde)


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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 3:55:05 PM   
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Yikes, you need heavy US div's in both NZ and OZ … only May? You haven't been able to collect enough PP's to buy enough out, let alone get them on a boat.

You gave yourself some extra PP's though? How many?

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 4:36:30 PM   
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Errr actually not any despite giving myself the variant points I forgot to apply them the scenario doh so I am stuck with 50

Its not something you can edit either so I gave myself a few more air toys to compensate for the lost points as those can be edited in progress e.g. better FAA aircraft earlier Seafire IIc from 6/42 and Fireflies from 6/42 and I accelerated the Barracudas a little nothing earth shattering

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 4:40:48 PM   
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Bugger bugger bugger

I keep the RN Carrier Group at Perth for the last 6 weeks no sign of any Raiders send them north towards Addu Atoll and 2 days later raiders crucify one of my convoys - not my finest hour !!!

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RE: Preparing for the Battle of Dunedin - 10/13/2019 4:55:39 PM   
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Bugeration same day as I send my AF back to Colombo (mutter mutter mutter)


Night Naval bombardment of Colombo at 29,48

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 18 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 4 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIb Trop: 5 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIa Trop: 4 damaged
Hurricane IIa Trop: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Nagato
CA Kumano
CL Tojo

Allied ground losses:
198 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (6 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 13
Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 5

F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Ise
BB Ise firing at Colombo
BB Nagato firing at Colombo
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Kumano
CA Kumano firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Tojo firing at Colombo

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YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 5:17:51 PM   
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Royal Navy Cruiser Sqn Admiral to his new midshipman 'the Hulk'

Enemy in sight - its the bloody Yamato run away

'the Hulk' to the Admiral but 'Big monster......'

Admiral to all ship oh ok then why not its only the biggest battleship in the world close to 1,000 yards they will never expect that from us....

Insanely brave RN Destroyer crews hip hip hooray !!!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 24, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koggala at 27,52, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CA Chokai, Shell hits 1
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
CL Nagara
DD Sagiri
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Minazuki
DD Yuzuki
CVL Honshu, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVL Kyushu, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVL Hokkaido, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Ekaze

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 34, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Decoy
DD Fortune, Shell hits 1
DD Griffin
DD Norman, Shell hits 1

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 67% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 67% moonlight: 2,000 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...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CA Dorsetshire engages CVL Hokkaido at 1,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages CVL Honshu at 1,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages BB Yamato at 1,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Fortune at 1,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Dorsetshire at 1,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire sunk by CA Haguro at 1,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages CVL Hokkaido at 1,000 yards
DD Pillsbury sunk by DD Mutsuki at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Griffin engages CVL Kyushu at 2,000 yards
DD Norman engages CVL Honshu at 2,000 yards
DD Decoy engages CVL Kyushu at 2,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 2,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Yuzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Fortune at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Yuzuki at 5,000 yards
DD Griffin engages CVL Kyushu at 5,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Fortune at 5,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages CA Nachi at 5,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Norman at 5,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Ekaze at 5,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Fortune at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Norman at 6,000 yards
DD Griffin engages CVL Kyushu at 6,000 yards
DD Fortune engages DD Yuzuki at 6,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Decoy at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Norman at 6,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Norman at 6,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Norman at 6,000 yards
DD Sagiri engages DD Decoy at 6,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Norman at 6,000 yards
DD Griffin engages CVL Kyushu at 6,000 yards
DD Fortune engages DD Yuzuki at 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Decoy at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Norman at 6,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Insanely brave RN crews show their arses to the retreating Japanese TF while singing the brave brave sir robin song !!!





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RE: YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 5:30:05 PM   
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MUHAHAHAHAHA

Well done its amazing what String, Canvas and some brave pilots can achieve :)


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koggala at 27,52

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 2
Vildebeest III x 18

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CL Nagara
CA Haguro
CA Nachi

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

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RE: YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 5:56:43 PM   
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Back to the Battle of NZ I cannot keep Wellington or Auckland safe my AA guns more or less make random raids unprofitable but if I bring in convoys the Japanese pay the butchers bill to massacre my convoys

I also lost the battle of Gisborne where 2 of my NZ Cavalry Regts and the 87th US Mountain Regt were routed out of the base and the Japanese retook Tauranga as well forcing the already retreated force back again

There are 2.5 Japanese Divisions ashore on the North Island and at least 1 on the South Island

I have 27th US Inf Div, 3rd and 12th NZ Bdes and 4 Cavalry Regts - 3rd and 12th Bdes are now very experienced at full TOE Bdes but the TOE is still that of a milita Bde with only 3 companies of 3 platoons in each Bn

Both Bdes get the option of upgrading to full regular Bde Groups in 6 months but I probably could use that extra man and firepower now !!

In the north Island I have 41st US Div, 2nd US Marine Div, 1st Army Tank Bde, 8th NZ Bde and the remnants of the 87th Mountain Regt as regular troops

Also 4 Militia Bdes and the various NZ Cavalry Regts - not quite as experienced as their counterparts on the South Island as the regulars have carried more of the fight but all militia Bdes are at least as good as normal trained troops

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RE: YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 6:14:30 PM   
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In 5 days I need o make a decision about my NZ Cav Regts

At the moment they consist of a TOE of 20 Armoured Cars, 24 Motorised Infantry Sections, and a Mortar Platoon and their are 9 of them

In five days I have the option of changing 6 of them into Recce Regts 24 Armoured Cars, 15 Motorised Infantry Sections and 15 Stuart Light Tanks and the other 3 into Armoured Regiments with 30 Stuarts and 15 Valentine III Heavy Tanks

The Valentines I can find but that many Stuart Light Tanks is going to be a problem as the same tank is used in India and Australia and my pool is empty so while I would love to do the TOE (and if the Japanese had not invaded NZ this is the point when the excess Infantry is used to upgrade the TOE of the Bdes to regulars but because they invaded I got enough reinforcements to do that a while back)

I am tempted not to do the conversion I simply don't have the assets to make it worthwhile at this time





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RE: YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 6:27:58 PM   
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Its time for my mandatory 4 day turn on v hard difficulty this could be very very painfull

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RE: YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 11:10:56 PM   
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early july I am in better shape than the map would indicate but the Japanese have landed many places




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RE: YAMATO sighted and engaged most closely - 10/13/2019 11:11:36 PM   
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This is just a diversion with a single SNLF




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