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Hard lessons to be learned - no Obvert, please - 10/25/2019 6:50:38 AM   
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Gentlemen,

as some of you may know already, when looking for an Allied 43 pickup game I got one in 45 as IJ instead . So it is now my task to lead the dwindling forces of the empire of Japan from now (late february 45) to the end (to be determined by points) against my formidable new opponent Obvert. This is the coninuation of the Bullwinkle-Lokasenna game where Obvert took the Allied side over from Bullwinkle.

I do this as a learning experience and expect to be taught tough lessons, but hope to learn a lot. Accordingly, opinions, advice and input will be appreciated. Not sure how frequently I manage to update, though.

I will add some information about IJs current situation during the next few days, for now all I want to say is this as a teaser:

I think that Japan is not in bad shape with respect to what is left of the OOB and economically; Lokasenna did a great job. But unfortunately, Obvert did a great job as well with respect to the positioning of his troops and choosing of his recent landing sites. Contrary to what I had expected initially, at least currently my main problems to be solved are in my opinion not the air war or the naval war, but on the ground.

So follow along, if you like, on this journey into doom.

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RE: Hard lessons to be learned - no Obvert, please - 10/25/2019 6:55:57 AM   
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Gentlemen,

of course, Tokyo Rose is still intact. So let me show you a result from the resolution of last turn (which is, of course the result of an audacious operation that was put together by Lokasenna, so he deserves the praise for this)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 24, 45
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Ground combat at Boac (80,80)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 77432 troops, 803 guns, 304 vehicles, Assault Value = 2830

Defending force 11250 troops, 164 guns, 178 vehicles, Assault Value = 309

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 2035

Allied adjusted defense: 299

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Boac !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
2779 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 224 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
11272 casualties reported
Squads: 408 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 352 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 216 (216 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 250 (250 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6

Assaulting units:
6th Division
14th Division
20th Division
61st Division
72nd Division
78th Naval Guard Unit
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Division
5th Guards Division
53rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
94th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Area Army
20th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Ind. Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
1st Filipino Inf Regiment
3rd Australian Brigade
9th Marine Defense Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
226th USN Base Force
4th Australian Lt AA Regiment



Of course, this is a typical result and we expect to eliminate all Allied bridgeheads in this way very soon.

Hartwig

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RE: Hard lessons to be learned - no Obvert, please - 10/25/2019 6:58:11 AM   
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Remember that the number 1 priority is to avoid an Allied Auto Victory threshold being achieved before 1 September 1945.

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RE: Hard lessons to be learned - no Obvert, please - 10/25/2019 7:14:40 AM   
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RE: Hard lessons to be learned - no Obvert, please - 10/26/2019 12:43:45 AM   
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The good news is that even though it is feb 45 you have a 11,00+ VP lead. Good luck keeping it.

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RE: Hard lessons to be learned - no Obvert, please - 10/29/2019 8:07:59 PM   
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Gentlemen,

finally, I find the time to provide some more insight into the current situation / the pickle I'm in.

Here's the strategic map. Note the markings in yellow. The lines illustrate where Obvert is cutting the empire into pieces.

He owns the South Chinese Sea and I feel I cannot really contest him there with what is left.

The problem is: I have massive and experienced armies West of the line Pachoi-Liuchow-Chihkiang (taken by paradrop last turn) and south of his position on the northern tip of the Phillipines (which is why I am only partly happy with the success at Boac I reported above - if my opponent was Nemo, I would have made a bet that that was feeding me a success to get my troops out of the way for some time, while he was taking the northern Part of the PI which is more relevant; Obvert commented he had had is eyes on other things, which does not say he did not notice what was coming and just wanted IJ to go down there).

But I am soft as warm butter in China east of the above-mentioned line - and he is pushing there.

So currently two major problems I have to solve is a) how to bring my troops back into play and b) how to protect eastern China from being overrun.

Obvert has been using his bombers (including heavies) to hurt troops in open hexes, and he has created blocking strong plocking positions in open hexes to keep my Burma army from breaking through.

So let's see how it goes.

Hartwig






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shock&awe - 11/13/2019 1:00:31 PM   
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Gentlemen,

I am still trying to find my way into this game, thus no consistent AAR at least for now.

Still, I'd like to share a fragment or two at this point of time to let those of you who do not have first hand experience in this period of the game get some impressions as well.

Initially, I thought this would be similar to playing as Chinese in 42. Now, I think it's worse . Concentrated Allied air power is quite lethal.

E.g., this turn two units at Hengyang were eliminated, followed by a paradrop - which happened to fail because a fresh unit just entered the hex, but if this drill is repeated next turn, it will be eliminated as well.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 02, 45
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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 22
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
F6F-5 Hellcat x 111
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 59
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 79
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 62
TBF-1 Avenger x 44
TBM-1C Avenger x 24
TBM-3 Avenger x 11

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 62 (16 destroyed, 46 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
22 x Avenger II bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
16 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...

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Morning Air attack on 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
F6F-5 Hellcat x 64
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 45
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 20

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (7 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 8th Tank Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 16
TBM-3 Avenger x 11

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
F6F-5 Hellcat x 19
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 15
TBM-1C Avenger x 6
TBM-3 Avenger x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 2000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 13

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 4
P-51D Mustang x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 42000 feet
2 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 42000 feet


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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 58
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
P-51D Mustang x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 79 (66 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 10
P-38L Lightning x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
P-51D Mustang x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 47,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-51D Mustang x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 41900 feet

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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 14
P-38L Lightning x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 42000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Hengyang , at 80,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 13
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 42000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-100-I Tony x 5

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 4
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9
B-25J11 Mitchell x 11
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
P-51D Mustang x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-I Tony: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 11 (7 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (6 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
87th Sentai with Ki-100-I Tony (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 10
P-38L Lightning x 16
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion, at 80,53 (Hengyang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 52
B-29-25 Superfort x 10
P-51D Mustang x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 190 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Defending force 5030 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 41

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
11th Airborne Div /3

Defending units:
132nd Division


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Allied Unit(s) Wiped Out at Hengyang by attrition!!!!!!



Also note that this is only a small fragment of the total air attacks the Allied conducted this turn.

Evidently, this has significant implications, because it means protection against paradrops is much more difficult now.

Hartwig


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RE: shock&awe - 11/13/2019 7:56:19 PM   
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quote:

Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 190 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Defending force 5030 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 41


I can't help remark that that was a feeble defending division. No AFV's, and the adjusted AV was only a quarter of the potential.

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RE: shock&awe - 11/13/2019 10:26:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

quote:

Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 190 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Defending force 5030 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 41


I can't help remark that that was a feeble defending division. No AFV's, and the adjusted AV was only a quarter of the potential.


It is one of the strongest units I found in the vicinity. I do not have significant AV in the entire region. That's why I said above that I am soft as butter in China.

No AFV - well, it's an IJ Type C MntG/Inf division, which does not have any in its (weak) TOE. It is 35 exp and 57 morale, at about 60% of the TOE strength, and was moving into te hex in reserve mode, so that may explain the adjusted AV.

The exp 98 morale 99 units are still marching east from Burma, but I haven't found a good way how to bring them back into play so far.

Hartwig

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