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RE: Jan23.43: Balikpapan visited - 9/11/2020 5:30:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

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ORIGINAL: Alfred


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ORIGINAL: Cheesesteak

Is there something hard-coded into the game that prevents Japan from inflicting the same massacre Allied air would deliver if the tables were turned? I could provide examples or further detail, just wondering aloud.


There is no hard coding which favours one side over the other.

You should go back to first principles and note what factors are fed into the combat algorithms.

Alfred


This is after day 1 of oil wells bombing at Balikpapan.
added Tarakan and Samarinda for reference, they were destroyed long time ago, they were not attacked this turn




My only 2 critiques to his defense measures is that I hardly felt any AA presence and that he didn't use Samarinda as secondary base. His CAP was vast, although I can't say if he had it layered

I am wondering if there is counter against "the hammer" attack of Allied bomber runs; probably the answer is no, that you can at most make it very expensive, a lot more expensive that what I paid for sure, but once the heavies are in range, doom will follow



exponential effort for incremental gain in defenses, most likely. If we are talking about one of the last places putting out oil in the DEI, every effort should be made.

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RE: Jan23.43: Balikpapan visited - 9/11/2020 10:21:01 PM   
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I am wondering if there is counter against "the hammer" attack of Allied bomber runs; probably the answer is no, that you can at most make it very expensive, a lot more expensive that what I paid for sure, but once the heavies are in range, doom will follow


Not for a while.

The George and Frank will level the playing field against your sweeps, and make bombing potentially more costly. But keeping the bombers "in mass" with consistent sweeps by P-38s and P-47s is hard to beat. You're limited by numbers and aircraft fatigue in bombers more than enemy right now. As long as you protect your bomber bases from naval bombardment threat, and that has its own risks for the IJN.

You're in a great position....the biggest risk now is probably trying to do too much too quick. Don't rush to failure! But balance that with maintaining pressure - you can do limited amphibs within range of LBA without CVs, and keep your opponent in an aerial war of attrition...and that will end badly for the Empire.

Nicely done!

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Jan26.43: Yamato in the Makassar strait - 9/12/2020 12:02:47 AM   
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Yes, I think baby steps, at least until I have the carriers to force my way

January 26.43
Makassar oil bombing went OK, oil wells are at 36(265)
then an interesting development... a Japanese TF was spotted 1 hex SW of Pare Pare, then my TBs at Tockambesi-eilanden found Mutsu and Yamato!!

It was too long range for torpedoes, therefore there was little damage to the battleships... certainly I am curious what is he up to, I have set two SCTFs to investigate, one with fast, one with slow battleships, both supported by multiple cruisers

Maybe we will have Jutland fleet action next turn





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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,105

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 28
TBF-1 Avenger x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 6
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
19 x F4F-4 Wildcat sweeping at 1000 feet

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,105

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 18
TBF-1 Avenger x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 2
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

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Jan27.43: Jutland in the Pacific - 9/13/2020 12:26:23 AM   
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January 27.43
Jutland in the Pacific!!!
Ching Lee's battle line found Yamato and friends!

I normally won't use 25-ship TFs. but I thought this occasion required it; because Yamato guns could potentially disable multiple ships quickly, so I needed numbers to spread the pain

Also, the idea was not necessary to sink Yamato, but many months of shipyard repairs also helps the cause




This was a night battle, starting range was 8,000 yards

Hits to Yamato:
- PoW managed to put two 14inch hits that penetrated Yamato's belt, plus a 3rd on superstructure and a 4th that was defeated by belt armor
- South Dakota one 16inch hit on superstructure and another one defeated by belt armor
- North Carolina, almost a tourist, one 16inch hit defeated by belt armor
- everything else were mostly 8 or 5 inch hits on belt armor, however there were a few that hit superstructure, and likely increase fires

Hits to Allies:
- South Dakota hit twice by Mutsu's 40 cms, both penetrated belt armor
- Poor Chester hit twice by Yamato's 46 cms... most likely candidate for sinking
- Not a night for Destroyers, no torpedo hits, I would say the Japanese performed better


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,105, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 2
BB Yamato, Shell hits 30, heavy fires
DD Onami
DD Kuroshio
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze
DD Asashio
DD Kasumi
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Hatakaze
DD Nokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 8, on fire
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 2
CA Indianapolis
CA Chester, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
CA Pensacola
CA Salt Lake City
CA New Orleans, Shell hits 1
CA Astoria
CA San Francisco, Shell hits 2
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1
CA Dorsetshire
DD Buchanan
DD Barton
DD Woodworth
DD Caldwell
DD Frazier, Shell hits 1
DD Gansevoort, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Meade, Shell hits 1
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
DD Morris
DD Dunlap, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Case, Shell hits 1
DD Cushing


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 60% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB Prince of Wales at 8,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Mutsu at 8,000 yards
BB North Carolina engages BB Yamato at 8,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages CA Dorsetshire at 8,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages BB South Dakota at 8,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA San Francisco at 8,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages BB South Dakota at 8,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Salt Lake City at 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages BB South Dakota at 8,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chester at 8,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Hayashio at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Hayashio at 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Dunlap at 8,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD O'Brien at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Meade at 8,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Gansevoort at 8,000 yards
DD Frazier engages DD Kamikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kamikaze at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB Prince of Wales at 7,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Prince of Wales at 7,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Frazier at 7,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Meade at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Vincennes at 7,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Dunlap at 7,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Kamikaze at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA New Orleans at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Salt Lake City at 7,000 yards
DD Gansevoort engages DD Asashio at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chester at 7,000 yards
CA Indianapolis engages DD Hayashio at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD O'Brien at 7,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Nokaze at 7,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Hatakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Meade at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Mutsu at 9,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Gansevoort at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Dorsetshire at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Meade at 9,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Dunlap at 9,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Dunlap at 9,000 yards
DD Gansevoort engages DD Asashio at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chester at 9,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD O'Brien at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cushing at 9,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Onami at 9,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Walke at 9,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Buchanan at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Yamato at 11,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB South Dakota at 11,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Dunlap at 11,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Dunlap at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Vincennes at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA San Francisco at 11,000 yards
CA Astoria engages DD Kamikaze at 11,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Shiratsuyu at 11,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Frazier at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Pensacola at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chester at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Indianapolis at 11,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Case at 11,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Morris at 11,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Gansevoort at 11,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Frazier at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 12,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB South Dakota at 12,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Yanagi at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Cushing at 12,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Gansevoort at 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Asakaze at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA New Orleans at 12,000 yards
DD Frazier engages DD Kasumi at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Pensacola at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chester at 12,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Cushing at 12,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Frazier at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Meade at 12,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Yamato at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB North Carolina at 12,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages DD Hatakaze at 12,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Hatakaze at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA San Francisco at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 12,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Shiratsuyu at 12,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Salt Lake City at 12,000 yards
DD Meade engages DD Asashio at 12,000 yards
DD Frazier engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Case at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Cushing at 12,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Nokaze at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Yamato at 13,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 13,000 yards
BB North Carolina engages BB Yamato at 13,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Dunlap at 13,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Vincennes at 13,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Hatakaze at 13,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 13,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA New Orleans at 13,000 yards
DD Meade engages DD Kasumi at 13,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Gansevoort at 13,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Hayashio at 13,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Hayashio at 13,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Case at 13,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Morris at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD O'Brien at 13,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Gansevoort at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Frazier at 13,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Caldwell at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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RE: Jan27.43: Jutland in the Pacific - 9/13/2020 12:34:04 AM   
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I see you have CA Dorsetshire in the TF, that is good, it has fully functioning torpedoes.
It also looks like you have some either NZ or Australian CLs, again with good torpedoes.

Good luck. I am waiting for the full outcome results.

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Jan27.43: Yamato caught alone - 9/13/2020 12:59:19 AM   
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2nd night battle:
Yamato, damaged and under fire, was detached from the main TF, with only destroyer Nokaze as escort

he was pretty much raped by the Allied battleships... but managed to escape under heavy fires heavy damage




North Carolina hits: 3 16inch hits, all penetrated belt armor

PoW hits: 4 14inch hits, 3 penetrated belt armor, 1 penetrated tower armor

Nokaze hit by a torpedo


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,105, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Nokaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina
BB Prince of Wales
CA Indianapolis
CA Pensacola
CA Salt Lake City
CA New Orleans
CA Astoria
CA San Francisco
CA Vincennes
CA Dorsetshire
DD Buchanan
DD Barton
DD Woodworth
DD Caldwell
DD Frazier, on fire
DD Gansevoort, on fire
DD Meade
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
DD Morris
DD Dunlap, on fire


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 60% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB North Carolina at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB North Carolina at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Walke at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB North Carolina at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB North Carolina at 6,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB North Carolina at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Walke at 2,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Pensacola at 2,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD O'Brien at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Yamato at 2,000 yards
DD Nokaze sunk by DD Woodworth at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Jan27.43: Magnificent "Rs" sank Mutsu - 9/13/2020 1:28:18 AM   
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3rd battle of the night:

Somerville's "slow" division, which had an ever more bizarre TF composition found the main Japanese fleet (Tanaka Raizo in command, he should be considering hara-kiri by now)... for this TF I just added as many cruisers I could (without compromising the fast division, which got most of the heavy cruisers)

so by now it was only Mutsu and DDs. Mutsu received a few low caliber hit on the 1st battle, so it was in good shape for this fight

Biggest surprise, the "Rs"!!! as Eric Clapton would sing : youuu were wonderful toniiiight

Revenge and Resolution scored hit after hit on Mutsu, until it finally sank

more good news: 2 Japanese destroyers sank, 2 more very heavily damaged




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 64,105, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
DD Onami
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayashio
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Asashio, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Kasumi
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hatakaze, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DD Yanagi, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Revenge, Shell hits 1
BB Resolution, Shell hits 6, on fire
CA Frobisher
CL Mauritius, Shell hits 2
CL Birmingham
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 1
DD Stuart
DD Arunta
DD Warramunga
DD Nepal, Shell hits 1
DD Nestor
DD Napier, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Tjerk Hiddes, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Van Galen


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 60% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 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 Mutsu engages BB Revenge at 11,000 yards
DD Yanagi sunk by DD Napier at 11,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Hatakaze at 11,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Hatakaze at 11,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Hatakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Napier at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Nepal at 11,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Warramunga at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Resolution at 5,000 yards
BB Revenge engages DD Kuroshio at 5,000 yards
DD Warramunga engages DD Asakaze at 5,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Asakaze at 5,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CL Birmingham at 5,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CL Mauritius at 5,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Warramunga at 5,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 5,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Nestor at 5,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Onami at 5,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Warramunga at 5,000 yards
DD Arunta engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Kuroshio at 5,000 yards
BB Resolution engages BB Mutsu at 5,000 yards
DD Hatakaze sunk by BB Revenge at 5,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Onami at 5,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 5,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Napier at 5,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Asashio at 5,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 5,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Kuroshio at 5,000 yards
DD Nestor engages DD Onami at 5,000 yards
DD Nepal engages DD Onami at 5,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Stuart at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB Resolution engages DD Hayashio at 4,000 yards
DD Warramunga engages DD Asakaze at 4,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 4,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
DD Nepal engages DD Kasumi at 4,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Warramunga at 4,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Nepal at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stuart at 4,000 yards
DD Nestor engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Warramunga at 4,000 yards
DD Arunta engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stuart at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Resolution at 8,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 8,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Asakaze at 8,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Asakaze at 8,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Shiratsuyu at 8,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Kamikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DD Asakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Onami at 8,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Nepal at 8,000 yards
DD Warramunga engages DD Asakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Arunta at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Revenge at 11,000 yards
BB Revenge engages DD Asakaze at 11,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Kamikaze at 11,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Napier at 11,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CL Birmingham at 11,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Asashio at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Van Galen at 11,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 11,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
DD Nestor engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Warramunga at 11,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Arunta at 11,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Kamikaze at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Revenge at 10,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Kamikaze at 10,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DD Kasumi at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Van Galen at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Nepal at 10,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Warramunga at 10,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Stuart at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Resolution at 9,000 yards
BB Revenge engages BB Mutsu at 9,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Kuroshio at 9,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Kuroshio at 9,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Arunta at 9,000 yards
DD Arunta engages DD Asashio at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Van Galen at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Napier at 9,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Stuart at 9,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Nepal at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stuart at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Mutsu sunk by BB Revenge at 10,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Napier at 10,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Onami at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Asashio at 10,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Nepal at 10,000 yards
DD Nepal engages DD Hayashio at 10,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Stuart at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Resolution engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
BB Revenge engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 12,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Nepal at 12,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Napier at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Warramunga at 12,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Napier at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Nestor at 12,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 9,000 yards
BB Revenge engages DD Kamikaze at 9,000 yards
CA Frobisher engages DD Shiratsuyu at 9,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Nepal at 9,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Asashio at 9,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Van Galen at 9,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DD Kuroshio at 9,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Onami at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Nestor at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Warramunga at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Arunta at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Resolution engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
BB Revenge engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Arunta engages DD Shiratsuyu at 13,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Kasumi at 13,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Onami at 13,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 13,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Nepal at 13,000 yards
DD Warramunga engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Arunta engages DD Kuroshio at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stuart at 13,000 yards
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The R class do good work - if they actually can catch the enemy!

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there was no daytime surface combat

but what followed was the most scary LBA attack I can remember, it came at PM phase, wave after wave of all kinds of IJN airplanes, mostly Betties, Vals and Kates

in summary:
- PoW torpedoed, also hit by several 250kg bombs, radar destroyed but not a lot of damage... it also had one lucky "hit no explosion"
- North Carolina, one lucky "hit not explosion", several 250kg bombs that destroyed a gun but did little damage



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BB North Carolina

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 10 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BB North Carolina

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 13 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
CA New Orleans
BB North Carolina, Bomb hits 1
CA Indianapolis

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 9 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina, Bomb hits 3
BB Prince of Wales, Bomb hits 2
CA Salt Lake City

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
CA Pensacola
BB Prince of Wales

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp




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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 62,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp





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End of battle analysis:

- Once again, can we say "as always?", a lone Japanese SCTF got mobbed and defeated by a group of Allied SCTFs,

- Once again, Japan tried to bombard while significant opposition was very nearby, this time he didn't bombard, which actually helped the empire, the battle results would had been worse (although not by a lot, as this was an imperial disaster) if the Allies found them with depleted ammo

- Really happy with the RN! "Rs" Revenge, Resolution and PoW pulled a lot more of than their weight in this battle, maybe because it was at night? the USN did OK, but nowhere nearly as good as the British.. PoW and Resolution were on fire!

- So far no Allied ships sunk, this might change next turn. Chester is in very bad shape, same goes for PoW and Resolution
The question of the night... how many FPs does Yamato carry? EDIT: I re-read the battle report and there is no other explanation for the loss of those Petes..




If these 4 Petes means that the monster is vanquished, then the empire is down to 4 battleships and one reinforcement

- Kongo (Kongo class)
- Haruna (Kongo class)
- Fuso (Fuso class)
- Hyuga (Ise class)
- Musashi - reinforcement (Yamato class)

Confirmed losses: Hiei, Kirishima, Ise, Nagato, Yamashiro, Mutsu, Yamato


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It comes with 6 I do believe but can carry 7.

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It comes with 6 I do believe but can carry 7.


yes, a few might had rebased... there was really no other place where I bombed petes, Balikpapan attack was targetting 100% oil wells, and there is no report of Petes hit

Godzilla is dead!

would he build Godzuki (Musashi)?


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If there was too much damage from the night actions, the float planes could not take off. Unless they were in the air, they could not rebase.

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It comes with 6 I do believe but can carry 7.


yes, a few might had rebased... there was really no other place where I bombed petes, Balikpapan attack was targetting 100% oil wells, and there is no report of Petes hit

Godzilla is dead!

would he build Godzuki (Musashi)?


Don't forget you sank Mutsu as well. But I figure six FPs is about right for two BBs.
Gotta love the righteous Allied flak in 1943!

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I think that he would have been better off having lots of smaller DD TFs with low aggression orders. Launch Long Lances and RUN!

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It comes with 6 I do believe but can carry 7.


yes, a few might had rebased... there was really no other place where I bombed petes, Balikpapan attack was targetting 100% oil wells, and there is no report of Petes hit

Godzilla is dead!

would he build Godzuki (Musashi)?


Don't forget you sank Mutsu as well. But I figure six FPs is about right for two BBs.
Gotta love the righteous Allied flak in 1943!


The Mutsu's FPs were Jakes, and they are accounted for in the combat losses report

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Another big allied victory , at this point does IJN have a surface force ? Unless your opponent is one of those fight untill the end types i expect a concede soon

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He has 4 battleships + Musashi

7 heavy cruisers and 6 or 7 light ones + 4 on reinforcement . Probably enough DDs to support them although his DD losses had been heavy

If I have guess, he will not quit. I think this game still has value to offer both of us, at least until Q3 43 maybe Q4



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January 28.43
The battleship Prince of Wales was a great ship, it really soldiered the 1st year of the war, mostly as a carrier escort, but also fighting surface actions
It was critical in the sinking of Yamato, but ended up heavily damaged after waves of waves of LBAs

This turn, while it was limping back to port, it was found by submarine I-18 which managed to put 3 torpedoes on it

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Sub attack near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 70,110

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Dunlap
DD Meade

SS I-18 launches 8 torpedoes at BB Prince of Wales
DD Dunlap fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Meade fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Meade fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Meade fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Meade fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Meade fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 70,110

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

BB Prince of Wales is sighted by SS I-18
SS I-18 launches 6 torpedoes at BB Prince of Wales





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Ummm, he is Allied?

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Quiet turns, the main development had been the successful unloading of several LCUs at Watampone, I have now 3 infantry divisions, several tanks, combat engineers and artillery on the "correct" side of Celebes and therefore I will start the process of assaulting Makassar

Then the other big news: he finally discovered I had been moving troops on Burma; following advice from this forum, I decided a deep incursion to Ramree island. As you can see from this map, it is going to be captured, and in time built to the maximum allowed

also notice I have tanks moving to Prome.. this is the 7th armored brigade, due to withdraw in 56 days
I might be able to capture it; and not a big deal if they fail or get destroyed, as this means less tanks for Monty!




assault will start as soon as 3rd Marines division reaches Makassar
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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11156 troops, 279 guns, 235 vehicles, Assault Value = 762

Defending force 26213 troops, 321 guns, 173 vehicles, Assault Value = 633

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

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

Assaulting units:
37th Infantry Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
131st Cmbt Engineer Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
763rd Tank Battalion
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
Aus II Corps
I US Corps
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
54th Division
63rd Naval Guard Unit
36th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
Sasebo 5th SNLF
56th Infantry Rgt /1
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
41st Field AA Battalion
17th Army
16th AA Regiment
41st JNAF AF Unit

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a surprise Japanese invasion!
I still don't know what he plans to achieve other than more wasted LCUs, but it seems he will do a full scale invasion at the Celebes. He just launched an air assault at Madjene (port 1, airbase 0)

Madjene is 12 hexes from Manado, 6 hexes from Kendari and 2 hexes from Watampone, all 3 important allied airfields.. unless he builds at Madjene and I let him build, his troops will be under heavy air bombing

The plan is to bomb the small port, but to otherwise let him unload
meanwhile 22 Marine regiment and a few other small LCUs will move to Pare Pare
the main effort to capture Makassar (3+ infantry divisions + lots of artillery and tanks) will remain focused on Makassar until the base falls





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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 23706 troops, 532 guns, 379 vehicles, Assault Value = 960

Defending force 26146 troops, 321 guns, 173 vehicles, Assault Value = 630

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

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
17th Australian Brigade
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
37th Infantry Division
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
131st Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
131st Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
Aus II Corps
I US Corps
2/11th Fld RAA Regiment

Defending units:
36th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 5th SNLF
54th Division
56th Recon Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
56th Infantry Rgt /1
16th AA Regiment
17th Army
3rd Mortar Battalion
41st Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
41st JNAF AF Unit


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Ground combat at Madjene (65,103)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 464 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Madjene !!!

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Rgt /1


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February 8.43
an interesting picture...
Japan unloading at Madjene, while 2 hexes away the Allies unload at Watampone and Palopo

both the navies are tired and not looking for a clash, they will let the armies resolve the problem

that said, notice the TFs at Bima and Ruteng... I will send some cruisers to investigate




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And this is Makassar, on Feb 9

should be taken soon, then all this massive # of troops will march to Madjene and piece meal destroy the invaders

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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45286 troops, 862 guns, 874 vehicles, Assault Value = 1457

Defending force 25834 troops, 321 guns, 173 vehicles, Assault Value = 601

Allied adjusted assault: 816

Japanese adjusted defense: 290

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3482 casualties reported
Squads: 110 destroyed, 130 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 71 (11 destroyed, 60 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1404 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 260 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 45 disabled
Guns lost 36 (4 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (3 destroyed, 40 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine Division
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
131st Cmbt Engineer Regiment
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
17th Australian Brigade
763rd Tank Battalion
37th Infantry Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
131st Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
Aus II Corps
2/11th Fld RAA Regiment

Defending units:
36th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
54th Division
Sasebo 5th SNLF
63rd Naval Guard Unit
56th Infantry Rgt /1
16th AA Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
17th Army
41st Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit

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In the end it was kind of a cakewalk, Makassar fell on the second attempt, even with the enemy naval bombarding (one BB, one CL)

A few more turns to mop up, and then ~35 thousand Japanese souls will be floating on their way to Yasukuni

Obviously the next step will be to repeat on Madjene, which is a level 0 air level 1 port; I won't impede his unloading as those troops that land will be doomed

Enemy spotted so far: 65th Brigade and 11th Division; I have more than 3 divisions + lots of tanks and artillery, should be even easier than Makassar

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Night Naval bombardment of Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
CL Yura
DD Sawakaze
DD Minekaze
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Yamagumo
DD Hayashio
DD Onami
DD Makigumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Teruzuki

Allied ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

BB Hyuga firing at 25th Infantry Division
CL Yura firing at 25th Infantry Division
DD Sawakaze firing at 25th Infantry Division
DD Minekaze firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Shiratsuyu firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Yamagumo firing at 25th Infantry Division
DD Hayashio firing at 25th Infantry Division
DD Onami firing at 25th Infantry Division
DD Makigumo firing at 3rd Marine Division
DD Kazegumo firing at 3rd Marine Division
DD Teruzuki firing at 3rd Marine Division

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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42752 troops, 869 guns, 877 vehicles, Assault Value = 1125

Defending force 22746 troops, 302 guns, 171 vehicles, Assault Value = 398

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 657

Japanese adjusted defense: 81

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Makassar !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
3217 casualties reported
Squads: 132 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 101 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 198 (179 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 165 (154 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1211 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 143 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 39 (3 destroyed, 36 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (3 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Assaulting units:
25th Infantry Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
37th Infantry Division
641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd Marine Division
131st Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
763rd Tank Battalion
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
17th Australian Brigade
193rd Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
131st Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
Aus II Corps
148th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
205th Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2/11th Fld RAA Regiment

Defending units:
Sasebo 5th SNLF
56th Recon Regiment
54th Division
63rd Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
41st Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
36th Infantry Regiment
16th AA Regiment
17th Army
41st JNAF AF Unit

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RE: Feb8.43: Makassar captured - 9/27/2020 5:28:38 PM   
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day3 and 4:
they are getting ready for a banzai dance:

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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 42193 troops, 866 guns, 943 vehicles, Assault Value = 953

Defending force 15869 troops, 130 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Allied adjusted assault: 699

Japanese adjusted defense: 6

Allied assault odds: 116 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
9968 casualties reported
Squads: 146 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 634 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 137 (137 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 77 (74 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units destroyed 11

Allied ground losses:
455 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Assaulting units:
131st Cmbt Engineer Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
17th Australian Brigade
37th Infantry Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
I US Corps
Aus II Corps
148th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
131st Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
2/11th Fld RAA Regiment

Defending units:
54th Division
63rd Naval Guard Unit
17th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
41st Field AA Battalion
16th AA Regiment
Sasebo 5th SNLF
3rd Mortar Battalion
56th Recon Regiment
36th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
41st JNAF AF Unit


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Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Makassar




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Ground combat at Makassar (65,106)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 42246 troops, 870 guns, 966 vehicles, Assault Value = 916

Defending force 7178 troops, 14 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Allied adjusted assault: 508

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 508 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
6902 casualties reported
Squads: 159 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 429 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
17th Australian Brigade
37th Infantry Division
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
25th Infantry Division
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
97th Field Artillery Battalion
131st Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
Aus II Corps
I US Corps
131st Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2/11th Fld RAA Regiment

Defending units:
54th Division
36th Infantry Regiment


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Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Makassar

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Feb24.43: Burma update - 10/10/2020 9:00:14 PM   
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Long time!
very busy at work, barely any time left to send turns,

Just a quick update on Burma, I followed the forum advice and "walk" an invasion force to Ramree island
they I notice he was withdrawing from Prome, and therefore decided to go for it

this is how it ended; I have all air transports moving supply to Prome, next step is to unload ship supply and air transport some base force to repair the Hurricanes defending Prome




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a northern storm will hit the Kurils




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The fleets were spotted, and a DMS hit; but otherwise all is good

The plan was to approach on February and hit the beaches on March, or in other words approach under cold penalties and assault afterwards. This turn I will bombard, then the next one unload at Paramushiro and Onnekotan; the first 2 objectives




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Morning Air attack on TF, near Paramushiro-jima at 140,48

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 78

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 13 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD LaVallette

CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-37 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-60 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Petropavlovsk at 140,47

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DMS Boggs, Shell hits 1, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..



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