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Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/16/2020 10:37:17 AM   
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T1, Manila
Karl has made some major landings in the PI mostly at Lingayen but also at a couple of places on the north coast. I've got my partisans busy blowing bridges. I've had to censor several places on the map because of OPSEC considerations. I'll post another image of this place without the censored parts after the intel is stale. I'm thinking about flying some anti-ship planes up here to take a shot at the Jap ships just offshore of Lingayen. I don't know what's available so I'll need to take a look around to see what's where. As I recall there's a squadron of P-40's a squadron of B-17's and a PBY group in the PI and I need to position them and set their range(s) for max performance of each aircraft unit. I'm thinking Manila for all of the above.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/17/2020 12:53:33 PM   
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The Emperor's finest have indeed begun the Liberation of the Philippines!

I decided to spread my attacks on a number of different locations in order to ensure that any landings are not 'boxed in' by the US led forces and so far so good...

Elsewhere the attack on the US battleships in Pearl Harbour has been a stunning success! They just didn't know what hit them in our dawn attack. Our pilots report at least six BBs have gone to the bottom in one fell swoop but some are bound to be salvaged as time goes by.

Operations have also started in Malaya but it will take a while to get everything ashore and on its way.

China is quite - Macao has been seized but Hong Kong holds out for now.


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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/19/2020 11:58:13 AM   
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Here's an update on what's happening near Manila. The Japs are marching south and there's not much left to stop them. The Phillippine divisions have a proficiency of 1% so I can't attack with them and they aren't good for much at all. Karl is using this ships to help the ground attacks and I imagine they are coming in handy.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/20/2020 11:33:12 AM   
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T4, Nuclear Attack by the Japs
Here's something out of the ordinary that happened during Karl's turn. I saw it happen during the playback. I'm wondering if it's going to happen again or if it's a bug or what caused it etc.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/20/2020 2:52:56 PM   
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T4, Situation in Malaya
Karl has made landings at Kuantan and Mersing which has greatly accellerated the occupation of the peninsula. My troops are trapped in the north and will eventually be destroyed. It's too early to tell when Singapore will fall but it can't be far off. There's been no Jap bombardment of Singapore from the air so far but I expect it sometime soon. I still have my CD guns at the far south port so there's been no Jap ships sniffing around. I've got two squadrons of Hurricanes defending the Singapore skies and there's a bomber unit that's going through reorg at the south airfield. I may have to evacuate the aircraft if the Japs start to gang up on me in this AO.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/20/2020 3:38:27 PM   
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T4, Japs Assault Johnson Island
Karl has set his sights on Johnson Island and I've no BB's to contest his action. I've got three CV's but they are scattered over the map: One is near Seattle and the other two are near New Zealand so all three are out of place. It will take me one turn to put the CV's back together and the turn after that will probably be too late to influence the battle. From Johnson Island Karl will have the capability to base some Emilys there and harrass my ships at Pearl. I've already flown a lot of the fighter units at Pearl out to the little islands between Pearl and OZ. I'll have to recall a lot of them to protect my ships at Pearl. Either that or move the ships to the west coast. But the west coast is too far away from the action to be useful. Maybe Tahiti or New Zealand would be better. I'll think about it some more.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/20/2020 4:15:39 PM   
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T4, Strike on Karl's CV(s)
I did a strike on Karl's CV's and sank one of them. And a BB to boot. I suspect he will rally his remaining CV's and strike my TF(s).



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/20/2020 6:41:24 PM   
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What were those CVs and BB doing all alone?

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/20/2020 6:43:11 PM   
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Karl is in the process of assaulting Johnson Island. They are in support of that.

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/23/2020 10:35:08 AM   
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T1, Three BB's expected next turn
According to the expected reinforcements T6 is going to spawn three BB's at Pearl Harbor. And the Guam Marine Defense Bn is going to be reborn at SFO. Also at Pearl it looks like there's going to be some DD's born, probably to escort the BB's. Also some welcome bomb groups. All that stuff will be put to good use real soon now.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/25/2020 12:52:46 PM   
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T7, Manila
Karl succeeded in capturing Manila so now most of my units on the island are out of supply and he will eventually destroy them all. My job now is to make the takedown of the island last as long as possible.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/25/2020 5:16:03 PM   
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Well for me the game is having good and bad points.

In China I am basically adapting defensive position but as the Chinese are taking advantage of my campaigns elsewhere they are gathering to attack so I have to take some counter measures to block them.

In Malaya we are reinforcing our boys outside Singapore for the final storming of the Fortress. In the meantime we are attacking the port facilities and inflicting damage on his BBs located there.

To the North we are on the road to Rangoon but the supply situation is difficult though not impossible. Progress slow but steady...

Wake is now secure but our air patrols have spotted heavy ships incl we believe CVs to the south east. Whether they are scouting or mean to attack time will tell....

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 7/25/2020 5:16:35 PM   
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Well for me the game is having good and bad points.

In China I am basically adapting defensive position but as the Chinese are taking advantage of my campaigns elsewhere they are gathering to attack so I have to take some counter measures to block them.

In Malaya we are reinforcing our boys outside Singapore for the final storming of the Fortress. In the meantime we are attacking the port facilities and inflicting damage on his BBs located there.

To the North we are on the road to Rangoon but the supply situation is difficult though not impossible. Progress slow but steady...

Wake is now secure but our air patrols have spotted heavy ships incl we believe CVs to the south east. Whether they are scouting or mean to attack time will tell....

Karl

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/10/2020 6:02:50 AM   
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Is this AAR still going? I don't think there has been a single PaW AAR that went the distance (or even close).

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/10/2020 6:05:24 AM   
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The game is still going on and we're on T17 so far. I sent some moves to Karl day before yesterday and haven't heard back. But ordinarily I don't usually hear back from him for a couple of days at a time. We're obviously in no hurry. I'll post something to indicate where the game is now next time I get some moves from Karl.

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/11/2020 1:04:12 AM   
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Ah thanks, pleased to hear it is still going. As I wrote, I haven't been able to find a PaW AAR didn't end suddenly and early. It seems like an interesting scenario with many moving pieces.

Am I right in thinking that there is no PO for this scenario?

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/11/2020 2:49:24 AM   
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Ah thanks, pleased to hear it is still going. As I wrote, I haven't been able to find a PaW AAR didn't end suddenly and early. It seems like an interesting scenario with many moving pieces.

Am I right in thinking that there is no PO for this scenario?

I got an email from Karl. He has to go to the hospital for some kind of test or procedure or something and he says it'll be about Wed. of this week before he has a chance to do his moves for our game. So yeah, it's still on, just some real life issues involved.

Thomas Harvey has produced a version of this scenario with an Axis PO but he says it hasn't been playtested yet and it may have some anomolies of some kind. He wanted me to playtest it and I've got a lot on my plate already. So I'm asking YOU to playtest it. I've zipped it up and attached it here below. Please do an AAR kind of report to tell us what you're experiencing. Good hunting.

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/12/2020 1:50:06 AM   
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I got an email from Karl. He has to go to the hospital for some kind of test or procedure or something and he says it'll be about Wed. of this week before he has a chance to do his moves for our game. So yeah, it's still on, just some real life issues involved.

Thomas Harvey has produced a version of this scenario with an Axis PO but he says it hasn't been playtested yet and it may have some anomolies of some kind. He wanted me to playtest it and I've got a lot on my plate already. So I'm asking YOU to playtest it. I've zipped it up and attached it here below. Please do an AAR kind of report to tell us what you're experiencing. Good hunting.

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Ha! I would love to! However, I am on Turn 135 in a PBEM game of War in the East; turn 47of 750 in a PzC PBEM game of Normandy '44 and on turn 35 of 380 in a PzC PBEM game of Campaign Waterloo. Each evening that's about 2.5 hours of gameplay, which leaves me precious little time for anything else. But I am keen to spend more time on TOAW, so I will put it on the top of my 'to do next' list.

I really enjoy reading your AARs (I think I have read them all).

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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/12/2020 1:51:54 AM   
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I fully understand having a lot on your plate, believe me. And thank you for your kind words.

friends,
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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/14/2020 9:54:32 AM   
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T15, Hong Kong
The Chinese army seems to have surrounded the Canton / Hong Kong area for all the good that might do. I have no hope of reducing the pocket with the troops that I have available. All I can do right now is just contain them. Maybe bombard them with my arty. I'm thinking of bringing some British bombers within range to do some Japanese unit plinking. Especially their HQ's and their arty. There isn't much in the way of Allied aircraft on this end of the Logistical train and so far I've been concentrating on defending Rangoon with it. Singapore seems to be holding out but only just. It seems like it's time for the Allies to try to expand further into the south Pacific. I need to do an inventory of my ships and aircraft to see what's possible.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/14/2020 10:14:46 AM   
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Rangoon
There seems to be a sort of stalemate on the border near Rangoon. I'm thinking about maybe outflanking the Japanese somehow. Maybe a sea-borne invasion on the west coast of Malaya. I'm contemplating bringing my naval assets to this area more as a threat than anything else.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/18/2020 9:53:10 PM   
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T17, Bataan
After much trouble Bataan finally falls. Corregidor still stands but it's only got some CD guns and a few out-of-supply troops for a defense. They won't last long. I expect Karl will move a lot of his LCU's from the PI to better spots.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/19/2020 2:55:40 PM   
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T18, Legaspi
I'm still in possession of Legaspi but Karl will capture it before too long. Corregidor is still able to be a pain in the neck for Karl if he plans on using Manila as a source of a lot of sea traffic. On the other hand he may just leave it as is and not bother with it at all ever. It's getting a supply level of '7' so it's not exactly out of supply. Same for Legaspi. And I still own Singapore but probably not for long.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/19/2020 3:16:44 PM   
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T18, Rangoon
Here's what's going on around Rangoon right now. The Japs have leapt over the river but so far I have blocked them. I'm going to have to send more troops yet to really contain it for sure. I'm not sure what Karl's plans are for this area but there's not been a lot of action from this AO for quite a while now.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/19/2020 3:29:20 PM   
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T18,Singapore
Karl is using some of his ships to help take Singapore down. I moved a lot of the aircraft near Singapore to Sumatra airfields for safety, so Karl won't be tempted to bombard them with his ships. All of my aircraft are green except for one PBY. Last turn I got the CV Illustrious at Colombo, Ceylon ( without any aircraft ) so I flew some aircraft to the carrier and then tried to move it directly west toward the edge of the map and an airstrike by Karl's Betty's based in Malaya sank my brand new carrier. Doh. Yeah, I know that the mini-map doesn't show the Singapore area but I'm too lazy to fix it.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/19/2020 7:37:03 PM   
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Overview
This is what the theater looks like right now. The Chinese are holding back the Japanese troops from taking over the interior of China. I'm wondering where Karl will go when he starts invading some other place. Maybe Java, or Mandano.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/26/2020 4:48:30 PM   
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T24, Singapore
Singapore finally fell. Now there's only a single defender left to destroy there. I have no idea where Karl will invade next. Maybe Sumatra or Java.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/26/2020 4:54:32 PM   
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T24, Rangoon
Here's what is happening in the Rangoon area right now. The Japs are making progress in their attacks to leap the river but I've railed in a lot of defenders so I'm thinking I can hold them off for a while longer.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/30/2020 3:57:00 AM   
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T27, Rangoon
Karl is getting his troops across the river despite my best effort to prevent him. I feel like Rangoon is in jepardy. He has been pounding my aircraft with airfield strikes but so far his losses are higher than mine. No naval units are involved yet but that could change in some future turn. I dare not risk using my ships in that AO because of the anti-ship aircraft Karl has deployed near there. I'm going to sacrifice Rangoon if I have to rather than spend a lot of equipment defending it.



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RE: Pacific At War Karl Japs Larry Allies - 8/30/2020 4:05:07 AM   
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T27, Singapore
I'm holding on to one of the Singapore hexes but just barely. I expect my defender to fold any turn now. He's bombarding with his ship and there's two stacks of 9 units attacking me from two separate hexes and you can see what shape my defender is in by looking at the unit display. I've got AS and CS missions within range but they aren't helping a great deal just now.



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