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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/9/2020 7:45:15 AM   
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October 16th

Dean launched another Attack on Adak which was again repulse, but he did succeed at reducing the forts to 2.

Ground combat at Adak Island (162,52)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 29612 troops, 555 guns, 411 vehicles, Assault Value = 854

Defending force 21266 troops, 354 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 396

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 261 (I wonder if dean isnt attacking with all his troops on Adak, or if his adjusted Av can really be this low?)

Japanese adjusted defense: 1723

Allied assault odds: 1 to 6 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1407 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 90 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1104 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 25 (3 destroyed, 22 disabled)

I crossed a river south of Chungking, and was barely able to push the Chinese troops defending the river. half the units retreated, and the other half will be cleaned up in a few days once the disruption goes down.

Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 57890 troops, 443 guns, 274 vehicles, Assault Value = 1937

Defending force 22995 troops, 149 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 330

Japanese adjusted assault: 1273

Allied adjusted defense: 571

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3700 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 332 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 15 (3 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 51 (16 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6482 casualties reported
Squads: 110 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 227 destroyed, 75 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 50 (13 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Units retreated 7

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
104th Division
17th Tank Regiment
35th Division
9th Armored Car Co
5th Armored Car Co
3rd RGC Route Brigade
23rd Tank Regiment
37th Division
116th Division
24th RGC Temp. Division
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
23rd Army

Defending units:
32nd Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Group Army
60th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Base Force

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/10/2020 10:51:21 AM   
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Here's the current situation in China at the beginning of October 21st. When I got to look at dean's side of the conflict around a month ago now the supply situation in China was not looking good for him, and I expect it has only gotten worse after the loss of additional industry since then.




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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/10/2020 10:58:38 AM   
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October 20th report

His BBs appear to be heading south, although they may be moving south and then west. He looks like he has a bunch of AOs sitting in Kodiak. I've ended up deciding to move the 9th Division right to Adak and then pick up the 2nd Sasebo assault Division to be moved back to Amchitka to recover and act as a rear guard. The brigade sized unit only had 44 AV left from its original 193, with most of its squads being disablements. The 9th Division should ensure that Adak is safe at least until the Allies reinforce the island again.

ASW attack near Kodiak at 182,43

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
DM Gamble
BB Maryland
DD Kipling
DD Delphy

heavy bomber raids are continuing in the Solomon Island area. Gonna reinforce with another sentai of Nicks from India that are no longer needed there.


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Morning Air attack on Woodlark Island , at 104,133

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3b Zero x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 25

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 28
B-24D Liberator x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3b Zero: 4 damaged
A6M3b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 10 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 10

A few smaller straggler raids showed up afterwards which I wont bother listing.
My raids on Karachi were not very effective today and lost around 7 bombers to flak so I'm gonna stand down for a few days. The Hellens seem significantly more durable to AA fire despite having the same durability. Gonna try and upgrade most of my wings over here to the Ki-49II.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/10/2020 11:07:27 AM   
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If you surround the troops around Chungking but not remove them, they will attempt to draw supplies from Chungking. Bombing them as well as bombarding any will also consume needed supplies from Chungking but they won't have the benefits from being in Chungking. Even fighters could bomb those units as well with little risk. Troops over the stacking limits in those hexes will only make it worse.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/12/2020 2:14:24 PM   
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October 22nd

Not a ton to report over the past 2 days, The VP ratio has slowly ticked down over the past month and a half to 3.85, so I doubt I'll get auto victory unless dean does something stupid, which might not be unlikely.

Air strikes on Karachi have been paused for a few days to allow planes to repair and pilots to rest. I'm going to continue bombing the air field tomorrow. Naval Bombardments are going in every 4 days or so, and usually deal around 1k casualties and mess up the air field sufficiently to stop fort construction for a few days. Along with air bombing his fort construction should be at a stand still. I'm ready to launch another ground assault the next time my BBs stop by to bombard. Once the Indian Theatre is over with (assuming I can Crack Karachi) things should Quite down a lot over in India. Hopefully I can end the siege within 6 months.

Most of my carriers are over in India based out of Goa, making sure Dean cannot reinforce Karachi or Bombay, and protecting my BB bombardments. The 2 Shokaku Class CVs and a CVL are based out of Paramushiro waiting to see if Dean shows up again with his CVEs and BBs at Adak. I'll try and create a map showing the disposition of my naval forces when I get the time.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/13/2020 8:18:47 AM   
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Attack on Karachi went in today and It wasn't pretty, but my troops did succeed in lowering the forts to level 3. bad weather canceled the air strikes I had planned, and for some reason the BB bombardment was delayed....... the 20th Div was nuked and will retire to Hyderabad to recover, the rest are intact enough to just switch to reserve for around a week or so. My forts are at level 1 rn at Karachi, but will hopefully be at level 2 by the time I attack again.

Ground combat at Karachi (40,8)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 207883 troops, 2179 guns, 2148 vehicles, Assault Value = 6585

Defending force 169231 troops, 2321 guns, 1732 vehicles, Assault Value = 3674

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 3926

Allied adjusted defense: 11013

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
31046 casualties reported
Squads: 291 destroyed, 1378 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 418 disabled
Engineers: 83 destroyed, 323 disabled
Guns lost 208 (14 destroyed, 194 disabled)
Vehicles lost 347 (51 destroyed, 296 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6936 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 337 disabled
Non Combat: 40 destroyed, 291 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 111 disabled
Guns lost 160 (8 destroyed, 152 disabled)
Vehicles lost 111 (9 destroyed, 102 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/13/2020 8:36:44 AM   
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It appears that dean has flown in some long range planes from somewhere into Karachi, as the late bombardment destroyed some PBYs on the ground, and my late air strike also found some B-24Ds on the ground.

Night Naval bombardment of Karachi at 40,8

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CL Oi
DD Hibiki
DD Murasame
DD Arashio
DD Asashio
DMS W-12
DMS W-11

Allied Ships
AMc Karachi, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
884 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (7 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Manpower hits 2
Resources hits 1
Fires 3088
Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 88
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Karachi , at 40,8

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 27
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9

Also near India the Junyo, Hiyo and Ryhou who were protecting the relocation of some troops on Socotra Island found some allied DDs along the African Coast and promptly sunk them.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dante at 9,7

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
A6M5 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 11
D3A1 Val x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Le Hardi, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Le Casque, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/17/2020 7:47:01 AM   
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November 2nd

(Me and dean have both been busy with school recently, and will be for the next month so our pace of play is probably gonna slow down for a while. I'll try to keep you guys posted on the progress.)

Dean has been bombing the airfield of Port Moresby with around 80 Heavy bombers for the past few days. Ive been contesting with a Sentai of Ki-45s based at Milne bay, but they have not been very effective. I have another sentai of Nicks in transit to the Rabaul area, and I'm considering shifting another sentai of Tojos as well. Im gonna start building up a rear area airfield probably at Buna and maybe Lae.

A small allied convoy was spotted off the African coast at Dante. I suspect that he is gonna build up the base and use it to base recon planes. A Cruiser squadron is gonna check it out and some H8ks are set to recon the base.

Yesterday a pilot escaped capture and returned after being MIA. idk if he was an exceptional pilot or just average.

orning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 19 (around another 36 heavy bombers showed up piece meal after the main attack)
B-17F Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 27





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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/17/2020 11:59:00 AM   
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quote:

Me and dean have both been busy with school recently . . .




Are you taking English, perchance?

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/17/2020 12:59:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

quote:

Me and dean have both been busy with school recently . . .




Are you taking English, perchance?

I'm a history student so close enough. I have 3 end of semester research papers that I have around 30 days to finish. Ironically I'm taking WW2 Hist this semester, and I chose to focus my research paper on the Solomon islands campaign. Just sucks that the class is online and completely asynchronous.

Me and dean do not go to the same schools, we met when playing Hoi4 a couple years back.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/17/2020 3:35:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: soulsilver

quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

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Me and dean have both been busy with school recently . . .




Are you taking English, perchance?

I'm a history student so close enough. I have 3 end of semester research papers that I have around 30 days to finish. Ironically I'm taking WW2 Hist this semester, and I chose to focus my research paper on the Solomon islands campaign. Just sucks that the class is online and completely asynchronous.

Me and dean do not go to the same schools, we met when playing Hoi4 a couple years back.


I think RJ was hinting that the use of "me" is inappropriate. Me is an object to the verb - e.g. "Something happened to me". "I" is an active subject to describe yourself, so "Dean and I..." would be the way to start the sentence.

It matters to us old geezers who can't reinterpret internet English so well. I have stopped reading Deaniks AAR because the spelling and misused words make it really hard to read and understand. It is the writer's job to make the writing a pleasure to read, not the reader's job to figure it out. Your AAR is mostly well written, so occasional misuse of words is not a big issue.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/17/2020 5:27:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: soulsilver

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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

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Me and dean have both been busy with school recently . . .




Are you taking English, perchance?

I'm a history student so close enough. I have 3 end of semester research papers that I have around 30 days to finish. Ironically I'm taking WW2 Hist this semester, and I chose to focus my research paper on the Solomon islands campaign. Just sucks that the class is online and completely asynchronous.

Me and dean do not go to the same schools, we met when playing Hoi4 a couple years back.


I think RJ was hinting that the use of "me" is inappropriate. Me is an object to the verb - e.g. "Something happened to me". "I" is an active subject to describe yourself, so "Dean and I..." would be the way to start the sentence.

It matters to us old geezers who can't reinterpret internet English so well. I have stopped reading Deaniks AAR because the spelling and misused words make it really hard to read and understand. It is the writer's job to make the writing a pleasure to read, not the reader's job to figure it out. Your AAR is mostly well written, so occasional misuse of words is not a big issue.


Punctuation is also important.

"Let's eat Grandma!" is very different from "Let's eat, Grandma!" I am sure that Grandma would appreciate that.

Of course, the proper response to "Let's eat Grandma!" is "Let's finish your Aunt Matilda first!"

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/18/2020 4:51:10 AM   
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Hmmm, I've been writing this AAR using more colloquialisms than I would when writing academically, and I guess it shows. I can't say I've paid enough attention to the actual rules of English grammar in the past, and mainly just write based off the intuition of "does this sounds right?" I probably understand the actual rules of french (what I was forced to learn in school since I'm from Canada) better than English if I'm going to be honest with myself.


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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/18/2020 5:00:38 AM   
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November 4th Disaster Near Socotra and Allied Carriers spotted in the Arabian Sea.

The cruiser force sent to attack the 6 ships spotted at Socotra found 2 cargo ships unloading in harbour, which they promptly sunk.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Dante at 9,7, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Suzuya
CL Abukuma
DD Makigumo
DD Naganami
DD Kuroshio
TB Hayabusa
TB Hato

Allied Ships
xAK Cairo City, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Honolulan, Shell hits 16, and is sunk


The real trouble is that a Allied carrier force was just off Socotra, and was either unspotted by Search planes, which is possible given the bad weather as of late or just showed up. Given my luck as of late I suspect the later option.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dante at 9,7

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 18
F4F-4 Wildcat x 37
SBD-3 Dauntless x 53
TBF-1 Avenger x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
TB Hayabusa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CA Suzuya, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Abukuma, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Makigumo
TB Hato
DD Kuroshio

A second attack sunk the 2 remaining cruisers and one of the DDs leaving 2 DDs and a TB to attempt to flee tomorrow.

The KB based at Goa will immediately Sortie but its gonna take a few days to get there. If dean chooses to leave, he will be long gone. If I'm lucky he might be greedy and try to finish off the two DDs and allow me to catch him. Air search shows 2 CV 1 CVL and 1 CVE, along with escorts.

It looks like he's preparing to take back Socotra, the Island off the Arabian Coast that I took a couple months back, which is fine. I've already withdrawn everything from the Island to Masirah along the Omani Coast.

I really need to learn my lesson now to stop sending Cruiser TFs on death rides. I'm gonna try and be a lot more careful to not do this is the future, since I'm pulling a dean right now.


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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/18/2020 7:53:57 AM   
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November 5th

The two DDs and 1 TB escape to the North East and bump into some cargo ships and escorts.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Abd al Kuri at 12,6, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Makigumo
DD Kuroshio
TB Hato

Allied Ships
DD Peary
DD Rathburne, Shell hits 1
xAK City of Hankow
xAK Mendoza
xAK Steel Maker, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk (one volley hit with 2 of its torps, If only my torps were always this accurate.)


And the carriers are spotted still in their same position during the night phase. I saw this right after clicking off the combat report, and I'm unsure if this is where his TF was before moving.



The good news today was the routing of 2 Chinese corps holding the road south to Kweiyang from Chungking. Now the real siege begins as Chungking and the troops south of it are completely cut off.


Ground combat at 75,48 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2220 troops, 0 guns, 425 vehicles, Assault Value = 1493

Defending force 12681 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 237

Japanese adjusted assault: 142

Allied adjusted defense: 23

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
3409 casualties reported
Squads: 171 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 144 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Division
9th Tank Regiment
34th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
3rd Division
13th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
84th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps




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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/19/2020 2:06:22 PM   
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Another attack on Karachi today, this time the Naval and air bombardment was coordinated with the attack. Fatigue was in the low teens for most units, my forts in the hex were at level 2. despite the increased fire support, casualties were still high. I'm gonna need more troops , and more Arty, as even without forts, I'm not sure that I can ever muster enough AV to take the city. At the very least my Units are gaining a ton of experience during the siege. The two Tank Divisions have around 70 exp now up from their initial 55 at the start.

Night Naval bombardment of Karachi at 40,8

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Kumano
CL Oi
CL Sendai

Allied ground losses:
1232 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 19 (5 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (14 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 49
Port hits 4

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Ground combat at Karachi (40,8)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 194400 troops, 2074 guns, 2129 vehicles, Assault Value = 6236

Defending force 179069 troops, 2417 guns, 1842 vehicles, Assault Value = 4079

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 3386

Allied adjusted defense: 11441

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
29741 casualties reported
Squads: 319 destroyed, 1626 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 377 disabled
Engineers: 147 destroyed, 207 disabled
Guns lost 195 (7 destroyed, 188 disabled)
Vehicles lost 234 (44 destroyed, 190 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
8089 casualties reported
Squads: 56 destroyed, 362 disabled
Non Combat: 71 destroyed, 428 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 126 disabled
Guns lost 138 (9 destroyed, 129 disabled)
Vehicles lost 105 (16 destroyed, 89 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 (probably some base force)


In other news it appears that Dean is attempting to resupply his troops on Adak using C-47 skytrains and B-17Es and without sweeping my fighters beforehand. He loses 8 B-17s and 4 C-47s for his trouble.

In the Solomons some damned PBYs attack cargo ships re-deploying troops to Milne Bay.


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
Catalina I x 3
PBY-5 Catalina x 5
PBY-5A Catalina x 2

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
xAK Sinno Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Nittai Maru
CA Maya
xAK Zyuyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/20/2020 2:39:07 AM   
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November 8th

2 BBs were spotted heading west off Sydney, this is the second big convoy of surface ships ive spotted heading west from sydney. The last convoy was also spotted near Perth heading west towards Cape town. It also possible that he is husbanding forces to attack the SRA but, there has been no Naval or sub activity there for 6 months. Given his carriers known location at Cape town it seems likely that dean wants to break the siege of Karachi. The first step would probably be taking back those islands in the Arabian Sea, or possibly a Yolo resupply effort into Bombay or Karachi itself. I'm concerned about my flank at Bombay which I have only lightly guarded by 2 Regiments. He only has around 30k troops at Bombay and forts have been kept in check by constant air bombardment so I doubt the forts are above 6. I feel kind of tempted to move a bunch of troops down here to quickly take Bombay, but I get the feeling it would still take around a month to take. Furthermore any attempt to reinforce and push out of Bombay would have to deal with the Kido Butai anchored at Goa so I don't think it is too big of a concern. talking about the Kido Butai, carrier divisions 1,2,4,5 are all together idled near the cape town exit northwest of India. I get the feeling that Dean will be back soon so I'm hoping to stage and ambush here. Carrier Division 3 is currently at Paramushiro to prevent further resupply attempts of Adak.

Up in the Aleutians Ive started Bombarding even though I know I'm going to take much higher losses to increase the Isolated troops supply consumption. Once the weather clears G4Ms will begin bombing them as well.

ASW attack near Newcastle at 94,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-31, hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Warspite
BB Nevada
CL Caradoc
CL Trenton
CL Danae
DD Mustin
DD Hughes
DD Monaghan
DD Walke
DD Russell

In china an attack on troops south of the city shows that the defenders are low on supply. This probably means that the troops in Chungking also don't have much supply.

Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30567 troops, 230 guns, 454 vehicles, Assault Value = 1089

Defending force 14884 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 469

Japanese adjusted assault: 163

Allied adjusted defense: 940

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 26 (4 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1082 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
34th Division
11th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
30th Group Army

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/21/2020 5:36:40 AM   
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So recently I've realized that I have not been shipping enough resources to the home Islands. For what ever reason not enough resources are being moved to Fusan to meet the level 8 ports full capacity so I'm gonna have to start seriously shipping from Shanghai and Port Arthur. In RA the Japanese heavy industry is expanded by around 10% so resource consumption is higher and since we are using a version of the mod with Dbabe's input was further reduced. I imagine that these factors played a role in my resources drying up. I also have a large stockpile of half a million resources in Toyohara that needs to be moved, so I'm gonna start shipping resources from Shikuika as well as increased shipping from Toyohara itself.

I have begun to make sure that supply convoys pick up resources on the way back. I started doing this near the beginning of the game but got lazy and stopped. Emergency resources convoys have set off from Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines, although these convoy routes will be temporary. I'm also thinking about shipping resources to Hong Kong and letting the over land transport get the resources to Shanghai and Fusan. Thankfully I have not been as neglectful of oil and fuel. I have a direct CS convoy route shipping Oil to Nagasaki and Fuel to Hongkong, with fuel and Oil from Miri going to Singapore before being picked up by large 14-18 knot tankers for transit to Japan/Hongkong. For most of the Game I've been sending the fuel from Balikpapan to Truk, and the fuel at Tarkan to either Davao or Palau. Since fuel usage has been relatively light in this region for a while I've begun shipping most of the oil and fuel to Davao and then directly to Japan. Excess fuel in Java ships to Davao, for pick up by larger faster tankers. Since Burma is pretty safe right now and will be for the foreseeable future I repaired the 10 points of damage the oil took and am shipping the fuel to India to supply fleet Ops and fuel the Industry. Excess Oil is shipped to Singapore.

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For the next game, seriously consider expanding the LI at Fusan to increase the resource supply draw there.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/22/2020 12:53:58 AM   
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Yeah I think I found the problem, Fusan was bugged out and ships were not leaving the harbour. Idk how long its been like this either. Convoys are starting to deliver from Shanghai, and once more cargo ships arrive from Singapore they will be put to work hauling from Port Arthur.

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Dean has unleashed the sub swarm on India. the Kido butai ended up spotting a bunch of subs pouring out of the off map a few days ago, so if dean actually is paying attention and reads his operation log he should see that they are being spotted by carrier planes. If that wasn't enough a sub bumped into one of the carrier TF but only spotted the escorts so he knows I have ships up here and probably can put the pieces together to know that I have carriers waiting over here. The TF will retire to Surat north of Bombay and wait. I the mean time I'm gonna move some more float planes over here to conduct anti sub spotting. Once I have some sallies saved up I'll switch some of the k-48 ASW squadrons I have over to the sally.

In the Solomon Islands area Dean swept an empty base with p-38s and attacked shipping with PBYs, but this time I was ready and shot down around 5 flying boats. This is the first time he has swept with p-38s in this area so I'm gonna need to be on my toes.


Morning Air attack on TF, near Tagula Island at 104,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11

Allied aircraft
Catalina I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 1 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rennell Island at 113,140

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 22

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet *


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It looks like dean is gearing up for a supply delivery run on Adak, CVEs and 2 BBs were spotted along with a wealth of escorts and AKs.

In other news several allied cargo ships were torpedoed today.

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Submarine attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
xAKL Nebraskan, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Nebraskan is sighted by SS I-23
SS I-23 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Nebraskan

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Submarine attack near Perth at 45,147

Japanese Ships
SS I-159

Allied Ships
xAK Empire Raja, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Submarine attack near Perth at 46,147

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
xAK Singu, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Singu is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Singu





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the allies do not appear to have launched a supply run but are still sitting their CVEs in port in Kodiak for some reason. Carrier Division 3 and a BB TF are parked near Attu to potentially intercept any attempts to reinforce Adak.

Main news today was a sweep of Milne bay that came in lower than expected. Ive had a bunch of my fighters flying low cap to counter his high altitude fighter sweeps, but his 10k sweeps are still pretty effective. I'm not losing many pilots buts its still annoying to be losing more planes.

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 2 destroyed

In china a Chinese Corps south of Chungking surrenders.... Dean apparently found a way to starve his own troops of supply outside of the city, as he still have 20k supply in Chungking apparently. I guess this makes my job of cleaning up these troops on the roads south of the capital easier, I just wish they would retreat into the city rather than surrender.

Ground combat at 75,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 56312 troops, 436 guns, 395 vehicles, Assault Value = 1847

Defending force 2670 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1755

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1755 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
2696 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 251 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
6th Division
17th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
34th Division
39th Division

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps



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Update on the Solomon Islands area




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Gilberts and Marshals

Tarawa almost has level 5 forts and will keep building till level 6. Mili and Maloelap also have level 4 forts but I'm unsure if I will increase them any further.



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forgot to mention earlier that Dean has two Division on Adak along with a whole host of Engineer and artillery units. I believe he has the 4th Marine Division, and the 27th Division?



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I'm gonna be pretty busy for the next 20 days with final papers, so I doubt much will happen for a while. After school is done I'm gonna try and give a comprehensive explanation of the deployment of my fleets, as I haven't been very good about keeping you guys updated on my ship dispositions.

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RE: RA Soulsilver (J)vs Deaniks (A) - 11/29/2020 11:18:16 AM   
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In India I launched a reasonable attack on Karachi today, but it failed to reduce the forts. Either the naval bombardment beforehand did its job, or I got lucky with the dice rolls.

Ground combat at Karachi (40,8)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 193924 troops, 2150 guns, 2152 vehicles, Assault Value = 6164

Defending force 176231 troops, 2381 guns, 1798 vehicles, Assault Value = 4014

Japanese adjusted assault: 3887

Allied adjusted defense: 17355

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
15207 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 1363 disabled
Non Combat: 109 destroyed, 244 disabled
Engineers: 130 destroyed, 119 disabled
Guns lost 119 (8 destroyed, 111 disabled)
Vehicles lost 204 (26 destroyed, 178 disabled)
Units destroyed 2 (2 engineer units)

Allied ground losses:
8349 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 756 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 366 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 140 disabled
Guns lost 166 (13 destroyed, 153 disabled)
Vehicles lost 86 (6 destroyed, 80 disabled)

Over in the Solomon's things arnt looking as good, around 90 heavy bombers attacked Port Moresby today and half the planes were on LCAP over Milne bay. Dean wasn't spotting Port Moresby so I guess he just got lucky here, idk. He destroyed around 50 planes on the ground while lossing 3 heavies. I'm gonna fly out the planes that can, and try and evac the rest via small xakLs.

Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 32

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 35
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D Liberator x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-II Topsy: 9 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 5 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged



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