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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/7/2021 4:41:43 PM   
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I am officially baffled by the IJN moves...



Makes two of us.

I do take a certain pleasure out of seeing a fairly dispersed IJ campaign get methodically broken down by good Allied play.

It's often just a case of Allied players getting rattled by IJ occupations at Colombo, Cooktown and Noumea rather than having a good sense of just how massively exposed the IJ are as a result.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/7/2021 5:44:25 PM   
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I am officially baffled by the IJN moves...



Makes two of us.

I do take a certain pleasure out of seeing a fairly dispersed IJ campaign get methodically broken down by good Allied play.

It's often just a case of Allied players getting rattled by IJ occupations at Colombo, Cooktown and Noumea rather than having a good sense of just how massively exposed the IJ are as a result.


Not to mention the lack of coordination between the IO and the South Pacific / Coral Sea areas.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 2:43:43 AM   
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Turn is away...not doing too much, sub patrols, coordinated air attack from only 2 airbases in India...no attack at Bundaberg, just a bombardment. Trying to hunt down cripples along the Australian coast with subs...willing to take KB air strikes over Marysborough or Brisbane.

Hoping our troops get to the Ankang road fight in time...I see IJA troops retreating there, but I am sure it is only a few disrupted tank units.








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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 11:44:55 AM   
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May 7th, 1942

IJN finally bombards...our CD guns do good work...but hits on the R class not good. A little surprised by so many of them, port is size 4.

I like what is happening here, as I think I will be able to get many air attacks in and play with how to coordinate the air attacks. Plenty of AA at Cochin to protect from bombers, so our air force will be able to hopefully catch hesitant shore bombardment task forces far from Colombo. If the KB shows up, those 800kg bombs might do some real damage...but the AA is very heavy.

Tanjore reached level 8 AF today, Triv is 3, Madurai 2, Madras 6. Worried a bit about Triv being bombarded...

Snapper got spotted in Cochin, but the IJN will also have run the guantlet of an increasing submarine presence too.






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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 11:49:52 AM   
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Off the Australian coast we spot a big convoy headed to Rockhampton and hit this cruiser, but the torp won't explode.

ASW attack near Rockhampton at 96,150

Japanese Ships
AMC Kongo Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
xAP Hakozaki Maru
xAK Nichiryo Maru
xAK Toyohasi Maru
xAK Arabia Maru
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS Sealion

SS Sealion is sighted by escort




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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 11:54:09 AM   
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One hex from Colombo we get some decent coordinated attacks...and one hit.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 28,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 28,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 13
Hurricane IIa Trop x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CL Kitakami

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 28,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Hurricane I Trop x 10
Hurricane IIa Trop x 11
Vildebeest III x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
CL Naka
CA Chokai, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Colombo at 28,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Hurricane I Trop x 14
Hurricane IIb Trop x 7
A-24 Banshee x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
BB Kongo

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb







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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 11:55:30 AM   
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Our sweep went into Colombo prior to the naval attacks...and got roughly handled thanks.

Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Tainan Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 3000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
12th Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes


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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 11:56:53 AM   
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Japan is just absolutely harsh when it comes to timing attacks...another on the Ankang road!




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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:02:58 PM   
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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:19:33 PM   
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Japan has a dozen fighters and aux now at Bundaberg, flying out troops I guess from the damaged runways. Right now we lack enough destroyer escorts to challenge, plus I don't fancy fighting the IJN heavy cruisers with what I have. Minneapolis and 8 DDs are just off Sydney and heading north...they were spotted by an Iboat...so Japan knows more ships are coming.

Bundaberg is patrolled by PT boats, so no fast transport out there and we will have another general attack today. Another batch of CD guns arrived today to add their weight in the assault.

Took Winton by paradrop...

Ground combat at Bundaberg (96,155)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6958 troops, 211 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 850

Defending force 15817 troops, 173 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 276

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

Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
34th Infantry Regiment
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
5th Australian Division
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
3rd Australian Division
4th Australian/A Division
46th Indian Brigade
2/8th Armoured Regiment
2/4th Armoured Regiment
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
4th Australian/B Division
98th Coast AA Regiment
131st Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
4th RAAF Base Force
147th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Marine Defense Battalion
260th Field Artillery Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
A/B Battery Heavy Coastal Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
33rd Division
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Naval Construction Battalion
1st Raiding Rgt /2
4th JAAF AF Bn
21st Infantry Rgt /7





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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:27:16 PM   
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I think my best return is to stay in port and inflict as much frictional damage as I can to the IJ...I do have the two British CVs at Mombasa...not sure I want to commit them to save these R classes.

We have managed to inflict some decent damage, two cruisers torpedoed, minor damage from the CD guns, a couple of bomb hits, multiple hits on the mini KB...so we shall continue.






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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:28:10 PM   
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My understanding of actual CD Guns in the Coastal Artillery regiments is that they only fire on ships because they don't have the traverse to aim at land targets. Can you confirm that the animation shows the Coastal Arty Regiments fire during your land bombardments? Especially the "Heavy Coastal Artillery Regiment" Batteries, which may have a CD gun device rather than a more mobile arty gun.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:31:50 PM   
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I am not sure how gung ho Japan is to get the R classes...is an invasion at Cochin possible in 2 months time for example? I think he would probably need the KB to do it, and if you sent the KB he has to be thinking those planes could sink them at less cost?

But a major pull back here in eastern India...Japan has yet to take Singers...but my guess is the troops from Luzon will eventually head there...these guys in India are for offensive operations I bet.






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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:34:18 PM   
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I think my best return is to stay in port and inflict as much frictional damage as I can to the IJ...I do have the two British CVs at Mombasa...not sure I want to commit them to save these R classes.

We have managed to inflict some decent damage, two cruisers torpedoed, minor damage from the CD guns, a couple of bomb hits, multiple hits on the mini KB...so we shall continue.



I think the British carriers he spotted near Diego Garcia might be the reason he brought the mini-KB and muchos heavy ships to the area. I agree with your thinking to hold them in Mombasa for now. He will be thinking they might be up the west coast of India and try to suppress air bases enough to go up there with his bombardment ships. More chances for your torpedo bombers. Not sure when the Aussie Beaufighters with torp ability come. I think it is the Beaufighter VIII.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:39:47 PM   
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My understanding of actual CD Guns in the Coastal Artillery regiments is that they only fire on ships because they don't have the traverse to aim at land targets. Can you confirm that the animation shows the Coastal Arty Regiments fire during your land bombardments? Especially the "Heavy Coastal Artillery Regiment" Batteries, which may have a CD gun device rather than a more mobile arty gun.



Will check into it...but NYGiants said a developer of dababes told him to use them in this manner.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 12:43:45 PM   
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I think my best return is to stay in port and inflict as much frictional damage as I can to the IJ...I do have the two British CVs at Mombasa...not sure I want to commit them to save these R classes.

We have managed to inflict some decent damage, two cruisers torpedoed, minor damage from the CD guns, a couple of bomb hits, multiple hits on the mini KB...so we shall continue.



I think the British carriers he spotted near Diego Garcia might be the reason he brought the mini-KB and muchos heavy ships to the area. I agree with your thinking to hold them in Mombasa for now. He will be thinking they might be up the west coast of India and try to suppress air bases enough to go up there with his bombardment ships. More chances for your torpedo bombers. Not sure when the Aussie Beaufighters with torp ability come. I think it is the Beaufighter VIII.


I have these guys, but no pool planes...so they will hang out and train.





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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 1:15:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lowpe

I think my best return is to stay in port and inflict as much frictional damage as I can to the IJ...I do have the two British CVs at Mombasa...not sure I want to commit them to save these R classes.

We have managed to inflict some decent damage, two cruisers torpedoed, minor damage from the CD guns, a couple of bomb hits, multiple hits on the mini KB...so we shall continue.



I think the British carriers he spotted near Diego Garcia might be the reason he brought the mini-KB and muchos heavy ships to the area. I agree with your thinking to hold them in Mombasa for now. He will be thinking they might be up the west coast of India and try to suppress air bases enough to go up there with his bombardment ships. More chances for your torpedo bombers. Not sure when the Aussie Beaufighters with torp ability come. I think it is the Beaufighter VIII.


I have these guys, but no pool planes...so they will hang out and train.






If you train them at 1000 feet, that may improve their defensive skills faster.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 2:03:14 PM   
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Having to watch the replay again, I see that we did belt armor penetration, critical damage, damage to engines to the cruiser off Colombo.

Also had very good hits on the IJN on the first bombardment...20cm, 6" belt armor penetration on the CL...we inflicted some very decent damage across the board on all ships hit.



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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 2:07:12 PM   
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CD artillery bombarding:






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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 2:26:21 PM   
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CD artillery bombarding:






Great! Thank you for checking that out. I have used Marine Defence Bns for land bombardment because their guns are not designated CD guns, but I always thought the Aussie ones were limited on ground bombardment. Another tool in the chest ...

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/8/2021 9:54:35 PM   
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do these BB's have float planes? If so get rid of them. This way you opponent might think an actual sinking is FOW.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 10:41:59 AM   
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Good damage on those ships

Take it lots of night bombing on Colombo coming up?



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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 11:59:03 AM   
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Another deliberate attack on the Ankang road... 1-2 odds. Our Stuarts enter into combat, and do horribly again getting disrupted and will retreat back to recover.

Ground combat at 83,45 (near Nanyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27482 troops, 281 guns, 527 vehicles, Assault Value = 689

Defending force 36023 troops, 195 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 786

Japanese adjusted assault: 149

Allied adjusted defense: 361

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
120 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 56 (7 destroyed, 49 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 45 (7 destroyed, 38 disabled)

Assaulting units:
10th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
15th Division
23rd Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
116th Division
12th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
13th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
43rd Cavalry Regiment
55th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps




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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 12:00:51 PM   
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Another really bad roll on attack...our experience is still 50 or lower basically...so that might be playing a big role.

Japan is amphibiously withdrawing troops from Rockhampton...








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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 12:02:27 PM   
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do these BB's have float planes? If so get rid of them. This way you opponent might think an actual sinking is FOW.


Not sure what you are suggesting. The Floats plane squadrons are off and working.

I want Japan to expend effort to try and sink them.



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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 12:03:59 PM   
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Good damage on those ships

Take it lots of night bombing on Colombo coming up?





Nope. Big daytime raid on Colombo. Japan has 100 fighters. We are sweeping with 200+ F and hitting the port with all the B26s and the Shipyard and Industry with the B17s. Fulmars sweeping at 1000. Flying from four airbases....could be a disaster.



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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 12:26:26 PM   
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do these BB's have float planes? If so get rid of them. This way you opponent might think an actual sinking is FOW.


Not sure what you are suggesting. The Floats plane squadrons are off and working.

I want Japan to expend effort to try and sink them.

I think he meant to do what you have already done: get them off. If they remained aboard your opponent could look at ground losses for them to confirm a sinking, whereas with none aboard in the event of a sinking there might remain doubt about whether the sinking was genuine or FOW.

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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 1:31:43 PM   
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Miss. Although his goal is to fish out downed pilots during the day.






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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 1:33:46 PM   
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Japan starts off with 90 fighters on daytime CAP, the vast majority of them Zeroes. Sweeps during the morning totally eliminate them, but of course the bombers are going in during the afternoon, and 33 planes meet the first afternoon sweep, then the first coordinated bombing run goes in...

Afternoon Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6
B-26 Marauder x 39
P-39D Airacobra x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
SS I-121, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
SC Ch 5, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Amagi Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Hankow Maru, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 24
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 11




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RE: Spanking Lowpe (NJP72 vs Lowpe (A)) - 7/9/2021 1:34:26 PM   
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B26s...they are all rested and ready...

Afternoon Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Amagi Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 3

(in reply to Lowpe)
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