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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 1/31/2021 4:24:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

The 65th brigade has a lot of infantry firepower but not a lot of stamina because it does not have the supporting devices like a division has. It is air transportable and that is where it can shine.


I hope that it will convince Japanese High Command, to redirect division to Philippines instead invasion of Australia.

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 1/31/2021 4:30:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: runnersan


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

The 65th brigade has a lot of infantry firepower but not a lot of stamina because it does not have the supporting devices like a division has. It is air transportable and that is where it can shine.


I hope that it will convince Japanese High Command, to redirect division to Philippines instead invasion of Australia.


Not necessarily because the invasion bonus is not over, he already is on Luzon, and Luzon can starve into submission. Feed it with sub supply.

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 1/31/2021 5:59:36 PM   
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27th December 1941

Central Pacific

Hawaii Zone. Once again hunter become prey.

quote:



Sub attack near Lihue at 177,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DD Conyngham, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Allen

SS I-173 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Conyngham
DD Allen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Allen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Allen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Allen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Allen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub




Philliphines

Japan dropped additional troops to support Tanaka unit. Yokosuka 1st SNLF parachuted over Cabanatuan. This time in fierce attack they managed to broke US tank battalion. US tanks withdraw and opened escape route to 65th brigade from Manila.

quote:


Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2525 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Defending force 414 troops, 3 guns, 62 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (10 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Tanaka
Yokosuka 1st SNLF

Defending units:
194th Tank Battalion



Manila attack was successful but enemy thanks to action at Cabanatuan, 65th brigade was able to retreat.

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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20117 troops, 293 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 679

Defending force 7497 troops, 53 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Allied adjusted assault: 769

Japanese adjusted defense: 153

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2415 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (6 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
1376 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 72 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 26 (9 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
PAF Aviation
1st USMC AA Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
USAFFE
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
South Luzon Force
Cavite USN Base Force

Defending units:
65th Brigade
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment




Sumatra

Japanese naval forces moved north, so TF Friedell found no enemy, only weak air raid.
Japanese sweeping raid cleared sky over Oosthaven. Unfortunately lack of Aviation support made lots of fighter unavailable. High risk of loosing many grounded planes.

Southwest Pacific

Enemy carriers detected near Truk. APD force detected heading southeast. Possible target? Guadalcanal.

< Message edited by runnersan -- 1/31/2021 7:07:42 PM >

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 1/31/2021 6:04:28 PM   
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You need to park your DDs and not worry abut ASW until:

1) The DD crews get trained.
2) The DDs get better ASW weapons.

Until then, just use your air units to find them and hopefully damage them, route your task forces away from them.

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 1/31/2021 7:08:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

You need to park your DDs and not worry abut ASW until:

1) The DD crews get trained.
2) The DDs get better ASW weapons.

Until then, just use your air units to find them and hopefully damage them, route your task forces away from them.


I hoped that they will gain experience this way without risk. But I see that I made mistake.

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 1/31/2021 8:49:37 PM   
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28th December 1941



Philliphines

Bigger counter attack is planed from direction of Clark Field.


Sumatra

Japanese air raid against Batavia

quote:



Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 8
G4M1 Betty x 28

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AMc MMS D, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Digoel, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 12, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 9, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Salak, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 11, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Djampea, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Lawoe, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 13, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc MMS C, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


Massive explosion on AMc Djampea


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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G3M2 Nell x 8

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
HDML P 15, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 14, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb




Southwest Pacific

Carrier Task forces heading southeast. Guadalcanal is still possible target, but Rabaul should also be taken under consideration.



Malaya

Last big pocket outside Singapore fallen.

quote:


Ground combat at Georgetown (49,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13588 troops, 81 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 470

Defending force 8293 troops, 38 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 222

Japanese adjusted assault: 242

Allied adjusted defense: 46

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 destroyed
Catalina I: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
973 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 75 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
10156 casualties reported
Squads: 335 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 235 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 50 (50 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 8

Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
5/14th Punjab Battalion
15th Indian Brigade
3rd SSVF Battalion
28th Gurkha Brigade
110th RAF Adv Base Force
Penang Fortress
223 Group RAF
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment



First attack on Singapore itself.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 17906 troops, 161 guns, 110 vehicles, Assault Value = 595

Defending force 32861 troops, 416 guns, 249 vehicles, Assault Value = 564

Japanese adjusted assault: 206

Allied adjusted defense: 727

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3711 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 318 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
701 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:
56th Recon Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
SSVF Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
6th Indian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
30 Battery/3 HAA
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Fortress
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
111th RAF Adv Base Force
III Indian Corps
Malaya Army
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
137/155th Field Regiment
113th RAF Adv Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
Singapore Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
29 Battery/3 HAA
5th Field Regiment








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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/1/2021 4:43:07 PM   
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29th December 1941

Burma


Dogfights over Rangoon. Neither side can announce victory

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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 21

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 21
Buffalo I x 7

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

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 16
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21140.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18140 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes






Sumatra

Japanese air/naval raid against Batavia and southern parts of Sumatra. Carriers and battleships detected. With minor allied air presence US and Dutch ship losses are minor.



quote:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Buitenzorg at 48,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 11

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP Bontekoe
xAK Modjokerto
xAP Le Maire
xAP Glenorchy
DD Express


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buitenzorg at 48,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 27

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Express
xAK Modjokerto
xAP Rochambeau
xAK Enggano, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Pieter de Bitter, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Boschfontein


Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Luzon
xAKL Princess of Cebu, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Magallanes

Aircraft Attacking:
18 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 Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G3M2 Nell x 6

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAKL Princessa



Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
G3M2 Nell x 4

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb





Allied counterattack ended with total failure.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,95

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 19
A6M2 Zero x 4
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Kawai Det with A5M4 Claude (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A5M4 Claude (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 28480.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Hosho-1 with A5M4 Claude (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
13th Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Myoko-2 with F1M2 Pete (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 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,95

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 17
A6M2 Zero x 4
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Kawai Det with A5M4 Claude (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A5M4 Claude (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
Hosho-1 with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
Myoko-2 with F1M2 Pete (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
Raid is overhead
13th Ku S-1 Det A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes




Southwest Pacific

Three Japanese Task Forces detected. At least one of them is Kido Butai. Naval recon detects them near Rabaul. It is clear that this is first invasion target. Other TF detected many miles to the east. It might be Guadalcanal invasion force.

Almost all reinforcements unloaded at Port Moresby. One squadron of P-40Bs created CAP over base.

US land forces are close to Nonumea, Luganville and other ports in region, but it will take at least week more to fortify and claim empty bases.

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30th December 1941

Burma


Air war over Rangoon. Once again American, Australian and British pilots fought against waves of Zeros and Oscars. Squadrons are full of damaged planes, so next turn they will rebase north to rest.

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 18

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 20
Buffalo I x 8

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

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 3 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
AVG/3rd Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with H81-A3 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *






Sumatra

Japanese forces divided. Once again they noted no success but they divided forces, so there will be once again air counterattack

PT boats from Merak will try to get Carriers near Sumatra



Celebes
Invasion forces that targeted Medan are detected. Light cruisers with support of destroyers will try to meet enemy at high seas.



Southwest Pacific

SS Tautog attacked CV Shokaku. No hit detected

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Sub attack near Woodlark Island at 105,131

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku
BB Kirishima
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at CV Shokaku
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kasumi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Japanese invaded Rabaul.

quote:



Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1233 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Defending force 6288 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 147

Assaulting units:
A Coy/NG Rifles
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Base Force

Defending units:
144th Infantry Regiment
15th Base Force





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Sumatra nad Java


Japanese forces once again moved north and avoided PT boats attack. IJA is trying to clear south of Sumatra.

Additional air raids attacked Batavia and Oosthaven. Task force detected moving north around Singapore (Malacca Strait). Their target might be Medan (North Sumatra) or supply mission in Burma.



Celebes

Admiral English with his Task Force managed to repel attack on Manado (for now). Losses are heavy but allied ships managed to hit CVE Taiyo. Explosion of fuel was seen on ship. His forces and dutch ships under CPT de Boer will try to organize pursuit against damaged enemy and escape for own damaged ships.

quote:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
CS Chitose
CL Nagara, Shell hits 4
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
APD Hagi, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
TB Hayabusa
PB Gamitsu Maru #1, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Showa Maru #5, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Shinryu Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Tenryu Maru
xAK Atago Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Meiyo Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Zyuyo Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Hidaka Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
xAKL Raizan Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Haruna Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Java, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL De Ruyter, Shell hits 4
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 2
DD Alden
DD Barker, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bulmer, Shell hits 1
DD Edsall, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD John D. Edwards
DD Vendetta, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
389 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled


After battle Japnese Betty bombers and carrier planes from nearby carrier group attacked

quote:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter, on fire
DD Vendetta, heavy fires
CL Marblehead
DD Edsall, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Vendetta dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Vendetta


---------------------------------------------

Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
B5N2 Kate x 35
D3A1 Val x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Tromp, Bomb hits 2
CL De Ruyter, on fire
CL Java, on fire, heavy damage
CL Marblehead
DD Vendetta, heavy fires
DD John D. Edwards, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
26 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Java


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 9
B5N1 Kate x 7

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
C.XI-W: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Marblehead

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL De Ruyter
Magazine explodes on CL De Ruyter



Mgazine explosion ended life of CL De Ruyter.



USAFFE




Australia Command

Once again Kido Butai visited coast of Australia. And once again shipping is in real danger. Lot’s of ships have sunk including valuable tankers and warships.

quote:



Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 92,138

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N1 Kate x 4
B5N2 Kate x 35
D3A1 Val x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AMC Cap des Palmes, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Arizonan, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Royal T. Frank, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Cagou
xAP Katoomba, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Mawata, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Peshawur, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AM Breeze, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Santa Rita

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
26 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Royal T. Frank
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Peshawur
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Royal T. Frank


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 92,138

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Cagou

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 92,138

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 10
D3A1 Val x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Santa Rita, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Royal T. Frank, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAKL Loyaute, on fire
xAK Cagou, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Morning Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 94,136

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 54
D3A1 Val x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Pope, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Mataroa, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Maori, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Rangatira, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AM Chevreuil, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 93,137

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 18
D3A1 Val x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AO Trinity, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk



Allied counterattacks were total failure. Enemy will invade Port Moresby within one day.




Summary

End of first month of war brought Allies to knees. Malaya, Philippines, Sumatra are lost. New Guinea will propably will also surrender in few weeks.

Allied Top Pilot List



Japanese Air losses



Allied Air Losses



Ship losses




Not so fun fact. Dutch submarine KXII was sunk by salvo from battleship.

Submarine aces

1. I-162 14195 tonnage sunk
2. I-156 10290
3. I-124 8370
4. I-17 6590
5. I-168 6350
6. I-166 6100
7. RO-64 6070
8. I-25 6030
9. O-20 4875
10. I-165 4640


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Series of naval battles around Manado this day. Japanese commander decided to quickly reinforce his forces with battleships and smash admiral English forces.

Celebes


Admiral English with his Task Force managed to repel attack on Manado (for now). Losses are heavy but allied ships managed to hit CVE Taiyo. Explosion of fuel was seen on ship. His forces and dutch ships under CPT de Boer will try to organize pursuit against damaged enemy and escape for own damaged ships.

quote:


Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
CL Natori
DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 1
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
DD Piet Hein, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes, Shell hits 4, on fire




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
CL Natori
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi, on fire
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
CL Java, heavy damage



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise, Shell hits 1
CL Natori
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi, on fire
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
DD Vendetta, Shell hits 6, and is sunk


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
CL Natori
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi, heavy fires
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
DD Barker, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DD Edsall, Shell hits 1




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
CL Natori
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsuharu
DD Hatsushima

Allied Ships
CL Tromp, Shell hits 2
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 4, heavy fires




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
CL Natori
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
DD Hatsushima

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 2
DD Alden
DD Bulmer
DD John D. Edwards, Shell hits 2







As it was planned English break through Japanese heavy Task Force and moved to Ternate, where he found Zuikaku and Soryu Task Force. Unfortunately guns of Marblehead noted only one unsuccessful hit.



quote:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Ternate at 77,101, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 1
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Kako
CL Kitakami
DD Oboro
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki
DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1
DD Alden
DD Bulmer, Shell hits 3
DD John D. Edwards





On next day Japanese planes attacked dispersed fleet. Final losses for this day:

CL Java
DD Barker
DD John D. Edwards
DD Vendetta



USAFFE

Allied counterattack was halted. Allied troops will withdraw to Clark Field. Japanese air superiority and quick reinforcement of troops at Cabanatuan made counteroffensive in coming days futile endeavor

quote:



Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13483 troops, 129 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 535

Defending force 12004 troops, 183 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 447

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
7th Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
Sasebo 1st SNLF
48th Engineer Regiment
Tanaka
1st Raiding Rgt /1
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment


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Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11937 troops, 183 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 437

Defending force 17424 troops, 152 guns, 132 vehicles, Assault Value = 535

Allied adjusted assault: 174

Japanese adjusted defense: 372

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
303 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (3 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
192nd Tank Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment

Defending units:
7th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 1st SNLF
65th Brigade
48th Engineer Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
Tanaka
1st Raiding Rgt /1
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion



Australia Command

Japanese forces invaded Port Moresby. They have superiority in numbers. Holding longer then two days will be great success of Australian troops. B-17’s from Australia will try to support defense.

quote:




Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6419 troops, 62 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 213

Defending force 14051 troops, 122 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 421

Japanese ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
7th Australian Brigade
49th Australian Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
Papuan Inf Battalion
13th Field Regiment
15th RAN Base Force

Defending units:
4th Div /4
4th Ship Engineer Regiment
Combined Fleet
8th Base Force



Japanese carriers (not Kido Butai as I stated earlier) attacked Townsville. US fighter CAP was decimated. There is whole tanker convoy in this port. Only miracle will save them.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Townsville , at 92,144

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 27
D3A1 Val x 19

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 6 destroyed




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Australian troops in Port Moresby are holding. Coastal artillery damaged few Japanese troop transport.
There is still lots of thinking why Combined Fleet HQ decided to land in this port under fire. Australian soldiers reported that dozens of older guys in white dress uniforms, full of fancy medals are lying on the beach dead or wounded.

quote:



Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13570 troops, 113 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 414

Defending force 7961 troops, 78 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 214

Japanese adjusted assault: 130

Allied adjusted defense: 97

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
249 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
482 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Division
Combined Fleet
4th Ship Engineer Regiment
8th Base Force

Defending units:
7th Australian Brigade
49th Australian Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
Papuan Inf Battalion
13th Field Regiment
15th RAN Base Force





Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13415 troops, 113 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 395

Defending force 7548 troops, 77 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

Japanese adjusted assault: 121

Allied adjusted defense: 135

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
189 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Division
Combined Fleet
4th Ship Engineer Regiment
8th Base Force

Defending units:
49th Australian Battalion
7th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
Papuan Inf Battalion
13th Field Regiment
15th RAN Base Force




Celebes

Japanese carriers moved south and sunk CL Marablehead. admiral English flagship. After this attack they withdraw.

Northern Sumatra

Japanese troops invaded Medan. Coastal guns damaged few ships, but troops landed combat ready and captured base by next day. It is believed that whole Sumatra is lost for allies.

Philippines

Demoralized and disorganized troops used to prepare counter offensive was attacked by Japanese troops. Allies were beaten and withdraw to Clark Field with heavy losses.

quote:


Ground combat at Cabanatuan (80,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17448 troops, 154 guns, 132 vehicles, Assault Value = 566

Defending force 11249 troops, 184 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 355

Japanese adjusted assault: 262

Allied adjusted defense: 24

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
561 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2240 casualties reported
Squads: 98 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 23 (13 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 42 (21 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Tanaka
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 1st SNLF
47th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
48th Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
1st Raiding Rgt /1
3rd Construction Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
9th Field Construction Battalion
56th Const Co
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
28th JAAF AF Bn
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
40th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment



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Australian troops in Port Moresby are holding. It’s seven days since invasion and brave Australian troops are keeping enemy division at outskirts of Port Moresby. They are weaker day by day, but I hope they will keep their positions few days more.

Last combat report:

quote:



Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10904 troops, 102 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 311

Defending force 6841 troops, 71 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 84

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

Assaulting units:
4th Division
Combined Fleet
4th Ship Engineer Regiment
8th Base Force

Defending units:
7th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
Papuan Inf Battalion
13th Field Regiment
49th Australian Battalion
15th RAN Base Force





Southwest Pacific

Convoys from US slowly arrive to theater. Fighter and bomber squadrons arrived to Suva, but enemy lunched full scale invasion in this region. At first Carriers arrived near New Caledonia, causing panic because raid int this crucial moment could be deadly for convoys from US. Fortunately, day earlier HQ decided to send small destroyer scouting force north to Luganville in case of enemy invasion attack.

Japanese detected them and moved in pursuit. In the same time TF commander received information that enemy troops landed on Reef Island, south of Tualgi. Even though enemy bombs damaged his ships he moved against transport TF and attacked it.

quote:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Reef Islands at 121,142, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Havana Maru, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Eihuku Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toho Maru, Shell hits 4
xAK Nitian Maru, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
xAK Ehime Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Cassin, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Reid
DD King


Unfortunately carriers got his TF and for now 1 of his DD’s sunk and other one is heavy damaged with no chance to survive.

Also on 6th January signal intelligence decrypted info that Japan will invade Nonumea. Allies planned to hold this island as a main US base for this region and convoys were few days before unloading first part of reinforcements there.
It was clear that US should place line with clear signal, not a single step behind and Nonumea will be behind this line.

To defense of New Caledonia assigned US Navy Carriers, Cruisers and Battleships. US HQ hoped that they will have at least few days before Japanese invasion will start… But they were wrong. Japan invaded next day. There was not enough land forces, no naval forces ready and Japanese carriers were still operating in the zone. Plans will change… Line will be drawn once again.



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Australia Command


Australian troops in Port Moresby are holding. Intelligence claims that enemy will try to reinforce Port Moresby using 144th Regiment. Submarine command in is on full alert, but faith that submarines will stop Japanese reinforcements is low.




Southwest Pacific

Japanese invasion force unloaded fully in Nonumea. French heavy cannons damaged few ships but losses were minimal. On morning 8th scouting planes from Halsey’s Carrier Task Force showed above Japnese fleet and put AA crews on alert. Unfortunately real airstrike started afternoon.

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 1
E8N2 Dave x 1
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 17
F4F-3A Wildcat x 10
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 17
SBD-2 Dauntless x 51
SBD-3 Dauntless x 51
TBD-1 Devastator x 38

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
E8N2 Dave: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-2 Dauntless: 4 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Montevideo Maru, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 20, heavy fires
xAP Ukishima Maru
BB Yamashiro, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Shanghai Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Kinugasa
xAP Ussuri Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAP Suwa Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kamakura Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire
AK Sakito Maru, Torpedo hits 1
DD Sawakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Yugumo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Minekaze
SC Ch 19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Karukaya
DMS Sureko, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



Biggest targets Mutsu is burning but it is unknown how damaged he really is. Torpedo that hit Yamashiro made no real damage. There was no troop losses. All infantry units were already on the shore.
It was decided that second day attack will be canceled. TF Halsey will withdraw to base.

US Navy expects that enemy will strike Suva now, but CAP over island is getting stronger every day.


Norther Sumatra


Royal Navy was hit really hard in last month. To increase morale new operation was proposed. Raid of CVL Hermes against shipping on eastern coast of Sumatra. Air recon claimed that since 6th January there was no active task forces in region, but damaged transport ships were anchored in Medan. So it was decided that port attack against Medan will be CVL Hermes mission. Undetected British Task Force closed to western shores of Sumatra and lunched surprise attack.

quote:



Morning Air attack on Medan , at 46,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 17

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Tsingtao Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Dairen Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Taizan Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Manzyu Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Eli Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Port hits 5
Port supply hits 2


Japanese naval bombers quickly discovered CVL Hermes position and prepared counterattack.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 42,73

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
G4M1 Betty x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CVL Hermes

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

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 42,73

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
CVL Hermes, Torpedo hits 1
CA Cornwall

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..



Damaged ship will return to base.

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good hit on the Japanese invader!

time to run away, flank speed!!

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

good hit on the Japanese invader!

time to run away, flank speed!!


I think that both carrier TF's ran away. I hope that Japan will also start thinking: "Are there any other surprises nearby?
" and in effect will withdraw to resupply...

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10th January 1942

Australia Command


Australian troops in Port Moresby are holding. It’s good to know that Intelligence is mostly correct. It’s very bad that it warns You day before invasion and You discover that Allied Naval recon is lame.

144th brigade landed in Port Moresby. I expect fall of port any day now.



Southwest Pacific

Allied reinforcements are landing on Fiji. Allied HQ hopes that when time comes we will be ready for repealing attack.


Java


This time good news for a change. Japan prepared air strike against Soerabaja port or anchored TF’s. Maybe they thought that all air cover is located at Batavia. They were mistaken.

Not a single Betty survived and dutch citizens can celebrate their first pacific war ace – 2LT Benjamins P.A.C. flying B-339D


quote:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
3e-1-VI.G.V Groep with B-339D (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



I usually ignore china theater in this reports, but this time Chinese forces deserved honorable mention.

Soldiers under GEN Chiang Ting-wen in planned counteroffensive have beaten 2 Japanese Divisions and 2 brigades. Losses were high and it was one of biggest chinese victory since December 1941.

quote:


Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41537 troops, 185 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 884

Defending force 34177 troops, 304 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 633

Allied adjusted assault: 902

Japanese adjusted defense: 384

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
10656 casualties reported
Squads: 270 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 344 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 45 (32 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (12 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Allied ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
93rd Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
5th New Chinese Corps
15th Group Army
14th Group Army
36th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
15th Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
27th Division
16th Ind.Mixed Brigade






But there are more heroes in China. AVG 2nd squadron. This gallant air unit since December 1941 achieved 71 air victories against Japan. Their lost only one pilot CPT. Bacon. And 5 pilots of this squadron are official aces including double ace 2LT Hedman with 10 kills.

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China Air War

Last AVG victories create problem for Japanese HQ and probably few seppukus in China Theater Airforce HQ. All planes were directed against Changsha temporary AVG base. Japan committed almost dozens of light bombers Oscar and experimental Tojo fighters. AVG will not respond for now. Airbase is damaged.


Burma

Other AVG squadron once again moved to Rangoon to counter Japanese air raids. Unfortunately this time enemy committed more planes than earlier. Navy supported Army and prepared sweeping mission for Zero fighter planes. Those great fighters decimated AVG squadron and British Buffalo's. Rangoon will be without CAP for few moments.

Malaya

Singapore siege is coming to end. Swift Japanese offensive made this fortress easy pray.

quote:



Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 59682 troops, 680 guns, 323 vehicles, Assault Value = 1513

Defending force 31825 troops, 442 guns, 238 vehicles, Assault Value = 324

Japanese adjusted assault: 854

Allied adjusted defense: 625

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2516 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 109 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 38 (3 destroyed, 35 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2196 casualties reported
Squads: 112 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 78 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 52 (10 destroyed, 42 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (7 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
42nd Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
5th Recon Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
22nd Recon Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
1st Tank Regiment
6th RTA Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
1st Malay Battalion
6th Indian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
27th Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
Malayan Air Wing
AHQ Far East
137/155th Field Regiment
30 Battery/3 HAA
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Adv Base Force
1st Manchester Battalion
113th RAF Adv Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
Malaya Army
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Fortress
29 Battery/3 HAA
Singapore Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
2/17 Dogra Battalion
5th Field Regiment



Australia Command

144th Infantry Regiment wich arrived to Port Moresby on 10th January, created needed superiority for Japan. On 11th Port Moresby fallen into enemies hands.

quote:



Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16951 troops, 155 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 451

Defending force 6832 troops, 71 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Japanese adjusted assault: 328

Allied adjusted defense: 81

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Moresby !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4420 casualties reported
Squads: 154 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 283 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (19 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Division
144th Infantry Regiment
Combined Fleet
4th Ship Engineer Regiment
8th Base Force

Defending units:
49th Australian Battalion
7th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
Papuan Inf Battalion
13th Field Regiment
15th RAN Base Force



New Zealand

After Halseys attack on Nonumea Japanese navy decided to chase US carriers and destroy them. They believed that carriers are docked at Auckland base and on 11th January they prepared port and naval attack against base.
They only found cruiser Task Force.

quote:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Auckland at 115,185

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N1 Kate x 4
B5N2 Kate x 20
D3A1 Val x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 11 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola
CA Indianapolis, Bomb hits 3
CA Louisville
CL Achilles
CL Leander
CA Australia





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Morning Air attack on TF, near Auckland at 115,185

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Leander
CA Australia
CA Pensacola
CL Achilles

Aircraft Attacking:
10 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 Auckland at 115,185

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N1 Kate x 8
B5N2 Kate x 51

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 10 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis, Bomb hits 3
CA Australia, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CA Pensacola, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Leander, Bomb hits 1
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 2
CA Louisville, Torpedo hits 1
DMS Dorsey



Damaged ships will withdraw to US for repairs. All TF’s ships survived battle.

Attack against port was more successful for Japan.

quote:


Morning Air attack on Auckland , at 115,185

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
B5N2 Kate x 22
D3A1 Val x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Gulfbreeze, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Sagadahoc, Bomb hits 1
AG Rata, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 2


New Zealand was better suited for defense then Australian ports. Well placed AA guns damaged or shot down many Japanese planes. After action enemy carriers moved north.

Celebes

Japan lunched second invasion of Manado. Invasion force will arrive on 14th January. To avoid repeating adm. English raid, Japan moved two carrier groups in west and east of Celebes. There is big risk that they will try to attack Surabaya port, so ABDA command decided to reinforce CAP there. It’s very risky because after decimated naval bomber raid, Zero fighters are sweeping fighters every day over this port.


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Malaya

Against all projections, Singapore is still holding up.

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 58597 troops, 674 guns, 322 vehicles, Assault Value = 1432

Defending force 30505 troops, 429 guns, 232 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 826

Allied adjusted defense: 603

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1966 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 174 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2734 casualties reported
Squads: 126 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 65 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 53 (21 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (10 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Imperial Guards Division
148th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
56th Engineer Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
6th RTA Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Gordons Battalion
SSVF Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
22nd Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Loyal Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
Singapore Fortress
1st Manchester Battalion
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Adv Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
113th RAF Adv Base Force
III Indian Corps
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2nd Malay Battalion
Malaya Army
30 Battery/3 HAA
29 Battery/3 HAA
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
AHQ Far East
137/155th Field Regiment
5th Field Regiment


Australia Command

US Carrier Task Force on the way to Melbourne, just north of Tasmania met Japanese sub I-18. Saratoga and Enterprise were damaged by torpedoes. Both ship need urgent repairs.

quote:


Sub attack near Sale at 85,174

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 1
CA Astoria
CA Chicago
DD Porter
DD Gridley
DD Crane
DD Kennison
DD Crosby
DD Balch

SS I-18 launches 8 torpedoes at CV Saratoga
DD Crane fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kennison fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crosby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Sale at 85,174

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1
CA Astoria
CA Chicago
DD Porter
DD Gridley
DD Crane
DD Kennison
DD Crosby
DD Balch

SS I-18 launches 8 torpedoes at CV Enterprise
I-18 diving deep ....
DD Crane attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crane cannot establish contact with SS I-18
DD Crane cannot reach attack position over SS I-18
DD Kennison fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crosby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crane fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Celebes/Borneo

Japanese invasion of Tarakan and Manado. Manado fallen to enemy hands on the first day of battle. First attack against Tarakan was repelled.

quote:



Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2442 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 189

Defending force 1827 troops, 34 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

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

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

Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Recon Regiment
II./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Engineer Regiment
15th Naval Guard Unit
8th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Base Force
Tarakan Defenses



Both patrolling Carrier Task Forces met south of Celebes. All move around region is blocked and few transport ships become victim of this attack.
Biggest problem is sweepeing raids against Soerabaya. CAP squadrons ale depleted and port is full of smaller ships. Air raid against port might start any time from now. I will try to break out with all ships I can.


Good news from norther part of Java. This time CA Suzuya hit mine. It is heavy damaged.

Northern Pacific

Fortification effort of Aleutian Islands has started. Intelligence claims that regiment from 30th Division is planning to attack Seward, Alaska.

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Australia Command


- Mr. President?
-Yes?
- I have bad news. We lost Enterprise.


After submarine attack against Enterprise and Saratoga there was two possibilities how to react and repair damaged ships. Spruance TF could go west to Cape Town or move back to US.

Finally it was decided that carriers will go to Auckland refuel there and then to the US. Halfway they will meet CV Yorktown. Lexington and Yorktown will create new Carrier Task Force, and damaged ships will continue they route to San Francisco.

To avoid dangerous strait blocked by submarines, Spruance decided to move south, around Tasmania. He didn’t expected that Japanese Carriers were also on the hunt. Both Task Forces were detected on very close range. And so the first carrier battle of this war started on January 19th 1942.




Japanese planes arrived first.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hobart at 89,180

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N1 Kate x 6
B5N2 Kate x 70
D3A1 Val x 58

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 15
F4F-3A Wildcat x 16
F4F-3 Wildcat x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed, 13 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 2 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires
CA Salt Lake City, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD McCall
DD Gridley
DD Lamson
DD Porter
DD Flusser
CA Astoria
DD Crane, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Craven
DD Maury, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Then US Navy. Their raid divided and two squadrons of torpedo bombers lost their escort

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Canberra at 91,178

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 18
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 16
SBD-2 Dauntless x 51
SBD-3 Dauntless x 51
TBD-1 Devastator x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 3 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 3 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SB2U-3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 5 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 2
CV Kaga, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
BB Hiei, Bomb hits 3
CV Shokaku, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
CV Akagi, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CA Chikuma
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 4, on fire
DD Isokaze, Bomb hits 1
DD Kasumi
DD Akigumo, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Tanikaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Tone, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Hamakaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire




---------------------------------------------

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Canberra at 91,178

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 9 destroyed




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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Canberra at 91,178

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CV Shokaku, heavy fires



Fuel storage explosion on CV Hiryu




We can confirm that enemy lost CV Hiryu. CV Shokaku and CV Kaga might be very damaged but it is unknown what is their level of combat readiness.


Enterprise sunk, but damaged Lexington and Yorktown are operational. Spruance will withdraw to Hobart. Allied HQ sent there squadron of P-40s to increase CAP over carriers. There is big risk, that desperate IJN commander will risk his Battleships and will try to hunt carrier TF.





Day Air losses







Malaya

It is unexpected, but Singapore is still fighting.


Mindanao


Allied troops counterattacked enemy at Cagayan. Japanese troops are holding.

quote:


Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11024 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 389

Defending force 4928 troops, 60 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Allied adjusted assault: 336

Japanese adjusted defense: 289

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
416 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
103rd PA Infantry Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
102nd PA Infantry Regiment
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
205th Base Sqdn
III Philippine Corps
Del Monte AAF Base Force
305th Base Sqdn

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment



Borneo

Enemy troops have captured Tarakan and now started invasion of Balikpapan.
US Navy lunched air raid against invading force and manged to sunk one ship with troops. Also one DD hit mine.


quote:



Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 64,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 1

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokuriku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
1951 casualties reported
Squads: 46 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 60 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Java

Carriers are patrolling Java sea. Blockade of Soerabaya port is total and almost all ships that tried to escape are sunk. CAP over port is almost nonexistent and naval bombers are bombing docked ships there.

Sumatra

IJA troops attacked most northern point of island. Sabang base.
Attack was repelled.

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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4123 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Defending force 2999 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Japanese adjusted assault: 49

Allied adjusted defense: 55

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

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
16th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Sabang Garrison Battalion
Korps Marechausee Battalion
2nd Garrison Battalion
Sabang Base Force




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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/8/2021 9:56:16 AM   
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This. is. huge.

Very early.
Heavy fires, multiple hits, maybe painful pilot loses. And a really long way home. wow.

The day before I thought a bit about your AAR-title; at first I didn't like it, defatism you know? But then my mind changed, luring your opponent a bit to much into a feel of unjustified optimism. But never the less absolute astonishing, as you were outnumbered in 1941.
A gamechanger if there was ever one, especially after the last day.

call me surprised. :-)

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/8/2021 11:18:18 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wuffer

This. is. huge.

Very early.
Heavy fires, multiple hits, maybe painful pilot loses. And a really long way home. wow.

The day before I thought a bit about your AAR-title; at first I didn't like it, defatism you know? But then my mind changed, luring your opponent a bit to much into a feel of unjustified optimism. But never the less absolute astonishing, as you were outnumbered in 1941.
A gamechanger if there was ever one, especially after the last day.

call me surprised. :-)



I didn't expect that Japan will be aggressive on that level.
Almost in all critical places, Japan arrives day, maybe two before my reinforcements. In Palembang it was just a matter of day or two and I would had there troops size of division. Fortified, would require much more effort than one division my opponent in reality used.
In Noumea also two days more and marines could start landing.

At this battle I have lots of luck. TF met enemy at close range (that might be bad if Japan will decide to use BB's as surface hunting TF instead of retreat), so I had a chance to use TBD-1 Devastators with 4-5 range. Bigger distance would mean that my Carriers faces Kates and Vals and I can answer using only my dive bombers.

And when we are talking about AAR title... I know myself. I lost whole Kido Butai to allied Carriers in one battle (1942) so I expect nothing good:) I'm probably defeatist but with great love to counterattacks and ambushes :)



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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/8/2021 3:57:46 PM   
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Australia Command


How easy tide of wars might change. At first it looked that enemy carriers were heavy damaged. Heavy fires on carriers mean nothing other then their quick death so far from home. Hawks at US Navy wanted bigger victory. Almost total. At Sydney there was TF with 3 CA’s and 7 DD’s, so HQ decided that they shall hunt damaged Japanese carriers.

At the same time fire on Lexington got bigger stopping all deck activity. It was decided that because enemy activity is lower it will be safe to send Lexington to Hobard to fight fires and move Saratoga further north. What a bad decision it was….

21st January started good. Cruisers TF detected enemy group and attacked.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hobart at 89,179, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 12, on fire
CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 18, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Portland, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
CA Northampton, Shell hits 2
CA Chester, Shell hits 1
DD Dunlap
DD Benham, Shell hits 1
DD Ellet
DD Fanning
DD Mahan
DD Drayton
DD Dent


Enemy retreated, but instead attacking carrier TF, US Navy fallowed retreating Chikuma and Abakuma. And they chased them through 4 hexes. Every time starting battle but with worst results.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Hobart at 90,179, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 30, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Portland, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Northampton, Shell hits 1
CA Chester
DD Dunlap
DD Benham
DD Ellet
DD Fanning
DD Mahan
DD Drayton
DD Dent

Day Time Surface Combat, near Hobart at 91,180, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 4

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Chester, Shell hits 5
DD Dunlap
DD Benham
DD Ellet, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Fanning
DD Drayton, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Dent

Day Time Surface Combat, near Hobart at 92,180, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CA Chester
DD Dunlap
DD Benham
DD Fanning
DD Drayton, heavy fires



And then Naval search mission reported first contacts. Two more TF were detected and what is worst, heavy fires info on Japanese carriers was a hoax. They were able to lunch aircraft and totally decimated cruiser TF. Once again hunter become pray.

And to add more to chaos Japan lunched attack on damaged Lexington. Land Fighter pilots by total mistake instead protecting both carrier TF’s protected only one and it wasn’t Lexington. Ship sunk in Hobart.

Borneo
Balikpapan has fallen into enemies hands.

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Quiet before storm.


Australia Command

Troops and ships from DEI arrives to Australia. After Tasman Sea Battle US and Japan withdrew.

Fiji

More troops and planes arrives. No contact with enemy, except submarines.

Philippines

First attacks on Manila. Allied troops kept their positions.

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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 53786 troops, 484 guns, 280 vehicles, Assault Value = 1694

Defending force 35748 troops, 388 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 737

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 915

Allied adjusted defense: 747

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
3369 casualties reported
Squads: 59 destroyed, 223 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 27 (6 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (2 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1322 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 227 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 77 (1 destroyed, 76 disabled)

Assaulting units:
41st Guard Battalion
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
16th Division
Kure 1st SNLF
I./33rd Inf Regt
Tanaka
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
I/81st Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 1st SNLF
47th Infantry Regiment
20th Division
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy
7th Tank Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
5th Guards Engineer Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
91st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
II Philippine Corps
Asiatic Fleet
1st USMC AA Battalion
PAF Aviation
Clark Field AAF Base Force
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
USAFFE
Cavite USN Base Force




Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 50748 troops, 479 guns, 278 vehicles, Assault Value = 1457

Defending force 34339 troops, 389 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 577

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 61

Allied adjusted defense: 1351

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 22 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
687 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 27 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
435 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
Kure 1st SNLF
I./33rd Inf Regt
48th Engineer Regiment
16th Division
47th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
I/81st Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 1st SNLF
1st Sasebo SNLF Coy
Tanaka
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
20th Division
7th Tank Regiment
5th Guards Engineer Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
41st Guard Battalion
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Regiment
PAF Aviation
Clark Field AAF Base Force
1st USMC AA Battalion
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
II Philippine Corps
USAFFE
Cavite USN Base Force



Malaya

On 24th of January 1941 Singapore has fallen into hands of Japanese Army. Fall of the city marks also end of Malaya Campaign.


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 64636 troops, 701 guns, 316 vehicles, Assault Value = 1705

Defending force 25985 troops, 404 guns, 203 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 941

Allied adjusted defense: 309

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
860 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (5 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
29267 casualties reported
Squads: 260 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1846 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 129 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 316 (316 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 257 (257 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 23

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
Sasebo 8th SNLF
112th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
22nd Recon Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
5th Division
6th RTA Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
22nd Australian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Argylls Battalion
Malaya Army
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
III Indian Corps
Malayan Air Wing
137/155th Field Regiment
113th RAF Adv Base Force
1st Manchester Battalion
Singapore Fortress
AHQ Far East
111th RAF Adv Base Force
Singapore Base Force
29 Battery/3 HAA
5th Field Regiment



Burma

Allied HQ expects that campaign against Rangoon will start any day soon. To slow down enemy, retreating troops from Victoria Point cut off railway between Singapore and Bangkok (and also northern Thailand).

1st Burma Rifles will cut off railway Bangkok - Chiang Mai, where large group of IJA soldiers were detected.

Celebes

Enemy forces move south capturing base after base.

Java

Enemy gained total air superiority over island. All surviving ships were evacuated. Heavy losses by port bombing, carrier attacks and surface combat TF’s




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28th-31st January 1942

Almost quiet on all fronts. Almost.

Japanese forces are invading last allied bases on Borneo (Bandjermasin). On Celebes they captured Kendari. Manila is still holding, but I expected that it will be more successful defense.

To summarize situation on all fronts:

Northern China



South China

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Australia Command

In early days of war, Intelligence received messages that at least one division is preparing to attack Townsville. Kido Butai raid at the start of war might suggest that enemy will try to invade in this region. Most probably places are Darwin and Townsville.

So I observed enemy moves.
At first there were news that at least one division and heavy artillery is being moved to Babeldaob.
Other division was sent to Truk. It was possible that they are planning to invade Port Moresby only, but Japan is very aggressive and limiting itself only to New Guinea is not likely.

So what do we know about enemy troops.

38th Division was on the move to Babeldaob
21st Division was on the move to Truk and then detected near Salomons.
4th Division invaded Port Moresby with regiment from 55th Division.
I have no news about regiments from 48th Division only one was detected at Manila battle.

Others:
Imperial Guards were fighting Malayas
2 regiments of 2nd Division were seen on Sumatra
2 regiments from 55th Division were fighting in Singapore
2 regiments from 18th Division were fighting in Singapore
5th Division was engaged at Singapore
56th Division 2 regiments were seen at Singapore and 1 on Mindanao
16th Division is fighting in Manila
33rd Division took part in invasion of Sumatra
20th Division is fighting in Manila
1 regiment from 30th Division was fighting in Singapore.

Lot’s of Regiments are still undetected. It’s not clear what will be next move of Japan. They prepared recon, so they know that I have strong force in Townsville, so he might decide to attack on the south or west.

Next days will show truth.




Celebes



Java



Malaya



Southwest Pacific



Summary

New month is coming so time for little summary

Air Aces



Air Losses



Ships Sunk





Silent War Aces

Submarine aces

1. I-162 14195 tonnage sunk
2. I-156 10290
3. I-124 8370
4. I-18 8150 New
5. I-17 6590 Down
6. I-168 6350 Down
7. Seadragon 6125 New
8. I-166 6100 Down
9. RO-64 6070 Down
10. I-25 6030 Down

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/12/2021 2:44:28 PM   
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If you think that the Japanese are coming, move the air units from the coastal bases. Use night and day naval searches, use Catalinas at night maybe with torpedoes on Naval attack. Minefields and PT Boats in small packages to slow the enemy TFs so they may be targeted during the day.

If he does attack the base, LRCAP the base as these will also show up during any Naval attacks but I don't know if they are tied to the bombers like any escorting fighters would be.

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/12/2021 4:59:01 PM   
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I will try. I moved most of plnes out of Townsville. On 2nd february Townsville was attacked by 40 Zero planes and 27 Nells. Problem is with mines. I don't have them. Pools are empty. I sent few subs to guard great reef but I don't have to much luck with them.

And I was right with Java invasion. IJA 33rd Division landed at Djoekarta.

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/12/2021 5:25:01 PM   
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Submarine aces for the AAR is great idea , never seen it or thought about tracking it

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/12/2021 6:16:43 PM   
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How many operational Catalinas are left?

Quite bloody in the air and at sea of course.
Which scenario is it? Couldn't find any info.

I still think you had a great exchange in the CV clash given the situation, this will haunt him all the game and will make AV a bit harder. Curious to see the naval score.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Evoken

Submarine aces for the AAR is great idea , never seen it or thought about tracking it


Thanks. Will see how it will be going in future. Like aces, it is RPG element:)

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RE: Lost... As always. Runnersan (A)vs Deaniks (J). No ... - 2/12/2021 6:53:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wuffer

How many operational Catalinas are left?

Quite bloody in the air and at sea of course.
Which scenario is it? Couldn't find any info.

I still think you had a great exchange in the CV clash given the situation, this will haunt him all the game and will make AV a bit harder. Curious to see the naval score.


We are playing DaIronBabes ScenarioB.


Dutch Catalinas situation...



And Ship points situation



There are big jumps sometimes because I play on another computer and tracker sometimes gets info from 6 turns in one file, so big jump in losses :)

Current Ship VP

Japan Sunk - 40
Japan Sunk VP - 683

Allied Sunk - 386
Allied Sunk VP - 3948

Almost half of this ships were lost when Kido Butai raid Australia and early attacks attacks at Manila and Singapore.

Second peak was Carrier raid on Java.



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