From: In myself
After the fall of Tokyo in november and Japanese apologies for leaving some still ships afloat at Pearl Harbor back in XII.1941 another war started almost immediately. This time obc_a from PW ver 3.2 is being used.
In the beginning stunned world saw (as usually :D ) dreadful attack on Pearl Harbor. Two battleships have been sunk, many damaged. Not a perfect starting for Emperor deVada but good enough not to execute Nagumo at once.
Then Imperial forces begun their run for control.
Just a month since war starting - Singapore, Port Moresby, Johnston Island and Akyab was under Japanese control. Then Imperial forces took the rest of south Pacific (ex. Fiji & Palmyra & Midway & Wake), besieged Rockhampton and Calcutta and took everything but Baatan & Clark Field in Philipines.
Allied counteractions started very early, first in India, where joint US & CW carrier forces prevented the early collapse of Ceylon & Calcutta, then they have been moved to South Pacific and Australian theatre just to efficiently support the defenders.
After severe set back at Hawaii, where famous Japanese 48th Division went down with all hands boarding a completely wiped task force, which was to be covered by assholic Yamaguchi with all available carriers and the stupid admiral went quite different way and he wasn't able to protect his ships (Hiryu was lost after a sigle hit (as usually :D)) Japanese offensive stuck.
In mid and late 1942 the frontline estabilished and frozen on Calcutta/Brisbane/ New Caledonia/Johnston line. Strong british battlefleet plus numerous bomber squadrons there prevented Japs to go forward in India, and strong allied surface & carrier forces prevented the fall of Australia, where few Japanese divisions stopped in Rockhampton.
The mighty Empire went completely out of fighters in mid 1942, so enemy took control of skies virtually anywhere.
Just a next Allied step was to begin a half scale offensive in Solomons & Australia at september and october of 1942. Allied forces landed at Townsville, Milne Bay, Tagula, Green Island, Buka Island, Guadalcanal, Noumea, Efate, Tarawa, Eniwetok and Ponape. Only Townsville held.
In response - Imperial fleet joined 17th army efforts to protect Rabaul and the area. Gods of war allowed to capture few thousands on roundeyes in Townsville and regain control of heavily defended Buka Island (Gen. Geiger is in a POW camp now).
Then - in a series of great naval clashes off the coast of Green Island allied joint Pacific fleet has been decisively defeated. Four allied battleships went down, one carrier as well. The rest of allied fleet fleed to dry docks with water lapping over the decks. As for january 1943 only two allied carriers and three - four battleships are quasi-operational. Japanese Imperial Navy has lost two carriers and Yamato & Ise battleships in those battles. All Japanese dry docks are full as well.
God bless "long lances" ! :cool:
Without the support of naval forces, three isolated brigades and an engineering battalion surrendered to the empire on Green Island. Allied troops were pushed back from New Caledonia as well.
Now, in the middle of january of 1943 the situation is unclear.
Allies have no ships, Japanese have no planes. Brits have captured Ambon Island and their Wellingtons are massacrying japanese transports regularly.
We will see what gods of war will bring to us ...
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