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Mogami v DadMan: The Wonder Years... - 8/30/2004 5:47:53 AM   
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As in, I'm wondering how long it will take Mogami to pound me.

In a cruel twist of fate, Mogami has taken on the task of seeing how badly his Sons of Nippon can flog my Allied forces. As he has summarily trounced my IJN/IJA forces twice before in our Uncommon Valor days, this may prove refreshing.

Or not.

Our Setup:

Japanese Sub Doctrine: OFF
Allied Sub Doctrine: OFF
Player Defined Upgrades: OFF
Automatic Submarine Operations: OFF
December 7th Surprise: ON
Allied Damage Control: ON
Advanced Weather Effects: ON
Turn Cycle: 1 Day
Reinforcement: Very Variable +/- 60 Days


It won't matter much, as I'll tease, taunt, torture him, rob him of his precious carriers, and he'll knock the VP stuffing out of me anyway.

< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 1/2/2006 6:44:48 AM >


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RE: Mogami v DadMan: The Wonder Years... - 8/30/2004 5:53:57 AM   
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This should be interesting... Loved the AARs in UV, and now I've got another one here to look forward to... Too many AARs to track!

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RE: Mogami v DadMan: The Wonder Years... - 8/30/2004 5:56:37 AM   
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Should be a good one.

Look forward to it.

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In the Beginning... - 8/30/2004 5:57:26 AM   
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7 Dec 41 and six IJN carriers slam Pearl Harbor, sink a BB and tear the hell out of 5 others, leaving 2 looking
around wondering, "what the...? Did you hear something?"

Aircraft on the island are pretty much torn up, and all IJN CVs get away clean.

Airstrike from Formosa trashes Clark Field, P.I.

No other landings or enemy ops of import noted, but transports escaping Naga, P.I. were caught by IJN heavy
surface units 60nm east of the city losing 2 freighters.

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8 Dec 41 is a bit busier, IJN CVs are retreating to the NW, CA Portland of the Lexington TF is nearly torp'd by a sub
200nm ESE of Wake I.

3 USN cruisers are attacked by carrier based torpedo planes SSW of Davao, P.I. 2 are damaged, and the other beat off the
attackers. Intel figures the planes came from CVLs Ryujo and Zuiho operating between Davao and Menado. My
guess he's covering an assault to the eastern coast of Borneo and looking to turn my escaping Manila ships into a chumline.

Davao is under siege. Landings are spotted at Legaspi, P.I.

An assault TF is spotted 60nm E of Alor Star on the Maylay Peninsula.

I'm all goose pimply scared...

< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 9/23/2004 7:52:10 PM >


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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/30/2004 6:13:47 AM   
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Hi, I too missed playing Dadman. I had expected to be Allies in our first real WITP PBEM but when I posted I had a turn 1 ready for Japan Dadman pounced on it like a hungry jackal. Turn 1 has no landings that do not occur if you use the historic turn 1. (But I cancel/postpone several that actually took place)

The SRA is the primary target. There are no adventures planned for phase 1. The object of the plan is to finish phase 1 well in advance of history and that is the means of gaining further Japanese advantage. Instead of running wild in Central/South Pacific from the start and weaking operations in SRA I concentrate on SRA and then move..............

I hate surprises.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/30/2004 7:01:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mogami

I hate surprises.

And I'm full of them... or it.

Then after they work, I ruin them.

It's kinda like telling the same joke one too many times: it's just not funny anymore; and then someone adds a punchline that insults you right back.

I'm kinda regretting that I didn't play Japan this time. Maybe we'll let this get down the road a piece and start another game on opposite sides.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/30/2004 7:31:54 AM   
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Can't see using the whole KB too early in the SRA.

There is also a benefit to be derived by probing the Allies at several points to keep them guessing, catching "strays", and making him tentative about pushing too much to the South Pacific too early.

Got to keep the Allies uncertain IMHO. Can't give too much away, although I do not relish the task Dadman has in front of him.

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ORIGINAL: Mogami

Hi, I too missed playing Dadman. I had expected to be Allies in our first real WITP PBEM but when I posted I had a turn 1 ready for Japan Dadman pounced on it like a hungry jackal. Turn 1 has no landings that do not occur if you use the historic turn 1. (But I cancel/postpone several that actually took place)

The SRA is the primary target. There are no adventures planned for phase 1. The object of the plan is to finish phase 1 well in advance of history and that is the means of gaining further Japanese advantage. Instead of running wild in Central/South Pacific from the start and weaking operations in SRA I concentrate on SRA and then move..............

I hate surprises.


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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/30/2004 8:33:22 AM   
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Hi, If the Japanese player commits the KB to Operations outside the SRA (or Operations not effecting SRA as I believe a sortie into Indian Ocean is in support of SRA Operations)
Then the fear of the sudden appearence of IJN CV is removed. (The Allied player will know where KB is at and conduct his operations in areas beyond the reach of IJN CV)
So KB's where abouts will not be broadcast by conducting operations in such a manner as to allow the Allies to know it's location. KB will support Operations. I announced prior to the start that no Japanese landing will ever occur without air support and escorts. Carriers can provide this air support. So I can't jump on emepty bases that I know are empty unless I first arrange air cover.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/31/2004 6:34:03 AM   
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9DEC41:

Japanese I-173 attacks DD Balch of Enterprise TF at 86,64 Near Wake Is.

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Japanese landing at Kuantan:

Allied Sub KXIII attacks Japanese AK Atago Maru near Kuantan at 24,47, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Sub KXIII attacks Japanese AK Sakura Maru near Kuantan at 24,47, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Day Air attack on Japanese Transport TF, near Kuantan at 24,47, AK Sado Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese aircraft on CAP:
A6M2 Zero x 5

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Japanese B5N Kate Day Air attack on CA Houston TF, near Menado at 39,67, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage (CA Houston sinks {pisser}).

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Japanese Landing at Legaspi:

Allied Sub S-39 attack AP Tasmania Maru near Legaspi at 44,55, Torpedo hits 1 (a follow up of an earlier failed attack)

Japanese Shock attack at Legaspi CAPTURES Legaspi base !!!

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Japanese Shock attack at Davao CAPTURES Davao base !!!

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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Japanese Bombardment attack Hong Kong (The siege of Hong Kong has begun).

Mogami's First Mobile Force (his carriers) is running dark and quiet. I cannot assume they have fled the scene, as a change of course by them can not be ruled out. All he needs to do is refuel from his tanker train, and set off to trap my carriers near Wake. I'm not giving anything away telling that they are in the vicinity; three sub attacks have told him I'm waiting to pound any invasion TF he may see fit to dispatch. Search planes from Wake should discover his approach in enough time to move the carriers out of harm's way. The risk is that he approaches from just the right direction, and my carriers will be caught.

I have considered running my carriers toward the Philipines, but fuel and enemy air activity precluded that. Believe me, I considered that and was SORELY tempted. I must refrain from rash movements.

Must...
Restrain...
Hand...
of...
Death...


< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 9/23/2004 7:53:43 PM >


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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/31/2004 6:41:01 AM   
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Hi, If you want to move your CV to Philippines I will give them save passage there.
But don't you want to get some newer fighters (and more pilots ) first?




Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/31/2004 6:47:57 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mogami

Hi, If you want to move your CV to Philippines I will give them safe passage there.
But don't you want to get some newer fighters (and more pilots ) first?

There was that consideration too. You have enough of my guts and steel for your chum line...

F2A Buffalos against A5M4 Claudes might have been interesting...

I fear those torpecker slinging B5N Kates though...

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RE: In the Beginning... - 8/31/2004 6:48:42 AM   
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I like that "If KB should come to Wake" Do you think that knowing where USN CV are located I would refuse to come? Get you gone before I arrive.

CVL Zuhio has already upgraded to A6M2

He feels restless, he feels blue,
He feels lonely and in grief,
He feels ev'ry kind of feelin',
But the feelin' of relief
He feels hungry as the wolf felt
When he met Red Hiding-hood
What don't he feel?
He don't feel good!

< Message edited by Mogami -- 8/31/2004 1:14:16 AM >


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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/1/2004 12:40:42 AM   
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10 DEC 41:

Landings begin at Lingayen

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Landings continue at Kuantan

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Batan Island at 47,47 (SURPRISE!! Refugees from Hong Kong attack transports at Batan Island North the Philipines. IJN DD screen drives them off after trading some ordinance.)

Japanese DD Tomozuru, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage

Allied DD Scout, Shell hits 3

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Allied Sub Permit attacks Japanese AK Kunitama Maru at 45,46 , Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Allied Day Air attack on CA Kumano, near Kuantan at 24,47 Bomb hits 1,

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Japanese B5N Kate Day Air attack on Allied TF at 38,68
AK Montanes, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Mauban, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

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Japanese troops unloading at Aparri NE corner of P.I.

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Kuantan falls to Japanese Shock attack North of Singapore

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Lingayen falls to Japanese Shock attack NW of Clark Field


IJN Heavy units are chasing cripples as far south as Kendari.

Carrier planes continue to chum the waters between Davao and Kendari.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/1/2004 6:50:06 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 11DEC41

He’s still unloading troops at Aparri, P.I.

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Allied Sub S-36 attacks AK Tsukikawa Maru at 44,48 Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

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Allied Blenheim IF Night Air attack on Songkhia Airbase supply hits 1, Runway hits 2

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Japanese Sub I-123 attacks Allied AK Montanes at 40,68 Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Allied B-17C Fortress Day Air attack on Japanese TF, near Davao at 41,61 AP Tenryu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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Allied PTs wage futile Day Time Surface Combat Japanese Ships near Lingayen at 44,50

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Japanese forces CAPTURE Aparri base !!!

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Japanese Ground Assault reduces Hong Kong fortifications

IJN First Mobile Force is now whereabouts unknown. Nagumo was spotted about 150nm NNE of Midway yesterday, but is now beyond the range of search craft.

The
Ryujo/Zuiho TF has pulled back away from Kendari, leaving the Haruna/Kongo TF to deny the base to me. I have had to run pell-mell to get the hell out of range of B5N Kates and 14" rifles. I made a small boo-boo that I hope isn't seen until the danger is passed, but I'll have to take my lumps as they come.

My guess is that the First Mobile Force will put into port, replenish stores and airgroups, then move to support ops in the DEI/NEI area. Not much I can do but to extract as high a price a possible for what he must dearly win.


< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 9/23/2004 7:56:21 PM >


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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/3/2004 4:14:53 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/12/41

Britain’s “Force K”, patrolling the Maylay region attacks an IJN sub (possible I-123) and claims a sinking 120nm West of Palembang

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Allied Blenheim IF continue Night Air attacks on Songkhia

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Allied DDs Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen, AK Daishu Maru, Shell hits 20, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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A Japanese BB/CA force Naval bombardment of Kendari, Allied Ships in harbor including CL Marblehead which suffers 15 hits

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Japanese G3M Nell Day Air attack on UK TF headed for Sinapore, Allied CL Glasgow, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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Japanese G3M Nell Day Air attack on TF transiting north of Borneo, DD Thracian, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage DD Thanet, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

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Allied Sub S-39 attacks Japanese TF near Legaspi, DD Matsukaze, reported torpedoed, on fire, heavy damage. S-39 is lost during a counterattack.


I can now say that the boo-boo was leaving Marblehead in Kendari Harbor. She’s cooked.

< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 9/23/2004 7:56:52 PM >


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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/4/2004 5:00:14 AM   
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13DEC41

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Allied Sub S-37 caught in ASW attack in Celebes Sea SSW of Davao and sunk.

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Japanese Naval bombardment of Jolo, inflicts moderate damage

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Allied Sub KXII caught in Japanese ASW attack at Kuantan on Maylay Peninsula suffers heavy damage.

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Japanese G3M Nell Day Air attack on Allied DD Scout TF 120nm S of Hanoi, 1 Torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage

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Siege of Hong Kong ends with Japanese forces CAPTURE. More than 15,000 Allied men are killed or captured…

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Japanese forces CAPTURE unoccupied city of Naga, P.I.


The Ryujo/Zuiho TF is headed either to a fueling rendezvous or back to Palau. That TF has some incredible luck. I've been attacking it for about 5 days without a single hit.

The BB/CA TF that hit Jolo, has also retreated. Most of my ships are out of Manila. Mogami already knows that I’ve pulled back to the Clark/Manila/Bataan area.

Nells have set up shop at Kuantan near Singapore, effectively isolating it. I have a plan for them though…

The First Mobile Force was spotted 240nm WNW of Midway still retiring. My own carriers are in hiding, but will soon be heard from again…


< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 9/23/2004 7:57:35 PM >


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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/6/2004 12:01:05 AM   
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14DEC41

Allied Sub Shark attack N of Vigan, P.I., Japanese AP Hawaii Maru Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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CL Marblehead sinks at Kendari

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Allied Day Air attack on Japanese TF near Kuantan, BB Mutsu 1 Bomb hit.


Little action and small results.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/6/2004 5:35:21 PM   
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15DEC41

Allied Sub S-36 attacks at 44,48. Torpedoes miss, S-36 is sunk.

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Allied PTs Night Time attack on Japanese transports intercepted by IJN Surface Combat TF near Lingayen and are obliterated.

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Japanese G3M Nell Day Air sinks Allied DD Scout, 180nm E of Singapore.

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Vigan.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/6/2004 5:37:52 PM   
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16DEC41

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Legaspi

Japanese Ships
PG Busho Maru, Shell hits 3
PG Chohakusan Maru, Shell hits 1
AP Biyo Maru, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Hukko Maru, Shell hits 1
AK Indus Maru, Shell hits 19, on fire, heavy damage
AK Natisan Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hiyama Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 1

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Japanese G3M Nell from Legaspi Day Air attack on Allied TF at 41,58

Ships
DD Pillsbury, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Pope, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Peary, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

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Japanese G4M1 Betty from Davao Day Air attack on Allied TF at 41,58

Ships
DD Pope, on fire, heavy damage
DD Pillsbury, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Tavoy and Victoria Point

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Only one DD of the Legaspi Striking Group survives, and she may likely be sunk tomorrow. I thought I could get in and get out without getting whacked too badly, though I suspected that he had based aircraft there. Excellent moves on his part so far.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/6/2004 6:19:50 PM   
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Hi, Dadman always catches me like that because I never figure him to take such risks. The Japanese bombers have been operating for several days. I considered Legaspi some what safe and detailed the surface force to other duties.

Everything is going according to plan.......really......I mean it.....

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/7/2004 6:04:17 PM   
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17 Dec 41

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Japanese ASW attack on Allied sub Tambor 120nm WNW of Wake Is. 3 hits, on fire

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Japanese subs are active West of Borneo

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Japanese Day Air more than 150 bombers attack Manila. 9 Allied merchant ships hit, as well as Sub Tender Canoups

quote:

Mogami to DadMan:
wow a lot of ships in port manila

DadMan to Mogami:
was sneaking them out in duces and treys... there were a few "trays" left behind...

(to self: Ugh, forgot about those guys.)


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Allied DD John D. Ford smothered by torpedo bombers. Soon to sink.

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Japanese carrier-borne bombers Day Air attack on 1st USMC Defense Bn at Wake. 204 Allied casualties reported

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What if?............. - 9/7/2004 8:54:08 PM   
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YIKE


Sub attack at 81,61

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Shiranuhi
DD Isokaze
DD Kagero
DD Akigumo
CV Zuikaku
CV Kaga

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

While I'm here I'll post the vital stats up to 12-18-41

Air War
A2A 79-11
DOG 219-0
AA 16-38
Ops 22-33
Sortie 20487-8918

Score
Japan 2444
Allied 7520

Ground Loss
Japan 1
Allied 450

Ships sunk (FOW)/ Victory point value
Japan 9/64
Allied 24/355

Japanese total supply on map 2921558

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RE: What if?............. - 9/7/2004 9:38:11 PM   
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18 Dec 41

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Japanese Sub I-26 attacks ENE of Johnston Is., takes 2 hits, on fire, heavy damage

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Allied Sub Trout attacks Japanese Surface Combat TF 120nm NW of Wake I., taking 2 hits, on fire

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Japanese carrier aircraft continue to pound Wake defenders.

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Allied Sub Thresher attacks Japanese CV Shokaku 120nm WNW of Wake. (Gave Mogami a HELL of a scare)

quote:

Mogami to Dadman:
Shokaku stickes her tounue out at USN submarines

DadMan to Mogami:
Just a little further, big girl.

(That was close, dammit!)


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Japanese G3M Nell again Day Air attack on Allied DD John D. Ford , she takes 2 Torpedo hits and sinks

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Japanese Sub I-20 attacks Allied PG Charleston 60nm W of San Francisco. Charleston scores 2 hits , and I-20 sinks.

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Japanese invasion of Alor Star begins...

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In the Beginning... - 9/9/2004 4:06:50 AM   
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Allied Night fighters continue Air attack on Songkhia scoring a few hits

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Japanese Land Air conducts Night attack on Palembang, Balikpapan, Batavia, and Kendari with no appreciable damage

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Japanese Night Air attack on Port Manila. Allied AS Canopus, takes 1 torpedo hit, on fire, minor damage to Port.

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Allied Sub S-38 attacks IJN TF 120nm East of Davao, Japanese AK Hiyama Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Allied Sub S-36 attacks Japanese AP Tempei Maru at 44,48 , Torpedo hits 1, on fire. S-36 takes 4 hits and is lost.

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Japanese carrier borne aircraft continue to attack Wake Island

To self: He's waiting for something... the Landing Force to arrive perhaps? It can't be that he's waiting for me to come and get him, cuz I'm still too weak to face him head-on.
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Japanese Day Air attack on Corregidor M Fortress with over 100 bombers. Allied P-40E Warhawks claim more than 30 kills at a loss of 12

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Laoag

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/10/2004 3:18:04 AM   
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Japanese Night Air attack on Manila nets a few hits on ships anchored there.

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Allied Sub Seadragon attacks Japanese TF 300nm S of Honshu, AK Nasusan Maru, 1 Torpedo hits, on fire; AK Nasusan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Seadragon would later be lost in ASW counterattack.

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Japanese Day Air attack on Allied ground forces Manila. Allied P-40s claim 30+ attackers with only 4 lost.

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Japanese Day Air attack on Allied TF near Jolo, AK Siaoe, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage . She was bringing in much needed supplies, oh well.

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Two Surface Combat TFs (IJN BBs Kongo/Haruna and CAs vs. my CLs do a dance near Kendari doing absolutely no damage to each other whatsoever. They just kinda waved at each other as they passed on by...

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Then the same Japanese Heavy Surface Action force pounded Kendari

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Landings begin at Lamon Bay

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Landings begin at Zamboanga

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Japanese Ground forces continue assault on Alor Star

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Dadjangas (wherever the hell that is.)

I did not figure the IJN BB/CA force to hit Kendari. The were spotted well East of there, and I thought they were aiming for Ambon or New Guinea. I got lucky that my little Dutch CL force did not get clobbered there.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/11/2004 4:46:22 AM   
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A bit of action today...

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Allied CD Gun Batteries at Wake Island Fire at invading IJN units. CA Kako, Shell hits 3; CL Yubari, Shell hits 1; DD Mochizuki, Shell hits 1, on fire

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Japanese Night Air attack on Manila, Allied AP President Madison, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Japanese Naval bombardment of Kendari, holes some ships and destroys about 5 aircraft.

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Japanese Day Air attack on 41st PA Division, at Manila. P-40s claim 15+ downed, losing 17

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Japanese G3M Nell and G4M1 Betty Day Air attack on Allied TF, near Kendari. CL Java, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage; DD Piet Hein, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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Japanese G3M Nell and G4M1 Betty Day Air attack on Allied TF, near Brunei, MSW Finch, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage; MSW Whippoorwill, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage; AO Trinity, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage; TK Mindanao, Torpedo hits 1, on fire; AO Pecos, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Landings are begun at Cagayan and Sinkep Island

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Lamon Bay, Zamboanga, Wake Island, and Jambi

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/11/2004 5:05:44 AM   
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Hi, For the record these are Japanese paratroops

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Jambi

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Japanese Ground troops land at Sinkep Island



Combined Fleet HQ issued orders for all BB with speeds less then 30 kts to return to Home Waters. (to conserve fuel now that the threat they were deployed to combat no longer exists) The 30kt BB are to assume new duties in other areas.

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/11/2004 7:06:43 PM   
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quote:


ORIGINAL: Mogami

Combined Fleet HQ issued orders for all BB with speeds less then 30 kts to return to Home Waters. (to conserve fuel now that the threat they were deployed to combat no longer exists) The 30kt BB are to assume new duties in other areas.



Here's why:


A couple of Allied Surface Action TFs of mine are caught near Kendari. They were a day too late to intecept the Kongo/Haruna TF and took a beating themselves.

G3M Nell and G4M1 Betty From Davao with B5N Kate from Ryujo/Zuiho struck:

BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 1
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 1
CL De Ruyter, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CL Durban, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Witte de With, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Banckert, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

BB Prince of Wales and DD Witte de With are sunk. BC Repulse and the lighter ships are heavily damaged. That is why Mogami has returned his slower BB to Home waters. DEI has very little to resist him now.

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Day Air attack on 51st PA Division at Manila. P-40s claim 25+ vs 2 lost.

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Butuan

"These are the days when wish your bed was already made..."

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RE: In the Beginning... - 9/12/2004 12:31:36 AM   
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Landings at Miri, Borneo have begun

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Allied Sub Triton attacks IJN TF near Wake Island. She is not heard from again... Missing, presumed lost.

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Japanese monster Day Air attack on Khota Bharu puts the place out of business.

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Japanese Ground forces CAPTURE Cotabato, Tawi Tawi, Cagayan and Taytay

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Japanese lose nearly a cool 1000 in Ground combat at Alor Star

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Allied Ground units hold their own in combat at Malacca

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G3M Nell Day Air attack on Riouw Garrison Battalion at Sinkep Island. Defenders still holding on after day 4

Mogami keeps up the steady and beautifully managed pace of swallowing up bits and pieces here and there. I must refrain from doing anything rash still. Admittedly, the boldest move I've made yet was committing BB Prince of Wales and BC Repulse to stop him from pounding Kendari.

In retrospect, it was he who got me. I think he knew I wouldn't let him keep pounding Kendari without a fight. The reason it took me so long was that I had to wait for a few more heavy cruisers to arrive to augment my force.


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Night Action in SRA - 9/12/2004 9:08:49 AM   
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Hi, It can work, from my Allied PBEM game. I had thrown back a Japanese landing at Legaspi in Luzon. The Japanese had captured the base and I recaptured it but had not finished off the Japanese unit. I knew the Japanese would either come to reinforce or withdraw so I had been moving in stages toward there.
Then Japanese landings began at Menado with my TF's in range. I ordered a change of course.
The resulting night battle saw the Japanese lose 1 CA and at least 4 DD with another CA a CL and DD's damaged.

The Long Lance did serious damage to several Allied CL but so far they are all still afloat.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/18/41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Menado at 39,67

The Japanese have surprise

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 18, and is sunk (5x14in)
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Tenryu, Shell hits 1
DD Oboro, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage (sank later that night)
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
DD Mochizuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 5
CA Houston, Shell hits 2
CL Danae, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Dragon, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Durban, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Boise
DD Barker
DD Edsall
DD Thanet, Shell hits 1
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Menado at 39,67

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Kisaragi, Shell hits 2
DD Uzuki, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
DD Hayate, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
CA Houston
CL Danae, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Dragon, on fire, heavy damage
CL Durban, on fire, heavy damage
CL Boise, Shell hits 1
DD Barker, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Edsall
DD Thanet
DD Thracian
DD Electra
DD Express, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Menado at 39,67 2nd Allied TF arrives.

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL Tromp
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein
DD Van Ghent

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