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May 25, 1942

Bombardment attack at Changsha, about a draw
Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11833 troops, 816 guns, 697 vehicles, Assault Value = 1679

Defending force 112292 troops, 681 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3444

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Bettys made an attack on a TF at Lunga, I lost a PC but shot down 13 of the attacking Bettys
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 114,138

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Nicarata
PC Crawford, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
18th FG/73rd FS with P-40B Warhawk (8 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
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May 26, 1942

A TF of Commonwealth CLs sink a xAK at Woodlark Island
Night Time Surface Combat, near Woodlark Island at 104,133, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL Sumatra
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
CL Adelaide
CL Dragon
DD Voyager
DD Vampire
DD Van Nes
Bombardment attack at Changsha, probably in Japans favor
Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11819 troops, 814 guns, 697 vehicles, Assault Value = 1689

Defending force 112432 troops, 681 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3454

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Japan lands at Buka
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May 27, 1942

Iloilo on Panay falls

Bombardment attack at Changsha, about a draw
Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11831 troops, 817 guns, 697 vehicles, Assault Value = 1699

Defending force 112425 troops, 681 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3446

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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May 28, 1942

Nothing exciting happened today
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May 29, 1942

Not much today.

Green Island fell.

No bombardment attack at Changsha

We had a small dog fight over Henyang, I lost 10 P-40B( 6 air-2-air and 4 ops, 6 pilots )
Xargun lost 13 Zeros( 12 air-2-air and 1 ops )
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May 30, 1942

Not much happening at this time. I think both of us have damaged CVs repairing and it just that time of the game
where things can get a bit boring.
I am building Lunga and will take a few more bases in the Solomon Islands, but it will be slow going. I need to build
the bases up as I go and it takes time to do that.

Usual bombardment attack at Changsha

Landings at Rekata Bay, Pangoe, and Bacolod.

The AVG is stood down for a bit.
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May 31, 1942

Another month goes by.

Japan made landings at Auki, Munda, Russel Islands, and Thousand Ships Bay in the Solomon Islands. These are small, probably FT,
invasions. I assume he just wants to know if and when I put forces on these bases.
Japan also landed at Baybay on the island of Leyte. Clean up.

Kind of neat, I had a SCTF at Kirakira set to patrol there and a reaction of 6. It reacted to Auki and sank a PB there
and then reacted to Thousand Ships Bay and sank another PB there.

Bacolod and Rekata Rekata Bay fell today.

Some bombing of my units fleeing Wenchow.
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June 1, 1942

Auki, Munda, Russel Islands, and Thousand Ships Bay all fell today.

Lost an xAK off of Sydney to a sub

Japan landed troops at Deboyne Islands

More bombing of my troops fleeing Wenchow.
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June 2, 1942

Not a lot.

I damaged a sub East and a bit South of Noumea, one hit was listed as a direct hit
Sub attack near Mare' at 118,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-22, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Cushing
DD Perkins
Japan landed at Cebu.

He moved a unit across the river into Siangtan. It took a big hit
but not as bad a hit as I took

Ground combat at Siangtan (81,52)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2325 troops, 132 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 2231

Defending force 88348 troops, 502 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2101

Assault collapses, survivors seek cover

Japanese ground losses:
703 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (7 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 60 (60 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
His air keeps attacking my units that fled from Wenchow. Little does he realize that if he does destroy them
I will get many more devices than the have left. It has been that way since they retreated from Wenchow.
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June 3, 1942

Not a lot. An ASW TF got 2 minor damage hits on sub I-20 outside of Sydney. We will keep trying

More troops landed on Cebu.

Japans air is still attacking my fleeing units in China.
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June 4, 1942

Again, not much

Xargun continues to bomb my fleeing troops in China.

I am doing Naval Bombardments and Aerial bombings at Tulagi, I will be taking it soon.
It appears that he has removed all his troops from Russel Islands, Thousand Ships Bay, and Auki.
Sometime after I take Tulagi they should all revert back to my control.
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June 5, 1942

Very quiet turn.

Thousand Ships Bay reverted back to my control.
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June 6, 1942

Tacloban falls.

More troops land at Cebu.

Bombing continues on my troops in China fleeing Wenchow.

Bombing of Naval Guard unit on Tulagi continues.
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June 7, 1942

Caught a sub in the Noumea hex, I wonder what it was up to?
Not shown as sunk, but it is a long was away from real help.
ASW attack near Noumea at 115,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 21, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Resolution
CA Pensacola
CA Louisville
CA Portland
DD Humphreys
DD Kane
DD Hatfield
DD Lawrence
DD King
more troops land at Cebu.
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June 8, 1942

Last turn Xargun tried to intercept my bombers over Tulagi, but they did not make contact.

This turn I sent a P-40B squadron to sweep Tulagi and downed 11 Zeros with no losses.

He is still bombing my fleeing troops in China
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June 9, 1942

Minefield detected at Lunga.

TF destroyed near Malacca
ASW attack near Malacca at 49,82

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
TB Hatsukari

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII
More troops landing at Cebu

Troops landing at Rossel Island

P-38E sweeps over Magwe bag some Zeros - Tracker says 13 Zeros lost and 4 P-38Es lost
Not real good, but acceptable for now.

All enemy units have vacated Siangtan.
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June 10, 1942

IJN subs were busy.
I lost an xAKL carrying supply at Kirakira
and a AG off of Auckland.

More troops land at Cebu
Landing at Bandjermasin

Over Magwe my P-38Es shot down 6 Zeros, but lost 2 in air-2-air and 1 ops.

It looks like he is sending some(all?) of the units he moved out of Siangtan to Changsha. I have units
moving into Changsha to bolster the defense.
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June 11, 1942

Ground combat at Cebu and Bandgermasin

Ground combat at Cebu (80,86)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7721 troops, 85 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 240

Defending force 4222 troops, 48 guns, 54 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Japanese adjusted assault: 130

Allied adjusted defense: 157

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
23rd Nav Gd Unit

Defending units:
81st PA Infantry Division
Cebu USN Base Force
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Ground combat at Bandjermasin (60,99)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1991 troops, 41 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Defending force 845 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 34

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
38th/A Division

Defending units:
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Bandjermasin Base Force
IJ bombing of my fleeing troops in China resulted in 2 HQs being destroyed, they will be back in a month
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June 12, 1942

This is a case of where I think the game mechanics suck.
This small was attacked by a sub, the APA took one torpedo and then the PF pounded the sub
and forced it to surface. Then while both ships were firing on the sub it launches two more salvos of torpedoes.
It has never seemed right that this happens.
Sub attack near Lunga at 114,139

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
APA J. Franklin Bell, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
PF Mexican

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

SS RO-60 launches 2 torpedoes at APA J. Franklin Bell
PF Mexican fails to find sub, continues to search...
PF Mexican fails to find sub, continues to search...
PF Mexican fails to find sub, continues to search...
PF Mexican attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-60 forced to surface!
APA J. Franklin Bell firing on surfaced sub ....
APA J. Franklin Bell firing on surfaced sub ....
PF Mexican firing on surfaced sub ....
PF Mexican firing on surfaced sub ....
PF Mexican firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
Dumaguete in the PI falls
Bandjermasin on Borneo falls

Cebu hold again.

More bombing of my fleeing troops in China
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June 13, 1942

Not much happened.

Xargun tried night bombing the port at Kirakira to no avail

There are enemy mines now at Kirakira, there is a minesweeping TF one hex away and will get there tomorrow.

Cebu holds again.

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