Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

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Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

Post by Bluebook »

No Todd in this thread please.


First, lets set the mood...






















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End of 1941




"East Wind, Rain" was one of three possible "execute" messages which Japanese diplomats around the world had been alerted to begin listening for on November 19th. They were told to monitor the regular news and weather broadcasts from Tokyo, just as they always did, but to pay especially careful attention to the phraseology employed to describe the weather.

If they heard the words "North Wind, Cloudy," it meant war with the Soviet Union.

If they heard the words "West Wind, Clear," it meant war with the British Empire.

And if they heard the words "East Wind, Rain," it meant war with the United States.


...at the Japanese embassy, Chief Petty Officer Kenici Ogemoto was listening to the weather report. When he heard those fateful words, he immediately rushed into the office of the naval attache and shouted "the winds blew." The attache ran with Ogemoto back into the radio room just in time to hear the Radio Tokyo announcer repeat the weather forecast, "Higashi no kaze ame" - "East Wind, Rain." Instantly workers at the embassy began destroying their cryptographic equipment and codebooks, while others took the secret documents from their files, piled them in huge heaps in the garden, and burned them. The Japanese diplomats knew that their embassies and consulates in the United States and its territories would soon be seized; and they themselves would soon be interned as enemy aliens pending their exchange for American diplomats in Japan. All their code-making and code-breaking hardware and software, and all their secret papers, had to be destroyed immediately.


Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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RE: Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

Post by Bluebook »

Opening moves... 7-8 Dec 1941


War begins early on the morning of December 7th with a massive airstrike on Manilla. Three reasons for this.

1) I do fear his submarines. In my "learning games" against the AI, it has become quite clear that the submarine threat is a deadly one. I want to neutralize this threat for as long as possible. I do not fear the old battlewagons at Pearl Harbor, they should fear my Bettys and Long Lances instead.

2) I need to have the CVs avaliable as soon as possible in the NEI. AE is a whole new ballgame when it comes to the Japanese invasion of this area. To venture deep into the NEI without aircover is not recommended. My transport ships are more valuable than their weight in gold (or fuel) and I will not put them in harms way unless I absolutely have to. If we start out with a strike at Pearl Harbor, the CVs of the Kido Butai will not be able to join the battle for the NEI for weeks...weeks wasted traversing the endless space of the central pacific.

3) I want to conserve the airunits of the KB as much as possible. Even with surprise, a strike at Pearl can extract a heavy toll on the bombers.

The first invading forces hit Singkawang and Khota Bharu. Japanese paratroopers sieze the port facilities at Naga and Vigan, this to prevent the inevitable losses that comes from an amphibious assault.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,76

Japanese Ships
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi
DD Nowaki
DD Maikaze

Allied Ships
SS KXI



KXI bottoming out ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
[..]
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 15 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 99 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 81



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-35A: 4 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 3 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 41
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 233

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
[..]
CAP engaged:
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 90,50 (Pengpu)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5M1 Mabel x 6



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5M1 Mabel bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 72
B5N2 Kate x 143
D3A1 Val x 133



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
xAKL Palawan, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AV Langley, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Snapper, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Seawolf, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Spearfish, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Swordfish, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
DD Peary, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Pillsbury, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Permit, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
SS S-41, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Tarpon, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Paz, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS S-37, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Sargo, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS S-40, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 3, on fire
SS Pike, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 1
PT-41, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Porpoise, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Pickerel, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Don Jose, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-33, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Si Kiang, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Otus, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-35, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
PT-34, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AS Holland, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAKL Corregidor, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-31, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AM Lark, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Perch, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS Seal, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AM Finch, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Seadragon, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
SS Searaven, Bomb hits 1
AM Whippoorwill, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Isabel, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS S-38, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Pope, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Repair Shipyard hits 2
Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 62
Port hits 22
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 5
[..]
Very good results from the first strike. Several submarines sunk, practically all of them damaged. We also manage to sink some of those dangerous PT boats. A cripling blow to the asiatic fleet. No Japanese losses.

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 48
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 55



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Allied ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF Det with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Instead of attacking the airfields in Malaya, we focus on the commonwealth units at Khota Bharu. We want to sieze this base as fast and smooth as possible.

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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 24



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-27b Nate diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 90,50 (Pengpu)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 16th Group Army, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 27



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 16th Construction Regiment, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 36



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes


Thanks to the Zero-sweep earlier, the Sallys can perform their attack with minimal damage.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6
B-339D x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Toho Maru
xAK Johore Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 15



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 15
Blenheim IV x 6
Swordfish I x 2
Hudson I x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed
Hudson I: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
AK Sakura Maru
CL Sendai
BB Haruna
CA Takao



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x Blenheim I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Blenheim I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1
Hudson I x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryoyo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1
Vildebeest III x 6
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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ASW attack near Singapore at 50,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-121



Sub escapes detection


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Pre-Invasion action off Kota Bharu

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Uranami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7

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



CL Sendai firing at 3rd ISF Base Force
DD Uranami firing at 3rd ISF Base Force
PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Kota Bharu

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu, 51,75

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 56th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 12th Engr Rgt


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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru



West Borneo KNIL Battalion firing at xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Fushimi Maru firing at enemy troops
xAK Ryoyo Maru firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang

TF 93 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88



15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of I./143rd Infantry Bn
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 7th Field AF Const Bn


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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu



E Shimushu firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang

TF 94 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88





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Pre-Invasion action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru



Singkawang Base Force firing at xAK Johore Maru
xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Singkawang

TF 95 troops unloading over beach at Singkawang, 56,88

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



17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of III./143rd Infantry Bn
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of III./143rd Infantry Bn


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Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6405 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 1593 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 181

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 45 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
970 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 908 troops, 5 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Defending force 4742 troops, 50 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 127



Assaulting units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force

Defending units:
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
32nd Field AA Battalion


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4008 troops, 36 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

Defending force 5474 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 173

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


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


Assaulting units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Rgt /1
5th JAAF AF Coy


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Ground combat at Atimonan (80,79)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 263 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Atimonan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Vigan (80,73)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 60 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Vigan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Naga (81,81)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 73 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Naga !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2



All in all a good day for the Japanese forces. No major losses, we managed to cripple the Asiatic Fleet. The big setback is however that we failed to spot and attack Force Z. They made it all the way to Singora and forced a transport TF to retreat. That is bad in several ways, it delays my invasion, and it puts a huge dent in the NEI-operations. I will now have to protect every invasion against the possible appearance of the Prince of Wales.





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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 08, 41

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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Shikinami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7

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



CL Sendai firing at FMSV Brigade
DD Shikinami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru



xAK Fushimi Maru firing at enemy troops
xAK Ryoyo Maru firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu



E Shimushu firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru



xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7



PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru



xAK Fushimi Maru firing at enemy troops
xAK Ryoyo Maru firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu



E Shimushu firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru



xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7



PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Ryoyo Maru



xAK Fushimi Maru firing at enemy troops
xAK Ryoyo Maru firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu



E Shimushu firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru



xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 38
G4M1 Betty x 66



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-40B Warhawk x 1


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-35A: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 82

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
31 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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 6 minutes


Clark should be closed down soon enough. I will concentrate on closing down the US airfields in the PI rather than relying on the superiority of the Zero to protect my ships and bombers.


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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 89,49

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5M1 Mabel x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5M1 Mabel bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 143
D3A1 Val x 132



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
SS Saury, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
DD Peary, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PT-32, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Seadragon, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Salmon, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Searaven, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Lark, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Anakan, on fire, heavy damage
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AS Otus, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Palawan, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Isabel, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Princess of Negros, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Shark, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
AM Quail, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Perch, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT Q-112, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Finch, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT Q-111, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


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


Repair Shipyard hits 1
Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 19
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

And we finish off what was left at Manilla, again for no losses. The KB will now split into two units, one heads towards Kuching, and the other down towards Davao. I do not dare to venture into allied air-range with my transports, so most of my units are holding their position outside allied air-range...with some neccesary exceptions.

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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-27b Nate diving from 10000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 13



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 89,49

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Group Army ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged

Allied aircraft losses



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

We fail to close Rangoon. No more missions will be flown against this base for a while. I will not risk my fighters and bombers on long-range missions on the RAF's terms over their base. Especially not considering that the AVG may very well appear above Rangoon tomorrow. Airunits in Siam will turn their full attention to Malaya.

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Morning Air attack on 16th Construction Regiment, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 55,87

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
B-339D x 3


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singora at 51,72

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 1
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 15



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed
Hudson I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
260th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on West Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 23



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

These Bettys come from Cam Rahn Bay. I have diverted them to groundstrikes here because I do not want to risk taking excessive losses during the amphibious operations off Singkawang. I also do not want to fail my initial assault on this base since my plans rely on me getting an airfield here as soon as possible to cover the landings at Kuching and deeper into the NEI. As soon as I capture the base, I will station my Zeros here to protect my transports as well as the shipping lines towards Saigon. I see Singkawang as the key to unlocking the NEI defences on northern and western Borneo. Also, this will be the main line of attack into the NEI. Singkawang - then Oosthaven - then Java.

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Morning Air attack on West Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged



Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on West Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged




Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Zenyo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singora at 51,72

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 1
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryujo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Blenheim I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
260th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 55,87

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 12
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 6
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(23 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 7



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Asakasan Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
139WH-3 x 3
B-339D x 4


Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Zenyo Maru
CA Chokai
xAK Ryoyo Maru, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7



PB Tatsumiya Maru firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 firing at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru



xAK Fushimi Maru firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu



E Shimushu firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Singkawang

Japanese Ships
xAK Johore Maru



xAK Johore Maru firing at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 856 troops, 5 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Defending force 4726 troops, 50 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 127



Assaulting units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force

Defending units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
32nd Field AA Battalion


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4010 troops, 36 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

Defending force 6006 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 172


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


Assaulting units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

Defending units:
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
5th JAAF AF Coy


Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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FROM:
1st Lt Futagami, 76th I.F. Chutai detachment, 5th Air Division, Airfield Hengchun # 2

TO:
Headquarters unit, 5th Air Division, Takao

REPORT:
Post strike reconnassaince flight over Manilla Harbor, 14:45 local time, December 8.
Severe fires raging in the warehouse area and in the oil depots, smoke obscuring large parts of the harbor. Several ships on fire in the harbor area. Three AK-type vessels spotted attempting leaving harbor. See enclosed photograpies.


ESTIMATED ENEMY LOSSES:

Based on pre-strike reconnassaince photographies compared with post strike photographies as well as observations during mission, USN losses are estimated as follows:

SS x 23
PT x 8
DD x 3
PG x 1
xAK x 1
xAKL x 2


SIGNED
1st Lt Futagami, I
Commanding officer 67th I.F. Chutai Detachment.
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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Initial Japanese landings



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Here is an overview of the PI/NEI-area.

The KB has split into two, with Agaki and Kaga providing aircover off Borneo. I want the CVs with the heaviest armor in this area where I am expecting to meet heavy resistance from the RAF and the Dutch airforce.

The rest of the KB will head down to the Celebes sea to provide aircover for the Davao and Morotai landings. In this area Im expecting to meet some resistance from Dutch and US airunits, but I am not expecting heavy resistance, more nuiscance raids.

The Morotai and Davao invasion forces are loading or holding position at sea waiting for the aircover.

I expect to take Singkawang tomorrow, and will fly in Zeros and support units immideately. This will be a rudimentary defence against air attack until the CVs arrive in a couple of days. The Kuching TFs are heading towards their objective due to an error on my part. I forgot to put them in a holding pattern where they are now, so they are moving towards the invasion beaches. Could be a costly misstake on my part.

The escape of Force Z puts this early invasion into a completely different light. In a worst case scenario, Force Z will attack the Singkawang landings tomorrow. I will have 4 CAs and 4DDs covering the invasion, and the invasion taskforce itself is covered by a CA and a DD. It could go either way. Had this been witp I would not fear a 4CA vs 2BB-fight, since the Japs own the night and the Long Lances are more than deadly. However, there seems to be some indications that the Japs are not as superior in surface engagements in AE. Either way, it should be an interesting night.

The other Japanese BBs are on the way to the area. Right now they are in the PI-area.

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Interesting opening game moves.
Best of luck!
WitP-AE - WitE - CWII - BASPM - BaB

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ORIGINAL: Blind Sniper

Interesting opening game moves.
Best of luck!

Thanks!

Will be really interesting to see how he reacts to the Singkawang invasion. If he sends the Prince of Wales and Repulse there, I will be in deep trouble I fear.
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I'm afraid that something has been badly distorted in the game when one passes on attacking battleships at Pearl Harbor, but, is happy to have sunk some of those "dangerous PT's" in the PI. [&:]
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Post by bigbaba »

good read and intresting strategy by not attacking PH.

now, in WITP, i would agree with you, that the manila attack is far better then attacking the pacific fleet at pearl. why? because most of the time, you was not able to sink even one BB at pearl.

in AE on the other hand, it seems that you can finaly sink american BBs at pearl. in some AAR here in forum you can see 3, 4 or even 5 sunken US BBs after turn one. although this old BBs are too slow to escort CV-TFs, i fear them as japanese because of their famous nuke bombardements which can reduce the defense of islands into zero and make the allied invasions much much easier then without them.

i for my part would get as much BBs at pearl as i can (maybe with a following attack on 8th december) and deal with the subs in manila harbor with the betty/nells from formosa. the KB would set sail to truk, refuel and support the invasions of rabaul and PM, which i tend to secure asap for the empire.

but i wish you luck. anyone who plays japanese in this monster named AE earny respect and luck.[;)]
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ORIGINAL: ShaiHulud

I'm afraid that something has been badly distorted in the game when one passes on attacking battleships at Pearl Harbor, but, is happy to have sunk some of those "dangerous PT's" in the PI. [&:]

Well, to be honest, the two major reasons for attacking Manilla is because I want to remove his submarines, and I want to have the Japanese carriers avaliable for support in the NEI as soon as possible. If I attack Pearl on turn 1, I will lose something between 20-40 invaluable carrier aircraft and their even more invaluable pilots. I will also have the KB out of any action in the NEI for at least two-three weeks.

I just decided to prioritize the NEI over the BBs at Pearl...PTs are just a bonus.
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ORIGINAL: bigbaba

good read and intresting strategy by not attacking PH.

now, in WITP, i would agree with you, that the manila attack is far better then attacking the pacific fleet at pearl. why? because most of the time, you was not able to sink even one BB at pearl.

in AE on the other hand, it seems that you can finaly sink american BBs at pearl. in some AAR here in forum you can see 3, 4 or even 5 sunken US BBs after turn one. although this old BBs are too slow to escort CV-TFs, i fear them as japanese because of their famous nuke bombardements which can reduce the defense of islands into zero and make the allied invasions much much easier then without them.

i for my part would get as much BBs at pearl as i can (maybe with a following attack on 8th december) and deal with the subs in manila harbor with the betty/nells from formosa. the KB would set sail to truk, refuel and support the invasions of rabaul and PM, which i tend to secure asap for the empire.

but i wish you luck. anyone who plays japanese in this monster named AE earny respect and luck.[;)]
Thanks!
I agree that it would be best to attack both Pearl and Manila, but the houserules we use only allow port strikes in one area on turn 1.

Then again, I dont really fear the BBs at Pearl. They are slow and old, and I dont think they will achieve much, besides serving as convoy escort, bombardment of some isolated base, or general surface combat in areas where I dont have any airunits...

I plan to be defensive in the south and central pacific though. Im just going to grab Tarawa, Rabaul, Guadalcanal, Lae (and maybe Port Moresby, but I dont think so). So his battleships will have to go up against my Betties and/or carrier aircraft.

(I will try to take the NEI as soon as possible, and then pay Ceylon a visit...Im going for the Indian gambit in this game)
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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All is well with surface combat

Post by Bluebook »

Big turn today, I just have to start out with this one.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kota Bharu at 51,75, Range 30,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Asashio, Shell hits 1
DD Oshio
DD Michishio, Shell hits 2
DD Arashio
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 15, on fire
BC Repulse, Shell hits 32, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1
DD Tenedos
DD Electra
DD Express



Reduced sighting due to 67% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 67% moonlight: 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 30,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Kongo at 30,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Express at 30,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Electra at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 24,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 24,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Atago at 24,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Electra at 24,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Vampire at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 22,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 22,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Takao at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 20,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 20,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Express at 20,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Electra at 20,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vampire at 20,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Electra at 20,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Asashio at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 17,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Kongo at 17,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Express at 17,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Oshio at 17,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages BC Repulse at 17,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Express at 17,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Electra at 17,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Express at 17,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Asashio at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 15,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BC Repulse at 15,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Express at 15,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Electra at 15,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Jintsu at 15,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vampire at 15,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Express at 15,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Oshio at 15,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Asashio at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Kongo at 13,000 yards
CA Atago engages BC Repulse at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Takao at 13,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages BC Repulse at 13,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Vampire at 13,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Tenedos at 13,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Asashio at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
CA Atago engages BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
CA Takao engages BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Oshio at 10,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Express at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Electra at 10,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Electra at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 7,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BC Repulse at 7,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Express at 7,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Takao at 7,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Tenedos at 7,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vampire at 7,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Express at 7,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Michishio at 7,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Electra at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 11,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BC Repulse at 11,000 yards
CA Atago engages BC Repulse at 11,000 yards
CA Takao engages BC Repulse at 11,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Jintsu at 11,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Akatsuki at 11,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Michishio at 11,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Tenedos at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Kongo at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Atago at 13,000 yards
CA Takao engages BC Repulse at 13,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Oshio at 13,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Hibiki at 13,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Akatsuki at 13,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Express at 13,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Electra at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 12,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 12,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Akatsuki at 12,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Takao at 12,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages BC Repulse at 12,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Asashio at 12,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Vampire at 12,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Asashio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 9,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Haruna at 9,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Express at 9,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Electra at 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Tenedos at 9,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Vampire at 9,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Tenedos at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Express at 10,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Electra at 10,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Tenedos at 10,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Vampire at 10,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Michishio at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 9,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Express at 9,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Atago at 9,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Takao at 9,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Vampire at 9,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Tenedos at 9,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Vampire at 9,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Vampire at 9,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Asashio at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 11,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Kongo at 11,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Atago at 11,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Jintsu at 11,000 yards
DD Oshio engages DD Express at 11,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Express at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 14,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BB Prince of Wales at 14,000 yards
CA Atago engages BB Prince of Wales at 14,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Tenedos at 14,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Arashio at 14,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Arashio at 14,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Electra at 14,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Oshio at 14,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Asashio at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
BB Haruna engages BB Prince of Wales at 19,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Oshio at 19,000 yards
CA Atago engages BB Prince of Wales at 19,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages DD Tenedos at 19,000 yards
DD Arashio engages DD Tenedos at 19,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DD Vampire at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 23,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Express at 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Atago at 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Jintsu at 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Asashio at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages BB Haruna at 27,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Express at 27,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Jintsu at 27,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages DD Oshio at 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...


In a very aggressive move, the Royal Navy press on with the attack of Force Z. They attack the Kota Bharu landing at night. BB Haruna carried the day for the Imperial Navy by scoring several main armament hits on both Repulse as well as Prince of Wales. Repulse sank about halfway through the engagement after being hit by a Long Lance from CA Atago. Somewhat disconcerting was the fact that the Prince of Wales was hit twice by the main armament of Haruna without penetrating the belt armor.

The engagement was indecisive for a long time with Prince of Wales staying out of the battle for several impulses, and when she finally engaged the Japanese force, her fire was inaccurate and sporadic.

I am very pleased with these results, not only did we sink the Repulse, we also protected the amphibious landings and removed Force Z as a potential threat to the operations in the NEI. If Prince of Wales survives without sinking, she will be out of the battle for a long time.



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And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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RE: All is well with surface combat

Post by Bluebook »

Instead of posting the entire combat report, I will just post the most interesting stuff.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41
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Sub attack near Palmyra at 173,121

Japanese Ships
SS I-172, hits 3

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Chicago
DD Porter
DD Flusser
DD Lamson
DD Drayton



SS I-172 launches 2 torpedoes at CV Lexington
DD Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Flusser attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lamson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Drayton attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Drayton fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Drayton attacking submerged sub ....
DD Drayton fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Palmyra at 173,121

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 1

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, on fire
DD Porter
DD Flusser
DD Lamson
DD Mahan



SS I-175 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Lexington
I-175 diving deep ....
DD Porter attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lamson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Mahan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Porter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Palmyra at 173,121

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
CA Chester
DD Craven
DD Balch
DD Fanning
DD Dunlap
DD Ellet



DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dunlap fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ellet fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Balch attacking submerged sub ....
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The Lexington has a run of bad luck, followed by a run of good luck. The second attack saw four torpedos fail to detonate, I am pretty sure another hit would have been the end of the CV. The fuel storage explosion should mean that Lexington will be out of battle for at least three months. I do not dare hope she sinks, in the second attack she was only "on fire", and not heavy fires or heavy damage. Still, it is a very good attack.

This was off Palmyra by the way. I find it reasonable to assume that the Enterprise is in this vincinity aswell. Not many allied players keep his CVs separated.




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"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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RE: All is well with surface combat

Post by Bluebook »

The air war


Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

A very good sweep over Kota Bharu. Despite the lousy weather, we manage to inflict heavy losses on the RAF over Malaya.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 2 destroyed




CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 35



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 8 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground



Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes

We fail miserably and pay a heavy price over Clark. The initial sweep fails to be effective. No doubt thanks to the fact that not a single Zero from Tinian saw fit to fly missions today. Instead of overwhelming the defences with 30+ Zeros, we impale ourselves on the CAP with insignificant Oscars and unescorted Bettys. I can ill afford these losses.
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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 43
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 30



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

No Japanese losses

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


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,75 (Kota Bharu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



Despite the very poor weather, we manage to inflict some losses on the defenders of Kota Bharu. I have focused on attacking these units because I want to sieze the base quickly. We will see if the attacks have any effect on the defence of the base.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 2



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed


CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

CVL Rujyo provides CAP over a small invasion TF at Morotai. In what can only be described as a "cripple fight", a Claude manages to shoot down a Dutch bomber.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 6
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 7



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(22 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4
B-339D x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Miike Maru, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Johore Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Swordfish I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Johore Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Mikasa Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singora at 51,72

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 5



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4
Hudson I x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4
139WH-3 x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
139WH-3: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
xAK Zenyo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singora at 51,72

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 15
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 4



Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Kashii, Bomb hits 1
E Saga, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Swordfish I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb




Defensive airbattles in the NEI. The Swordfish proves to be a real nuiscance. I must capture the base quickly to get some form of rudimentary aircover in this region. One of the xAKs sink. She is shortly thereafter followed by the Escort. Luckily, the ships are empty now so I "only" lose the vessels. My Oscars manage to keep the transports off Kota Bharu safe though.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 32



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokusima Maru
xAK Mansei Maru
APD Nadakaze



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (16 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 14


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-40E Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes

Airbattles over the Phillipines. My Zeros have been amazingly inefficient here, and I must get them to fly their missions as soon as possible. Not that the USAAF is anything more than a nuiscance right now, but if this keeps up, I will start losing transports soon. And I will not accept any unnecessary ship losses.


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 78,86

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
D3A1 Val x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Ravnaas, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Governor Wright, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 79,86

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 36



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Sarangami, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Dos Hermanos, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Elcano, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Escalante R, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 77,86

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
D3A1 Val x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Manatawny

The KB finds several small convoys in the Sulu Sea. I believe these ships are fleeing from Naga. The port fell on the first turn to my paratroopers, but apparently the ships are no longer scuttled when a port is captured. Interesting.
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
Bluebook
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:03 am

RE: All is well with surface combat

Post by Bluebook »

Amphibious Assault at Morotai

TF 130 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 80,101

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 5th JNAF Coy /2
8 Aviation Support troops lost in surf during unload of 5th JNAF Coy /2
8 Engineers accidentally lost during unload of 5th JNAF Coy /2
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 5th JNAF Coy /2
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 5th JNAF Coy /2

Behold the power of the Imperial Fleet. The AF company is decimated trying to land at an empty base.

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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Eihuku Maru
PB Nako Maru #2



PB Nako Maru #2 fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
PB Nako Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching

TF 143 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

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



19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of II./124th Infantry Bn /3

Only 19 men lost during unloading operations at Kuching. Great..

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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5877 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Defending force 4453 troops, 40 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 348

Allied adjusted defense: 16

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
902 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2801 casualties reported
Squads: 61 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 157 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 33 (32 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
5th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force

It seems the airforce made a difference at Kota Bharu. The allied assault value compared to the adjusted assault indicates that the commonwealth forces are in great dissaray. Really good news, I did not want to have this landing fail, it would have put a dent in the timetable and cost alot of casualties in the follow-up landings.

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Ground combat at Singkawang (56,88)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3970 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 129

Defending force 1157 troops, 10 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 174

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 174 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkawang !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1563 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (11 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
III./143rd Infantry Battalion
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
32nd Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Singkawang Base Force

A very important victory. Airunits will be flown in first thing tomorrow!
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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1863 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 95 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 52

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 52 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Wren Det.


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1735 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 91 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 48 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

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


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


Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Heron Det.


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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1724 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 50

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 50 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1330 troops, 5 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Defending force 1703 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60



Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
Bluebook
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:03 am

RE: Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

Post by Bluebook »

And here comes day#2

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 10, 41

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Singkawang at 56,88, Range 5,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 1
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL De Ruyter, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Tromp, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Piet Hein
DD Van Ghent



Reduced sighting due to 57% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 57% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Mogami at 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL De Ruyter at 5,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CL Tromp at 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages CL De Ruyter at 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Piet Hein at 5,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Kortenaer at 5,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Piet Hein at 5,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Van Nes at 5,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Maikaze at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Tromp at 2,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL De Ruyter at 2,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages CA Mikuma at 2,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages CA Mogami at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Kortenaer at 2,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Maikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Witte de With at 2,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Nowaki at 2,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Banckert at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Tromp at 5,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Suzuya at 5,000 yards
CL De Ruyter sunk by CA Mikuma at 5,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Maikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Nowaki at 5,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages DD Maikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages DD Maikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Van Nes at 5,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Maikaze at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Kumano at 8,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Suzuya at 8,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Van Ghent at 8,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Mogami at 8,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Hagikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Piet Hein at 8,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Witte de With at 8,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DD Maikaze at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...

A good thing that I managed to bring in the Japanese CAs to cover the Singkawang landing. The battle was not as one-sided as the combat reply might indicate. The two hits on Mogami came from DeRuyter, they were penetrating and caused additional damage. Mogami was burning heavily. Before a LL hit the Dutch CL, it could have gone either way. The engagement distance was small enough to make any hit potentially devastating.

In the end, it was the Japanese night fighting experience that made all the difference I suppose.



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ASW attack near Singkawang at 56,88

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
DD Sagiri
E Shimushu

Allied Ships
SS KXI, hits 6



KXI bottoming out ....
CA Chokai fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Chokai attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Chokai fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
E Shimushu attacking submerged sub ....
CA Chokai attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Singkawang at 56,88, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kashii, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CL Tromp, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 1



Reduced sighting due to 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 46% moonlight: 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages CL Kashii at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CL Kashii at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Kashii engages DD Van Ghent at 10,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CL Kashii at 10,000 yards
CL Kashii engages DD Van Ghent at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Kashii engages CL Tromp at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Kashii engages CL Tromp at 10,000 yards
CL Kashii engages DD Van Ghent at 10,000 yards
Kojima, Hideo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Kashii engages CL Tromp at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Kashii manages to intercept Tromp as she was limping back towards Singapore. The hits were penetrating, and should send the Dutch CL to the bottom.

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Invasion Support action off Kuching
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Eihuku Maru
PB Nako Maru #2



6" Mk V/VII Gun Coastal Battery engaging xAK Eihuku Maru at 12,000 yards
PB Nako Maru #2 fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
PB Nako Maru #2 firing at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kuching
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Mexico Maru
PB Nako Maru #2



PB Nako Maru #2 fires to suppress enemy guns at 12,000 yards
PB Nako Maru #2 firing at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Pontianak at 55,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With



DD Piet Hein fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kortenaer fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Evertsen attacking submerged sub ....
DD Witte de With fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 16th Construction Regiment, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet *

In case you were wondering what the Zeros based at Takao were doing, here is your answer. Attacking a Chinese construction regiment, deep inside China. The Zeros are on a not-overstacked-base with plenty of supplies, they have orders to sweep Clark Field. This little adventure cost me something between 10-15 Betties and a handful of Oscars.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 6



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 30



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

It would have been great to have these attacks aided by the Zeros. I cant help but think that it would have gone differently if they had been there instead of 23 000 feet above China.


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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 54



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
400 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
30 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Huge losses inflicted on the retreating Commonwealth units pushed out of Kota Bharu. I wonder if a retreated enemy automatically goes into "move-mode"...

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 2



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Nittai Maru
xAKL Taiyu Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

CVL Ruyjo's fighters are making themselves useful in the skies above Morotai.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manus at 101,119

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 2


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Daijukyo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..

But apparently they cannot be everywhere at once. Nice feature.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes


Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Toho Maru
CM Kamome, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Swordfish I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

I am really starting to fear the might of the un-intercepted Swordfish. Will not venture far outside aircover in the NEI anymore.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Puerto Princesa at 71,79

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 26
D3A1 Val x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Thanet
DD Scout
DD Thracian, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
11 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Agaki and Kaga fail miserably at sinking the Hong Kong destroyers. Really surprised at the poor hit-ratio. I wonder if it is the DDs that are hard to hit, or my pilots that are poorly trained.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryuyo Maru
xAK Hakubasan Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Zamboanga at 74,86

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (13 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

The USAAF B-17s take losses against the KB CAP. I was surprised to see two of the buffs shot down by the brittle Zeros.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Puerto Princesa at 71,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Puerto Princesa at 71,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet

Uh...what? I need to check the orders for these guys.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,101

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 1



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Nittai Maru
xAK Shinwa Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manus at 101,119

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 2


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Daijukyo Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..

More action near Morotai. Luckily no hits for the Dutch aircrews.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Miike Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Swordfish I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd PI Base Force, at 78,84 (San Jose)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd PI Base Force, at 78,84 (San Jose)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Puerto Princesa at 71,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
B5N2 Kate x 25



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Thanet
DD Scout



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Like I said...is it good DDs or bad pilots?

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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi

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


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


TB Kasasagi firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching

TF 105 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88





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Amphibious Assault at Morotai

TF 129 troops unloading over beach at Morotai, 80,101





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Amphibious Assault at Manus

TF 133 troops unloading over beach at Manus, 101,119

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



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy


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Invasion Support action off Kuching
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2



PB Nako Maru #2 firing at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru



PB Kantori Maru firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching

TF 144 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88



8 Aviation Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 9th Base Force /2
8 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 9th Base Force /4
8 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 9th Base Force /5
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 9th Base Force /7


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1340 troops, 5 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 6940 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 136


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


Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion
II./124th Infantry Battalion
4th JNAF Coy
9th Base Force

Most of my forces managed to land without problem. Kuching should fall tomorrow, making my foothold into the upper NEI safe enough to start making plans for the next objective. Oosthaven.


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"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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RE: Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

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Malay/upper NEI.

Zeros and Oscars at Kota Bharu and Singora are ordered to do a sweep over Georgetown. I need to establish air superiority over the upper Malayan penninsula.

Most of the surface combat TF's are heading to Cam Rahn Bay to replenish their ammo, leaving Kota Bharu undefended and Singkawang defended by two CAs. I dont think the Kota Bharu landings are in danger of being attacked by surface ships now though, and Ive just fought off the major Dutch surface group at Singkawang, so I believe this is a good time to replenish the ammo.

Kuching should fall tomorrow, after that I will have two airbases large enough to stage naval bombers from, that should close the sea-area between Singapore and Java down for the allies. After having achieved that, I will start focusing on the next step on the road to Java - Oosthaven.

I am also in the process of shifting ASW units from Japan and the Phillipines to this area. With the threat of USN submarines gone for a while, I can focus my ASW-assets in this area. The Dutch and RN subs are deadly, and must be handled with accordingly.



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Ive flown in 20 Zeros to Singkawang to provide LRCAP over the base and the landings of Kuching. The Bettys and Nells in Indo-China are set to ground attack Kuching to provide airsupport to the shock attack scheduled to take place tomorrow.

Mindanao
Meanwhile, over at Mindanao, the KB have orders to attack both the ground units as well as the airfield at Davao. Shokakus Zeros are providing aircover for the invasion TF that is just off the screen to the south of Davao. I expect the landings to take place the day after tomorrow, meaning turn 2 in the next combat round.

Phillipines
Ive flown in a Zero squadron as well as the Tojos from China to do a sweep at Clark tomorrow. All the Bettys are resting, I will try to clear the skies over Clark with fighters, and then do another attempt with the bombers. I am using Naga as halfway-point to ferry Zeros from Takao to the south.

The Bettys who took a beating over Clark last turn are refitted and ordered to rest. Their morale is in shambles, and Ive changed their leader to someone with very high inspiration (but very crappy stats otherwise). It will take a while to nurture these guys back into fighting order.
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For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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The remnants of Kanoya Ku K-1 Detachment.

As you can see, the unit lost 16 bombers in those two attacks. One pilot survived, the others are MIA or KIA. Morale in shambles.

You can see the stats of the new officer Im bringing in to try to turn this unit back into something at least resembling fighting condition. You can also see the new pilots brought in to fill the gaps. Not really the same quality as the other crews...

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And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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RE: Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Singkawang at 56,87, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Shinai, Shell hits 19, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 2,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CA Kumano engages xAKL Shinai at 2,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages xAKL Shinai at 2,000 yards
xAKL Shinai sunk by CA Suzuya at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

I wish my CAs had not wasted torpedoes on this old xAKL.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dadjangas at 80,94, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shiokaze
PB Kure Maru #5
xAK Kyusyu Maru
xAK Tenryu Maru
xAK Taifuku Maru
xAK Nanrei Maru
xAK Teiryu Maru
xAK Macassar Maru
xAK Nittai Maru
xAK Shinsei Maru
xAK Taihei Maru
xAKL Kashiwa Maru
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
xAKL Kosho Maru
xAP Hakone Maru
PB Hakata Maru #2

Allied Ships
AVD William B. Preston
xAKL Mauban
xAKL Montanes



Reduced sighting due to 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards...
Range increases to 10,000 yards
PB Hakata Maru #2 engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages AVD William B. Preston at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...

The Davao invasion force stumbles across some fleeing US ships.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud Island at 80,95, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Nenohi
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
AVD William B. Preston, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Mauban, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
xAKL Montanes, Shell hits 7, and is sunk



Reduced sighting due to 46% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages AVD William B. Preston at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAKL Montanes at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages AVD William B. Preston at 6,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages AVD William B. Preston at 6,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages xAKL Montanes at 6,000 yards
xAKL Montanes sunk by DD Nenohi at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages AVD William B. Preston at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages AVD William B. Preston at 5,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages AVD William B. Preston at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
AVD William B. Preston sunk by DD Wakaba at 3,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAKL Mauban at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages xAKL Mauban at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAKL Mauban at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAKL Mauban at 2,000 yards
DD Wakaba engages xAKL Mauban at 2,000 yards
xAKL Mauban sunk by DD Hatsushima at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

And then my surface combat TF escorting the invasion TF finds the hapless allied ships.
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Amphibious Assault at Guam

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Guam, 106,95

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



37mm Type 94 AT Gun damaged beyond repair during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /1
70mm T92 Howitzer lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /1
75mm Infantry Gun dropped into water during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /1
75mm T94 Mtn Gun lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /1
16 troops of a IJA Cavalry Squad lost overboard during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /1
16 troops of a IJA Cavalry Squad lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /1
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /1
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 15th Base Force /1
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 15th Base Force
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /4
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /5

Stop dropping artillery pieces into the water! And 150 men lost during the landing? wtf...the next invasion fleet will be equipped with life vests.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes

Starting to clear the skies over Clark. Not too impressed with the results. Lots of damaged P-40s though, so I hope to meet less resistance tomorrow.

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Morning Air attack on Davao , at 79,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

Looks like the defenders of Mindanao are somewhere else.

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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 14000 feet


As are the defenders of Malaya apparently...


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Morning Air attack on Davao , at 79,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 27
D3A1 Val x 88



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 70

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x D3A1 Val diving from 6000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x D3A1 Val diving from 6000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x D3A1 Val diving from 6000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
26 x D3A1 Val diving from 6000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st /101st PA Battalion ...
Also attacking Davao ...
Also attacking 1st /101st PA Battalion ...
Also attacking Davao ...
Also attacking 1st /101st PA Battalion ...
Also attacking Davao ...
Also attacking 1st /101st PA Battalion ...
Also attacking Davao ...
Also attacking 1st /101st PA Battalion ...
Also attacking Davao ...
Also attacking 1st /101st PA Battalion ...
Also attacking Davao ...

Wasted strike on the airfields at Davao. I should have done a ground attack instead.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 13
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 7 damaged
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya
CA Chokai
CA Mikuma
xAK Zenyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
13 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkawang at 56,88

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Swordfish I bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

Im not too impressed with the size of my CAP over Singkawang. Oh, well, it should be better tomorrow when Ive flown in some av support.

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Morning Air attack on Guam USN Base Force, at 106,95 (Guam)

Weather in hex: Severe storms - This probably explains my excessive losses during the invasion. Note to self, dont invade islands during severe storms.

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Davao at 82,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Kanlaon II, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Latouche, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Finishing off some more stragglers in the PI-area. Waste of good torpedoes if you ask me. I will have to return to replenish the CVs before I can face an allied surface combat force. But it takes too long, so I will hover here for a couple of days longer, I need to get my troops ashore at Tarakan as well as Davao before I can head home for more torpedoes.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 52,75

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 13



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 3
Vildebeest III x 2
Hudson I x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Brazil Maru
xAKL Meiko Maru
xAKL Kasui Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x Vildebeest III bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Blenheim I bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(25 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

This battle concerns me. My Oscars aborted their intercepts at the first sign of enemy defensive fire. I suspect the pilots must be very low on morale, but I dont know why. Will have to take a closer look at this unit. Fortunately, all the bombers missed, but this could have been a disaster as all those ships are packed with troops.


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manado at 76,98

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 17



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Lepus, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Legazpi, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

More stragglers..

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Pre-Invasion action off Davao

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Hakata Maru #2
PB Kure Maru #5



PB Hakata Maru #2 firing at enemy troops
PB Kure Maru #5 firing at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft


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Amphibious Assault at Davao

TF 84 troops unloading over beach at Davao, 79,91

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



70mm T92 Howitzer lost from landing craft during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of Miura Det
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Miura Det /2
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /4

Not much resistance is put up by the PI defenders at Davao. The base should fall quickly.

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 26212 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 630

Defending force 8794 troops, 133 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

Japanese adjusted assault: 778

Allied adjusted defense: 361

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2436 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 102 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
867 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (3 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

First attack at Hong Kong. High losses, but good results. I dont think the base will hold out for many days.

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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6950 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 137

Defending force 1822 troops, 9 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 120

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
424 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1078 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion
II./124th Infantry Battalion
4th JNAF Coy
9th Base Force

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

And with that, we have secured the first stepping stone in the upper NEI. Time to consolidate, bring in the airforce, and make preparations for the next step.

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Ground combat at Manus (101,119)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 373 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 24

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manus !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)



Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy

First base siezed in the Rabaul-area.

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Ground combat at Morotai (80,101)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1151 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Morotai !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
2nd JNAF Coy
1st JNAF Coy
5th JNAF Coy

And the first toehold in the lower NEI is secured. This base will be built up to accommodate a Zero wing, and then I will move on towards Kendari.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
xAK Neleus, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



SS I-156 is sighted by xAK Neleus
SS I-156 launches 8 torpedoes at xAK Neleus


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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
xAK Demodocus, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



SS I-156 is sighted by xAK Demodocus
SS I-156 launches 8 torpedoes at xAK Demodocus

I-156 has an excellent run against two AKs.

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Submarine attack near Toboali at 51,93

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
xAK Demodocus, heavy damage



SS I-156 is sighted by xAK Demodocus
SS I-156 fails to launch torpedoes due to mechanical problems

But then her torpedo tubes break? Never seen this before, AE keeps impressing me.

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Sub attack near Morotai at 81,100

Japanese Ships
xAKL Higari Maru, Shell hits 49, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 1



SS S-36 attacking xAKL Higari Maru on the surface
SS S-36 low on gun ammo, Perry N. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

This USN sub spends most of its ammo on a small xAKL..the empty ship sinks later though.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 76,72

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 18



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied Ships
xAK Hai Lee
xAK Hinsang
xAK Ming Sang



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

USAAF long range CAP, this is several hexes off the PI and I was very surprised to find fighters there. My bombers fail to impress me with their hit ratio to say the least.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 9
P-40B Warhawk x 9
P-40E Warhawk x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
6th PS PAAC with P-26A (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

Battles over Clark continues. We manage to shoot down some enemy fighters, but we get some op-losses. I am losing Zeros at a rate that cannot continue for long.

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Submarine attack near Morotai at 81,100

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hitora Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by xAKL Hitora Maru
SS S-36 attacking on the surface
SS S-36 low on gun ammo, Perry N. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Submarine attack near Morotai at 81,100

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hitora Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
SS S-36



SS S-36 is sighted by xAKL Hitora Maru
SS S-36 attacking on the surface
SS S-36 low on gun ammo, Perry N. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

Im glad to see that the sub is practically out of ammo. Should mean he is out of action for a couple of weeks.
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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24500 troops, 321 guns, 216 vehicles, Assault Value = 541

Defending force 7753 troops, 134 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Japanese adjusted assault: 532

Allied adjusted defense: 245

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
569 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
801 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
1st Middlesex Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

We keep grinding down the defences at Hong Kong. I think I will rest my troops tomorrow, and finish the brits off the day after.
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
Bluebook
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RE: Higashi no kaze ame - Bluebook Jap vs Todd Allied

Post by Bluebook »

A big day for the Empire today. We managed to catch several allied tankers and sink them. That will definitively hurt the allies in the early months of 1942. Also Hong Kong falls, freeing up enough troops to start serious preparations for the invasion of Java. I have started converting a dozen xAKs to carry more troops. The conversions will take less than a week and after that I should be ready to go directly for Java.

Overall, everything is going on schedule. With the fall of Davao, I have secured Mindanao. Enough troops have been unloaded at Vigan and Naga to finish the Phillipine campaign. I am just waiting for the arrival of one more division at Naga and then I can begin the move on Manilla. It is only Malaya that is somewhat slower than expected. I made the misstake of moving the Imperial Guards & Co via "move" instead of via rail, so they have come no further than Bangkok. It should go faster now though, since Ive ordered them to use the railline from here on down.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 2
P-35A x 7
P-40B Warhawk x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-44 Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet

Heavy dogfights over Manilla. As you can see I have brought in the Tojos from China, and they are proving to be a P-40 killer. Aircombat is much less deadly these days with most of the "losses" being damaged fighters withdrawing from combat. I am making progress however, he cannot keep up with these losses.

But then again...neither can I...really.



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Aparri at 85,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Nanning, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Soochow, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Hanyang, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Ships fleeing from the PI are caught.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Arimasan Maru
xAK Kinrei Maru



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

While the Zeros and Tojos attack Manilla, the Oscars defend the ships unloading at Vigan. And while they fail to down a single fighter or bomber, at least they drove some off.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Balikpapan at 66,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
D3A1 Val x 9



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AO TAN 1
AVP Valk



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 13000 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 23000 feet

CAP engaged:
2e-1-VI.G.V Groep with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PC Formalhaut, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
TK British Sailor



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo


Annoying results. My pilots fail to score a single hit on these high-value targets.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lubang at 78,78

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 3
G4M1 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged


Allied Ships
xAK Hai Lee, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Munlock, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ming Sang, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Hinsang



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Aparri at 85,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Chengtu
xAK Haraldsvang
xAKL Yat Shing, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lubang at 78,78

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 20



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 1
P-35A x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged


Allied Ships
xAK Bennevis, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Munlock, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Hinsang, Torpedo hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

More mopping up of ships fleeing from Hong Kong or Manilla. It annoys me to find USAAF-units covering the ships though. We must focus on closing down the USAAF-operations in the PI.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Toboali at 51,95

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Semiramis
TK Strix, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 4000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Strix

These Sallys operate out of Kuching. And while they fail to hit anything, their mere presence should close down the waters between Java and Borneo for allied shipping.


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead

And the CAP over Kuching takes down a careless Blenheim.

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Afternoon Air attack on Lark Battalion, at 106,125 (Rabaul)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Time to start softening up the defences at Rabaul. I have moved in some capital ships to Truk and I will start loadning the invasion fleet shortly. This operation concerns me, since I have no carriers down here, except for a CVE. Still we will be far inside Betty range, and after the fall of Kavieng I can base float planes with great range to search for enemy ships. Two BBs and 4 CAs will cover the landing.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Toboali at 51,95

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 54



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Semiramis, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Strix, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
TK Manvantara, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Iris, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Semiramis
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Manvantara
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Iris

Akagi and Kaga is positioned just off Singkawang. The Kates find and destroy an unescorted convoy of fully loaded tankers heading south in the waters between Java and Borneo. This is a heavy blow to the allies, not only do they lose the fuel that was probably headed for Australia, but they lose these heavy tankers aswell. This will put a huge dent in the allied logistics for a couple of months.

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Sub attack near Singkawang at 56,88

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
DD Sagiri
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
SS KXI, hits 2



SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at CA Mikuma
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Phew... Dutch subs have been very ineffective so far.

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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24056 troops, 321 guns, 214 vehicles, Assault Value = 533

Defending force 6906 troops, 133 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Japanese adjusted assault: 361

Allied adjusted defense: 137

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
No Allied losses

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

Japanese ground losses:
879 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
15432 casualties reported
Squads: 331 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 769 destroyed, 102 disabled
Engineers: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 236 (233 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 136 (135 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 6


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Hong Kong Fortress
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force

The fall of Hong Kong frees up the 38th Division. They are given orders to start preparing for the invasion of Java.

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Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5394 troops, 40 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 153

Defending force 371 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 264

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 264 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Davao !!!

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

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


Allied ground losses:
399 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Miura Det
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st /101st PA Battalion

And the fall of Davao means I can now start flying in airunits to cover my ships in this area. Meaning that the KB can move on further south. Next stop...Tarakan.

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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8216 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 994 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 117

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-)
Attacker: shock(+), supply(-)

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


Allied ground losses:
952 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 111 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 59 (56 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
15th Base Force

Defending units:
Guam USN Base Force

[color]The question is...do I send these troops to Wake, or do I send them down to the lower NEI...[/color]

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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 969 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 56

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 56 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kavieng !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)



Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
33rd JNAF AF Unit

Now I can base a couple of Mavis here. That combined with Bettys from Truk should be enough aircover for the Rabaul-invasion. Unless the USN CVs arrive...

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41

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Submarine attack near Sampit at 56,99

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
CMc Pro Patria, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



CMc Pro Patria is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 8 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Madjene at 64,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
AO TAN 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



AO TAN 1 is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes at AO TAN 1

My subs have proven very effective so far. I-165 manages to do what the KB failed to do...put a torpedo in that tanker.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (11 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

No losses, but we manage to scare them off anyway.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 88,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Bisayas, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Sagoland, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Bisayas
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Sagoland

More mopping up around the Phillipines.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
P-26A x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-26A: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-44 Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet

Looks like we have managed to attrit the Manilla defences to the point of them not taking to the skies anymore. Tomorrow we will send in another sweep with fresh Zeros from Takao, Tojos from Vigan, and then follow up with Bettys and Nells to strike the airfield.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Donggala at 68,97

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
D3A1 Val x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
TK British Sailor, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x D3A1 Val bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK British Sailor

And another tanker goes down. A great day for the Imperial Navy.
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate:
"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods."
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