Japan Takes on the Allies.
HOI2: DD Armagedon 1.3a
mods: GIP 0.6, vanilla
challange: Its just a story, not a challange. Enjoy it as that.
June 20th 1944., 5 days ago the island of Saipan was invaded and taken by the Americans. As a result of the defeat the Japanese government went through some changes. Prime Minister Hideki Tojo resigned as head of the army and Inanba Saturo took over, Tojo also had to give up his position as Armaments Minister and was replaced by Fujiwara Ginjiro.
This caused a great uproar in the Japanese empire, but Emperor Hirohito was able to silence the population by announcing to start peace negotiations with Chiang Kai-Shek.
On the 6th of June Allied forces had also landed on German occupied France, things where looking grim now for Japans ally in the war. Germany would surely loose and thus Japan was on its own.
After Japanese forces where able to take out several Chinese divisions in the south of China the Chinese government proposed a peace agreement that would give a large part of Northern China to the Japanese. Hirohito accepted on June 23rd.
Now the Japanese army could be rerouted towards the Pacific and help in the battles on New Guinea and reinforce the islands in the Japanese sphere of influence.
A large transport fleet was assembled and ordered to take as much troops off the Japanese home islands and onto New Guinea. On their first run they encountered a group of British submarines and where able to sink a substational amount of them. In the mean time all Japanese Subs where ordered out of their docks and start Convoy raiding north of New Guinea. The Subs met with little succes as most where destroyed by large American carrier fleets.
The large transport fleet was able to send 3 Divisions to New Guinea by the end of June and the Transport fleet returned home.
Immediately an attack on US forces on New Guinea was started but it failed. However, New Guinea wouldn't fully fall into enemy hands any time soon.
In the end of June Wake island was lost to American attackers though. This was anticpated and no ship was docked at the ilsand at the time. They could recapture the island as soon as New Guinea and the solomons are recaptured again and the US navy is at the bottom of the sea.
To counter the vastly superior American fleet the Japanese fleet was assembling in Palawan, Phillipines, they needed to get their main fleet carriers together with enough planes. After the defeat at Midway the Japanese navy lost 4 of its best carriers and they had to take a few carriers out of training early with inexperienced seamen and pilots. These carriers are now under Grand Admiral Nagano's command, who ordered them to start Patrolling North of New Guinea from Palawan while a Battleship fleet(among them the Yamato) would protect the Phillipines.
I just like writing stories, so don't bother giving me tips on how to play Japan in 1944, it doesn't matter if i lose or win. Though i hope i would stay alive at least long enough for this to become a proper story.