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I am trying to imagine Japanese turbojet planes zooming across Asia, raining destruction down at turbo speed. I wonder what will happen the day the turbojet planes have no one to visit.

Maj. von Mauser said:
Nice little interludes there Remlbe, although England was absent.

Maybe the English government is too busy drinking tea and doing other English things to warrant an interlude.
 

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alan_le_cowboy said:
Don't you remember tea has been seized by Japanese?
:rolleyes:

They're all dead from dehydration then?
 

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alan_le_cowboy said:
Don't you remember tea has been seized by Japanese?
:rolleyes:

I didn't say it was good tea, I just said they might be drinking tea. Perhaps they are drinking water from Boston Harbor out of desperation for tea. :p
 

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Nathan Madien said:
I didn't say it was good tea, I just said they might be drinking tea. Perhaps they are drinking water from Boston Harbor out of desperation for tea. :p


They've probably ordered Ersatz Tea from the new West German government.
 

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alan_le_cowboy - Winter is not going to be quiet :)

Delex - Slowly increasing for the time being and is around 38.

Reado - Oil is needed unfortunately and if Venezuela declares War I will be in a little bit of a pickle as most other oil producers are not too fond of Japan.

safferli - Oh they have more HQ's but they do like to send them in as the first wave of attackers which tends to lead to a rather high loss rate.

Trinitrotoluen - Thank you. Once the capital has been traded once the follow up ones make little difference as Manchukuo is not a massed producer of any raw materials. They have enough to supply themselves which is nice and that is independant of Xinjing. Their IC without their capital is 14/9.

Phax - They are merely repositioning again I think as the AI doesn't know how to back down.

Sokraates - I was fairly surprised that the HQ's got to Vladivostok before my invading troops did as it is a winter mountain walk.

robou, GrimPagan - GrimPagan is correct and I would add that the only other airbase the Soviets have is the level 1 Harbin.

Cpt Rossi - The new bombers will be built four squadrons at a time to coincide with the escorts also being built. I will find the IC from somewhere but it won't be needed until the research is completed in a few months time.

Maj. von Mauser - Vladivostok was worth a try as it was not going to cost me much whatever happened with Transports ready to pick the troops up.

E. Jünger - Thank you very much. I was a little disappointed that the Soviets held off for over a year as that would have made things a lot more troublesome. Still its difficult enough without the added headaches that would have brought with it.

Nathan Madien - Tea is covered under the sub-heading Energy for Britain and they are not even close to exhausting that stockpile :D

Update to follow ...
 

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0000 January 6th 1947.
Carrier Group C Flagship. IJN Hiyo, Malabar Coast.

Nagano Osami, Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy, had left Tokyo to oversea operations around the Indian Ocean once the assault on Vladivostok had been called off. No sign of the British Carrier fleet operating in the area had been seen since it supported the invasion of Colombo a week ago. There had been a report a day earlier of a convoy attack off the coast of Ceylon and Osami had ordered both Carrier Groups C and D to move back towards the area to investigate.

They had sailed to escort 8. Kaigan Transport fleet to Ahmadabad in preparation for any further offensive during Operation Komodo. Admiral Mikawa was left to transit north ahead of the Carriers as they turned back south.

The weather had been good for several days all around the Indian coast which allowed Japanese spotter planes to see enemy shipping fairly easily but Osami knew that the convoys could have been sunk by the large British Submarine fleet also known to be in the area.

He was on the bridge of IJN Hiyo when the first reports came in from the spotter planes. The response was almost automatic as both Carrier Groups received the same information and six Japanese Aircraft Carriers turned into the wind as the crews were greeted with the sound of the alarm that would bring them to Action Stations.​

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Japanese Carriers would do battle with HMS Ark Royal and her escorting Battleships and smaller vessels as dawn arrived off the Malabar Coast. The experienced Japanese crews and pilots wasted little time in launching the first wave of attacks as they knew that they too would be receiving visitors from the much more modern HMS Ark Royal.​

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Four Japanese Carriers, led by IJN Ryuho, attacked the already damaged Battleship HMS Warspite as IJN Hiyo led the remaining two Carriers as they targetted HMS Ark Royal. IJN Junyo had been picked out as the target for HMS Ark Royal's aircraft. The British Battleships would be kept well out of range for the time being keeping the odds very much in Osami's favour.

By 0200 hours HMS Warspite had been sunk by planes from IJN Ryuho as HMS Ark Royal also sustained heavy damage as a further Carrier joined IJN Hiyo. HMS Prince of Wales became the new target of three Carriers as IJN Ryuho's aircraft led the attack again.​

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The battle was becoming very one sided by 0300 hours as HMS Ark Royal was close to sinking and HMS Prince of Wales also began to take very heavy damage. The escorting Light Cruiser and Destroyers could do little to prevent so many aircraft choosing their targets at will. IJN Junyo was taking light damage in comparison from HMS Ark Royal as the combined Japanese Carriers were able to provide much better protection with their Combat Air Patrols.

0400 hours would see the inevitable withdraw by the British as casualties mounted.​

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The victory had been almost total for Osami as the three British Capital ships were all sunk leaving just the escorts to escape. HMS Ark Royal would be claimed by IJN Hiyo as IJN Ryuho claimed both HMS Warpsite and HMS Prince of Wales. Carrier Group D, containing the damaged IJN Junyo, would head back towards Colombo for repairs as Carrier Group C turned north to continue to provide protection for 8. Kaigan and its Transports. The removal of the British threat had left any plans open for Operation Komodo if it could find a suitable target.​

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Osami received some news in regards to Operation Tedious at 1100 hours on January 6th as the Red Army launched an attack against the Cavalry in Tetyukhe province. Orders were already in place for such an event as all three divisions immediately began to board their landing craft and head back out to sea and the waiting Transport ships.​





0000 January 7th 1947.
Airforce Offices. Tokyo, Japan.

Jun had been waiting for two things to occur and they came in a rush. One was on time and the other was later than had been hoped but was nonetheless welcome.​

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The first four Escort Fighter squadrons arrived from the production lines and would be attached to the Tactical bombers that were operating from southern Korea. They would rebase to Sapporo to pick up their new aircraft and continue to operate from there for the time being. They were targetting the area around Vladivostok and Sapporo was just as close as Korea for that task.​

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The second piece of news was the completion of upgrades to the final Interceptor squadron in Mj. General Tanaka's wing. He was ordered to Calcutta where a period of re-organisation would be allowed before he moved to the badly damaged airfield in Ahmadabad. Jun was curious and somewhat eager to know what the outcome would be when the new aircraft met with the Allied Strategic bombers.​

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Almost as if they knew what was coming the bombers attacked the airbase in Ahmadabad again to try and keep it almost un-usable. Saboru's Interceptor wing had still not completed upgrading to the new model but had recovered enough to try and protect their own airfield. The exchange would not be totally one sided but the bombers would suffer much the higher casualties as one squadron came close to being destroyed before the bombers broke off their attack. They had flattened the airbase during their bombing run despite the attentions of Saboru.​
 

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Jun's aircraft were operating all over Asia and the Pacific of course and he received a steady stream of reports from them as they launched their attacks and made their reconnaissance runs.​

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Air General Kondo and his Tactical bomber group encountered Soviet armour in Bayan Nur province which could threaten the center of North China Army.​

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The Tactical bombers, along with their new escorts and commanded by Air General Shima, were raining death upon the Soviet forces along the coast.​

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Nakajima's Dive bombers, based in Dalian, continued to attack enemy troops retreating from Xinjing province as Lt. General Shimoyama led the other Dive bomber group based in Beiping as they covered Erenhot province. The response was normal from the Soviets as no aircraft came to meet the bombers as they were allowed to freely maraude where they chose.​





0200 January 14th 1947.
Carrier Group C Flagship. IJN Hiyo, In Transit.

Osami was left to await developments in Asia as he looked for further targets along the coast but his attention was also firmly fixed on the Indian Ocean and surrounding areas. He was somewhat surprised when he received a report of an enemy invasion so soon after the loss of the enemies main fleet.​

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The latest attempt to capture Colombo was doomed before it started but Osami ordered Carrier Group D out of the port to see just what was around as shore bombardment was again being used by the attackers.

The Americans had provided a fairly decent sized escort fleet to support the landing and despite the favourable conditions Carrier Group D failed to sink any of the enemy fleet and would have to settle for some major damage to some of the ships. Admiral Godo would lose 10 Kuchikukantai to the Heavy Cruiser USS Pensecola as the enemy fleet was allowed to close. The invasion was stopped as soon as the enemy fleet withdrew.

Osami was still waiting for a report from Admiral Kusaka who had taken 17 Sensuikantai on a reconnaissance mission a week ago. The report arrived at 0500 hours on January 14th.​

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The target had been the coastal regions around the Persian Gulf and Kusaka had managed to obtain the information without any enemy contact. The British were sending a steady stream of reinforcements towards India in response to the Japanese build up in Karachi. One thing stood out more than anything else as Operation Komodo had its status changed from defensive to offensive. Orders went out as a result that would see more Japanese forces begin to muster in and around India.​

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Air General Kondo's Tactical bomber group left Lanzhou and made their way south west towards Ahmadabad.​

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BB Division 1 sailed from Tokyo, as always commanded by Admiral Ozawa, and headed for Colombo to refuel before moving onwards.

Ozawa had been keeping an eye on the Pacific as Osami temporarily took control of the situation around India. There had been very few reports to read as the United States Navy continued to be conspicuously absent. That would change as January 14th drew to a close as he read a report from Admiral Kogawa who commanded CA Division 4 covering the Fiji Islands.​

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Admiral King had found himself a Carrier fleet to command and the USS Shangri-La was leading it. Fortunately for Kogawa there was only one Aircraft Carrier but it was enough as conditions were perfect for King. Kogawa would lose the Heavy Cruiser IJN Takao to the USS Shangri-La and 7 Kuchikukantai Destroyer Flotilla to the Heavy Cruiser USS Louisville before he could escape towards Vanue Levu.

Ichimaru and Genda would have something to hunt as there was no Japanese fleet anywhere close that could deal with this threat.​
 

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Who is your commander defending Tetyukhe? He looks like Lenin in a goofy disguse.

Anyways, good update.

Truly a textbook carrier battle you had with the English, and quite glorius.

Not good that you lost a Heavy Crusier though, they arn't cheap.
 

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Prince of Wales gains the dubious distinction of being sunk twice by the same opponent. :rolleyes:
 

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Don't worry about the US carrier group. King will find the way to spoil it. :D
 

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Great AAR
 

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good luck, it seems you`re getting in much more trouble, and this is not a normal bear, this is Kodiak !!! :rofl:

what`s your plan? are you gonna send any aircrafts to Pacific? i hope you don`t. just ignore the islands for the time being, the bear is the first priority. you`ve already proved that you can beat US in Pacific. after killing the bear, you can deal with the Kodiak.

and are you gonna push for Iran (Persia)? you sent lots of aircrafts to that area, i`m wondering the reason.

and i hope you`ll finish this AAR before HOI3 arrives :p
 

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Kuwiet City looks very juicy indeed!!! Maybe a little sortie over there to get you a naval/airbase? It would put a monkey in the English's wrench.
 

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genbrad said:
Kuwiet City looks very juicy indeed!!! Maybe a little sortie over there to get you a naval/airbase? It would put a monkey in the English's wrench.

I'd guess the extra ability to get oil from there is much more tempting than the air/naval base. Especially with Kuweit's relatively close proximity to Abadan, which produces a fair chunk of oil.
 

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robou - There is still a very large American CTF around somewhere but I think its in port repairing. When that shows up things could get interesting.

Sokraates - I was a little bit too thorough in the Pacific to allow constant Naval warfare I think :)

Maj. von Mauser - Thanks. Lt. General Kanjorjab was the commander in Tetyukhe. Six vs one is a nice textbook battle for me but against more than one enemy Carrier I will almost certainly lose at least one of my own until the doctrines can catch up.

HannibalBarca - Strange how that happens :)

Kurt_Steiner - I too am pretty sure that Admiral King is not to wise a commander.

Thurak - They both took their time but I doubt the Royal Navy will be seen again for some time as this is the second time they got mauled around this area. They might have no option but to keep their home defence fleet close to the UK which means the AI can't send them out.

humancalculator - Thank you :)

harezmi, genbrad - The enemy forces are mustering. The Soviets are the main priority so the aircraft won't be going to the Pacific. genbrad hit the nail on the head as far as Persia goes. HoI3 is still a ways off and most launches are later than advertised so we shall see :)

Striker475 - The oil is fairly tempting :)

Time for more death and destruction in the update ....