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As I recall, the Brazillians gave you problems in the beginning too haven't they? Maybe I should start a campaign with them as they seem to kick butt all the time. :rofl:
 

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Everyone cheer and rejoice cause of the naval action! :D
 

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I like very much that you are sinking America's CV lvl. 8, it is not an easy task.
Nice to see that Mushashi did not destroyed Zuiho, I was expected to see it.
I see that you use CA Divisions, are you able to group CA lvl. 2 with CL lvl. 6? It will have same firing range.
 

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*cheer and rejoice*

And the old cliffhanger, again. Although I expect CA division 1 to rule in their next engagement so the tension is bearable ;).
 

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genbrad said:
As I recall, the Brazillians gave you problems in the beginning too haven't they? Maybe I should start a campaign with them as they seem to kick butt all the time. :rofl:

<off-topic>Tks man, I know we are good not only in football</off-topic>

Anyway, I stoped reading your aar some dozens of pages ago, when you were starting to struggle against the soviet and everybody was afraid that they could take China from you... and it seems that it will take a lot of effort for you to defeat them... so, good luck again!
 
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safferli - The US Naval Doctrines are so far ahead right now that they get a significant advantage giving them a large bonus in most battles. The Canadians seem to like operating around Japan.

Nathan Madien - The Brazilians seem to be the hardest ships to sink for some unknown reason.

robou - So far the USN is allowing me to destroy it piecemeal but that will change eventually. The numbers are still pretty much under control though. The IJN is slowly being modernised but its a time consuming business.

genbrad - Brazil is a fun country to play you just have to be wary of the many US GOI's all over South America :)

Phax - Naval action has quietened down quite a lot since the end of 1945 and early 1946 when all the major fleets set about trying to destroy eachother. There are far less around now mainly due to the Japanese airforce.

cosminus - Musashi would have sunk Zuiho if the weather had not been so bad which was fortunate in a way. Those two ships would have the same range correct but I cannot build lvl 6 CL's as my research is not so good with the exception of Carriers.

Thurak - CA's don't like lvl 8 CV's as you shall see :)

Leumatiello - Welcome back. There is certainly still a lot of work to go as far as the Red Army is concerned.

Update to follow ...
 

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0400 March 12th 1947.
North China Army Headquarters. Lanzhou, China.

Japanese forces involved with Operation Komodo continued to advance with progress being made towards joining the invasion area with India.​

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General Anami was ordered to attack Chah Bahar province from Karachi as Allied troops moved away from the border. Support from the Kondo's Tactical bombers and CA Division 3 ensured a swift victory. Anami became more adept at Desert Warfare during the encounter.​





0400 March 12th 1947.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Musashi, Gulf of Mannar.

CA Division 1 had been sent to intercept Admiral Glassford and the USS Forrestal and Ozawa waited for any news from Admiral Takasu. He would not have to wait long.​

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Just before dusk both fleets met in the Central Carolines after Takasu had been guided towards the enemy by aircraft operating from Truk.​

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Night made targetting harder and reduced the damge either fleet could inflict. No ships were sunk until Glassford opened the range after a four hour struggle. The Heavy Cruiser IJN Chokai would sink to aircraft from USS Forrestal as Glassford lost his only escorting Destroyer Division to IJN Suzuya. Takasu would pursue Glassford to the east with his slower fleet.​

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At 1700 hours Ozawa received some news from Siberia. Transport ships had successfully deposited three Cavalry divisions in Khabarovsk province where Lt. General Kanjorjab had already begun to set up his defences amongst the mountains. There were enough Soviet troops close by to try and evict him but the snow could provide adequate protection.​

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Takasu managed to catch Glassford again in the East Carolines at 0400 hours on the 13th, where spotter aircraft had again assisted in detecting the American Carrier fleet. USS Forrestal was showing signs of some fairly heavy damage as the two fleets closed.​

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Despite numerical superiority the battle was not totally one sided. IJN Chitose attacked 4 Kuchikukantai by mistake reducing Takasu's firepower. The Destroyer Flotilla ignored the mis-directed attack and continued to close with the USS Forrestal which was targetting the Heavy Cruiser IJN Atago. The American Light Carrier USS Bataan would take no offensive part in the encounter as it had not recovered from the previous fight.

By 0700 hours USS Forrestal had been sunk by the Light Cruiser IJN Nagara which would also account for the USS Bataan. USS Forrestal would manage to finish off IJN Atago before she sank. The loss of two Japanese Heavy Cruisers was a fairly high price to pay for sinking another American Carrier but it did help to keep the enemy numbers down.​

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HMCS Warrior had been spotted again at 0500 hours on March 13th, this time by Siamese Naval bombers, as she headed east across the top of Japan. BC Division 1 had sailed south from Tokyo and would not be able to close quickly enough if the Canadian ships continued on their present course.​

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Ozawa also received a report from Admiral Kojima who was commanding a Submarine fleet which formed part of the screen across the Indian Ocean. Two American Transport Divisions were seemingly headed towards Ceylon where BB Division 1 would be waiting for them if they did.​
 

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0700 March 13th 1947.
The Skies Above Abadan, Persia.

Having defeated one American Strategic bomber wing over Abadan province the Japanese Interceptors were called upon to attack another as it targetted their airbase.​

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Saboru would attack alone on this occasion as the second Interceptor wing rested. The single American bomber squadron stood little chance as four Interceptor squadrons pounded on it during its bombing run. None of the bombers would survive the encounter.​

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To the north east Mj. General Kawashima had arrived in Kirkuk province where he was immediately forced to withdraw by advancing Syrian Infantry divisions. Higashikuni was moderately surprised by the level of technology being employed by the Syrian troops which was superior to his own troops.​





1100 March 14th 1947.
BB Division 1 Flasghip. IJN Musashi, Gulf of Mannar.

Carrier Group C was conducting a patrol around the mouth of the Red Sea when it encountered a hostile fleet in the East Gulf of Aden.​

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The Light Cruiser HMS Manchester would be sunk by IJN Hiyo during the short battle with the British Destroyer Flotilla managing to escape.​





1200 March 14th 1947.
North China Army Headquarters. Lanzhou, China.

The first support arrived for Higashikuni and the hard pressed North China Army on March 14th.​

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Nakajima's Dive bomber group had completed operations over Xinjing and had moved south to assist in the center. They rebased to Lanzhou after a brief bombing run over Bayan Nur province.​

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Higashikuni received word from Lt. General Nishihara that he had captured Mosul province in Iraq. Word was sent back to Tokyo to inform the Japanese Foreign office.​

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During a brief visit to Mamuro's office the Iraqi Ambassador was informed of his Country's change of ownership and that he had to vacate his Embassy.​

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Nakajima led five of his bomber squadrons towards Guyuan at 0000 hours on March 15th as a Soviet Armoured division occupied the province. Three squadrons remained on the airfield in Lanzhou to recover from their recent rebasing.​

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Chandra Bose was ordered to attack the Armour the following morning where he easily overcame the weakened division and forced it to retreat. The Dive bombers made sure that it didn't get very far.​

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BB Division 1 was called into action as the two American Transport Divisions made the mistake of actually trying to land troops on Ceylon. IJN Musashi, showing much greater accuracy, would be credited with sinking both Divisions.​

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Meanwhile over Hamhung province Fukui was systematically destroying another Soviet Dive bomber wing that was foolish enough to try and bomb the heavily entrenched Japanese troops on the province.​
 

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can you show us your production queue? there were some escort fighters, CVs and BCs as far as i remember ...?

two CAs, big loss. and i wonder why don`t you just send your NAVs? is it for using your navy and making the game more enjoyable or you have another reason for that? because i don`t like to finish off the enemy just by NAVs, i like to use my navy even i loose some of them...
 

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Those are painful losses, unfortunately the Americans can afford them in the long run. I do not see kind waters for the IJN from here on out...
 

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BB Division 1 was called into action as the two American Transport Divisions made the mistake of actually trying to land troops on Ceylon. IJN Musashi, showing much greater accuracy, would be credited with sinking both Divisions.

And they were loaded, as a nice gift by the USA, which is probably more of a victory than just two transports. (And given the previous invasion compositions by the AI, you might have sunk even an armoured division with any luck.)

I forgot the current composition and deployment of your fleets, and it is not obvious were to look for it within the last 50 pages. Would it be too much of a hassle to add pointers in the index to the last instances of year-end-updates or any other major overviews or strategy explanations? This would benefit this huge AAR greatly, I believe.
 

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Thurak - I didn't expect to lose any ships against that fleet but high level Carriers can destroy older ships in one combat round fairly regularly it seems. Iraq is going pretty well so far :)

alan_le_cowboy - The BC's are more modern but I have lost too many CA's lately for them to make up the gap. My tech is way behind in ship models as I am concentrating on doctrine for the Navy for now.

harezmi - 4 x Escort Fighters, 2 x CVL, 2 x CV, 2 x BC, 5 x Convoy Transports is the current production queue.

My NAV's had just been operating off Ceylon having flown there from Fiji. If I had flown them to Truk they would have been pretty much useless for a few days even with their huge rebasing range. I like using ships against ships if I have a chance of winning which is why I chose to use CA Division 1. I could have just ignored the enemy fleet all together and waited for it to make its way to Ceylon, where it was probably heading.

robou - Had I lost those CA's two years ago it would have been extremely painful but as things stand its not too bad a loss. The enemy Navies are a shadow of their former selves which means I can afford some losses. When this scenario started I had the third largest Navy in the World and was way behind both the USN and RN, now I have a fleet almost as large as both of those countries combined. In a way these occasional losses actual modernise the IJN as the older ships sink and are slowly replaced by more modern variants. This is what the USN is currently busy doing as nearly all of its older ships have been sunk.

Zvetiki - Sinking Transports full of troops is always nice. The US has been using infantry and marines a little more lately around Ceylon so it was probably not armour, but any troops are a bonus.

I can add some things to the index, which badly needs updating anyway, to point out the things you asked for.

Current major IJN deployments are :-

Carrier Group C (3 x CV) - Supporting Operation Komodo in the Arabian Sea.
Carrier Group D (3 x CV) - Repairing in Colombo.
BB Division 1 (1 x SHBB, 2 x BB) - Guarding Ceylon.
BC Division 1 ( 2 x BC) - Based in Tokyo.
CA Division 1 - Based in Truk.
CA Division 3 - Guarding the Red Sea.
Yamato (SHBB) - Repairing in Colombo.
Katsuragi (CV) - Repairing in Tokyo.

I will have Minister Osami give a detailed Naval briefing at the beginning of April.

Update to follow ...
 

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0000 March 17th 1947.
Naval Offices. Tokyo, Japan.

No attempt had been made to force the Japanese cavalry from the coast of Siberia which enabled Osami to launch another invasion to increase the land controlled by Japan.​

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Lt. General Tsuda began his amphibious assault targetted against Bogorodskoe province at dawn with support being provided from Shima's Tactical bombers as well as a small Destroyer force offshore. The Cavalry to the south also participated to reduce the problems of landing against a defended beach. Even with snow in the province the battle was quickly over with Tsuda's Infantry being the victors.​





0400 March 17th 1947.
North China Army Headquarters. Lanzhou, China.

The capture of Iraq had caused a change in the balance of forces in Persia as most of the Allied troops had vanished when the Country had been annexed. Most of them probably redeployed out of the area but it was possible that some had simply chosen civilian life. Either way Higashikuni no longer had to worry about ten Allied divisions in the area.​

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Kondo began to attack the few remaining enemy troops in northern Persia with only one division left that was not of Persian decent. The more modern Infantry division was American and it had nowhere to run with the coast covered by Japanese ships.​

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At 0500 hours on March 19th another Soviet Armoured division entered Guyuan province where it was attacked by Chandra Bose with support from the full Dive bomber group operating from Lanzhou. The second Dive bomber group was also in action as it targetted the enemy formation in Yuling to the north east. All of the enemy troops in this part of the front were Armoured or Mechanised divisions and had to be destroyed.​





0600 March 19th 1947.
Kwantung Army Headquarters. Mukden, Manchukuo.

The Spring had seen relatively little action across Manchuria as Operation Tedious kept the Soviets occupied. Terauchi knew that sooner or later the snows would melt from the whole area and battle would resume in earnest once more.​

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The invasion of Bogorodskoe went without a hitch as three more Japanese divisions landed on Soviet soil. The full offensive ground force designated for Operation Tedious was now ashore and was merely waiting for a Soviet response. There was no plan to advance inland as there were still far too many enemy troops in the area.​

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Sugawara would lead the Dive bombers from Lanzhou to Dalian after a large enemy force materialised in Xinjing province. Most of these troops appear to have arrived by train as there were not enough movements observed to provide such a force from close by. Terauchi would need some reconnaisance before deciding on a course of action.​

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Shima's Tactical bombers had remained over the latest invasion area and were now providing intelligence on the true Soviet strength in the region. The largest formation was in Komsomolsk province where seven divisions were observed.​

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Rather than waiting for the bombers to find out what was in Xinjing Terauchi ordered General Fujie to launch a probing attack from Andong using elements of his Headquarters division. Eighteen divisions was more than had been expected and there was no way Terauchi could attack such a force in a snow covered province without suffering a large amount of casualties. He would await developments in the hope that the enemy would weaken its position.

To the east in Liaoyuan province Watanabe's Interceptors attacked the large enemy force to provide an accurate count. Ten divisions was roughly the number anticipated and was no cause for concern for the time being.​





0100 March 22nd 1947.
North China Army Headquarters. Lanzhou, China.

Higashikuni was also in need of some reconnaisance, particularly to the Soviet rear, so that he could formulate plans to thwart any Red Army assaults.​

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The Dive bombers from Beiping would provide the information required as they destroyed an enemy Headquarters division in Bayan Nur. There were still significant Red Army forces moving into the area from the west which may well be enough to dislodge the Japanese defences.​

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Kondo's bombers were called back to Iraq on March 23rd as Syrian troops crossed the border and occupied Karbala province. The Syrian army was larger than the ground forces Japan had deployed in the area but the enemy lacked air support which would almost certainly mean that Iraq would remain Japanese.​

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At 0100 hours on March 24th General Asaka arrived in Changde with his Armour and Motorised forces. He attacked the single enemy division that had occupied Erenhot without waiting to reorganise his forces. Victory was swift but Higashikuni had a much bigger problem to deal with as Soviet troops arrived in Datong province. The relief force for Kalgan was still enroute and was not expected for several more days which left the capital of Mengkokuo vunerable.​
 

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Fuchida's Dive bombers arrived over Datong at 0700 hours to provide a more accurate picture of the number of enemy troops involved. Twenty divisions was was far more than the local forces could handle but the bombers would hopefully alter the odds over time. Some of the enemy divisions were already moving east towards Baoding which would threaten the airbases in Beiping and Tianjin. There was also the possibility of splitting the Japanese forces if the Soviet troops reached the coastal provinces.​





0000 March 25th 1947.
Naval Offices. Tokyo, Japan.

Osami was keeping a close eye on the developments along the Siberian coast and there were no surprises as the month began to come to a close.​

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Soviet troops had re-occupied Vladivostok which had welcomed Spring as the snows melted across most of the region.​





1500 March 25th 1947.
North China Army Headquarters. Lanzhou, China.

The situation in Iraq had deteriorated somewhat as reports made thier way back to Higashikuni from the Middle East.​

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Japanese bombers had removed the incursion into Karbala but Syrian troops had now advanced into both Mosul and Kirkuk in the north of the country. Any further advances would have to wait in this area until it became much more secure by either destroying the enemy forces or reinforcing the Japanese troops.​

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In a fairly rare move of late Chandra Bose managed to advance in China as he captured Guyaun province again. He would fight through the night to defend his new position and would hold on against the smaller enemy forces in the area which had suffered high losses to Japanese bombers.​

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Lt. General Takumi arrived in Chah Bahar on March 27th to meet up with Japanese forces coming the other way. The invasion in the Middle East had now been joined with India which would allow a much smoother flow of resources to and from the area.​





0000 March 27th 1947.
North China Army Headquarters. Mukden, Manchukuo.

Terauchi had watched the Red Army slowly weaken the defences of Xinjing rather than turning into a strong point to be used once the snows had completely gone.​

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He decided that almost three to one odds was sufficient as he had air support available from Dalian. The Soviet defenders were still suffering from some dissent and would also struggle for supplies as the battle progressed. Terauchi had no such problems and would win the fight convincingly despite what looked like a troublesome battle because of the snow. Eight of the Soviet divisions that had been in Xinjing looked to have moved north and could be heading for the invasion area to the north east.​

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In accordance with the plan that had been worked out earlier in the month Terauchi ordered the three Armoured divisions in Changde to move to Beiping to defend the provinces airbase. The nine Infantry divisions that had been moving towards Kalgan arrived without incident and bolstered the defences considerably. There were more enemy troops arriving in Erenhot which would need to be dealt with but the bombers had removed one enemy division from Datong.​

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Two Soviet Armoured divisions arrived in Xinjing on March 30th and were immediately targetted by the Dive bombers operating in the area. The Red Army had lost some of its Armoured forces during the last month but still had a lot more to spare.​





0200 March 29th 1947.
Naval Offices. Tokyo, Japan.

Osami had been monitoring the movements of the Canadian Carrier fleet as it sailed around Japan. Siamese bombers had been attacking the Carrier HMCS Warrior daily since the enemy fleet had passed to the east of Japan.​

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The Canadian fleet had moved south west and was heading towards Vladivostok as it was attacked by Siamese Naval bombers again. HMCS Warrior had received substantial damage during its voyage but was still capable of fighting.

The Carrier fleet arrived in Vladivostok Bay at the end of March where it was greeted by BC Division 1 which had been trying to catch up to the enemy fleet. No ships would be sunk during the first encounter but Koga would chase the Canadian fleet south.​

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He caught it again in the Tsushima Strait with damage on both sides on this occasion. IJN Kongo, Koga's Flagship, sank the Canadian Destroyer Flotilla but it received severe damage in return from HMCS Warrior. The Carrier would also not survive the battle as it was finished off by Siamese Tactical bombers operating in this area. Koga headed back to Tokyo to begin repairs on his Flagship.​
 

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Brave to try and take a Carrier with Battlecruisers, but it appears to have paid off. IJN Kongo will be out for a while, though, it looks. And I must say, I take back my previous comment about your plan to shore up the hole between Kwantung and North China Armies, looks more like an oppertunity to delete several Soviet divisions rather than any real danger, especially with so many troops arriving from the north.
 

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it`s getting harder and harder. Baoding-Tianjin line is in danger. hopefully they left Xinjing, and Andong is secure for some time. you destroyed a lot of armor in the last weeks but you need more planes to keep the enemy behind the lines.

can you show us a detailed report for your aircrafts in the update? and do you have a plan to build more in the close future? may be after the escorts, you can build some. because this game is not fair. they have infinite resources and while you destroy, they build and build. i am afraid one day you meet huge fleets from USA and have to send some of your planes to Pacific which will result Soviets move across the lines. :(

Spring always comes with life but for you it seems it comes with DEATH :)

good luck (actually in this situation, you don`t need luck because you make your own choices, i should say "have good decisions" instead)
 

Nathan Madien

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To be honest, I think it is somewhat odd to see a level II battlecruiser still floating around by this point but whatever works for the Japanese. :)

I wonder what the Iraqis think of now being occupied by the Japanese. Probably something along the lines of "Same *insert whatever word you want to use*, different day."