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I have been wondering about these "plucking admirals out of the water" scenes. What about the rest of the crew? Do they just drown while the admiral gets the honor of half-drowing before getting plucked out? Or can I just assume that nameless crew members get rescued as well?
Maybe they should try to throw the Admirals into the water earlier and avoid to be sunk :D

Nice updates so far. I'm looking foreward heavy air/sea-battles against the british, american and french fleets.
 

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Who cares about the other crew? I don't think Remble is going to mention them by name.
 

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Remble is this Armageddon or whatever. If it is Arma, get patch 1.2 as it makes subs able to act as if they weren't firing rubber torpedoes out of a pea shooter.
 

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If Remble plays the GI Joe Animated Series version then every single hand on board of a sunk ship will find a boat just as every shot down pilot will manage to parachute down. If he plays the normal version however ...


@Lord Strange: If I recall correctly it's HoI2 DD 1.3a. Not Armageddon and not the GI Joe Animated Series version.
 

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Maj. von Mauser - The French fleet isn't a high priority although they cannot replace it when I do get around to sinking it. Territorial control is out of my hands as the provinces occupied by the British are Japanese and will revert to my control no matter where I take them from.

Raaritsgozilla - Losing that many subs was a bit of a blow but they won't be seaworthy for months yet and if I try and use them without researching the needed Doctrines they will most likely sink if an enemy rowing boat passes by.

Nathan Madien, thatguy - Standard American policy is to rescue all survivors. The Admiral is reponsible for this fleet and so gets a special mention when he gets parts of that fleet sunk.

Deus - Huge stacks can be defeated its just a question of time usually.

Hermann Steiner - Throwing the Admirals overboard may well help. They could make them use Destroyers instead :)

sbr - The terrain is certainly not helpful right now but it was very useful when it slowed the British down so that I could defeat the Chinese. The bombers are responsible for ensuring the final battle won't be too large :)

Lord Strange, Socraates - DD v1.3a as Socraates says. The main problem is not having most of the submarine doctrines researched, once they are things should improve a little at least.

Update to follow ...
 

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0600 February 25th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

The single British division guarding the island of Tinian in the Marianas was stuck unless the Allies tried to remove it by sea.​

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Genda targetted the Transport Flotilla in the harbour to ensure that it stayed on the isolated island.​

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At 2100 hours on February 25th the final former German Submarine fleet arrived in Colombo where it would stay until repairs could be conducted to the very badly damaged vessels.

Yamamoto learned of another enemy fleet operating around Indonesia. This fleet too had Battleships.​

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The Brazilian fleet would be given a very wide berth by all Japanese fleets.​

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Yamamoto's ships were called upon to dispatch another Transport Division at 0600 on the 26th. IJN Yamashiro duly obliged.​





1800 February 26th 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Jinghong, China.

The advance of the enemy cavalry division in India needed to be halted as it had attacked Amano's withdrawing division again.​

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This time, however, there was help close at hand in the shape of the second cavalry division in India. Not only was the attack on Pune halted but the enemy division was forced to retreat.​





0200 February 27th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

One British fleet was crippled and in port in western India but there was a second at sea containing four Battleships.​

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Mj. General Umazu found it south of Ceylon on his last patrol mission for the time being. His squadron badly needed time to rest and replace its lost aircraft.

Yamamoto thought about his options for several minutes before deciding on a course of action. The enemy fleet, commanded by Admiral Tovey, was clearly heading in his direction and he had no wish to break his blockade. He had another fleet available to him but it was damaged. He decided to take a risk because it would put the Royal Navy completely out of action in this area.​





0700 February 27th 1945.
The Skies Above Asia.

Several interceptions occured over Asia between Japanese and Allied aircraft, the first of which was above Higashikuni's headquarters in Jinghong.​

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The single American Tactical bomber squadron stood little chance, although it would survive. Bombers were not permitted to drop explosives on Higashinuki's now mobile headquarters.​

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The second could have gone extremely badly as three South African interceptor squadrons and one fighter squadron attacked the Japanese bomber forces as they took off over Bangkok. Some damage resulted for one Close Air Support squadron in particular, but the two interceptor squadrons that were routinely accompanying these bombers inflicted a large amount of damage in return.​

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The cavalry division in western India had made itself enough of a nuisance. The five longer ranged Tactical bombers at Higashikuni's disposal in the area dealt with the problem.​





0100 February 28th 1945.
Carrier Group C Flagship. IJN Zuikaku, South Bay of Bengal.

Nagano was slightly concerned about his orders but Yamamoto had been right on most occasions of late. He would rather have stayed in port to try and repair his badly damaged Carriers but it was not to be.

The first reports began arriving just before 0100 hours and Nagano gave the orders to prepare all eight Aircraft Carriers for battle. He hoped the enemy fleet did not know he was here.​

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Admiral Tovey was indeed moving towards BB Division 1 but Yamamoto had ordered Nagano from Trincomalee to intercept the British fleet. All Nagano had to do now was keep the four Battleships away from his own damaged fleet.​
 

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By 0200 hours it was clear that Carrier Group C had caught Tovey completely by surprise and no attempt had been made to close with the Carriers. The first attack wave targetted the four Battleships almost exclusively and they sustained massive amounts of damage as a result. No ships sank during this first wave but the Battleship HMS Malaya was already in critical condition with HMS Rodney also badly damaged.​

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The second wave hit at 0300 hours and the stricken HMS Malaya was again targetted. This time she would not survive as aircraft from the most damaged Japanese carrier, IJN Junyo, sank her.

HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson had also received further hits from Japanese bombs and torpedoes. Some of the Heavy Cruisers had also started to receive damage.​

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By 0400 hours the situation was going from bad to worse for Tovey as he lost another of his Battleships. HMS Rodney had also sunk from bombs dropped by IJN Junyo's aircraft. Mercifully for the Royal Navy the battle ended shortly afterwards as Tovey managed to open the range far enough to avoid further punishment.​

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He lost two of his Heavy Cruisers during this final manouver. IJN Junyo would claim its third victim when its aircraft sank HMS Hawkins and IJN Zuikaku would claim the Heavy Cruiser HMS Frobisher.

Nagano was ordered to pursue Tovey and try and prevent him from reaching the Gulf of Martapan. Even if the British fleet could close with the Carriers in a second encounter they had little chance of winning.​





0400 February 29th 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Jinghong, China.

Japanese troops had retaken Rangpur in north eastern India and launched a follow up attack immediately.​

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The two outdated Nepalese divisions were no match for six Japanese and they were quickly forced to retreat by General Ueda.​





0400 February 29th 1945.
BB Division 1 Flagship. IJN Yamashiro, Gulf of Martapan.

Yamamoto's gamble had paid off handsomely but he did not wish to take any similar risks for a while. The fact that the enemy ships were of older designs and had no escort Carriers was the only reason that he had risked his Carriers. Trying to do the same against a more modern fleet or one with such defences would be considerably more dangerous. Carrier Group C had encountered another enemy fleet as they chased Tovey.​

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Three Submarine Flotillas had crossed Nagano's path and all of them paid the price for doing so. IJN Zuikaku would claim two and IJN Hiyo the third.​

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By 0100 hours on February 30th both Tovey and Nagano had their fleets in the West Andaman Sea and search aircraft tried to find the damaged British ships.

Much to Yamamoto's annoyance they would fail and BB Division 1 would be the Japanese fleet to make contact at 0800 hours. Battleships versus Battleships usually resulted in a lot of damage for both sides and that was one thing Yamamoto did not want.​

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A masterul display of positioning allowed Yamamoto to restrict almost all damage to his own ships, as he kept the distance far enough to prevent all but the two British Battleships opening fire on his fleet. The two badly damaged enemy capital ships were almost incapable of keeping up any type of sustained fire in response to the much larger amount of guns facing them.

Only one ship, the Light Cruiser HMS Despatch, was sunk by IJN Hyuga. HMS Ramillies and HMS Nelson were as close to sinking as they could get without doing so as they limped into Rangoon harbour.​





1300 February 30th 1945.
North China Army Headquarters. Jinghong, China.

General Dohihara was due to arrive in Kunchuang with his headquarters shortly, after a long march.​

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The British had a division moving north to meet him, and if it did, the chances were that Dohihara would have to spend the next two months retracing his steps through territory he had already marched over once.​

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Higashikuni ordered most of the Japanese troops next to Mandalay to attack to prevent any reversal in Kunchuang. General Sakai made sure that the battle was over quickly and all the troops from Lashio countinued to advance on the airbase in Mandalay province.​
 

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The Imperial Japanese Navy sure is giving the Allies something to think about. Of course, the thought probably doesn't linger around long enough.

It seems Burma is closing up quite nicely. After Burma gets wrapped up, would you consider holding the line somewhere in India in preparation for you-know-who to the north?
 

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yay another update, excellent work on that BB fleet don't how you keep up with the micro managment but keep it up!
 

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ewwww jungle fighting! god thats a pain in the butt!
 

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The reduction of the pocket continues nicely.

To what degree have the Russians garrisonned the Amur frontier?
 

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Excellent. Another airfield closer to Rangoon and the Allies' destruction. :D
 

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Wow. The Japanese Navy is becoming jaunty. Will you order a port strike on Rangoon, now that it has viable targets? If I recall correctly CAGs can't be damaged anyway, so the enemy's AA capabilities can be neglected.
 

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Good job with the naval batles, the best war corrispondant has to be remble!

The best naval commander, rembel

the list can go on!
 

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Hopefully you'll be lucky and the russinas wont attack, of course it could be bad. *600 angry russian divisions appear in China*
 

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Nathan Madien - The IJN is doing very well. I am considering pushing the Indian frontier to Persia if I have time. It means more to defend from invasion but I can use less troops as well. Resources and industry also mean I would rather advance, but Burma comes first.

al_faris - Thank you. I miss some things on occasion when it gets really busy but I like the micro-management part of the game so its fine most of the time.

Raaritsgozilla - Yes jungle and mountain fighting. Even my aircraft do not like that too much.

stnylan - Soviet build up in the Amur region is still increasing as will be seen in the update to follow. Still no Soviet troops on the north western front though.

germanpeon - I still have to reach Mandalay, a mere two weeks march through jungles.

Sokraates - Not quite correct. The CAG does not take damage no but the Carrier it comes from does but not to the AA. Any aircraft in Rangoon would fly against a port strike, which was demonstrated a lot earlier when an American Carrier tried to strike Iwo Jima with TACs on it. The Carriers would suffer damage to the defending aircraft if I try to attack.

I have no idea what type of aircraft are in Rangoon but if any are bombers it will hurt and probably quite a lot. Right now there are 15 enemy squadrons there and it changes almost constantly.

Reado - Thank you :)

Lord Strange - Oh they will attack, it is just a case of when.

Monthly update to follow ...
 

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Update (March 1st 1945)





0000 March 1st 1945.
Imperial Palace. Tokyo, Japan.

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Hideki began the monthly meeting. "We will start with the Intelligence report this month."

"Your Majesty, Gentlemen. I have had some success in increasing my agents both at home and abroad over the last month. The following reports are still not as accurate as I would like but should be the most accurate to date." began Kuniaki.​

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"Soviet industry is unchanged. They have also not researched any new technology.

Their land and air forces are showing the higher end of the numbers this month with the same amount of agents making reports. Their Navy shows an increase of two smaller vessels."​

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"The United Kingdom's industry has dropped by five factories due to our conquests. Their overall production varies quite considerably but is higher today than it was a month ago. The continuing loss of raw materials in India to our forces is having some negative impact for certain.

I have added one agent which makes little difference to the inaccurate nature of the report on the British. They completed research in one field but we have no idea what it was.

The numbers show a drop of thirteen infantry divisions and a gain of one armoured. This could be accurate as they have lost several divisions to our bombers. The Royal Air Force is larger but the numbers are always inaccurate for aircraft.

The Royal Navy shows a loss of one Battleship and we know we sank two. No changes to Carriers and a loss of four smaller ships."​

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"No change to the United States industrial output at all. I have one additional agent in the country now which makes the reports slightly more accurate.

They completed research into Turbojet Fighters and a Super Heavy Tank.

Their ground forces have swelled by twenty six infantry divisions and two armoured. The numbers for the air force have also increased considerably.

Apparently they have three more Battleships this month when we know we sank four. Previous estimates were probably wrong and thirteen is a more accurate picture of this force. No change to Aircraft Carriers. Twenty one smaller ships have been added, which is not correct, and again it is possible our previous estimates were wrong."​

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"I will shortly have enough agents at home to begin the removal of all enemy spies. Funding is beginning to run a little low now, and as a result, I may not be placing as many agents this month.

We completed research into Central Planning Doctrine which helps our ground forces. We should complete at least one other research project during March. Nothing further from me today." concluded Kuniaki.

"Military next please."

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Tanigawa began. "February saw slow but steady progress in most areas and I have also brought our plans for northern China with me today. I will go into those plans after the standard reports, beginning with the Army."

"Your Majesty, Gentlemen. Good morning. Advances have been restricted to Burma and India during February with the usually stand off in the Pacific." Satoru began.​

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"There are a couple of things to note in the Pacific. Firstly the Allies have not bothered to invade either Ponape or Kosrae islands in Micronesia. There is nothing of value on either island but their reluctance to take them could be because of a shortage of Transport ships."​

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"Secondly we have a small problem in the Marianas where the almost constant Strategic bombing is a cause for concern. Not only are the airfields all badly damaged but the infrastructure is also being systematically destroyed. We have little option but to be slightly more aggressive with our interceptors in this area or our ability to fight off an invasion will be greatly reduced."​

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"Northern Asia has not changed with the exception of one advance by the British in the north west. There is still no evidence of any Soviet build up on the north western Chinese border which leads us to believe that an attack is not imminent."​
 

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"There is some evidence of continued build up in the north east and it is likely that the entire Manchurian border has a large number of Soviet troops next to it."​

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"India has moved back and forth a little with our troops currently having the upper hand after some support from the Imperial Japanese Air Force. The advances shown are all likely to occur this month. Any further operations are unlikely because of a small Naval problem which we will hear about shortly."​

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"We have made a lot of progress in northern Burma and currently have troops advancing on Mandalay. Capturing this province will reduce the Allies to only one airfield in the area which has caused us to slightly rethink our plan of last month. We intend to make a direct move towards Rangoon in an attempt to remove the final airfield. Should we succeed then all of the Allied forces in Burma are almost certainly doomed.

Our plans for the south are largely unchanged with attacks in this area targetted to force Allied troops to retreat and allow our bombers to thin their numbers. The shrinking of the enemy held territory is likely to make things harder for our aircraft as less enemy troops will be moving and most could well be heavily entrenched.

Approximately forty Allied divisions face fifty Japanese at this time. The Allied force is truly multi-National with troops from many Countries, including Liberia and Brazil, amongst those in Burma.

The majority of forces in India are either Canadian or Nepalese."​

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"We have brought some additional information with us this month that shows the current condition of our forces. The Imperial Japanese Army is in very good condition with some minor damage to the forces that recently assaulted Mandalay. The most heavily damaged division is Siamese and we have no say in its repair. Our most damaged division was bombed by Dive bombers in northern Burma. These attacks have been halted for the time being. Nothing more form me so I will hand you over to the Chief of the Air Force." concluded Satoru.

"Your Majesty, Gentlemen. I have brought a damage assessment for the Imperial Japanese Air Force with me." Jun began.​

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"We have a significant amount of damaged squadrons throughout all wings of the Air Force. A lot of this damage is from anti-shipping patrols and has increased over time with no repairs being possible. The most damaged squadron was conducting patrols from Colombo and is currently resting to repair some of the damage it has sustained. Once we have a decent amount of industry spare for reinforcements I expect these repairs to be concluded fairly quickly but for now I shall continue to support whatever operations I can. Nothing further so over to the Chief of Staff for the Imperial Japanese Navy." concluded Jun.

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Osami began. "As has already been pointed out, the Imperial Japanese Navy is suffering some fairly large damage across its fleets and it is getting close to the point where several capital ships will be out of action for some time. The lack of any repairs to already damaged ships is increasing the backlog and the time it will take to finish repairs."​

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"As you can see we have a very large number of damaged vessels. Five Aircraft Carriers and four Battleships are on this list, although some of these are lightly damaged. Repairs to ships take a lot longer than anything else and some very large down times are going to be associated with some of these repairs. You may also notice that there are no Submarines on this list. You can just assume that all of them are below 50% strength and you won't be far wrong. All of our former Allies Submarines are now safely in a Japanese port and can start repairs when the industry becomes available.

We will be moving two of the Submarine fleets to Calcutta from Colombo to help spread out the repairs and shorten repair time as much as possible. Carrier Group C will use Colombo for repairs. I am also considering splitting Carrier Group C in to two equal strength fleets and bringing the damaged one back to Japan. The increase in enemy Submarine activity around our coast can be halted by even a damaged Carrier fleet and it can conduct repairs easily when not at sea."​

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"Moving on to losses for February. Nowhere near as many as for January which is probably due to the lack of smaller vessels in the Allied fleets. We also had some losses, mostly to one of the Submarine fleets in transit.

Japanese Losses

5 x Submarine Flotillas - 3, 6, 36, 49 and 50 Unterseebootsflottille.
1 x Transport Flotilla - 9 Yuso Sentai.

Canadian Losses

1 x Transport Flotilla.

South African Losses

1 x Transport Flotilla.

British Losses

2 x Battleships.
2 x Heavy Cruisers.
4 x Light Cruisers.
6 x Submarine Flotillas.
2 x Destroyer Flotillas.
2 x Transport Flotillas.

American Losses

4 x Battleships.
1 x Heavy Cruiser.
1 x Light Cruiser.
2 x Destroyer Divisions.
6 x Transport Divisions.

Thirty nine ships total with the British suffering the largest amount of losses by quite a considerable margin. A lot more large ships were sunk during February as the Allies responded to our tactics of January. The smaller amount of Transport ships sunk means that the Allies are running short in some areas.

We know of two British fleets, one a Carrier fleet which is in western India and a second Battleship fleet which is in Rangoon. The fleet in Rangoon has been badly mauled with the only two remaining Battleships severely damaged. One of the British Carriers is also severely damaged. I do not expect to see either of these fleets at sea for some time.

The French Carrier fleet is somewhere between India and Indonesia but its exact location is unknown.

We know of three American Battleship fleets but we do not know where any of them are. Admirals Spruance, Reeves and Halsey command one of these fleets each. All three have lost some of their Battleships at various times to our Naval bombers operating in and around the Mariana Trench. When last spotted none of these fleets had any significant damage to any of their remaining ships and they could all be heading our way again at any time.

Our one major Naval battle, between Carrier Group C and the British Battleship fleet, was a success but the chances of any further major engagements is not likely if we can avoid them. Nothing more from me and I will hand you back to the Chief of Staff." concluded Osami.

"Thank you Minister Osami. As I was saying earlier we now have some sort of plan for northen China in the event of a Soviet invasion." said Tanigawa.​

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"The proposed defensive line is fairly deep which is necessary as you ordered us not to move troops towards the border with the Soviet Union."

"That is fine Minister Tanigawa." said Hirohito.

"Thank you your Majesty. The defences are split into two areas. In the west the forces are all coming from the North China Army which is currently embroiled in a fight with the Allies in Burma and India. This part of the line is the deepest to allow these forces to redeploy if necessary. You will notice that we have no intention of trying to defend the north west of China. The forces in this area at the moment will conduct a slow withdrawal when needed.

The larger blue squares denote the actual defensive line and the smaller blue squares are where our forces will deploy so that they are not directly facing Soviet troops. In most cases both squares are in the same place with just some minor alterations in the north east.

Forty five new model infantry divisions will form the new Kwantung Army which will be defending the eastern sector. Nine divisions or possibly more will remain in Fukuoka and be shipped to their defensive position when required. There is a possibility that we may allow Soviet forces to advance out of Vladivostok and into the mountains to their west. This would be a temporary advance and it may well give us the chance to invade behind their lines and capture the province, along with its air and naval bases.

An additional force will also be raised by our Manchurian puppet and there are already four divisions in that Country awaiting deployment.

There are three fairly obvious attack routes into China and Manchuria that will allow an advance around the various mountains. The Soviets would most likely follow these routes with their armoured forces initially. All three approaches can be covered by our bombers with almost no risk of any enemy fighter activity. Air bases are at a premium in all of Asia and we hold just about all of the usable ones.

The deployments shown are where we wish to defend but time can alter this greatly. I estimate that it will take until almost the end of June to actually man this defence as we would like. The final fifteen infantry divisions are not due to be raised before this time and it is unlikely that we will be able to conclude operations in India and Burma before then. Should the Soviets attack earlier then we shall have to defend as best we can until such time as our other forces become available. We will sacrifice territory for time in this instance and finish off the Allies on the mainland first.

Commanders for both of our forces are yet to be finalised but it is likely that Field Marshal Higashikuni will retain control of the North China Army.

We have absolutely no idea how much of the Soviet Armed Forces we would be facing but it will probably be over half initially and probably more as time goes by. Our own forces are finite as we have almost no spare manpower to raise extra troops once our current production completes. Any War between the Soviets and ourselves would be a very bloody affair for both sides and it is not easy to predict the outcome. If it was just the Soviets against us I would be fairly confident but we have the constant problem of invasion and attacks from the Allies to plan for as well."

"Minister Mamoru do you have any idea if the Soviets are still listening to the Allies?" asked Hirohito.

"Not much your Majesty. Their diplomats are certainly still talking but we cannot ascertain what stage the talks have reached." replied Mamoru.

"We shall plan for the best case then and hopefully be ready by the end of June." said Hirohito.

"Yes your Majesty." replied Tanigawa. "That is all for now from the Armed Forces."

"Industry then please." stated Hideki.

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen. Production continues as per last month with little change to note." began Ginjiro.​

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"Our resources continue to fall at a steady rate and there is little I can do about it for the time being. Supplies are slowly rebuilding to a decent level but I would ask that you try and operate without using excessive amounts of supply until such time as repairs are coming back under control. Trying to manufacture enough supplies to feed an army constantly attacking is placing too much strain on our production for the time being.

The numbers shown here are a lot higher than usual and coincide with a major resupply phase. The more normal losses are considerably lower. Rare materials will sort itself out once we can get Singora reconnected to Bangkok and metal should also show a large increase at this time. There are currently over 7,000 tonnes of rare materials and metal in Singora awaiting shipment.

Small amounts of repairs are being conducted as I find some spare capacity and this situation will remain the same for at least two more months. The first completed production is for three Destroyer flotillas and that completes at the beginning of April. The remaining production is due to run to June and will provide a large surplus of industrial capacity when completed. This is when repairs and upgrades can commence in earnest.

Our Convoy Escorts are running a little low but some more are due this month and their production is ongoing as are Convoy Transports. Nothing more from me." concluded Ginjiro.

"We must try and force the situation in Burma a little more if possible so that we can try and prepare our forces for any confrontation with the Soviets. Hopefully we have time, if not then we will lose a lot more territory than we would like and possibly one or two of our puppet states as well. Progress is being made and we must see to it that it continues." said Hirohito as he stood and left the room.​
 
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Ouch. I wish you the best of luck when you attack Rangoon, it looks like you need it.
Do you have any thoughts about port strikes against the enemy fleets in Rangoon/Bombay?