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Afom, Fgorginator, Mangudai - Australia might be in some trouble yes :)

stnylan - Correct. Most of its forces were destroyed in India and I doubt it has recovered too much yet.

germanpeon - The TC problem is not going to be nice but is a necessary evil. Australia has some moderate resources.

Maj. von Mauser - Thank you. Truk is top of the hit list for islands.

safferli - You must be a speed reader if you can do it in two days :D

Thurak - The lack of supplies for Truk will help. TC will be bad, but it was bound to happen at some point with my limited manpower. This is the main reason Japan is not too easy to play as it cannot afford to have a massive amount of garrisons.

alan_le_cowboy - The fleets will be included in the report.

Murmurandus - Thank you :)

Sokraates - I have a vast array of comments to pick a name from as you have commented a lot during this AAR :) Trades were renegotiated when I remembered a lot of the time. Now that relations are as good as they can get with the Soviets I will upgrade all these trades when I can. There was no set timing or point when I decided to redo a trade, just when I felt like it.

graz - I would say welcome to the forums but you have been here a lot longer than I have :D I will settle for welcome to this AAR and out of lurkdom.

rampagingmouse - Thanks. They will be Fleet Carriers.

robou - I have the forces for both so I will do both. I hate having troops laying idle which is why I dislike having roughly 100 divisions parked on the Soviet border doing nothing.

OneArmed - They will attack Darwin once the troops in Nhulunbuy are able to support the attack. Thurak was correct.

I Killed Kenny - Tempting but too gamey. Annex and hold is the policy no matter what excuse I could make up for not doing so.

Panzer6 - Thank you for providing such an apt operational name :)

HannibalBarca - Correct they are all coastal but some are bound to be protected.

Von Uber - Not as many resources as I would like but enough to make it worth while.

Connavar - Their stockpile is of interest :D

alan_le_cowboy - Swap 3 and 4 around and you are spot on. Resources are more important than where the battered USN wants to try and invade.

Grapp - It will make other invasions as well for certain. Japan is slightly easier on partisan load than Germany as it is more open and less authoratative. 19% is its standard partisan activity instead of 24%. Still a huge problem though as it doesn't have Germanys manpwer.

Reado, Mangudai - Thank you for saying so :p I am English and am therefore uncomfortable with any kind of flattery :)

Panzer6 - Correct only Townsville had no beach but I expect some to be garrisoned and cannot invade if they are, as most also have sea forts.

Ruodnane, zdlugasz - Should I succeed Australia will be involuntarily invited to join the Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Irenicus - I felt a little strange googling Powerpuff Girls :D

Phax - Correct it would be gamey.

Crilloan - Thank you and welcome.

Update to follow and yes it took me two days to write it. This annual update is 5 posts so be patient while I get it all up please :)

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Update (January 1st 1946)





0000 January 1st 1946.
Imperial Palace. Tokyo, Japan.

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen. We have made a great deal of progress during the last year with significant gains in most areas. Our position is considerably stronger now although there is still the threat of a War with the Soviets which could reverse our fortunes." Hideki began the meeting.​

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"The present Cabinet will remain for the time being with no changes planned. Your performance during 1945 has provided us with a position of strength from which we can continue to grow. We will begin the annual reports with a Security update." Hideki concluded.

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Hakujiro began. "Nothing much has altered over the last twelve months with China still our only cause for concern with respect to partisan activity."​

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"As you can see the situation is not ideal even with a significant amount of garrison divisions quelling the unrest. We have moved some militia divisions, that our puppets have, to assist in some areas where they can quell any uprisings should they occur. North China Army is also providing anti-partisan patrols in the areas they are currently defending. The situation will not improve unless we produce more garrison forces which are better suited to this type of roll.

The current invasion of Australia will add to the problem as it is unlikely that the citizens of that Country will take kindly to our visit. I am aware that we have little manpower to spare but if we do not do something to quell unrest our Transport system will be adversely effected which will have a knock on effect on our military operations."

"Do we have enough manpower to provide some garrisons Minister Ginjiro?" Hirohito asked.

"Not really your Majesty. I am trying to build up a small reserve in case we get ourselves involved in a major land War. Our current limited production is enough to prevent any sort of increase in manpower as it is. I can keep an eye on progress over the next few months and might be able to do something to help if things go well. Even then we are probably only looking at producing one garrison and its military police brigade at a time." Ginjiro replied.

"Even one garrison every two months will help although it will take a long time to have much impact on the current and probable furture situation in Australia." said Hakujiro.

"We can research an improved Logistics format which could assist somewhat with the Transport Capacity problem but it won't help the underlying problem." stated Kuniaki.

"Make that a high priority Minister Kuniaki and we will look into garrison production in a couple of months Minister Hakujiro." the Emperor stated, ending this particular discussion.

"Thank you your Majesty. That is all from me on Security." concluded Hakujiro.

"Intelligence next please."

"Your Majesty, Gentlemen, good morning. In a change from normal reports I will compare our current intelligence reports with those of a year ago." Kuniaki began.​

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"Soviet industrial capacity is exactly the same as last January. They have made quite a few technological advances as has everyone. The biggest change here is our current relations which are almost as good as we could hope to maintain. This change is almost completely due to the trade agreements between our two Countries.

Their Armed Forces show a modest increase of thirty infantry divisions and roughly half a dozen armoured. This is a fairly minor increase considering their ability to build troops.

The Soviet Air Force shows an increase of roughly 50% in fighter strength with no change to bombers.

Their Navy has a slight increase in smaller vessels with no capital ships being detected."​

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"The United Kingdom's industry has been mauled. Fifty eight factory complexes have been captured from them, mostly in Burma and India, and they are suffering from a major shortfall in rare materials due to those same conquests.

Their Ground forces are almost unchanged with a slight increase in infantry and a slight decrease in armour.

The Royal Air Force is also almost the same with no significant changes.

The Royal Navy is about half the size it was a year ago. 50% of their Battleships and almost as many Carriers have been sunk during 1945 as well as a decrease of thirty smaller ships. This force is no longer the threat it once was with the Imperial Japanese Navy more than a match for its current size."​

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"United States base industry is unchanged but they have roughly twenty more overall capacity due to advances in technology. Their losses in the Pacific have had no effect on their output.

Their Ground Forces have increased with roughly ten more infantry divisions and five armoured indicated by my reports. This is despite some fairly large losses in the Pacific.

The United States Air Force shows an increase of 50% across the board making it the largest Air Force in the World by a wide margin.

The United States Navy has had a very bad year along with the Royal Navy. Both the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Air Force have decimated its numbers. It has lost 80% or more of its Battleship forces, all of its Battlecruisers but has seen an increase of 50% to its Carriers. Small ship numbers are largely unchanged but we have sunk a vast number of these types of ships. The current Carrier numbers are of concern as they show a marked increase from last months numbers as well as for the year. My agents reports, if correct, indicate that they now have more Aircraft Carriers than at any time during the War even though we are sinking them regularly."

"That does not sound too good Minister Kuniaki." said the Emperor.

"It is nothing we can't handle your Majesty." replied Osami.

"I admire your confidence Minister Osami, hopefully you will be just as confident next year. Please continue Minister Kuniaki." stated the Emperor.

"Thank you your Majesty."​

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"Our own counter intelligence situation remains the same with several known spies in our midst but nothing major."

"Do we know where those spies orginated Minister Kuniaki." asked Hirohito.

"Mostly Soviet your Majesty." Kuniaki replied.

"Interesting. We might be able to use that to our advantage diplomatically at some point."

"We have more agents in the Soviet Union than they have here your Majesty." said Kuniaki.

"Ours seem to be better at keeping their identities unknown though." replied the Emperor.

"I would say that it is unlikely that an organisation as vast and formidable as the NKVD does not know of at least some of my agents your Majesty."

"Possibly. We might still try and use their spies against them, we shall see." stated the Emperor.

"I have a list of all our current technology with the advances made during 1945 highlighted. There are not as many as I would like but they are all helping our fortunes in some way."​

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"Infantry. One project completed which improved our transport situation."

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"Armour. No changes."

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"Airforce, also no changes."​
 

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"Again nothing new with Naval research."

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"Industry has seen the most gains. Improvements to infantry production, agriculture and decryption in this area with more advances currently being researched."​

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"Land Doctrine saw one breakthrough with a focus on a more centralised planning network."​

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"Naval Doctrines also saw one improvement to Submarines with a further nearing completion. Yamamoto's team is completing this research without the head of its department and this team will be split amongst other teams after it finishes this project."​

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"Air Doctrine is unchanged and will remain so for some time as it is the only field where we are on a par with our enemies."​

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"Special Technology saw two improvements both to our Interceptors. These advances were background research essentially and will not be implimented until further advances are completed."​

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"This is an overview of our research and our current projects. I do not expect any of these projects to be completed until the end of February at the earliest.

We completed a total of eight projects during 1945, a relatively small number, but most were conducted without any assistance from our former Allies. This year is likely to yield a similar amount of completed projects. Nothing more from me." concluded Kuniaki.

"Diplomacy please."

"Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen." Mamoru began. "Our relations with the Soviets have improved beyond recognisiton, as has already been pointed out, and this is netting us a large amount of energy which has stabalised our economy. These trades are routinely being adjusted in our favour as relations continue to improve.

Trades with other Countries are much the same with very little chance for improvement as they do not possess enough resources to make those trades adjustable. We could alter our oil agreement from Venezuela to the Soviet Union, but I do not wish to make us dependant on one Country for more than one resources as the World is far from a stable place for trade.

Moving on to World diplomacy and the nature of various Alliances."​

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"The Axis contains only us as its head and our puppets. We can expect this list to remain the same as it is unlikely that anyone would wish to join a cause that is outnumbered and outgunned by its enemies."​

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"The Allies, currently led by he United Kingdom, contain twenty five Countries. A large number of these Countries are minor at best but there are some stronger nations in this list. Any major advance by us into the Middle East or Central America would reduce the number of Countries in this Alliance by a significant amount."​
 

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"The Comintern may look small but only two of the Countries in it could be considered small. The Soviet Union itself is more than a match for anyone else without the aid of its partners. That concludes the Diplomacy update." Mamoru finished.

"Industry please."

"Your Majesty, Gentlemen, good morning. Our Industry is a lot more stable than it was a year ago and is also larger." Ginjiro began.​

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"We have seventeen more factory complexes than last year almost all in India. This has resulted in a net increase of twenty two to our industrial capacity.

We have roughly half as much energy as a reserve but we are now showing a daily increase instead of a major deficit. Metal is also down in respect to our stockpile but the decrease in this stockpile is also reduced and can easily be corrected if we cancel an agreement with the Soviet Union. Rare materials are better off both with the stockpile and the daily reduction due to our conquests in Burma and India. Oil is slightly lower but fairly stable with more of our trades now arriving because of less attrition to our convoys in the Pacific.

Our supply situation is much better as well with finances being reduced but stable. Manpower is significantly lower due to a large increase in our infantry forces.

We have suffered the loss of over 200 convoy ships but have a net gain during the year due to our production of these vessels. All of our convoy needs are being fulfilled and I do not expect any shortfalls. Convoy losses have dropped off also due to our advances in the Pacific and the reduction of the United States Navy.

Reinforcement needs are modest with long repairs to the Imperial Japanese Navy being a significant part of the needs. The rest is mostly for repairs to the Imperial Japanese Air Force with only minor reinforcements needed to our ground forces.

Our upgrade needs are down by 25% and we have 100 units still requiring upgrades. A large part of these upgrades are for infantry divisions which are the current main objective for upgrading. Air force upgrades are also a fairly large component but these are largely on hold until we make some further technological advances. We did upgrade most of our Interceptors one level but they require two more at least."​

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"Our current production includes three Close Air Support squadrons, two of which will continue to completion with the third halting after the next production. This will bring our total force for this type of aircraft to sixteen squadrons as requested by Minister Jun.

The remaining production is for the Imperial Japanese Navy with three Destroyer Flotillas in ongoing production runs as well as two Light Carriers. All remaining prodution is for convoys and their escort vessels. The only other production request is for garrisons which we discussed earlier. Nothing more from me." concluded Ginjiro.

"Armed Forces please."

"Your Majesty, Gentlemen, good morning." Tanigawa began. "During the last twelve months we have recaptured Burma and also removed the Allies from India. We have also advanced in the Pacific at the expense of the Americans. Our overall situation is very stable in most areas with forces deployed in large numbers to counter the threat the Soviet Union possesses. I will cover our force dipositions and current plans before handing you over to the individual Ministers to report on the current state of their forces."​

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"Nothing much has changed in Asia except for the completion of our defensive deployments. The Kwantung Army is at full strength as is the North China Army both covering their respective areas of defence."​

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"Our defence of Manchukuo contains sixty divisions mostly comprising of single divisions. All of these divisions are under the command of Field Marshal Hata who commands the Kwantung Army."​

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"Moving west we have twenty seven divisions guarding Mengkukuo some of which are in the rear."​

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"We have another twenty four divisions in north west China defending this area. Both of the forces in Mengkukuo and north west China are under the command of Field Marshal Higashikuni who commands the North China Army."​

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"Indochina is defended by eleven divisions also under the command of North China Army."​

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"North China Army is also commanding the fourteen divisions defending India and Ceylon. We are in the process of finding a headquarters division for both Indochina and India at which time a seperate commander will be found for these areas. These headquarters will probably come from Borneo and the Philippines as these two islands are under a smaller threat than previously."​
 

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"That concludes our defensive deployments in Asia and I will now go into our current offensive moves in the Pacific."​

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"This map displays the central Pacific and the numbers in brackets are the defensive forces in these areas. The front line islands have a larger defensive force with the former front line in the Marianas now guarded by lesser numbers of troops.

For most of 1945 the line did not move but we have launched a major offensive in the last few months that coincided with a similar offensive from the Americans. We came off much the better in the early exchanges and have remained in control ever since.

Conquests include Wake Island, Eniwetok, Kwajalein and most of the Carolines. We still need to capture Truk and Ngulu, both of which have substantial defensive forces. Our technique for these islands passed its initial test and will be used almost exclusively for further island advances. The Imperial Japanese Air Force has added considerably to our speed of advance by both supporting invasions and crippling the United States Navy. Truk and Ngulu are the current primary targets in this area followed by advances further south towards Admiralty Island."​

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"The southern Pacific is now the main operational focus with an invasion underway of Australia. We have approximately fifteen divisions being used for this invasion supported by two of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Battlefleets.

We have consolidated our position in the Celebes and almost completed the capture of New Guinea dispite several invasions by our enemies in this area.

The invasion of Australia has already begin with troops heading for the unguarded beach in Nhulunbuy and a second invasion will occur in Darwin once these forces are ashore and can support it. Darwin has an airbase and we have eleven Close Air Support squadrons awaiting its capture before they support further operations. Our Tactical bombers are supporting operations in the Carolines for now.

Once we have secured Truk and Ngulu the forces being used in that area will start with an invasion in the Solomons or Bismarck Arhipelago and work their way down from there. The more northern areas will turn over to defensive stance for the time being as there is nothing much to be gained from further advances. We did not manage to capture Attu Island in the extreme north but will try again once Spring arrives. The capture of Attu will leave only Pearl Harbour as an enemy airbase in the northern and central Pacific. This is why our efforts are in the south as this area contains far too many places for our enemies to use to base its forces.

We will be taking more troops from Indonesia to garrison the Carolines as our advance continues as these areas will be less threatened and will need a smaller garrison. Ideally we would wish to keep our current strike force in the Carolines whole and not weaken it yet. This force is currently two marine divisions and six infantry divisions and they are the spearhead forces for island capture. We will have to utilise some of these troops in a defensive roll if we succeed in the Solomons and Bismarck Archipelago.

I will now hand you over to Minister Satoru who will begin the individual force briefings." concluded Tanigawa.

"Thank you Minister Tanigawa. Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen. The Imperial Japanese Army is stronger now than last year due to the completion of the infantry production and the lending of troops to us from our puppets." Satoru began.​

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"Our force size has increased by fifty four divisions most of which are infantry. Our puppets have doubled their own Army sizes as well as enhanced our own force."​

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"Our most experienced Army commanders all have active postings. General Yamashita is the most experienced of our generals and Field Marshal Hata our most experienced Field Marshal."​

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"Lt. General Hochinato leads out most experienced ground troops all of which are armoured formations. He is currently forming part of the defensive force of Harbin under the command of the Kwantung Army. Our most experienced infantry division is under the command of General Yamashito in Urumqi, where it is part of the defences of northern China under the overall command of North China Army.

Overall the Imperial Japanese Army is in good shape with few casualties. A large part of it still requires upgrades to bring it up to the standard for 1943 which is our goal for the time being. Nothing more from me so I will hand you over to Minister Jun for a briefing on the air force." concluded Satoru.

"Thank you Minister Satoru. Good morning your Majesty." began Jun. "The Imperial Japanese Air Force has been slowly growing for the last year with additions to its bomber wings."​

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"We have lost one Interceptor squadron but gained six Close Air Support and four Tactical bomber squadrons in the last twelve months. An overall increase of nine squadrons."​

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"Our highest skilled air commander is Lt. General Onishi who is currently commanding a Tactical bomber wing resting in Saipan. Our experienced commanders are heavily leaning towards Fleet destruction experts as that is the nature of our offensive operations."​

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"The most experienced squadron is 77/78 Sentai commanded by Major General Saboru. This squadron is part of the air patrols and is currently operating over the Malacca Strait. The remaining experienced squadrons are all bombers.

The Imperial Japanese Air Force still needs a large number of upgrades and is suffering casualties during ongoing operations in the Pacific. Operations have been centered almost entirely on the Pacific of late where their primary rolls have been enemy fleet suppression and patrols as well as ground support. We have also aided operations in India and Indochina during the year. Over to Minister Osami for the Naval update." concluded Jun.

"Thank you Minister Jun. Good morning your Majesty, Gentlemen. The Imperial Japanese Navy has had a busy year both supporting operations in Indochina and India as well as leading the reversal of fortunes in the Pacific. We have suffered some losses but overall these have been minimal." Osami began.​

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"The Imperial Japanese Navy has lost nineteen ships during the last year some of which are attributed to Submarine losses during the long journey from Europe to India. We have lost one Battleship, IJN Hyuga, and two Heavy Cruisers. Destroyer Flotillas have increased whilst Submarines have contributed to the majority of losses. These losses are primarily due to superior enemy anti-submarine performance and our lack of doctrines. The losses are small compared to the damage we have handed out in return which I will cover a little later."​

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"We have three Battleship fleets at this time, two of which are operational. BB Division 1, commanded by Admiral Ozawa, is undergoing repairs in Osaka. BB Division 2, commanded by Admiral Koga, is supporting amphibious assaults in the Carolines. BB Division 3, commanded by Admiral Nomura, is supporting the invasion of Australia."​
 

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"We have two Carrier Groups. Carrier Group C, commanded by myself, is supporting invasions in Australia with Carrier Group D, commanded by Admiral Godo, nearing completion of repairs in Osaka. BB Division 1 will inherit the repairing Battleships from Carrier Group D when it sails for operations once the Carriers are repaired."​

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"With the loss of Admiral Yamamoto Admiral Koga is now our most experienced fleet commander. He is commanding BB Division 2."​

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"Our most experienced crew is that of the Light Carrier IJN Chiyoda which is part of BB Division 3 commanded by Admiral Nomura. The Carrier IJN Hiyo leads the Carriers and is my Flagship in Carrier Group C. IJN Fuso, Admiral Koga's current Flagship, has the most experienced Battleship crew.

I will now cover the last months losses before moving on to a more thorough report on total losses."​

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"We lost four vessels in December the most notable of which was the Battleship IJN Hyuga.

Japanese Losses

1 x Battleship - IJN Hyuga.
2 x Heavy Cruisers - IJN Kumano and IJN Aoba.
1 x Transport Flotilla - 2. Truppentransporterflottille.

Canadian Losses

1 x Battlecruiser.
1 x Heavy Cruiser.
1 x Transport Flotilla.

American losses

1 x Aircraft Carrier.
1 x Submarine Division.
3 x Destroyer Divisions.
13 x transport Divisions.

Twenty five in all with the United States Merchant Marine suffering the highest losses. Invasion and counter invasion have cost the Americans a lot of their transport capacity as well as some troops during December. The Royal Navy and Australian Navy have been taking no part in the current battles and seem content to leave it to the United States Navy. Whatever is left of the Australian Navy is likely to be involved during operations against their Country but the Royal Navy is not likely to appear in its defence.

Our operational fleets are slightly smaller due to losses and repairs with only BB Division 2 and Carrier Group C at full strength. Our fleets will continue to support operations in the Pacific without pause especially as the United States Navy is currently suffering badly."​

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"This is the current list of all ships sunk by the major Navies of the World. The Imperial Japanese Navy is way ahead of its opponents with a massive amount of tonnage sunk. The main additions to kills for our forces are three Carriers, one Light Carrier and four Battleships. Another ninety five Transport Flotillas have also been sunk by our ships during the past year as well as a large amount of smaller ships. One hundred and ninety nine ships were sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1945."​

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"When you add the damage caused by the Imperial Japanese Air Force the damage is even greater. They have sunk eight more Carriers, four more Light Carriers and a massive nineteen Battleships in the last year. One hundred and eighteen ships or flotillas in all in the past year.

Adding the totals for fleet and aircraft kills we have sunk three hundred and seventeen enemy ships or flotillas in a year. Five hundred and fifty one in total since June 1944."​

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"The main benificiary of our prowess is the United States Navy. The numbers shown here do not include losses to aircraft. Two hundred and forty three Transport Flotillas have been sunk by our combined forces, this is having a rather severe effect on our enemies attempts to conduct operations. The numbers speak for themselves."​

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"IJN Yamashiro leads the list as far as the most dangerous ship afloat is concerned. She is currently being repaired in Osaka. Only IJN Yamato is currently at sea from this list. She is part of BB Division 3. IJN Hyuga is no more having been sunk in the Central Marshalls."​

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"Carriers are also dominated by our own forces. Some mistake was made during the compilation of this list as we do not have two IJN Hiyo's unfortunately. IJN Junyo has taken over from IJN Zuikaku on this list, although both are repairing in Osaka and are in Carrier Group D. IJN Hiyo is the only one currently at sea and is the Flagship of Carrier Group C. The USS Ranger is on this list by sinking one ship, IJN Hyuga. She will be hunted down and sunk as a result."​

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"Convoy losses are mostly ours with two hundred and eighteen being lost during 1945. These have been replaced. The eight that we have sunk were all from New Zealand and supplying Truk. That concludes the Armed Forces briefings." Osami concluded.

"A very good year Gentlemen. You have all done well and need to continue with your excellent work. With fortune on our side we should see the end of one enemy before we take on a much more potent threat in the Spring. You must continue to pursue and harass the United States Navy before it can recover and reverse our advances in the Pacific. Let us hope we have an even better year in 1946." Hirohito concluded as he stood and left.​
 

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General_Hoth said:
Historicaly, I really don't think that the American public would have tolerated such a massacre!

I agree, surely there would be pressure for some form of accord in the Pacific. And in this situation, especially considering the British conditions and fast deteriorating U.S. one - and now with such positive relations with the UdSSR...would the pressure be tense enough in Europe now to take any heat off the Pacific? Although WWIII can't begin until II is finished (sadly, for this AAR) but, purely historically, it would be very interesting.

A great update, thanks.
 

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I cant believe that you dont have Ship Assembly Line! I would put that right after the logistics tech on my list of priorities if I were you.

Great update! :)
 

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Nice informative update.

Glad to see all the ships Japan has sunk!
 

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Wow, that was thorough.

Good luck with Australia and Truk. When do you plan to add Pearl Harbour to the Empire?
 
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Remble said:
We completed a total of eight projects during 1945

I remember why I don't play with research penalties ;) (at least without advanced allies)

germanpeon said:
I cant believe that you dont have Ship Assembly Line! I would put that right after the logistics tech on my list of priorities if I were you.

I'd take that, Advanced Agrichemistry and Turbojet Int (when Practical Turbojet Engine is researched).
 

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Now that it is 1946, why are you not researching Assault Concentration? With your INF army it (+30% org and +30% mor) would seem a good fit. With inflitration + assault concentration would your INF (+art) be unbeatable? Or am I overestimating its effects?
 

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gunboat said:
Now that it is 1946, why are you not researching Assault Concentration? With your INF army it (+30% org and +30% mor) would seem a good fit. With inflitration + assault concentration would your INF (+art) be unbeatable? Or am I overestimating its effects?

I love assault concentration.
The question is just if, in the current situation, its worth the increased TC load from the artillery and less manouverability due to speed decrease.

But for a few, elite divisions, definitely!

/C
 
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wow you manage to keep up with the US, with less modern ships, and less ships total! but why don't you research better destroyers? you will have to start replacing those old destroyers class II. or better naval doctrines? you have to get your edge somewhere, so where is your trick?
 

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Juan_de_Marco said:
wow you manage to keep up with the US, with less modern ships, and less ships total! but why don't you research better destroyers? you will have to start replacing those old destroyers class II. or better naval doctrines? you have to get your edge somewhere, so where is your trick?
He is HUMAN.
 

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A very full and informative round-up post.
 
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I really dont know if you can defeat the USSR with this army (Even if you make encirclements). You should really consider puppeting China for extra divisions.
 

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551 in total that is one hell of alot of ships, more than even i expected, thanks for including it.

and as always a great update. i cant wait to see what 1946 brings
 

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Crilloan said:
I love assault concentration.
The question is just if, in the current situation, its worth the increased TC load from the artillery and less manouverability due to speed decrease.

But for a few, elite divisions, definitely!

/C

I wonder if it is not manpower efficient to produce late model MIL and brigade with ART and use those units to man the line against the USSR.