War in the Pacific Admiral’s Edition. Game vs Herb

20th December 1942

A dangerous quiet has setlled over the Pacific. Both sides are sitting back, refitting and redploying. Radio Intell Services are awash with rumours of a mighty Japanese operation in the making. Lost of call references of ships in the Truk area, but also messages, lots of messages requesting fuel (Herb told me in an email something BIG was in the offing but a critical fuel situation might still be see it cancelled).

The one enemy arm still with enough fuel and ammo is his submarines. Quiet for months on end they havce suddenly erupted on Allied merchant shipping across the theatre. The following is taken from the games comabt report. For those of you who do not know AE, each game turn produces a set of reports that neatly catalouge all the combat and intell reports and events for one to peruse at leisure. Ofcourse these are subject to FOW.

Submarine attack near Brisbane  at 97,160<BR>

Japanese Ships

      SS RO-64
Allied Ships
      xAK Steel Ranger, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy damage

ASW attack near Adak Island  at 162,52

Japanese Ships

      SS RO-100

Allied Ships

      YMS-134

Sub attack near Johnston Island  at 168,118

Japanese Ships

      SS I-6

Allied Ships

      xAK John Adams, Torpedo hits 2,  on fire,  heavy damage

ASW attack near Bombay  at 34,23

Japanese Ships

      SS I-164, hits 6

Allied Ships

      PG Indus

On a happier note Burma Corps were lauded as heroes as they trickled over the Indian Border their ordeal finally at an end.

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