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>
xAK Steel Ranger, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
ASW attack near Adak Island at 162,52
Sub attack near Johnston Island at 168,118
xAK John Adams, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
ASW attack near Bombay at 34,23
SS I-164, hits 6
On a happier note Burma Corps were lauded as heroes as they trickled over the Indian Border their ordeal finally at an end.