The Let's Play Archive

War in the Pacific

by Grey Hunter

Part 497: Operational Report: 17/04/43

Its afternoon before anything happens that is not a recon report, and its the good old Shanghai Express – although it seems that the Nates over Nagasaki, and the flak gunners on the ground are learning their trade.

Oddly, we get two raids off – neither hit their targets, but we are at least keeping the pressure up.

Deep in Burma, our 70th British and 26th Indian Divisions once more come under attack, and once more they make a fine showing of themselves.

South of Chuhsien, the Japanese make a foolish push on our men, and we make them pay for it without loss on our side.

The Japanese superstack reappears at Kewitah – its only saying 1,800 men attacked, but with that AV and that many units, this is a large and very dangerous force.

This massive force is not going to be able to help their men at Kiangtu however, as we're still breaking them down systematically.

I wish that the same could be said of Sinyang, I'm going to switch tactics here and try advancing some smaller units out to every hex around the city, that way I can strangle their supplies for good – I should have done this a long time ago, but thought that the AV alone would get the job done. Once again the terrain in China wins.

Orders go out to encircle Sinyang, and I check on the status of my forces readying for the invasion of Rabaul.