castor troy -> RE: I'm losing my !@#$ing mind in China! (6/6/2008 9:09:27 AM)
Ok, I just don't get it. I have been bombarding for weeks. Not to mention 300 IJA bombers doing Airfield and Ground attacks when the weather permits. I have 2 Eng Regs, 5 Construction Bns and I get results like this...
Ground combat at Nanchang
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 237137 troops, 829 guns, 158 vehicles, Assault Value = 4311
Defending force 146661 troops, 608 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4166
Japanese max assault: 4235 - adjusted assault: 1154
Allied max defense: 4193 - adjusted defense: 8133
Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 9)
Japanese ground losses:
11015 casualties reported
Guns lost 46
Vehicles lost 9
Allied ground losses:
2921 casualties reported
Guns lost 61
Can someone outline something for me to do? I don't expect to win the war in China, but it would be nice to establish a line.
first off, the construction battalions are worth nothing in combat, as the name says, they´re construction units so keep them away from your assault armies and let them build up bases. Eng are doing nothing in combat you need IJA eng squads.
You´re assaulting a base that has as many assault points than you have but they are sitting behind a Maginot Line like entrenchment. I have seen much more surprising results, this is perfectly fine with me. You can´t assault with 1:1 troop numbers such a fortification. Try to bypass it, with 4000 assault points in the base there can´t be another 4000 around it. Keep 2000 at the base (probably enough to hold the position) and have 1000 assault points each going in two directions around the base to encircle it. Then starve them.