JocMeister -> RE: Operation Hrym (3/15/2013 3:05:43 PM)
16th - 19th March -44
Not a very good time for the allies. I´m still kicking myself!
Erik blast through my CAP over Chittagong destroying 150 transports on the ground. Good things I´m the allies and its 44 so I have enough planes to make up the losses. Or not. [8|] I´m now without a functioning transport fleet in Burma until 11/44 when production bumps from 30([8|]) to 110 US transports per month.
Again the P40 proves its total uselessness in this game. I can´t even rely on it for CAP 9 hexes from the closes enemy AF. I hate the P40. Should have known better...Stupid. [:@]
I probably wrecked Operation Hrym before it even started.
Ground combat at Dagua (95,119)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 2131 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127
Defending force 1405 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49
Allied adjusted assault: 13
Japanese adjusted defense: 15
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
Attacker: op mode(-), Yes I am an idiot! [:(] shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
503rd Parachute Rgt /1
1st Australian Para Bn /1
1st Fiji Commando Bn /1
2nd Fiji Commando Bn /1
Maizuru 1st SNLF
12th JAAF AF Coy
I´ll try an stop Erik flying in troops but it has proven impossible before as LRCAP doesn´t stop the transports unless you are only 1 hex away. Love this "feature" of the game! [8|] I didn´t dare attack the following day as disruption was in the 70s. After a day of rest it was at acceptable level but Dagua now has 3 units instead of 2 despite a massive LRCAP over the base. Nevertheless I ordered a shock attack this turn. 4Es are blasting away. I give this a 10% chance of success. If I fail I will have to withdraw the troops.
Two stupid mistakes. All P40s are now withdrawn from frontline duty and demoted to training purposes. This leaves a big hole in Burma. I bought out 6 more USMC squadrons that are already on their way to Burma to fill the gap.
I´m back in that crappy routine when I just open the turn. Go "Meh" and end it without hardly doing anything. Its not working out very well...I havn´t even looked at the replay file in a long, long time. I have to stop doing this and get back on track! [:(]
Here is a screen of the carnage. Luckily I have 7 C-47s in the pool to fill out the gaps with!