From: The Big Nowhere
I recognize the "base fort level" has been reduced to 0. But, what caught my eye was I was reading the AAR between AdmSpruance and Stoneage and Spruance's attack on Tinian reduced the forts to 4 but also took the base. So the question is if the "forts" have been reduced to 4 but the base is captured, do the remaining Japanese LCUs still have any fortifications left?
If not, this would appear to be somewhat out of whack as I can't imagine the entrenched defenders all over the hex deciding to abandon all of their caves, dugouts, pits, etc. once the airfield and port is captured.
From the AAR below:
Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 38867 troops, 720 guns, 1108 vehicles, Assault Value = 1586
Defending force 17650 troops, 259 guns, 151 vehicles, Assault Value = 284
Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4
Allied adjusted assault: 3126
Japanese adjusted defense: 441
Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 4)
Allied forces CAPTURE Tinian !!!
Basically in order to capture the base, you had to clean out the forts. To do that you probably used some high explosives, flamethrowers, or other devastating weapons. The end result is that the fort is no longer usable for whatever reason. Ask yourself, would you really want to hunker down in the same pillbox that you just burned 6 people to death in?
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