From: Bellingham, WA
I'm thinking of trying to create a scenario of Nopac, CentPac, SoPac and SWPac only; no China, India, Malaysia, etc ... the map would basically cut over from Noumea west enough to then cut north and get Java and the PI, leave out malaysia and FIC and keep going north and then over for the Aleutians ...
Here are my intitial thoughts and I hope you can provide some advice:
---> Taking the Brits and Chinese out of it makes things more focused, but I need to model the drain that those theaters would have on the Japanese war effort ... one thought I had would be to keep some of the Chinese ports and boost their output to make up for the "loss" of the Japanese ability to gather supply from Singapore, Rangoon, etc.
---> Somehow triggering a loss of theoretical throughput for the Japanese when the PI and/or Okinawa are taken, simulating the inability to get convoys through once those areas are taken by the US.
---> Because the Japanese will be able to focus all their ships and materiele on targets other than India/Burma/China/Malaysia, I need to winnow down these forces to simulate the fact that these theaters are still operating ... how best to do this fairly and accurately?
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