From: Tate's Hell, Florida
I'm playing my first PBEM game as Japan and have just taken Palembang. Damage to the Oil facilities are 270 with 630 still intact. Refineries have 306 damage with 714 intact. The question is whether it is a prudent investment to repair the Oil/Refinery facilities at a cost of 1,000 supply per damage point? I seem to remember a thread (or perhaps a discussion in an AAR) about the tradeoff between repairing or not repairing the damage but can't find it now. Certainly, Oil is the Empire's life blood, and Palembang is THE prize to win, so repairing that production seems like the right thing to do. On the otherhand, spending almost 600,000 supply points to get the job done is no trivial sum.
I would be very interested in hearing the opinions of more experienced JFBs on the wisdom of repairing these facilities. So far, the Japanese economy is functioning well (I took Mike Solli's advice on this), but now am stumped on whether the better option is to repair or not repair. All advice is welcome.
This is a Scenario 1 game and we are in early February, 1942. Thanks in advance,