From: Sydney, Australia
A couple of points we should keep in mind:
We should not forget that the Japanese in general did not surrender, so a surrender option for them is fairly unrealistic. While their preferred alternative was suicide, but why would any commander order their troops to commit suicide, instead of fighting to the death and at least have some chance of inflicting casaulties on the enemy? This sounds totally out of character for most Japanese officers or soldiers. Really, having the Japanese surrender on mass would be a piece of total fiction.
Second, as USS America says, surrouding an enemy and cutting them off is a valid military stratergy, often used during the war, with Rabaul being the best example, proving it is not a gamey approach. If those 100,000 odd Japanese troops at Rabaul were suddenly to dissapear, with their units reformed, that would be extremely gamey. Especially considering the Allies kept their distance, letting the Japanese sit there until the end of the war and no army, air force or navy has duplicate units with the same name or number. So if those units were to be replaced, it would be a new unit with a different name or number, as the original unit would still be wandering through the jungles somewhere on New Britain. Although limiting it to units in contact with the enemy, would avoid this problem.
No argument with any of this, but it dosen't solve the problem. Why can I
A) rebuild my units if they are destroyed, BUT
B) Not rebuild them if they aren't destroyed.
I agree that the Japanese wouldn't necessarily surrender, but why can't you just order them to banzai charge until dead and then rebuild their units to honour the glorious dead of the empire?
If they are not destroyed, you can not rebuild them, as a unit cannot be in two places at once. If your troops are still alive somewhere, then that unit still exists and as i explained, no miltary has duplicate units.
You can order them to banzai, just click the 'shock attack' button. Although Japanese troops do banzai if you watch the combat reply, while allied units surrender, when they are attacked with overwhelming odds.
< Message edited by noguaranteeofsanity -- 10/6/2011 3:52:14 AM >