From: Winnipeg, MB
Congrats on the Davao bombardment - you really laid it on with 6 BB/BC. Can you follow up with CAs and/or HBs tomorrow?
You didn't highlight the damaged Emilys, but they are probably his key air transport plane in the area. I bet you have crippled his ability to reinforce by air. At service rating 3, they should be out of action for some time. This is critical because they do not depend on the airfield for their operations.
I really like your choice of Jolo for the next target. It should help seal that entire strait between Mindanao and Borneo. Great flank position for you.
Not too sure how many IJA squads your tanks will get in jungle terrain. My guess is that you will get 10% of them destroyed and the rest will run away to the next hex. Can't really run over them with all those trees in the way.
I also felt Jolo was a great base. Not sure IŽll be able to grab it though. Although Erik only had 80 AV at the base my 300 AV landed with heavy losses due to insufficient prep (60-75). Not sure how to handle this one yet. Disruption is low but fatigue is in the mid 20s. IŽm considering trying tomorrow anyway. If I can throw some bombers in it might work anyway. Might only get one shot at quickly grabbing it.
Your guess was a little bit off!
Ground combat at 78,89 (near Cagayan)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 1350 troops, 0 guns, 210 vehicles, Assault Value = 113
Defending force 2924 troops, 52 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Allied adjusted assault: 78
Japanese adjusted defense: 13
Allied assault odds: 6 to 1
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), disruption(-)
Japanese ground losses:
969 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 78 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 16 (13 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
1st USMC Tank Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
64th Ind.Mixed Brigade
III/81st Naval Guard Unit
216th Naval Construction Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
180th JAAF AF Bn
A pretty good haul! But IŽm curious to where the 6th ID went? Surely it cannot have moved faster than my tanks?
Not sure what your game date is. When you noticed the 6th ID it was something like August 20 [no date on that screen either]. If the 6th ID had higher morale than the other units, it could have marched into the next hex before your tanks arrived, while the lower morale units did not move far enough.
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