From: Wieluñ, Poland
Yes, it appears that repeating the D-Day feat under the latest patch may be quite impossible. Historically the Eisenhower's staff estimated the initial losses as lower that it had been expected, here we might experience quite an unfortunate landing. I was agreed to PBEM that one with a good opponent of mine, but since I am quite appalled with forced seaborne landings, I started to reconsider and ran a few tests - normally I don't practice any spoilers prior to launching a PBEM game, but since my mindset was already changed to rather no ... - I even mailed Bob asking a question or two. If we employ any naval bombardment to soften the targets a bit, there are up to three tactical rounds perhaps to get the job done. The troope, apart from the paras already there, land in force in three hexes at best, those locations need to get reinforced fast, then the paras don't have anwhere to fall back, 101st and 82nd get wiped out if the odds are bad ( are they going to be returned later on? Since they are withdrawn anyway for , be it, Market - Garden , that's not a problem, but how do we evacuate a division already destroyed? ... ).British 6th Abn are not faring much better ... I think it's still playable, but both in my landings against the AI force and in test employing AI vs AI, large part of the Allied landing force gets destroyed and lossess mount sky high. I decided to ask for a replacement scenario for our PBEM, no reply yet though. Too bad, everything looked very interesting, but if I was an Allied C-I-C there & then, I'd think more than twice before attempting such endeavour with such adverse odds.
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