From: Winnipeg, MB
PS - here's a nugget learned during sandboxing: if you assault a city which has industry and kick the enemy out, some or all of the industry will be destroyed. If you go into the city and let him smash his troops against your defences, then patiently bomb and arty bombard until the enemy is eliminated, you take over the city by "Occupation" rather than assault and you get all the industry intact: manpower too. Haven't done a base with aircraft/vehicle/armaments factories yet.
Remember this little discussion? I have some hard figures for you.
On June 09 I took Bangkok by Deliberate attack, destroying the static Royal Thai Army HQ and retreating the static Thai Aviation Coy BF. The industry I captured was: Manpower 1(1), Resources 40, Heavy Industry 38(1), Refinery 20, Light Industry 70(50).
I redid the turn without the DA and commenced bombarding [by LCU artillery] and bombing from the air. I finally eliminated the two static units above and took the base by occupation on June 30 - three weeks later than using a DA. The base had a little damage from partisan attacks when the enemy units AV dropped below minimums, but the worst was 35 Port damage and very little AF damage. The big bonus was in the HI. What I captured was:
Manpower 3, Resources 40, HI 79(1), Refinery 20, LI 72(48) = a gain of one Manpower and 40 HI.
Doing the same thing at Harbin and Changchun [the Russians are in play, and man! - do they have artillery!], I captured Manpower 16 and 14 respectively vs. about 4 that you get with an assault on the base/city. The HI seems to be cut in half by an assault, and sometimes some of the LI is damaged too, but not destroyed.
Anyway, if you are not on an urgent timeline for conquest and want to capture more industry where it is needed, grinding the enemy to nothing and occupying the base has its benefits.
Edit: PS - I forgot to mention, at Harbin or Changchun I captured a Mavis aircraft factory intact. It did not convert to a vehicle factory. I have it set to not repair but to produce and am waiting to see if the 1 repaired production point will produce an aircraft in a month [the production rate in the industry screen]. I suspect it will not, and that no Allied squadron would be able to use the Mavis if it did.
< Message edited by BBfanboy -- 8/1/2013 3:11:09 PM >
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