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Are Armored/Tank LCUs effective? - 9/28/2014 10:48:38 PM   
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They have lots of firepower. They inflice lots of damage and casualties. But they have few infantry. And the formula for base capture is a comparison of surviving participating infantry.

Perhaps a player would do better with a normal intantry LCU. I don't know. Probability expert wanted!
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RE: Are Armored/Tank LCUs effective? - 9/29/2014 4:04:18 AM   
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I do not know of any specific rule citation from memory (if one exists). I can make an educated guess as have played the series of Gary Grigsby naval simulations. Pacific War is mid series, followed by Uncommon Valor, ending with War in the Pacific: Struggle vs Japan. The latter was which was the basis for WITP Admirals Edition. In the latter 3, all LCUs have an assault strength. Armor tends to have a high assault strength ratings and are best used in combination with infantry rather than alone. However in the Pacific, not a lot of great places for a tank combat [usually mainland areas or large islands with multiple bases]. In general Allied armor was greatly superior to IJA armor, which is historical. Stuart light tanks were good enough to take out IJA tanks whereas Shermans dealt with bunkers and gun positions.

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RE: Are Armored/Tank LCUs effective? - 9/29/2014 3:01:36 PM   
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Yes, there are a lot of terrain levels where tanks wouldn't have much use.

I'm not certain the combat strenght of a tank or armored LCU really represents its strenght as far as taking or holding a base since the calculation is on surviving infantry.

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RE: Are Armored/Tank LCUs effective? - 9/30/2014 3:59:21 AM   
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Yes, there are a lot of terrain levels where tanks wouldn't have much use.


I find the best way to use armored units is as blocking forces. If you don't need to take the base, but just prevent the other side from advancing further, they can bleed the attackers nicely. It also helps to do this in heavy terrain, so you're not forced to retreat (which makes armored units even more useful for the Japanese, since it's harder to make them retreat).

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