From: Winnipeg, MB
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
Solomons, N&IC: Landing at Luganville.
Not sure why we lost so much on landing? Crap.
Amphibious Assault at Luganville (120,150)
TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Luganville, 120,150
Allied ground losses:
258 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 22 (0 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (0 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Not really lost - just disablements which will quickly recover. Likely got a bad weather landing with a die roll for high surf, so a few surfer boys got wet. Their powder is still dry. (gunpowder that is - the other powders are not in vogue yet).
No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth