I should not speak for Robert. He can speak for himself, but the Falcons were flying close air support over his ground unit at Madioen. Madioen is an important base at this point, because it is a large airfield near Soerabaja, which has been a point of contention for the Japanese. He had a good (well... good for the Dutch) land unit protecting the hex: stronger than I anticipated actually. I expected only to find a base force there. Fortunately, I moved a division into the hex to attack. He was probably expecting an attack from a regiment or at most the 65th brigade. If only a regiment had been present, the Dutch unit at Madioen, with air support in good defensive terrain, probably would have held off the attack and inflicted significant casualties on my unit. As it happens, however, my unit was a division, which Robert had no way of knowing, because the unit moved in an attacked the next day.
< Message edited by Aurorus -- 6/9/2017 6:33:26 PM >