From: Winnipeg, MB
Hi guys, recently purchased the game, loving it so far, im playing IJN and am in the middle of 1942, though ive experienced a big dilemma with an invasion of Midway. I dont understand whats happening, ill explain.
I landed 3 SNLF first, was suprized to see they are shock attacking every turn after unloading, did some reading, found out about the atoll penalty, so thats fair enough. After a few turns i notice my supplies are at 0 for all units, wierd becuase i included 30,000 supplies on the transports. So i load up another supply run from Japan with another 30,000. They get to Midway, unload under heavy fire, but my supplies are still at 0 for all units! Figured they might be wasting into replacements so i turned replacements off, still nothing for 3 turns. So in desperation i load a entire division into a transport fleet and send them in with another 30,000 supplies, exact same thing happens, 0 supply for all squads, i dont understand whats going on. I cant afford to waste 90,000 supply as IJN.
Anyways ive lost abut 20 transports from the CD guns, thousands of men and havent even scratched the enemy units, maybe 1000 casualties in total. They seem invincible. Bear in mind i have 2 CV fleets constantly bombing them, have bombarded 3 times now with BB fleets. But the worst part is, now my transports have stopped unloading, and are now LOADING troops to retreat, i cant stop them. 2 weeks have passed, 90k supply down the drain for nothing, and the icing on the cake is i get the message "Units at Midway destroyed by attrition!!" I look and my entire force is vanished, with only remnants loaded onto the transports and they are heading back home to Japan. I really dont understand this, can someone please give me some advice on what im meant to do in this situation, this is a real gamebreaker for me, killing my desire to play anymore, even though ive been loving the game so much thus far.
Roll the cursor over the Midway Island icon and you will see a maximum number of troops figure - probably 6000. If you exceed this figure you start to pay a penalty in supply usage. If you exceed the figure by more than double, the penalty gets very stiff indeed. And, of course, battle can use up supply at huge rates too.
On atolls, you need to bring enough to overwhelm the opposition quickly and then immediately remove the excess troops, or bring smaller (in troop numbers) units with high firepower (like tanks) and grind the enemy down while not exceeding stacking limits yourself.
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