apbarog -> RE: Deja Vu All Over Again - apbarog(J) vs OPilot(A) (5/11/2021 1:12:58 AM)
18 Apr 42
Two big Oscar units swept Magwe and found two Hurricane units. The Oscars looked effective during the replay, except that they rarely destroyed a Hurricane. Almost always just damaged them. The Oscar guns are just weak. 18 Oscars were lost while downing 11 Hurricanes.
Nells bombed the Port Blair Adv Base Force, the only ground unit at the location. Minor damage done. I dropped paras on the base, expecting to take it.
Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 629 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30
Defending force 652 troops, 3 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 10
Japanese adjusted assault: 4
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), morale(-)
Attacker: op mode(-), shock(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
1st Raiding Rgt /1
Port Blair Adv Base Force
Most of the unit dropped. Should have captured it. But what is wrong with this picture? A penalty for op mode. It's almost comical, but the paras were in Rest mode at Rangoon when they were ordered onto the planes to go to the Andamans. Forsaking uniforms for swim trunks, and no need for weapons, they dropped onto the weak enemy and engaged in fierce hand to hand fighting. Now they are low on supply. Almost comical. In normal combat, you can't choose Deliberate or Shock attacks unless you are in Combat mode, but with a para drop, it is possible to do so in other modes, including Rest.
I'll drop another para unit from Rangoon today, and the base will be taken. I double-checked that they are indeed in Combat mode. Only enemy fighters, at the base or on British carriers, could interfere with this operation today.