From: Portsmouth, UK
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
WOW! The big show at Melbourne.
6 divisions, 9 artillery units
They take our forts down 1 but take major casualties.
round combat at Melbourne (82,170)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 83508 troops, 1081 guns, 488 vehicles, Assault Value = 2582
Defending force 48129 troops, 740 guns, 607 vehicles, Assault Value = 1098
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 2942
Allied adjusted defense: 4705
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Japanese ground losses:
6413 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 563 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 63 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1167 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 31 (2 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 38 (2 destroyed, 36 disabled)
We need help pretty quick.
If I'm reading that right, you disabled 563 combat squads - the bayonet strength of *two divisions*. It'll take a while to recover from that.
I hope these guys aren't digging foxholes at the MCG, it'll take years for the wicket to recover from that.
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