From: Santa Rosa, CA
Figure there are 40 turns to get to April 44. The Allies get 4 transports per turn, so about 160 transports. They start with 256, so that means they have around 416 to work with (AI gets 2 more per turn, so it would have 496). Unless I missed a change note re reinforcement levels, or something else about the rules, 385 sounds like terrible losses for the Allies. A human player would have almost nothing to work with. The AI would have something, but you really want 200 or more transports to put together a major invasion. Lifting the forces on D-day takes over 100, and that's just for the invasion forces. You need to be able to lift your follow up forces on the same turn as you order the invasion, so you need the 200-250 to get everything out to sea (especially the armored divisions). Based on analysis above, I wouldn't want to lose more than 200 transports before D-Day (over 300 would be bad).
< Message edited by Joel Billings -- 7/15/2015 10:23:44 PM >
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