Edit: another question why my starting CV appears so low in the combat screen (i.e. poland div is at 47 CV)?
that division was a full strenght one, I expected some 120 CV starting value !
Is there some malus for it has just landed or because it's against armor?
CV calculation is crudely to add up all the combat elements in the unit that gives you your baseline, lets say your 120.
This is then adjusted as the various combat related rolls take place, since you are using AFHQ as the command you have a problem. All your rolls are leader value/12 not /10 if you'd been using a corps command structure. So that is going to cost you some CV.
You can lose CV for missing trucks (this is a common source of both CV and MP loss)
Weather - not applicable in this case as the ground weather was clear (remember that only the ground conditions affect ground combat and the air conditions only affect air combat)
You lose 1% off your CV due to every 1% missing ammunition. This again can be deadly, especially as you have the AFHQ leader problem above and the supply/re-supply system is very leader roll dependent
Your cv will drop as you pick up disruptions before the combat actually closes, your opponent (wisely) used a lot of artillery so you may well have shed cv as the combat resolution was worked out - the number at the top of the battle report is the cv left when all the fighting is over and used to determine win/loss.
I'd suspect your big issue was the AFHQ command. I often find I have low value leaders there (their leadership rolls are not very important for the Allies), you'll have the effect diluted by range and by /12 not /10. Thats a lot of missed checks.
my commander in combat was Gavin (IV US Corp) not AFHQ command (Eisenhower). You can see it in the first pic in this thread.
The division was reassigned to AFHQ just after the battle and destruction, after reforming in Tunisia.
The very low starting combat value couldn't be instead a problem bacause Gavin was at sea at the moment of the battle?
Or because the division had just desembarked, so it had a sort of penalty?
Germans made two spoiling hasty attacks like this one in pic attached before 5th Polish division being routed,
And starting comabat value was very different each time (i.e. in first combat it had only 15).
Thanks everybody for your help, I'm learning a lot reading this forum!
< Message edited by MrBlizzard -- 5/16/2018 12:26:30 PM >