From: Brussels, Belgium
You had only four corps and one fort level in Hengyang ?
Got to remember how early this is, and that Hengyang being in the clear is not a valid defensive hex for the Chinese
Soon as the Japanese turn up outside it, then its time to either turn Changsha into a Kessel or withdraw into the x3 terrain to the north.
He took a risk, based on no bombing at all, and it didn't come off.
(I'd have done the same thing btw!)
Lowpe had mentioned earlier a crossing into 1600AV in half-decent terrain, I thought it was this one.
But it IS early, and NJP concentrated a strong force there. Two full divisions plus six regiments/brigades is a lot more than what he’s used in the other theaters of the war, I wonder why he didn’t include any tanks or artillery there.
Its not his main thrust?
He's doing lots of attacks all over the map so maybe he's seeing how far he can go before he hits a brick wall?
He must have minimal troops covering Singapore and the Phillipines
Given the number of divisions there, I would have thought that this is his main thrust, but if so, why no artillery or tanks ?
And yes, the attacks all around have proved to be a bit light at least twice now. He has apparently been clear with Lowpe that he aims for an auto-victory in ‘43, I’m not sure his way is the best way to do it. Hitting the brick wall that way hurts, looks better to shatter the wall with overwhelming force.
Once the Allies are repelled to Bataan and Singapore, you don’t need many troops to keep them locked in. I don’t remember if Singers fell (I don’t think so anyway), but if it hasn’t yet, it means any capital ship damaged in the Indian Ocean has to go much further back to reach some decently sized repair yard, maybe Hong Kong. And if he’s been treating his navy like he has cared for his Air Force, given the number of ops losses, he must have system damage starting to accumulate due to high speed runs.