I desperately want to keep Ledo...the air bridge flying in supplies to China.
With the Japanese push from Chittagong, I paid very close attention to those bases that Japan has DL on and flooded them with troops of any flavor and planes, relying up the excellent British AA to keep the runways safe (and a bit from my own recon that shows very few bombers in this theater).
To further the misinformation, more than 3/4ths of the engineering units at Ledo moved out to swell the numbers. As soon as recon showed up I would send forces there, preferably from bases in the dark to Japan intel agents.
The Chinese Corp, and their ability to swell each day thanks to Commonwealth supply certainly has helped, along with the US Army coming in with Marines and Base Forces. Our TOE is generally bad, experience poor, but the numbers look great and I suspect daunting to the Japanese.
Then I picked the outlier IJA ground forces and hit them with bombers, preferably B26s, but even Blenheims on two opportunities to swell the numbers...and of course the Hurricanes have been sweeping and doing well. This worked well, as Japan didn't bring enough AA (plus the beasts have been hitting Rangoon and Magwe).
Many of the forces are stuck on railroads, ready to relocate...I was prepared to evacuate all of Southeastern India at the drop of a hat....Japan stopped and concentrated at Dacca.
But for now my deception seems to have worked at sowing confusion in the Japanese high command as the movement pip of the 19 unit IJA ground stack at Dacca is south...they might head over to Ledo way, but I think not.
I have paid a price, in that our air supply of China was more than cut in half and for about five days dropped to 0 and base building at Ledo came to a complete stop...but we are ramping back up now. The transports though, flew everyday bringing in the Chinese 6th Corp...which at one point two weeks ago I despaired of getting out of Burma.
< Message edited by Lowpe -- 6/2/2021 12:47:50 PM >