Again I could be more cautious here which would reduce losses but unfortunately it would burn up too much time. By 44 and 45 entire fleets of Japanese tankers and AKs/APs get vaporised so to be honest as long as it is for a good cause, the losses just need to be sustained to maintain momentum.
I would agree with your assessment ...
Thanks Pax, it is impossible against a skilled player like Lowpe when he uses subs, DDs, mines and CD guns in a layered and creative manner not to sustain losses when you go into harms way. I just know the horrors of 44 and 45 too well now, so these losses are not really material. Mind you, I don't intend to lose a CV
Exactly. I would argue that as a IJ player if you are NOT losing some xAK's early on, you aren't pressing the attack as hard as you need to .... Not suggesting you throw them away either, but losing 2% - 5% per amphib operation would be sustainable losses ... Even against the AI, I would think that is as good of measure of your operational tempo as any. A few losses means you are pressing about as hard you can, fewer means you are waiting too long and thus losing days ...