From: eastern CT
Thanks. I do similar attacks. However, my PBEM opponents have their Fighters forward and have given as good as they got almost every step of the way... I hardly see the Belgian (or Dutch) Air unit. And if my 4-1, 5-1 attack vs Belgrade succeeds on the 2nd attack (about right) with no infantry to absorb losses, I have come away with a step or two losses to my armor, and efficiency has sunk into mid 70's. I must just have atrocious luck... going back to 1.08 I was able to hit Lux and then Netherlands, and wait for a cold turn to take out Belgium... with the new 10u3, you have to take out all 3 in one turn. I have the same 5 armor/mech vs the Belgians and 1 more panzer that rolls down the highway in the Netherlands and takes a shot at 3-1 or 4-1 at the capital. I do see that you use your air often in full support for ground support. Since I tend to use it as bombing units more, perhaps that leads to higher (much) air losses. By the end of the turn more than half my 1940 air units are damaged, usually to 17 or 18 but a few to 19 and some to 16. The Brits/French seem to split the air losses at about 10 each and my German losses seem about 10 land and 12 air steps from the main attack (of course that's against Belgium/Netherlands/Luxemborg in 10u3).
Still thank you for doing this part of the AAR as it was both useful to see I'm not that far off in tactics, and to think about doing less bombing runs and more ground support, and also (a big one) to turn all my air to mission only to control the air units used better.