Instead of using one regiment in this Assault Period and the remaining regiment the last, I decided to go all in and land all the remaining forces in Assault Period 3. At least the IJA won’t be able to focus their fire on either one. Will it work? (Losing all those demo charges in Assault Period 1 continues to hurt us .. )
This is December 1942. The Australians are looking to dislodge the IJA from the Gona mission in 5 CG dates.
This is not looking good. I forgot how in Platoon Leader (CH’s “standard” campaign) rules, you need to put a slew of foxholes in as strategic locations. In this case I need to link up my troops with the 3 entry points. The good news is that I might still have one Prep Fire left. The bad news is obviously that FHs usually need a couple of turns to prepare, turns that I don’t have.
This is nothing that is as sophisticated as the title might suggest. It’s just that I got a free trial to a data visualisation software called “Tableau”, so what better data to play on it with than ASL data?
First, I took Tom Kearney’s excellent “Master ASL Scenario Listing III” from the Texas ASL website.
1944 wins out. We got a couple of ETO scenarios at around 1919!
We clearly have a lot more Western post-Normandy scenarios. “MTO” is the Mediterranean, in case you are wondering, this theater comes in 3rd in front of PTO.
The tall blue line is of course Avalon Hill / MMP. What caught my also is the very long (light blue) lead that Le Franc Tireur (LFT) has early in time. We are probably talking about their Russian Revolution scenarios here. The red line running along LFT is Dispatches from the Bunker (DB) and the orange Bounding Fire Productions (BFP).
No surprises here for the most part, but I didn’t know we have that many scenarios on events that took place in the Philippines!
The following are the Nationalities featured by different Publishers, ie get BFP if you want to play more Chinese OB, BFP & SP for more IJA (assuming that we all get core modules by default).
Finally I took the 100.000+ records we accumulated on ROAR and worked out the Percentage of Wins minus Losses per Nationality. (Get the IJA, don’t take the Canadians .. )
Again, I am a novice when it comes to the science of Data Analysis, so please take everything with a grain of salt. It certainly interests me though! I hope this is entertaining for you as well.
200mm NOBA does interesting things. For one it keeps all the heads at Tanambogo down since anyone who breaks out of concealment will be targeted.
The Marines need to move off the beach quickly and clear the island. The issue here is to make sure that we have rout paths amidst IJA units dashing out of caves to close combat unsuspecting bystanders.
This concludes the 1st assault period of the Gavutu-Tanambogo CG, more to come!