- May 24, 2013
This seems quite unlikely. Why would the IJN Engineers ever help the IJA?He just assumed the Army Air Force had received help from the Navy's engineers.
Given similar numbers of Marines, the IJN could have run over Shanxi in two weeks, but not bad for the SNLF.The Army isn’t doing too badly, even if our expectations were low.
Another reason why attacking the Communists was a mistake. I'm also questioning the logic of declaring war on the Communists before our troops are in position on their border.Of course the sad reality is that, where the Communists are concerned, the IJN is impotent.
I'll repeat it again. All we need to take in China is the coastline and the most resource-rich areas. Let's not get the IJA bogged down in a quagmire. Logistics are already becoming a problem. Along the coast the IJN can be a lifeline, in the Chinese interior the IJA is on it's own. Despite initial success, this could be a disaster.
Glad for the initial success, afraid of the IJA's hubris that will inevitably follow.
Of course, the logical thing to do would be to assign the best planes to the best pilots, and the older obsolescent planes to the rookies. That's impossible in HOI3 as units gain xp, so a ban on upgrades is actually too penalising in that respect. Another related question is: Do you think it would be possible to unlock the construction of older aeroplanes, the same way you can change the techs for ships in the build screen. It would make sense to build some cheap planes to bomb partisans and the like.For air forces (or tanks for that matter!), it might make more sense to house-rule that planes have to be kept in the capital to do an upgrade. Otherwise you eventually wind up with a lot of outdated divisions that not only have to be continually replaced, but keep being reinforced with, one presumes, old equipment still being manufactured - or else not used at all! Not entirely ahistorical, sure, but probably not what is desired for gameplay either.