Victory in the Pacific

Battles of Numbers
Case #4

Allied LBA 2-4-*
vs. Japanese LBA 3-4-*

These are the ‘slowest’ battles that can occur in the VitP system, even slower than ship gunnery combat. They will occur often from the middle of the war onwards, in the island hopping offensive of US Marines to establish bases for, and supported by, superior land based air (10 Allied to 6 IJN). Allied LBA are 1.5 times inferior in the firepower of each unit, but overall they are not so weak because their survivability is the same!

Starting data:

1 IJN vs. 1 Allied: 24.19%

1 Allied vs. 1 IJN: 16.44%
2 Allied vs. 1 IJN: 31.51%
3 Allied vs. 1 IJN: 44.72%
4 Allied vs. 1 IJN: 55.92% 

Lanchester Equivalent Value LEV = sqrt(0.2419/0.1644) = 1.21 Allied LBA equal one Japanese LBA.

 

Results:

US Retreat: 1:1, 2:2, 3:3, 4:4

 

 

IJN Retreat: 4:1, 6:2

 

 

 

US

IJN

US Win

US Surv

IJN Surv

Loss Ratio

2

1

65.54%

1.497

0.345

1.303

3

1

92.06%

2.468

0.079

1.73

3

2

50.82%

2.004

0.855

1.151

4

2

81.74%

2.971

0.645

1.316

5

2

95.08%

4.152

0.720

1.509

4

3

42.40%

2.600

1.573

1.019

5

3

72.04%

3.343

1.063

1.169

6

3

89.55%

4.566

1.148

1.292

5

4

36.60%

3.168

2.244

0.959

6

4

64.00%

3.792

1.629

1.074

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