9/6/14

Forces Equivalence.

in context of this blog:

Force consists of units.

If we have more units of a given type than enemy we can attempt to equivalize (amount of) enemy units by preparing/arming equal amount of units with weapons meant to counter that force, and have rest of forces use mixed weapons, partly against that type of units, partly against other target(-s).

That way we have countering force with equivalent firepower and more supporting force(-s).

Countering units are specialized fully against given target.

Support units are not specialized fully against given target.

How easily unit defeats another (% of engagements succesfull) in a given conditions can be called efficiency against an unit in a given conditions.

If we have units that can defeat n of units of a given type 'easily' (efficiency of at least 90% of engagements), we can counter enemy force of m units with m/n units of such type of our own.

That way we can reach 'countering equivalence' against given force with m/n units of given type.

Efficiency of at least 90% we can call 'countering'.

Efficiency of more than 50% we can call 'superior'.

Efficiency of 50% we can call 'equivalent'.

Efficiency of less than 50% we can call 'inferior'.

Efficiency of less than 10% we call 'neglible'.

If we do not have countering efficiency, we can combine multiple units into a force and statistically assess their efficiency against the given target.

See also: Hacking firepower and operatibility.

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