(09-06-2019, 03:02 AM)Sgt_Rock Wrote: No, this does NOT happen. As a matter of fact the Japanese die right down to the last man normally. VERY VERY hard to dig out of bunkers too. Its their "ace in the hole" as otherwise the Allies would roll right over them for the most part. Sometimes it seems unrealistic in that if 40 routed Japanese are in the open and are surrounded by six hexes of units each at 500 men well 3000 men should be able to eliminate them in a set of several assaults .... and as you know routed units are hard to kill with fire too.
Thanks for that. I can well imagine that the Japanese are very hard to dislodge from Pillboxes/Bunkers due to the Fanatical rules but have not played a scenario yet that has these (strange but true!). My original concern arose when I saw a Broken and Isolated Japanese unit of around 95 men eliminated by a single assault. I incorrectly assumed this meant it had surrendered as a consequence of using the Optional Surrender rule. I understand now that being Fanatical overrides the Optional Surrender rule.
But I am still not sure why the Optional Surrender rule is used as a default. This is rare for PzC titles and since in this case it only applies to the Allies I am not sure what it is meant to represent. I would have expected that the Allied troops would have actually been very reluctant to surrender to the Japanese. Is there a particular reason behind its use here?