They adopt the "screaming mob" tactic. They usually fight frightened farmers, and therefore have no need for organized formations. This does not mean that they are incapable of mounting defenses, just that they aren't in neat little squares for our fighter planes.Simon_Jester wrote:
Do they fight in formations like a medieval army, or do they fight irregularly like screaming mobs? The former would probably be more effective to them, but not to us.
Orcs will not hesitate to kill humans, and will do so either to preserve food for themselves or to eat the humans. Those killed in the capture of the island will also be eaten eventually (and orcs have no problems with rotting food).How do orcs feel about killing humans to limit the food requirements? Japan could probably support thirty million people agriculturally, but it can't support its human population, let alone said human population plus thirty million immigrants, without food imports.
They will do whatever is necessary. Fine work isn't their forte, but dragging trees around and moving rocks is no issue.Do orcs perform manual labor when necessary, or are they stereotypical lazy savages?
My main striking force will be the US Marines and other (smaller) amphibious forces with their own ships.
[Not the Marines because US Marines are somehow supermen, just because they're the largest force in the world that actually trains to perform over-the-beach amphibious assaults]
Operating out of bases on Okinawa, in South Korea, and hopefully places like Vladivostok, use airmobile and amphibious forces to stage raids against the orcs in division strength or greater. If the orcs don't magically upgrade their weapons, then we can achieve ludicrously disproportionate casualty ratios, and as long as we have helicopters and vehicles, we're vastly more mobile than them. We can seize a beachhead, set up machine gun nests and mow down orcs that attack the beachhead, while rescuing as many human slaves as possible and shoving them into helicopters or onto ships. The overall goal is to rescue as many enslaved Japanese as possible before they're all killed off (I suspect the human population of the island won't last long under these conditions).
Orcs with artillery bunkers will not be a major problem; the bunkers can be destroyed with guided weapons, and the few ammunition factories in Japan can be destroyed by precision strikes. The orcs have no native ability to manufacture ammunition for modern artillery.
Sounds good. Now what if you lose air support? The orcs now have supporting anti-aircraft mages, useless everywhere else. Please note that this is not intended to screw you over, just to extend the life of the topic. Like I said, constantly evolving threat.