how many million? There is a huge difference between one and two million, or even 40,000 and 1,000,000.
I do not think you appreciate this difference, 1,000,000 is 25 times greater than 40,000. That means that each unit will need to take out TWENTY FIVE units each, and that is assuming they do not get killed.
Also, if they have encountered this before, they will be prepared. Obviously Morse Code would be the use over radio, but they may also use sign language or some other form of non audible communication for the infantry. If this was the first time, you would have the element of suprize and might be able to do it.
However, that is on an infintry level. The Vehicals, while not able to communicate with command, would still be able to use all their equipment, and act independently. Given they would probably quickly adapt to include morse code, and this will mostly just slow them down.
And even at that fielding an army "in the millions" would be an extreme economical thing, unless it was China, who both have the amount of people to do that kind of thing without too much notice, and can do it cheaply. I do not think America has a million, I'd guess a few hundred thousand. I do know that we have about 600 (800?) active duty bombers, and about a thousand active jets, and about 1,200 training craft. Although those numbers are a bit outdated (by about 6 or 7 years), we may have more right now.
If the weather was bad, and you hit their main communications, that would help, but even then short way morse code would still be going on with radio pulses. It isn't the easiest way, and it wouldn't be encoded, but it would be something. It might be too much hassel to encode basic orders.
This could allow you to intercept the communications very easily, so really this is a war of knowledge, since this is all it ever was since your strategy was communication.
Now, with bad weather, an un-open environment, and further attacks on their communications like you said, will put you that much closer but you are still not there.
If you have some B-52's with you, those will be invaluble for thinning out the army, but will just be a dent against one million. Infact, to deploy that many at once is insane, even by Star Wars standards. An Imperial Class I Star Destroyer has about 20,000-50,000 people, so a million would be twenty of them. Keep in mind that these things are a fucking mile long. If you are familiar with star wars
and know what I am talking about, this should give you scale. I do not even think that most invasions go that far, and at the climax of the Empire they had 25,000 star destroyers of that class, and at any one time they would never deploy that many (25), and star wars is known for huge battles.
It would be utterly insane to do this, realistically they would just bomb the fuck out of the 40,000, or deploy a much smaller force to take care of them, designed specifically for this mission to use a combination of morse code and sign language.
Now you can still beat them. If they are a million, they would maneuver much more slowly, and you could escape their notice.
But again, I do not think you fully appreciate the scale. Also, your 40,000 should have air support as well to stop bombings from killing them. Also, it would be important to know what they have, but the cheap option that beats pretty much anything other than other more expensive US craft, I'd say to go with the F-16. Cheap, and good enough to go toe to toe with any third world power, or China. I wouldn't recommend the F-15 unless you have lots of cash yourself, as they are extremely expensive, about twice as much as the F-16, though they are multi=platform and very good at what they do. If you are insanely rich, a handful of F-22A Raptor Stealth Fighters would do it, but even in real life these are extremely limited in number. Cheaply, B-52's with dumb bombs (each one can have about 300 I think, and they do cover a large area) to thin out your foes, F-16's to give cover support, and cut the communications, have it in bad weather in un-open terrian, and be prepared.
Even with all that, you would probably still die. So ya, too many people against you. Even 1:3 is very dire indeed.
If we say that these things give this bonus to the kill ratio, let's figure out the odds then.
normal: 2:1 k/d
mute: minus 3:1 k/d
weather: .5:1 k/d
bombers: .50:1 k/d (being optimistic here, 300 bombs and a huge amount of something like 10 B-52's bombers might kill only a few ten thousand before needing to land and reload)
communications attack: 4:1
terrian advantage: 3:1
That means you have 2+3+.5+.25+4+3+2= 14.75 Let's throw in .25 for luck, and say that is 15.
That means after all 40,000 die, you killed 600,000.
Even with all that, that is still completely fucking insane if someone could pull that off. Those 40,000 dead would be fucking heroes.
If it was 2,000,000? Well then your really fucked and it compounds it even more. It gets exponentially harder, not incrementally at this point.
So maybe you can kill half of them, but even then you still lose.
Outnumbered 10 to 1 would be much more believable, but most of your guys would still die unless the enemy decided it wasn't worth it. There is a reason we do not deploy thousands like this anymore, technology makes it impractical when we have much more sane and explosive options, bombing runs.
We have less soldiers today than many Ancient Empires, or at least it is my understanding.
I'd personally go with 200,000 against them, that is still outnumbered 1:5, but with enough skill, and wits, you could pull that off and win with this mute skill. Hell, it could be done in real life today with an insanely intelligent general and the right conditions, but it would be very hard to pull off.
Though, if they are expecting it, it might make a well funded army able to counter it. Many other armies couldn't nearly as easy, but one like the US, China, Russia, Britain, could do it with some difficulty and quick adjustments.
If the enemy hasn't known about it for long, you may have a couple of months before everything is refitted for this threat if it is considered major. Many top secret projects will want to acquire it as well.
As for reguards to numbers, look at it this way. You are one person with one stick. There are 25 people with sticks. That is your odds if it is 40,000 to 1,000,000. Visualize it that way. Good luck.
Anyway, hope this helps.
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