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sjohnson -> Defensive air support? (11/30/2012 9:43:04 PM)

Does it no longer work? I have a 43 head to head game - yes, I'm playing against myself testing various things and I can't ever seem to get German defensive air support to fly.

I've checked the following:

1) readiness levels OK; ready to fly setting at 0% hoping to get someone to take off
2) support requirements at bases not overloaded
3) all airbases within 5 hexes of their HQs
4) all air bases moved to within 5-7 hexes of the front
5) air doctrine settings - ground support 30%; escort 40%
interdiction set to 0%
intercept set to 80%

So none of the Fw-190F, Ju87G, Hs129B, Ju87D or any level bomber ever seems to take off in defensive air support despite the Soviets sending 150-200 planes in a typical large attack.

I do see some interception, just maybe 1 defensive air support effort of 15-20 bombers out of every 20-30 attacks.

By the way, I see the same thing in my PBEM/server game.




Helpless -> RE: Defensive air support? (11/30/2012 10:30:22 PM)

There could be many reason air units not flying (including some bug). I suggest to post a save with clear steps to reproduce it. I could take a look and provide some comments.




sjohnson -> RE: Defensive air support? (11/30/2012 10:39:22 PM)

Will do later today. Thanks Helpless!




rrbill -> RE: Defensive air support? (12/1/2012 11:49:03 AM)

Do you mean air defense, like interception? All aircraft listed are ground attack types and I wouldn't want them to do air defense. I'd want them to "hide" and be available for ground support next turn.




sjohnson -> RE: Defensive air support? (12/1/2012 9:29:55 PM)

Nope - I mean air support; like defensive air support when the enemy attacks your ground troops. Defensive ground support missions seem spotty to commit at best - and mostly my 1,500 bombers and tactical bombers just sit at their airbases - maybe 1-2% sortie per week.




sjohnson -> RE: Defensive air support? (12/1/2012 10:08:47 PM)

Hi Helpless,

I will post some example save files in the tech support forum.

Thanks




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