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Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 9:42:14 PM   
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When you long range cap an island will they just protect the island and not the ship ocupying the same hex as the island? Also if you set all the planes to long range cap the island will they then leave none to protect the CV's?
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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 9:45:25 PM   
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LR CAP will cover the land and sea units in same hex

Yes,squadron on LR CAP would not participate in defending CV if the planes are sent to cover different hex.

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 9:53:13 PM   
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So if you in the middle of an amphibious assault can you sweep the island with 50% and expect half to protect the ships the the other 50% will stay long range cap over the ship is this correct

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 9:58:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hawker

LR CAP will cover the land and sea units in same hex

Yes,squadron on LR CAP would not participate in defending CV if the planes are sent to cover different hex.



LRCAP will cover everything in the hex, no matter if CV or PT or airfield...

the only thing is if you set your LRCAP target a CV TF then the number of aircraft on LRCAP will be halfed. Set an AK or base as target and you have the full LRCAP over the CV...

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:00:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: hawker

LR CAP will cover the land and sea units in same hex

Yes,squadron on LR CAP would not participate in defending CV if the planes are sent to cover different hex.



LRCAP will cover everything in the hex, no matter if CV or PT or airfield...

the only thing is if you set your LRCAP target a CV TF then the number of aircraft on LRCAP will be halfed. Set an AK or base as target and you have the full LRCAP over the CV...



But if you are LRC the AK or base how can you have all of them covering the CV's as well?

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:02:12 PM   
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If you set squadron on sweep at 50 % the rest of squadron will perform combat air patrol, NOT LR CAP.

So if you have squadron of 27 fighters and good commander then probably 7-10 of them will perform sweep and 7-10 of that squadron will perform CAP



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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:03:26 PM   
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I think that's the best solution then cheers, though I had this sorted many a moon ago but it hasn't been the case and has long me many a fine ship, cheers for the info..

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:03:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: hawker

LR CAP will cover the land and sea units in same hex

Yes,squadron on LR CAP would not participate in defending CV if the planes are sent to cover different hex.



LRCAP will cover everything in the hex, no matter if CV or PT or airfield...

the only thing is if you set your LRCAP target a CV TF then the number of aircraft on LRCAP will be halfed. Set an AK or base as target and you have the full LRCAP over the CV...


I understand that CVs are in another hex

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:07:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: heenanc

So if you in the middle of an amphibious assault can you sweep the island with 50% and expect half to protect the ships the the other 50% will stay long range cap over the ship is this correct



no that´s not correct. Either you have sweep, or you have LRCAP, as described in my post above.

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:24:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hawker


quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: hawker

LR CAP will cover the land and sea units in same hex

Yes,squadron on LR CAP would not participate in defending CV if the planes are sent to cover different hex.



LRCAP will cover everything in the hex, no matter if CV or PT or airfield...

the only thing is if you set your LRCAP target a CV TF then the number of aircraft on LRCAP will be halfed. Set an AK or base as target and you have the full LRCAP over the CV...


I understand that CVs are in another hex


oh yes, sorry, I´ve misread that one. Of course you don´t have your fighters over your own CV if you send them on LRCAP to another hex.


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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:55:26 PM   
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LR CAP over a CV TF will only result in 20% of LR CAP actually covering the CV TF according to the manual.

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 10:59:18 PM   
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LR CAP over a CV TF will only result in 20% of LR CAP actually covering the CV TF according to the manual.



20%? I always thought it would be 50% but I´m too lazy to look it up now.

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 11:14:59 PM   
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On page 117 of the game manual:

�� Long Range CAP – The air unit’s aircraft will fly combat air patrol over all friendly units in
a hex other than the one containing the air unit’s base.
Long Range CAP will attempt to
intercept any enemy planes flying into the hex containing the Long Range CAP. The
amount of fighters protecting the friendly units at the moment of an enemy airstrike is
based on the range to the hex being protected and the normal radius of the aircraft flying
Long Range CAP.
Long Range CAP over Air Combat TF’s is only 20% as effective as
over other units since it’s harder to coordinate with an Air Combat TF that is constantly
changing course and is using radio silence.
When Long Range CAP is set as the
Mission, the unit’s CAP level is set to 100.

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RE: Long Range Cap - 5/14/2008 11:50:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gem35

On page 117 of the game manual:

�� Long Range CAP – The air unit’s aircraft will fly combat air patrol over all friendly units in
a hex other than the one containing the air unit’s base.
Long Range CAP will attempt to
intercept any enemy planes flying into the hex containing the Long Range CAP. The
amount of fighters protecting the friendly units at the moment of an enemy airstrike is
based on the range to the hex being protected and the normal radius of the aircraft flying
Long Range CAP.
Long Range CAP over Air Combat TF’s is only 20% as effective as
over other units since it’s harder to coordinate with an Air Combat TF that is constantly
changing course and is using radio silence.
When Long Range CAP is set as the
Mission, the unit’s CAP level is set to 100.



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