42A Campaign, Japan.
I've built up Guadalcanal, since I dont think I have a hope of Noumea. I've sent out subs to detect enemy shipping, and have plenty of detections so far. I've been there fully with HQ, tons of supplyes level 4+ airfield, plenty of ground support, and protection. The bombers simply wont sorty. In the month that I've had GC up and running, only 1 strike against luganville, resulting in minor damage.
Thoughts on what I might be doing wrong??
I have often the same trouble.
Many Betty is a base (airfield = 4 at least), naval search = 30%, they manage to spot ennemy ships (civil ships) and they don't take off.
Sometimes, they take off IF the ships are warships or IF the target is not far away (5 or 6 hex) but rarely beyond.
I have large positive airbal and sometimes Zéro for escort but there are nearly no ennemy fighter.
The officer have agression factor at leat of 60.
... i will lose the war
you´ve chosen to play Japan, what else than losing the war have you expected?