From: San Antonio, TX
ORIGINAL: USS America
Heard back from the first person I PM'ed, and he's not in the loop as far as the DB patch is concerned. Sent a second PM to The Man who will know. Still waiting for a response.
Meanwhile, let's take a look at what we have outstanding to settle.
2. No Strat Bombing until '43 and none to targets in China until '44. Are we cool with this one? I am...
Yes. Let's proceed
3. Stratosphere Sweep... I'm fine with having a rule governing this, and fine with the numbers mentioned for the planes mentioned. What could we use for other early AC, like Wildcats, and later arriving fighters? Is there an alternative "rule of thumb" that we could use instead of different hard ceilings for different models, for instance based on the maneuver ratings? Need suggestions here and I'll dig through the different threads on this topic for ideas.
Here's a good rule of thumb: If they've got open canopies (Claudes, P-26s, Wildebeest, etc.) they can't fly above 15,000. Full stop. Otherwise, look at the individual planes and see where their MV rating drops off a cliff. If there's not an ideal answer, they can fly to 25,000 feet, except as detailed above (P-39s, P-40s, Nates restricted).
4. Need to define limits and exceptions for Allied TF's on turns 1 & 2 if port strikes other than Pearl Harbor are allowed.
Mynok and I may have a solution to this. Wait one. Remember that Allied CAP is hard coded to be crap for turn one, so the rule may not be as restricting as you think.
ETA: That was bigger font than I originally intended. Sorry for the eye strain...