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Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 8:07:27 AM   
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I'm faced with an unbombable base in my game against Presterjohn - Koggala, on Ceylon.

It's hard to tell really given that bombers dont always fly anyway - but i've been trying to bomb the airfield for the best part of two months and they never, ever launch. It's starting to go from bad luck to bug territory I think.

I can sweep it, I can mine the port, I just can't bomb the airfield. There's usually no CAP to scare the bombers. the bombers are well within normal range. The bombers can hit Colombo and Trimcomalee every time. It happens rain, snow or shine. Not a single bomb has ever landed on Koggala.

I'm starting to think something is up with it, like it's not recognising that there is an airfield there, or something like that.



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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 9:45:23 AM   
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I'm faced with an unbombable base in my game against Presterjohn - Koggala, on Ceylon.

It's hard to tell really given that bombers dont always fly anyway - but i've been trying to bomb the airfield for the best part of two months and they never, ever launch. It's starting to go from bad luck to bug territory I think.

I can sweep it, I can mine the port, I just can't bomb the airfield. There's usually no CAP to scare the bombers. the bombers are well within normal range. The bombers can hit Colombo and Trimcomalee every time. It happens rain, snow or shine. Not a single bomb has ever landed on Koggala.

I'm starting to think something is up with it, like it's not recognising that there is an airfield there, or something like that.





a stupid question probably but, is there an airfield? I once ordered an airfield strike to realize two turns later that there´s only a port.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 9:47:16 AM   
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I'd say that there is no airfield built there, that would be the only reason your bombers won't lunch over that period of time. Also you can sweep any base whether it has an airfield or not, and if you run into CAP fighters they will be overlap from other airfields in the area.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 10:32:30 AM   
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There is indeed an airfield, and it's being built up and has lots of bombers there, hence why I want to bomb it.

That is kinda how it seems though, that it thinks there is no airfield there when as far as I can tell, there is.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 11:13:47 AM   
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Try to have one air unit to fly recon with that base as target. It may be that low detection level is cancelling the strikes.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 11:18:06 AM   
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Try to have one air unit to fly recon with that base as target. It may be that low detection level is cancelling the strikes.


I do that as S.O.P. anyway as recon is essential if you want to damage anything much.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 11:18:34 AM   
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Next time I get a turn - presumably tonight - I'll put up some screenies and such so you can see the exact situation.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 11:35:17 AM   
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It's probably a Klingon base and they have the cloaking device...

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 12:08:11 PM   
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Next time I get a turn - presumably tonight - I'll put up some screenies and such so you can see the exact situation.


Question are you playing Japanese or Allies? Because I bombed the hell out of Koggala before I landed there as a Japanese player, I had Betties coming out of Port Arthur as well as the KB to bomb the port only (shore batteries were more of a problem then a few pesky hurricanes).

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 12:42:50 PM   
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Those must be some hellacious Bettys, Misconduct.  They'd need a range of about 100 hexes to transit China, Burma, and the Bay of Bengal to hit a base on Ceylon.

Allied players have suspected there was something super-duper about the Betty and Nell and this proves it.



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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 1:16:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Misconduct


quote:

ORIGINAL: EUBanana

Next time I get a turn - presumably tonight - I'll put up some screenies and such so you can see the exact situation.


Question are you playing Japanese or Allies? Because I bombed the hell out of Koggala before I landed there as a Japanese player, I had Betties coming out of Port Arthur as well as the KB to bomb the port only (shore batteries were more of a problem then a few pesky hurricanes).


Allies.

He took Ceylon, but it's become His Majesty's Prison Ceylon as there are plenty of well developed Indian airbases in range jammed with air units.

Koggala has become very important as it's the only Ceylon port out of range of Vengeance Is and TBFs from the Indian mainland, Trincomalee and Colombo are no-IJN zones. It's where he lands the odd supply convoy, and I can't use wimpy (literally) level bombers very effectively into massive CAP. Koggala needs to be suppressed as well, but I can't do it for whatever reason.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 1:35:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Misconduct


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ORIGINAL: EUBanana

Next time I get a turn - presumably tonight - I'll put up some screenies and such so you can see the exact situation.


Question are you playing Japanese or Allies? Because I bombed the hell out of Koggala before I landed there as a Japanese player, I had Betties coming out of Port Arthur as well as the KB to bomb the port only (shore batteries were more of a problem then a few pesky hurricanes).


Allies.

He took Ceylon, but it's become His Majesty's Prison Ceylon as there are plenty of well developed Indian airbases in range jammed with air units.

Koggala has become very important as it's the only Ceylon port out of range of Vengeance Is and TBFs from the Indian mainland, Trincomalee and Colombo are no-IJN zones. It's where he lands the odd supply convoy, and I can't use wimpy (literally) level bombers very effectively into massive CAP. Koggala needs to be suppressed as well, but I can't do it for whatever reason.


Its possible his CAP is to high, while your escorts/bombers experience are to low to pass criteria to fly.
They may hit Trimcomalee and Colombo due to less CAP


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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 1:58:51 PM   
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Did you post a bug report in tech support?

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/12/2010 2:16:00 PM   
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They may hit Trimcomalee and Colombo due to less CAP



No CAP usually - my P38s do sweep the place.

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Did you post a bug report in tech support?


Not... yet. Still not quite sure if it is a bug! It does seem likely, though.

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RE: Targeting Issues (no Presterjohn) - 11/13/2010 12:38:01 AM   
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I only play as Allied, but I can't see why your opponent would build-up Koggala as a level 4 or more airfield. He has Colombo and Trincomalee already, and behind good coastal defences. Also he can build-up the inland base at Dambulla to a bomber field, and it cannot be bombarded by sea. But Koggala is very exposed to a bombardment from the sea, and is also the most likely place for a landing. I would only use Koggala as a PBY base myself, or as a fighter strip at the most.

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