From: Lone Star Nation
Great comments on ASW, folks. I'll chew on them and maybe experiment with most convoys having four escorts and one with more. Chasing off a sub is a good result. That said, with the constant shortage of escorts, four per may be all we can scrounge.
Obvert, in the circumstances of this game, where CF is sending about 30 B-24s on raids and targeting only PM, I can use Buna (level 2) and Lae/Nadzab (level 4 each) for LRCAP. If the enemy brought more or hit more bases, things could get hairy. So long as he is hurling a manageable amount of 4Es at an elite Nick group that knows where he's going, that works well for us. We await the first P-38 sweep, which could be a problem, but until then, harvesting 5 4Es per raid is unsustainable for CF.
Yes. Five per raid is great!
In my game Lightnings seem tied to the skirts of the 4Es. Wherever they go, there will be P-38 sweeps first. Also, Jocke doesn't attack with less than 50 of them per raid, and usually more like 80-90. I'd love to see just 30.
I have to figure out which other groups can support the Nick. I have a few going, but I could use a few more. I meant to do this a while ago, but then there were these time-consuming CV battles that got in the way of my logistical discipline!
Yes, if CF was doing this, I'd be crying. He will eventually, but for now it's fun to hammer the monsters.
As for the Nicks, I suspect we need to hunt down a bomber group and do the downgrade/upgrade thing. I'm hoping someone already did this homework for us!