From: new milford, ct
Do you guys like your new toys within RA? Already got a response on the EVIL A-24s! How about the SNLF Assault Brigades? The redeployment of troops and ships? Always looking for feedback to the Mod...
Hi John, I am glad you asked. Now that the cat's out of the bag, not so much to like from my (Allied) point of view. After the initial WTF surprise, Rob put LRCAP on his convoys and I have hit one ship since then with one bomb. And Rob was able to LRCAP with Nates! Not a very good trade off for the the Pensacola TF which is all high value ships. I hated losing that AP so early in the war.
The next time someone plays RA4.0, that TF will get sunk the first turn and the Banshees will probably not fair to well. The airbases in PI will get targeted with lots of ground losses and all invasion TF's will be well capped. I have already pulled the Banshees out of PI (Dec 16) now that the P-40's are wiped out. A better place for the Banshees and extra P40's might be Australia which certainly needs air assets early in the war.
I also do not like the garrison requirements for those northern Chinese cities such as Kashgar with no troops within a months march. Kind of chintzy. I lose several VP's every day due to that. This may be a result of using the extended map, which is a first for me.
I really liked RA3.0. I even recommended RA4.0 to Rob without reading the thread in the mod forum-if it even mentions the Banshees etc. It is too soon to tell in this game but I probably wont play RA4.0 again with the Pensacola TF hung out there near Davao. As I said earlier, just not a good exchange for a few xAK's in Aparri. Rob sunk most of the Pensacola TF within a few turns before he even knew it existed! Japan already gets to bag a lot of high value ships the first ten turns. This was just rubbing salt into the wound(s). There is no where to run or hide. Force Z did better in this game and we played the historical opening so I could not change Force Z orders.
"Its a dog eat dog world Sammy and I am wearing Milkbone underwear" -Norm.