In this one I actually have to partially agree with Aurelian lol..hope that does not make me a Soviet fan boy
But I also agree with Helio on a couple of issues..I have seen enough times where he makes a good point, and others jump instantly on it and hammer him relentlessly. As a relatively new person on this board, some of that behavior has caused myself to think a lot less of many people on here, at least early on, until I caught myself responding by doing the same back to them. We should remember it is just a game though.
As for the air war..it certainly does have issues, but I think that they seem to affect both sides. I have seen the results mentioned above enough to be quite annoyed...a hundred Stukas strike a Tank Brigade, and lose 15 Stukas for the loss of one tank...come on..that is ridiculous... but it does seem to happen rarely. I also for the most part, playing Axis, demolish the Soviet Air Force very quickly..I stop flying every few turns, set everything to 0, sometimes even pull most wings back to reserve for a turn or two, let them recoup, then send them back, especially after the initial fast moves of 1-9 or so. So I have also seen air units hammer the Soviets when I bring them back from this. There is a lot to be said for the adjustable base settings of support, etc, and you can control a great deal of it, even if still a lot is run by the computer sometimes in ways that make you scratch your head. For the most part though, I set interception above 100, and my fighters decimate the Red Air Force whenever they try to fly offensive against me and I am on defense. When I am on offense, I set the escort very high, and again, enemy air lose very high % on their defense, even as I lose a lot on offense still to anti-air, etc...so the "air vs air" I have not much problem with.
I do think that the "Air vs ground" seems very weak still when so many bombers cause in many cases no casualties.
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