From: Naw'lins, Luzianna
I am still struggling with how to properly train and use my Vals(and by extension, all carrier dive bombers) as Japan. It seems to me they could be an excellent ASW asset except that to properly train for this and to effectively launch sub strikes, I need to be at low altitude. I have done a little training with them in prior games at the various heights of 1k-6k.
Here is my issue and likely an obvious one. The rather low altitude is not really good for doing proper dive bombers runs. Also, for effective naval searching, as i understand it, I need to be at 6k for larger fleets and 1k for smaller fleets(and subs). This is means doing a dive bomber attack and search orders don't really mix that well.
Overall, my use of them so far says, mostly but not totally ignore naval search. Primary training consists of naval bombing and ground attacks (both are performed and trained around the 11k altitude). Along with this, to improve experience and defense, a little bit of low nav/ground.
I have done some readings on this and will do more. I hoped a little direct and immediate advice was available :) Any advice for me to consider with this freshly started game for training my dive bombers?
P.S. My army dive bombers (Lily) have done ok, but not well, in nav bombing for prior attempts. They too had some level of search training as well.
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