ORIGINAL: castor troy
a series of strangely sized strikes that are neither realistic nor got anything to do with common sense when you see 200 bombers splitting up in 15 "waves" with only the first or second being the size of a box.
Which is almost exactly what happened IRL ... time and again. At least according to the guys that flew them. By late war, the allies had gotten coordination down to something approaching current stadards, but this is after thousands of missions. What most people overlook is that what was considered coordinated in the 40's and what is considered coordinated today ain't the same thing. Early to midwar for the allies, and entire war for everyone else, use Midway as your benchmark for coordination. That was the standard, not the exception. Those weren't green pilots, they were the very best on both sides. Several thousand hour pilots. With the influx of all the new pilots on both sides, it got worse before it got better.
Midway? Are you talking about carrier strikes and the rest is talking about LBA strikes? When you are talking about carrier strikes, well, I am launching nearly 100% of super coordinated carrier strikes time and again with 6 and more US CVs stacked into a SINGLE TF in 42/43. These strikes consist of up to 350-400 aircraft in one strike, just like WITP style. So what? And I am surely not saying that this got anything to do with realism, just like the way LBA strikes got nothing to do with realism at all.
And re LBA strikes, I have yet to find a source that shows attacks that nearly come close to what we see in the game, not even those flown by 5th airforce with different aircraft types, at different altitudes quite early in the war. But discussing realism or what has been happening in real life is something I have been long tired of. What is going on all the time lately is all the fantasy of what you can do to get something you won't manage to do, no matter what, at least not that you would notice it when you try to test it.
It is working as designed, so...
< Message edited by castor troy -- 12/4/2012 12:38:34 PM >