We all know that CVs fly half CAP in a base hex but that CVEs fly full CAP. Questions:
1) Do CVEs have to be in a CVE Escort TF to fly full CAP in a base hex?
2) Or can CVEs in a Carrier TF (that only has CVEs, no CVs) fly full CAP?
3) Or, if CVEs are embedded with CVs in a Carrier TF, will the CVEs still fly full CAP?
I think 1) is "no," 3) is "no," and I think, but I'm not sure, that 2) is "yes."
It's not just CAP, right? It's strikes, too? My answers:
2) I think yes
3) I think yes
Because I think it depends on ship type, not TF type.
Oh, and I use my CVEs in "Air Combat TFs", not "CV Escort TFs", and they fly full CAP.
Me thinks so too. But never combine CVEs with fast carriers. The TF speed is the speed of the slowest ship and this can affect many combat situations. And, as an added bonus, you then won't have to ponder these questions in the future.
I have gone the serpent route with my extra carriers this game. Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Diamondback and so on. Ran out of American poisonous snakes so the last one is Wolverine. The CAs I just go with city names. My home town, Silver Spring, is one of them.
But... are you actually from Silver Spring, or the enormous amorphous blob that is "Silver Spring" on the map?
I try to name my ships something that my opponent would appreciate (against a Finnish opponent I named one CV Vainamoinen), or some dirty underhanded trick like naming them all the same thing and putting them in different TFs for my opponent to spot at different times and locations to sow confusion. This is less useful once one of them is sunk or out of action.
Well, now that you mention it I have lived in Wheaton, Colesville, Glenmont, and White Oak during my life. All unincorporated towns in that enormous unincorporated blob known as Silver Spring. So, I guess I would have to be a blobite...
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