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luftwaffe - 1/6/2013 6:41:15 PM   


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Playing T-jad with 1.05b. I find as the Axis my airforce is worn out by mid-June. Any advice for optimal tactics? Even doing fighter sweeps, my JG units are getting killed. In short, I'm not finding it to work out as LiquidSky indicated in this post:

"If you want to escort, just add a fighter to the strike. I find it better to use my fighters to strike the enemies bases behind his lines. Usually I fly two squadrons of fighters, pick a possible airbase near the front and hit it. If it has planes on it, they have to fly up, otherwise you get possible interceptors only. After I chew them up, I repeat at another base, until all my fighters are used up.

If it appears he still has interceptors in reserve after you have flown all your not fly any bombers.

Otherwise, feel free to bomb what you want in that area....For fun, you can hit the cities to damage them (which reduces airplane readiness if they want to base there)

I usually find that by about three turns, the Russians are so hurt in fighters, that you can switch to using single fighter squadrons. This is when the Russians usually back all their air up to the Urals to wait until winter...if not, you can get more and more aggressive....fighter sweeps on every city near the front, bomb all the cities afterwards with KG bombers. Leave the stukas at home.

Finally you will either gain air superiority by destroying the Russian airforce, or he will hide it. Then your stuka's and bombers can do what they like, while your fighters run recon. "

< Message edited by Bismarck2761 -- 1/6/2013 8:45:09 PM >
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RE: luftwaffe - 1/6/2013 10:10:36 PM   


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The Russians start with so many planes in Trappenjagd versus the Germans it seems impossible to gain air superiority for the bombers to fly. I just tried to concentrate all my air in the north.



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RE: luftwaffe - 1/7/2013 6:06:15 AM   


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Bomb russian airfields. If you attack russian planes directly on the towns where they are, you will cause a lot of damage. Of course, you might miss sometimes, but that is what reconnaisance flights are for.

After you bomb the Ruskies airfield once, they have 1 of 2 choices: stay there, in which case you can easily bomb them again, or move, which will cost them OPS, readiness points, supply, and may or may not bring them further away from the front.


"Hard pressed on my right; my left is in retreat. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking."
-Gen. Joffre, before the battle of the Marne

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RE: luftwaffe - 1/7/2013 7:45:47 AM   

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One other thing to look at is the Soviet losses in aircraft as well, is your opponent standing and fighting. Is the Soviet player withdrawing them or is he still battling on? In both my current games as Soviets I am taking a far more aggressive stance. My reasoning being that it is no use having an intact airforce if the Luftwaffe is able to fly unmolested and support all the tanks it wants. I think the standard Soviet tactic of saving their airforce for the winter offensive means that the Luftwaffe just gets too strong. I just keep recycling my Soviet air units and have a few on intercept duty each turn. I'm quite happy to take losses in the ratio 1:4 if it means that I bleed the Luftwaffe.

It is all very well saving the Soviet airforce for winter, but what use is that if the German is wintering in Grozny, Astrakhan and Stalingrad?

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