ORIGINAL: Blind Sniper
Uhm...are you playing with Advanced Weather on?
Because is not possible to attack every day (with bad weather the attacks are less effective) and at Rabaul you can put on CAP about 40 fighters at the beginning, Allied B-17 are still to few to close the airfield, surely later but not immediately.
If your opponent is using short range LBs they are at PM, that means he cannot put too many aircraft in CAP and you can use your Bettys in airfield attack after some sweep missions.
Maybe I'm wrong...
I was Klinks opponent in those games, and yes, we were playing Babes with advanced weather on. The point is that even though the japs has some Zeros, he dosent have enough to both contest the landing on Lunga, and fly a decent CAP over rabaul. So when Zeros and Bettys tried to intervene over Luanga, and got cought up in A2A fights with LRCap from my carriers, i launched the strike with the b-26s. I think i managed to launche around 40+. That they didnt launch every day wasnt a problem, they still brought enough pain. That started to hurt Rabaul AF so much that, also considering his F losses agains my Wildcats (1:1 around 20ish), he later was unavailable to fly a decent cap, let alone provide escorts for his bettys. That made an opening for my CV force to close on rabaul and AF attack with DB, wich permanently closed that base. Wich again opened the way for a landing in Buin, and subcequently fightercovver over Rabaul.
The point is, i really dont belive the jap airforce is strong (or plentifull enough) to both contest the landing, and CAP Rabaul. You said you lost 20 fighters A2A, well then i fear rabaul is wide open, atleast it is if you continue offensive air operations. I think the only viable course is to wait for KB, and start the counteroffensive only then, with all LBAs intact.
I am ofc quite new to this game, so i might be totally wrong , but i dont see how..
Anyways its great to read an AAR of this scenario, and GL. Lets hope his b-26s are tucked away safely in the rear areas..