From: Upstate New York
So educate me on this please as to why gamey.
Training fligths are flying around the airfield in RL. A sweep comes in, they either a)fly away and loiter until the sweep is gone or b) land
Sweep goes away, training begins again, bombing run comes in escorted, again same as above.
Training begins again. Unescorted bombing run come in, AF commander, radios the flights in the air to try and engage the bombers. May catch the bombers, may not, but it is attempted.
Seems like this is a logical sequence of events to me and not gamey at all. Especially since I am a pilot and this is how I trained in RL. Of course no one was flying in to try and kill me in the process either lol.
"The training flights will attack unescorted bombers pretty regularly. So this does two things for the JFB. It allows CAP that will only attack bombers AND avoids combat with ANY fighters. A much better out come than trying to survie all the sweeps the Allies can throw at you."
The part in bold taken from your original post shows the gamey nature of your tactic. It allows you use a poorly designed part of the game engine to selectively engage unescorted bombers. In real life, you wouldn't have been able to tell that the incoming raid had no escorts until your fighters got a line of sight, and then it would have been too late - they'd be engaged by any escorts. However, as you indicated in the quote above, your tactic allows your training flights to have some sort of ESP - "That incoming raid we just heard about on the radio has no escorts. Let's go get them." and "This incoming raid we just heard about on the radio has escorts. Let's bug out.".
Now from my personal experience, training flights in the game do engage sweeps as well, so your technique for avoiding enemy fighters isn't foolproof. Maybe you're playing a different version of the game. I'm playing DaBigBabes C. Perhaps it works in your version, but not in DBB.