From: San Diego (Lives in Indianapolis)
I find it kind of odd that my AAA does not shoot at Japanese fighters "sweeping" over an AA infested city. If there is a question here, it is why doesn't AA apply to fighter aircraft doing air superiority missions right over the gun tubes?
My theory would be cause of "friendly fire" danger. This will be a dog fight with many friendly planes in the air too. Right ? Better order the Flak guys to not shoot rather than to shoot down the own guys
Remember Op. "Bodenplatte" by the Luftwaffe, was disaster not only cause of Allied resistance but of German Flak shooting at their own in masses Major ****-up of planning and comunication it seems. Better tell them all to "chease fire" even in danger that some ememy planes might get through.
Sure, that makes sense and we always have to remember that it's a game; however, if you play PBEM you know about the cat and mouse sweep game, where you're actively trying to avoid your opponents sweeps. It's super frustrating when I guess correctly, stand my fighters down for the day, and 30 zeros appear over one of my bases with a massive AAA presence because the AAA guns won't bother to shoot at the mass of Japanese fighters flying 15k overhead.
Playing at war is a far better vocation than making people fight in them.