Is there a way to manually order airstrikes? I am unable to find it in the manual, as well.
By this I mean, to choose the aircraft that will, for example, fly to a "bomb airfield" mission.
To explain further, I order "bomb airfield" mode... the map changes to highlight possible/allowable targets... but does not allow all airfields in range, skipping some that are immediately beside others...problem #1.
Problem #2 is potentially worse... it assigns aircraft with no real idea of need... so that a small airbase may get 300 strikers, a large one 50...
Problem #3 is the worst by far however- and is related to #2 somewhat... it (the program) will, regardless of what I choose in the 'Air Doctrine"...
fly seemingly random strike packages... in some case flying 200 bombers unescorted (when the air doctrine I changed to have 150 escort,75 strike) resulting in heavy bomber losses when hitting
a defended airbase...or when I want strikers, it will fly 100 fighters, 30 strikers... and not a "fuel" issue or "range", because I can order the same airbase hit, again, immediately..and voila! there are suddenly 50/50 mix.
I am sure there was a way when I first played this, a few years ago, but now it escapes me...any help *greatly* appreciated.