Fun scenario. Here are my comments:
The resources available are a bit overkill. Even though it may be accurate to the time period, it's not much of a challenge. Although I didn't complete the scenario this way, I'm 100% sure I could have just spammed tomahawks and won. Also, I never used the Eagles at Kadena or Misawa, nor the F-16s at Misawa. I ended up using my F-117s to make the strike, heavily escorted by F-14s, and with F/A-18s and tomahawks carving a path through the North Korean air defenses. The North Koreans always viewed my aircraft as bogies, and never got a positive ID, so they never fired on my aircraft. The strike launched and got out successfully. My only loss was a single tomcat that died against a Mig-29. My suggestions to make this scenario more challenging:
Set NK doctrine to fire at unidentified contacts
Remove Kadena and Misawa AFBs (or just leave E-3s, KC-135s, and the F-117s at Misawa)
Add North Korean surface forces/subs to attack carrier
add NK manpads to discourage low level flight
Maybe turn off the Auto-detection of some NK SAMs, but not all, so they player has a few suprises to deal with.
Lower number of tomahawks available to player (the subs aren't really necessary)
Great job on this scenario!
Glad you're enjoying the scenario. :) Yeah, the winning side is something of a foregone conclusion. NK has no prayer of winning but as the US player its best to diminish your losses. I'm working on scoring right now and will probably attach a huge penalty for any US aircraft lost. Your suggestions are good ones and I'll include them. The NK doctrine one I'm debating. I don't want NK fighters to come out and start trying to harass E-3s and RC-135s over the Sea of Japan before the shooting starts. But, it would make things more interesting. I included so many Tomahawks because the ships in the area at the time carried them. Yeah, you can just use Tomahawks and come out victorious but it's not much fun. I may include some NK naval units to throw some flavor into the next revision. :)