Greetings David Rosner <S> Sir!
Warshipbuilder <S> Sir!
Thanks for the plug on my thread.
Yes, I LIVE !
I was shot down over Lower Slobovia and have been evading capture. Finally made it back to base. I had to build a new rig and lost all my data. Yes, again... I think this is like the 3rd time now. Cheap components I guess.
Mr. Rosner Sir <S>
At the cost of appearing conceited I do recommend giving my thread a read. Also check out the contributions by such True aficionado's as Warshipbuilder, Nicholas Bell, and the others I mention. They have a lot of real insight to offer. This game is fantastic and I never get tired of working at it. This is no Beer & Pretzel's game. This is an intellectual death match of the 3rd order of magnitude.
The Devil is in the Details as Warshipbuilder points out. You have tons of options in this game but if you are not aware of them then you can find yourself in trouble. If you have not already done so, I would highly recommend taking time to do some serious study of the actual history of the Allied Strategic Bombing Campaign and the Luftwaffe defense against it. Study the Men, Machines and Methods employed by both sides. Keep in mind that my advice is coming from KayBay, and everybody knows, KayBay is Insane. You will understand if you give my thread a read. I am currently working on my next installment which covers the Electronic Warfare aspects. One of the most underutilized and misunderstood facets of this fantastic game. See, this proves I am insane.
I have recently purchased several books covering some aspects of the Strategic Bombing Campaign and also researching the EW, Elint and various Radars both ground and airborne platforms and attempting to put them to use. Why? Cause I am The KayBay, and I am insane.
But for some more practical advice to aid you with your delima, the simple truth is that your one true Warhammer until the spring of 44 is Bomber Command. Night Bombing is really your strongest weapon until then. Your Daylight Strategic Bombing forces until then are really only capable of inflicting Death by a Thousand Slashes so to speak. Because you don't have enough of the Heavy Bomber Groups to really pound Germany early on. The only forces, IMHO, that can really do damage are your Heavy Bombers, B-17's and B-24's. Check out your Group listings and you will see you really don't have much. Your Medium Bombers really don't have the concentration and bomb load outs to really shut down German Industrial Targets. They work very well for Transportation targets such as Rail Yards and Radar. If you assess your campaign score I believe it will confirm this. You most significant gains have been in Night Bombing. And just a FYI, you do have a very decent score going. This is a tough game, not meant for the Meek of Heart. So, just take your time and hang in there. Do your best to learn from your successes and failures and stay the course to Final Victory!
Trust me, any losses you have sustained in this game, I Guarantee I have sustained multiples worse, cause I AM the KayBay and I do it the KayBay Way!
It's all Mind Over Matter....
If you dont mind... It dont matter