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Betty night attacks - 9/17/2017 8:13:04 PM   
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Will Bettys launch night torpedo attacks in full moonlight or under any conditions?
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RE: Betty night attacks - 9/17/2017 8:47:42 PM   
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There are a lot of factors that influence this.

1. the detection level on the target. No detection of the TF = no attack. And note that detection is set to 0 at the beginning of each phase so you need night search to find the TF again before your unit will attack.
2. weather . Torpedo bombers have a heavy load and will often not take off unless the weather if better than average.
3. range - the max range carrying a torpedo or two is "normal range" or even less.
4. leaders - the squadron leader must be aggressive enough and (I think) have a good "Inspiration" number
5. experience - I forget the exact rule but units must have high enough experience level to carry out a night torpedo attack
6. sake level ! Flying low level at night with that much explosive? - Top my sake level up!

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RE: Betty night attacks - 9/17/2017 9:28:51 PM   
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OK, so I guess it's possible. I have all of the pre-reqs you've mentioned it seems. It was 100% moonlight and clear weather. I believe the enemy ships are moving in very small TF's which always seems to avoid detection. Great info, Thanks!

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RE: Betty night attacks - 9/17/2017 10:09:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

There are a lot of factors that influence this.

1. the detection level on the target. No detection of the TF = no attack. And note that detection is set to 0 at the beginning of each phase so you need night search to find the TF again before your unit will attack.
2. weather . Torpedo bombers have a heavy load and will often not take off unless the weather if better than average.
3. range - the max range carrying a torpedo or two is "normal range" or even less.
4. leaders - the squadron leader must be aggressive enough and (I think) have a good "Inspiration" number
5. experience - I forget the exact rule but units must have high enough experience level to carry out a night torpedo attack
6. sake level ! Flying low level at night with that much explosive? - Top my sake level up!


Played two campaigns and once in a very rare while they scored a hit. Better to use high skilled Emilys and Mavis instead. They carry two torpedoes and increase your chance for a hit. Either way you won't get much out of it.

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RE: Betty night attacks - 9/18/2017 4:40:45 AM   
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Better to use the Mavis and Emily as night searchers to locate the target for the Betties.

Best pilots go to night attackers and best commanders.

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RE: Betty night attacks - 9/18/2017 5:08:32 PM   
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Better to use the Mavis and Emily as night searchers to locate the target for the Betties.

Best pilots go to night attackers and best commanders.


Nope, I will opt for two torpedoes over one anytime. Put the Mavis and Emilys on night attack with 20% search and no arcs. It does help to have dedicated searchers as well. I do this with Catalinas as the Allied player. Early war I am using cats to train American torpedo skills anyways (there is no other choice). No reason the Japanese players cannot keep a couple of dedicated highly trained float patrol units for night naval. But as I said, results are still going to be thin-as they should be. Patrols for me are primarily for patrolling.

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