From: Jacksonville, FL, USA
So I don't think I can add to much to the comments above. Certainly big and bloody. You and I fall in different camps with respect to defining mission in advance so in general I'm not going to try to sell you on it wholesale but in playtesting I did define my Air ASW Missions and launched them first (then AEW followed by CAP). Before ANY of my Orion's, Neptunes or Trackers could get out to station "Vampires," I assume, from the Subs were kicking my DD SAG's butt and I lost two destroyers within an hour to hour and a half of the beginning. Given the world situation you depict and those landbased ASW aircraft's 24/7 capabilities I would assume they would be up and screening a two Carrier CVBG and JMSDF SAG (not to mention the CVBG S3 Vikings would be flying as well). I would encourage you to put some of the land based ASW aircraft into an ASW mission so they are hunting from the beginning.
So my thoughts...
< Message edited by BeirutDude -- 8/14/2018 11:04:24 PM >
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