Situation: (can use the attached file to follow these directions).
1) Whitley in Dover flies to hex (54,30) to ground strike. (just skip through the FR option to fly GS).
First question, should it be allowed to do this based on Foreign Troop Commitment (FTC)?
2) German Bf109 intercepts.
3) CW Hurricane (in France) counter intercepts.
4) Fight combat.
a) Set the axis roll to 11, clearing the Whitley.
b) Set the allied roll to 6, aborting the GE fighter.
5) Continue to the return to base phases and return the GE fighter anywhere. Game then wants to return the CW fighter (before the ground strike, so the Whitley is still "in" France). At this point the only option is to destroy the CW fighter with the backspace key.
Second question, this plane started in and never left France it should be fine from a FTC point of view. Correct?
Another interesting item is that if the allies had rolled an 11 we would move to a second round. If the allies stay for the second round but the GE abort, then both the allied planes return to base at the same time and they could return the bomber first and then the fighter can stay in France.
P.S. found in 2.9.4, but also replicated with 2.9.5
First question: This is fine.
Second question: This is a bug. FTC should only be evaluated at the end of a step; the FTR should not be destroyed here.
I thought I knew how to play this game....