Hi, Myself and Kukudas are playing a PBEM Guadalcanal scenario.
Despite a few graphical glitches, the game has been very clean and free of issues. However this morning we had our very first CV combat. 5 IJN CVs vs 3 USN CVs.
AM Strikes saw Wasp sunk and Zuikaku heavily damaged.
PM Strikes were.... Odd to say the least. Out of over 100 bombers to strike at the USN carriers, only two hits were achieved, and both dealt almost no damage. The USN Carriers conducted an attack that resulted in the sinking of Ryujo, with Junyo being heavily damaged among others.
Turns out that during the PM, the USN CVs were in a hex affected by Thunderstorms. This seems very wrong, how can CVs conduct air ops during a T-storm? I check the manual, and I am inclined to believe that it is a bug or glitch of some sort because the manual states.
22.214.171.124 WEATHER AND ABORTED MISSIONS
Offensive Missions can be aborted after all preparations have been made, but prior to take-off,
due to bad weather over the air unit’s base or over the intended target. Hexes affected by bad
weather blocks any air units from launching an airstrike from the hex, and it blocks any target
in the hex from being attacked.
This implies that the PM air strikes should not have occurred, with no air combat taking place at all. The USN CVs were at a huge advantage in this case, and at the very least the IJN strike should have been cancelled, giving the IJN player more fighters for CAP purposes instead of forcing the strike into T-storm conditions to suffer heavy losses and do no damage.
In case it is helpful, we have Advanced Weather Effects turned ON.
We are both in agreement that this seems to be some sort of bug, but we want to see what others have to say or think about the issue.