From: University Park, Texas
my bombers are A-20 hudsons. can someone please explain why such a stupid rule is in a otherwise realistic game such as witp?
1 - for a start, if bombers are tied to the range of fighters, an easy exploit is for players to leave TF's just outside the range of fighters (4 hexes) cos they know that bombers wont launch! ridiculous.
2 - if this escort rule stands, then how come jap torpedo bombers can routinely sortie from rabual down to guadalcanal without any escorts?
in a game thats all about control this rule dont make any sense.
so how am i supposed to resolve my noumea situation, have more fighters? oh wait, my fighters range is only 3 hexes so i screwed! and why are torpedo and dive bombers exempt from this rule?
has anyone else flipped their lid about this daft escort rule? cos for me its on the verge of spoiling a very good pbem game.
Well Tonedog, as I implied in my earlier post, I am actually upset that it does not enforce this rule more stringently and uniformly. I don't want my bombers making suicidal attacks against well defended TFs, I want them to attack undefended convoys instead of wasting my few and feeble air groups on hopeless attacks. Also, as I noted, when I ask it to attack a named base it usually will even if there is a large CAP thus providing your Schweinfurt type attacks when desired.
Bottom line: Some people hate the rule, some love it, some don't care. Typical WitP
< Message edited by pompack -- 9/30/2008 4:31:04 PM >