From: Crystal Palace, London.
11 Group AFs Chart
There are several things worth noting on this today.
1] 16 fighters seem to have moved from Hawkinge to Gravesend. Fair enough you might say, but how do I know that happened? I've maintained reconnaissance on Hawkinge so it makes sense that I know they have left there, but I didn't get a successful recce over Gravesend, so how did I know that that's where they went? Faced with a lack of hard info as to their whereabouts, have my staff just 'guessed' that's where they are? Or do they have sources of intelligence the player knows nothing about? I know this game is detailed, but surely it doesn't really model the actions of the little old lady in the cottage at the end of the runway, whose grandfather was German, and who keeps a secret wireless set in the attic?
2] Related to 1], the total number of aircraft in 11 Group appears to have levelled out, as for the last few turns it has been increasing. Maybe this is because Swift thinks this is all he needs to beat me, or just maybe it's because he can't afford to move anymore into the area.
3] Flak levels seem to have remained static today. This could be true, or it could be because of the fact that I now fly fewer low-level recce missions that I was doing. This is due to Swift taking a rather negative view of my planes going in for a closer look, although I can't imagine why. Now I'm not short of planes, in fact I have a surplus of replacements for all my recce types. Also, it's not because of morale problems. The simple fact is that I don't need my pilots to be brave, I need them to be careful. Unlike a bombing mission, which can be a great success despite massive casualties, the blokes taking the pictures need to get them home.
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