From: Ashington, England.
Hi all, I was struggling badly with the economy a while back but got some excellent advice off Damian on the steps needed to get it back on track. However, I have encountered several new problems that I would like some general advice on.
OK, ignore the the above, it is a smoke screen for my real question.
Currently in my PBEM it is July 43. I'm certain my opponent Dan is going to push North from Darwin into the DEI and/or Celebes. He has been building up several Islands to the east of Timor. Recon of Darwin shows loads of transports in the Harbour and 100! ground units at the location.
I currently have carrier superiortity in numbers, but I know he is going to receive 3 or 4 Essex CVs this month, so that will soon vanish.
What I was thinking of doing was a massive port strike on Darwin with every available CV, CVL and CVE I have, with the objective of sinking a large number of transports there, thus delaying his invasions and giving me extra time to build up my defences in the area.
I would have 1000 a/c on my flight decks, 450 fighters and 550 strike a/c. Recon shows he has about 200 fighters at Darwin, so I am confident all of the strike a/c would get through with a 300 Zero escort. However, the one sticking point is the number of ground units he has in the hex. Do they all contribute to the flak defence? If so any attack would be suicide...........
Looking for advice and opinions on this idea..........