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Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 3:28:19 AM   
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After toying with Husky and Battlegrond Italy I am turning my attention to the air campaign in the North. Playing the introductory air scenario I just feel I am randomly changing parameters (target types, area of directives, altitude, etc.) with no clue what I am doing. My instincts from decades of playing ground wargames are useless. Can anyone provide tips as to how to play the Allied strategic air well?
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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 4:12:37 AM   
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Great question. I am struggling with this too. It's a great idea to play that intro air scenario, but you're right, it doesn't really create a framework for which targets to attack. Just make sure you're targeting stuff that counts for VPs in that scenario.

Once you fire up the grand campaign, you'll see that the campaign victory conditions, and the long-term nature of the game, do shape your choices more. In 1943 only, for example, you can save a few VPs a turn if you shut down a large number of U-Boat factories -- but that benefit expires at the end of 1943, and it offers no direct long-term benefit to your land fighting forces. (See p. 209 of the manual for details.) In my current game, I'm losing 4 U-Boat VPs a turn even though I've shut down a number of U-Boat factories, and I'm debating whether to step up the campaign or abandon it. If you want to do it, you have to really go all in; if not, you choose a different target.

Likewise, in 1944 and 1945, you can save a few VPs a turn if you bomb V-1 and V-2 factories. This saves you some VPs but doesn't directly damage the Axis ground forces. Again, it only seems worth doing if you really go for it.

Beyond that, there are VP limits that you're probably familiar with -- only German-nationality Heavy Industry and Manpower count, whereas any Oil, Fuel or Synth Fuel counts. Here, your choices might be shaped by whether you want to interfere with supply/armaments/aircraft production (HI) or soldier replacements (Manpower) or oil-related stuff (effectiveness of AFVs and aircraft, I imagine). Also, your choices are shaped by the deployment of enemy flak.

Anyway, those are some of my initial thoughts. I'm only a few turns into my grand campaign, so I'm hardly an expert. I hope some of the devs and beta-testers will weigh in.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 5:33:19 PM   
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Beyond that, there are VP limits that you're probably familiar with -- only German-nationality Heavy Industry and Manpower count, whereas any Oil, Fuel or Synth Fuel counts. Here, your choices might be shaped by whether you want to interfere with supply/armaments/aircraft production (HI) or soldier replacements (Manpower) or oil-related stuff (effectiveness of AFVs and aircraft, I imagine). Also, your choices are shaped by the deployment of enemy flak.

Anyway, those are some of my initial thoughts. I'm only a few turns into my grand campaign, so I'm hardly an expert. I hope some of the devs and beta-testers will weigh in.


There are many factors to consider.

You need to monitor your casualties and plan accordingly as decisions what Germany makes also impact what allied do with strategic bombing. For example if Germany player decides to protect fuel industry with every interceptor, flak and construction units it is just nuts keep bombing fuel industry when same time for example rail yards in France and Italy are totally unprotected.

This is reason why you cannot say one strategy fits every situation. How germany uses interceptors, flak and construction units also impact decision making.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 5:52:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jakerson

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ORIGINAL: Grotius
Beyond that, there are VP limits that you're probably familiar with -- only German-nationality Heavy Industry and Manpower count, whereas any Oil, Fuel or Synth Fuel counts. Here, your choices might be shaped by whether you want to interfere with supply/armaments/aircraft production (HI) or soldier replacements (Manpower) or oil-related stuff (effectiveness of AFVs and aircraft, I imagine). Also, your choices are shaped by the deployment of enemy flak.

Anyway, those are some of my initial thoughts. I'm only a few turns into my grand campaign, so I'm hardly an expert. I hope some of the devs and beta-testers will weigh in.


There are many factors to consider.

You need to monitor your casualties and plan accordingly as decisions what Germany makes also impact what allied do with strategic bombing. For example if Germany player decides to protect fuel industry with every interceptor, flak and construction units it is just nuts keep bombing fuel industry when same time for example rail yards in France and Italy are totally unprotected.

This is reason why you cannot say one strategy fits every situation. How germany uses interceptors, flak and construction units also impact decision making.



How do I know if there are many flaks at a certain place? And how do I know if the enemy has chosen to set air superiority to high in that area?

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 6:09:27 PM   
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To spot the flak -> shift-O.

To spot the interceptors -> well that's more tricky because they can move. But if every sortie in the same zone takes losses from air combat, you know there are interceptors there.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 7:37:28 PM   
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Is there a discrete list of VPs and how and why they are lost? I am rather confused and bemused by the VP counter....

For example, Is there a way to know how much each city is worth? Is a city worth points per turn held or one time liberation? How much are losses for casualties? etc..etc.. Sorry, I havent read the manual, just looking to be pointed to a list of the VP calculator

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 7:46:29 PM   
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The whole chapter 25 of the manual explains victory conditions and VP's. It is very complete and talks about every case (there are different rules for the campaigns, the scenarios and the air tutorial).

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 9:05:34 PM   
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As per the manual, in the full 43-45 campaign you have 3 separate VP counters tied to the allied Strat bombing:
1) Axis industry
2) U-boat factories
3) V-bomb sites

Point 2) and 3) are tied to the date your in.
On 43, the game keeps track of how many u-boat factories there are, and how much you damage, and gives you a VP penalty for the amount of u-boat factories not damaged at the end of each turn. Meaning, if you bomb 100% of the u-boat factories, you get a 0 penalty per turn.

On 44 and 45, the game STOPS keeping track of u-boat factories, and starts keeping track of V-bomb sites and factories, using the same system as per the u-boats.

Point 1 is a bit more tricky.
The axis industry is divided in 5 categories:
1)German Manpower
2)German Heavy Industry
3)Axis Oil Factories
4)Axis Fuel Factories
5)Axis Synthetic Fuel Factories

So, bombing, per example, a french armaments factory nets you absolutely 0 VPs.

Now, onto more detail. There are a total of 8202 factories that go into those last 5 categories.
1)German Manpower - 5973 points, totaling 72.8%
2)German Heavy Industry - 1392 points, totaling 17%
3)Axis Oil Factories - 260 points, totaling 3.2%
4)Axis Fuel Factories - 332 points, totaling 4%
5)Axis Synthetic Fuel Factories - 245 points, totaling 3%

With these numbers, you can see that german manpower centers should be a priority from a VP point of view, but there are a few other options that i would like to point out:


As you can see, the Hamburg region is an extremely rich target for 43 bombing.
1st, you have 77% of the u-boat factories in the vicinity (red targets), plus, near 20% of all the oil and fuel production for the axis. 20% oil and fuel means 1.44% of the total possible strat bombing targets, just for a 1 hex radius region around Hamburg. Either you play allies or axis, this is definitely an area you want to strat bomb\defend.

Next, the holy Grail of the Axis oil production, the area near Bucharest (check the minimap if your lost)


52% of all the oil production, plus 25% of fuel production. you will need mainland italy airbases to hit these fields, but once you do, you have access to a full 2.66% of the total possible strat bombing targets, plus a big hit to oil production.

Finaly, let me mention this area:

Its near Breslau, meaning deep into polish territory, but in just 2 hexes you have 25% of all the Synthetic fuel production for the Axis, meaning 1.5% of total strat VP points. Worth the shot if you B17 bombers can reach them

As for the German Heavy factories and Manpower centers, the high concentration spots should be easy to pick, and the AI does a good job at it (just set your priorities via Air directive screen). Hope this helps.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 9:47:08 PM   
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Most of UBOOTS production can be damaged quick. And the Ruhr is close with a lot of nice targets.

The aircraft industry requires flying deep. Produces a lot of moans in preflight briefings. ;)

As Allies I always have railyards on highest priority and then rotate the others up and down the priority chain. Run the same targets for a few weeks. Or keep same target area and just change priorities.

I figure damaged railyards will weaken all the others.

Fly your forts high.
Strategic recon target first. Watch your camera loadout... high for high, low for low.

Watch your aircraft replacement. Don't want to be flying P40s while P51s sit on the grass.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 10:45:16 PM   
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Thanks, jajusha, this is incredibly helpful. One small question, when setting target priorities, I only see Oil as an option. Will the system automatically bomb all oil, fuel and synthetic in the target area?

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/15/2014 10:58:02 PM   
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You should see both Oil and Fuel as a target in the "Target Priority" menu. "Fuel" targets both types of fuel, synthetic and regular fuel, unless I'm mistaken. If you target only Oil, I'm not sure you'll hit Fuel too; I target both.



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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/16/2014 1:13:50 AM   
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This is great stuff-- more please!

(I need all the help I can get in the air war...)

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/17/2014 6:16:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jnpoint


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ORIGINAL: Jakerson

quote:

ORIGINAL: Grotius
Beyond that, there are VP limits that you're probably familiar with -- only German-nationality Heavy Industry and Manpower count, whereas any Oil, Fuel or Synth Fuel counts. Here, your choices might be shaped by whether you want to interfere with supply/armaments/aircraft production (HI) or soldier replacements (Manpower) or oil-related stuff (effectiveness of AFVs and aircraft, I imagine). Also, your choices are shaped by the deployment of enemy flak.

Anyway, those are some of my initial thoughts. I'm only a few turns into my grand campaign, so I'm hardly an expert. I hope some of the devs and beta-testers will weigh in.


There are many factors to consider.

You need to monitor your casualties and plan accordingly as decisions what Germany makes also impact what allied do with strategic bombing. For example if Germany player decides to protect fuel industry with every interceptor, flak and construction units it is just nuts keep bombing fuel industry when same time for example rail yards in France and Italy are totally unprotected.

This is reason why you cannot say one strategy fits every situation. How germany uses interceptors, flak and construction units also impact decision making.



How do I know if there are many flaks at a certain place? And how do I know if the enemy has chosen to set air superiority to high in that area?

Hit shift-O once to see flak in cities. Hit shift-O a second time to see ground-unit flak.
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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/17/2014 7:36:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: cfulbright


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ORIGINAL: jnpoint


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ORIGINAL: Jakerson

quote:

ORIGINAL: Grotius
Beyond that, there are VP limits that you're probably familiar with -- only German-nationality Heavy Industry and Manpower count, whereas any Oil, Fuel or Synth Fuel counts. Here, your choices might be shaped by whether you want to interfere with supply/armaments/aircraft production (HI) or soldier replacements (Manpower) or oil-related stuff (effectiveness of AFVs and aircraft, I imagine). Also, your choices are shaped by the deployment of enemy flak.

Anyway, those are some of my initial thoughts. I'm only a few turns into my grand campaign, so I'm hardly an expert. I hope some of the devs and beta-testers will weigh in.


There are many factors to consider.

You need to monitor your casualties and plan accordingly as decisions what Germany makes also impact what allied do with strategic bombing. For example if Germany player decides to protect fuel industry with every interceptor, flak and construction units it is just nuts keep bombing fuel industry when same time for example rail yards in France and Italy are totally unprotected.

This is reason why you cannot say one strategy fits every situation. How germany uses interceptors, flak and construction units also impact decision making.



How do I know if there are many flaks at a certain place? And how do I know if the enemy has chosen to set air superiority to high in that area?

Hit shift-O once to see flak in cities. Hit shift-O a second time to see ground-unit flak.
Cary


WoW so much for FOW- that needs to be changed.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/17/2014 7:41:31 PM   
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WoW so much for FOW- that needs to be changed.


It only shows you flak values for spotted units.
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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/17/2014 11:06:53 PM   
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WoW so much for FOW- that needs to be changed.


It only shows you flak values for spotted units.
Cary


FOW for downed planes, ground CV's ect ect and you know flak values?

Seems a little to Western allied fan boy for me.



FoW for everything other then Flak values?

Totally fair dude?

I can see Pelton on another fling Pigs thread on this.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/17/2014 11:09:59 PM   
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WoW so much for FOW- that needs to be changed.


It only shows you flak values for spotted units.
Cary


FOW for downed planes, ground CV's ect ect and you know flak values?

Seems a little to Western allied fan boy for me.



FoW for everything other then Flak values?

Totally fair dude?

I can see Pelton on another fling Pigs thread on this.




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Gorforlin

Gorforlin - maybe you didn't understand me, or I didn't understand you. You only see the flak values for ground units that you've identified. The only way to identify a ground unit is to fly over it (which gives you a pretty good idea of what kind of flak it's throwing up!), or to have your own ground unit adjacent to it (which gives you a pretty good idea of the size and composition of the unit, including flak).

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/17/2014 11:16:05 PM   
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ORIGINAL: cfulbright


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ORIGINAL: Gorforlin

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ORIGINAL: cfulbright


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ORIGINAL: Gorforlin

WoW so much for FOW- that needs to be changed.


It only shows you flak values for spotted units.
Cary


FOW for downed planes, ground CV's ect ect and you know flak values?

Seems a little to Western allied fan boy for me.



FoW for everything other then Flak values?

Totally fair dude?

I can see Pelton on another fling Pigs thread on this.




quote:

Gorforlin

Gorforlin - maybe you didn't understand me, or I didn't understand you. You only see the flak values for ground units that you've identified. The only way to identify a ground unit is to fly over it (which gives you a pretty good idea of what kind of flak it's throwing up!), or to have your own ground unit adjacent to it (which gives you a pretty good idea of the size and composition of the unit, including flak).

Cary


Dude division a german is fighting division b allies for MONTHS and we really do not know the CV value as per the combat engine.

You fly over a AA unit and you know the value?

really?

The stupid shift-O thing is 100% a WA fanboy key lol.

How does this help Germany? Not it is a fanboy button.

shift O ok dude all the AA is here her eand here so fly around all the AA?

Does that sound fair?

No as the rest of the game is all about FoW other then the shift-O button.

You don't even know damage to factories, but some how you know where all the AA is and the values?

shift-o = allied fanboy button

Pelton where are you?

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/18/2014 9:54:56 PM   
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Who the heck is Pelton, and why does he keep getting referenced?

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/18/2014 10:19:09 PM   
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I guess you can get a good idea of how many flak guns are around when they start shooting you down =p

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/18/2014 11:39:22 PM   
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Who the heck is Pelton, and why does he keep getting referenced?


He got the 1v1=2v1 Middle Earth rule set nerfed and then finally nerfed from game.

He is the one who was told he was nuts for 9 months ( baned for being pissed at 2by3 was ignoring the data) by 2by3 and others for saying there was ammo bug, moral bugs and an
armament bug that was crashing the German army by design or WAD, but a piss poor design.

He was found to be 100% right (9 months later} by morveal and 2 others after games started crashing as he said they would.
ALL the games started under that rule set had to be started over because of massive swapping bugs and ALLOT of people stopped playing after that. 100's of hours into a game only to find the game was busted.

morveal and his crew was able to fix everything ( allot of his hard work was put into WitW so we don't have late war issue like WitE)
and then make a massive improvement with 1.08.

2by3 deserves allot of credit for learning from there uber screw up, they simply don't disreguard people now when they say something is not working right.

Pelton can be an ass, but if something is screwed up he will be an army of 1 and keep going for months until its fixed all be it after everyone games were screwed.



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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/18/2014 11:46:09 PM   
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You kinda know Pelton, he sounds allot like Gorforlin!

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/19/2014 3:17:04 PM   
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The allies never seemed to have much difficulty knowing flak strengths when you read their historical reports. They were always going on and on about the amount of flak they had to face.

But I will concede that if the German flak doesn't fire at the bombers, it should remain hidden in FoW.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/19/2014 5:03:34 PM   
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Or enemies' flak shown as L, M, H instead of exact number.

Ability to only see flak locations of the ones that shot at you last turn.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/19/2014 9:00:32 PM   
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First attempt air tutorial with 1.00.07. The same strategy (Ploesti, Rühr, Hamburg, Bremen) that gave me a decisive victory pre-patch now gives a draw. Higher flak and air combat losses. Seems good !







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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/21/2014 5:12:05 AM   
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Nico, can you provide any insight into how you avoid a major debacle as the Allies? I lose almost 200 aircraft a turn, and the Axis AI keeps getting a major victory against me. I see you are getting that magnitude of losses but I don't seem to be able to get the VPs you do. Do you create ADs with much tighter areas over selected targets or use large target areas as the automatic ADs create by default? Do you mess with altitude or other parameters?

Thanks.

Postscript: managed to eke out a minor Allied victory by targeting very tight areas that focussed on the factory types I wanted to bomb, rather than the large ones that the AI set up by default. Maybe that's the key.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/30/2014 2:56:08 AM   
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As per the manual, in the full 43-45 campaign you have 3 separate VP counters tied to the allied Strat bombing:
1) Axis industry
2) U-boat factories
3) V-bomb sites

Point 2) and 3) are tied to the date your in.
On 43, the game keeps track of how many u-boat factories there are, and how much you damage, and gives you a VP penalty for the amount of u-boat factories not damaged at the end of each turn. Meaning, if you bomb 100% of the u-boat factories, you get a 0 penalty per turn.

On 44 and 45, the game STOPS keeping track of u-boat factories, and starts keeping track of V-bomb sites and factories, using the same system as per the u-boats.

Point 1 is a bit more tricky.
The axis industry is divided in 5 categories:
1)German Manpower
2)German Heavy Industry
3)Axis Oil Factories
4)Axis Fuel Factories
5)Axis Synthetic Fuel Factories

So, bombing, per example, a french armaments factory nets you absolutely 0 VPs.

Now, onto more detail. There are a total of 8202 factories that go into those last 5 categories.
1)German Manpower - 5973 points, totaling 72.8%
2)German Heavy Industry - 1392 points, totaling 17%
3)Axis Oil Factories - 260 points, totaling 3.2%
4)Axis Fuel Factories - 332 points, totaling 4%
5)Axis Synthetic Fuel Factories - 245 points, totaling 3%

With these numbers, you can see that german manpower centers should be a priority from a VP point of view, but there are a few other options that i would like to point out:


As you can see, the Hamburg region is an extremely rich target for 43 bombing.
1st, you have 77% of the u-boat factories in the vicinity (red targets), plus, near 20% of all the oil and fuel production for the axis. 20% oil and fuel means 1.44% of the total possible strat bombing targets, just for a 1 hex radius region around Hamburg. Either you play allies or axis, this is definitely an area you want to strat bomb\defend.

Next, the holy Grail of the Axis oil production, the area near Bucharest (check the minimap if your lost)


52% of all the oil production, plus 25% of fuel production. you will need mainland italy airbases to hit these fields, but once you do, you have access to a full 2.66% of the total possible strat bombing targets, plus a big hit to oil production.

Finaly, let me mention this area:

Its near Breslau, meaning deep into polish territory, but in just 2 hexes you have 25% of all the Synthetic fuel production for the Axis, meaning 1.5% of total strat VP points. Worth the shot if you B17 bombers can reach them

As for the German Heavy factories and Manpower centers, the high concentration spots should be easy to pick, and the AI does a good job at it (just set your priorities via Air directive screen). Hope this helps.


How do I get to the charts you are showing on the maps for U Boat Factories, Oil Production, etc., in the format you are displaying it. I just can't find that data in that form. Thanks for your help.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/30/2014 9:10:30 AM   
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As per the manual, in the full 43-45 campaign you have 3 separate VP counters tied to the allied Strat bombing:
1) Axis industry
2) U-boat factories
3) V-bomb sites

Point 2) and 3) are tied to the date your in.
On 43, the game keeps track of how many u-boat factories there are, and how much you damage, and gives you a VP penalty for the amount of u-boat factories not damaged at the end of each turn. Meaning, if you bomb 100% of the u-boat factories, you get a 0 penalty per turn.

On 44 and 45, the game STOPS keeping track of u-boat factories, and starts keeping track of V-bomb sites and factories, using the same system as per the u-boats.

Point 1 is a bit more tricky.
The axis industry is divided in 5 categories:
1)German Manpower
2)German Heavy Industry
3)Axis Oil Factories
4)Axis Fuel Factories
5)Axis Synthetic Fuel Factories

So, bombing, per example, a french armaments factory nets you absolutely 0 VPs.

Now, onto more detail. There are a total of 8202 factories that go into those last 5 categories.
1)German Manpower - 5973 points, totaling 72.8%
2)German Heavy Industry - 1392 points, totaling 17%
3)Axis Oil Factories - 260 points, totaling 3.2%
4)Axis Fuel Factories - 332 points, totaling 4%
5)Axis Synthetic Fuel Factories - 245 points, totaling 3%

With these numbers, you can see that german manpower centers should be a priority from a VP point of view, but there are a few other options that i would like to point out:


As you can see, the Hamburg region is an extremely rich target for 43 bombing.
1st, you have 77% of the u-boat factories in the vicinity (red targets), plus, near 20% of all the oil and fuel production for the axis. 20% oil and fuel means 1.44% of the total possible strat bombing targets, just for a 1 hex radius region around Hamburg. Either you play allies or axis, this is definitely an area you want to strat bomb\defend.

Next, the holy Grail of the Axis oil production, the area near Bucharest (check the minimap if your lost)


52% of all the oil production, plus 25% of fuel production. you will need mainland italy airbases to hit these fields, but once you do, you have access to a full 2.66% of the total possible strat bombing targets, plus a big hit to oil production.

Finaly, let me mention this area:

Its near Breslau, meaning deep into polish territory, but in just 2 hexes you have 25% of all the Synthetic fuel production for the Axis, meaning 1.5% of total strat VP points. Worth the shot if you B17 bombers can reach them

As for the German Heavy factories and Manpower centers, the high concentration spots should be easy to pick, and the AI does a good job at it (just set your priorities via Air directive screen). Hope this helps.


How do I get to the charts you are showing on the maps for U Boat Factories, Oil Production, etc., in the format you are displaying it. I just can't find that data in that form. Thanks for your help.


Hi JW.

The charts are from the Axis turn. Go to the production screen (P), and click the industry you want to watch.
It's a little bit of homework if you never play Axis, but in the end, if you spend 10 minutes with them, you are able to identify hot areas for bombing.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/30/2014 4:49:04 PM   
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The charts are from the Axis turn. Go to the production screen (P), and click the industry you want to watch.
It's a little bit of homework if you never play Axis, but in the end, if you spend 10 minutes with them, you are able to identify hot areas for bombing.


Thanks. I should have thought of that. Instead I spent half an hour trying to find it on all the Allied side.

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RE: Tips on how to play strategic air campaign? - 12/31/2014 6:05:33 AM   
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On a related note. What kind of losses per week is "acceptable" for the 8th AF? I´m currently loosing around 150-250 planes per week. Losses are exclusively HB (B-17s). I´m fearful I´m loosing too many planes and pilots.

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