From: Mons, Belgique
How are you getting enough fuel to the 8th Army? I kept running out and had to slow down and repair ports and air drop freight to forward depots and so didn't get as far as you till turn 9/10
What is your air strategy and admin point strategy? You have plenty of airgroups arriving as game goes on but limited small forward airfields in Tunisia and limited supply in the desert so getting the airgroup in position and supplied ready to do much is also tough. What is your focus? Naval interdiction, air superiority or bombing ports and airfields?
Admin points can be spent on building or expanding airbases in Tunisia, building forward depots in Tunisia, priority port repair, using bombers to airlift supplies to forward airbase with depot. Again what was your focus?
Your questions are linked, so I'll try to answer them together :
- I'm only going forward in Libya with the X corps. XXX corps, 8th army HQ... stay behind in Egypt. I prefer having less units but better supplied and faster moving than more, slower and bad supplied units. Once I'm in the Tripoli region and have repaired enough ports, I start to bring those units by boats. This will happen in 4 or 5 turns. Note this could be more risky in PBEM. Here, I know the DAK is occupied in Tunisia so I can go on with this strategy.
- Same idea for the desert air force : I'm mostly leaving them behind, only a few fighters and recon forwards. One transport to air drop freight. No bombers. Again, this use less supply -> quality over quantity.
- In Tunisia, priority to repair ports, then repair railyards, then repair airfields, then build bigger airfield (Bone to level 3 is first airfield building priority). This means I'm mostly using fighters up to this point in the front line with a couple bombers as ground support. No bombing campaign untill I have at least Bone upgraded to level 3. My air strategy so far is killing more german planes than they kill allied planes. Hopefully the Luftwaffe will be tired enough when I get the bigger airfield and I can then start the real bombing campaign against their logistics.
I plan to talk more about the air war once I am at this turning point "bigger airfield - more bombers - start of the bombing campaign". So far it's just fighters killing fighters.
< Message edited by Erik Rutins -- 10/6/2015 6:50:51 PM >