From: Bedlington, Northumberland, UK
Roger: you meant they intercept any kind of airplane/mission?
But what do you mean by 4 hexes distance? You can sweep only over an enemy base, isn't it?
Therefore, the sweeping aircrafts shall have a chance to intercept enemy airplanes bounded to, or originating from, a base wich is within 4 hexes from the target you've chosen?
Please furtherly explain
Transport planes flying to or from a base will in my experience be intercepted if I have my fighters on a sweep mission targeting that base provided my fighters are flying from their own base that is within 4 hexes of the intercept base. This is of course subject to the normal supply, base size, weather etc etc.....
Doing a search through my archived combat reports I located 530 instances of this... the last one being:
War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\SAVE\archive\Combat_Events_440325.txt
00166: Transports flying to Tandjoengbalai intercepted
00167: Transports flying to Sorong intercepted
00168: Transports flying to Sorong intercepted
It doesn't tell you the results of the interceptions, but looking at the plane losses for that move would indicate some were shot down whilst the others will have turned back. Its 8 months ago in game time so I don't have the data any more in Tracker from then.
I suspect since then my opponent realised and stopped flying into bases where I was sweeping in this manner.
I used a program called Windows Grep (Open source) to search all the text files.
Incidentally you also get a report in the aoperations report for example....
War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\SAVE\aoperationsreport_431029.txt
00251: Transports flying to Raba intercepted
< Message edited by Roger Neilson 3 -- 1/4/2017 6:43:19 AM >
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