Is that just for ground bombing missions or will they also do ground support when your ground units attack? And is that only for STAVKA ground units not oterhwise under any other front? I wanted to know this and got no answers when I asked in another thread when I asked - so apologies for hijacking this thread for an old query of mine! If yes does that not mean they could also do ground support during the enemy's action phase for when your ground units are attacked?
Airfield under long range command do not usually provide ground support to troops, except if the troops are under stavka, but the efficiency is quite bad with low reaction performance.
One thing also to consider is that a mission can be intercepted. A ground support mission is in fact 3 elements :
1- The bombers supporting the ground troops, 2- the escort of the bombers, 3- the interception of ennemy ground support (fighter intercept, described as CAP (combat air patrol) on the report).
I think, although not sure, that anyone can do the part 3.
Currently my organisation of air force, and i'am quite happy about it is the following :
- Front airfield do nothing during my turn, so they are fresh during ennemy turn to react with maximum efficiency.
- Attack airfield, under long range command and subordinate HQ, painted in an unique color (like black). Used only to perform missions during my turn (ground attack, strategic attack, airfield attack, supply drop, etc..), and rest during ennemy turn.
Using this i'am sûre not to spend too much air force during my turn, preventing my airforce to fight during ennemy turn.
I can also use expendable planes for offensive operations.
The drawback is that you cannot disband tons of long range HQ to gain manpower
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