From: Tucson, AZ
I've scored over 3k soviet aircraft destroyed in the first turn, just letting the Air
Assistant do it's job. It systemically attacked the soviet airfields and wracked up a huge
score. Remember that this was with Fog of War on, so the number isn't completely accurate.
If I remember correctly I lost about 200 planes doing this, but the soviet air force was gone.
That sounds great to me. Good job.
I ran a test with the air assist on, and these were the results, and they can vary a bit. The other consideration is that if you let Elmer off the chain, you will have a lot of planes in reorganization.
Elmer likes to drive his aircraft as if they were land untis. Attacks every turn by every plane.
Almost. The units turn cherry red after a while.
The airfields that have AA units on them do some damage, but the planes evaporate.
I like to hit those airfields that don't have AA first of all and come back to the AA protected
ones after everybody else is covered. The high altitude bombers are more immune to AA fire but
I'd rather destroy the Soviet AF, then let my boys have a rest a turn or two since you have such high shock values to start with.
Yeah, you have to make use of the high shock values whey they last because you wont' have this chance
to do so much damage so easily very long and only this one time for the entire war.
You won't have much in the way of combat support on that turn either.
I like to do it that way too. I like to run CS missions during the meat of the turn and then as
part of my post-turn cleanup I like to put some of the aircraft on INT missions so they can fly
during the opponents turn.