From: Washington D.C.
Is there any reliable tactic other than just attacking them until they run out of missiles?
Using a submarine with torpedos?
Other than that, no. Modern warships are designed to operate for weeks at sea without having to replenish their magazines, that means surviving not just one but MULTIPLE successive raids of cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and aircraft. That means they're a tough nut to crack, and the best bet is to just grind them down and force them to withdraw or risk Winchester-ing out and being unable to defend themselves against a follow on strike.
That being said there are things you can do to grind them down more quickly, and increase the likelihood of a given raid being successful. Using air launched decoys is one option, especially if you're constrained in terms of the number of munitions you've got. You can use them two ways: 1) by mixing them in with a real attack, so that they're less likely to shoot at your actual missiles or 2) by shooting just decoys until they're Winchester or at least low on munitions, thus making it easier for your raid to penetrate their SAMs. The jammers carried by some decoys will help hide the real attack, so those kinds of decoys I always mix with a real attack. If there was a human player on the other side, I might combine jamming decoys and non jamming decoys in order to confuse and disorient them. Another option is just shooting lots and lots of missiles. If you have enough munitions, this is better than the decoys option because if you choose a decoy over a missile, it costs you the opportunity to sink a ship. Unfortunately, missiles are expensive and you don't always get as many as you wish you had.
Different weapons have different survivabilities. LRASM seems to be very survivable in the game, even against modern warships. Supersonic missiles often require more shots than subsonic missiles to hit, and this grind the target warship down faster.
< Message edited by SeaQueen -- 11/10/2018 9:08:26 PM >