From: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Like pulling the wings off of flies do you!
Seriously, I suggest you remove a CSG if you're going to do what you suggest as it is already too easy for the US to win a Major Victory and really you should achieve a Triumph unless you screw up and loose a lot of US assets!
So I did contemplate removing a Carrier Group and adding a (USAF) base(s) in Israel, or Diego Garcia, Or Whiteman AFB but didn't for a few reasons...
1. Given the political situation didn't feel a lot of counties would give permission to use their facilities/air space. Thus support units and the normal USN Patrol Squadron(s) at NAS Sigonella only. As to using Aviano AFB in the time line the Italian prime Minister rules out using Italian bases for offensive actions, but it's your choice to add them. You're really not playtesting my scenario but have fun with it!
. Really if think about how many NATO nations will be quick to strike a recent/former ally with NATO dissolving? Want to be realistic WRT the international situation I outlined then you need to make Europe a No Navigation Zone for those B2s out of the UK!
2. Then its already a pain in the butt to just to jump to Sigonella, let alone Diego Garcia or Whiteman!
3. As to Israel was going to put USAF squadrons in Hatzor AFB and/or Hatzerim AFB, but then I had already actually removed units from Russia due to unit density and slow speeds. If Israeli Bases are used then the IAF should be present, if the IAF is present then the Syrians and Russians should be there and now units are out of control!
So when you design a scenario everything is a trade off against your vision for what you want to do verses what the program can handle and what players will want to do. Ultimately in the real world, the USN carriers are three acres of sovereign U.S. territory forward deployed and the U.S. can always use them! Thus it was set up as an all Navy operation.
< Message edited by BeirutDude -- 11/12/2019 12:14:06 AM >
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