From: California, United States
Well I've got a more proper progress report. I'm not done with the scenario, but things seem to have reached a lull, so I thought I would report in.
Upon detecting the first Swedish fishing boat, neither of my ships were close to intercept, so I dispatched a Typhoon to strafe it with cannon. I manually allocated two salvos. Both salvos hit the trawler, which apparently knocked out the engines, but this was not enough to get credit for 'damaging' the trawler. It took another few salvos to finally get the credit, though I was credited twice simultaneously.
The second trawler was in a different area of the EEZ Enforcement Zone (as i've called the AO), and HMS Tyne was nearby, so I dispatched her to engage. I engaged with 7.62mm GPMG fire, which also disabled the trawler's engines, but as with the Typhoon strafing, also did not acknowledge as 'Damaged'. I fired some more GPMG bursts as well as about 10 20mm shells (2 or 3 of which hit) and then I finally got credit for the damage. As with the first trawler, I was also double credited, giving me a score of 80 at this stage (20 for each damage threshold).
The trawlers do not seem to be in danger of sinking, but they can't leave the EEZ.
Several in-game hours afterward, a pair of Grippens begin buzzing HMS Dragon at 2000ft, which is on station at the eastern edge of the EEZ, but they do not engage, so I hold my fire.
Then I suddenly pick up several missiles skimming the sea toward the general position of HMS Dragon, but not directly at her. Dragon fires several SAMS, ultimately splashing all 8 missiles, though one Grippen flew within the targeting envelope of one SAM and was shot down, though the other Grippen did not engage and the Swedes were still labelled as Unfriendly. The other Grippen has bugged out toward home.
That is the present situation where I have stopped to save my game, as some real world circumstances prevent me from playing any longer tonight, I will resume tomorrow.
While this is incomplete feedback, I feel it is important to note the following:
-The Double simultaneous scoring for damaging a Swedish fishing boat.
-I think the damage threshold for achieving the damage credit is still too high. Granted it may be an engine issue where a 7.62mm GPMG can disable a trawler's engines, but perhaps some work can still be done.
< Message edited by HalfLifeExpert -- 1/3/2020 11:57:01 PM >