ORIGINAL: Chef Chaudard
I create this thread because I did not find the answer to my problem ...
I play the Allies, and I do not understand the sub warfare doctrine.
I thought that historically, the Allis subs were focusing on transports, cargos and tankers attack, as the japanese one were focusing on combat ships attacks.
In my current game (version 26B), it seems that is exactly the opposite.
I am in July '43, and my sub score is very poor. For instance, an american sub is crossing a japanese convoy with 8 cargos and a PB, and it attacks (anf fails) the PB instead of attacking the cargos.
On the other side, I've got a convoy with 4 cargos and 2 DE as escort, and the jap sub attacks (and sinks) 2 of my cargos.
That seems unhistorical. Is there a way to tune the submarine warfare doctrine for the Allies, in an historical way ?
Thanks for help ! I need it
Those results have nothing to do with "sub doctrine".
Firstly it is a myth that the Japanese had an overall doctrine which focused exclusively on enemy combatants. In the first 6 months of the war Japanese subs sank many Allied merchant ships. IN AE it is up to the players themselves how they determine their subs should be used.
Secondly, whether a sub TF shoots at combatants or merchants is dependent on various factors, chief amongst them being individual ship detection levels, and leader ratings. To the mix add randoms.