I felt pretty confident I was going to hurt his battleships at Cochin...Japan couldn't get DL on subs a few hexes outside of Colombo, but I figured it would be planes finishing it off.
I could try to send one R class north to Bombay...but the problem is Japan could come after them with fast cruisers and destroyers and really put up a fight, and the runways simply aren't built up along the path yet to extract a cost.
I need multiple level 2 runways, with HQa and a squadron of bombers and fighters (2 of carriers are around) tied to that HQa, to do the job, and I am not there yet. I am building up Goa and Mangalore but they are just level 1 AFs...
I keep thinking some fleet carriers will show up here...that would give me an opportunity at Baker Island that would be hard to miss. Plus, I want to see if I can penetrate the KBs CAP with land based air...something that is doable this early in the game.
< Message edited by Lowpe -- 7/12/2021 5:26:59 PM >
This was dumb on your opponents part. He had too many pots on the fire to begin with and made sinking 2 old BB's (that would probably be withdrawn anyway) a priority. He paid a high price for his risk. You have real subs in these waters, not many, but their torpedoes work. None of his surface combatants will ever get replaced and now he is starting to dig into his fleet escorts. Japan needs to shorten her lines and pick better fights
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