Why don't my bombing missions work?
I am trying to set up strategic bombing missions for bombing railyards and ports. The strange thing is that it will bomb some cities just fine, but not others. The explanation is definitely not range, because some of the cities it will bomb are further away than some of the cities that it won't bomb. In particular, it won't bomb Pskov or Smolensk no matter what I do. However, it WILL bomb other cities which are further away such as Vitebsk/Riga/Tallinn.
The problem even persists if I delete all other air directives, so it is not an issue of it being a low priority mission or something like that. The planes being used were deployed in previous turns and should have plenty of supply (they have range, supply, etc needed to bomb Vitebsk for example, but not Smolensk!?!). The problem is not that the planes are too understrength to fly (many of the AOGs are full strength, and in addition in air doctrine I tried setting the percent to fly super low). The problem is not that the weather is too bad; it is the same weather in the cities it can bomb, and in any case I set the mission to fly in all weather. These cities I am trying to bomb were not just conquered the previous turn, in case that makes any difference. I tried selecting specific AOGs to do the mission, and leaving it on auto, neither work.
Here are the settings I am using for the mission (I have tried all sorts of settings, none of which will launch a bombing raid on certain cities):
Here is my air doctrine (similarly I have tried a variety of air doctrine settings, none of which will launch a bombing raid!:
Here is the (lack of a) result after going through the air phase:
I have a save, but I can't upload it via the forum file upload thing because it says the file is too large. Also the format is not supported for upload (though I could just rename it if the file were small enough). Compressing the save file using .zip/7z/rar/etc doesn't seem to make it any smaller. So here is an external link for the save.
However, this is a multiplayer game, so if anyone can help but needs the save, PM me for the password to be able to open it and see.