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Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/13/2021 9:29:00 AM   
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A common tactic is to use a minor naval unit as bait, force the enemy to use up all their intercepts, and then move the main/invasion fleet. (I do this all the time).

I'd like to suggest that when a very small force or very outmatched force is intercepted, no interception attempts are "consumed". This could be a % based on the size of the relative units.

For example, a German DD moves within a British CV intercept range. Then a second DD moves in. Third, the main invasion fleet, which can no longer be intercepted.
What if there was a chance the first (and second) didn't use up an interception attempt?

I am mainly thinking of naval interceptions here, I think air interceptions are fine.
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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/13/2021 1:51:35 PM   
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Just mentioned this for the Pacific. Unfortunately if the % is known this can also be gamed. What would be a reasonable criterion then? Maybe something like (1 - attacker/defender strength) chance not to use an interception, capped at 50%.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/13/2021 2:39:28 PM   
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It's a double edged sword. There will be an exploit on the flip side. I am getting ready to start a Pacific game with my usual enemy. So I will have a better grasp of what is going on. We played around 20 games of WPE which let me see all the adjustments and exploits players were making.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/13/2021 7:22:27 PM   
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Thanks Alvaro, really appreciate all the effort.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/13/2021 8:17:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: AlvaroSousa

There will be an exploit on the flip side.

I'm trying to imagine how this could happen...but I'm not sure I see it...

Could you give an example?

Thanks,

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/13/2021 9:39:47 PM   
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One example would be if the UK parked a large fleet off Oslo and could intercept everything thus preventing the quick invasion and conquest of Norway. As it is now the Germans would send some DDs to lure the intercepts and still invade with transports without throwing away their entire surface fleet.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/14/2021 12:23:50 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Villain

One example would be if the UK parked a large fleet off Oslo and could intercept everything thus preventing the quick invasion and conquest of Norway. As it is now the Germans would send some DDs to lure the intercepts and still invade with transports without throwing away their entire surface fleet.


But historically the British could do this. It's just that the Luftwaffe would have a field day.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/14/2021 8:29:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: sveint

But historically the British could do this. It's just that the Luftwaffe would have a field day.


Not in this game, the air power is too soft and especially the naval air power against surface ships not protected by a carrier. Putting the entire Luftwaffe against your UK fleet, I won't even scratch the painting of your ships.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/14/2021 3:01:26 PM   
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Ships have a lot more HP than in WPP. Wonder what the design decision behind that was.

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RE: Suggestion: minor interceptions - 7/14/2021 3:07:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: eskuche

Ships have a lot more HP than in WPP. Wonder what the design decision behind that was.


In WPP, a counter is one single capital ship plus its escorts.
In WPE, a counter is two capital ships (its sister ship) plus its escorts.

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