Yes i actually do know a fair amount about them. And it was meant as a joke, but if you want to take it seriously then that's fine too. Also, i have a question as to why the escorts in strategic bombing raids get a first strike against interceptors. I guess it’s all depends on ones perception of how this air battle unfolds.The Fire Knight wrote:
BTW... Do you know anything about France?
Do you perhap know that country suffered 483,000 deaths directly related to WWII. Will I must admit that that is less than the US (by a 1000), but when you compare the two's population - one being 41,000,000 and the other (guess which one) being 131,000,000, I'd think twice about posting a smiley face and an ignorant slam.
Imagine a group of bombers on a bombing mission. They have escorts. The escorts are in position to intervene against enemy fighters (interceptors) in an effort to keep the interceptors from doing damage to the bombers. The two pass one another (Interceptors/Escorts). Maybe they even mix it up… But remember this… One is hell bent to stop, shoot down, the other- call him the escort. The “other” is just as hell bent to get past the escort defense bearer and shoot down the bombers, their primary objective - he'd be the interceptor. Whose primary mission is not to shoot down escorts but rather to shoot down bombers and save their ICs and other facilities.
First off, this introduces possibility for beast luck from a gameplay perspective if you got all ones its like 50 ipcs down the drain for the defender and then you bomb them to oblivion.Dice? "Beast luck" can occur at any time with any game mechanic. I have lowered the hit points of both sides from their normal 3 for attacking fighters and 4 for defending fighters to 1's and 2's... that's about the best I can do. Plus, with damage being twice as much (plus the added one damage for bombers) do the attackers really need another advantage? I’m not 100% sure they do. I do know this, however, if the game mechanics governing this small aspect of the game are not made more attractive to players then the number of Strategic Bombing raids will continue to be extremely low. This would be a bad thing for many reasons. Also, from a realism standpoint it doesn't really make sense to me that attacking fighters should get first strikes. and bombers firing too at interceptors? hmmm... Sorry you feel that way. I does make sense to me, however.