Can a carrier be chosen as a casualty if it sentences a plane to death?



  • See of i can summarize the situation.

    If the germans expend full movement of a carrier and two planes to attack an american fleet of a battleship and destroyer in the mid atlantic, zone 102 for example, can the germans choose their carrier as the first casualty? This dooms the german planes to certain death.


  • Official Answers

    Yes, they can.



  • yes they can, but if you choose a carrier as a casualty, then the attacking force can retreat without fighting anymore and your planes are dead



  • @Krieghund:

    Yes, they can.

    Is it possibile to have kamikaze aircrafts? Let me explain: can i use aircrafts to conduct attacks at sea that they have no possibility of return?



  • @Stefano1189:

    @Krieghund:

    Yes, they can.

    Is it possibile to have kamikaze aircrafts? Let me explain: can i use aircrafts to conduct attacks at sea that they have no possibility of return?

    No. You must be able to land, even if that landing site is pending a naval battle or non combat carrier move or sea zone build.

    Japan has a special Kamikaze attack that is activated by the allies under specific conditions, but it does not involve normal air units on the board. These are 6 one time attacks on enemy ships excluding subs and transports.

    See: page 21 AAEurope 1940 bottom paragraph under “Air Units” third bullet point, last sentence: “You can’t deliberately move an air unit out of range of a potential safe landing space.

    See also: page 13 AAEurope 1940 first paragraph under “Air Units” first sentence: “An air unit that moves in the Combat Move phase must generally reserve part of its move value for the Noncombat Move phase, at which point it must return to a safe landing spot using its remaining movement.

    Note: This is not an official answer, just being helpful.



  • @JamesAleman:

    @Stefano1189:

    @Krieghund:

    Yes, they can.

    Is it possibile to have kamikaze aircrafts? Let me explain: can i use aircrafts to conduct attacks at sea that they have no possibility of return?

    No. You must be able to land, even if that landing site is pending a naval battle or non combat carrier move or sea zone build.

    Japan has a special Kamikaze attack that is activated by the allies under specific conditions, but it does not involve normal air units on the board. These are 6 one time attacks on enemy ships excluding subs and transports.

    See: page 21 AAEurope 1940 bottom paragraph under “Air Units” third bullet point, last sentence: “You can’t deliberately move an air unit out of range of a potential safe landing space.

    See also: page 13 AAEurope 1940 first paragraph under “Air Units” first sentence: “An air unit that moves in the Combat Move phase must generally reserve part of its move value for the Noncombat Move phase, at which point it must return to a safe landing spot using its remaining movement.

    Note: This is not an official answer, just being helpful.

    Thank you. 🙂


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