Q about the new scrambling rules



  • if a land area is attacked by troops arriving by unescorted transports, and that land area has an airbase and fighters, can the fighters scramble to sink the transports before the land battle begins?



  • I believe so.  This is from Larry’s website"

    “To sum it up: If there is a sea battle, involving an amphibious assault or not, all neighboring aircraft that meet the scramble requirements can participate in the sea battle. If there is only an amphibious assault and there is no sea battle, only the territory be attacked from the sea can scramble up to 3 aircraft.”


  • Official Answers

    Yes.  However, being the attackers, the transports are not automatically sunk (unless they can’t retreat for some reason).  The fighters would get a round of defensive fire, then the surviving transports (if any) could retreat.



  • Can surviving transports unload or do they have to retreat?@Krieghund:

    Yes.  However, being the attackers, the transports are not automatically sunk (unless they can’t retreat for some reason).  The fighters would get a round of defensive fire, then the surviving transports (if any) could retreat.



  • @lnmajor:

    Can surviving transports unload or do they have to retreat?

    I’m guessing they’d have to retreat. They can’t unload until the naval battle is resolved, so the best they could hope for is a few rounds of poor rolls for the fighters.


  • Official Answers

    Your guess is correct, Slacker.  They don’t have to retreat, but if they stick around they’ll eventually die.  They’ll never eliminate the defenders, so they’ll never be able to unload.



  • But then you would never send unescorted transports to amphibous assault a TT containing a airbase with fighters present. Is that correct?



  • @lnmajor:

    But then you would never send unescorted transports to amphibous assault a TT containing a airbase with fighters present. Is that correct?

    yup, gotta protect those transports.


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