Scramble Question in Alpha


  • 2019 2018 2017 '16

    Not sure if this has been addressed, but wanted to ask the question.

    The new alpha+2 rules are very clear about how airbases are to be used to scramble fighters into an adjacent sea zone for various defensive purposes. One of those purposes is to defend in a sea zone even if the defensive nation has no ships to defend with. My question revolves around the attacking nation into that seazone.

    Is the attacking nation allowed to fly their air units into that zone to “attack” the sea zone when NO defending ships are present in case the defender scrambles fighters into the zone?

    It would basically be an attempt to “defend” your ships against something that may or may not  happen.

    The particular situation is basically a lightly defended transport group attempting an amphibious landing. The potential for scrambled fighters will most likely destroy the attacking fleet, but if the attacker was allowed to send in air units into the zone with the ships, the scrambled fighters would be thwarted.

    Thanks


  • Official Q&A

    Yes.  Ships that would not be part of the amphibious assault (such as destroyers and carriers) may also be moved in under these circumstances.


  • 2019 2018 2017 '16

    Thanks Krieghund. It certainly makes sense.


  • '10

    One more question.  Does there have to be a battle for the fighters to scramble?

    The test case is Italian Transports moving past Malta.

    Thanks


  • Official Q&A

    There must be either a battle in the sea zone, or an amphibious assault being launched from the sea zone.


  • '10

    @Krieghund:

    There must be either a battle in the sea zone, or an amphibious assault being launched from the sea zone.

    Thank you!


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