Pretty sure I know the answer to this, but I want to clarify.
The rules say that an “allied” destroyer in the same sea zone that you attack will not cancel the abilities of enemy subs since any force attacks alone, Allied forces can only defend together. I assume this applies to scrambling as well. Here’s my situation:
The US has a large fleet occupying SZ 6. Japan has fighters on it’s airbase. ANZAC wants to amphibiously assault Korea. If the Japanese fighters scramble, will they only be fighting the ANZAC ships?
Even though the US and ANZAC are Allies, since ANZAC is on the attack, the US ships are basically idle during this action, is that correct?
I always SBR London if I am planning or pretending sea lion. Â That turn 1 SBR is a critical piece of sea lion and the threat is not serious without it. Â Two Bombers target the IC and two tacticals target the airbase. Â They do not intercept because a) the fighters scramble in z110 or z109, or b) if they are taking the sea lion threat seriously they do not want to risk losing a fighter. Â About half the time I lose a plane to AA, but its worth it because the sea lion threat forces UK to spend its entire first turn income on repairs and infantry, leaving the med and Africa open for Italy. Â Italy’s NO income soon pays for any losses you may have had (unless you get diced and lose 3 or 4 of them). Â If both sides have normal losses (i.e. germany loses 1 plane or none; the airbase is inoperable and the IC has something like 10 damage), and they spend in South Africa or Egypt, do a Taranto raid, etc., well then sea lion is on.
Yeah, I didn’t even think of bombing the airbases too. Of course that means that they won’t scramble into an adjacent sea zone, but then they can still intercept the strategic and tactical bombers attacking the IC and airbase, right? If I know that that’s what my opponent intends to do, then I’d use all my fighters exactly for that as they won’t be of any use in an adjacent sz. But yes, you have a point too that if Germany really wants to go for sea lio, the UK will need all the fighters it can get!
Ghr2 is right mantle, you need a turn before russia attacks! Use the london money to prep for russia or the american fleet… whichever is more threatening! Like I said earilier, have Italy set it up so it’s appealing to attack them (aka keep the UK fleet in the Med).
Hopefully you understand a little bit better Zcion. The Sealion is different in all the games of Global. One time I was Germany, and was prepping for a Sealion and I failed my France attack! Italy had to pick it up! I was so mad, but went for the Sealion anyway, my UK player thought that since I didn’t have enough cash for a Sealion… he thought I was going for Russia. Boy was he surprised lol.
And if Germany attacks Russian territories bordering Mongolia, Japan can reinforce without triggering the war with Mongolia.
mongolia is only triggered if the Japanese attack any Soviet territory that is adjacent to any Mongolian territory.