Sealion in three turns, Major flaw with Alpha 2


  • @JimmyHat:

    @sargon:

    Dear The_nightlord: You took out Sea zones 106,109,111, and 112, but you left UK with a cruiser and BB in SZ110 plus CA in SZ91? Why would you leave the Brit Navy that powerful to counter attack your navy on turn 1. That is, 2CA,1BB and 2-4 planes (assumes loss of plane in Scotland). You will lose the Germany Navy in Turn 1. Bad move.
    Sargon the Assyrian Warrior

    Ugh, UK has horrible odds on that battle, even bringing in 4 aircraft.

    Remember Germ better have 3 aircraft to scamble with the 2 on the carrier.

    CA /= carrier.  CA = cruiser.  CV = carrier.  And this “build” buys a cruiser, not a carrier.  So no, only 3 planes.  and the two hit BB probably took one hit, so no other soakers.  It’s maybe not overwhelming odds for the UK, but not as dire as you predict.


  • ?  Im sorry, I don’t understand your post kcdzim.  What units do you have in the battle?  It should be 2 CA 1 bb 4 ftr vs 1 bb 1 CA 1 CV 4 ftr 1 Tac.

    Might be able to bring a TAC in for attacker off the UK carrier off Gibraltar…not really sure if there’s anyway to increase UK odds.


  • The OP does not purchase a CV.  There is no german carrier.  Sargons point is valid, and it is a VERY vulnerable german navy.  At most Germany can field 3 fighters.  That makes it 2 ca, 1 bb, 4 fighters against 1 bb (already hit) 2 ca, and 3 fighters.

    England would lose most of her navy, but germany would lost all of her navy.  The OP’s strategy is, well, not good.


  • The funny thing is, the OP doesn’t even describe the optimal way to go about a G3 Sealion.

    Instead of building tanks and a cruiser (?) G1, build two heavy bombers and send three bombers with x number of tacs and y number of fighters to strat. bomb London on G2. You either get through clean, or given the numerical superiority of the luftwaffe here, you probably can manage 1-1 Spitfire/Stuka exchanges.


  • @Jercules:

    The funny thing is, the OP doesn’t even describe the optimal way to go about a G3 Sealion.

    Instead of building tanks and a cruiser (?) G1, build two heavy bombers and send three bombers with x number of tacs and y number of fighters to strat. bomb London on G2. You either get through clean, or given the numerical superiority of the luftwaffe here, you probably can manage 1-1 Spitfire/Stuka exchanges.

    What exactly are your Tacs bombing?  the airfield?  To what end?

    Tacs can’t bomb factories.


  • i see that no one is actually doing anything about the situation so ill step up and do it. ill challenge nightlord to a game, but i will only play the first 3 rounds, to show him that you can stop a sealion. ok? if you dont accept this challenge nightlord, that means you dont think it will work anyways

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    Round 3 sea lion is generally a 60-70% battle, hardly worth it once you consider those odds go down once you start exchanging tactical bombers for armor so you have a ground unit left to take the land.

    Round 4 is unstopable!  No way you are stopping 52+ ground units and 11 aircraft with 3 rounds of British income.


  • but by then you have america coming, and if i know america, theyll probly go for italy first


  • hey jen, wanna play a game? i hear your pretty good and i wanna see how i turn out against one of “the best”


  • @kcdzim:

    @Jercules:

    The funny thing is, the OP doesn’t even describe the optimal way to go about a G3 Sealion.

    Instead of building tanks and a cruiser (?) G1, build two heavy bombers and send three bombers with x number of tacs and y number of fighters to strat. bomb London on G2. You either get through clean, or given the numerical superiority of the luftwaffe here, you probably can manage 1-1 Spitfire/Stuka exchanges.

    What exactly are your Tacs bombing?  the airfield?  To what end?

    Tacs can’t bomb factories.

    If UK decides to send interceptors, the tac bombers soak up any hits those interceptors might get (plus, they fire @1 along with your heavy bombers to increase your odds of knocking out a few British planes).


  • They can go in to bomb either the airbase or the naval yard; they will fire back at interceptors, and they can be used to take interceptor hits in the place of strategic bombers.


  • I think - at least - that what he meant was that the Tacs help in the IC bombing by ensuring that no Strategic bombers will be hit by interceptors.


  • The interception/escorting dogfight stages occur before the bombers “split up” to strike their assigned targets.  Therefore those Tacs being used are actually able to take interceptor hits for Strategic bombers, even though they have different targets.


  • @Alsch91:

    The interception/escorting dogfight stages occur before the bombers “split up” to strike their assigned targets.  Therefore those Tacs being used are actually able to take interceptor hits for Strategic bombers, even though they have different targets.

    Huh, ya know, alright, you got me.  I personally haven’t ever done a split like that so I’d never thought about that/  Yea, ok, I’ll concede that point.  well played sir.  well played indeed.  I take it all back.  mea culpa, mea culpa.

    I’ve deleted my flagrantly ill conceived rule interpretations, and will remember this the next time I consider SBRs…  boy, is my face red.

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