Alpha + .2 question about SBR



  • The rules that I found, and the chart that Canuck made (Freaking awesome charts by the way Canuck) say that During an SBR escorts can only be taken as casualties AFTER all bombers have been claimed. Why is this, and why bother having escorts? That makes SBRs almost not worth it. Unless I’m missing something.



  • According to the Alpha + .2 rules:

    Strategic Bombing Raids procedure:
    • Escorts fire @1, and interceptor casualties are immediately removed.
    • Bombers fire @ 1 and interceptors fire @ 2. Remove bomber and interceptor casualties (escorts may be taken as casualties only after all bombers are eliminated).
    • Surviving bombers are assigned a specific target (IC, airbase or naval base) if more than one type is in the territory.
    • The target fires its AA defenses at the attacking aircraft - @1
    • Surviving bombers attack their target, looking for the highest number possible.

    The escorts can try to shoot down the interceptors, reducing casualties when the interceptors fire back.  So they are useful.  The interception rules do make SBRs less useful, though, because there are generally other places you want to use your fighters but nowhere else for the defender to use their fighters.


  • 2017 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Post this in the question thread. No more threads with questions…



  • @Imperious:

    Post this in the question thread. No more threads with questions…

    Sorry IL. This is the thread I’ve always posted questions in. I haven’t been on in awhile and didn’t realize that had changed.


  • 2017 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

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