I’m very sorry if this has been asked/answered previously. I just picked up AA1914 and really enjoyed it, my group played our first game last night (~8hrs with Allied Victory in Berlin & Constantinople). My question is about Fighters.
We played the Fighter Strafe as a non-defendable attack, was this correct? Is it the same as a Sub’s First-Strike capability in other A&A editions?
I was surprised to not find it asked about more online, and then even more surprised to not find it in the official FAQ. This morning, I went over page 19 of the rulebook very carefully, and I understood the passage on Step 5: Remove Casualties “Each player can select any unit in their attacking or defending force as a casualty, including fighters.” to mean that they are defendable.
If the attacker has the fighters, they can remove them as casualties when the defends rolls, yes? Meaning that the strafe run does NOT instantly remove these hits from the battle? Otherwise, why would/could the attacker choose fighters as casualties, unless they are simply participating in the land battle now…right?
Thanks for all your help!