Krieghund, I’m confused. Do I have this right? If a transport accompanied by a cruiser, moves into a seazone w/an enemy sub, the cruiser stays in the seazone w/the enemy sub & asks if the enemy sub wants to fight or submerge but the transport moves out of the seazone(b/cuz it picked up an inf in the seazone & is on it’s way to invade an island in another seazone). The sub would get a “pot shot” at the transport?
Yes, because the transport is not escorted for its entire move.
What is the cruiser accompanied the transport on the whole journey?
Then the sub doesn’t get to fire.
Can the sub submerge(i.e. not fighting the cruiser) and still get the “pot shot” at the transport?
Yes. The sub’s firing happens in the Combat Move phase, then the submerging happens in the Conduct Combat phase.
Also, have another question, this applies to A&A Pacific 1940. Let’s say the US has 1 BB, 1 AC, 1 CC, 1 DD & 2 Subs in SZ6 surrounding Japan. Japan attacks w/a whole bunch of air, 1 AC(brought along to absorb hits) & is also invading w/2 Transports loaded w/troops. The Jap players asks the US player if he wants his subs to fight or submerge. The US player says obviously fight b/cuz his subs can only hit the AC. At some point in the battle, all the US surface ships are gone, due to the Jap air, the Jap AC is gone but the US subs remain b/cuz no one could hit them. What happens next?
Can the Jap Trans ignore the subs?
No. Subs can only be ingored during movement. Once you attack them, you give up that option.
Do the Jap Trans automatically die?
Not unless they can’t retreat. If they are able to retreat, they may do so.
Do the US Subs get one shot at the Jap Trans. I’m confused as to exactly what happens.
No. Sub shots only occur during movement phases. Retreats happen during the Conduct Combat phase. The subs already had their chance during combat.