@Panther Thank you for verifying it for me.
Usa attacks Japan with a CV, fighter and tactical bomber.
Japan has a sub, destroyer and 3 transports.
First round- Japan loses only the destroyer and USA loses nothing.
What happens at this point?
CV and planes cannot hit the sub.
What can the sub do?
If the US continues the attack, to get the three transports, then the sub will get to take a shot at the cv.
Ok now something else similar has come up. I have 2 loaded cv and 4 loaded transports ready to attack Japan. Japan has 2 subs sitting there. How does this playout?
I’m thinking attacking transports accompanied by surface warships can ignore defending submarines.
You can ignore the subs, but if Japan scrambles a fighter the subs can fight in the sea battle.