Big fan of bombers. I think the side which gains the upper hand in the air war/bomber race first usually comes out ahead in the end.
And Bombers still seem so cheap to me compared to Classic and Revised, and tanks feel so expensive now, that I find its a lot easier for me to justify the purchase.
I think after a certain point though, if you’re buying these units but not using them for SBR, you’re not really getting the full benefit of the purchase. I think SBR after the 3rd round can make a major difference. If you bomb in early rounds it’s not really worth it, and very dangerous with minimal pay off if you only bring 1 strat B into a raid. You need at least 2 hammering as a pair on the same run to have an impact for the risk, whatever the target, whether hitting Russia or G. Nothing is worth than risking a run, losing 12 ipcs to AA fire, and then not even getting to do any damage cause you only brought one dog to the fight. I think a pair at least, but better if you can fly in half dozen haha.
Axis can bring the pain to Moscow much more effectively than Allies can bring the pain to Berlin. By the 4th round both Axis powers can really starting slamming Moscow. Once the Axis hold Karelia, Japan can just shoot their bombers over from Tokyo in one move, to cover UK independent transport movement out of England, while simultaneously bombing the ���� out of the Russians. And of course once the Axis hold Karelia, German bombers built in Berlin can hit Moscow the next turn, so its definitely a fuckstorm at the center.