Regarding this move: 1 Sub/1 Bomber/2 Fighters/2 Tacs Sz109
It’s very interesting because as Germany I would roll this battle before the 2 subs on the Brit cruiser off Gibraltar. Reason being Taranto is on or off the table based on if the cruiser survives or not, if it is removed… I scramble 4 fighters into 109 knowing that I’m not gonna do a Taranto raid. So I would leave the 91 battle last to keep them guessing about wether or not they should scramble into 109.
Interesting point YG. I’ve rarely considered the strategy of which battles you should roll first.
When I do this German opening I like to bring 3 subs to SZ 96. I find this, along with enough air power, keeps UK from scrambling, thus ensuring a nice convoy roll. I generally do 2 subs to 106, 3 subs 2 fighters 2 tacs to 96, and the BB, 2 fighters, 1 tac, 2 str to 111.
My thinking for each:
106 is obvious. 2 subs should beat 1 DD
96 is a tempting scramble for UK at first glance, but it doesn’t really make sense for them. Scrambling all 4 should net them 3 hits, German subs gone. On the other hand, Germany should also get 3 hits, wiping out the DD and two fighters. At this point Germany can retreat having lost subs as opposed to UK losing fighters, or just press on and finish off the entire RAF at the loss of what should be 1 German plane.
111 is riskier. If the ftr in Scotland scrambles you can count on losing at least one plane. That being said, a scramble should mean 2 hits for UK (BB gone) whereas Germany should hit 3-4. If they hit 3, count on losing at least one plane.
Drummer, what do you think of this?
Btw, I’ve been a drummer for years as well. Play in two bands 8-) have any projects currently?