does this destroy the Entire attacking navy? or just 1 crs 1 dst 1 trn, allowing the other 3 trn’s to escape?
As these 3 surviving transports are attacking transports they can retreat. It would be different if they were defending transports… then they would be autodestroyed (p19).
I am beginning to wonder if the Heavy Bomber rule that has some people bent so out of shape is in there to compensate for the large boost that attaining National Objectives gives the Axis. As a guess, it is going to be easier for the Axis to attain their objectives, and more productive to them than for the Allies to attain their objectives, which do not appear to give them anywhere the same boost.
I think it’s pretty clear how AA guns work from reading their unit profile in the Rulebook. However, I agree that the defense value listed could be a bit misleading. On the other hand, this value has been in place since Revised (we playtesters are so awful that we can actually go back in time and screw things up in the past :roll:), and to my knowledge this is the first time that this question has ever been asked. Maybe it would be better if the defense value value were listed as “Special”.
As for ICs, they’re defense is “NA” because they never fire under any circumstances, which is not true of AA guns.
AA guns actualy worked that way in classic as well
Also, should your Japanese fleet survive they have a choice:
stay and attack the American BB
move to another seazone to potentially attack there.
they are locked into staying, and depending on what you built, you may or may not want to stay anyhow.
Keep in mind however, subs alone always reserve the right to submerge before even the Attacker rolls his dice. so essentially, without a destroyer, you can NEVER attack subs unless your opponent allows you.