After further consideration I no longer feel the fighter escort/interceptor rule needs any fine tuning. In my previous posts I expressed the view that the rule nerfed strategic bombing too much but I’ve since changed my mind. After all, bombing raids over inland German targets without escorts was near suicidal, especially during the daylight. It wasn’t until the Allies had deployed long range escort fighters and had outnumbered the defending Luftwaffe aircraft, that the Allies were able to conduct bombing missions without terrible loses. The same is true with the fighter escort/interceptor rule as it stands now and it should stay that way.
AA50 Can Planes on islands defend in Sea Battles
Been playing AA since the 81 game came out but am new here. I just bought the re-release of AA50 (I think that’s what everyone’s calling it. Let’s just say the one that came out this past November or so :). Anyway, I need a little bit of clarification on something. Let’s say the Japanese navy comes into the Hawaii sea zone strictly to have a naval battle with my US ships. I have a fighter on the Hawaiian islands. Can I use that for defense in the naval battle or must it stay grounded. The types of ships are irrelevant. I would just like to know if I can use the fighter in a naval battle. I think the rule book says no but it was somewhat unclear. Thanks
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Yeah, the fighter is on the island, and therefore can’t participate in any sea battle.
If it was AAG40 and you had an airfield there, you could choose to scramble. But AA50 is a different game so I won’t confuse you too much…
Thanks for the clarification.