Right. But the problem we get into then is, there would have been a fighter screen inbetween the ships and the incoming British planes. SO, to make this work correctly, you have to have an air battle, then if any remaining British planes survived they could carry on to attack the ships. problem is, which fighters roll at a 3 and which roll at a 4? I would argue the German planes are defending, and get the 4. This would be a huge mess as if your fighter cover for your defending bombers which are actually attacking were shot down, then the German defending fighters would have to battle against the attacking bombers.
Further, this game waters down air units into 3 categories (up from 2, granted) but all the planes are in the swarm. This is a game. IRL, Spitfires would not be attacking the surface ships. Mosquito variants (about 25+ which could attack, not counting recon/trainers) could do this, but then which do you have? When you buy that tac bomber, is it a Fighter/Fighter-Bomber/Torpedo-Bomber/Bomber?
The game is dumbed down a bit in this, and we have to deal with it. Stukas and Vals shouldn’t be 3/3s. Mitchells weren’t going to be taking down Zeros. Oh well.
Stack em up, roll them all at once, and in an Allied heavy game please don’t give the UK the ability to scramble from the home island.