Interception, what about bombers ?
I have a question regarding interception. Does the bombers fight back during the interception phase and if yes are they able to intercept with fighters since they got an interception of 1 in attack and in defence ?
For example, Germany starts a bombing raid in London with 1 medium bomber and 1 strategic bomber with 1 fighter escorting and there is 1 British fighter and 1 British strategic bomber in London. If UK decides to intercept which planes are allowed to fight during the interception phase ?
I see 3 possible answers:
- Only the fighters
- The fighters and the German bombers
- All the planes
My guess is number 2 since it’s the one that make more sense to me but since all bombers have an attack and a defence value for interception I am confused, I don’t see to point of having both attack and defence value if you can’t use them both. Thanks in advance for your answers guys !
Trig last edited by
@spartantom I would assume the second. That said, it is not specifically stated.
I would think though that because only fighters can intercept, bombers could never participate as a defender.
HBG GW Enthusiast last edited by
@trig I agree with Trig. Only the attacking bombers, the escorting fighters, and the intercepting fighters. I do not think you can intercept with defending bombers (even though they have an interception value)!
All relevant rules refer to intercepting or scrambling Fighters (including Jet Fighters). The defender cannot send bombers to intercept.