2.a) they shoot before the attacker, and if roll at 1, if they score attacking unit sinks before having the chance of attacking – if attacking unit is a BB she can take the torpedo hit and attack anyway, but if it’s a Cruiser she goes to the bottom right there without dropping a single deep charge.
This is true if there’s no attacking desrtoyer. If there is an attacking destroyer, the sub fires at the same time as the attacker(s) and the results are simultaneous.
yes, as I’ve stated, I was assuming no enemy destroyer attacking.
buy what does it means that “the sub fires at the same time”?
2.Defender select casualties
3.Defender moves casualties to casualty zone
4.Defender (subs) rolls
5.Attacker selects casualties
6.Everybody removes casualties.
that’s how it is, right?
2.b) can submerge after attacker roll
If there’s no enemy destroyer, subs may submerge instead of rolling. This can be done in any combat round, including the first, so a sub can submerge instead of firing before the attacker fires if desired.
yes, I’m always assuming no enemy destroyer attacking at this point…
but again, just to clarify:
If an attacking fleet with no destroyer moves into a sz defended by a submarine… the submarine can just choose to submerge without fighting? I mean: nobody fires? not even a first round?
Example: four British Battleships moves into a sz where there is just one single German submarine to attack it (I know that British can ignore it, but say that they want to sink that annoying U-Boat)… and the German sub can chose to submerge avoiding even the first attack?
If there’s a destroyer present, subs can’t do their sneak-attack (2.a doesn’t work), and they can’t submerge
True. They then fire at the same time as everything else.
again, by firing at the same time you mean the 6 steps mentioned above, right?
If all the above is right, then the ‘spreading subs’ may be a really good tactic! I can’t wait to try it!