D-Day France: How to Prevent Shore Bombardment


  • Ok, Ok, I am asking if this works or not:

    Germany sees UK and US teaming up to invade France.

    It already has an IC in France.

    Germany builds a destroyer on it’s turn in France and places it in the appropriate seazone, 7, to prevent the shore bombardment.

    Does that not prevent the bombardment in the next UK turn, unless the invasion is delayed to the US’s turn after the UK sinks the destroyer? Is that right?

    It could seriously throw a monkey wrench in the invasion plans, at least anyways delay it by a turn or two?

    from the UK’s perspective:

    may the UK attack the destroyer only from the air and thus save the naval units from attacking the destroyer themselves and thus be able to shore bombard in that same turn???


  • @Constantinople:

    Ok, Ok, I am asking if this works or not:

    Germany sees UK and US teaming up to invade France.

    It already has an IC in France.

    Germany builds a destroyer on it’s turn in France and places it in the appropriate seazone, 7, to prevent the shore bombardment.

    Does that not prevent the bombardment in the next UK turn, unless the invasion is delayed to the US’s turn after the UK sinks the destroyer? Is that right?

    It could seriously throw a monkey wrench in the invasion plans, at least anyways delay it by a turn or two?

    Correct, the UK could not bombard this round.  However the US could if they had a CC or BB (assuming that the UK cleared the SZ).

    @Constantinople:

    from the UK’s perspective:

    **may the UK attack the destroyer only from the air and thus save the naval units from attacking the destroyer themselves and thus be able to shore bombard in that same turn???

    No, UK could still not shore bombard because the UK navy would have to move into the sea zone to conduct the bombard & amphibious assault at the same time that the planes would attack.  This would automatically cause the navy to be involved in the battle because the SZ has to be cleared first.  Hope that helps.**

  • 2007 AAR League

    …and if there is a sub or trn in the sz (not a DD)- what gives?

    1. The invading fleet may attack the ss/trn, but then they cannot bombard. They MAY however ignore the ss/trn, and then bombard…

    2. The invading fleet may attack the ss/trn, AND bombard, in the ensuing amphib assault

    3. If defender is lone tranny/-ies , then the invading fleet may BOTH kill the trn/-ies & bombard

  • Official Q&A

    This is the correct answer:

    @Perry:

    1. The invading fleet may attack the ss/trn, but then they cannot bombard. They MAY however ignore the ss/trn, and then bombard…

  • @Perry:

    …and if there is a sub or trn in the sz (not a DD)- what gives?

    1. The invading fleet may attack the ss/trn, but then they cannot bombard. They MAY however ignore the ss/trn, and then bombard…

    2. The invading fleet may attack the ss/trn, AND bombard, in the ensuing amphib assault

    3. If defender is lone tranny/-ies , then the invading fleet may BOTH kill the trn/-ies & bombard

    If there are subs and/or trns and no hostile “surface warships” in the unloading zone, then the attacker has the choice to EITHER

    Ignore the subs/trns completely and conduct bombardment

    OR

    Engage the subs/trns in sea battle to clear the sea zone, but NOT conduct bombardment

    Under no circumstances can you clear the zone and bombard during the same turn.  As long as there are only subs and/or trns, it is the attacker’s choice, but he must chose one or the other.  That is why you have to purchase at least a destroyer to block bomardment because then the attacker must clear the zone of surface warships in order to land, and therefore can not bombard.

  • 2007 AAR League

    yeah ok.

    I thought that maybe if there was a trn, you might be able to both Autokill the Trn and Bombard , but alas it is not so…

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