In our game, Germany surrounded the UK with subs, one in sea zones 109, 110, 111, and 119.
UK on his turn built destroyers in sea zone 109.
On the US turn, a strategic bomber flew over and attacked the German sub in 109 (since there are destroyers in the area, right?).
Now, the book states that multinational forces defend together, but never attack together. So because the Americans were attacking, the British destroyers, although in the same sea zone, could not partake in combat, and therefore were not at risk.
So the strategic bomber automatically sunk the submarine without retaliation because: 1) subs can’t attack air units; 2) the destroyers eliminate the sub’s ability to submerge; 3) the destroyers allow the strategic bomber to attack the submarine; and 4) the destroyers were not participating in combat.
Is this correct? :?