----- Original Message ----
From: Paul S. Person <psplists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, December 21, 2009 9:52:29 AM
Subject: Re: [WarInEur] The air war(II)
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:46:50 -0600, "sgminfo@xxxxxxx"
>The two points are well made..
>I very much dislike the CWIE-1 air attrition optional rule....
>It gave the phasing player a 'freebie'- a 'no-brainer' such operations-
>strafing ground targets at airfields etc, is seriously not a free option....
>These targets are generally of a hardened nature...
>Hardened in the sense of usually being infested with well equipped
>point defence systems...
>Hardened in the sense that they are difficult to really damage
>And featuring excellent clear fields of fire for the concealed AAA
>positioned in enfilade around the approaches and perimeter tracks....
>(if you are going to bomb a runway...you are going to have to take a
>high level approach, giving everything the chance to open up on you,
>or low level and have to take the extended centerline of the
>runway...all nicely precalibrated in their gunsights...
>Definately not a freebie....
The CWIE-2 version could always account for that in some way. Exactly
how escapes me, but some attrition on the attacker might not be
uncalled for. Less than the defender suffers, of course, or there
would be no point at all, but certainly not a freebie.
After all, attacking the enemy air force on the ground from the air is
known to have worked, IIRC.
Also, two things occurred to me last night about the extended use of
air ranges idea:
1) Siberia could act, for the Soviet Player, the way the USA would act
for the Western Allies: as a permanent "safe" area which it takes a
while to get to or from.
2) If not otherwise visible to the enemy player, some form of
Intelligence information on movements of APs to or (more importantly)
from "safe" areas could be provided.
Of course, any action on this topic would require programming effort
and so must be expected to be done at once. Who knows what other
issues, some clearly more important, may still exist to be worked on?
Here lies the Tuscan poet Aretino,
Who evil spoke of everyone but God,
Giving as his excuse, "I never knew him."
i told you that 'him' is a Her
i also said that She had pulled the wool over our eyes
that's okay, i don't keep a score card
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