I have no idea why your fighters didn't succed. In my last finished game (also p1.17f), France declared war, and started using 4 bombers against the terrain improvements on an island I had close to the French mainland. I stationed two jets there on air superiority missions, and after a few turns, all four French bombers were shot down. 50% success rate seems close to what I experienced. My jets took some damage, but none was eliminated.Originally posted by Dinorius R.
To answer your question Shawn, my enemy only had non-stealth bombers. It's hard to believe that my jet fighters would only have a half-and-half chance of nailing those lumbering WWII vintage bombers isn't it? I still don't understand why I didn't see my fighters attempt any defence at all. Lazy fly-boys.
Oh, and I should add I was playing under the much-maligned Patch 1.17f (let them say what they will, but I like stack movement).
Originally posted by allhailIndia
I think that catapults and cannons are useless. THey just slow down your blitz attacks
Originally posted by MikeV
Helicopters have one advantage over airborne: you can (l)oad an infantry unit into it, have the heli (R)ebase (say, to an airport on another continent), then wake the infantry in the heli and have it available to move/attack right away. Very handy in certain blitzkreig situations.
Hope this helps,