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Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS!

 
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PostPosted: Wed 8 Nov - 07:13 (2017)    Post subject: Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS! Reply with quote

I've mentioned this before.  Ever since the rules change that ban fighter from performing scout mission have made it very difficult for US to perform both scout and attack.  The US simply does not have enough aircraft to perform both functions adequately.  


At the start of the game the US generally starts with about 6 SBDs.  The best the US can do is send out 3 planes for scouting and hold 3 for attacking ships.  But 3 or even 6 SBDs won't do a whole lot of damage against BBs or CA.  The US gets some help with a few A-29 from Santos and a few Beaufighters from Milne Bay.  But even with these aircraft scouting is still difficult because these aircraft are too busy attacking incoming IJN TFs.


The easiest solution is to put PBYs at San Christobal. This is historically accurate and I have provided evidence of this in the Historical section under PBY.


The US is out gunned and must us it resources wisely.  But in order to do this, it must be able to see what's coming at them and have enough planes to attack them. Right now it doesn't have enough to do both.  Adding a PBY will help balance things out for the US.


Also in doing research I discovered that on November 12th Henderson 47 fighters, 23 SBDs, and 12 TBF (VMSB 131,  132, 141 & VT-8).
This Wikipedia link provides the info and Squadron links to verify it. 
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus_Air_Force


With this in mind, the scenario should be updated to give Guadalcanal an average of 4 TBFs. 


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov - 17:07 (2017)    Post subject: Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS! Reply with quote

  • VSMB-131, 143 start at Santo. 
  • VSMB-132, 141 (SBD) start at Guadalcanal



I have nevertheless extended the remnant of the VT-8 at Guadalcanal until nov 42


PBY would be of a great help I agree


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov - 18:30 (2017)    Post subject: Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS! Reply with quote

Bladerunner wrote:
  • VSMB-131, 143 start at Santo. 
  • VSMB-132, 141 (SBD) start at Guadalcanal



I have nevertheless extended the remnant of the VT-8 at Guadalcanal until nov 42


PBY would be of a great help I agree


Thanks, that would be very helpful.  


As for VT-8, they had been there the longest at this point and it showed.  From what I read they only had one plane left by the time this battle started but they were still listed in the battle. They were disbanded shortly after. In fact there were 4 torpedo squadrons at Guadalcanal but they were so beat up that each one only had between 4 to 6 planes left. 


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov - 21:38 (2017)    Post subject: Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS! Reply with quote

Bladerunner wrote:
PBY would be of a great help I agree


I am really looking forward getting them together with seaplane bases, i think it will give the game a new dimension.
For which version is it planned? If it is already planned.


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov - 22:03 (2017)    Post subject: Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS! Reply with quote

Let's say 2.4
In the 2.3, I would like to really improve the search mechanism with shadowing, spotting scout panes ans intercepting them, etc..


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov - 22:52 (2017)    Post subject: Guadalcanal 2P Game US MUST HAVE SCOUTS! Reply with quote

Sounds great, i think this will also change the game... which is already fantastic Okay

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