Now, i like to ensure my interceptors on patrol will automatically engage air threats that approach... so they are almost always on "fire at cleared targets" orders.
This option is great, it lets me get on with manageing the scenario without usually having to micro manage indivual patrols, however, i have noticed an unfortunate side effect...
Just last night, i literally saw 4 fighter wings (2 planes each = 8 jets total) literally EMPTY their Amram racks in an effort to shoot down an enemy missile group containing 8 anti ship missiles that happend to cross them on its way to my ships.
Is there a way to avoid this? or is it a consiquence of letting them engage targets on their own? All 8 planes had to be sent back to rearm as they were now useless in there cap role due to lauching ALL their long range AA weapons at missiles. Switching to "conservative" ammo mode doesnt seem to help this situation.
The interceptor AI will literally EMPTY its racks to try to intercept enemy missile, often COMPLETELY IGNORING enemy jets that are in range, in favour of trying to kill missiles.
Is this intentional?
Could we perhaps have a "engage all planes" toggle for interceptors, to stop them wasting missiles on missiles? or at least have them prioritise jets in range rather than missiles.