- Apr 22, 2011
I am an horrible player at RUS, and reading your 4 AAR I understand why : I play it like ROP or WIA, and try to manoeuver a lot when I should try to build a consistent frontline.
What is your assessment of the usefulness of the air force in RUS, and in DNO in particular ? I could lose all my air force and not give a d...
Actually Drang is the exception. In other RUS scenarios troops are too few for continuous frontlines. It's thus smarter too concentrate your troops in a single region. But I like how the Drang scenario plays. It really feels like WW I. It is possible to lock down huge stretches of territory with continuous interlocking corps. As a consequence, every attack is a crazy risk unless you have thought it through very well.
As for the airforce, it is useful for reconnaissance. But the slow movement speed (one can't haul an airfiled around easily) makes it unsuited for anything but stale fronts which kind of beats the purpose. Air combat and bombardment are still a mystery to me. So far, the most successful tactic proved to mass a lot of planes into a stack and hope the enemy has planes nearby. My bombardments usually get intercepted and deal little damage at all. PhilThib himselves admits that the airmodule needs a serious overhaul. Still it already provides some fun.