- May 18, 2008
I find this very concerning.I think what we just read in the AAR will be the way carrier battles are handled which is completely unrealistic. I hope Paradox reads this and at least puts in a special mechanic for carrier battles for the next DLC, because I doubt it will make it into this one.
Carriers are the most important, and king of the seas, yet Paradox thinks that carrier warfare consisted of closing to gun range of the opposing carrier fleets, then sending all their ships at each other, and only then decide to launch their airplanes at the enemy fleet.
Is there not a method in MTG to send Carrier Air towards enemy fleet to attack independent of a pure surface battle BEFORE two surface fleets close to begin surface battle?
Can a Dev please confirm ? @podcat
To repeat: can naval combat occur between carriers vs. carriers before both fleets close to begin a surface battle?
If one side has a Carrier it should be: Enemy fleet is spotted by naval air/surface patrol. Carriers send planes to attack. Carriers sink/damage enemy vessels. Then the surface fleets can engage if they want to or disengage.