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Offline The pirate

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War in the pacific admiral's edition
« on: December 02, 2017, 02:47:19 PM »
In War in the Pacific Admiral's edition I have enemy carriers in a position where I can hit them hard from a land airfield. When I attempt to target them I get the message "only LRCAP may target."  Whats up with this? How can I allow my planes to attack?


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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 03:37:27 PM »
In War in the Pacific Admiral's edition I have enemy carriers in a position where I can hit them hard from a land airfield. When I attempt to target them I get the message "only LRCAP may target."  Whats up with this? How can I allow my planes to attack?
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Put them on Long Range CAP? Your aircraft may be "setup" for a different kind of mission. For example, if they're setup for CAS, then they can't really go charging after carriers.

Don't take this as gospel. I haven't played the game in any depth and haven't played for a long time - but it strikes me that's what the message is telling you.

Good luck with a proper answer from someone knowledgeable. Also - might be worth asking at Matrix Games - there's a HUGE following for WitP:AE over there.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=528
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 03:38:44 PM »
One other piece of advice - if your username is actually your email address, I'd probably not recommend doing that around the net. Just from programs that farm information. Just as a "just in case".  O0
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 04:02:52 PM »
^Good advice, and welcome to Grogheads!  O0
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 05:35:21 PM »
You can't specifically target enemy TFs. You set some of your planes to "Naval Search" so that they locate the TF, and have other planes set to "Naval Attack" so that they'll sortie once the TF has been located (hopefully appropriate aircraft for each mission: float planes / PBYs for Search; dive bombers and torpedo bombers for Attack).

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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 05:59:43 PM »
I think you might get a good answer at the Matrix forum on WITP.

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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 12:16:05 AM »
I think you might get a good answer at the Matrix forum on WITP.
lol - I thought Sandman's answer was quite plausible. He certainly sounded like he knew what he was talking about  ;D
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 04:40:32 AM »
You can't specifically target enemy TFs. You set some of your planes to "Naval Search" so that they locate the TF, and have other planes set to "Naval Attack" so that they'll sortie once the TF has been located (hopefully appropriate aircraft for each mission: float planes / PBYs for Search; dive bombers and torpedo bombers for Attack).
This plus set some fighters to "Escort" or the bombers may not launch if the enemy has a fighter presence.

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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 10:16:26 AM »
He certainly sounded like he knew what he was talking about  ;D


It has been known to happen, on rare occasions...   ;)

KyzBP's point is a good one.

In terms of setting targets for air sorties -- you can only do this for ground/airfield/port attack missions, LR CAP, or recon, setting a specific hex (within range) to strike. (May well be missing a few other possibilities there, but you get the picture). You *can't* designate an enemy TF at sea as a target for air strike. I believe an enemy TF in a port hex can come under air attack if you designated that hex for Port Attack, but not entirely sure (the strike may just target disbanded ships in the harbor).

The parameters / checks that have to be passed in AE to launch airstrikes are pretty complex. Unit morale, supply, size of airfield, possible overcrowding (airfields as well as aircraft carriers), weather, all that and probably more comes into play. And *coordinating* airstrikes between different squadrons has its own headaches -- good to set striking aircraft and escorts at the same altitude, that sort of thing.

All of which is to say, you can set up everything just right, but there's no 100% guarantee that you'll strike or even locate an enemy TF that you want to hit. Which is as it should be.
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 10:47:23 AM »
I think you might get a good answer at the Matrix forum on WITP.
lol - I thought Sandman's answer was quite plausible. He certainly sounded like he knew what he was talking about  ;D

I'm sure it was a great answer.  It just seemed asking a technical question like that might get an answer from Matrix devs and their helpers faster.

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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 11:24:59 AM »
You're all correct. And to soften stances and satisfy the palette, a round of  Colonel Taylors Single Barrel for everyone.

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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 11:36:43 AM »
^That's good stuff. Pricey, but good.
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 11:37:22 AM »
I think you might get a good answer at the Matrix forum on WITP.
lol - I thought Sandman's answer was quite plausible. He certainly sounded like he knew what he was talking about  ;D

I'm sure it was a great answer.  It just seemed asking a technical question like that might get an answer from Matrix devs and their helpers faster.
I agree. I was just trying to be funny  :D
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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 11:43:38 AM »
I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.

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Re: War in the pacific admiral's edition
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 12:04:28 PM »
I think you might get a good answer at the Matrix forum on WITP.
lol - I thought Sandman's answer was quite plausible. He certainly sounded like he knew what he was talking about  ;D

I'm sure it was a great answer.  It just seemed asking a technical question like that might get an answer from Matrix devs and their helpers faster.
I agree. I was just trying to be funny  :D

And so was I. It's all good here. In fact it's the primary reason I started spending my time at Grogs.

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