|In the center is the Big E. Christian also had 2 CG, 2 DDG, and 2 DD. The aircraft at the front is an E-1 tracer, precursor to the E-2 Hawkeye.|
|For some reason the Christian mistook the Badger's as EW birds, when they were in fact the recon version.|
A number of my recon birds were shot down. Then in turn 2 the US fleet turn to get better ADA shots at the oncoming Russian attacks.
Also during turn 2 part of the EW group arrive. The Tu-16 Badger E Chaff Bombers arrived and started to make their chaff corridors. One was shot down after barely starting, but the other made a fine wall of chaff.
Finally turn 3 and the bomber groups arrive. One from the North and one from the east. Here's the Northern group as it entered.
|Each group represented 10 aircraft. The stands representing 3 Badger Gs each and a Badger J EW bird in the rear.|
Unfortunately there were still several fighters about and they started to shot down my bombers.
|The most effective weapon in these attacks were the F-8s 20mm cannons.|
The Northern group fired just as a group of fighters were about to jump them. Most of the fighters turned to engage the missiles.
Meanwhile the Eastern group passed through the chaff wall just long enough to fire their missiles. This group had be heavily engaged with fighters and had lost several bombers. Thus they couldn't send out as many missiles as the Northern group.
In the end, as is my bad habit, I didn't get any pictures. Needless to say the game ended in a depressing defeat for the Soviets. Of the 29 missiles fired, only 3 reached their targets, all of which missed. Christian committed the plane and missile movement was too slow, and allowed too many shots. After looking into it, I found that he was right. The aircraft and missiles should have been going twice their movement, which would have given Christian less chances to hit.
Anyway now I think I'm going to concentrated on my Modern ground forces for FFT. I'm also going to start making more units for Megablitz.