Thursday, 16 April 2015
Downtown - Wargaming the planning
As I have all the terrain marked out why don't I use it to wargame my plan before actually flying the mission. In reality it means an opportunity to make sure I have all the info needed.
This is the strike package. I don't have the Coral Sea made up apart from the F-4B flights, that isn't going to matter too much.
My plan was to run the F-8 through and keep the F-4B as close escort. Actually I think I will swap this around and go with the F-4 first. This gives me an extra pair of eyes plus the radar search.
Keeping a pair of CAP with the bombers until the threat is identified is warranted. A forerunner of Armed Escort. The bombers only move speed 3 so are going to take a while at medium altitude to reach the target. The MiGs are going to be a pain but luckily in this scenario there are no SAMs or FIRECAN units to cause problems. So after a couple of turns this is what the action might look like. I think I will spread the CAP out a bit further. It has been a while since I flew D2 so a few lessons relearned.