Rune 54 wrote:
Actually 2 questions:
If a defending CAP fighter drives off an escort fighter does it then attack the Bombers or is it's turn over?
If there are 2 IJN escort fighters and 1 US CAP fighter and the first combat results in no hits does the US fighter get placed 3 hours up on the turn table or does the second Japanese fighter engage the US?
This is how I interpret the rules:
Since each CAP fighter is assigned to confront ONE squadron, it faces the escort fighter and does not get a chance to go after the Bombers. So it's turn is over. If there were TWO CAP fighters, the second one could be assigned to a bomber squadron.
As to your second question: Both of the IJN escorts would be assigned to the US CAP fighter, so the Japanese would get two die rolls in an attempt to bring down the US fighter.