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Subject: Carrier Strike rss

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Seth Clee Krajewska
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The way I understand it, a Carrier can strike a fleet or air unit in any port or coastal hex as long as there is a Surprise attack marker in the sea zone that they are in.

So if the carrier is in sea zone 1 they could attack in sea zone 30 if there is a surprise attack marker in sea zone 30 ?

It seems so far away from the action to be able to attack.


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Nepty wrote:
The way I understand it, a Carrier can strike a fleet or air unit in any port or coastal hex as long as there is a Surprise attack marker in the sea zone that they are in.

So if the carrier is in sea zone 1 they could attack in sea zone 30 if there is a surprise attack marker in sea zone 30 ?

It seems so far away from the action to be able to attack.


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The Pearl Harbor strike took about two weeks from Japan across the Pacific.

Not sure how that equates to your example, don't have the time to check. However, this is also a matter of rules simplicity. Given a such a strike can travel a long distance and it's very expensive from a production standpoint, I was not too concerned if the range was a bit exaggerated.

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Thank you Sal for your response.

We were not at war with Japan before Pearl Harbor so they could have taken all the time they want. Once we declared war we would have intercepted and possibly interdicted like at Midway. It would not have been as easy for a surprise but I understand now the reasoning behind the rule.

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Nepty wrote:
We were not at war with Japan before Pearl Harbor so they could have taken all the time they want. Once we declared war we would have intercepted and possibly interdicted like at Midway. It would not have been as easy for a surprise but I understand now the reasoning behind the rule.

Thank You.

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Good point. I think when I get deeper into the Pacific version, this is a rule that may be modified when I have a better feel for how this would play out more often in war time. For now, though, I think the Surprise Attack element works.

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svasta wrote:
... when I get deeper into the Pacific version...
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Nepty wrote:
Thank you Sal for your response.

We were not at war with Japan before Pearl Harbor so they could have taken all the time they want. Once we declared war we would have intercepted and possibly interdicted like at Midway. It would not have been as easy for a surprise but I understand now the reasoning behind the rule.

Thank You.

Nepty

Midway should probably be read as the exception rather than the rule, owing to particularly effective code-breaking coupled with a Japanese intent to force a fleet action anyway. Most Pacific carrier raids were not intercepted.
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