In this battle we both supported our destroyers with torpedo bombers. Dork did some good early torpedo dogding.Thor wrote:do you have any replays?thelawenforcer wrote:can we buff sea aa a bit plz, torpedo planes are really dominating these days.
Torpedo bombers rarely die against ships without flak so its easier to build up a large torpedo bomber force now.
In order to make your ships survive against torpedo bombers better you can zick zack against the torpedo bombers.
Patrol boats, Mandau blades, are almost immune to torpedo bombers if microed correctly.
Excalibur, light arm destroyer can also dodge torpedoes quite well while core and arm heavy destroyer are respectively abit worse but still capable to decrease the number of hits taken.
Larger ships are unlikely to dodge torpedoes but it is more likely that the damage gets spread among nearby ships if you zick zack against the torpedo bombers.
I say it's possible to keep your ships alive against torpedo bombers but it requires the correct micro. Having some support in the form of fighters or hover AA means that the enemy lose more torpedo bombers which prevents him from using them unless he is ready to take some extra losses.
Even if you know that the enemy can micro his ships to dodge torpedo bombers you can use them as a tool to force the enemy to drive against your ships or force fleeing destroyers to turn.
The correct micro counter to torpedo bombers, when you are protecting a big ship, is to send your destroyers and hover AA against the incoming torpedo bombers while you send the big ship in the other direction. If the enemy chooses to attack your destroyers you can dodge quite alot of torpedoes and if he proceeds to attack the big ship, the torpedo bombers will take heavy losses from flak, missiles and AA machine guns and you are also likely to soak up some torpedoes with your destroyers reducing the damage against the big ship even more.
Law thinks this kind of gamemechanic, when you are forced to zick zack against the torpedo bombers, is stupid.
The combination, of dodging torpedoes and better AA in the previous NOTA versions, made torpedo bombers quite ineffective in high level games.
That is my 2 cents about torpedo bombers vs ships.