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Rathole

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#21 14 years ago
Mike 51No, FancyPants was right the first time. The Luftwaffe's primary objective was the radar towers, because they were the secret to Britain's air defence, and the means of production. They also attacked airfields, but they crucially turned their attention from the air defences onto the cities, which cost them the Battle of Britain. But they quickly understood the power of radar, and they almost suceeded in crippling Britain's network. So the map's accurate, as 'the Battle of Britain' was a war of attrition fought over the airfields, plane factories and radar towers of South East England. By the time the Germans switched to the cities, the Battle as we know it was over.

This is essentially correct, except for the last sentence. The shift to cities resulted in the Germans losing their edge and eventually losing the Battle of Britain. But prior to this shift, the English were definitely being under severe strain, both man-power and resources. Pilot training was being shortened to rush them into fighting units. Fighter production was barely keeping up with loses. Bombing English cities began because of an accident. A lone German bomber--either off-course or being dogged by a British fighter, depending on the source--dropped it's bombs over London. Churchill ordered a retaliatory bombing of Berlin. An enraged Hitler, in turn, ordered the focus of bombing to shift to English cities. The "Blitz" began. This shift in focus took the pressure of the British air defense network and gave the British the time they badly needed to catch their breath. JTM




emonkies

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#22 14 years ago

The Germans did make a dedicated point ot attacking the Chain Home RADAR stations. The Germans were not stupid and knew exactly what they were for. The problem was the German RADAR like Freya nd Wurzburg had a large dish with a control room in the back or very close. Take out the dish on the German units and you cripple that section of defense.

The Chain Home towers were essentially just big radio transmitter towers. The Germans bombed them and the Brits usually had them repaired or new ones up the next day. The trick ws the Germans never attacked the control point bunkers. If they had the Germans would have crippled the Brits RADAR.

And yes during BoB the Defiant should be a nightfighter, it was not used in daytime as it was a sitting duck to enemy fighters. IIRC Blenheim light bombers with RADAR and belly gun pack and GCI vectored Defiants were the principle nightfighters til Bristol Beaufighters took over the role.




S1l3ntSt4lk3r

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#23 14 years ago
BlistexProblem is that even if the German team uses these underhanded tactics they can't win this map! I don't know if it's just me but out of the 20 or so time that I've played BoB since the release I've yet to see the germans win! The only way I've seen up come close is when we steal the allied apc's and park at the end of their runways, shooting everything in sight! Is there some special flag that we're supposed to capture?

play COOP on the 11pzg server sometimes :nodding:




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#24 14 years ago

:oOk I stand corrected. Have radars be major objectives.