Thomaston, you are killing me! Kyote, thanks for someone finally being on my side! 😉
“Why did the bombers turn back? Was it a roll or was it part of the historical event?”
I do morale rolls every now and again, after seeing Whirlwind John doing it with his rules. I like it better than everyone always fighting to the death, though I will admit that bombers have to roll pretty low in order to be forced to fall back, which is why you don’t see it very often.
Regarding ‘historical event,’ unlike Coral Sea, where I tried to mimic real life very closely in terms of the dates/times, the Chickenhawks in New Guinea is not based on anything more historical than the fact that the US had fighters stationed in New Guinea at this time (May 1942), everything else is just free-flowing, rolling dice to determine what the mission is (Combat Air Patrol, Escort, or Fighter Sweep) and who’s involved (my patented squadron rosters, which are rolled on to see who’s in the fight).
“My prediction, next fight Daniel will get shot down.”
How much would you care to wager? You can call me ‘Justjackadamus,’ I promise I won’t cheat 😉
Actually, I’ve already played out games 4-9, will post as I get around to writing them up. But no, Lt Daniel doesn’t get shot down next fight.