Episode 23 covers the Fighter Strafing/Barrage ability. This ability allows a single squadron of fighters to shoot down many planes rapidly. By understanding this ability it should help you significantly in your CV battles. Enjoy Captains!
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You make it look so easy.. Are those staged in training room or a genuine
you know, you can strafe enemy fighter without hitting your own by placing
the crosshair at the very edge so that enemy planes are inside your strafe
area but not your planes. Granted, hard to execute because your strafing
fighter has to be at perfect position when your target fighter caught your
other fighter or else you will took too long to find perfect position that
the enemy CV might react by sending another fighter to intercept or their
fighter would took down your “tank” fighter first before you got your
strafing fighter into strafing position.
Oh btw fighter seems to strafe at different way depends on where they are
when the command issued, it seems to affect the result too but I’m not
very much appreciated – thnx
Sometime when my fighter about to perform a strafing run i change theirs
entry point , the fighter will not strafe a straight line but do a spin
instead , short range but can catch the enemy from left or right . Can you
research about this a bit ?
one of my fave tricks when facing enemy superior fighter force with strike
loadout on IJN is to sacrifice one squadron to lock down 2-3 enemy
squadrons, and then strafe entire “blob” , making basically 12-4 exchange
This strafe ability has got to be one of the coolest in game. It was
amazing to watching from my Montana which was about to be torpedoed. My
friendly Midway saw my pleas for help and in seconds, two whole torp
squadrons where in the waves with their torps still attached.
i already knew about this
Please stop with the reticule, to avoid the ridicule… ok, sorry for that,
but really, it’s RETICLE, not RETICULE.
– reticle a network of fine lines, wires or the like, placed in the focus
of the objective of a telescope
– reticule a small purse or bag, originally of network but later of silk
Make XP for shot down planes to grow exponentially. The more you shot down,
the greater end game XP multiplier per planes shot down. The weaker AA you
have, the greater multiplier you get. This will encourage CV escort.
Make DC part a passive gadget in which greatly reduced the time for putting
out fire, stopping flooding, recovering damaged modules. Give player the
option to trade DC party for other specialties with the risk of very long
recovery time if hit. This will reduce timed HE spam because each fire will
be put out with a limited a mount of time. Also this one button fix all
makes 0 sense anyway.
Chase, one BIG thing that you forgot to mention in this video, the barrage
ability WILL FRIENDLY FIRE and shoot down any allied aircraft in the box,
both yours or an allied players. So if you have 2 fighter squadrons engaged
with an enemies fighter squadron, and you’re going to win the fight. Don’t
try to come in and barrage with a third fighter squadron, you’ll destroy
the enemies planes but you’ll shoot down all of your own aircraft too.
I pray none of the CVs I play against see this. 3/4 don’t know how to
strafe or how to avoid it. I usually get accused of hacking several times a
day. This is exactly why I decided not to sell my T5 CV haha.
and Hosho is still disastrous. I wonder if there any idea how to play Hosho
Japanese fighter have higher mobility and with some micro skills you can do
well mostly this applies to US CV IJN CV are just weak at strafing :/
why does the ammo not drop or goes empty at 3:46?
when i do this strike my hunters loose ALL ammo he has,also when its fully
armed,1 such strike and all ammo is lost,but not 1 loss of ammo when you do
Great video as always, , sold my crappy cvs after a month of a certain
ok YouTube, I see how it’s gonna be, stop telling me when Chase uploads a
video so I can’t get first comment. smh
Using barrage on enemy fighter scout may be beneficial as well. Especially
so if the fighter scout is of a USN CA/BB or a grouped up ship(s) since
getting caught in a dogfight with them and taking their AA fire can result
in heavy fighter losses with how durable fighter scouts can be.
thanks chase. is it worth plane hunting yet when it comes to XP and
As a clarifying note to others, barrage will kill any aircraft within the
barrage box, friendly or not. i have lost my own squadrons and have
accidentally killed friendly squadrons before i figured this out.
never knew what this does, thanks!
I really enjoy your Captain’s Academy series. They have really helped me
improve my gameplay. Your work is much appreciated!
I was playing CV’s for most of the night and on several occasions had this
happen to me wondering. WTF! Now I know!…Thanks for the know how
I wish you can’t barrage your own planes (I am IJN CV). It’s really stupid
mechanic to kill your own planes.
At what range do they start doing damage to the enemy though, as in how
close do they have to be or can they hit any part of the targeted area from
any point while strafing?(aside from behind them ofc)
Thanks for the video. It’s an idiot game mechanic though. It’s random, very
cheap to use with no risk, and destroys multiple squads at the same time in
less time than I can count to three. It is joined into the forced game
mechanic where planes are forced into a battle. No ship has to deal with
that, and every ship has a long lead time to avoid the torp/bomber
WoW could give us a critical fail, when someone tries this and THEY have an
RNG chance to get wiped, ok I can live with that.
Good video once again Chase. Gonna get my hands on a carrier soon and try
Except for IJN fighter, the barrage effectiveness is annoyingly random. I
barrage US squadron and down 4 planes out of 7. His leftover 3 planes still
kill my 4 IJN planes
This benefits both side.
1) IJN torpedo bomber will be efficient only if they are stacked, so that’s
a very easy target.
2) Finally IJN paper airplane can kill some USN planes.
However, I had seen a video before 0.5.2, 20 Hak fighter vs 7 Mid fighter,
2 squad destroy other 2 left with 7 planes, even with the ability enable.
Nice vid man!
Nice i am new to CV Captain now have Boque Tier 5 and problem is to lunch
torps just dont now what i should press which button to aim correctly!
great video，great teaching
hey ichase are you thinking about a Yamato review I’d love to know what
upgrades and skills to kit my Yamato out with
Missing one of these while playing an IJN CV means you just lost all your
planes. Succeed against a USN CV and you merely bought time until his next
flight is up. Sometimes it works well, but when it fails man does it fail.
Nice video! Never learned about this until I shouted in a game “fcking op
fighters destroy all my planes in 2 sec” and someone taught me about it :P
Hey Chase! Greetings from Germany.
Come on people, let’s get more likes, the average is 10% of the total
number of views.
Let’s see if we can beat that.
I’m waiting for someone to say “First”