* When there are lots of simultaneous engagements, stay in the
command position. If you’re out
gallivanting with your pilots,
you may return to some nasty bleeps
on the radar screen or,
even worse, a message telling you
why you have been fired.
* Don’t send missions over well-protected enemy positions.
Instead, set the mission waypoints
to skirt around them.
Ground vehicles can be used as
mission waypoints so your planes
can home straight in on them as
they attempt to scurry away.
* Keep your planes at as high an altitude as possible to avoid
* If you want to bomb a ground target yourself, send a
reconnaissance aircraft to film it
first and then view the
target using the camera icon on the
command screen. You don’t
want to accidentally blow up
innocent civilian buildings, do
* Even though your task force can defend itself against air attack,
your job is to keep the enemy away
at all times. If you can’t, you
won’t last long as a
* Prepare your mission flight paths and gather all your information
and reconnaissance as soon as
possible, because when things get
going you’ll need your attention on
the enemies’ units and not
on your own.
* Keep one eye on your combat air patrol planes, because if they’re
chasing enemy aircraft, they can
fly off over enemy territory and
be shot down by SAMs.