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Rudel.

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:22 pm
by stormbringer3
Since Rudel starts with an A+9 and a D+9, If I change him to a fighter bomber which additional heroes would be better, initiative or more A's and D's?
Thanks for any opinions.

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:56 pm
by PeteMitchell_2
Initiative if fighting other fighter planes. A's and D's for anything else... but I also think it doesn't really matter... IMHO

Personally, I prefer him to be in a fighter bomber (so he can look after himself, i.e. no additional fighter escort needed) plus some more A's so he can still hit hard enough on late war SU tanks...

Not sure more D's are really needed as he is rarely attacked in a fighter bomber and he can still fly straight into (most) AAs as well...

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 am
by hugh2711
I always change him to a fighter bomber immediately. His heroes are so good he makes a decent fighter on his own and as a bomber he doesnt need an escort.

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:16 pm
by captainjack
I almost always convert rudel to a 110 as soon as possible so I get both air and ground attack.

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:28 pm
by Kerensky
Nothing like a +9 +9 hero with a special acquisition method to keep people discussing it years later. =D

That said, I personally didn't turn him into a fighter bomber. I have quite the collection of Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, I don't really ever feel a crushing need for more air power.

I'm much happier keeping Rudel in a Stuka. With OS, experience, and additional heroes... he can 1 shot Soviet tanks and even wipe out AD to open up a path for the rest of my air force to operate. And at 9 atk and 9 defense, sometimes he doesn't even need his own escort, especially as the air war winds down in a scenario.

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:37 pm
by Elkarlo
Kerensky wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Nothing like a +9 +9 hero with a special acquisition method to keep people discussing it years later. =D

That said, I personally didn't turn him into a fighter bomber. I have quite the collection of Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, I don't really ever feel a crushing need for more air power.

I'm much happier keeping Rudel in a Stuka. With OS, experience, and additional heroes... he can 1 shot Soviet tanks and even wipe out AD to open up a path for the rest of my air force to operate. And at 9 atk and 9 defense, sometimes he doesn't even need his own escort, especially as the air war winds down in a scenario.
This I like Stuka Rudel. He's basically a cheat code. You can basically blast an enemy tank out in one go with him. If there's a sudden Soviet counter attack. You can blunt it with him pretty well. I think him in a Stuka makes sense

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:28 pm
by MaxF
Elkarlo wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Kerensky wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Nothing like a +9 +9 hero with a special acquisition method to keep people discussing it years later. =D

That said, I personally didn't turn him into a fighter bomber. I have quite the collection of Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, I don't really ever feel a crushing need for more air power.

I'm much happier keeping Rudel in a Stuka. With OS, experience, and additional heroes... he can 1 shot Soviet tanks and even wipe out AD to open up a path for the rest of my air force to operate. And at 9 atk and 9 defense, sometimes he doesn't even need his own escort, especially as the air war winds down in a scenario.
This I like Stuka Rudel. He's basically a cheat code. You can basically blast an enemy tank out in one go with him. If there's a sudden Soviet counter attack. You can blunt it with him pretty well. I think him in a Stuka makes sense
And I think that a powerful Stuka unit is more historical than a strong Me110 unit.

Stukas proved to be reliable antitank machines, while the 110 didn't perform very well.

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:47 pm
by JagdpanzerIV
Personally i keep him in a stuka upgraded to maximum stars available. 15 Strudel takes out any tank underneath his bomber, they're simply gone! But later on in the war, i switch him into the Hs 129, to destroy any soft targets just as easily.

Re: Rudel.

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:24 am
by captainjack
I agree. Rudel makes a good HS129, sharing the destruction across both soft and hard targets