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If a bandit is in range to hit my birds will they still move towards me during their movement? I have been in fights where something like a MIG-25 is able to attack me at 4 range and my AIM-7s only have a two range. If I was the MIG I would keep my distance and safely keep popping away with BVR shots.
Should I be having them closing on my planes or hang back? Thanks in advanced.
From the manual, page 13:
'If there are one or more aircraft within the Bandit's range, the Bandit does not move.'
I've been thinking about a rule where Bandits would hang back if at all possible. There's been plenty of missions where a lone Mig-29 or such wpuld have had a fantastic time at the expense of my sidewinder equipped planes, and it does feel a bit wrong that one plane wouldn't back off a bit when four or five enemy jets swarm towards them. Otoh, I don't need the game to be any harder at my current skill level.
Page 13 in the rulebook under the paragraph heading Bandit Movement, the rule states that If there are one of more aircraft within Bandit's range, the Bandit does not move.
The Bandits only move towards your aircraft to get into range of there weapons.
So my usual tactic against Bandits with long range missile capability is to target them with Phoenix missiles first or I enter the combat area with my birds loaded with AtA missiles from two different quadrants trying negate the long range abilities of these fighters.
I hope this answers your question Crazyyog.