Fleet building question: is it worth it to run Aquila and Sparviero? I'm in a 300 point match against Club USSR, and I really don't know if it's worth running the carriers when I can only play one of each. That's only three planes per round. Maybe it's better just to skip them and fly out of the base?
Hey calvary! I'm sitting this NL out. Too much else going on this time through. Welcome aboard though - glad someone is flying the green white and red!
To answer your question - no. The RM carriers suck. I have never found them worth their points and their poor survivability only makes it worse. Italy is very difficult to play with the air game because the carriers bad. USSR is the only "major" navy with a similarly gimpy carrier problem - and to a much lesser extent France (france has more points efficient air options than RM).
I ended up running the Aquila, and she was very useful. I still lost a heart breaker to the USSR, putting me 0-4 for now. Maybe I can convince everyone to use golf scoring...