From: Hex 82,170
A few more questions
-Will the Off map routes be imune or suseptable to IJN (or German) Sub interdiction?
There is no Axis sub interdiction. Movement between off map areas, and between off map areas and the main map, are only possible for Allied TFs.
-Are they in possible air range, I suspect they are too far out for that?
Japanese air units cannot operate in off-map areas. Allied air units can base in off-map bases, but there would be nothing for them to do there (except train, I guess).
-Will the Off map repair yards be factored down to accomodate repair of ETO shipping?
I am adding some repair capacity to the off-map bases, but only an amount that seems reasonable given that only a portion of their time was spent on ships from the Pacific theatre. I am just starting to look at shipyards, so the numbers are not fixed yet.
-Can you give an example of how long it will take to move a Land unit from New York to PH? NY to LA by rail?
OK. "US East Coast" (a generic base - not NY specifically) to Panama is a distance of 45 hexes. I am not certain but I think Panama to PH is about 110 hexes.
-I understand that Atlantic Fleet, Home Fleet and ETO units will NOT be included - will there be scope however, at very high PP cost to extracate a small a-historical increase in forces from the ETO - a nudge toward a Pacific first campaign? Possibly in a specific scenario?
You will have to ask the naval folks about that. I guess that this would be at least possible but I am not sure.
-Is the Off map option extended to the 'Air bridge' across the atlantic or simply the shipping lanes? this would mean including Iceland, Greenland, NewFoundland, Labrador, Halafax etc?
Air and land units can be directly transferred between off map bases using an abstract system that simulates movement by convoy. There is no flying of air units between off map bases (or between off map bases and the main map).
-Are there links from the Med as well?
Yes there is a link through the Med, but it only becomes available at the end of May 1943.
Edit - I just saw that Andy gave some answers as well while I was typing this! Thanks Andy.
< Message edited by Andrew Brown -- 12/14/2007 1:09:04 PM >