From: Somerset, U.K.
My PBEM against Cantona2 is approaching the end of December 1942, and I have a question about the experience level of pilots in the pool.
With each passing year of the war, the base experience level (BEL) of pilots coming into the Japanese pilot pools declines. Does this reduction in BEL affect all pilots in the pool, or only those added to it in the year to which the reduced BEL applies?
Logic suggests that a pilot added to the pool at the time when the BEL is, say, 75 should retain the benefit of that even though he doesn't get assigned to a unit until the following year when the BEL for his pool has reduced to, say, 60. But if he does get affected by the reduction in the BEL, that would seem to be an argument for assigning him to a depleted unit before the year's end, so he doesn't suffer an experience hit.
Anyone know the answer to this?