Quite the predicament, Bullwinkle58. I haven't seen it (mercifully) in my games from the IJN side-yet.
Do you think 'stacking' AKEs would help? If the theory is right, they should share reload operations points so that none of them overmaxes attempted resupply. Just a theory, but I would be interested if this could potentially be a workaround.
I restricted my question to the Allies because I don't know if or how the IJN gets/uses AKE/AE ships. In between this game and the next I plan to study the Japanese OOB a bit, as I've seen things in this game I don't understand re their ship designaitons and a lot of the land forces.
On the stacking issue, at Darwin I have two and both are bugged, and at Saipan the same with three. At Darwin, though, I had only one and was only operating one BB from there. When I saw it was bugged I moved another there, and now it's bugged too. At Saipan I started with two, now have three, but I've been running a 3 BB, 6 CA bombardment group against Guam. Lots of ammo. All three are bugged.
At Rabaul I have two, with light use (only Oklahoma for awhile) and both are un-bugged. I have unused ones at Great Nicobar and Wake. One is in transit to Saipan, becasue I really need that base to work. So, I'm not sure of the answer to your question, but it looks like it may be directionally the case that stacking matters, especially given Don's comment.
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