IMHO, do not depend on mines to protect important places. It will only be a passing hazard. In my current PBEM sc1 curr patch, we have seen the effectiveness of mines significantly reduced over a wide span and large number of naval actions. In our experience, they seem to damage very rarely, and then only subs and amphibious task forces (which may be related to speed / maneuver).
I still use them of course and have placed that number of mines in a port hex, had 5+ naval combats in the hex with major enemy fleets, and not hit a single ship except a sub. (no exageration). I also have bombarded in enemy ports and had similar naval combat in the reverse and not suffered a single ship hit. Our results may not be typical - of course.
NoNo, not a problem.
The base is a large Industry sector, and the 1000 mines are there to keep enamy Subs and mine-Subs away.
It works for that Phurpess.
< Message edited by RUDOLF -- 8/30/2010 5:35:41 AM >