- Calcutta set to draw 20k+ supplies, so 5th Sqd RAF can upgrade and recombine.
I would like to ask, if it is not much of a PITA (I know you have other games running too ), if you could briefly explain how to "send" supplies from one base to the other (I was trying to do it in China and Burma, to no avail ), and also, as you mention it, what level of supplies are needed for different actions, i.e., for upgrading squadrons, torpedo supplies, fast building of ports/airbases/forts, etc.
Thanks a lot for your time and effort!!!
Of then you need 20k of supplies in base to be able to do upgrading etc, or you need to be withing certain radius of Command HQ with those same 20k in their base (this might have been 3x command range). You can increase supply draw from base screen, where there are arrows next to Supply Required. If there are supplies available, they will accumulate there daily, every other day, twice a week or weekly, depending on supply route quality (rail, road, trail). Problem with Burma can be Monsoon season, when supply flow is restricted. In China it is usually lack of available supplies. A base will try to keep 3x Supply required and allows only amount over that to be sent to other bases. By checking bases in China, you see that very few bases have excess supply like that.
Supply level 20k is very critical in many ways, dropping low on supplies will stop you to upgrade air and land units, then you cannot receive replacements anymore. You can still build as long as you have supplies, but building base and forts eat extra supplies. Torpedo supplies are more related to presence of Air HQ within command range (for air) or port size & naval support when it's arming ships and subs.
I think there are more stuff in that excellend davbaker's FAQ-thread.
In this game, i was trying to get Sqd to upgrade from Audax to Mohawks, so I could recombine then, since units won't recombine with different equipment (same with land units too). I got the 20k required by adjusting supply required arrows, but when hovering mouse arrow over Upgrade (greyed out) it said, assitionally Need AF size 7 or more"..argh. Calcutta is only 5.
Note that some bases have number in brackets next to their supply figures like (max. 100) or something like that. This means that base can draw or pass through only that amount of supply per week. You can see those bases in Australian on trail from Alice Springs to Darwin. You can increase that value by building the base up (it gets multiplied). So in base like that, it's useless to set supply draw higher, since it can never go over weeksly limit.
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