I never quite understood the mechanics and the purpose of the Basing option in the order settings.
This is what is said at the p. 63 of the manual:
Basing = when checked, any subordinate base units are free to determine their own depot locations. otherwise, the basing code will be ignored and you will have to manually look after them. Unchecking this is useful when you want your whole force to move or exit. The default is on.
And then, on p. 115, there's this other mention of the Basing option:
Changing allow Basing will incur a delay because it will modify the force groups.
If I searched correctly, nowhere else in the manual is basing mentioned.
So here are my quesitons:
1. What exactly is this option for?
2. Regarding the first quotation, what does it mean for a subordinate base units to be free to determine its own depot locations? Are we talking about subordinate bases feely choosing higher echelon depot bases? Or, does the whole thing actually simply means that you (the player) would have to move the bases around manually, instead of having the HQ take care of that? And in that case, wouldn't it be equivalent to simply detaching the base as individual unit?
3. In the same quotation, regarding the wording "the basing code will be ignored and you will have to manually look after them", who are "them"? the bases? And what does looking after them mean? Just moving them, or something else?
4. Finally, from the same quotation, in what way is it "useful when you want your whole force to move or exit"? What whole force? Does that then mean that the battlegroup moves more easily, or more agile, or more quickly, when basing is unchecked? And why would that be the case? Does it count as detaching the base? Shouldn't I then "de-base" all movement orders? Altogether, what are the pros and cons?
5. About that second quotation, what does it mean that "it will modify the force groups"? What exactly is modified, and in what way?
Maybe the easiest way to explain and answer these questions would be to work through few examples.
As you can see, I have a bunch of doubts: can somebody help, please?
< Message edited by johndoesecond -- 11/9/2010 6:42:01 PM >