"8. Any port size 7 can rearm mines on to a minelayer ship/submarine. Smaller ports can do so with the assistance of naval support squads. Thus Sydney, a size 8 port, will suffice. However, unlike other naval weapons, you can only reload mines if they are available in the pool. No mine in the pool, no reload irrespective of size of port or the quantum of supply present."
Sydney has 328 Defensive Mines. The Resource Pool lists 4 mine types. Only 1, MK6 is 0. There are mines in the other 3: m26=39, Pattern 08/39 = 41, & PLT-2 =41. I assume one or all of these can be loaded onto a sub. Is this correct? If so, does it take more than 1 turn? I'll find this out later, but it would helpful to know now if I should do something else to load them. The sub was and is docked.
I added the comment as a minor point in the supplies thread since I was already there. Since I especially wanted Damien's comment on this & he had posted here, I also asked the question here so he would see it since he answered me here the first time. Also, this is the "minelaying" thread. I don't read all the threads so I assumed that not everyone else does either.
1. And what makes you think the mines:
are at all relevant?
You have an in-game database which lists complete details of all vessel classes. You can also click on any vessel and be taken to a screen which provides full details of that vessel. Amongst the complete details displayed is a complete readout of all the weapon systems deployed on the vessel. If it "ain't" on the list, it "ain't" used. Have you found any of the mines listed above on the weapon systems deployed on any of your vessels found in this scenario? Instead, which mine models are deployed on your vessels? Are any of those in the pool.
2. The defensive mines at Sydney are already laid in a minefield. They are neither in the pool nor can they be scooped up and reused elsewhere. Where did you get the idea you could do either, it sure wasn't from reading the manual. Especially as details on mines is quite easily found by looking up the index.
3. Some of us do read all, or at least most of the threads. Having tunnel vision is not the way to learn how to play AE. You may have titled this thread minelaying but it is not the only thread which deals with this subject. Surely you are not suggesting that a thread is not worth reading by yourself merely because you did not open it; that threads opened by others, even though they deal directly with the same issues which exercise your mind.
People such as Damian do not limit themselves to just reading a few threads. They respond whenever they notice a question/issue has been raised by a new player. If not Damian, someone else would have responded as soon as they had logged on and noticed the question in the other thread. You have already been the beneficiary of several more experieinced players responding within a reasonable timeframe. In the intervening period, I again point out the neccesity of reading the manual. I'm quite certain that when you were training for your medical degree you would have often perused Grey's Anatomy during the personal down times. The AE manual is a much easier read.