From: United States
Despite all my grips and grumpiness with this game I really do like it, despite its warts.
What is the best use of splitting or merging units?
My instincts tell me to merge units into larger ones all the time since you are restricted in the stacking aspect. Sometimes (have not got past 1940) this is hard to do since units have to be like sized and using the same photo (I am using the color mod). Also, re-reading the manual maybe merging units is a bad idea since only part of the strength is merged, not sure if its a good or bad idea yet.
Same with splitting up units, it seems this may be a better idea, but the manual is not really helpful here. In fact that is the main problem with the manual, it says something like "click this button to merge a unit, units must be the same size and type", not really all that helpful what is the benefit of splitting a unit other then creating a new one, does the effectiveness go up or down, what about experience, which unit gets the leader if present how does or will this help me in the game or should I just guess and figure it out as I go?
ATP, is there such a thing (Air Transport Points), I have not seen one listed for production, I created an airborne division and not sure how to use them other then by land.
I am using the counters for the combined Nato icon mode thing, and the yellow circle I think is the number of AP left, not sure what the blue circle means.
The Naval aspect kind of works as is, I have my wolf-packs out hunting convoys and am getting some good results and I got some tac-air on the Northwest German coast hitting and sinking some British shipping (Task Forces) but I have my own TF with a pocket battleship and 1-3 CA's out in sea but there is not way to actively engage the Royal Navy. So I just let them sit and I have to wait for it to magically happen. In the tutorial it had me fight the Polish Navy and I was like oh cool. But I have played 20 turns and not once ever seen any of these Navy screens in action. So is the Naval game broke or what?
War in the East/War in the West - Alpha Test Team