From: Ocatillo Land
Possible US Marine Air Headquarters Commanders
These individuals are not in the game and would work, but I have no information on skill levels. I can make them all have a generic skill set of Skill - 55, Inspiration - 55, Naval - 20, Air - 65, Land - 40, Admin - 50, Aggression - 60, Political - 25
Please let me know if you think these skill levels are to high/low.
I will pass this on to the DBBB team to see if they are willing to include it into the mods after we take a look/get feedback on it.
MGEN Rowell, Ross E - Aug 42 ( Commanding General, Marine Aircraft Wings Pacific, during the period from August 1942 to September 1944 ) https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Rowell_RE.aspx
BGEN Larkin, Claude Arthur - Dec 41 (colonel on 6 January 1942, brigadier general on 5 October 1942, For the first eight months of World War II, Lieutenant General Larkin was "SNAP"-Senior Naval Aviator Present-for Marines in the Pacific war zones
Merritt, Lewie G. (Griff) - Mid 43 ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewie_G._Merritt
COL Brice, William O. - Dec 41 https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Brice_WO.aspx
COL Cushman, Thomas J. - Dec 41 https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Cushman_TJ.aspx
COL Hayes, Charles H. - Jan 44 https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Hayes_CH.aspx
COL Jerome, Clayton C. - Jan 44 https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Jerome_CC.aspx
COL Megee, Vernon E. -May 44 https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Megee_VE.aspx
COL Roberts, Carson A - Jan 44 https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Whos_Who/Roberts_CA.aspx
Be glad to do that. I'm doing a big rehab on BabesLite and making a '42 scenario, so this a good spot to play with this. I can set it up so it can get imported to Big Babes without trouble. I see your stuff and will play along ... but.
Recon it wasn't done before is because of HQ leader wierdness. If I understand it right a HQ will only take a leader from leaders marked Type 01 - Headquarters. If they are marked Type-1, they can't command anything else. That's stupid, since Corps, and Army, and other HQ units were commanded by generals/admirals who were operational as division, air wing, task force, commanders the week before.
Babes guys tell me that their thought is that HQs offer some significant benefits all their own and that's why they added more lower-level HQs in their system. Because the benefit is by the HQ, as an HQ, the actual commander is a non-starter. If there isn't a commander on the list, you get a random Colonel. They never thought that people would want to squeeze the last ounce out of the capability.
If you do this for the Marines, you have to do this for every single other Allied air HQ and every single Japanese air HQ to keep things in balance. If you all would send me all the commanders of all the air HQ units, I will get a thrill up my leg and add them in at once.