i'm playing a DBB_B game vs. the IJ AI, it's now at 28August42. ABDA HQ is scheduled to withdraw in 43 days, it's located in Soerabaya.
i tried to save as many Dutch assets as i could - naval support ships, patrol planes, bombers and ~12 BF units were sent to North Oz, where 3 bases (Port Hedland, Derby & Wyndham) were switched to ABDA command. this cost no few PPs, the air & LCU were cheap, but the bases were not.
but what will happen to my ABDA guys when their HQ disapparates? i gather that historically, ABDACOM was dissolved on a certain date, no doubt this corresponds w/ the expected loss of my ABDA HQ in October42. will ABDA & its subsidiary commands continue to be available in the game's "Choose New Headquarters" dialog? will my current ABDA forces retain their unrestricted status? should i start saving PP to convert my guys to an active HQ?
i was kinda proud of myself, having extricated so much good stuff from the early-war DEI debacle, incl. all the Dutch ARDs. when you add Darwin, i've got 4 sub-bases in North Oz w/ a well-patrolled, well-supplied, well-supported DEW line across the Timor Sea. lately i've been able to move in some Oz fighter sqns, but i have to buy them out to ABDA from their restricted RAAF HQ.
is all this stuff gonna be hurt when ABDA HQ is auto-withdrawn?