From: Phoenix, AZ
Hi Guys, How do you invade an island that has nothing, ie no port or airfield.
I see computer can do it but when i send a task force to occupy an island , it just
sits there. I was hoping to build a base but troops just sit on transport sunbathing instead
If there is a dot, you need to amphib onto it. Afterall, there is no dock of any size. "Light" troops, such as infantry squads, Aviation Support, Engineers, Naval Support, etc will be able to offload from just about any ship that can carry them at varying speeds depending on the ship.
However, if you want heavy equipment; Artillery, Tanks, Bulldozer (eng vehicles), or AA guns you'll need to use Naval Support to get them ashore. Naval Base Force type units typically have units with Naval Support. Unload them first, and other units will unload after. Depending on the equipment, it can still take days to unload the heavy equipment. Unloading a 15 ton bulldozer of the side of a ship can by tricky...
The USN has a few Detachment units, which have 10 Aviation Support and 30 Naval Support. These units fit onto small ships and are simply a must use for the US to get troops onto undeveloped dot bases.
If that doesnt work, check to make sure your fleet is set to Unload Cargo.
Grog Virgin fanboy