Lets say I just created a surface TF; and I chose a good leader for it (paying PP); so after some time the ships will get some damage;
my question is, do you just keep always at least one ship on it so to avoid disbanding a good leader's TF? Although I haven't been practicing it, I have heard that some or even many people do that. It's merely an accommodation to the game mechanics and I see nothing wrong with it (even in a PBM, I mean).
is there a way to keep an empty TF while it repairs? No.
and finally, would ships still consume fuel if the TF is sitting in port? If running any kind of air operations (even float planes), yes. If running any other kind of active mission (mine sweeping, etc), yes. If not doing anything and docked, no. If not doing anything and not docked, I'm not sure.
I guess another good strategy will be to not autoselect, but to have good captains in all capital ships (cruisers and up). Since capital ships are always "TF flags"; by default, they will be good leaders on them... So I pay the political price only once, and then I can simply ignore leaders for all TF except maybe the most important ones Sounds more expensive PP-wise than just paying for TF commanders and you might run out of good leaders. The good is they should all be good ship COs too.
< Message edited by witpqs -- 1/14/2013 2:50:59 PM >