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How does react work? - 3/24/2013 7:50:22 PM   
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He can someone help me how react works?
By example if i have react at 3 what does it do?

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RE: How does react work? - 3/24/2013 8:28:03 PM   
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Depending on dice roll, it moves your TF up to 3 hex to react. Aggressive commanders can easily overrule that, one reason I don't like to use Halsey as CV TF commander.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/24/2013 8:30:46 PM   
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Thanx!

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RE: How does react work? - 3/24/2013 10:05:21 PM   
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Remember that "Remain on Station" setting negates any reaction range you set for that TF.If you want a TF to stay in one place AND have a reaction range setting, give it it Patrol orders, even if just for a one-hex patrol.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/24/2013 10:07:10 PM   
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Allright.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/25/2013 6:27:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Remember that "Remain on Station" setting negates any reaction range you set for that TF.If you want a TF to stay in one place AND have a reaction range setting, give it it Patrol orders, even if just for a one-hex patrol.


Thanks for that second tidbit. Never thought of that.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/25/2013 6:53:21 AM   
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That was news to me. You never seem to stop learning in this game

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RE: How does react work? - 3/25/2013 8:21:33 AM   
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I might remember it wrongly but I´m pretty sure having "remain on station" doesn´t necessarily mean just that. I have had CV reactions anyway. Despite having a react of 0 and remain on station. Perhaps the CV reaction is different from the normal react?

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RE: How does react work? - 3/25/2013 1:57:40 PM   
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"Remain on Station" means stay where I put you.

"React" means move to attack any detected enemy nearby.

The two orders are contradictory and the game will ignore "Remain on Station" if "React" is ordered. Reacting will clear the "Remain on Station" order so the TF will return to home port after reacting.

witpqs is right. If you want a TF to be in an area and to react if enemy are detected nearby, use a combination of "Patrol" and "React". You can use a single Patrol Hex to emulate "Remain on Station".

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RE: How does react work? - 3/25/2013 2:15:22 PM   
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A definitive answer, thanks Don

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RE: How does react work? - 3/26/2013 7:58:05 PM   
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Straight to the point, added to my growing personal manual. Thanks Don for the answer and thanks to thread starter for the question.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/26/2013 8:15:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Don Bowen


"Remain on Station" means stay where I put you.

"React" means move to attack any detected enemy nearby.

The two orders are contradictory and the game will ignore "Remain on Station" if "React" is ordered. Reacting will clear the "Remain on Station" order so the TF will return to home port after reacting.

witpqs is right. If you want a TF to be in an area and to react if enemy are detected nearby, use a combination of "Patrol" and "React". You can use a single Patrol Hex to emulate "Remain on Station".


Makes perfect sense. I use the patrol/react a lot. I like the feature. So you're saying that I can have my taskforce set to "remain on station" and "react" of however many hexes and it will infact override the "remain on station" and react? Once the reaction is over, it will return to home port? I guess I figured it always needed to be on retirement alowed to be able to react.

So- The ONLY way to have my TF react AND move back to it's original hex is the Patrol/React combo... the react overrides the "retirement allowed" and "remain on station" and will always return to port if I do not have the Patrol combo...

I follow your answer, I am just clarifying something I thought I was doing correctly.

Thanks, Don.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/27/2013 3:58:59 AM   
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Just a point I have found with react setting, when it comes to multiple task forces; I now set only one task force to react, and set the others to follow it. As I have had one task force react in the past, while the others have not. This is even though all Task forces were set to react, and had the same range.

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RE: How does react work? - 3/27/2013 5:37:25 AM   
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There are a few other items involved in the determination to react. One of your TFs might pass, others might not.

Relative strength of the TF and the possible react-to TF.
Relative speed of the two
(for both, as well as is known about the enemy TF, including fog of war)
Ammo and fuel state of your TF
TF Commander's aggression rating (only if reaction is into dangerous waters (shallow, under enemy air cover).

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RE: How does react work? - 3/27/2013 2:24:58 PM   
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I have always wondered that too. If I have three CV groups and two are following the lead one, do I set them all to react or just the lead?

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RE: How does react work? - 3/27/2013 2:31:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

I might remember it wrongly but I´m pretty sure having "remain on station" doesn´t necessarily mean just that. I have had CV reactions anyway. Despite having a react of 0 and remain on station. Perhaps the CV reaction is different from the normal react?


The special carrier TF "reaction" is different. See s.6.3.4 of the manual.

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