From: University Park, Texas
I have read and searched every post for info on support units. Did not find the answer I was looking for.
I understand attaching SU's to HQ units, but does this not mean they will return up the chain of command during logistics, and then may not return to the same HQ's you originally assigned them to?
Does the lock mechanism just stop units traveling through that HQ? Or does it stop all units connected with that HQ; the manual implies this! That is, if I lock Stavka, will my su's attached to fronts, only move up to the front HQ and back down? I don't mind the SU's traveling around, I just want them to stay within a certain front command structure!
Lock means lock: SUs will not move in or out OF THAT HQ unless you do it manually
What I want to do!
Have my best and heaviest SU's attached to my Front HQ, and a few lighter one's attached to the Army HQ's. I do not want them going back up to Stavka and redistributing to other Front and District HQ's. But I want my Army HQ's to have access to the SU attached to the front, but don't want the SU's I assign to an Army going away the next turn!
Further if I assign AA to my airfield HQ's, I want them there to support the Airfields if they are bombed, not disappear, but be there to be distributed to the airfields if they are attacked.
Yep, just lock the air HQ and they will support any subordinate a/f within five hexes
edit: actually they will do this even if the air HQ is not locked but they may not stay there if the HQ is not locked or with the support level set appropriately.
It is confusing, how this works! What exactly does locked do? What exactly does the add sub number do? My understanding is if it is set to '0', then the HQ makes no attempt to send SU's down the chain of command. But if I use locked, then they also do not send any down the chain of command!
Help me obiwan!
General note: SUs will flow downward from/to any subordinate/superior HQ that is not locked in accordance with the support level you have selected for each HQ.
< Message edited by pompack -- 9/10/2013 5:23:38 PM >