OK, I think I have misunderstood supply consumption.
Below are some numbers. The numbers are for a static situation with no fighting, construction, army expansion etc.
Let's, say total Chinese production of supply per month is 131,000 supplies.
Bases (or rather LCUs and airgroups stationed in the bases) in China require 36,700 supplies. Bases try to gather three times as much, so they hold about 110,000 supplies per month.
But I have also LCUs outside bases. Their supply need is 35,000. They seem to gather just the number needed, not twice or thrice that much as is the case with bases. I guess this number is per month too.
Thus, total supply consumption for bases and LCUs in the field would be 145,000 (110,000 + 35,000). It seems I have a deficit of - 14,000 supplies each month (131,000 produced - 145,000 consumed = -14,000 supplies lacking). Wow!
But the deficit is no a deficit at all.Why?
LCUs in bases cost 36,700 per month. The ones in the field cost 35,000. Together the upkeep cost for both is almost 72,000 supplies. This amount is lost each month (mostly food, some medicine, some bullets etc.)
So each month, I produce 131,000 supplies and 72,000 is lost for good. I have 59,000 left. How? Bases just try to collect x 3 the amount needed by the LCUs in bases, but the supplies are just gathered and not consumed by LCUs in bases.
Now, it means I have actually 59,000 supplies left each month in China. That amounts to 710,000 supplies per year. Remember, this is for hypothetical situation with no fighting, army expansion, construction etc.
Given the above, is my math correct?
< Message edited by Yaab -- 10/6/2013 12:00:46 PM >