From: Tucson, AZ
Usually the main resource sources for your industries are in Hokkaido (the no. 1), Fusan in Southern Korea, and Sakhalin for a lessen part.
The routes leading from those locations to let's say Tokyo or Osaka can all be set to"coastal".
Oh. I get it now. I figured out what you meant by coastal etc. That's a
great idea I'll use it of course.
Probably the dreadful Automatic Convoy System was the realistic one used by the Japanese for the good and worse part of the war, and those are the results you get in terms of lost shipping!
Mainly now you are providing GP with the submariners paridise and nirvana, he should be well satisfied for the while by those results.
Automatic Convoy has its virtues, alas, in that that it spares you from pain stacking convoy and escorts setting, + overtime your targets get such an amount of supply you'd be really fond and happy of for no pain - save for the dripping of your frieghters.
You've described it just right. I've given up on the ACS system thing. I've
figured out how to provide Osakka TF's with escorts but Osaka is hurting for
supplies right now and I can't use the ACS anyway.
You'd like to review this recent
as for an historical appraisal of ASW warfare in PTO as opposed to game's options
(+ this for fun:http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4360437&mpage=1?)
note please in particular post # 50 by InfiniteMonkey; following that, Makeelearn posted some most noticable documents regarding Sub warfare in the Pacific, among all the Submarine Report by the Navy Department (posts 34-36).
But above all, I found
THIS: the Japanese insider and qualified appreciatioin of their failed ASW efforts
Many thanks for the links. I'll check 'em out.