Ow! BBFB you HURT me! At least I DID go back and check on them. Truly, now that I'm getting more into what the numbers mean on production of resources/oil, I think I see I'm not looking at a 'continuous convoy' situation at all, and after initial drawdowns, will find myself planning convoys for specific locations as stockpiles build. This was not my initial uptake of the situation. I actually had a snide response to your manner here, but deleted it, it is so easy to misinterpret text. I appreciate your input, Thank You! My losses on CS have all been to subs, an infuriating amount of whci have been US fleet models. None run anywhere near enemy bases (its still too early for any air or surface threats) but I think it was more due to me trying 'active' ASW forces in zones rather than escorts. I've now decided try to go with both simultaneously
Rustysi - Thanks for your ongoing assistance.
I'm still running about 25 CS routes. Mainly for stockpile drawdowns, and wasn't really concerned which end they refueled at. I can see that they will become less prevalent (I think), but I see a value, for instance, in simplifying continuous single ship runs to resupply ASW bases along routes to resupply AGs supporting active ASW TFs and air units, or extremely short runs (M-B?)
I am not playing vs AI, its is a no holds barred PBEM. I'm starting to get the feeling my Oppo is sniffing here, but it is his cherry game, and I encouraged him to do so, so all intel compromises are on me. If he is peeking, (Hi Kelly!)He may have questions in the general range he doesn't want to ask me straight-up that get answered. I hate losing, I want to win. He is no dummy, and we are both still learning things. He made a couple costly CV errors early... I keep hoping he'll make a couple more while it's still early.
Still trying to get my head 'there' on supply distribution; but I guess all that is left is they are produced 'locally' at HI/Refiner/LI sites and then distributed per requirements/demands/stockpiling along land lines in the 'so many this day so many that day' manner?
I am aware of the 'Magic Highway' method, but will probably leave that up to desperation levels later. I am trying to dominate China, but made some early errors by dispersing my forces (I can now say 100,00 CHINESE!). Corrections are beginning to bear fruit.
My biggest gripe, I think, remains the paucity of LR float search assets in the non-PDU environment, but it is my first as IJ, so I will be able to say I know how that dog hunts. It sucks especially for those two Sentais of Nells though...
Down like a CLOWN!