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A question about search levels and training levels - 11/21/2004 10:02:26 PM   
Sredni

 

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I've placed my search planes on 60 or 70% search for the most part, I had always assumed that going 100% search was a bad thing for morale or fatigue or something. But I also put the floatplane units in canada to 100% to see what happened and I just checked back with them after 3 months time and they're doing fine.

So my question is: Is there any reason not to go 100% search on dedicated search missions? And if there's no reason not to go 100% search why is there the option? When would you ever place a squadron on say 10% Naval Search. (I understand how it would be good for a unit doing naval attack to also have 10% search say, but not a squadron doing pure search).

I've also been checking float planes on my cl's and bb's, and they all seem to be set to 50% search. There any reason for that? Or should I go around upping it to 100% on them all?



And finally training levels. Again, I've always gone with 60-70% to avoid fatigue and morale issues. I dunno why I got it into my head that high % levels would effect them but it seemed logical to me and I just never questioned it. Is there any detriment to placing training missions on 100% (90% for fighters I guess)? And if there's no reason not to use 100% training why is there an option to effect the percentage? Why not just a basic training missions that assumes its at 100%?

And while I'm talking about training I guess I should ask some of the other things that have been perplexing me .
1) How effective is training? Would a pby search plane do better running ASW missions or training missions to gain experience?
2) Does training only work to a certain level? Say train up to 55 and then have to run actual missions to gain any more experience?
3) Would running cap missions, or escort missions gain experience if there's no opposition or would it be better to place those units on training?
4) If your bombers miss more then they hit, would they gain experience better running training missions?


I guess that's all I can think of to ask for now . And once again thank you for your time.
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RE: A question about search levels and training levels - 11/21/2004 11:50:52 PM   
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Boy that is a list.

I use 100% search for all dedicated search and ASW a/c. My ops losses, fatigue, morale are all in acceptable levels.

Training is tricky. I can only give advice for this as the Japanese player. Since most of their pilots will start out horrible after Feb 42.

To train up these horrible replacements, find some allied base where there is no risk od running into ANY enemy CAP. Preferably some little base off of the PI. Place all groups being trained in range of that base. Set them for ground attack, base, airfield heck ANY attack mission but naval. Let them bang away for about 2-3 weeks on that base. Once they hit the magic 65+ experience level, start feeding them into frontline use.

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RE: A question about search levels and training levels - 11/22/2004 7:15:29 PM   
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I realize the answers I'm seeking are going to be subjective , I figure after a year of play I'll probably have a firmer grasp on things like this, but I'm hoping to subvert the collective wisdom of the forums into shortening that time a little lol .

Thanks for your reply 2ndACR. Anyone else want to share their thoughts? Do you all use 100% search with no problems? Does everyone bomb empty bases for xp rather then use training?

oo and I thought of another question I was wondering about
5) Fighter squadrons in low risk area's, will they gain xp while set on CAP? Or do I need to switch them to training to do so?

And as always thank you for your time.

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RE: A question about search levels and training levels - 11/22/2004 7:21:30 PM   
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No problem. Everyone has a different approach I guess.

I would rather take some ops losses to rapidly train up air units than have them sit around for a couple months.

Any fighter that can carry a bomb can be placed on ground attack missions for training.

CAP will VERY SLOWLY increase experience. As the allies, your pilot pools are pretty big every month with high quality replacement pilots. As the Japanese, you are just sucking hind tit.

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