From: Land o' Lakes, FL
FYI - The RAF HQs are good to put at your larger AFs. I don't actually remember the manual saying they do anything for Fighters/FBs and the smaller aircraft (but I'm tired, and too lazy to look it up right now). However, I -do- know they affect the number of medium bombers that fly. If you don't have an HQ unit within range of your medium bomber unit, you stand to not lauch up to 10% (or is it 25%, can't remember) of your available aircraft. That's why I park them at my larget AFs, because that's where the heavies are. If you send out a raid with 60 bombers, you talking about leaving 6 - 15 of them on the ground. And everybody that draws combat pay, flies missions as far as I'm concerned.
** It's 25%, I just looked it up (220.127.116.11). Definately worthwhile to station Air HQs at your larger AF.
And for my fellow CBI fanboys out there, I also put a RAF HQs at my "hump AFs" (that fly supply into China). I'm not actually sure if they Bombers/Trasports are affected by the RAF HQ (since technically it's not a combat mission), but again, I want every plane flying supplies into China that can carry.
RAF HQs do lend their (general) support points to any combat units in the same hex (so they can help with that usual deficity). However, they don't give the advantage of an Inf Corps HQ to LCUs, were if you assign the objective of the Inf Corps HQ, you can get a fairly supstantial increase in your LCU assault strength (again, can't rember how much, too lazy to look it up).
But while I love, and greatly utilize the RAF HQs, they do little for the very important ground campaign. I'm just really surprised that there are so few Inf Corps HQs (when you've got a million of them in China). I'm all about giving my guys every edge they can get, and yes, I've thot about airlifting some of the Chines guys back into India, but that just seems a little "peculiar", and I haven't deemed it necessary anyways.
< Message edited by Feinder -- 12/8/2004 2:07:09 AM >
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