From: Cape Canaveral, Florida
I understand that these are replacement squadrons, but how do they work? I have some CVE's and CVL's that are coming into the game with these squadrons. I am running AB scen 115 and extended map with WITP ver 1.806.
I notice they get up to 54 aircraft and pilots each, but what exactly would happen if I put these in a Air combat TF along with fleet carriers? Would they continuosly resupply as the regular carriers lost aircraft until they were empty? At this point do I run that CVE/CVL to a large base with enough supply and it fills up again if there are enough replacements in the pool?
If this is correct, then I should run these jeep carriers in a seperate TF but have it follow the main fleet carriers to resupply the aircraft?
First, these are replenishment squadrons, so do not use them for air combat at all. Simply put them to training.
Secondly you can either put them in a replenishment taskforce, or with your AO's to resupply.
Basically you have them follow your main carriers around, and when the carriers lose aircraft these CVE's will replenish the carriers with replacement aircraft, only problem is there experience is low, hence why they are replacements. However with a squadron full of 75+ experience pilots they will gain experience rather quickly.
Any port sized 3+ (not sure if its 3 or larger maybe 4) should automatically replenish the planes when you dock.
Basically What I did was broke down 2 Replenishment TF, one fast and one slow.
I believe the CVE's are 15 knots so I put them in the fast Replenish TF which was 15-18 knots.
I Would suggest depending how you are in the game, put a CVL or two in the TF for CAP purposes just for added CAP and protection of your vital resupply ships.