I am a little bit bothered by my 1st January 1943 conversion of VB from 18 to 36 planes, and the simultaneous disbanding of VS squadrons.
So, alright. I have half a dozen US CVs there whose VB get to 36 planes without the corresponding pilots. At the same time, the VS pilots probably go to the pool. But if I happen to fill up the VB squadrons, they'll only feed me with average rookie pilot of the time (XP around 50s) while I absolutely want to transfer my 60/70-ish VS guys over to my VB squadrons. They are not all what they may call "veterans", as from what I understand, only highlighted names are part of this very select "group". I am not worried about very good pilots that I can handpick back, I am primarily worried about the ones in the middle, whose 15+ experience compared to 50-ish pilots may very well do the difference during my next carrier engagement.
Well, technically, my opponent will certainly agree to redo the uneventful turn in order to allow me to switch off the conversion, but still I'd love to know how to resolve that issue. Any input?
Thanks in advance!
a day (or whenever) before the squadrons are withdrawn, send all their pilots to the reserve pool and fill the squadrons with rookies to enable the veterans being transferred to the reserve pool. A couple of days later, all veterans have shown up in the pool and could be sent to the resized squadrons.
Every squadron can be "overfilled" with pilots by 1/3 of the squadrons strenght. This 1/3 can always be sent to the pools, no matter what. While a squadron that got no withdrawel date can have all it´s pilots being sent to the pool, the ones with withdrawel dates can only send their "excess" pilots (the 1/3) to the pool. It´s a bit of clicking, but in three runs you´ve got all those 18 (24) pilots in the pool and the squadron filled up with 18 rookies coming straight out of the flightschool.
< Message edited by castor troy -- 5/10/2011 8:09:48 AM >