That chart means how much Nav Support over and above the port-provided amount is needed. 16" guns have a reload requirement of 5400, so they would need a Level 6 Port (700) plus 940 Naval Support squads (4700) to equal 5400 (which is a LOT of Naval Support). The easiest answer I have come up with are the big AEs that have 5400 cargo capacity for BB reloads, otherwise you are pretty limited to Port 7 or above.
Are you sure about this? It is not how I read it on page 285.
The other thing I didn't mention. I have (4) fully loaded AEs anchored at Naha as well.
Take a look at the first sentence in section 220.127.116.11 (p284). It reads as follows. "The Rearm Table show the number of Naval Support squads, in different port . . . "
The AKEs probably don't have the capacity required to rearm. I only play as Japan, so I'm not sure of the capacities on the Allied AKE's, but the largest for Japan is only 4900, so it wouldn't be big enough. Also, don't make the same mistaken assumption I once made. AKEs don't add together either with each other or with the port. It's just each one taken alone. So, in order to rearm using the AKEs, at least one of them must have a capacity of 5400 to rearm your 16" guns.
Hope this helps.
You have been a great help!! Thank You!!
I can't believe I haven't gotten a handle on this before, but it hasn't really been a problem until now. However, I only used size 6 or larger ports to rearm and I also used those size 6 ports as "collection point" for all ground units. I must have stockpiled enough naval supports units where this was never an issue.
I suspected that AE's were not combinable, but was not sure.
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