From: Upstate New York
Have read the manual, looked at the newbies videos, and I still can't figure out how to load infantry on a ship. If I were to put what I think the sequence to do so was in steps, they would be:
1. Create a TF
2. (maybe or not) "DOCK it" in port for faster loading
3. Click on "Load Troops"
4. Up comes a screen showing a half a dozen inf units eligible??? and says at the bottom
"pick a unit."
5. I pick an inf unit that is smaller than the capacity of the only two ships on the list that have a rating for EVEN CARRYING TROOPS.
And then NOTHING!...I go back to the TF, look at the list of all the ships on the TF screen and EVERY SHIP SHOWS zero, 0, nada...in the column "troops loaded"....
I have read and re-read the sections over and over and tried numerous times. IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS DIFFICULT? Why isn't there a simple, NUMBERED sequence of steps making the process a lot easier than trying to ferret out the procedure in the manual which spans several chapters and finding cross-references to find needed little details, like first how to find out the base's size, then the port's SPS, then to another page to find out where the "load troops" button is, and then to yet another page to see the capacities for this or that ship vis a vis the SPS and how many troops it can load in 12 hours. It sure would be nice if one of the VETERANS who have played WITPAE for years, has written up a simple sequence to doing so basic as thing as loading infantry. Pretty maddening. Be different if I was lazy, tried once, and failed coming here whining, but I have spent hours trying to figure this out. Some of the sound or the diction in some of the videos,and the tiny printing on the screens, make following some of the tutorials pretty difficult. At least for the trickier of the operations. Many of the videos are very helpful.
Major General Tom Ciampa