From: LI, NY
A thousand players, a thousand ways to play. IMHO you can't afford not to convert a few (wow that's a convoluted way of saying that). There are many Japanese single engine bombers units with few planes and I like to convert some to Nicks. They great for protecting those rear area oil/resource centers from long range 4E bomber raids. These units have 9/12 A/C and it'll cost you 10PP's/plane to convert them. They won't shoot down a lot of 4E's but enough (including OP losses) to discourage such tactics. Of course YMMV.
I tried to convert some plane types, but seem to have a problem locating the button for this.
PDU is on, but whenever I want to upgrade a unit, the list does only show planes of the same type as option.
How to convert, say a small army recon group to fighters or bombers?
If you click on the button that says upgrade allowed (or something to that effect) to allow the upgrade and then click on the wording you will see the list of allowable A/C options for an upgrade. From here you can select the FB to upgrade too, if one is available. When you cursor over the FB it'll show you how many PP's it'll cost you to do the upgrade. Its 10PP's per A/C. Now I don't know where you are in your game, but you have to realize that Japan doesn't have a FB available early in the war. The Nick is the first and it becomes available in May '42 I believe. Also note that some A/C will 'naturally' upgrade to FB's from fighter groups and maybe a few bomber, although on that last point I'm not 100% sure (going form memory). The units that upgrade 'naturally' won't cost PP's.
Upgrade options are not allowed across the board, as stated above. Some units may convert from recon to bombers or whatever, but those are few and are defined by the game. As I've stated before my perspective is from a stock scenario 1 patched to the latest official patch and I have no knowledge of how the Mods handle things, so... YMMV
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