From: Winnipeg, MB
Been pondering something for a while and am wondering if its just my imagination. My question concerns those IJN baby KBs, which are built around CVLs, that sweep through the NEI & the PI in the early part of Ironman. It seems that after bombing and torpedoing everything in sight these TFs pull into such ports as Jolo, Tarakan or Balikpapan, sit there for a couple of turns, then come out and wreak more havoc. Am I imagining it, or are they resupplying in these ports, even though they are still in Dutch & US hands?
If you are playing the AI, the programmers had to build in shortcuts because they had no way of predicting how the war would progress. So the AI can do things that are not kosher in a player-controlled turn. I am guessing the programmers had to guess that by your game date the Japanese would own those bases and place AKEs in them.
The AI can also "teleport" assets across the map so that it can begin executing a script. The programmer had to assume that the Japanese would have gathered the resources needed to carry out the script.
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