From: Winnipeg, MB
So back in the game it seems, have noted some oddities which came to light lets say in the beginning of the "mid war" phase in my case Jan 43..this is scen2
a) IJ radar update/production:
I always thought the ground radar devices have a fixed rate of production and one must choose wisely were to update the rare radar devices. However this seems not to be the case as more radars are produced then the fixed rate. So basically it is possible to update all radars if you have enough supplies and a legit source (eg. a bigger base with enough supplies and/or a HQ). The problem with a missing update link for one of the IJA radars was already fixed in one of the patches, so this works now. But does not the IJ now get to many radars, while in reality they were scarce?
I don't know if that scenario provides extra radars for the Japanese, but I suspect you are looking at the older radars returned to the pools when the new ones are rolled out. If the pool's "Used" column shows a - (minus) sign in front of the number, that is the old devices returned to the pool.
b) old stuff production:
I also thought that that "greyed" out devices are outdated and can not be produced anymore. That is also wrong, they can be produced, eg. the Krupp 75mm mountain gun. This is nitpicking probably but in reality an old mountain gun perhaps from WW1 could not be produced anymore. Only old stock could be used, if this runs out then the device will vanish over time. However they could be substituted by the normal more modern mountain gun from regular production
Again, this sounds like old devices returned to the pools rather than new production. The old obsolete devices will just sit there unless some unit is still drawing them.
c) IJ ship radar upgrade, strange:
Noted that some ship classes without much AA capacity get as 1st radar update an air radar. Eg. older DDs which now serve more as escorts, patrols or ASW ships in backwaters. Makes not much sense, these should get an SS (surface - surface) radar not an SA (surface - air) ? Or are these more supposed to be "radar pickets" against air raids like the USN practise?
This could be just the historical pattern if Japan developed air search radars before surface search radars, and had more factories producing the former. If you have lots of them and almost none of the surface search, why not give them to the ships that are getting other upgrade work done? I don't think the IJN had real radar pickets for their fleet, but they had a lot of small escorts with merchant convoys that would want warning of aircraft.
d) Tactical question re. evacuations
Is there a good guide or tipps how to conduct evacuations from positions which are or can be isolated and the enemy has air superiority and possibly at sea in this area too? One can use flying boats to evacuate troops and light devices. With ships it is quite difficult I guess. There is a pick up option for amphib and fast transports I believe. Fast transport how will they function, run in at night, load as fast as possible and than run away still at night ?
You can also use a Fast Transport (FT) TF to run in and out and retrieve the troops from a coastal hex whether or not there is a base there. Set the TF as FT, set the destination, and when the button or text "Pick Up Troops" appears, click on that. I haven't used this enough to be sure, but I think the FT TF may behave like a Bombardment TF - i.e. it first moves close enough, then next turn dashes at full speed to pick up the troops and dashes out to get maximum distance from enemy threats. Be sure to set the TF to Direct/Absolute routing.
You can also use a Sub Transport TF to pick up cadres of units so you can rebuild them rather than buying them back.
e) This is linked to above, if the port is "0" but nav support is present at the base, the nav support value will not be shown in the base screen. But will the support still help in loading / unloading? Or is it useless to base nav support at port "0" ?
There has been some discussion on this recently and I am unclear as to the status of the latest change, but I think it ended up that the NS is helping but can't be displayed on the base screen because the Port does not exist. Can anyone verify/correct this?
< Message edited by BBfanboy -- 4/18/2018 1:43:04 PM >
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