I wanted to mention this and see what everyone has to say about it.
As you know, I have been toying around with the LIVE: Kuril Sunrise scenario. I originally played the game from the Japanese side, and now I have flipped over to the Russian side.
I have found something that possibly needs to be addressed/corrected (it has nothing to do with this scenario on particular) but with the Doctrine Settings with regard to when a unit should withdraw, or RTB.
In this scenario the Russians have a Tu-142A Bear F Mod 1 which is searching for enemy subs out in front of the convoy. There are tankers nearby, and whenever the Bear is in need of fuel, it runs to the tanker. So, that all works fine. But, there is a problem. The Bear has long since used up all of its RGB-1 and RGB-2 sonobouys. So, the plane really can't do much searching for any enemy subs. The Doctrine provides several situations with regard as to when to withdraw, but not having any sonobouys isn't one. So, as long as the Bear has its main weapon, the torpedoes (of course it does, it can't find anything to shoot at), it stays on station until it runs low on fuel. Since the tanker is present, it runs to the tanker, refuels, and comes back to the convoy were it provides next to nothing. If the Bear had used up its weapons, then it would be replaced by any number of other Bears that are waiting at the base. If the tanker wasn't there, then it would have to RGB. But, the tanker is there by design to fuel many units, including the Bear.
So, what I am suggesting is the addition of a button, or a modification of an existing button to allow for units that are primarily searchers to be able to RTB once their sonobouys (etc.) have been exhausted.
If there is another way to make this happen that I am obviously not aware of, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.