For the Germans...it is probably irrelevant. I would only build up airfields on cities that have or will have flak.
The allies though....I find it hard to see it being something terribly abused. There are a lot of perfectly good named locations to build airfields on..and you do get a lot of free level 2 airfields from invasions. (which, I might add..can be done on friendly hexes)
I find that once I am on the continent....and I have pushed beyond my British and invasion airfields....I don't have a lot of need.
As for Italy..well..I suppose there could be a couple built. But I would also like to have them near a freight source...even better if they are on a depot. Also my engineers are usually quite occupied repairing rail yards, and ports. And even rail lines.
It's funny...all this time and it never occurred to me to try this. But then I would probably never drop air freight on a hex that wasn't an airfield. It is not worth the loss. 8k worth of freight is much better then 4k worth. Even if it is delayed until the logistics step for delivery to a unit.
In Torch to Tunisia campaign I have often found that frontline Axis troops don't receive supplies/ammo/fuel for more turns. I don't know if it depends of broken rail (that never get repaired), bad terrain, bad dice rolls or all of them.
The AF near the frontline are few so I became used to airdrop freight directly to units and I discovered this feature.
For how many hex supplies flow from AFs to units? I noticed that supplies airdropped to AFs sometimes go instantly to units and sometimes not. In the latter case I assumed they were lost, instead are they moving next turn?
Airdropped supply is distributed among units at a range of 1 from drop hex. So you can supply adjacent to the AF units by air.
I'm also playing Torch To Tunisia, depots in Tunisia are pretty far from my units, weather isn't too good either, but using transport planes really help the situation, I can afford supplying the whole 5th Panzer Army by air, and this is considering the fact that the whole army isn't really involved in the fight, so i need to take care only of the half of it.
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