From: Winnipeg, MB
I play mod Between The Storm made on basis of this mod. Strangeness also happens in it.
For example, my Air TF, in my Base did not leave port for about 8 turns. Fuel, weapons were all full! The enemy was not around, except for enemy base in 2 hexes, nearby. Tried to give different orders, nothing helped.
Can mod affect mechanics of the game? I thought that mod changes characteristics of units only.
It could depend on what the mod tinkered with in the editor. Player designed mods typically are not allowed access to the game code so they can't change the way the game behaves during calculations as it decides what to do. Changing Leader characteristics in the Editor could affect how your TF behaves. The most likely explanation is that the enemy is close and your threat tolerance is set too low. Also check that the Air TF does not have "retirement allowed" set as it could be leaving and returning during the turn so it looks like it stayed there.
Did you set your bombers to Naval Strike with a search component? Even from port the TF should be able to launch 50% of its aircraft.
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