From: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Good advice from all. +1 on the last two posts.
I always like making NZ a hub for SoPac.
AS RJ points out you need oil for the refineries. Many players would eschew the effort and focus on fuel since it is the end product you need for the HI and the navy. I try to do like RJ and get oil there, especially before the tapline of both commodities from the DEI is cut off.
Many players will also eschew getting enough fuel to OZ to run its HI and will counsel turning off the HI. I prefer to leave it on and make the effort to get enough fuel there for both the HI and navy. If you fuel the HI, OZ will produce enough supply to take care of itself, allowing you to push your building SoPac stockpiles elsewhere.
Managing your logistics takes some forethought and planning. Experimentation is the best way to discover what works and what doesn't, giving you a framework for the forethought and the planning. No way to master it but to wade in and muck it up.
A related question for you HansBolter:
So, if the input for Heavy Industry is 20 resources and 2 fuel, wouldn't the Allied player want to import oil for the refineries (as you and others mentioned) but lots of Resources out of the DEI before collapse?
Or perhaps I am off-base and Australia has all the resources it needs as input already? I am confused by this. Twenty sure seems like a hell of a lot of resources to have to come up with for each and every Heavy Industry plant production turn.
Please enlighten me.
Have never invested the effort in totaling the resource production in OZ and comparing it against the industry need as once fuel is supplied in sufficient quantity, both LI and HI produce without shortages.
This implies that there is plenty of resource production in OZ to handle the local need. However, I have been known to ship the accumulating resources at places like Port Headland that are not connected to the continent wide rail/road network to ports that are connected. Why? Just because I can and it 'feels' realistic to do so.
As and aside, Pearl is short on resources for the LI located there. It can be supplied by establishing a Continuous Supply convoy between Pearl and Hilo, which produces resources. A single xAKL is sufficient for this job.
< Message edited by HansBolter -- 8/28/2019 7:23:35 PM >