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Monsoon - 4/24/2020 1:09:33 PM   
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I have been advised by various members that I am approaching the Monsoon season in Burma as the Allied and that may help me stave off the Japanese thrusts.
Try as I might, I cannot find the effects of the Monsoon on anything. There is a vague reference to weather affecting air missions.
The Manual Index has weather and weather and air missions but neither of those items tell me what Monsoon does to movement or combat. Or supplies or engineering works etc.
Can a kind soul point me to where in the manual I can find what Monsoon does?
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RE: Monsoon - 4/24/2020 1:21:38 PM   
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Try this thread in the main forum....GP
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4799858

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RE: Monsoon - 4/24/2020 8:01:02 PM   
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Monsoon slows down land supply movement

If you look at bases in the Burma Area you will see that some have a supply cap shown
beside the supply. For Bangkok Supply (max 8000)
(See the base screen for Bangkok shown below)

In the game, the number shown on the base screen is the max supply cap during the dry season.
It would be half that during Monsoon. Monsoon season is May 15 to Oct 15.

The supply cap is the maximum supply that a base can receive in one day from supply Land movement
(airlifts, sea-lifts, etc. do not count towards the cap)
….. as per Witpqs in post number24.
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3793632

This also shows in the editor as ME. The ME means Monsoon Factor.
The supply cap number shown beside it in the Editor is a factor to be multiplied
by the port size, airfield size and fortification level added together.
(Ref LargeSlowTarget post number 10)

Bangkok during the dry season would have 1000 x (P+A+F) = X (To Max of 8,000)
The (P+A+F) is coded into the base attribute so it cannot exceed the number 8 in Bangkok.

During Monsoon season (May 15 to Oct 15) the game code makes the factor half what is shown in the Editor.
Bangkok would have 500 x (P+A+F) = X (To Max of 4,000)
Because the (P+A+F) is hard coded to not exceed the number 8 in Bangkok.

If you look at the supply cap for bases in Burma you can see that during Monsoon season
daily supply movement to bases overland gets brutal.

If you have heavy operations going on you want to consider airlift if you have it.
Build up your airfields and fortifications if you can, that will help.





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RE: Monsoon - 4/25/2020 9:17:31 AM   
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Thanks
Although there seems to be a lot of discussion on what happens with LCUs outside bases. I will try and build up my bases before the Monsoon hits and hope I have enough P+AF+F to allow me a reasonable supply chain. And with the Japanese having only just invaded, they are a bit behind in bringing up the P+AF+F factor, or at least I hope.
Does Monsoon affect cross country movement?

I have been reluctant to look at the editor in case I inadvertently changed something I don't need changed.
I have looked at it a bit since reading the above posts, as I justify this by saying to myself that this is what Allied Int Agencies would know anyway. A lot of it is obviously computer geekese to me but I think I have picked up a number of interesting points that may explain a few things.
Thanks again.

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RE: Monsoon - 4/25/2020 1:10:59 PM   
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I understand that the only thing that the monsoon does in the game is to limit supply. It was added later. But it is also in the malarial one. So fatigue and disruption to up with fewer supplies at the bases. It may appear that the units outside of the bases are better supplied but that is because the units can collect supplies from every eligible base.

To increase supplies even more, bombers can also transport supply. I think that every fraction of a supply unit translates into a supply unit so even the small 1E bombers could move a decent amount of supply. Just give them some rest along with the transport of supply.

Supply bases is where the Emily Transport should shine.

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