From: Winnipeg, MB
I sit corrected Lowpe, you're right, there is nothing in the manual that talks about an Air HQ conferring better coordination. Section 188.8.131.52 details what the Air HQ does. The last bullet on 8.1.1 also elaborates. Clearly an Air HQ can help a strike by aiding in more aircraft in the strike, but it doesn't directly aid in coordination of that strike between differing elements that I can see. Sorry for the confusion.
No, you don't stand corrected. You were correct in the earlier post.
Coordination chance is improved if groups are within flying range of their Air HQ. Confirmed by michaelm75au himself in January 2011.
Those arguing to the contrary is once again another instance of players relying upon their anecdotal evidence which is worthless because they don't actually rigorously observe what happens.
Thanks Alfred, I didn't see anything in the manual and didn't know about Michaeim's clarification. But I did operate under the impression that Air HQs did have a role. Thanks again for the input.
The HQs try to contribute on coordination but early in the game with low experience levels and lesser skilled leaders, the Allied air units have a lot of problems with coordination. I think that is why people were thinking the Air HQ must not help. Overall experience of the pilots is probably the biggest factor (other than weather which you have no control over).
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