I use wp's all the time for CS with great success. Don't overlook the little box titled something like "use same path on return".
I can get my convoys to do everything I can imagine, follow the exact route I want, re-fuel exactly where I want, load and unload what I want for both trips, etc.
One of the later updates allowed for missions speed instead of just cruise which cut a lot of losses.
How can you avoid re-fueling at home port? I can't for the life of me figure it out.
I have no problems with waypoints & return trip routing & speed, except for when waypoints coincide with the destination hex.
Choose the end where you want the re-fueling to ocurr to be the homeport (if it is one of the ends). in your case, it would mean flip the convoy to home port at the other side.
EX: Palembang is the home port for the convoy, not Nagasaki.
Ah, but you see you are still filling up the tanks at one end or the other. And if you flip them, you are must carry something both ways.
I guess I am just trying to really conserve the fuel too much.
I guess I am missing something here. Gimme an example of what you want to do ...
Well, I primarily use Adens and Lima to run CS for resources. There is close to 200 of them give or take, and I tend to use lots draining Hokkaido and Sakhalin of resources in single ship convoys. A steady stream. I would love to give them say 200 fuel instead of 1,000 or 1,500 taken with the fuel taken from Hokkaido and Sakhalin. The goal always is to have enough resources on Honshu to shut down resource convoys entirely in the late game.
Sakhalin I let run dry of fuel, but I need to check the ships every now and then when they run dry. Perhaps I can automate this too, with a small tanker delivery on CS? Not sure that the fuel would be distributed equally though.
Hokkaido has HI and must have fuel stocks.
And then it would be nice if the most at risk merchant ships, the tankers, were carrying only tactical fuel loads too and their escorts.
ok, so still not clear ...
Between Alfred and me, we are saying the same thing and it works.
CS TF's refuel at the home port. So, you always want the home port to be the location that you want to suck fuel from, like Palembang or Sakhalin. Then choose "Do not refuel" and it won't refuel at the destination.
Now the tricky ones are where you do not want fuel to be taken at either end. Then, I use waypoints. I cannot eliminate all fuel loss at the home port, but if I fully refuel at the closest location to the home port, I can minimize the fuel loss at the home port.