From: Denver Colorado
How to and details are located here in the manual but do need tweaking.
5.3.9. Air transport Mode (F9) and
16.3.5 Air Transport Missions
The nitty gritty on how it works is as follows:
Air tranport groups must be within 5MP of railhead to airdrop.
Air tranport groups must also be within 20MP of staging base and the staging base. I don't know what the distance is between Staging base and target. But this is not in the manual.
Only air transports can drop both fuel amd supply
Bombers can only drop supply and it MUST be the first thing they do in the turn. (I.e. no air miles).
Escorts for transports
Max range between figher group and staging base or between staging base and target cannot be greater than the max range of the aircraft. This makes sense with the manual agreeing, if not spelling it out.
There's also a max mission range for the total distance between fighter group and target as flown via the staging base. It appears to be about one and half times the max group range rounded down. In this instance 15+7=22, roughly.
Anybody got any thoughts?
Why are my JU52s dropping roughly 30% of the possible fuel? If I have 300 ton capacity, I only drop 100 tons...
I haven't played in a while, but in my last edition, you needed to place an Airbase (any kind) in or adjacent to the targeted drop hex, but at least you'd get most of your fuel. Now I can't seem to make any impact on the amount of fuel successfully dropped by Ju52s, and that rather upsets me.
Spring 2018-Playing: Demyansk Shield: Frozen Fortress; Advanced Squad Leader,
Rulebooks: ASL (always ASL), Holland'44, Demyansk Shield: Frozen Fortress