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Question regarding support unit commitment from HQ - 7/20/2020 12:54:48 PM   
Torben23

 

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Hi! Where do you put your support units? Corps HQ only? Or also in the Army HQ? Do Army HQs and Army Group HQs commit support units at all? Thank you!!
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RE: Question regarding support unit commitment from HQ - 7/20/2020 1:41:21 PM   
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It depends on the SU.

Basically, SUs in a Corps HQ have a chance to support any battle for that Corps. SUs in a Division or lower always support that unit - you’ll see their CV go up as you attach them.

Armies usually aren’t close enough to the front to lend support...but having the widest command radius and being the first ones that can really reinforce a beachhead or pull from/send to virtually anywhere, are often a good place to keep construction units and assemble support until you need to assign it.

To that point, the rule of thumb is you stick artillery with a Corps, direct combat stuff like tank or ost battalions in the units. The Americans in particular should have virtually every every unit maxed out with attached tanks, engineers, SP arty, etc. while their Corps have six artillery battalions. The CW are still SU rich, but slightly less so - and their Corps can’t send as much artillery support as the Americans - but some of their SUs, like the Assault Engineers, can turn a unit into a powerhouse. The axis have a weird mix of not having that many SUs comparatively, quite a few being little more than fodder, and then hidden things like Tiger Battalions that only add a point or two of CV, but massively affect the actual combat they fight in.

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RE: Question regarding support unit commitment from HQ - 7/20/2020 1:48:01 PM   
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Thank you very much man - very helpful!

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RE: Question regarding support unit commitment from HQ - 7/21/2020 2:05:19 AM   
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To expand on what Loki said, tank, engineer, and SP artillery SU's should either be assigned to a combat unit if they're healthy, or assigned to an Amry HQ sitting on a nice big depot/railyard to recover if they're unhealthy, then shuttled back to combat units after they recover. If they're really unhealthy you should transfer them to UK Home Forces (moved to Birmingham) or AFHQ (moved to Oran). Both of those cities are level 4 supply centers.

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RE: Question regarding support unit commitment from HQ - 7/21/2020 7:40:27 PM   
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Cheers!

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RE: Question regarding support unit commitment from HQ - 7/25/2020 8:48:56 AM   
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....tank, engineer, and SP artillery SU's should either be assigned to a combat unit if they're healthy....


How do you know if they are healty or not?

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