From: Vancouver, BC
Hi - I am in the middle of my first game of SC WWII: War in Europe and am struggling as the Axis to complete my conquest of Great Britain. Supply is a big constraint for my forces, since unlike France or Poland, there are no land rail links back to Major Supply Centers in Germany. I have brought over two German generals to help bump up the supply from captured British towns but am having a hard time figuring out the optimal placement. Most of the towns in the Midlands after being captured (if they have not been damaged) are worth 3 resource points to me. According to the HQ supply distribution rules, a full strength HQ should bump up 3-5 incoming resources to 8 in its own hex. But in many cases, my generals only generate 6 points of supply and it seems to vary by the town. For example, I can get a supply of 8 from an HQ stationed in Coventry (worth 3 resource points) but only 6 from an HQ stationed Birmingham next door (also worth 3 resource points). Why the difference? I can’t figure out the factors which would explain this.
Also, can HQs bump up each other’s supply levels if placed nearby? For example, if one General on a 3 resource level town generates level 8 supply, could that feed into another general two hexes away on a 6 supply level hex, enabling the second general to increase supply distribution to 10? I tried this one turn and it did not seem to work, but I don’t know why not.