From: Winnipeg, MB
I guess I need to clarify that I completely understand the "real life" ability of the ships. What I am asking is whether "the game" actually calculates the probability of hitting mines differently if a DMS (or other MS capability ship type) is in a TF that is not dedicated as a MS/TF?
The first step in minesweeping is to detect the minefield. Before that happens, the chances of your ships hitting a mine depend on the size of the minefield and how close your ships are going to shore. (e.g. Bombardment TFs set for "Escorts Do Not Bombard" will remain further out from shore and rarely hit mines).
Once the minefield is detected, the minesweepers available will automatically start sweeping the mines, presumably increasing detection still further. Non-MS TFs will also learn about the mines and mostly avoid them, but this may not be in place until the administrative steps at the end of the turn in which the mines were discovered. - I.E. if your MS TF discovers the minefield during the night phase of the turn, it may take until the beginning of the next turn before the rest of your TFs know about the minefield. This can happen for your own minefields too - when your MLs lay a new minefield, wait until next day before operating valuable ships in that hex.
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