From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
The easiest and quickest way for you as Allies to see how this works is to set up a CS convoy from Hilo to Oahu in the Hawaiian islands. Have it start in either direction if you want but it is better to start in Hilo as I will explain later.
Get the xAKL or two to Hilo with an escort with an ASW value in a Cargo TF. The ASW value need not be much nor a big main gun but it keeps the enemy subs submerged so they don't also attack with their deck and AAA guns. Once in Hilo, dock it and start to load resources, then set the destination to Oahu then change the control from "Human"to "CS Convoy." You see, Oahu has industry but not enough resources. to supply the industry. They really need that good Kona coffee there, as a long haul trucker you should know that.
Hilo will need some supplies, especially if you build up the port and airfield with an engineering unit to have another staging area in the Hawaiian Islands. So for the return cargo, hit the switch and go from "None" to "Supplies." When you have enough supplies in Hilo and the warehouse are getting full according to the base limits, set the return cargo from "Supplies" to "None."
You may still have to bring in more resources but those can be brought in to Oahu from ships returning from hauling supplies to Noumea. You can also load resources in transports (AP type vessels, civilian or military) as well as your AG support vessels if you have at least one AK type vessel (civilian or military) at the start of the loading process. It is more efficient to do that than it is to load resources in the mainland North America and haul those resources to Hilo than it is to haul supplies to Hilo since it give you fewer supplies for the same amount of cargo space.
As far as I know, there is no way to form a CS Convoy in a port carrying no cargo to another port but returning with a cargo. That is why it is probably a lot better to start in Hilo so when the supplies there are starting to overflow, you don't have to redo the convoy. There are enough clicks in the game, no need to make more.
Alfred is the really knowledgeable person for the game and he will cite chapter and verse and/or link to threads. He is usually correct.
If you want to, you can also haul resources from two ports in Alaska to Fort Rupert in Big Canada Land.
Thank you for the comment about my knowledge of the game. Enjoy the game and have fun.
< Message edited by RangerJoe -- 12/19/2020 1:02:19 AM >
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