Problems with new version of WarPlan

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Roar More
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Problems with new version of WarPlan

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I am playing the 1939 scenario in the updated version and have run into some problems. Carrier groups cannot hunt subs. Canada does not have any HQ leaders, only a subordinate. Into May 1942 and the U-boats are invincible. Nary a one has been sunk. Is it me or the game?
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RE: Problems with new version of WarPlan

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Sub hunting was removed.

Basically you sit on the convoy route with CV and/or DD and get a higher percent to damage / sink the subs.

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RE: Problems with new version of WarPlan

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I played the entire 1939 scenario without the Allies invading Vichy territory. Vichy entered on the Allied side with the liberation o Paris, but as three separate entities. Vichy France units cannot combine with other Vichy Corps. Vichy France only had 10 rail available, making it impossible to move corps by rail. North Africa and Syria each had 30 rail. No leaders were available for Vichy HQs. Additionally, Syria produced no manpower, making it impossible to replace losses. I inadvertently produced two Vichy French HQs and could not disband the extra one after it was produced.

The only U-boats sunk during the course of the game were by land based aircraft. For most of the game, over 30 escorts were deployed to no avail. Why bother producing escorts?

There were numerous problems with Canadian production. Other than combat units, where did it go? Did the supply trucks, merchant marine landing ships and escorts become part of the UK pool? Also, nine shipyards disappeared. I went from 15 to 6. Also, Canadian air units can only get the enhanced reinforcement if stacked with or adjacent to a Canadian HQ.

There is no advantage to advancing escort research beyond '44. The attributes are the same for both years, according to the chart.
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