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Subject: Repairs and the Forces phase rss

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Daniel Berger
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During the Forces phase, wouldn't it be easier to drop damaged ships when returning your fleet to its Base level, effectively repairing most of your ships for free, since you could then redraw them?

It struck us that the port repair capacity won't come into play very often, except maybe to repair one or two key ships while dumping the rest.

We were playing the first scenario, so is this more of an issue in scenarios with larger numbers of ships? What are we missing?
 
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stephen newberg
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It is perfectly normal, if required to demobilize down at the end of a turn, to decommission ships that are damaged rather than repair them. This is exactly what would have been done except, as you note, if it is important to keep that particular ship as it is a major vessel for some reason. Repair points are very limited, as you will have noticed. Save them for the ships that are hurt but you really want to keep between turns.

However, you will eventually find yourself in turns where the battles simply produce more losses and damage than you can handle this way and some damage is going to hold over between turns as not repaired, or you will have to sail the ships without them being fully fixed. And yes, this will vary somewhat as you get to the other scenarios, particularly the Napoleonic Wars one.

So, you headed in the right direction from the standpoint of overall strategy for how to use repairs and new forces. You just have not yet hit the wall where you really need the repair capacity, and later when you need it and there is not enough.

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