What does that mean? I think that supports ships always have purpose in a game like this. If i cannot rearm,refuel or restock my fleet, how is supposed to achieve my goals? unless your are planning short campaigns in the game. And from the enemy side, there would be a great target to hit. Ask England about that, when we hit the Atlantic Conveyor on Malvinas war, with the Chinooks and a lot of stuff for the infantry people.- Support ships may not be present in the game, since they "have little purpose in a game centered on combat".