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It appears that Engineers approach seems to work just fine. The key is, as mentioned, that the AI could recall EF early or not at all and completely defeat the purpose of making them EF in the first place. A human player would (hopefully) play correctly and maintain them as an independent unit until such time as it was necesssary for them to be evacuated to save the unit for future combat.

I have actually gone ahead and modified the 36 scenario so that this is not needed. I went ahead and made the units US units, actually moving them into the US .inc and I will maintain them as independents working for PHI.

The only step I have left is to track the leaders and modify those ID's so that I do not end up with 2 Mac's etc. This may be the best solution for the US player, although I am sure the AI ad the US would ship everything out instantly. This may be worth looking into for future CORE releases. It seems obvious that PHI once under attack from Japan, and on the verge of being overrun would not sacrifice untis but transfer power to the US so that they may fight on from US soil.

Just my 2cents though.
 
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US Forces in the Phillipines

Hi, Bigcat. The US forces in the Phillipines used to be just straight US troops. When the logistic distance effect got magnified along the way from the original release, the US ground forces ended up being rendered almost ineffective due to the length of their supply line. I think as an expeditionary force, they trace supply from Manila so that is taken care of. I'd need to reopen a save game to verify that.

There's a weak argument to make the Phillipines owned/non-national US territory. That has its own set of problems but solves the logistics issue.
 

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You bring up an excellent point regarding the magnified logistics penalty. I had not thought about it that way. Tonight I will start a fresh game with the forces under US control and see if there is any logistics problems.

I am sure there has to be some sort of way this can be solved for good. I am sure I am not the first person to run into this situation. It only seems natural that an American commander when pulling out would retreat to their own soil, even if they were commanding non-US forces.