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by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?

...I'll keep you posted -- Thanks mate we're all ears, and thanks for sending me the scen file, I'll get on it..:) Meanwhile this couple of ideas might kickstart the lazies- 1- Give each lazy tank a big dollop of experience. 2- Place another two or three US flags along the front line as "bait" to t...
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?

Here's a little trick I use in all my scens to make sure most enemy units are spotted so that it might spur any lazy units to advance towards them. I set an AI air patrol with a recce aircraft like this AI Storch in a Poland 1939 scen I'm working on, I've set several patrol points around the map so ...
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?

Hey Conboy I just remembered another thread of mine from a few weeks ago about "lazy" units which might give you some more clues..:)- http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=374&t=91400 It touches on Aggression levels, as apparently if the Agg level is left at default '50', the AI tends to h...
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?

Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out? Hi mate I did a thread about it a couple of weeks ago which might give you some clues- http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=374&t=92041 In a nutshell, my AI attack force kept dropping off valuable units to garrison rear area flag hexes duri...
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

Horst wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:56 pm
..Only structures can do some damage against targets in the water..
Which structures?
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

Last time I checked, the undetectable trait only worked in the classes.txt file. If we delete the trait " undetectable " for the classe [SUBMARINE] from the file "classes.txt" and add this " undetectable " trait to all the submerged submarines in the file "units.csv" ? Sadly guys I'm just a grunt w...
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

New test- THE BOMBARD ORDER HAS NO EFFECT ON SURFACED SUBS 1- I select 'Bombard' (circled) 2- and get a choice of which hexes to clobber. 3- So I order the two guns to bombard the surfaced sub for multiple turns, 4- but the sub isn't even scratched, and its efficiency stays at 10. (I suppose one of ...
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

SURFACED SUBS , some spotting tests 1- The surfaced AI Balao is adjacent to a Jap town but the townsfolk can't detect it. 2- But if I deploy a jap unit in the town it detects the sub (but can't fire at it) 3- To find out if guns can engage subs, I placed the surfaced sub adjacent to these guns, the...
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

FINDING SUBMERGED SUBS Okay, now that we've found out that submerged subs can't be detected by aircraft or sonar, the tests below show how we CAN detect them- Below: The submerged Balao is in the circled hex and in the left pic I order the Akizuki 43 destroyer to steam over it without stopping, and...
by PoorOldSpike
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

What's this? Sonar can't detect submerged subs??? Left pic- I placed my Jap destroyer in the middle of 5 AI US Balao submerged stationary subs, but after several turns of pinging none of them were detected! Right pic- it was only after they surfaced that the destroyer was able to spot them! I ran th...
by PoorOldSpike
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Why can't my planes see surfaced subs?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Why can't my planes see surfaced subs?

Thanks Horst, this proves what I've always said- namely that hands-on up-to-the-minute tests are the best way of checking out units and gameplay etc because they cut clean through what might have been written in outdated manuals etc..:) EDIT- I've just discovered that sonar can't detect submerged su...
by PoorOldSpike
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

Mystery solved, AIRCRAFT CANNOT SPOT SUBS even if they're surfaced! Horst just told me this in the Scenario Design thread- "Yeah, it’s sadly the truth that only adjacent ships and ground units can detect surfaced submarines. It’s tied to the undetectable trait each sub has which is also used by mine...
by PoorOldSpike
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Why can't my planes see surfaced subs?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Why can't my planes see surfaced subs?

It's such an important question that it badly needs to be addressed, I've run tests but am stumped. In this typical vanilla 7.1.8 test there's a surfaced (repeat surfaced) AI US Balao sub in that circled hex, but although my player-controlled E13A1 recon plane has stopped right over it, the sub is n...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

DESTROYER ON THE HUNT TESTS (vanilla 7.1.8 ) https://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/sub4/sub4001/oob-tip_zps1go9cqcf.jpg~original Below: Using that island for reference, I placed a stationary AI US Balao sub 5 hexes south of it (circled) I waited half a dozen turns to give the sub time...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Please convince me this is different from Panzer General!
Replies: 25
Views: 3144

Re: Please convince me this is different from Panzer General!

But what I don't see is the post to which you were replying "If you're talking about Fantasy General . . ." I remember that post looked a bit weird.. Well I've just juggled my forum display settings and am now seeing all the posts in this thread again (I think) this thread is about 4 years old so I...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

..if you look through commanders.txt, there are plenty of references to "naval_attack" and "naval_defense" but not "torpedo_attack" or "torpedo_defense.".. Interesting, I suppose I could tweak files to see what effect it has, but I never do that because I prefer to always stick with out-of-the-box ...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Please convince me this is different from Panzer General!
Replies: 25
Views: 3144

Re: Please convince me this is different from Panzer General!

Erik2 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 am
I can still see all posts.
Strange, I can only see five, perhaps I need to re-configure my forum display settings.

PS- And in my 'Submarine Warfare' thread, Prataa posted in it yesterday (18 June at 21:27) but a big part of his post is just empty space with no text or picture in it, weird..
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Please convince me this is different from Panzer General!
Replies: 25
Views: 3144

Re: Please convince me this is different from Panzer General!

Weird, this thread had 16 replies and the original poster mentioned Fantasy General, but for some reason most posts have vanished and now I'm only seeing a couple..
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

Mojko wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:37 am
..note that the target is using torpedo defense attribute (as opposed to naval defense (small or large)...
Sorry, what does that mean? I didn't give the enemy AI ships any attributes at all.
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 35
Views: 858

Re: Submarine Warfare

THE 'TORPEDO IMPROVEMENTS' SPECIALISATION (US 'Balao'-class sub, static, submerged, 1 hex range, v.7.1.8 ) This first pic is without the Specialisation- https://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/sub4/sub4001/oob-torpsAA_zpsransowtz.jpg~original And this second pic is with the Specialisati...

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