Initial thoughts/issues

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Twinkle
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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by Twinkle » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:13 am

The press G hardly ever works.

I very much doubt majority of beta testers did any testing except to check if they wanted to buy/play the game or not...

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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by mboog12 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:02 pm

G shows the los for the hex that's currently being hovered over.
Also, this must be a valid move hex for the unit. I think you're hovering over hexes that are outside the range of movement.

TangSooDo
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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by TangSooDo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:05 pm

It seems more like this: If it is a move phase and there is an artillery unit eligible to move, select that unit, then press G and this gives line of sight for the unit. I have experimented a few times, and it's worked every time this way. Just hovering doesn't do it, and it works only for artillery.

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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by TangSooDo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:23 pm

Chodan wrote:It seems more like this: If it is a move phase and there is an artillery unit eligible to move, select that unit, then press G and this gives line of sight for the unit. I have experimented a few times, and it's worked every time this way. Just hovering doesn't do it, and it works only for artillery.
A bit more about hovering: Once all of the above steps are taken, namely selecting an artillery unit during its movement phase, the cursor does have to hover over it when pressing G to get the LOS.

And here is where it's really useful: While the artillery is selected if you hover over any hex it can move to, you get the LOS from that hex.
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Twinkle
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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by Twinkle » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:24 pm

It is strange that I can see what units belong to an organisation before they move but not after. Consider highlight units in same organisation or keep the darker hexshade after they move.

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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by pzgndr » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:09 pm

Twinkle wrote:It is strange that I can see what units belong to an organisation before they move but not after. Consider highlight units in same organisation or keep the darker hexshade after they move.
+1 It would be helpful to highlight all corps units whenever one of its units is selected, before or after they move.

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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by uxbridge » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:33 am

I'd much rather see some permanent visual aid to differ units. Like colouring:
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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by pzgndr » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:14 pm

Two comments playing v1.03. There is still a screen centering issue when selecting a unit on the map; sometimes the map shifts toward the corps entry point rather than on the selected unit. Recommend centering on a selected unit if on the map, and on the entry point for a selected reinforcement. The other thing I noticed was a chit pull for a corps (e.g., US Cavalry) that had no brigades on the map anymore. I can understand the current turn if the last unit(s) was lost prior to the chit pull, but not for subsequent turns when there are no units on the map at start.

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Re: Initial thoughts/issues

Post by bott.2 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:40 pm

Love this game! Hopefully Antietam is next. I think this game could be considered a new and improved computer version of Across Five Aprils (Victory Games)?

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