- Oct 20, 2014
- Livonia, MI (Detroit-area suburb)
Oh this is wonderful. There is another version of this problem. Subordinate formations trading places to occupy FUPs. That is there are cases where subordinate formations are not assigned sub-objectives closest to each subordinate. Instead these will be given FUP's in the area where the other subordinate was. I am not talking about one subordinate being mech heavy and the other infantry heavy and these being realigned to the appropriate avenue of approach.SITREP Fri 12 Nov 21
Next I want to stop assaults in line from crossing paths. At the moment when conducting complex attacks in line the subAttack force assigned to the left FUP can actually aim for the right objective and vice versa. It's unrealistic and annoying. ...
Unless there's a separate reserve point where the second wave support is deployed, it occurs to me that the FUP is located at a distance that allows for fire support from the rear with some consideration of how much time it would take any of those reserves to get to the front line when called.One other thing on my list is to review the offsets used to deploy forces at the FUP. In my example above, not how far back the forward edge of the assault is from the four units up front.
If I recall correctly, unless a time is set by the player (e.g. tp support two or more separate coordinated orders), the notice was intended to tell the player the plan couldn't be coordinated and initiated before the game ends. If the player doesn't set a step off time and the AI calculated time is still inside the remaining game play time, why bother to check unless there's a replan (which starts a whole new planning cycle anyway),That "lack of time" notice has been around for a while, and it is quite a vexing annoyance, especially when no reason or warning is given and it appears there is plenty of game time left. I guess a good player will manually set the completion time.... but why? Maybe just a periodic message reminder to the player: "Sir, this task is taking longer than expected."