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by cnash
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Tournaments and Multiplayer
Topic: Opponents wanted for Kuibyshev
Replies: 0
Views: 26088

Opponents wanted for Kuibyshev

I have a strategy I want to try out for defending the Kuibyshev scenario in the Stalingrad campaign. I'm therefore looking for opponents to play on the Axis side. (I'm also not sure how or even whether it's possible to start an online game as P2, so my partners may need to be the ones to start the g...
by cnash
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations

No, that makes a lot of sense. And it lines up better with the manual than what I'd been imagining, which was [a clumsy system that won't benefit anyone by being typed out here]. What I get from this is that it's not especially useful to finesse my attacks by killing or suppressing one or two steps ...
by cnash
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations

So you think the program calculates the odds number (as a float), applies a random modifier, and then rounds the result to the nearest integer and looks up the results on a chart. And, importantly, that it doesn't round the odds number off until after applying the random modifier. The odds number di...
by cnash
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Re: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations

Okay, so, suppose I'm the Axis, and I need to attack a soviet tank corps (4/3/5+1/6), with four active and no suppressed steps. It's in a forest, so there's no armor shift, but it's not entrenched or veteran. No specialist step. The point is, its defense combat total is 12. I have two panzer divisio...
by cnash
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations
Replies: 7
Views: 16025

Odds numbers, combat outcomes, calculations

When the game looks at odds numbers to determine combat outcomes, does it refer to the integer values that are displayed on the info sheet, or does it refer to a floating-point (or somehow else continuous) value that's hidden from the user? That is, does a unit that's just shy of making an odds numb...
by cnash
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Supply Mechanics?
Replies: 4
Views: 14698

Re: Supply Mechanics?

In AGC, you must take Bialystok before you can advance past Baranovichi. There's no other way. The Bialystok objective is also a rail junction that connects the supply source near Warsaw (not labelled in the scenario map, it's the two-hex city on the southwest edge) to the rail lines leading to Viln...
by cnash
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Supply Mechanics?
Replies: 4
Views: 14698

Re: Supply Mechanics?

What scenarios are you having trouble with? In some scenarios, you need to use your logistics assets to upgrade a supply source; in others, you can just use airlifts. But the main thing to do is to capture rail lines that extend your rail-enabled supply sources to supply the whole territory. For ins...
by cnash
Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Manual doesn't explain frontline sweeping right.
Replies: 3
Views: 4381

Re: Manual doesn't explain frontline sweeping right.

I see. I had understood (1) to be declaring the scope of the subsequent clauses. But instead, it means that every adjacent cisriparian hex is evaluated for sweeping-along according to the rules in (2). Also, what's the deal with sweeping-along when a unit is destroyed? I've observed that if I destro...
by cnash
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Manual doesn't explain frontline sweeping right.
Replies: 3
Views: 4381

Manual doesn't explain frontline sweeping right.

According to my version of the manual, you sweep up territory when you advance a unit according to a simple formula. If you [come to] own a majority of a hex's neighbors (not counting those across a river), you take control of that hex, unless it's immune for one of three reasons: it's a city, it's ...