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How to assign officers to 30 man Chasseur squad?
aiidiiDate: Friday, 22/December/2017, 10:24 PM | Message # 1
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I can create 30 men strong chasseur squad through game files and I can even create 120 men strong chasseur company with officer, standard bearer and drummer...But how to assign just an officer to a 30 man strong chasseur squad?

Added (22/December/2017, 9:15 PM)
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I've got it working!

Below is the example for France nation.

There are two game files to edit (They can be found in BfE\Run\Data): France.NDS and Orders.LST

1. France.NDS
Scroll down to OFFICERS section and change the following lines:
UnitEgrNG(FR) NONE 1
LINE   1 #LINE15COSEGR 1 UnitEgrNG(FR)

to

UnitEgrNG(FR) NONE UnitOf(FR) 1
LINE   1 #LINE30COSEGR 1 UnitEgrNG(FR)

2. Orders.LST
Find the following formation:
#LINE30COSEGR SYM2 9 2 9 3 1 2

* * * * * * * * * *

* * * * * * * * * *

* * * * * * * * * *

and change it to

#LINE30COSEGR SYM2 9 2 9 3 1 2
             C

* * * * * * * * * *

* * * * * * * * * *

* * * * * * * * * *

Now France will have 30 man Chasseur squads to which you can assign an officer.

You can do the same to any nation just make sure to change the nation abbreviation (FR, EN, PR,...) appropriately.

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Added (22/December/2017, 10:24 PM)
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Special note:

Poland nation does not have Chasseurs in a vanilla game. So you will have to give them one of the Chasseur/Jäger units from one of the other nations if you want them to have any. This will result in those two being almost identical (there will be some difference depending on the nation colour selected for that particular map) if used at the same time during gameplay (e.g.: if you give them French Chasseurs and then play with Poland against France).


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Message edited by aiidii - Saturday, 23/December/2017, 0:08 AM
 
michaelcolumbiDate: Friday, 26/January/2018, 0:40 AM | Message # 2
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Hello!

Yes, you are right.

But this has one disadvantage:

Since this formation #LINE30COSEGR is also used for the Egypt (Guard-)Tuaregs this will make the Tuaregs also use an officer,
if there is one available at the barracks.
(see Egipet.nds: UnitGre(EG) [=EgpEgr] and GuardEgpEgr(EG))

(Btw: I have two #LINE30COSEGR-Formations in my orders.lst. This is a bug. Only the first formation is used, afaik.)

Better is to just add a new formation with a different name to orders.lst, i.e. #LINE30COSOFF.

This formation should be:

#LINE30COSOFF SYM2 9 2 9 3 1 2
             C

* * * * * * * * * *

* * * * * * * * * *

* * * * * * * * * *
#END

Then just edit the block in the NATION.NDS, i.e. in France.NDS:

UnitEgrNG(FR) NONE UnitOf(FR) 1
LINE   1 #LINE30COSOFF 1 UnitEgrNG(FR)

And, the parameters after the formation-name in the orders.lst are, afaik:

SYM W0SG W1SG DEFSG W0MM W1MM DEFMM Time

with:
SYM2 - symmetrical front-back
(SYM4 would be symmetrical in all 4 directions front-back-left-right)
W0SG  - weapon 0-modifier in standground-mode
W1SG  - weapon 1-modifier in standground-mode
DEFSG - defense-modifier in standground-mode
W0MM  - weapon 0-modifier in move-mode
W1MM  - weapon 1-modifier in move-mode
DEFMM - defense-modifier in move-mode
Time  - Time in seconds to get from move-mode into standground-mode (if formation is standing and not moving).
If there is no time set (e.g. 1600 or 3200) then the formation will not get into standground-mode.

with:
weapon 0 - close combat weapon (bayonet, sword)
weapon 1 - far battle weapon (rifle, pistol)

Cu,

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Message edited by michaelcolumbi - Friday, 26/January/2018, 0:42 AM
 
aiidiiDate: Friday, 26/January/2018, 9:55 AM | Message # 3
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I've given 30 men chasseur/jaeger squads to all nations for my own use. Also the tuareg (but no officer for them).

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michaelcolumbiDate: Sunday, 28/January/2018, 0:24 AM | Message # 4
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But, as I wrote before:

If you use the same formation (the one WITH the officer "C") for the tuaregs and an officer is standing/waiting at the barracks when they are grouped then the tuareg group will get this officer assigned.

I just believe that it is better to have tuaregs without an officer since this is historically correct.

Cu,

ct.
 
aiidiiDate: Sunday, 28/January/2018, 12:08 PM | Message # 5
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Not sure on this.
This is my example from OFFICERS section for English Rifles:
UnitEgrNG(EN) NONE UnitOf(EN) 1
LINE   1 #LINE30COSEGR 1 UnitEgrNG(EN)

And this for Egyptian Tuaregs:
UnitGre(EG) NONE   1
LINE   1 #LINE30COSEGR 1 UnitGre(EG)

Both use the same formation from orders.lst file. The Tuareg formation does not get an officer assigned even if one is present at the barracks. Even if I press the reinforce button after the Tuareg formation is formed.


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Message edited by aiidii - Sunday, 28/January/2018, 12:09 PM
 
michaelcolumbiDate: Sunday, 28/January/2018, 12:29 PM | Message # 6
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ok. good for me to have learned something new. wink

thanks,

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aiidiiDate: Sunday, 28/January/2018, 12:36 PM | Message # 7
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The AI checks both lines of the code, the first line tells the AI which if any command staff personnell is grouped with which type of formation and how many units in the second line.

At least that's my interpretation.


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