D-DAY SF Campaign : Sainte-Mere-Eglise

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D-DAY SF Campaign : Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Post by Amaris » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:26 pm

Hi,

Here's the next scenario on my D-DAY Special Forces campaign : Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Download : https://sites.google.com/site/bbcbaamaris/ (on my website)

New on version 2 :

- The Battle of Peagus Bridge (release 4 - FINALE) : add an introductive picture.
- The Merville Battery (release 2 - FINALE ) : add an introductive picture and add achievments.
- Sainte-Mère-Eglise (release 1) : new scenario

Lenght : ~20-40 ??? turns

Missions : You must have control of Sainte-Mere-Eglise (village and bridge.)

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Force Selection :

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Initial Start :

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New morale system (only for player) :

- when a unit is isolated (without a friendly unit within three distance), this unit suffers a loss of moral at the beginning of each round.

- a new unit : a U.S. officer who has the ability to boost the morale of nearby units at the beginning of each round.

Comments, feedbacks and suggestions are welcome ;-)

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Post by junk2drive » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:41 pm

Nice job on the website and the map making page.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Acererak » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:57 am

Amazing job again Amaris!!

The new map is great, and the scenario proving both challenging and fun so far. Highly recommended for those out there looking for infantry based scenarios. This one is a blast! Infantry tactics mixed with paratroopers dispersion and regrouping. This scenario doesn´t differentiate from the official scenarios in the game at all. Could make it there perfectly.

I like the new features as well (Isolated and Officer) which fit perfectly in here both historically and from a game perspective.

I will have to try Pegasus Bridge again to check your changes. Did you increase the last counterattack a bit more?

Keep them coming!

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Post by Lannes » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:26 am

great job camarade :-)
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Post by pipfromslitherine » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:45 pm

Amaris, once you are happy with the feedback you have, let us know, and we can host this up so even more people can play it :).

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Post by tim1966 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:10 pm

Another great job - very tough. I got badly beaten. I have been to St Mere Eglise - they still have a parachute with a dummy hanging from the church spire where a Para was caught up. Great museum there to!
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Post by Acererak » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:48 pm

Hi Amaris

Replayed your two first scenarios and I still suggest some changes to Pegasus Bridge. The scenario is great, the map awesome, but still a bit too easy. I managed to get a win losing just two units in about 18 turns, and I recall you give around 40. That means last counterattack didnt even get to happen (I wiped entire Axis force before they showed up)

So :

- Decrease number of turns to make advance a bit more rush even (I would say 20-25 turns is good enough)
- Increase Axis units in all areas (Second Bridge, Town, Both Counterattacks)
- The Castle/Manor to the north west of the map is empty. I would suggest some nasty surprises around that area as well....Right now seems a bit useless for both sides, and definitely that´s the weak flank for Axis town defense.
- Don´t give second mortar choice for Allies

I am having a blast with the other two and still didn´t manage to beat St Mere Eglise...but i will!! The Naval Battery fell with heavy casualties as expected. Quite challenging as well.

Oh, and very nice new introductory drawings for all scenarios. Congratulate your friend. I like the Special Forces Badge detail in them plus gives a unified style to your campaign presentation. Cool!

Great job once again

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Post by Acererak » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:03 pm

Quick note about Sant Mere Eglise scenario. I found out (cost me quite a lot of my men blood...) some buildings in the town are incorrectly labeled as "Open terrain" and thus dont give any cover bonus or block sight as they should. At least three of them are like that.

Otherwise, lovely how the advance under fire tactics come alive in here.

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Post by Amaris » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:20 pm

First thanks for feedbacks and acknowledgments :oops:

pipfromslitherine wrote:Amaris, once you are happy with the feedback you have, let us know, and we can host this up so even more people can play it :).

Cheers

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Sure but I still have at least one or two scenarios (Ouistreham and Pointe du Hoc) to be added to this campaign :P
Acererak wrote:... I still suggest some changes to Pegasus Bridge. The scenario is great, the map awesome, but still a bit too easy. I managed to get a win losing just two units in about 18 turns, and I recall you give around 40. That means last counterattack didnt even get to happen (I wiped entire Axis force before they showed up)
It is entirely possible: I play better than my first (or rather I'm bad at the beginning). Thus the difficulty is not to be wrong dosage on the first scenarios. And finally, by dint of the test, I know them too well... In any case it is noted :P I will test again this scenario.
Acererak wrote:Quick note about Sant Mere Eglise scenario. I found out (cost me quite a lot of my men blood...) some buildings in the town are incorrectly labeled as "Open terrain" and thus dont give any cover bonus or block sight as they should. At least three of them are like that.

Otherwise, lovely how the advance under fire tactics come alive in here.
Rights ! I also see three buildings labeled as "open ground" :shock: I will correct this for the next release.

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Post by Merr » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:49 am

Amaris wrote:First thanks for feedbacks and acknowledgments :oops:
Amaris,

Great work on new code for OfficerBonus .... I was looking at the code and it has the potential of having more bonuses for the troops.

Such as ... OfficerBonusAttack .... same code but increases a units HEattack by a certain %.
This is what other players were looking for, and you delivered!

Good stuff, great ideas!!

Thanks for your work!

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Post by junk2drive » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:37 pm

Not my cup of tea.

I dislike: the puzzle/maze aspect, units in the open in the city, lack of officers.

The bocage sometimes blocks LOS and yet I got shot down by the wirbelwind with bocage between us.

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:43 pm

If you can let me know the specific placements of the units I can check whether it is a bug or not.

There are lots of different play styles and scenario styles - the beauty of having an editor is that hopefully we'll get something for everyone :)

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Post by junk2drive » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:51 pm

There is a stone house next to a corner with a sandbag on the corner. It shows as open ground. If you delete it and try to put the same house on the tile, it shows building. I can't figure out how it happened.

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great work

Post by CaptainSlow » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:46 pm

Hi Amaris,

I am a fan of your missions, played them several times. I do agree with the comments on Pegasus Bridge regarding the strength of the Germans. Could be a bit tougher. HAve you considered the reinforcing Lord Lovat joining the para's at a later stage (or maybe Pegasus Bridge part 2 using the same map ;-) ? Reach the bridge before the para's meet their maker).

I'm really looking forward to more of your missions, keep up the excellent work.

Now I will put Mere Eglise to the test.

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Post by Amaris » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:00 pm

Some news : I have not abandoned my campaign ;-) But I'm pretty busy (beta test BABF and more) and to make matters worse I have changed my computer (which involves a lot of time to reisntall and migrate all my data.)

So I do not think being able to release a new version of the campaign by January :oops:

On the menu, I intend to rebuild / expand the mission Pegasus brigde, plus a new battle: Attack of the Ouistreham's casino (Sword Beach) by French commandos Kieffer (with a 'new unit: the free French Green Berets - in fact retexturing British Paras.) For now I give up my idea on the Pointe du Hoc, being unable to reproduce the cliffs :-( Thus the campaign will consist of four scenarios and should be finalized by January if all goes well.

After this, I want to leave Normandy and changing theater of operations. Yet no real idea or envy, so if you have any suggestions ;-)

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Post by Acererak » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:43 pm

How about trying out a Operation Jubilee (Dieppe) scenario?

If not the whole operation (which could be quite challenging) there were a couple Commando missions involved that would be easier to design (would love to see Lord Lovat in action, quite a story to tell there). Or maybe a mini campaign of 3 scenarios involving the two Commando operations and the major landing itself....

Something in early war using the new expansion could also be nice (Eben Emael Fortress paratroopers assault?)

Really looking forward to your next installments!

PS : Still waiting for your fixes to the St Mere Eglise scenario regarding those buildings that are actually open terrain. Would love to play the proper mission sometime! Any chances of getting that one soon? :wink:

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Post by Amaris » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:41 pm

Acererak wrote:PS : Still waiting for your fixes to the St Mere Eglise scenario regarding those buildings that are actually open terrain. Would love to play the proper mission sometime! Any chances of getting that one soon? :wink:
Sorry I had completely forgotten this bug :oops: I already corrected the map... I'll test it quickly and release it this week end.

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Post by pipfromslitherine » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:42 pm

Once you guys are happy I can update the ingame package so people can grab it all. Just let me know. :)

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Post by Amaris » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:31 pm

Sure Pip :D

New version with bug fix buidling cover for Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
Download : https://sites.google.com/site/bbcbaamaris/

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Post by Merr » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:49 pm

Amaris,

I was looking at the code in the ST-MERE bsf ... Is the FUNCTION GetUnitLonely(unit) being called to run?

In your FUNCTION StartTurn(side) ... you have this ...

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	if(side == 0)
	{
		MoraleCheck();
	}
But nothing to run the FUNCTION GetUnitLonely(unit) ... should this script read ? ...

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	if(side == 0)
	{
		GetUnitLonely(unit) ;
		MoraleCheck();
	}
Sorry if I missed something ... I haven't run the scenario yet

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