Free France Campaign

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:18 am

ColonelY wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:42 pm
:arrow: It really makes you want to see what French Indochina will look like! :D
It will look like this:

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Evacuation units will generate in the towns marked with green circles, and those vehicles will proceed to the border checkpoints marked with red circles, trying to escape into China:

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Detail of border checkpoint:

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Detail of evacuation staging points:

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Good news: The map looks beautiful to these tired eyes.
Minor bad news: I use a lot of decorations. These apparently slow down the loading of the scenario, especially on a big map like this (80 x 40 pixels).
Good news: The map does load, eventually.
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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:54 am

It looks awesome... :D and it will certainly be loaded fast enough. :wink:

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:22 pm

It's up there now if you want to take a closer look at it and gauge the loading time.

Also, I have the campaign fully mapped out now as to the story line, right through to the end with the victory messages. There may be a few more if inspiration strikes but these campaign messages now complete the story. (The only one that is not finished is the wrap-up about de Gaulle and his later life. I will attend to that soon.)

Same version number, 0.61.
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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:29 pm

Thanks, but, uh, there seems to be a small problem of updating the link, as it does not seem to me that the map is visible for the moment... :?

Anyway, it should load without too much trouble. And the loading time will also be influenced by the number of units present when it's ready - I can safely wait until it's ready to be tested. :wink:

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:59 pm

ColonelY wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Thanks, but, uh, there seems to be a small problem of updating the link, as it does not seem to me that the map is visible for the moment... :?

Anyway, it should load without too much trouble. And the loading time will also be influenced by the number of units present when it's ready - I can safely wait until it's ready to be tested. :wink:
Sorry, my mistake. You could try again now but only if you are curious about the map; that is, how it looks, not how it loads. (It takes between 15-30 seconds, depending on how "fresh" your current program iteration is; when you have been running OOB for a while, it seems to lead a bit of memory, slowing things down a bit.)
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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:05 pm

Indeed, it's a great looking map! :D

And there will be some cool side naval action, very nice. :D Of course, you've already planned to add red arrows for the "Don't lose any border crossing town" obj sec. :wink:

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:06 pm

Yes, very much still a work in progress. But soon ...
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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:16 pm

Yes, for example, having to think about aviation (location of airfields/airstrips) and some famous "citadels" (Hanoi and Lang Son in any case). And perhaps naming the biggest lake as well. :wink:

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:17 pm

In any case, it already looks very good. :D

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by AshtonMacfarlan » Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:06 pm

studying the section on the history of France, thanks for the helpful answers)

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by uzbek2012 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:30 pm

AshtonMacfarlan wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:06 pm
studying the section on the history of France, thanks for the helpful answers)
The Franco-Thai War of 1940-41. Colonial-with an unexpected outcome.
https://en.topwar.ru/105149-tailandskay ... ivelo.html
https://narvasadataa.livejournal.com/896760.html

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:52 pm

This is how the main objective will work:

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Note: In these screenshots, the French garrison units have not been placed yet.
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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:28 am

It's taking shape... :D

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:06 pm

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:12 pm

Very nice! :D

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:19 pm

Before you get the wrong idea, this message follows the "Rusty, Inexperienced" message:

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So the player does have some competitive tools.
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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:44 pm

Perfect! :D

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by bru888 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:30 am

EARLIER:

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LATER:

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:15 am

Ah, Flying Tigers! :P

Considering the number of French planes available at the start, I believe that :idea: we would need at least 3 units of P-51 Mustangs, what do you think? :?:
Of course, they could be named "Flying Tigers". :wink:

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Re: Free France Campaign

Post by ColonelY » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:44 am

I have the French OoB for 24BlackForest ready. :D And I'm fully ready to put it here once we get closer to this scenario... :wink:

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