No Commander in Chief ?

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:55 am

I just started a game with a Byzantine army.
I have no C-in-C, but 4 sub-generals.
Is this a bug ?

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:30 am

I guess it must be. What sort of game is it, a custom battle, a campaign battle, a quick battle, or an Epic Battle?

I anything like that happens again, please can you take a screenshot as soon as you notice.
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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:26 pm

It's in the Age of Belisarius tournament, round 3.
Here are the screenshots of my Byzantine army, with 4 SG and no C-in-C
Please let me know if I can help,

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 pm

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:23 pm

No wonder Constantinople will fall if the Commander in Chief doesn't show up for battle and no one cares about it.

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by julianbarker » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:23 pm

The game goes to 600AD. Constantinople doesn't fall for over 850 years! :-)

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:46 pm

That is where you're wrong young man!
What we've got here is a careless bastard of a general taking a small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind on the slippery slope.

But since even Byzantine Games seems to be fine with that, I understand I really shouldn't have invested in this timeshare in Constantinople.

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:44 pm

Stimovsky wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:23 pm
No wonder Constantinople will fall if the Commander in Chief doesn't show up for battle and no one cares about it.
A bit harsh. I did reply promptly to your initial post (allowing for not replying while I was asleep). You would think I might be permitted 2 days off for my daughter's wedding, but it seems not. Clearly, while a week is a long time in politics, 2 days is too long on the internet!

Anyway, thank you for reporting the issue. We will indeed look into it, and fix it when we have found the bug, which will require some detective work.

Were all 4 generals autoallocated by the game, or were any of them added manually during deployment? If so, how many were autoallocated, and can you remember roughly where they were before you moved them?
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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:52 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:44 pm
A bit harsh...
Please accept my apologies, I didn't mean to be rude. My post was a feeble attempt at some historical humor regarding the situation I'm in.
It's been quickly put together, cooked over a whole weekend and when you open the kettle on Monday morning, it smells really bad and I'm sorry.

I can't remember exactly how many generals were manually allocated.

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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:55 pm

Stimovsky wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:52 pm
rbodleyscott wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:44 pm
A bit harsh...
Please accept my apologies, I didn't mean to be rude. My post was a feeble attempt at some historical humor regarding the situation I'm in.
It's been quickly put together, cooked over a whole weekend and when you open the kettle on Monday morning, it smells really bad and I'm sorry.

I can't remember exactly how many generals were manually allocated.
No problem.

This seems to be a very rare bug, so it may take a while to figure out what could cause it.

What should happen in a cavalry army is that the general autoallocated to your centre non-light cavalry should be the C-in-C.
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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by rbodleyscott » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm

Mystery solved.

This will occur if you initially deploy your army (before clicking Accept) so that there are no non-light infantry units in the army, and no cavalry units in the centre of the army.

Can you confirm that this is what may have happened?

I will look into fixing the code so that if no C-in-C is allocated initially, he will instead get allocated to one of the wing commands.
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Re: No Commander in Chief ?

Post by Stimovsky » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:32 pm

You're right, this is the way I proceeded, placing and building up commands while still selecting troops.

No one ever doubted of your commitment to the game, and your talent is once more demonstrated. Thank you very much!

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