Norb Software Development, Inc. - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://www.norbsoftdev.net/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:02:28 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://www.norbsoftdev.net/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png Norb Software Development, Inc. - Forum http://www.norbsoftdev.net/ en-gb Subject: Manassas Mod Sandbox - Corps Control query? - by: jozk http://www.norbsoftdev.net/forum/modifications/73431-manassas-mod-sandbox-corps-control-query#73431 http://www.norbsoftdev.net/forum/modifications/73431-manassas-mod-sandbox-corps-control-query#73431
My question is: Regarding giving orders to Army of Potomac and Shenandoah... I cant seem to move the whole of either army (which is corps sized) but only by brigade (which is a division size equivalent) - whether I try and move the commander or try to issue courier orders to the commander.

While this is fine for later on in the game it is alot of micromanagement at the beginning for the opening manoeuvres. So am I missing something in terms of being able to move the army of Potomac and Shenandoah around 'as whole corps' or is it not possible? Is it to reflect this different structure at the time and early staff difficulties perhaps? Which I can accept.

Or is it me? and I am doing something wrong here? Is it possibly because each 'army' only has its overall commander and there is no corps commander position as such?

To summarize: Is it possible to move Armies of Potomac and Shenandoah as whole 'corps' either directly or thru courier system in any of the First Manassas mods listed in the released mod thread (there are 2 I have tried and both appear to have the same issue - note I can freely move other corps sized formations in other mods in sandbox mode in other mods).]]>
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Subject: First Bull Run scenario modification question - by: georgerutherford1861 http://www.norbsoftdev.net/forum/modifications/73323-first-bull-run-scenario-modification-question?limit=30&start=30#73323 http://www.norbsoftdev.net/forum/modifications/73323-first-bull-run-scenario-modification-question?limit=30&start=30#73323
I've been working on a conversion of the Evans scenario from the TC2M Community Mod Patch 3 version to SOW (using Mark Tewes' very nice Bull Run map). I've been able to work through just about everything except for the unit starting positions. I realize that I could maneuver all of the units to their respective starting positions, but I thought I would try something different.

Taking one unit as the starting point (Evans himself in this case), I used the scenario OOB's starting positions and found the distance (x and z) separating each unit from the starting point. Then, using the coordinate for where Evans should be as a starting point on Mark Tewes' map, I add or subtract the x and z distances appropriately, which should give me the correct starting positions for all of the other units.

The dilemma is that so far it is not working out for me, so I thought I would pose the question to you smart folks here. Here are the assumptions I have been using, based on info I have gleaned from various posts.

TC2M map coordinate system starts from the lower left corner and increases in the x and z axes as you move right and up. The map's units convert using 32 units per yard.

SOW map coordinate system starts from the upper right corner and increases in the x and z axes as you go right and down. The map's units convert using 30 units per yard.

I've properly accounted for the difference in how the z axis works. The units appear to be in the correct direction from where Evans is at, but they are not far enough away in the z axis (x axis looks like it might be correct). The map from TC2M was the 1st_Bull_Run_Hist map. I'm kind of stumped.

I can always go back and march the units to their positions to get them figured out, but I thought that if I could get a way for a spreadsheet to adjust the starting positions that I could get through more scenarios faster.

Thank you all in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

Doug]]>
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