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Reb... Scale error on translation of the movement formula..... :)

8 months 4 weeks ago #1 by MarkT

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  • Reb,
    I read your realism scale essay... nice.
    You referenced the formula, i referenced for movement as 3 miles per hour. That is incorrect.

    It is 3 miles per hour WITH a ten minute rest. So that is 3 miles in 50 minutes!
    This is a VERY common issue people have translating the formula. Your movement rate in your mod should be 3.6 MPH!
    But it can vary per conditions and such.
    4 is closer as troops tended to "quicken the pace" as battle neared. (anxiety or stupidity I guess)

    Have a good one.

    Mark S. Tewes
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    8 months 4 weeks ago - 8 months 4 weeks ago #2 by RebBugler

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  • MarkT wrote: Reb,
    I read your realism scale essay... nice.
    You referenced the formula, i referenced for movement as 3 miles per hour. That is incorrect.

    It is 3 miles per hour WITH a ten minute rest. So that is 3 miles in 50 minutes!
    This is a VERY common issue people have translating the formula. Your movement rate in your mod should be 3.6 MPH!
    But it can vary per conditions and such.
    4 is closer as troops tended to "quicken the pace" as battle neared. (anxiety or stupidity I guess)

    Have a good one.


    That issue did cross my mind, but I stubbornly went with 3 MPH ignoring the 10 minute break...My head said, if they only march one mile in 20 minutes, there's no break to be calculated in. I'll trust your numbers, even going with the stretch to 4 MPH. That gets us back to stock movement speeds, a plus in that the unitglobal file can be eliminated making this mod more MP friendly.

    Thanks for the head's up, I'll test this change out tonight.

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