Red River Campaign 1864 - SR1 True LOS

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Red River Campaign 1864 - SR1 True LOS

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Released for the 160th anniversary (March 10 to May 22, 1864) of this campaign, this mod begins with the Battle of Mansfield, April 8, 1864.
This re-release upgrade features SR1 play with True LOS distances.

Unzip and copy to the Mods folder (Unzips with 7zip, free download...)

Red River Campaign 1864 - SR1 True LOS

The Louisiana Battles of:
- Mansfield
- Pleasant Hill
- Yellow Bayou
The Arkansas Battle of:
- Jenkin's Ferry (also associated with the Camden Expedition)

The adapted Big Whiskey map (RRC - Big Whiskey - True LOS) is also included with this set of RRC maps.

Two SP scenarios are included for each battle along with a 'all troops included' RRC sandbox OOB. Two additional scenarios provide carryover battles of Mansfield to Pleasant Hill and four MP scenarios representing each battle complete the fourteen scenarios set.

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Authors and Contributors:
2nd Texas Infantry (John Bonin) - Maps (mentoring, texture and sprite sources from Louie Raider, Tim, Crikey, Jolly, Little Powell, Davinci)
RebBugler - Western/RRC theme, portraits, flags, OOB revisions, scenarios, and this 10th year revision
Little Powell - Map testing and preparation
Zeke - Original OOBs
con20or – Manager, quality assurance, final checks and testing
mitra76 - testing
Chamberlain - testing
Scott - testing

Re-release Upgrade...

- The True LOS upgrade establishes realistic battle distances; the SR1 upgrade establishes realistic troop numbers.
- Major upgrade of all scenarios. All battlescript files have been rewritten and tested thoroughly along with most maplocations files to make the scenarios more competitive and still winnable. And, as previously mentioned, correcting some decade-old scripting mistakes.
- Since regimental officers are added with SR1 play, 75 new portraits are added -- 36 USA and 39 CSA.
- Change of the carryover scenarios procedure. Now the carryover scenarios are an option, whereas the non-carryover scenarios are the default.
- Replaced and edited some SPLASH screens
- Edited the Map.csv files; adjusted the 'Visibility, Column E' entries. With these revisions woods, light woods, and some other critical entries are changed in compliance with stock data.
- Edited the Louisiana Map.ini files; adjusted the fog settings so the purple skyline is not so pronounced and linear.
- All scenarios are now 90 minutes long with the Major Victory bars set at 5000 points.
- Backup Waypoint objectives provided: Once activated (1 minute), Waypoint objective points can be stolen by the enemy within 5 minutes if not addressed by the player. If the player can’t move enough troops within the objective radius in time to reset the objective the enemy steals the points. With the backup Waypoint objectives if this happens a new Waypoint objective will appear and give the player another chance to gain the points in 5 minutes. The player can check this out by opening the map and checking the name of the objective, and, how many minutes are left till activation. If the backup objective has initiated the name of the objective will have a 3 at the end of its name.
- All the RRC flags included are HD upgrades, so not dependent on the B&F mod if it is ‘opted out’, as explained below.

The following recommended mods have been tested and found compatible.
(This mod is also listed to show the overall priority order in Modifications)
The Bugles & Flags mod must be enabled along with this mod but can be ‘opted out’ by renaming or deleting this mod’s gui.csv file located in the logistics folder.

Follow the ‘Modifications’ priority order as listed below:

4K Packed Artillery, Cavalry, et al
Bugles & Flags (use for toolbar purposes only)
Red River Campaign 1864 - SR1 True LOS
TC2M SOW Infantry Mod
TC2M SOW Infantry True LOS (this mod is necessary for the ‘TC2M SOW Infantry Mod’ to function properly by adjusting movement speeds)

Download the ‘TC2M SOW Infantry True LOS’ mod here:
Unzip and copy to the Mods folder…
TC2M SOW Infantry True
(2.16 KiB) Downloaded 15 times
SR1 Screenshots using these recommended mods:

RRC – Mansfield … SR1 brings a grander scale to the historically smaller battles … The Battle of Mansfield marks the beginning of the end of the Federal army’s progress north to Shreveport, their strategic objective
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RRC – Pleasant Hill … The battle ends with a tactical draw, but after losing most of their supply trains at Mansfield, seals the Federal fate of a long fighting retreat south in order to survive
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RRC – Yellow Bayou … Fighting in the cane fields, then retreating through the piney woods … The last major fight of the campaign before the Federals scrambled to board river transports to finally escape Rebel controlled territory in northeast Louisiana
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RRC – Jenkin’s Ferry … To the north in southwest Arkansas, Kirby Smith’s Confederate army (Trans-Mississippi Department) expels General Steele’s Federals amid a thunderstorm and flooded ground, successfully securing southwest Arkansas and blocking Union access to the vital Red River ports in Louisiana and Texas through to the end of the war
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Updated End Screens
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…And, Texas John’s RRC maps live on…
Bugles & Flags Gettysburg - Toolbar, Flags, Scenarios, and More...
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