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Old March 15th, 2017, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: Problems with the current Russian OOB (#11).

There appears to be an "easy" fix for this. I just have to proceed carefully.

( and " easy " is a relative term )

When all BTR-50's are made 20 carry capacity and changed to UC-120 that shifts these big APC's to a UC all their own. The ONLY formation affected by this is 5 ( from the POV of the picklist )...that's the Mech Rifle Co from 1/1955-12/66......none of the others are affected ...BUT......moving Formation 375 to slot 5 puts the Hvy APC's in the formation slot the picklist wants and moving Form376 to Form38 puts everything in sync.... freeing up 2 formation slots as well as changing nothing from a player POV and keeping the picklist " happy " once the "new" Form 5 is pointed at the correct place it's "new" pls are found in ( 38 )

See....simple.

now all I have to do is figure out the infantry that goes into each and in the end these early big carriers will be set up correctly but there WILL need to be a slight compromise to accommodate the lower carry capacity of the BTR-152 that shares this class

The bottom line is this can be fixed so it better represents the actual situation but it won't be exact and in the process free up 2 formation and 1 unit slot

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: Problems with the current Russian OOB (#11).

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Standard motor rifle section have 8 men in it (section commander, BTR/BMP gunner, BTR/BMP driver and 5 dismounts). And there is another 6 men in the platoon command group which is absent from the game as separate unit.

I always thought that command groups are simply spread out among the rifle squads. So mech sections should be either 7 men (if we have 3 men vehicle crews) or 8 (if commander dismounts too).

Also there should be two man PKM team in each BTR/Platoon after 90s as company machine gun platoon was disbanded. AT assets went to a company command and machine guns were spread out among the platoons.
I have made OOB development adjustments to the Russian OOB that appear to set up the various mech formations more correctly with slightly larger mech units and so far I have not found a case where units were left on foot and the manpower count seems to be as close as we can get. Both the BMP and BTR Rifle plts now have 24 men on foot with 6 more as crew in year 2000 platoons but it's a juggling act to get this all to work with formations that span 75 years but I *think* I have. PLUS the BTR-50 formations are better represented in regards to manpower and number of carriers per plt/ coy

However, in future PLEASE use specific game formation numbers when making comments on formations so I know I'm looking at the same thing you are looking at
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