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Old July 20th, 2018, 10:00 PM

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Default Are negative VP costs possible?

I have seen a few scenarios where the human player is told not to shoot at civilian units but does not seem to suffer a penalty for doing so.

Is there a way to assign a negative VP cost to these units? This would penalize the player for destroying them and would make it a challenge to drive them away without destroying them.
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The short answer is no
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Old July 21st, 2018, 07:43 AM
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They are normally on your side cannot remember one when they are not. They take damage you lose points and you cannot target them directly
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Default Re: Are negative VP costs possible?

I have a scenario where I used reverse Polish logic because I wanted civilian casualties to count against the player.

What I did was use the editor to make all the enemy combat units zero cost/value and increase the cost/value of civilian units. Also I used only a single victory hex (so the AI knows where to go) with a zero value. Then made it clear as I could in the scenario notes you "won" this battle by losing (i.e. having the lowest possible score).

I can't say as it work "well" ... but it works.
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Default Re: Are negative VP costs possible?

I suppose it might be possible for one side to score negative - in that case the other gets a decisive most likely. One side may give away artillery overspend.

Though I am thinking of n ot charging overspend if it is a scenario (not a campaign though, as the user gets to buy troops in a campaign and we dont want him overdoing the srty there).
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Though I am thinking of n ot charging overspend if it is a scenario (not a campaign though, as the user gets to buy troops in a campaign and we dont want him overdoing the srty there).
I'd appreciate that.
Makes it difficult to do some scenarios, US in Vietnam for instance, or a Soviet style assault.
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