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Old July 31st, 2005, 03:22 PM
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Gentlemen,

After several POLLs the CORE FORCE for the whole campaign has been decided.

We are going to use as a core force, the foot element of an "under-strength" Air Cavalry Company.
All the Air assets of this AirCav Coy will be available as Aux/Fix units at the discretion of the SD (Scenario Designer)and the special conditions of the mission.
As "Air Assets" there will be included the Gunship Helos, the Scout Helos and the AirLift Huey Helos.

Here are the FIXED CORE FORCE index and the AUX/FIX FORCE Air Elements of the AirCav:

CAMPAIGN CORE FORCE (41 units)
1. 1x HQ
2. 2x AirCAv Platoon(M) (6x) 12 units
3. 4x Patrol (3x) 12 units
4. 4x Mg section (1x) 4 units
5. 2x Snipers (1x) 2 units
6. 2x Pioneer platoon (2x)(bunker-busting unit) 4 units
7. 2x Forward Obs (1x)(one for each platoon) 2 units
8. 2x Mortar spt 81mm (2x) 4 units

AUX/FIX Air Assets of AirCav Coy (22 units) these units will remain as Aux and the SD (scenario designer) may use them at his discretion.
9. 2x AirCav Spt (6 UH-1B Gunships)
10. 2x Scout Helos sec (4 OH-13 Scout)
11. 2x AirCav Lift (10 UH-1D Huey)
12. 1x Hvy Helos sec (2 CH-47 Chinook)

Also in every chapter of each ToO the player will be able to use the pre-selected Support Elements that he will receive from the [/b]"Multiple Choices Support Assets"[/b] technique.
In addition the SD (scenario designer) may include as AUx/FIX units any additional units that he thinks appropriate for the needs of his scenario.

From now on, anyone may start working on the tactical analysis/synthesis of any chapter (don't forget each Chapter include 2 missions: one primary and one secondary mission; also read the post for the ToOs in the appropriate thread).
As a side note it might be better if the designers announce in advance the Chapters that they are interested to work with and if they wait for the finalization of map prototypes before they create their mission map.
We will keep an archive/catalogue of the work in progress.

Finally, I would like to tell you some figures for the campaign:
1. The player will play approximately 56 missions (23 Chapters) in total (this include all secondaries and primaries missions that the SD will design).
2. Due to the Adjustable Difficulty process the CLONES of the Primary and Secondary missions will reach the number of approximately 165 Cloned missions.
3. Due to the "Multiple Choices Support Assets" technique the above number will be doubled (2 choices per ToO); reaching a number of 330 missions.
4. Don't worry... the additional work for the CLONED missions is very little!
5. The size of the campaign file may reach 85Mb !!!!

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Old July 31st, 2005, 03:32 PM
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Btw, I wish to thank you all for the outstanding effort to determine the Core Force of our campaign.

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The core force seems very good!

I still don't understand how the maps will be created... I have nearly finished a second map for the operation happy valley but now that I read this fact of the standardization of map and the fact to wait for the prototyps make me confused...


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Davide,

If 4 different designers do 4 different Chapters on the same ToO, and these Chapters have very different maps between them (from the designer's perspective, then this may be "a minus" for the whole effort.
A prototype may include general directions for the map designers in order to keep a minimum homogeneity to all related maps.
But you may continue with your map designing; just keep in mind that maybe in a later stage you might do a small "lifting" (by editing) to some small details of your map.

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OOOOOOOHH now is clear! I don't have any problem to edit my maps! In fact I already did that! and will surely do again when necessary! This is a team work!


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If 4 different designers do 4 different Chapters on the same ToO, and these Chapters have very different maps between them (from the designer's perspective, then this may be "a minus" for the whole effort.
I agree. The map sets the overall visual of the campaign and most players will notice any differences in map designs from scenario to scenario (or designer to designer).

What might be best is to design 200x160 Maps THEN we can crop out the sections needed for scenario's in a ToO. This way they will all have the same look and feel.
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This sounds interesting!
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Default Re: CORE FORCE composition and conditions

The campaign will cover half of vietnam area so maybe different styles for maps may recreate this fact better. I also don't see different style so handicapping for the whole campaign.

Anyway I concorde that in the same area the style must be similar.


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What could be handy for the SD (scenario designer), would be to create a couple of basic huge maps for each ToO (a total of 14-16 huge maps for the whole project). Then any SD (scenario designer) may use any of these maps or a fraction of them and he could even (heavy) editing these maps in order to match the special needs of each scenario.

I think that by making something like the above (tool) we could provide support/help for the Scenario Designers that don't wish to spent time in the map creation/designing.

Of course, anyone who likes creating maps is free to make his own maps!

The map creation is a question of time, energy and creativity. If any of the 3 elements is temporary missing from the designer then it could be better to use a pre-made custom map.

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If 4 different designers do 4 different Chapters on the same ToO, and these Chapters have very different maps between them...
I think this will be true for the entire scenario not just the map, different people have different style...., but I don't really see it as possible minus. Variation keeps interest alive IMHO.

Also, what is the most pressing need on the map making front at this time?
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