From: Secret Underground Lair
I have one major concern over Modding the 1792 scenario; CoG EE is a new game, and as such there are still likely to be issues that may need sorting, now as Gil has suggested elsewhere the 1792 scenario doesn’t have Napoleon in it as there's no guarantee that Napoleon would have become a major figure in European history, so it's realistic to leave him out of that early scenario
As to a certain extent our Multi-player games are 2nd generation Beta testing, i.e. if things are not right we can let the Devs know, by implementing the Mod we lose all chance of ever spotting flaws in the original set-up (Think ‘Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle’).
An example of this may well be if ‘Blockading’ is WaD, there doesn’t seem to be any noticeable difference showing on the ‘Country details’ page (especially for Sweden in the other game), further game play may show this up, or not as the case may be.
So how about this as a way forward, keep ‘Another PBEM’ going with it fully Patched up for T38, scrap the original PBEM game and start again, make that one a scenario that has Napoleon in it for those that need his presence in the game, I’ll drop out to make space for anyone who wants to join in and go on the Reserve list.
Then when ‘Another PBEM’ finishes, those that want to play a game where the little guys can develop could start a new game of the 1792 scenario as WCS designed it and take it from there.
All the Best
I tend to think that we would have more fun PBEMs if we use the All Generals version, and DO have Napoleon show up when he would have. Saying that he would not necesarily have shown up is a red herring IMHO, he's the central frickin' character in this tale! The whole point of a historic strategy game is that you hold some historic developments as being constant and others as being variable. Presuming that Napoleon showing up is a variable [actually in this case it is NOT a variable, becaus the probability is ZERO! ] in a game based on Napoleon seems like a silly choice of what historic dimensions to allow to vary and what to allow to hold constant.
IMHO, Napoleon, and all the most famous generals, should show up in virtually ALL scenarios; Sure having a scenario like the existing stock 1792 with limited Generals is fine, but there should also be one where most all the Generals are held to be an historic constant, and everything that is under player control are historic variants.
Besides, France is pretty badly beleagured at the beginning of the 1792 scenario, and not having all of her Generals, much less her most famous one is a big disadvantage.
While I can empathize with your concern about modding the 1792 scenario into an All Generals version, I am not in this to test the game for WCS. I'm in it for some fun. If we encounter bugs as a result of using an All Generals 1792 mod then IMHO, C'est la vie.