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How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/14/2010 11:57:26 AM   
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How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit?

What command (Probe, attack,move or ???) do I have to use?
Something else to do or to pay attention for?
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RE: How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/14/2010 1:14:29 PM   
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This depends on a number of factors. First off choose a motorised unit unless the terrain you want reconoitered is rugged or not passable to motorised. Order it to Move but set the Aggro to Max so it will tend to fire if it encounters the enemy rather than advance. That way it be less likely to get too close. Set the acceptable losses to Min so that it will break off any engagements early. Check the Bypass option so it will reroute around the enemy. If you are using a Bn to co a recce in force, then you could consider checking the Attacks option as well. But for a single unit, I'd avoid doing so. If the purpose is to recce a road, then set the route type to Quickest as you don't want to avoid the enemy.

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RE: How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/14/2010 3:56:44 PM   
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Now this is useful.

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RE: How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/15/2010 2:31:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Arjuna

This depends on a number of factors. First off choose a motorised unit unless the terrain you want reconoitered is rugged or not passable to motorised. Order it to Move but set the Aggro to Max so it will tend to fire if it encounters the enemy rather than advance. That way it be less likely to get too close. Set the acceptable losses to Min so that it will break off any engagements early. Check the Bypass option so it will reroute around the enemy. If you are using a Bn to co a recce in force, then you could consider checking the Attacks option as well. But for a single unit, I'd avoid doing so. If the purpose is to recce a road, then set the route type to Quickest as you don't want to avoid the enemy.


Hello Arjuna,

Thank you.
Very helpful your response.
One of my 1000 questions is answered.

Nevertheless, I am confused.
Arjuna says:
...acceptable losses to Min So that It will break off any engagements early

The game manual page 61 Acceptable Losses Level Change says:
The Acceptable Losses level determines how many casualties your force will take before it warns you. Your units will continue to attempt to carry out their orders even after reaching this threshold, so in effect it is a reminder to you to consider changing your plan and issuing new capacity (less costly) orders. One exception to this rule is the sample order - units engaged in a trial will bunker down (see Launch a sample) if they assess the opposition is too great and setting a low level will cause Acceptable Losses them to do this sooner.

What is it now?

< Message edited by Templer -- 7/15/2010 2:32:43 PM >

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RE: How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/16/2010 4:58:49 AM   
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Templer,

I better check the code before giving you a definitive answer. I'll be back.

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RE: How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/16/2010 10:55:21 AM   
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@ Arjuna,

Thanks for this.
I hope it works as Arjuna says.
To me that would make more sense and improves the gameplay more.

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RE: How I conduct rapid recon with a single unit? - 7/12/2013 10:41:30 PM   
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Templer,

I better check the code before giving you a definitive answer. I'll be back.

Still waiting on your return.

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