From: Uppsala, Sweden
... trying to follow those forces' or persons' movements were part of their intelligence work.
Interesting idea. Right now there are 10 levels of detection that provide different bits of info to include such things as attached support units, unit names, and a variety of other info. The only time I think you will know a commander of an enemy force though is if you kill him. I don't see why that kind of info can't be provided though, you could find that out thru pow's or radio evesdropping. I'll write this one down to look at when we get a chance. Can't promise anything or if it will happen though.
You mean I can get info on enemy armies/fronts?? How? The only time I noticed that is when they're stacked in the frontline and that will rarely happen with higher commands.
If one would be allowed to develop the thought slightly, there's three occasions when I think this kind of information should be obtained:
The first is through air recon. Whenever an HQ (not only air HQ's as now) is located, the acting player gets information what HQ this is and (sometimes) what units sort immediately under it, and (even more rarely) what leader is in charge of it. The last, of course, is abstracted - the information was revealed by some other way. The good thing about connecting the activity to air recon is that the player can actively try to gain information. An interesting side-effect is that the opposing player can see that his HQ is under surveillance, and may take steps to avoid it. Can lead to a nice little intelligence war.
The second occasion information should be revealed is when the opposing player do something involving administrative points. This should be totally random and represent mainly radio intercepts. From now and then, use of ADM-points generate a report to be presented to the enemy, conveniently placed in the Event Log under the new heading: "Intelligence". The more ADM the opponent used, the higher the likelyhood that the information was revealed. It could be anything like: "Meyer is new commander of XX Corps", "IV Corps was moved from 18th to 16th Army" or "211 division placed in static mode".
The third occasion regards movement of higher echelons. I think armies and above for Germans, and the opposite for the Russians, would be the proper level. Whenever any such HQ moves, there's a chance that it will be spotted and logged in the new Intelligence report. The longer the move in hexes, the higher the chance of it being watched. The information should state either: that the HQ have moved, but nothing about where, that the HQ have left a certain location, or, that the HQ has arrived at a certain location. Sometimes when the info is presented, there should be a random fake, i.e. false information is provided.
Is this all wishful thinking?
< Message edited by Uxbridge -- 4/23/2011 6:11:19 AM >