Mmm, just started with an earlier save and analysed it a bit more. Maybe I won't send through yet, Dave.
This is what happened, I think (assuming it roughly happened this way on original run-through).
1. 2 Para, with the 3 indep para companies attached, is given a route with waypoints nth of the river and told to sieze Arnhem road bridge, everything max, fastest, quickest, no rest, attacks and bypass clicked. Around 2pm it starts off and makes good progress to where it is stalled in the above pic.
2. It stalls, as RH surmised, because the lead element - 2.21 IPC - runs into 9/KRA. 2.21 and the C.2 para then get hit by arty (the lead elements). This is about 3pm. No doubt it doesn't help that I've got 'attacks' checked and aggro set to max.....
3. Everything stops for about 45 minutes. I get twitchy waiting for 2 para to re-route (doesn't 'bypass' achieve that? - not with attacks and full aggro, maybe.....) and so change its orders. I click 'avoidance' and uncheck 'attacks' (I'm trying to get it to re-route and go round 9/KRA). Nothing happens within another 45 mins or so, so I issue the sieze bridge order all over again, with avoidance and bypass, norm aggro. I don't give a route. I'm just shouting at Frost, really. This is at about 4.30.
4. The result? Frost is still stuck there at 7pm.
So it's a bit confused - multiple impatient responses from me. However, there is a good two and a half hours between my last order and the pic above, with nothing happening. That said, I haven't specified a route, and have changed quite a few parametres, so maybe the AI is doing all its planning again. A RL subordinate wouldn't, I assume, do this (don't know - maybe they would?), but maybe RH was right that I've managed to confuse the AI. How long should the delay be, I wonder, in thse circs?
So I'll try it all again and try to keep my temper before sending anything through for Dave to pour over.
< Message edited by phoenix -- 2/9/2012 9:10:51 AM >