From: Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas
To ease the frustration of player control (division level and above) that many have noted in several of these threads, try the following orders: Hold to the Last.
This is not as strong as TC, but, when playing on division level, will guide your brigades more accurately to the selected division formation location. Also, your brigade commanders will not be TC zombies, eliminating much micromanagement, and, will not switch orders resulting in placing themselves in reserve or attacking recklessly.
Still, you must TC battery commanders and guide their gun's placement, or they may very well remain in their initial hold position. Once positioned, TC off and give the same 'Hold to the Last' orders, they will then stay and withdraw on their own if threatened. If they are supported by infantry they are most vulnerable to capture, as they then won't retreat automatically when threatened, so be aware.
Note: Only the upper level commander needs this order as it will carry down through the ranks. Once your desired formation and position is established, then set individual orders or TC for your desired strategy or tactics.
< Message edited by RebBugler -- 10/3/2012 7:58:43 AM >
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