It does seem pretty solid now, Dave. Great job, as ever. It's amazing - from the little I've tried it so far since 257 - what a difference the combat tweaks make. I'm keen to hear from Rockin Harry, see if he's tested it in detail, but, for me, it really does, as GBS said, seem to make a difference now in that close combat looks like it should.
Those footprint boxes need tweaking though. It's as others have said - to get them to work you have to click twice on the task icon, and on the facing dial. I can put up with it easily. It's not crucial, assuming it works in the end, which it seems to. One consequence seems to be that if you leave the settings at auto then the default task box for Move and Defend (and maybe others) is a thin rectangle, instead of a square. Not sure if this matters though.