I recently got serious in starting my first mission, Operation E, as the allies vs the axis (AI). While fiddling around with the setup, I noticed that the WDF forward HQ would not be moved off Sidi Barani: I could drag it, but it snapped back when I let go, as if the unit was Fixed. But it didn't have a red F marker.
At first I regarded this as a small bug and went on my way.
Much later, as I was getting near the end of my setup, I decided I wanted to spread out my recon platoons (under the 7th Division) to watch for any deep flanking loops around my south by the Italians, so I put a spare recon platoon up near Sidi Barani as an early warning post. That was in the red-group zone, and no problem.
A little later I decided I didn't want it there, but farther south for earlier warning. But when I tried dragging it south... it acted like the unit was now Fixed. I could drag it, but it would snap back to its position when I let go the mouse.
That was seriously weird, but I forged ahead, choosing another scout to be placed there. Ummmm, nope, it was now acting Fixed, too.
Was the target hex outside the red zone? It didn't seem to be, but maybe I was missing somehow. I tried moving one of them to an alternate position well within the red-group zone. Same result.
Long story slightly shorter: ALL MY UNITS NOW ACT LIKE THEY ARE FIXED! Previously I could move them around as much as I pleased; they would be marked with the little yellow triangle indicating they had been moved, but otherwise no problem. After I tried to move that one recon platoon away from near (not in, but 3 or 4 hexes away from) Sidi Barani, all my units suddenly became fixed. No red F, but that's how they act.
I haven't started the mission yet (to see if the units stay "fixed" in effect); in fact I quit and didn't save, so I don't have a save of it either. But I thought I should report it.
< Message edited by JasonPratt -- 3/31/2018 7:40:31 PM >
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