Bugs in "relief" combats:
This works for any nation against any other, and in any city. Therefore, no game files should be needed.
- One major power (A) at war with one other (B)
- A has a garrison in a city (all factors; no corps counter except in bugs 2 & 3)
- B is besieging that city
- A attacks B's force with a field army, attempting to break the siege.
There are at least four "bugs". First, when the battle is first introduced (i.e. when the very first of A's corps enters the area), the system asks whether to relieve the siege or not. This question does not need to be asked. If A had attacked B someplace else, the game would not have asked "attack major power here?" This is not really a bug, but an interface issue. NOTE: It may be asking because, theoretically, once committed, one cannot undo the move. However, this is not always how it works, if even true.
Now, I suspect this (the moving of the corps to rural) was done in order to facillitate having a more straightforward combat for the computer to handle. However, this brings up the second bug: Once the siege is relieved step occurs, there's no way to use the factors in the garrison in the combat (UNLESS they happen to be in a corps; if some factors are in a corps, then they can be freely moved into the rural area).
However, this brings up the third bug: This corps, should the relieving force lose, will retreat with the losing force, rather than back into the city. NOTE: I have not checked this specific item in 1.02g yet. It may have been fixed. The last time I saw it was in 1.01b.
The fourth bug is that the order of events: Relieving force from A arrives. Then, B's besieging force moves into the "rural" area. Then foraging occurs. Note that this foraging happens as if the garrison is NOT besieged (because, at the moment, it is not). In other words, the garrison, if it is only loose factors, does not forage at all! It skips the foraging steps, like all unbesieged garrison factors not in corps. Now, if you look at the corps status area, it will say that B's force is in the "besieging rural" boxes. However, they are not besieging, for purposes of foraging the factors in the city.
< Message edited by Jimmer -- 4/2/2008 9:29:56 PM >
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