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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/12/2015 12:22:00 PM   
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I believe that is a pilot number not an overall crew number. Even the B-29 in the game has a crew of 2.


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How can something that big with that many bombs and guns have crew of 2?


It has a crew of 18. That number just needs to be updated....GP


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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/12/2015 3:17:55 PM   
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Been doing some research of my own. I found that the KNIL had ordered almost 700 Marmon-Herrington tanks, 200 M3 light tanks, some M3 scout cars, and about 100 P39s.


Plus 30 DB7s with interchangeable bomber/strafer noses and torpedo capability (due for delivery mid 1942 IIRC). And 204 37mm AT guns (Not the M3, a National Forge and Ordnance Company design of similar performance) and 2750 Chevrolet trucks. They were receiving the trucks as bare chassis and completing them at a local GM factory at Tandjong Priok, which they evacuated into the boonies near Djokjakarta. It kept on producing locally right through the campaign at the rate of 30 a day.

The original gun tank order in 1939 was for 45 2 Pdr armed Vickers Command Tanks from the British and Belgian factories, supplemented by 73 MG armed Vickers Carden Lloyd light tanks, but these never materialised (49 of the latter going into British service as the Vickers Dutchman), forcing KNIL to go to the US instead. The initial US order was for 200 of the near useless CTLS-4TAC/Y (US T14/16) (two variants as the turret only rotated about 270 degrees, so they were meant to operate in left and right handed pairs). An order for M2A4s was approved, but production then switched to M3s, so they went to MH for an alternative, which was to be the CTMS with a 37mm M2 AAC automatic gun with a 5 round clip, 194 were ordered but not delivered, ending up in US service as 'Dutch 3-man tanks' (the Dutch did get 31 of them for service in the Dutch West Indies). The third order was for 200 MTLS ('Dutch 4-man tanks') with a twin 37mm AAC turret, 125 were built but not delivered, with 19 going to the Dutch West Indies.

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The M-H tank factory was having a hard time producing the tanks fast enough. A transport with a 20 plus ran aground and delayed the arrival. Some M3 light tanks almost made it before the KNIL surrendered. 50 M3s were diverted to the Dutch after the outbreak of the war, but again ended up in Australia.


They got the initial batch of 20 CTLS-4TAs, but 149 more ended up in Australia and served as the basis of the Australian armoured training units for about a year. 50 M3 light tanks were diverted to the Dutch after the outbreak of the war, but again ended up in Australia. 40 M3 scout cars did arrive in early 1941 (ie pre-war). 20 from the order of 73 Vickers Carden Lloyd light tanks were delivered. They also got 49 South African built Marmon-Herrington armoured cars (Zuid-Afrikaanse pantserautos) as compensation for the Vickers Command Tanks, arriving in Feb 1942 (despite the name this isn't an MH design, it's a South African hull on a MH cross-country chassis. Apparently at least 21 of the NF&O 37mms were delivered, with more (40+?) ending up in Australia while 40 of the 37mm AAC guns were delivered on pedestal mounts for use on naval patrol boats (there was a local building programme underway for small combatants). The Australian government agreed in Apr-41 to send 25 Vickers guns a month to the NEI, which would suggest around 200 delivered by the outbreak of hostilities.

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The KNIL ground forces was suppose to be reorganized into mechanized BDEs with either Alvis or M3 scout cars. I am thinking 5 to 8 BDEs. A tank unit of around 90 AFVs was suppose to be created with M-H tanks.


To the best of my recall it was 5 mechanized brigades, each with a mixed CTLS/CTMS/MTLS tank battalion and infantry in Overvalwagens, not sure if this was in addition to the infantry divisions or cannibalizing them. The Overvalwagen forum (www.Overvalwagen.com) has a lot of information buried in it about the KNIL mechanization programme, but you need to dig into the articles about each vehicle type and down into the forum itself for some of the stuff.



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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/12/2015 4:05:23 PM   
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Oh man, as someone that enjoys playing as the allies, that's almost too good. The reach on that thing is insane for 1942.


AKA the XBLR-2 - Bomber, Long Range. And there were three more designs in that class. They were respectively the Boeing Model 294/XB-15/XBLR-1 (1 built), Martin Model 165/B-16 (rejected), Douglas XBLR-2/XB-19 (1 ordered) and Sikorsky XBLR-3 (cancelled at mock-up stage). The Boeing and Martin designs came out of the 1934 Project A requirement for a bomber with 5000 mile range, the Douglas and Sikorsky the 1936 Project D, which asked for a bomber with 'the maximum feasible range', and while the Douglas was selected in 1936 it wasn't funded until 1938. The B-15 flew in October 1937 and the Air Corps ordered 2 Y1B-20s, which would have been service test models of the B-15. but then cancelled them. The XB-15 was assigned to 2nd Bomb Group, but was considered too slow compared to the B-17 and spent the war working as a transport. Douglas tried to get the XB-19 cancelled in 1938, and finally rolled it out in 1941, with first flight in June, it was subsequently used as a testbed for the V-3420 engine and as a cargo aircraft.

While the Douglas didn't fly until 1941, there was that two year delay in funding, which might have pulled first flight forward to 1939, with production following in 1940. Boeing had the B-17 programme to keep the B-15 as just a prototype, but Douglas didn't have a large bomber programme at that point and the B-19 was clearly more capable than its B-18 Bolo.


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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/12/2015 8:07:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: dwg

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ORIGINAL: DOCUP

Been doing some research of my own. I found that the KNIL had ordered almost 700 Marmon-Herrington tanks, 200 M3 light tanks, some M3 scout cars, and about 100 P39s.


Plus 30 DB7s with interchangeable bomber/strafer noses and torpedo capability (due for delivery mid 1942 IIRC). And 204 37mm AT guns (Not the M3, a National Forge and Ordnance Company design of similar performance) and 2750 Chevrolet trucks. They were receiving the trucks as bare chassis and completing them at a local GM factory at Tandjong Priok, which they evacuated into the boonies near Djokjakarta. It kept on producing locally right through the campaign at the rate of 30 a day.

The original gun tank order in 1939 was for 45 2 Pdr armed Vickers Command Tanks from the British and Belgian factories, supplemented by 73 MG armed Vickers Carden Lloyd light tanks, but these never materialised (49 of the latter going into British service as the Vickers Dutchman), forcing KNIL to go to the US instead. The initial US order was for 200 of the near useless CTLS-4TAC/Y (US T14/16) (two variants as the turret only rotated about 270 degrees, so they were meant to operate in left and right handed pairs). An order for M2A4s was approved, but production then switched to M3s, so they went to MH for an alternative, which was to be the CTMS with a 37mm M2 AAC automatic gun with a 5 round clip, 194 were ordered but not delivered, ending up in US service as 'Dutch 3-man tanks' (the Dutch did get 31 of them for service in the Dutch West Indies). The third order was for 200 MTLS ('Dutch 4-man tanks') with a twin 37mm AAC turret, 125 were built but not delivered, with 19 going to the Dutch West Indies.

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The M-H tank factory was having a hard time producing the tanks fast enough. A transport with a 20 plus ran aground and delayed the arrival. Some M3 light tanks almost made it before the KNIL surrendered. 50 M3s were diverted to the Dutch after the outbreak of the war, but again ended up in Australia.


They got the initial batch of 20 CTLS-4TAs, but 149 more ended up in Australia and served as the basis of the Australian armoured training units for about a year. 50 M3 light tanks were diverted to the Dutch after the outbreak of the war, but again ended up in Australia. 40 M3 scout cars did arrive in early 1941 (ie pre-war). 20 from the order of 73 Vickers Carden Lloyd light tanks were delivered. They also got 49 South African built Marmon-Herrington armoured cars (Zuid-Afrikaanse pantserautos) as compensation for the Vickers Command Tanks, arriving in Feb 1942 (despite the name this isn't an MH design, it's a South African hull on a MH cross-country chassis. Apparently at least 21 of the NF&O 37mms were delivered, with more (40+?) ending up in Australia while 40 of the 37mm AAC guns were delivered on pedestal mounts for use on naval patrol boats (there was a local building programme underway for small combatants). The Australian government agreed in Apr-41 to send 25 Vickers guns a month to the NEI, which would suggest around 200 delivered by the outbreak of hostilities.

quote:

The KNIL ground forces was suppose to be reorganized into mechanized BDEs with either Alvis or M3 scout cars. I am thinking 5 to 8 BDEs. A tank unit of around 90 AFVs was suppose to be created with M-H tanks.


To the best of my recall it was 5 mechanized brigades, each with a mixed CTLS/CTMS/MTLS tank battalion and infantry in Overvalwagens, not sure if this was in addition to the infantry divisions or cannibalizing them. The Overvalwagen forum (www.Overvalwagen.com) has a lot of information buried in it about the KNIL mechanization programme, but you need to dig into the articles about each vehicle type and down into the forum itself for some of the stuff.




You seem incredibly knowledgeable about the KNIL. Would you be willing to put together a rough suggestion for reinforcement convoys with devices and dates, as well as a rough TOE and upgrade date for the mechanized brigades? I'd love to add these to the game. I may also include a DB7 variant that is Torpedo capable.

Specific suggestions for vehicle or armament factories in DEI hexes would be fantastic as well if you have the time!

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/12/2015 8:31:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: dwg


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ORIGINAL: paradigmblue

Oh man, as someone that enjoys playing as the allies, that's almost too good. The reach on that thing is insane for 1942.


AKA the XBLR-2 - Bomber, Long Range. And there were three more designs in that class. They were respectively the Boeing Model 294/XB-15/XBLR-1 (1 built), Martin Model 165/B-16 (rejected), Douglas XBLR-2/XB-19 (1 ordered) and Sikorsky XBLR-3 (cancelled at mock-up stage). The Boeing and Martin designs came out of the 1934 Project A requirement for a bomber with 5000 mile range, the Douglas and Sikorsky the 1936 Project D, which asked for a bomber with 'the maximum feasible range', and while the Douglas was selected in 1936 it wasn't funded until 1938. The B-15 flew in October 1937 and the Air Corps ordered 2 Y1B-20s, which would have been service test models of the B-15. but then cancelled them. The XB-15 was assigned to 2nd Bomb Group, but was considered too slow compared to the B-17 and spent the war working as a transport. Douglas tried to get the XB-19 cancelled in 1938, and finally rolled it out in 1941, with first flight in June, it was subsequently used as a testbed for the V-3420 engine and as a cargo aircraft.

While the Douglas didn't fly until 1941, there was that two year delay in funding, which might have pulled first flight forward to 1939, with production following in 1940. Boeing had the B-17 programme to keep the B-15 as just a prototype, but Douglas didn't have a large bomber programme at that point and the B-19 was clearly more capable than its B-18 Bolo.




I realize this is a mod, so I wasn't going to comment, but there was little chance the B-19 would have ever been produced. It was powered by an early version of the Wright R-3350 (same engine as used by the B-29 and B-32). The myriad development problems suffered during the R-3350 program delayed the B-29 to such an extent that all aircraft (prototypes) powered by the R-3350 were grounded in early 1943 and a Senate investigating committee was convened.

No other engine with the power required by the B-19 was available in the 1940-43 timeframe, and it was actually underpowered with the R-3350.

The R-3350 finally came into its own after the war, powering such aircraft as the AD Skyraider, DC-7, and Super Constellation. Even then, its oil consumption was such that the DC-7's range was limited by the capacity of its engine oil reservoirs, not its fuel tanks.

For a good, relatively concise history of this engine, see Graham White's Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II (Society of Automotive Engineers, 1995).

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/13/2015 1:48:50 PM   
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Para, From a supply point of view, I have some possible changes and a couple of unit fixes to be done before you put out a new update. Email me and we can discuss. I have tested these changes....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/13/2015 6:29:47 PM   
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Para, From a supply point of view, I have some possible changes and a couple of unit fixes to be done before you put out a new update. Email me and we can discuss. I have tested these changes....GP


Great, thank you Patton. I also have some bug fixes that I need to look at:

One of the Siberian bases on the Siberian peninsula isn't set up as a port, and it should be.
I need to look at the devices for the French destroyer guns, it looks like at least one has too much penetration
The CA Suffren has a turret layout that doesn't look right

I'm also still looking for a JFB that is willing to help volunteer to assist me in sorting out the upgrade paths for aircraft research and production.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/13/2015 8:38:25 PM   
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Don't know if it is something you have fixed previously and doesn't show in my game started on the initial release, but the French FP carrying subs enter with no air squadrons and finding lone FPs to put on them is a chore.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/14/2015 2:04:15 AM   
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This is what I have found.

Around 1936, when the Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger (KNIL; Royal Netherlands East-Indies Army) had started to modernise its Java-Army, it was planned to form five or six motorised, partly mechanised brigades each with one battalion of light and medium AFVs. Companies of 24 platoons of seven vehicles each were envisaged, which were to be manned by personnel from the Infantry. The Cavalry had to form one squadron of motorised Cavalry with one platoon of Armoured Cars and one platoon of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (tanks) for each brigade. This is copied from (http://www.marmon-herrington.webs.com/nl-mh.html)

1 Jan 1942 1 July 1942 1 Jan 1943
CTLS 165 234 234
CTMS 140 194 194
MTLS 0 100 200


Another good website http://www.overvalwagen.com/

The Mobile Column


Formed at the end of December 1941, the Mobile Column was the KNIL's only true armored formation. Throughout its entire brief existence, it functioned as a reserve unit for the KNIL units on Java. At full strength, the unit consisted of:

Staff Headquarters
- Command staff with 1 White Scout Car

Communications Platoon
- 1 radio with communications specialists and related vehicle(s)

Tank Company
- Headquarters Platoon - 3 Vickers Carden-Lloyd
- 1st Platoon - 7 x Marmon-Herrington
- 2nd Platoon - 7 x Vickers Carden-Lloyd
- 3rd Platoon - 7 Vickers Carden-Lloyd

Mechanized Infantry Company
- Company Staff
- 150 men (organized in 3 platoons)
- 16 "Braat" Overalwagens

Reconnaissance Platoon
- 3 x Marmon-Herrington armored cars

Supply Unit (Including Medical Elements)
Supply Unit (Including Medical Elements) - 49 trucks
- 20 jeeps
- 6 motorcycles with sidecars equipped to carry stretchers

Engineer Detachment
The KNIL high command had also hoped to add an engineer detachment to the Mobile Column at the last minute, but was unable to do so.

From http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/KNIL_armour.html

Another website. http://www.indonesia-dutchcolonialheritage.nl/KNIL%20ShortHist/KNIL,%20short%20history.pdf

I just found this. I will have to read it over. http://www.fireandfury.com/orbats/knil.pdf

Hope its useful to you.



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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/14/2015 5:29:21 PM   
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Don't know if it is something you have fixed previously and doesn't show in my game started on the initial release, but the French FP carrying subs enter with no air squadrons and finding lone FPs to put on them is a chore.


The French float plane for the subs is;

Besson MB.411

I haven't looked for the stats yet. But I did look in RHS and it is not in that mod....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/16/2015 1:42:52 AM   
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One thing I've noticed is that the French are still light on Naval Air leaders as well as TF leaders. French Army Air is fine.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/16/2015 2:28:39 AM   
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One thing I've noticed is that the French are still light on Naval Air leaders as well as TF leaders. French Army Air is fine.

Cheers,
CC


Noted, thanks. I'll add a bunch in the next patch. Right now I just need to find the time to do all the data entry to get these bugs squared away.

I appreciate everyone's feedback to help make the mod better!

Cody, I know that you played a game with Lowpe. Do you think he would mind taking a look at the Japanese air upgrade paths?

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/16/2015 2:29:38 AM   
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ORIGINAL: General Patton


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Don't know if it is something you have fixed previously and doesn't show in my game started on the initial release, but the French FP carrying subs enter with no air squadrons and finding lone FPs to put on them is a chore.


The French float plane for the subs is;

Besson MB.411

I haven't looked for the stats yet. But I did look in RHS and it is not in that mod....GP


I'll probably wind up using the Latecore float plane for the Surcouf class so that we don't have to add another air asset to the game.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/16/2015 2:31:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: paradigmblue


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ORIGINAL: Commander Cody

One thing I've noticed is that the French are still light on Naval Air leaders as well as TF leaders. French Army Air is fine.

Cheers,
CC



Cody, I know that you played a game with Lowpe. Do you think he would mind taking a look at the Japanese air upgrade paths?


I would PM him. I doubt he'd mind unless he's real busy. He certainly should have a good idea on upgrade paths and timing.

Cheers,
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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/16/2015 2:22:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: paradigmblue


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ORIGINAL: General Patton


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Don't know if it is something you have fixed previously and doesn't show in my game started on the initial release, but the French FP carrying subs enter with no air squadrons and finding lone FPs to put on them is a chore.


The French float plane for the subs is;

Besson MB.411

I haven't looked for the stats yet. But I did look in RHS and it is not in that mod....GP


I'll probably wind up using the Latecore float plane for the Surcouf class so that we don't have to add another air asset to the game.



That would be better. I can't find the Besson anywhere, in any mod as of yesterday. But I do have specs if you want them. Maybe simply rename the unit change the specs add 1 build per month and be done with it. the art can stay the same. I am going to post some fixes and suggestions in my next post....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/16/2015 2:48:35 PM   
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Para,
Below are some changes that include unit fixes. The other stuff I will email to you.

LCU's;
1. ID# 7983 change to 3rd from 2nd.

Air Units;
1. ID# 2283 Name change line, from "2" to 2nd FG/1st FG
2. ID# 2624 Delete "Det" from name. Or update rename line to remove it.(Better option).
3. ID#'s 4428, 4429, 4430,4431, and 4432 Change name from 4th BG to 402nd BG. I forgot to check, but I believe 402 BG is free. But 4TH is taken.
4. ID# 3102 Change unit size to start at 12, upgrade to 18, 24. Currently goes to 72 and then drops to 18.
5. ID# 4445 Check upgrade path. I think Hans already mentioned this one. the circular upgrade path.
6. I would add 2 to 4 single plane british float plane units,(resizeable) a couple to show up at Aden and a couple to show up at CapeTown. The reason being, some British ships show up missing there float planes. Maybe a few French ones two.

That's it for now....GP


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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/17/2015 12:51:07 PM   
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Para,
m10bob posted in this part of the forum something interesting. And it is correct. Victoria Canada had a shipyard capacity of 52,000 tons. Panamax Capacity as it is called. This was as of the beginning of WWII. Which means the shipyard can fit any ship that can fit through the Panama Canal. Such as Battleships. I added it to my variation already....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/17/2015 6:06:25 PM   
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Bruce, Couple more for you.
The upgrade dates for the Swordfish II needs to be changed from 43/10 to 41/12.
The upgrade dates for the Avenger I needs to be changed from 44/03 to 43/03....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/18/2015 1:19:24 AM   
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I had to leave town on business and have been tied up taking care of my partner who just had surgery, but I hope to start working on the next patch with all these fixes this week. Keep the issues coming and I'll try to incorporate as many of the fixes as I can.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/18/2015 1:38:03 AM   
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Para, I'll put in the items that I know about and read above posts to get some others done. I'll send you the file tomorrow during the day along with a change log....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/19/2015 6:17:52 PM   
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Para, little behind. Working on it today. I found some other stuff to....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/19/2015 10:11:07 PM   
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No worries. Even if you don't get to it in the editor, just send me the specific issue, as I usually just manually copy everything to my version of the scenario file anyway.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/20/2015 1:36:43 PM   
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Para, I'm sending you some files in an hour or so. I'm just looking for some art....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/20/2015 3:43:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: paradigmblue

You seem incredibly knowledgeable about the KNIL. Would you be willing to put together a rough suggestion for reinforcement convoys with devices and dates, as well as a rough TOE and upgrade date for the mechanized brigades? I'd love to add these to the game. I may also include a DB7 variant that is Torpedo capable.

Specific suggestions for vehicle or armament factories in DEI hexes would be fantastic as well if you have the time!


I'm only popping by here occasionally, and it's mostly I remembered where to look stuff up on the Overvalwagen forum. No real idea on convoy dates, I'm afraid.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/20/2015 7:24:43 PM   
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I can't find the Besson anywhere, in any mod as of yesterday. But I do have specs if you want them. Maybe simply rename the unit change the specs add 1 build per month and be done with it. the art can stay the same. I am going to post some fixes and suggestions in my next post....GP


Hello,
You can find the Marcel Besson here in my mod :
https://sites.google.com/site/waroptionswitpaemod/home







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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/21/2015 1:02:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: General Patton

I can't find the Besson anywhere, in any mod as of yesterday. But I do have specs if you want them. Maybe simply rename the unit change the specs add 1 build per month and be done with it. the art can stay the same. I am going to post some fixes and suggestions in my next post....GP


Hello,
You can find the Marcel Besson here in my mod :
https://sites.google.com/site/waroptionswitpaemod/home








Thank you Skyland. If possible can you email me just the art for the Besson. My concern is it's image overlapping art we already have in that slot. What do you think? Aircraft art i'm not so good with. Everything else i'm pretty good with....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/21/2015 4:22:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: General Patton


quote:

ORIGINAL: Skyland


quote:

ORIGINAL: General Patton

I can't find the Besson anywhere, in any mod as of yesterday. But I do have specs if you want them. Maybe simply rename the unit change the specs add 1 build per month and be done with it. the art can stay the same. I am going to post some fixes and suggestions in my next post....GP


Hello,
You can find the Marcel Besson here in my mod :
https://sites.google.com/site/waroptionswitpaemod/home








Thank you Skyland. If possible can you email me just the art for the Besson. My concern is it's image overlapping art we already have in that slot. What do you think? Aircraft art i'm not so good with. Everything else i'm pretty good with....GP


I can pull the individual image and transfer it to the art files Patton.

I loathe working with aircraft art, as I'm terrible with photoshop, but I can do it.

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/22/2015 6:08:34 PM   
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Just to keep everyone up to date, I have sent Para a bunch of fixes and updates and some new stuff for him to incorporate into the next patch. Stay tuned.....GP

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/29/2015 1:03:24 AM   
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Patch 1.02.2 is up, and can be found here. This patch will work with all previous versions of Focus Pacific 1.01 Beta.

For a new install, first install the full mod, then the patch.


Acknowledgements

General Patton actually did most of the grunt work on the patch, a big thank-you to him for his hard work.
Mad Man Rick contributed most of the updated air-art that comes with the patch.
I'm continuing to use Skyland's assets for French units, in this case the sub-launched float plane new in this patch.
dwg for inspiration for some new twists for the Dutch.
Forum users Hans Bolter and others for their continued feedback.
JuanG for the B-19s from his Washington Naval Treaty mod.

New Features

New Aircraft

New to 1.02.2 is the B-19 Raider heavy bomber. This very long range bomber is available to the allies in limited numbers starting in mid-42. Small replacement rates and high service rating are balanced by its impressive capabilities. The Navy also will field a patrol variant with reduced bomb load.

Also new to this patch is the MB 411 French float plane. This aircraft is used on the submarines Bouvier and Surcouf. Both now arrive with a 1 plane FP group embarked.

New Air Artwork

Ten French planes now sport their correct paint jobs instead of USN/USAAF colors. Thanks to Madman Rick for the artwork!

Aircraft Changes

-Free French SBC-4 Helldivers: I created a new aircraft for this version, and split the CW-77 to it's own airframe so that there is now a carrier capable and non carrier capable version. French carriers now will use the SBC-4 FF Helldiver instead of the CW-77.
-Skyrocket changes: New to this version is the F5F Skyrocket, a carrier capable version of the P-50 with reduced performance. Pools are low and it is phased out of service in the 1943 as the Hellcat comes online.
-The P-50 line has been tweaked a bit, with P-65 version appearing later.
-The French get a recon aircraft, the Breguet 694, which is an unarmed 697 with cameras. The French start the game with two of these squadrons, with a third arriving later.
-The Dutch receive a torpedo capable version of the DB-7B. These planes begin to arrive mid-42.

Balance Changes

The National Guard divisions have been removed from the US West Coast. Their inclusion made it too safe for the allied player to buy out all their AV on the West Coast.

Increased supply generation at Aden and Capetown to compensate for the emergency reinforcements that now start the game in those positions.

Moved up availability of Swordfish II and Avenger DBs for NZ and Australia.

Increased Victoria's shipyard capacity to 53,000 tons.

Changes Wickes class APDs to now carry 150 troops and 100 cargo.

Created a new static base force at Alameda.

The Wildcat V has been removed as a French Plane. This simplifies the French carrier fighter's upgrade path.

French P-63's are now classified as fighters rather than fighter bombers so more squadrons can potentially upgrade to these airframes.

Soviet 20mm ShVAK Cannons have had their effect tweaked upwards by 1. They are now a little less accurate but a little more powerful than the 20mm Hispano.

Bug Fixes

*Fixed various naming issues of LCUs and air units.
*Fixed the Bretagne and Dunkerque class so they no longer upgrade to use land AA guns.
*Fixed some squadron sizing issues.
*Added a port to Uel Kal that it should have had originally.
*Reduced the penetration of the French 138mm Naval Guns, they had been originally set much too high.


< Message edited by paradigmblue -- 11/30/2015 5:43:51 PM >

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RE: Focus Pacific Beta - 11/30/2015 10:59:36 AM   
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Thanks for the update guys.

I'm really, really bad at waiting until after an update to remember something I wanted to mention.

Keep forgetting to mention that the 8cm Bofors AA guns on the BB Loraine will not replenish ammo no matter if I try at a level 9 port or from a 5400 capacity AE.

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