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Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/12/2015 7:12:32 AM   
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Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod (2D Zoom-In View Only)

As detailed in Let's Build Avalon Hill's Arab-Israeli Wars How-To-Mod storyboard, here's the mod I did there as an example available to try out in the game.






Download, Unzip, and place the "Avalon Hill Arab-Israeli Wars Mod" folder into your /Mods folder, in my installation:

C:\Matrix Games\Campaign Series Middle East\mods

...in a similar manner as here:



Then, enable using JSGME:






Not familiar with JSGME? For a brief instruction on how to activate the mod, have a look at the JSGME mod enabler how-to guide HERE




Download available by clicking at the "Attachment" below. Enjoy!

6/22/2016: Included in 1.02 UPDATE - Just launch JSGME to enable!

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RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/12/2015 7:21:43 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Crossroads

... to enjoy this terrain and unit mod better I quickly put together three scenarios loosely based on the original AIW situations:

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Situation B-1 Bir Gifgafa

November 2, 1956: En route to the Suez Canal, the Israeli 7th
Armored Brigade is intercepted by the Egyptian 1st Armored Brigade.


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Situation S-4 Jenin

June 6, 1967: The Jordanian 25th Infantry Brigade and 12th Independent Tank Battalion defend Jenin against an attack by the Israeli Peled Division.


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Situation S-12 Marjayou

Some Time In Future: An Israeli Armored Brigade advances into Lebanon opposed by an Arab force of Syrians, Palestinians, and Lebanese.


The last AIW situation, published in 1977 when AIW came out, got some attention later in 1982 as the actual Israeli intervention into Lebanon followed this situation pretty much to the letter... Wonder what wargames the IDF staff had played at the time?



Very quickly put scenarios together indeed.

  • I used the historic OoBs available in CS Middle East Organization Editor, rather than went for the true original force mixes exactly.
  • Also, I omitted all Air strikes, and did not provide any smoke either. Tank action battles they are!
  • Maps used in scenarios are originally done by Alan Arvold in his Ode To AIW scenario sets for Divided Ground game. I simply removed any Rough, Hammada and Sand terrain he's included in his designs to replace Ridges, while I simply put Sand Dunes in place for Ridges too.
  • Victory conditions were very quickly put together as well. Don't take them too seriously

    I hope you enjoy this little tribute or walk in the memory lane.

    I sure enjoyed putting it together!



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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/12/2015 3:34:16 PM   
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    thanks! really nice. playing Jenin S-4.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/12/2015 8:03:26 PM   
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    quote:

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    thanks! really nice. playing Jenin S-4.


    You're welcome! Need to have more situations converted!

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/16/2015 9:58:32 PM   
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    Compliments on this. Very well done and really cool, to use an old phrase. Thank you for the idea and the work !!!

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/17/2015 5:39:04 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: jimi3

    Compliments on this. Very well done and really cool, to use an old phrase. Thank you for the idea and the work !!!


    Thanks! Glad you like it

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/26/2015 9:11:11 PM   
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    Thank you!

    Just played B-1 Bir Gifgafa with the 2D graphics mod and it was a blast from the past! One dumb question, in 2D mode how do you select a single unit in a stack for action? A single click didn't seem to work and double click would move the entire stack. There must be a simple command I'm missing? I've gotten used to the 3D icons and bases, but this 2D retro mod is well done and I'd like to see more of the old AIW situations converted.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/26/2015 11:16:10 PM   
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    You click to select/deselect individual units in the Unit List (right sidebar), not units on the map.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/27/2015 1:22:56 AM   
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    ORIGINAL: berto
    You click to select/deselect individual units in the Unit List (right sidebar), not units on the map.


    Ah, better now. But I'm not seeing this work as expected? I can right-click to cycle through units and then left-click to select a unit, but when I go to move that unit the other two units move instead. So maybe I'm not understanding or there might be a glitch? Either way, I'm getting better and went from a minor defeat in round 1 to a draw in round 2.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/27/2015 5:57:50 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: pzgndr


    quote:

    ORIGINAL: berto
    You click to select/deselect individual units in the Unit List (right sidebar), not units on the map.


    Ah, better now. But I'm not seeing this work as expected? I can right-click to cycle through units and then left-click to select a unit, but when I go to move that unit the other two units move instead. So maybe I'm not understanding or there might be a glitch? Either way, I'm getting better and went from a minor defeat in round 1 to a draw in round 2.



    Hello pzgndr!

    There's a highlight for units which have been select. Using the Unit List view in the sidebar, you can select / unselect units by clicking at them, and can have none / some / all units selected at the end.

    See here for a picture. Only the Sherman 51 is selected and would move out from the hex in this case (would it have the Action Points to do so):



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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 12/27/2015 12:26:33 PM   
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    I got it now. There is a Unit Display option I needed to toggle on to display all units in the sidebar. Trying to cycle through each unit and keeping the left/right clicks straight was not working well at all. BTW, having great fun with Bir Gifgafa and this AIW mod!

    Update. Finally got the minor victory. Despite my sloppiness in moving units poorly; I really need to be more careful moving hex-to-hex manually to avoid opportunity fire when the game wants to take an easier path.

    Overall, this mod is very nice! It brings back a whole lot of AH AIW baordgame memories of yesteryear. Thank you!




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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/12/2016 3:53:54 PM   
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    Hi. I just purchased the game after seeing this mod. But I can't spot the download link anywhere. Hate the vanilla game graphics, desperate for the mod!

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/12/2016 3:59:13 PM   
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    Hello Red Markus,

    The mod should be available as part of the 1.02 UPDATE. Have you updated yet?

    If you have, launch the JSGME from the game root folder, look at the available mods. See HERE for JSGME usage with CSME.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/12/2016 6:35:17 PM   
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    Hi,

    No I hadn't updated as I just purchased and downloaded the game. Assumed that would be the latest version? The mod isn't in the folder (I am familiart with running JSGME) so I guess I dont have the latest version after all.

    When I try to run the update process I get a failed to doanload update, client/server data mismatch error.

    Any suggestions?

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/12/2016 6:43:27 PM   
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    Hi, you need to upload it manually I believe. You can check it from Help-> About menu.

    The latest version is 1.02, and there's a direct download link available HERE. Although the Launch window Update button should work too.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/12/2016 6:44:25 PM   
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    Many thanks. I'll try the manual process. It was the update button that produced the error message...

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/12/2016 8:58:15 PM   
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    OK, successfully updated, downloaded your Ode to Arab Israeli Wars terrain mod and activated via JSGME. I now see the new unit graphics, but the map is still the same old brown. How do I get the lovely new map you showed in your other thread? The one with dots in the centres of the hexes etc.

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    RE: Ode To AIW Terrain and Counters Mod - 10/13/2016 7:13:36 PM   
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    Which scenario were you trying out? Ode to AIW mod just affects the AIW scenarios as elevations 0 to 2 are only modelled. AIW mopboards only have base level, hills, and hill tops (in a way). Any other scenario with elevations higher than 2 do not show in this way,

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