From: Hessen, Germany - now living in France
The new map files show the designations of the patrol zones of the US submarine force, which had official designations - sometimes alphanumeric, sometimes code names - and unofficial nicknames for the major "hot" areas with lots of contacts - "Convoy College" = the group of patrol areas covering Luzon Strait, "Maru Morgue" = the group of patrol zones covering the area between Kyushu and the Ryukus, "Hit Parade" = the group of patrol zones covering the major HI ports and the waterways leading to the Inland Sea.
It is the AFB or Silent Service / Silent Hunter player in me which prompted me to adopt this map change - JFBs may prefer to stick with the V1.0 map.
Btw, I have found a big mistake - the US Army Air Force groups that went to the CBI are assigned to HQ slot 137 (Kanga Force) instead of slot 135 (Far East US Army Air Force, which renames to 10th Air Force in my mod - General Brereton and personnel from the FEAF escaped via Java to India where he formed the 10th AF). No idea how this has crept in and was overlooked during testing.
It is not a show stopper since both HQ are unrestricted, but it is not pretty and will be corrected in a scenario files update 1.1a soon.
Also noticed another small mistake - ships "President Madison" (slot 10776) and "Kenmore" (10794)are duplicates. Madison escaped from the PI to NY, was acquired by the Navy, converted to a troopship, renamed Kenmore and commissioned in August 1942. In the game a fat-finger mistake in the delay date renders Kenmore available from the start. You may want to correct the delay date of Kenmore to "420805".
Thinking it over, this is not the best solution, because in the game the President Madison may not survive the PI debacle. Too bad - the editor provides renaming options for air groups and LCU, but not for ships... I'll think it over and come up with something better.
< Message edited by LargeSlowTarget -- 7/30/2018 9:16:45 AM >