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Retreat direction - 7/26/2017 5:50:56 AM   


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In manual it says that "a unit will retreat in the direction of the nearest cooperative hq or supply source". But I've seen some enemy units retreating in the opposite direction of their HQs, which were two hexes apart. Is there any logic behind this?
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RE: Retreat direction - 7/26/2017 5:58:08 AM   

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Mostly they retreat towards supply points, which sometimes doesn't work well as supply points aren't often placed for retreat direction purposes

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RE: Retreat direction - 7/26/2017 3:24:38 PM   

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if you have a save before the battle happens so I can reproduce it, I"ll take a closer look.

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RE: Retreat direction - 7/26/2017 4:04:51 PM   

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Yeah I've had units retreat in stupid ways too.


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RE: Retreat direction - 7/26/2017 4:37:40 PM   


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The unit(s) I'm referring to is circled in red. Their HQ is circled in blue. Especially the infantry regiment doesnt move towards its HQ. Artillery regiment does that too. Here's the save file:

@sPzAbt653: but shouldn't they move towards their HQ if it was closer to them than their supply points?

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RE: Retreat direction - 7/26/2017 7:56:41 PM   
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I've said this over and over whenever this comes up: A retreat is an adverse result. There is no reason to expect the units being forced to retreat to have full control over what direction they exit the battlefield.

You can't think of the combat hex as a monolithic block. You should think of it as a gigantic tactical battlefield. The attackers may have driven into the rear areas of the defenders - within that battlefield - and blocked any number of retreat options. (Just as they are able to do operationally on the TOAW map).


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