I am just .... the commanders report.
It could be a great idea to have a dedicated team of war planners/high command. Whom only job consist of coming up with offensive/defensive operations; very detailed plan, for each division.
This team could be a 2 or 3 person team. They would then pass those plan to the supreme commander who would make some changes, according to the situation. When the plan is ready for action, it would need to fly to the ground commanders, the plan would be breaking up in several pieces, so that the army commanders ( AI ) receives their part of the plan. Each time a piece of the plan is being sent to the AI generals, you roll 3 dice, if its lower than 4. You give away that part of the plan in the thread. You roll for each plan until one has been discovered ( if any ). When a piece of the plan has been publish, you do not need to roll again for that same plan.
Like this, each team is going to have the same information to give away in the top secret documents thread. A little piece of the puzzle. And each team will have war plans.
To disclose a fake plan, your war planners need to work on it, then you simply put it in the thread. A limit should be impose, something like...1 fake plan per year, or per season.
But war planners should be a must, I think, for this game. Or maybe they wouldnt decide every division, or else the job of ground commanders, get boring a little bit, but at least, objectives, how to take the objective, with what unit to take the objective, do they have operational or tactical freeedom until further notice, etc etc.
This way, it leaves some freedom to the ground commanders to have fun, and it let the enemy knows enough about the plan that they can try to counter it.
Maybe even start an Intelligence team. ( 2 or 3 person ) that their only role is to try to get their hands on those plan. And they could be playing games of dice with the enemy intelligence team. OR, actually, what would be sweet for the intelligence..
Take a look at the whole forum of Matrix here, its big.. Wouldnt it be sweet if the intelligence team, once a plan is made, has to post a coded message in one of these threads in the WHOLE of Matrix forum...
Say for exemple, they go in Order of Battle: World war II thread --) Scenario Design and Modding
And then leave a topic "Strong Fog of War ?"
In that topic would be the "coded" message : " This is a Gary mod for the Grigsby. Red Tide is going down in the south. 14 July 1943 "
The intelligence team would have to post it within a certain time limit ( 5 hours? 1 day ? ) before the actual plan is going to be put into action.
The enemy intelligence team, would have to search the whole forum of Matrix, at all time, if they hope to find the "coded" message. If they find the message, they have to decode it correctly, and send it to the other intelligence team, and it hey were correct, then the enemy team has to send a piece of their plan that is allocated to the ( in this case ) South Front.
The coded message decoded :
This is Gary mod for the Grigsby : This is a message concerning Gary Grigsby's war in the east game.
Red tide is going down : its an operation against the Soviet
In the south : it will take place on the south front.
14 July 1943 : It will take place on 14th July 1943
You know... nothing TOO complicated, just a little something. Although I gotta say, I didnt spend more than 10 second on that particular coded message haha, but you get the idea.
That way we could have an intelligence war going on. Maybe even just 1 person in the intelligence "team" would be enough as well. How cool would that be. Anyway....
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