From: Genoa, Republic of Genoa (occupied by Italy)
I played Rico's last work, "The Red House", with v.1.0.98.
The AI does not appear to be especially trigger-happy: on the contrary, it appears to be extremely reluctant to fire, especially in the Advancing Fire Segment.
The screen below was taken when I played with the Germans: the AI has three stacks that can fire on the German units:
Group A (cyan) consists of a B* leader, a 1st Line SMG squad, another 1st Line SMG squad (pinned) and an Engineer squad. Only the two Good Order squads fired, with an overall FP equal to (5/2 (FRD) + 1) + (6/2 + 1) = 7 FP. The stack fired on the easier target, i.e. German 1st Line squad in the wooden rubble, with a net +1 modifier (-1 leadership, +2 TEM). The DR required to have some effect is 7 or less (58.33%).
The chances to affect at the broken 2nd line unit are identical, but I would also have fired on the Good Order Unit.
Group B (yellow) consists of a C* leader, a 1st Line SMG squad, another 1st Line SMG squad (pinned) and an Engineer HS armed with a DC. It didn't fire, even though it had two possible targets: a C leader with a squad and a MMG in the fortified building (DR required 5 or less = 27.77%) or the OOC 2nd line squad in the stone rubble (DR required 6 or less = 41.66%).
Group C (red) consists of a 1st Line SMG HS armed with a DC, an Engineer squad armed with a LMG and an Engineer HS armed with a MMG (that cannot fire after having moved). It didn't fire, even though it had two possible targets: the OOC 2nd line squad (DR required 5 or less = 27.77%) or the OOC 2nd line squad in the stone rubble (DR required 5 or less = 27.77%).
I would have fired with both Group B and C: these units have nothing better to do, anyway. End even though their chance to actually hurt the Germans are pretty slim (let's say 50% of the probability to obtain an effective result), why waste an opportunity? The AI, however decided not to fire.
For the record, the game ended with a record 25:1 loss rate for the Germans (1 HS lost vs. 12.5 squads).
< Message edited by UP844 -- 3/24/2018 9:59:08 PM >
Chasing Germans in the moonlight is no mean sport
Long Range Fire (A7.22)........1/2 FP