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Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in straight ... - 5/28/2019 5:07:54 PM   
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Many cruise missiles, when launched, seem to auto program different courses to strike the target. I understand this is a way to make the harder to defend against. There are situations, however, when I'd much rather they all simply fly in a straight line and get to the target as fast as possible. Is there any way to do that? I believe some missiles can be manually programmed with individual waypoints, but I'd rather be able to set the launch that way than manually adjust every missile after launch. And there are of course missiles that do not allow for that type of course correction in flight.

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/28/2019 5:44:39 PM   
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you can plot with shift+f1 (plot course) however there is not an extremely ergonomic way of doing it for large launches. you will have to plot every single target separately which can take a lot of time.

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/28/2019 6:51:38 PM   
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I'm sorry do you mean use shift+F1 to select the targets or use shift+F1 for each missile once it's in flight?

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/28/2019 7:43:53 PM   
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Shift+F1 to select the target then in the box that comes up, assign your missiles to the target and in the lower right corner, you can plot a course for the missiles. You can plot all missiles going to one target as a bunch but as Cik mentions, you need to do this for each individual target.

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/29/2019 12:59:35 AM   
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I have to admit, it would be nice if the default behaviour was for a straight-line course (at least for a human player), instead of the random dogleg for each missile, which usually results in a spread salvo which is easier for the enemy to defeat.

Unless I'm trying to terrain mask with TLAMs, I typically end up manually setting straight-line courses with each shot.

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/29/2019 10:15:28 PM   
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What'd be nice is if instead of a random dog leg, the dog leg added just enough flight time so that the first missile in a salvo of 12 fired one second apart arrived at the same time as the last one. The geometry is pretty simple. Just draw a circle around the target and do some trigonometry. It's nothing any calculus student can't solve.

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Unless I'm trying to terrain mask with TLAMs, I typically end up manually setting straight-line courses with each shot.

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/30/2019 4:20:50 AM   
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Yes please. That would be great. Please add it to the wishlist

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/30/2019 5:10:16 AM   
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Overheard in good company: "I remember when people were complaining about the AI defaulting to firing in straight lines. Nice to see things come full circle."



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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/30/2019 5:11:04 AM   
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What'd be nice is if instead of a random dog leg, the dog leg added just enough flight time so that the first missile in a salvo of 12 fired one second apart arrived at the same time as the last one. The geometry is pretty simple. Just draw a circle around the target and do some trigonometry. It's nothing any calculus student can't solve.


Good suggestion! We'll take a shot at this in the future.



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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/30/2019 8:31:45 AM   
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The default behavior for launching cruise missiles feels like it would make a lot of sense as a doctrine option.

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RE: Can I make all Cruise Missiles just attack in strai... - 5/30/2019 11:29:28 AM   
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Woohoo! One more page in my spreadsheet I don't have to use anymore!

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