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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 5:06:32 PM   
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I can do the invade on T1 but then can't actually take Oslo on T2 so it's a bit of a of a disaster. That's the bit Alvaro did not show in his demo, but went off to get p#ssed

Can't complain though. It would be a bit too ahistorical even for this game.........

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 6:00:35 PM   
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I don't mind the UI so much, just don't understand why in some places you can't seem to land when, even though all the requirements seem to be met

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 6:36:05 PM   
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Part of the problem is that not only is the entire system unintuitive, but the failure message is not at all helpful. It really does not tell you why you are unable to invade. If it is because Norway is neutral it should say that. If it is because you don't have enough landing craft, it should directly say that instead.

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 7:42:23 PM   
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I've continued to test : seems that you CANNOT invade in Rain, without any message (!), it works only in Clear weather ...a bit strange ...It's Invasion : No Way

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 7:42:34 PM   
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I forgot a weather icon when we changed invasion rules. That icon now clearly tells you that landing spot can't be invaded due to weather. The beta version has the icon fix.

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 8:03:22 PM   
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I forgot a weather icon when we changed invasion rules. That icon now clearly tells you that landing spot can't be invaded due to weather. The beta version has the icon fix.


But in the problem case I gave, the weather was clear and not cold...

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 8:03:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Alvaro Sousa

I forgot a weather icon when we changed invasion rules. That icon now clearly tells you that landing spot can't be invaded due to weather. The beta version has the icon fix.


Thanks ! So is the rule that only Clear can allow invasion, or is (light) Rain allowed as well ?

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/18/2020 8:37:55 PM   
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I can do the invade on T1 but then can't actually take Oslo on T2 so it's a bit of a of a disaster. That's the bit Alvaro did not show in his demo, but went off to get p#ssed

Can't complain though. It would be a bit too ahistorical even for this game.........

What I did when invading was to land one division on the west side and airdrop one from Copenhagen to the east side. Between the two they are easily strong enough to take Oslo. In fact, the paradrop by itself might be enough.

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/19/2020 5:31:27 PM   
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The hex the fleet is in is where the weather is applied if I remember. So many rules.

You can't invade in Clear(cold), Rain(cold), heavy rain, snow, or blizzard.

You can invade in clear and rain. You take more damage invading in rain.

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/20/2020 2:40:34 PM   
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Still doesn't explain why hex 151,81(which is a beach) still can't be invaded in clear (not cold) weather with a Division, when 10 landing craft are available, as in my example above. This is still the case for the 1.00.7U51 beta too

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 1:36:12 AM   
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I had the same problem using v1.00.06. Clear, no rain or cold in May '40, and had 20 landing craft. I tried to invade with a 10 Inf corps but got the error message (kept exiting the game and reloading turn as I tried different hexes, but nothing worked and sometimes didn't get an error message, just unable to invade. On a whim, I tried to invade with 20 landing craft and a 3 Infantry Division and it worked but used up 10 landing craft. Thought it was supposed to be 1 landing craft could carry 1 strength point of infantry for invasion?

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 12:35:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Alvaro Sousa

I forgot a weather icon when we changed invasion rules. That icon now clearly tells you that landing spot can't be invaded due to weather. The beta version has the icon fix.


Can you post a screenshot of what I should look at? I fail to understand where is this icon.


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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 12:39:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Alvaro Sousa

The hex the fleet is in is where the weather is applied if I remember. So many rules.

You can't invade in Clear(cold), Rain(cold), heavy rain, snow, or blizzard.

You can invade in clear and rain. You take more damage invading in rain.


Is there not a time period where it is impossible to invade?
Is it applicable to the whole map?

I have currently a problem in North Africa.

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 2:45:50 PM   
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I made a change in North Africa as I realized part of the weather zone was tagged as snow for that month = no invasions.

The weather icon looks like raindrop with the icicles of cold.

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 3:11:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Alvaro Sousa

I made a change in North Africa as I realized part of the weather zone was tagged as snow for that month = no invasions.


Is it in the latest beta patch? Or, is it planned for a next iteration?

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The weather icon looks like raindrop with the icicles of cold.


Sorry I don't see it. Here is a screenshot of the latest patch.




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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 6:54:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Alvaro Sousa

I made a change in North Africa as I realized part of the weather zone was tagged as snow for that month = no invasions.

The weather icon looks like raindrop with the icicles of cold.

Did you change the Mediterranean hexes (zone 2) to semi arid (zone 3)?

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/23/2020 9:03:49 PM   
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I will rephrase my question reading the weather data and the following sentence:

quote:

Clear weather in months that snow or blizzard are possible become cold. Cold weather forbids invasions.


Is it possible to invade a beach in North Africa during cold weather?

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/24/2020 11:45:16 AM   
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One suggestion to help understand the rules. In the below screenshot, I would color in red the number available per unit if this number is not enough to invade.

Or, perhaps better, put something like 10/30 per unit. Traduction: 10(available)/30(needed) for this unit to invade. Like this you can count for an entire stack how much is needed to invade with all the units in the stack. If you have some but not all capacity in terms of landing ships, you can then pick and choose the best combination of units for your invasion.




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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/24/2020 2:07:56 PM   
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My changes aren't in the current beta. The new beta should be up today or Saturday.

In June there is no cold weather so you won't see frozen snow.



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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 3:34:38 AM   
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I think the new messages in 1.00.7U72 will greatly help...




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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 4:11:24 AM   
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Bad weather is clearly stated now.




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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 4:27:20 AM   
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And great, you have implemented my suggestion of the Red color and of the available/needed.

Two remarks:

1. First, in the tooltip, could you please add a space between 30 and Landing in "30Landing Craft Required"?

2. Second, could you please implement the right number? According to the manual, it must be 60 required instead of 30 required. By the way, does this rule apply to Mechanized corps too?

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Landing Craft - Each craft point allows 1 strength of a land unit to invade or disembark onto a hex. Armored units cost double the number of landing craft. Landing craft are permanently expended upon use.


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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 5:36:31 AM   
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Yes it should be 60 for the tank

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 7:58:24 AM   
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Yep, I have found in the table page 38 of the 1.00.06 manual that this is both for Armored and Mechanized units. So, perhaps, change the manual at page 35 by:

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Landing Craft - Each craft point allows 1 strength of a land unit to invade or disembark onto a hex. Armored and Mechanized units cost double the number of landing craft. Landing craft are permanently expended upon use.


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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 8:28:48 AM   
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Alvaro, these UI changes are great (even if still need a bit of tweaking), thanks!

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RE: Can't Invade Norway - 4/26/2020 3:46:31 PM   
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