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What is Guard Mode? - 6/15/2020 10:24:07 PM   
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The player may cycle through their units using the 8 (Previous) and 9 (Next) keybinds. Using the 0 (zero) keybind the player can exempt a unit from this cycle.

Units in Guard Mode are skipped and not selected when using the two cycle unit select keybinds.

Per the image, a white "G" character is noted on the unit's counter when in Guard Mode.

Keybinds
0 - Toggle selected unit Guard Mode
Q - Clear Guard Mode from all units

Related to keybinds:
8 - Select Previous Unit
9 - Select Next Unit

See Anatomy of a Unit Counter for further details about unit counters.




Guard Mode is only mentioned in Manual section 3.3.1, Hotkeys and without a description.


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RE: What is Guard Mode? - 6/16/2020 12:11:14 AM   
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I noticed if you toggle guard mode on an OHQ it will tag or untag all of the subordinate units as well.

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RE: What is Guard Mode? - 6/16/2020 2:46:23 AM   
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Handy tips. I really haven't found it necessary to look through the manual section on the interface, but that means I've missed a few actually useful tidbits like this one.

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RE: What is Guard Mode? - 6/22/2020 1:04:46 AM   
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Thanks for the help! That manual is a beast; I've only read sections, so I've missed that information. I've wanted each of those functions you mention.

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