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Merging BG's....which becomes dominant BG? - 9/24/2020 11:10:22 PM   
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@ steve mcclair or Pip.........when you merge a BG in LSA...the manual says that the bigger of the two BG's will become the dominant ...merged into BG.. unless they are both the same size, then the BG with the best leader will become the dominant BG. what factors make the Bg's Bigger than each other? is it actual force pool size at the time of merge? so say after 3 or 4 days of fighting as an example or is it force pool size at the start of the GC? and is there an easy way to tell which will be bigger? as it is now one never knows what will happen in a merge until the merge is done. in vanilla LSA its easy to in some cases which BG is bigger ...not so much in the allied BG's but in say the LSA / GJS mod....most BG's in the game field 15 slots and are large BG"S on both sides.
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RE: Merging BG's....which becomes dominant BG? - 9/28/2020 3:29:51 PM   
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The feature was intended to be used in stock LSA as a way for the Germans to absorb the many weak battle groups or unbalanced 'armor only' battlegroups they get into more effective full-sized battle groups. You wouldn't normally want to merge full-sized battle groups together as there is no advantage to doing this (you can't increase the number of slots available beyond the maximum.)

The size of a battle group is determined by counting the number of companies present in the force pool. To determine the number of companies the game adds up the current vehicles and personnel as separate totals, then divides each by the 'base unit size' as set in fpools.txt. If total companies are greater than 10 the unit is considered a full-sized regiment. If total companies are greater than 5 it's a reduced regiment. More than 2 companies is a battalion, otherwise it's a company. BG size is compared as Regiment > reduced regiment > battalion > company.

The only reliable way to tell the size of a BG is look at the number of slots. If the number of slots are equal than the BGs are equal in size and the tie-breaker is the commander's tactics + charisma ratings.



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RE: Merging BG's....which becomes dominant BG? - 9/28/2020 7:08:26 PM   
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thanks for the feed back steve. where would we find the commanders tactics and charisma rating?

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RE: Merging BG's....which becomes dominant BG? - 9/28/2020 9:00:46 PM   
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The commander ratings are in data\base\Bgroups.txt. Or for LSA you can look in the LSA Workbook excel spreadsheet.

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