Latest topics
» Impromptu Games
by Uncle Billy Today at 4:17 pm

» Newbie question on KS mod
by SirTurtleton Today at 6:14 am

» 1809 Campaign on the Danube
by MRM Yesterday at 11:49 am

» 2018 k/spiel game schedule
by Martin Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:57 pm

» conduct of an infantry assault
by lu zi shen Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:58 pm

» Bill Leeson RIP
by Pwp100 Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:31 pm

» Losses table
by lu zi shen Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:29 pm

» Baldrick is back!
by Uncle Billy Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:49 pm

» Meckel map
by spock Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:59 pm

» Player v Player Push Map Campaign French v Austria
by MRM Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:05 pm

» German Fotothek
by Martin Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:35 pm

» My General Staff launches today on Kickstarter!
by Dr Ezra Sidran Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm

Statistics
We have 1003 registered users
The newest registered user is The Major

Our users have posted a total of 24372 messages in 1947 subjects
Log in

I forgot my password


Massed Courier Behaviour

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Massed Courier Behaviour

Post  Didz on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:19 am

Had another single player HITS practice tonight, and manged to get a couple of screenshots of the weird courier behaviour I noticed yesterday.

This time it wasn't just me causing it, there were massed French couriers charging about triggered by the AI.
Massed Couriers Player:

You can see a long stream of them leaving my position and heading to the Guards Flank Companies. Every time I hit W another one was generated, (Not sure if W is a Hot-Key for something.)

Massed AI Couriers:
What looks like a enemy cavalry regiment in full retreat turned out to be a mass of French couriers generated by a single French General who had managed to get himself behind my lines. They died instantly when they ran into my units and flooded my inbox with duplicate captured messages.
avatar
Didz

Posts : 101
Join date : 2017-07-03
Age : 62
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Massed Courier Behaviour

Post  Uncle Billy on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:44 am

That behavior will happen when a battery commander ends up well away from his guns. Usually they have been scattered by a cavalry charge. The only way to stop it is to kill off the guns if you can.

_________________
I can make this march and I will make Georgia howl.
avatar
Uncle Billy

Posts : 2931
Join date : 2012-02-27
Location : western Colorado

Back to top Go down

Re: Massed Courier Behaviour

Post  Didz on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:15 am

That would explain it, as the practice session I was playing was generated at random and consisted of two opposing brigades.  Mine was Maitland's Brigade of Guards, and the French got a brigade of artillery.  I wasn't quite sure how to deal with them so I had ordered the Guards to make an all out attack and the guns had scattered rather than try to hold their positions and fire, so it's quite likely my infantry were between them and their officers.

The whole battle turned into a bit of a farce with Maitland's guards running around trying to catch various guns before they could escape, but being unable to catch them. In the end I quit the game at about 3am, and decided I'd at least gained a morale victory and massacred hundreds of couriers cheers .
avatar
Didz

Posts : 101
Join date : 2017-07-03
Age : 62
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Massed Courier Behaviour

Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:14 pm

I feel your pain. The courier system is one of the most awesome parts of the game but when it goes wrong it goes wrong awesomely too!

_________________
The other Martin - Charles Reille, le dernier Maréchal de France.

"Any hussar who has not got himself killed by the age of 30 is a jackass." - Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, commander of Napoleon's light cavalry, killed in battle at Wagram 6 July 1809, aged 34.

"I had forgotten there was an objective." - Generallieutenant Mikhail Borozdin I
avatar
Mr. Digby

Posts : 4926
Join date : 2012-02-14
Age : 58
Location : UK Midlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Massed Courier Behaviour

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum