Thanks for the reply,
I forgot to mention that this is for the 1755 campaign.
The (French) Canadian Militia's do upgrade in the pre-legacy patch! (Just slowly)
I did try that mod patch yesterday: at first the militia's waiting for upgrades did upgrade, 6 of them and very quickly. Then I put a new one with the trainer and it took an entire year for just one element to upgrade. I finally uninstalled and put back the 1.12d patch. (The unit counters also seemed to only have one position in each province: right in front of the city or fort making it difficult to move units in and out of them and to generally manage multiple stacks in a region)
I also found a file that allowed me to change the one month turns into 15 days, so changed it but nothing happened, ah well!
I have managed to alter the weather on the lakes at last, so when the Indian tribes become active they will no longer path-find across the lakes that I know will thaw the following (April) turn- that was driving me bonkers!
(I've set all the Canadian region lakes and rivers to clear at all times, I just had too many units simply stopping as the path set was now water, not frozen)
I haven't yet played the Revolution campaign so I'm looking forward to that one as well.
Is there anyway I can change the start date of the '55 Campaign to '53 or is it a complex operation?
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