The comment about referencing an old model was right on the money.
Woke up at 2am this morning (AGEOD IS HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH) having remembered a post in which someone mentioned deleting the model cache file.
Internet connex was down so couldn't check forum. But hey if I break the game I can easily install it again
Deleting the file and restarting worked for the abilities. They showed up on Kieth and disappeared from the Brit generals.
Now it's just working out why Essex isn't a two star in the game. Thats the last part of this puzzle to figure out before I move on to try changing something else.
Yeah I am discovering a few things in this process about how things work, or how I presumed they work and don't. Thank gawd I didn't get it right first time.
Case in point re the model files. Start the 56 campaign, take Pirna and you end up with 7 Saxon units. Start the 57 campaign and you end up with 11 Saxon units. Point: The Saxon units you get in the 56 game are all wearing Prussian uniforms. Some of those same units in the 57 Game are wearing Saxon white uniforms. Manstein being an example. If the model/unit files were used as a standard across all games, Manstein would be in Prussian uniform at start of 57 campaign.
Thanks AGEOD for making life easy
and turning my hair greyer than it was 2 days ago