currently playing the GC as Japan ( 1878 so far ) I'm having many different issues regarding the Japanese force pool (I already wrote a topic about it earlier ). Of course, I'm well aware that there will never be a new patch for the game but if someone with better scripting abilities than myself could give some insights in order to solve some of these problems I'd be very grateful !
1) Japanese forces do not upgrade properly after tech fires : My infantry and naval units on map never ever upgraded after several techs have already been discovered. In fact, I've been heavily funding research and have researched all possible Land and naval techs up to 1880 (so I have nothing left to research in these fields at the moment ) and still no luck ! Before you ask me, I have plenty of replacement chits, units in passive posture in a province with depots and naval bases for the ships.
I've had wooden battleships and srew driven ones for years alongside Ironclads but the old ones do not Upgrade ! Same for my infantry corps : I have 1850 infantry corps mixed with brand new 1870 ones.
Note that my artillery had no problem upgrading and is up to date, so that problem only concerns infantry and naval units.
Strange thing is that although I have about 8 infantry guards units on map, when I look at the buildable units in the forcepool it tells me that I only have 2 on map and can still build 4 more out of 6 maximum !!
2) Forcepool mismatch : While my buildable infantry corps are of the 1870/90 model, my buildable infantry divisions and brigades are still of the 1850/70 model : clearly, part of the forcepool was not updated after I got the researcch, only the corps are up to date.
3) Forcepool refreshes every turn : maybe this is linked to the previous bug because everytime I build an Infantry division or brigade (not corp) then next turn the forcepool replenishes. For exemple, If I build 2 divisions out of a total of 6, next turn I'm still able to build 6 divisions and it says I have 0 on map ! Besides, once displayed on the map these units pics change to the 1870 model but revert back to showing the 1850 model when I open the unit panel ! (and the elements inside still have the 1850 stats).
Field arty and siege arty behave normally but I have the same problem with Japanese heavy artillery : pool replenishes every turn, unit does not show any picture. The strange thing is that, looking in the units file, Japanese should only have1880 model available as heavy Arty (using howitzer type 3 as unit elements ) but these units labelled as "heavy artillery" in my forcepool have the same stats as my other siege arty and use howitzer type 2.
4) Some units seem to be missing : Looking closely at the Units available to japan in the gamedata folder it seems that I should be able to build 1870 moutain brigades but I have none of this kind of units in my force pool. Guess it's linked to the fact that my forcepool for divisions and brigades stayed at the 1850 level even after researching the techs. Besides I noted that the number of infantry brigades I'm able to build never increased (still 6 of each kind, same as in 1850) with the exception of the fortress units wich by the way are the only ones with the 1870 model.
Likewise, I finished researching all the naval techs for the time period, including monitors and steel ships but I'm still not able to build any new kind of ship after the Ironclad frigates and ironclad battleships. When looking at these techs it says that I should be able to build several new units but no luck ! Yokohama and Nagasaki both have naval bases level 15+ and shipyards. Is it too early yet for japan?
All these issues are really annoying and I'd like to find a way to correct them if possible. In a previous game as France I never encountered such problems. Maybe this is linked to the order of tech progression but I'm not sure. As Japan, early, there is not much to do and one of the only way to spend state funds is to fund research. I did it heavily and did not research everything in the usual order. For exemple, I finished steel ships a few turn before I got Ironclad frigates. Same with land techs !
Thanks for your help,
PS : I found a way to update my infantry corps by tweeking the savegame and now all my infantry corps are of the 1870 model. However, they're still not counted as being on the map : When I look at my force pool it still says I only have two Guard infantry on the map when I now have 8 !!