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Hindenburg hindered

Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:07 am

January 1915 in a one-on-one game as Germany and Hindenburg is notably absent. The Moltke replacement event fired as normal with Falkenhayn arriving on cue, but Prittwitz has stubbornly refused to surrender his command. Any ideas as to the cause?

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:27 am

Arrow has just pointed me to a 2015 post by BBBD316 indicating that Hindenburg doesn't get the call-up if Russia doesn't invade Germany - presumably fairly early in the time line.

Much appreciated the assist and, what a surprise, hugely critical of the lack of documentation in the manual.

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:06 am

Most players I know who do pbem require the Russian player to invade Prussia turn one. It is a sensible agreement and the only one needed.

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:11 pm

Yep, a very gentlemanly arrangement and all that's required to avoid frustration and aggravation. Of course in order to come to that arrangement it's first necessary to know that it's required, and the fact that there's nothing in the manual to indicate this is extremely frustrating and aggravating.

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:32 pm

epaminondas wrote:Arrow has just pointed me to a 2015 post by BBBD316 indicating that Hindenburg doesn't get the call-up if Russia doesn't invade Germany - presumably fairly early in the time line.



This seems to be the event that controls Hindenburg's appointment, I do not see any reference to any date in the conditions, even though it is within WW1_1914Events.sct file.


Code: Select all

SelectFaction = CEN
SelectRegion = $Berlin

SelectFaction = CEN
SelectRegion = $Berlin

StartEvent = evt_nam_HindenburgArrives|1|0|NULL|NULL|$Berlin|NULL

Conditions

SelectFaction = REB

SelectFaction = EN1
  SelectSubUnits = Area $Area_Germany
  EvalSubUnitCount = >;0

Actions

SelectFaction = CEN
  GenTextMsg = evt_txt_HindenburgArrives;1;NULL;NULL;NULL

SelectFaction = REB

SelectFaction = CEN
  SelectSubUnits = Models $ldr_GER_MPrittwitz3
  AlterCuSubUnit = ApplyToList;Convert $ldr_GER_HindenbergRetire3;ChgSeniority -25
  ChangeUnitType = $uni_GER_MPrittwitz3;$uni_GER_HindenbergRetire3;OnMap

SelectFaction = REB

SelectFaction = CEN
  SelectSubUnits = Area $Theater_EasternFront_East;FactionTags GER
  AlterCuSubUnit = ApplyToList;ChgCohesionPerc 33;LeaderActive

SelectFaction = REB

EndEvent

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:14 am

Thanks Nikel - that's one more piece of the puzzle now identified.

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:52 pm

I don't think it makes a lot of sense for the Russians to attack Germany. It's a guaranteed suicide almost.

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Re: Hindenburg hindered

Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:03 am

It does make sense if you are in a pbem game and wish for a mostly historically grounded game.

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