READ THE MANUAL AND README.TXT BEFORE PLAYING

A NOTE FOR BEGINNERS:
The AI is challenging, depending also on the map. The easiest map so far is Country Roads. If you are a beginner set the easy game difficulty in the option menu, otherwise you might find the game frustrating. You can increase the difficulty setting later, when you have learned the game mechanisms.

INSTALLATION:
Unzip the file in the Mods folder of Men of War. If it does not exist, create it and then unzip the mod there. Start Men of War, go to Option, then go to the MOD tab. There look for the mod in the left list, select it and use the arrow to move to the right list. Press Apply.

KNOWN ISSUES:

The reinforcements menu might cross the display boundaries sometimes, especially when you are using a 16:10 monitor. There is not much I can do because the reinforcement menu is hardcoded, so I can't change it. I've tried to add more reinforcement categories, so It shouldn't be a great problem now. I'm sorry but apparently making a slider for menus and windows was too hard for DMS

MOD GOALS:
Men of War is probably the best ww2 strategy game on the market, but it lacks most of all one thing: a skirmish mode where you can have huge battles against an AI player. It is a shame that you have so many units available that you can rarely use in the campaigns.
Battlefield mode is a unique skirmish mode, more advanced than those you can find in Assault Squad, whose objectives are the following:
• Create a challenging single player skirmish with a great variety of battles.
• Build a sandbox to allow inexperienced players to set up their own scenario quickly given a prebuilt map.

BATTLEFIELD MODE IN DETAILS:
Battlefield mode is a skirmish mode based on map point controls. Unlike multiplayer games, control points provide resources to buy reinforcements. Each control point grants you command points, used to buy reinforcements, and tech points. Tech points are needed in order to unlock more advanced units. Every minute you receive a new amount of command and tech points based on the control points you own.
Besides each nation can use a set of Support Commands which unlock Support Operations. Support Operations are special abilities like airstrikes or special unit reinforcements which can be unlocked by support points. Some control points provide you with these support points.

CURRENT PROGRESS:
The mod now includes several Battlefield scenarios and 5 playable factions (Germany, USA, Commonwealth, Japanese Empire and Soviet Union). Besides I have completely reworked gun stats to make them more realistic (based on penetration tables from www.tarrif.net) and added new units (some taken from other mods, see the credits in readme.txt).

FUTURE GOALS:
• Include Soviet Union and Axis allied nations as playable factions in the Battlefield mode.
• Convert the mod for Assault Squad.
• Make some tutorial missions for the Battlefield mode.
• Write a tutorial explaining how to set up your custom battlefield scenarios.
• Create a campaign for each of the nations.

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0 comments by BlackCaesar on Jun 25th, 2014

During a test I decided to record a video showing the new AI in action. The map is "Contry Roads", I am playing with Germany using the Infantry Support Command, while the Russian AI is using the Urban Warfare Support Command with the "Hard" difficulty setting. The video does not contain the whole game because it was too long, but it should give you an idea of how the new AI behaves.

I couldn't upload it directly into the video section here on moddb because the video is too large, and youtube URL does not seem to work in the upload section. You can find the video below. Meanwhile I'll keep trying to upload it from youtube URL.

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IJoe
IJoe Nov 30 2012, 3:17pm says:

Hope, you'll get to the top.
BTW, any news?

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Dec 4 2012, 2:54pm replied:

I'm late again (sorry guys university comes firts T_T), now I'm in Breda (NL) for my degree project. I will release the next patch in a month and then start converting the mod for Assault Squad.

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Risefal
Risefal Dec 14 2012, 3:13pm replied:

when you are going to convert it to AS, are you going to add in something new cool things? :P

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Dec 15 2012, 6:12am replied:

I mean, all the contents included in this mod will be available in assault squad, including buildable fortifications for the Japs and Gliders deploying Tetrarch tanks.

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Dec 14 2012, 5:34pm replied:

Such as? :D

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ZinnPanzer
ZinnPanzer Dec 16 2012, 7:09am replied:

Well I really hope for the Russians :D

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Dec 17 2012, 12:30pm replied:

You'll have to wait a bit, because I would like to convert the game for Assault Squad, and it is a log job and I have a few time.

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ZinnPanzer
ZinnPanzer Nov 2 2012, 10:08am says:

Hi BlackCaesar,
I really like your mod. At least for me the AI is a great challenge.

But I'm not the biggest fan of such mass battles. Is there a way of implementing an optional unit limit and an adjustable ressource limit? Maybe through a small settings.xml?
I took a short look through the mods' files, but so far I haven't found out where to adjust the ressource limit.
So I was hoping for a little help from your side :)

Greets,
ZinnPanzer

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Nov 5 2012, 4:09pm replied:

There is no way to limit the resources so far. Besides this won't affect the AI, because the AI doesn't use resources like you but it gets a sort of "threat level". The higher is the threat, the higher is the chance and frequency of the AI to get that kind of unit (infantry, elite infantry, tanks and so on). Of course this threat level is based on the map points it controls. Unfortunately this is the best I can do because Men of War scripting language and trigger system isn't very versatile, for example there is no way of creating "custom variables", such as string, float values, or more advanced items such as structures or classes (which in some scripting languages are definable).

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Sep 29 2012, 10:20am says:

Released the new Beta 3.0. The download authorization might take a day or so.

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Sep 27 2012, 7:35am says:

Hi everybody. Sorry for the huge delay but I was very busy this summer (university stuff). I have completed the Japanese Empire faction and I'm currently debugging it. I should be able to release the new version shortly.
I want to inform you (and Gorn085 will be pleased by this) that I fixed a major bug regarding the battlefield savegames. Basically it crashed when you tried to load a game vs a German AI. This was 10% my fault and 90% DMS programmers fault: in the German AI script I used a "thread" command. I said it is 10% my fault because I know from my experience that threads within the editor are bugged as hell (memory leak problems, which is the error the game throws when loading). The other 90% goes to DMS programmers for creating the most bugged and annoying scripting language ever. Anyway, I managed to fix it removing the "thread" command and using functions. So if anybody of you likes to make missions for Men of War remember this: NEVER USE THE "THREAD" COMMAND. USE FUNCTIONS: they behave like threads but they are not bugged.

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BlackCaesar Creator
BlackCaesar Aug 15 2012, 5:59am says:

Sorry if I'm late but I've been busy with my degree project and I'm late. I've almost finished the Japanese faction and I will release the new version within Saturday 25th

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Unique and much needed, in my opinion, mod, that provides the opportunity for a good old random "multiplayer-style" (unscripted, unlike any scenario, that come in a sackful) comp-stomp on a great variety of maps, which was long missing for so many Men of War players.

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