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Old 11-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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Default ideas on how to design a mission around a major surface engagement

I would love to design a mission around a major surface engagement mostly to observe the battle not to inetrevene - how best can I start the process or is there a good one out there already? I find it fascinating to watch! Almost a whole new sim!

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Old 12-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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Ok, let me ask this ... how stable is the mission editor, how long would it take to master the nuances and protocols. I have made missions in the past with other mission editors (happily too) and think I would like to try this one ... maybe! Thoughts???
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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The Mission Editor is alot of fun. I create a mod folder and copy and place the data/campaign files in it. There are tutorials about creating custom missions. But you can edit the campaign files without having to create a new mission. The changes would be visible in a normal career. There are three files types: LND - Land: Bases, airbases, coastal guns; RND - Random Layer: Randomly spawned ship traffic; SCR-Scripted layer: Similar to the random layer. Scripting warships should probably be in this layer.

If you open the stock scripted layer you can select and drag units from the explorer window to the map. You can change the properties of units and groups and can run the simulator from the Mission Editor to time the units so they appear where and when you want them to.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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Thanks mate ... I will be giving it a try!

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #5
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I think I may have BBW's (BigBoyWooly) guide saved somewhere.
It's probably the best guide I've even seen.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:11 AM   #6
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^^ Would be Interested in this too
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Hi!

One of the GWX Missions, "Convoy JW55B", depicts a historically-based hypothetical surface engagement between a German squadron consisting of Scharnhorst and 5 destroyers, and a convoy with an ASW screen, a close covering group of heavy cruisers, and a distant covering force with the battleship Duke of York.

The Scharnhorst just missed intercepting the convoy in real life, but the scenario assumes that they engaged.

There are a lot of ships in action so your game may run a bit slow.

Hope this helps!

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