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leftguard
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Star Value Within Ongoing Combat Display

Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:20 pm

I'm currently playing through the historical 106 turn campaign as the Central Powers and am nearing the winter of 1915, so have watched many battle displays. (And I've had to do it all twice as an unplanned reinstallation of Windows 10 kindly removed my save file - yes I could have avoided that I know :siffle: ).

I've come to realise that there's a part of the battle display that I don't understand, and that's the values that appear within the white stars immediately below and to either side of the swing-o-meter (if I can use that phrase). The value range seems to be from 1 to 5, and can apply to either side.

My guess is that it might be a count of hits being inflicted (or received), but I've looked in the manual and can't see anything there. Could anyone clear this up for me?

By the way, this is my first post in the new forums. Good to be back :hat:

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Re: Star Value Within Ongoing Combat Display

Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:08 am

I've also wondered about the star values in the swing o meter during battle resolution, so I'll be following this post.

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Re: Star Value Within Ongoing Combat Display

Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:24 pm

No feedback with regard to the numbers that pop up in the white stars during combat resolution?

The battles are great as they are (especially the horrendously long ones, in which I hold my head in my hands whilst imagining the carnage unfolding, and watching the troop numbers fall), but I'd love to know what I'm missing out on.

As an update to my original post, I have now seen sixes appear in those stars :blink:

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Re: Star Value Within Ongoing Combat Display

Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:24 am

I've seen sevens, however only when the defender was entrenched behind the walled entrenchment symbol!

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Re: Star Value Within Ongoing Combat Display

Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:51 am

Husaria, thanks for your input - I thought about what you mentioned, and I'm now fairly certain that the star value represents the entrenchment level of a force that's being attacked during the combat resolution phase. As such it would give an indication of the defenders ability to withstand an attack on it's position.

I think this is why I've only just started to see sixes - my game is running mid 1916 at present, and level 6 entrenchment has only recently become available. Before that I had only seen fives at most.

I've played a few turns to check this theory, and it seems to play out. Gives some nice additional immersion. :cthulhu:

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Re: Star Value Within Ongoing Combat Display

Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:44 pm

Yes I now also believe it is entrenchment level, as I've seen some eights also in positions I believe are level 8 trenches (mid 1918).

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