Some abilities do not change at all. Dispirited Leader may just be one of them. Check the ability tool-tip, and don't forget to report your findings here
- in Ageod games special abilities of leaders do not change when leaders become more experienced
Correct, WHICH Abilities a Lead has at a specific rank does not
change through gaining Experience. The affects
of some few of those Abilities can
change through Experience. An example from CW2 (because I had it at hand), is found in the tool-tip of Grant's Strategist Ability:
This leader provides +1 Command Points and an additional +1 per ability level to the stack under his command...
underscoring is mine
Having 'quickly' reviewed my notes on Abilities, AL is dependent partially on the Ability's ProgRate parameter (if any is defined in the Ability). What I remember from Pocus is that Ability Level (AL) generally increase every other Experience Level (EL), but only on either Even or Odd EL's. Generally Odd for defensive Abilities and Even for Offensive. I can't find definitive examples of this, and don't have time at the moment. Some of Ability workings are simply hard-coded, so without extensive testing (extremely time consuming) it would be practically impossible to discover all details.
Khanti wrote:- leaders can be promoted but only to "new model" designed by scenario creators
Leaders are promoted to the model listed in their current model's 'TechUpg' parameter. There maybe some exceptions to this, but those would be very rare and only for very specific Leaders.
Khanti wrote:- Pierre de Villeneuve has 3 files in Models folder (UID = 3552, UID = 3553, UID = 3554)
Those are for his Ranks of ***, **, and * respectively.
Khanti wrote:- in all files he has Ability0 = $abiDispirited_Leader
Yes, but Abilities can
change from Rank to Rank. It depends on the leader.
Khanti wrote:- files dictates if he can be promoted and when he will be removed from scenario
Units, which includes Leaders, can only be removed through scenario events, and will generally be dependent on historical events.
Khanti wrote:- young de Villeneuve is promotable and can be trained up to de Villeneuve2
and has ratings are Strategic = 4, Offensive = 3, Defensive = 3 (1792)
- middle de Villeneuve (de Villeneuve2) is promotable
and has ratings are Strategic = 2, Offensive = 3, Defensive = 3 (1800)
- old de Villeneuve (de Villeneuve3) is not promotable
and has ratings are Strategic = 1, Offensive = 2, Defensive = 2 (1804)
You appear to be referencing the 'DateIn' and 'DateOut' parameters. I am not aware whether these are actually used, but using Villeneuve as an example, all of his models have 'DateOut = 1820', and WON starts in 1805, so I assume Villeneuve could have any Rank for which he has models, depending on the decisions of the scenario author.
Khanti wrote:I hoped for something like in Hearts of Iron series, when leader fighting in the mountains can actually learn mountain fighter trait, but no luck in this engine. Maybe next time.
All that just to say you wish Leaders could train-up new Abilities?!
Khanti wrote:This answer is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to.
What answer to what question