Structure of CAW 1944 campaigns

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Structure of CAW 1944 campaigns

Post by Moggy » Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:06 pm

The main problem which seems to confront us in the construction of the campaigns for CAW 1944 is restricting the available targets to those actually relevant to the campaign. We can easily specify the bases from which our campaign squads are operating, but not easily the enemy objects of their attention.

My idea is this. There is a way making targets appear and disappear from the map and that is by using the year bytes in airfield.dat - if you cross out any given year for any given target or base, it doesn't appear in that year.

EAW uses four years, which the various text files tell it to call "1940", "1943", "1944", and "1945". What if we divide the targets in the CAW 1944 map into four groups, depending on their chronological requirement - say for the sake of argument

(1) Truk/Yap etc

(2) Saipan/Tinian/Phippine Sea/Guam

(3) Leyte Gulf

(4) Phillippines

and assign each of those sets of targets to only one of the EAW years. Then edit the text files so that EAW actually calls all of those four years "1944". The extra useful thing would be that the day and month part of the dates could be preserved.

We could then have in one setup with no swapping required, a "camp40" set of campaign files that dealt with Truk/Yap, a "camp43" set of campaign files which dealt with the Mariannas/Phillipine Sea, and a "camp44 moving frontline campaign which dealt with the Leyte Gulf/Phillipines.

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Post by Pobs » Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:40 pm

Sounds excellent, and we can move the carriers between phases as described in another thread using the year too by making different airfields available as the carrier fleet sites for each year...

certainly worth trying to see if it works ...



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Post by Captain Kurt » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:14 am

Whatever you guys think would work best.


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