New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:31

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Major patch today, including the much-expected campaign patch.
It will be uploaded in a few minutes.

CAMPAIGN CHANGES wrote:- Avoid battle is now possible anytime, instead of Retreat, as long as you control a nearby sector and you have a road to go there.
BG will avoid the battle and will not be destroyed if it is intercepted while avoiding the battle.
But it will lose - 1 init and -1 morale.

- Routing or retreating allow you to be "covered" by allied BG and not to be destroyed if intercepted. However, one allied BG can only cover one enemy BG at a time. For example, if the retreating BG finds itself intercepted by 2 enemies, and is only covered by one allied in the defending sector, it will be destroyed.

- BG's initiative and morale rules have changed:
Starting points = 500 + 400x Init (instead of 500 + 500x)
Victory points = 500 + 250x Morale (instead of 500 + 500x)
As a consequence, battles are less likely to end up as a Draw.

- Draws now inflict -1 morale (instead of +1 morale) and still -1 initiative as in any battle.
As a consequence, battlegroups will "bleed" after each draw, thus making victory easier to achieve after every combat.

- Income of command zones in the campaign has been largely increased:
* +1pt zones are now worth 2pts
* +3pts reinforcement zones are now worth +5, +4 or +3pts, depending on the number of reincorcements zones in the map (respectively, for 3, 4, 5+ zones).

- R&R will restore +2pts init +1pt morale.

- Many battlegroups have been reinforced with more units, fitting more balanced roles than before. Especially in the AA category which is now more consistent.

- Added a Save game button in strategic view to allow manual saves of the campaign.
This comes right after the Quit fonction added in tactical battles in a previous patch. You should now have a nice flexibility with Save & Quit functions.

This patch also includes balance changes:
BALANCE CHANGES wrote:General
- generic changes on availability: base availability don't change (but otherwise stated individually below), but the more experienced cards of the unit received availability buff.
- removal of the extra HE damage for infantry in woods.
- switching the SUPPORT & HELICOPTER categories' activation points costs (Support slots are cheaper, Helo ones more expensive).

Logistics
- all FOBs (any nation) price decreased from 100 to 75$.

- CSSR VSOT-64A/R2 base availability per card increased from 3 to 4.


Support

- CSSR Strop 2's gun switched from vz.53/59 to a 2A38M (same as Tunguska, but single tube), with increased anti-helo range (2800m), RoF (272rpm) & accuracy (9).
- Polish & E-German ZSU-57-2 ammo consumption fixed (it affect the RoF display, although performance are unchanged.
- Polish & E-German ZSU-57-2 range against helicopters increased from 2450m to 2800m.
- Polish ZSU-23-4 Szilka base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Soviet BTR-152E ZPTU-2 base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.
- E-German Fla-MG SPW-152E base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.
- Soviet BTR-152E ZPTU-4 base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- CSSR Strop 2 base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.
- Polish Kub-M service date changed for 1974.
- all NSWP Kub-M base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- Soviet Buk base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.
- Soviet & E-German Osa base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- all Pact Osa-AK/Romb base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- Soviet Osa-AKM base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.
- E-German FlaRak Strela-1 base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Soviet Ural ZU-23-2 base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.
- Polish Hibneryt ZU-23-2 base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.

- Soviet 2S9 Nona price decreased from 50 to 40$.
- Soviet 2S9 Nona direct-fire accuracy increased from 2 to 4.
- Soviet 2S9 Nona indirect accuracy increased.
- Soviet 2S23 Nona-SVK price decreased from 60 to 50$.
- Soviet 2S23 Nona-SVK direct-fire accuracy increased from 2 to 5.
- Soviet 2S23 Nona-SVK indirect accuracy increased.
- Polish BM-24 base availability per card increased from 3 to 4.
- E-German MFRW BM-24 base availability per card increased from 3 to 4.


- French AMX-13 Oeil Noir base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Norwegian NM195 base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Danish Hawk base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- W-German FlakPz M42A1 base availability increased per card increased from 12 to 16.
- W-German FlakPz M42A1 optics decreased from Exceptional to Very Good (not being a radar unit).
- French AMX-30 Roland base availability per card decreased from 8 to 6.
- French VAB VDAA base availability increased per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Swedish Lvrbv 701 price decreased from 35 to 30$.
- American M163 Vulcan price decreased from 25 to 20$.
- British Falcon price ddecreased from 25 to 20$.

- W-German LARS base availability per card increased from 3 to 4.
- Swedish Ikv 103 base availability increased per card increased from 12 to 16.



Recon

- E-German Grenzer speed decreased from 27 to 18 km/h.
- E-German Grenzer base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Polish Zwiadowcy RPG-2 ammunitions increased from 4 to 6.
- Soviet PT-76B base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- Soviet PT-71 base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.
- Soviet PT-76B DShK base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- Soviet & E-German BRM-1 base availability per card decreased from 4 to 3.
- Soviet & E-German BRM-1 price decreased from 65 to 55$
- CSSR BPvZ Svatava base availability per card decreased from 4 to 3.
- CSSR BPvZ Svatava price decreased from 70 to 60$
- Polish & E-German BTR-40/SPW-40 base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- Polish & E-German BTR-40A/SPW-40A base availability per card increased from 6 to 8.
- Soviet & E-German UAZ-469 KPV base availbility per card decreased from 8 to 6.
- Soviet UAZ-469 AGS-17 base availability decreased from 6 to 4..
- Soviet UAZ-469 AGS-17 number of cards availabile decreased from 2 to 1.
- Soviet UAZ-469 AGS-17 price decreased from 50 to 45$.
- CSSR UAZ-469 vz59 base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- CSSR OT-65RL base availability decreased from 4 to 3.
- Polish Mi-2Ro base availability decreased from 4 to 3.
- Polish Mi-2Ro price increased from 55 to 65$.


- Norwegian HV speed increased from 13 to 18 km/h.
- Norwegian HV M72 LAW ammunitions increased from 2 to 4.
- Norwegian HV base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- W-German BGS speed increased from 13 to 18 km/h.
- W-German BGS RL-83 Blindicide ammunitions increased from 3 to 6.
- W-German BGS base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Canadian Pathfinders' strenght increased from 5 to 10 men (ammos increased accordingly).
- Canadian Pathfinders price increased from 20 to 25$.
- British Rover Pinky base availability decreased from 6 to 4.
- British Rover Pinky number of cards availabile decreased from 2 to 1.
- British Rover Pinky price decreased from 50 to 45$.
- American M151A2 FAV base availability decreased from 6 to 4.
- American M151A2 FAV number of cards availabile decreased from 2 to 1.
- American M151A2 FAV price decreased from 50 to 45$.
- French AMX-13/90 base availability increased from 4 to 8.
- French AMX-10RC base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- French AMX-10RC price decreased from 50 to 40$.
- British Ferret Mk.1 price increased from 30 to 35$.
- Canadian M113 C&R Lynx price decreased from 40 to 35$.
- French M201 106mm base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- French M201 106mm price decreased from 40 to 35$.
- Swedish Epvb 30222 price decreased from 45 to 40$.
- British FV101 Scorpion base availability increased from 6 to 8.
- British FV107 Scimitar base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- American V-150 base availability increased from 4 to 8.
- American V-150 20mm base availability increased from 4 to 8.
- American V-150 20mm price increased from 30 to 35$.
- American V-150 76mm base availability increased from 4 to 8.
- American V-150 90mm base availability increased from 4 to 8.
- American LAV-25 Scout price decreased from 60 to 50$.
- American M1025 Humvee GAU base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- American M1025 Humvee Mk.19 base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- American M113 ACAV base availability increased from 6 to 8.
- American M551 ACAV base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- Norwegian M24 base availability increased from 6 to 8.
- Danish M41 base availability increased from 6 to 8.
- Danish M41 price decreased from 35 to 30$.
- W-German SpPz Kürz base availability increased from 6 to 8.
- W-German SPz Luchs base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- W-German SPz Luchs A1 price decreased from 60 to 55$.
- Canadian Ferret Mk1 base availability per card decreased from 8 to 6.
- British Ferret Mk2 base availability per card decreased from 8 to 6.
- Swedish Hkp 6A price decreased from 50 to 40$.
- Canadian CH-146 base availability decreased from 6 to 4.
- American OH-58C Kiowa base availability decreased from 6 to 4.
- American OH-58D Kiowa base availability decreased from 4 to 3.
- American OH-58D Kiowa price increased from 70 to 75$.
- British Gazelle AH.1 base availability decreased from 4 to 3.
- British Gazelle AH.1 SNEB base availability decreased from 4 to 3.



Infantry

- all NSWP Fagot team service date changed to 1975.
- E-German Pionier service date moved to 1974.
- Polish Lekka Piechota strenght increased from 5 to 10 men (ammos increased accordingly).
- Polish Lekka Piechota now got a PKM squad machine-gun.
- Polish Lekka Piechota availability increased from 10 to 12 per card.
- Polish Lekka Piechota price increased from 15 to 20$.
- Polish Lekka Piechota doesn't have access to the OT-62 line anymore.
- Polish Lekka Piechota are now available in any deck type but Mechanized & Armored.
- E-German Panzerjäger's RPG-7V accuracy increased from 8 to 10.
- E-German Panzerjäger RPG-7V RoF increased from 10rpm to 20rpm.
- CSSR Pancerovniki RPG-7V accuracy increased from 8 to 10.
- CSSR Pancerovniki RPG-7V RoF increased from 10rpm to 20rpm.
- Soviet Morskaya Pehota RPG rockets loadout increased from 6 to 8 (as all other 15-men squads).


- Canadian Blowpipe team missile loadout reduced from 6 to 4 (as any other 2-men MANPAD crew).
- Swedish RBS 56 classified as prototype.
- Swedish RBS 56's number of cards available increased from 1 to 2.
- American Light Riflemen now availble in Marine & Airborne decks too.
- Canadian MAW's Carl Gustav accuracy increased from 12 to 13.
- Canadian MAW's Carl Gustav RoF increased from 10rpm to 20rpm.
- Norwegian Gevaermenn now have access to UH-1B, and are available in international Air Assault decks.
- American Delta Force LAW ammunitions increased from 6 to 10.



Vehicles

- Polish SKOT-2 MG switched from a for a PKT (7,62mm) to a DShK (12,7mm).
- Polish TOPAS-2AP anti-helicopter range increased from 875m to 1050m.
- Soviet BMP-2 Obr. 86 price decreased from 50 to 45$.
- Soviet BMP-3's ATGM switched from Bastion to Arkan (2800m, ACC 10, AP 21) and service date moved to 1991.
- Soviet BTR-60PAI removed as transport and reintroduce as recon East-German SPW-60PB(ABS).
- Soviet BTR-80 accuracy increased from 2 to 4.
- Soviet MT-LBVM removed as a transport and reintroduce as the Soviet MTP-LB armored supply vehicle.
- Soviet MT-LB speed increased from 60 to 70km/h
- Soviet MT-LB renamed MT-LBV.

- E-German BRDM-2 Konkurs availability per card increased from 4 to 6 (as all other Pact BRDM-2 Konkurs)
- Soviet UAZ-469 Fagot missile changed into a Faktoriya and renamed UAZ-469 Faktoryia.
- Soviet UAZ-469 Faktoriya price increased from 15 to 20$.
- Soviet UAZ-469 Faktoriya base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- E-German PzJ UAZ Fagot base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- E-German PzJ UAZ Fagot missiles loadout increased from 4 to 6 (as all other Pact UAZ Fagot).
- Soviet UAZ-469 Konkurs base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.


- Danish M6 Mosegris armor increased from 0 to 1 (but top).
- W-German Marder 1A3 price decreased from 45 to 40$.

- Danish Laro TOW missile loadout increased from 6 to 8.
- American M151A2 I-TOW base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.
- French M201 MILAN base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Canadian M38A1 106mm base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.
- British FV601 Saladin base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.
- Swedish Ikv 91 base availability increased per card increased from 8 to 12.


Tanks

- Soviet T-72 base availability per card increased from 16 to 20.
- Soviet T-72A base availability per card increased from 12 to 16.
- Polish T-55AM2 Merida base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Soviet PT-90 base availbility increased from 8 to 12.
- Soviet T-64B base availability per card increased from 8 to 12.
- Soviet T-80BV base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.


- American M1A1 Abrams base availability per card increased from 4 to 6.
- Danish Leopard 1A3-DK base availability per card decreased from 16 to 12.
- Danish Leopard 1A3-DK's number of cards available increased from 2 to 3.
- W-German KPz M48A2G2 main gun loadout's fixed from 12 (!) to 40 rounds (as all other 105mm M48).
- British Scorpion Light Tank's number of cards available increased from 1 to 2.



Helicopters

- all Pact AA helos (Mi-2URP-G Gniewosz, Mi-2URS, Ka-50 & Sokol)'s SAM RoF fixed to 20rpm (as NATO AA choppers).
- E-German THS Mi-8TV rocket loadout fixed to 96.
- E-German THS-Mi-8TV price increased from 25 to 30$.
- Soviet Ka-29 price decreased from 55 to 50$.
- Soviet Mi-24A price decreased from 50 to 45$ (as the E-German variant).
- Soviet & Polish Mi-24D, and CSSR Mi-25 price decreased from 60 to 55$ (as the E-German variant).
- Soviet Mi-24P & E-German THS Mi-35P price decreased from 85 to 75$.
- Soviet Mi-4AV base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- Soviet Mi-28 base availability increased from 2 to 3.


- Danish TOW Defender base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- Danish TOW Defender price decreased from 45 to 40$.
- American UH-1C Hog base availability increased from 6 to 8.
- American UH-1C Heavy Hog base availability increased from 4 to 6.
- French Puma Pirate's autocannon loaded with incendiary HE rounds: gets more chance to ligh up fires.
- American SeaHawk availability divided into 2 cards.
- Norwegian UH-1B brought to UH-1D standards.
- Norwegian UH-1B price increased from 5 to 10$.


Planes

- Soviet MiG-27 service date changed to 1975
- Pact R-77 missile HE damages increased from 5 to 6.


- all CH-47 Chinook variants' HP increased from 8 to 10.
- Swedish AJ 37 Viggen's Rb75 missile now as the [F&F] trait.
- Swedish AJ 37 Viggen's Rb75 missile's RoF increased (two missiles's salvos).
- French Jaguar A gun ammunitions increased from 150 to 300 (since it is a twin canon). (seems like we forgot to do the same on the British Jaguar, should be fixed in a next patch).
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby Mikeboy » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:36

Sad there was no fixes to the Warrior or Rarden. :(
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby Noobie117 » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:36

Finally! :D
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby S-8coming » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:40

Great thx eugen and specialy MadMat ;) ;)
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby krogoth21 » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:41

Thank you very much for your hard work ! much apreciated :)
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby orcbuster » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:42

norwegian chopperspam O-hoy!

also infantry should be much better in woods
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby dassie1 » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:43

:D :D :D :D :D :D very happy about the sov t-64b and t-80bv. also very happy about m1a1 increase :D :D :D
now on to the game, it has been a while..... :D ;)
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby DoktorvonWer » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:44

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  • Interesting the drop on Falcon price, not sure how it pans out in terms of availability but 2 cards are available and support slot cost has been reduced too, so that shouldn't be a big problem.

  • Two cards of Scorpion - particularly like this small change; should help the more mobile British deck subtypes (motorised?) field more light armour to help out with manoeuvre warfare. Similar story for the Saladin, though I've rarely ever seen it used anyway :lol:

  • The Support/Helo switch should be helpful - will make some space for most mixed decks to have AA and artillery in useful amounts, whilst reducing the viability of large numbers of helicopter gunships being used as an unassailable defensive wall.


Nice job :)


Mikeboy wrote:Sad there was no fixes to the Warrior or Rarden. :(


I'm sure this is in the pipeline to be fixed eventually, it's one of those units whose prices sticks out from the batch as peculiarly high for its capabilities, but it's not an urgently-needed fix for balance.
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby Kraxis » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:44

About time :lol:

Nice though.

Have one question.
- Danish Leopard 1A3-DK base availability per card decreased from 16 to 12.
- Danish Leopard 1A3-DK's number of cards available increased from 2 to 3.

What prompted this, I thought Denmark had issues with armour. It is to force people to sacrifice more if they want armour, but if they do they get more?

Also I guess we should see less complaints about the Seahawk now that it take two cards.
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Re: New balance & campaign patch (v1404)

Postby Whistler118 » Fri 26 Jul 2013 12:51

Russias back baby!!
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