Infantry Line Formation

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Walderschmidt
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Infantry Line Formation

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Is there a way to make infantry get into a line?

The V-Formation looks cool and is useful, but once initial contact breaks out, infantry should be in a line facing the direction of the threat to amass the most firepower on it.

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Re: Infantry Line Formation

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there's a big "yes but" here.

first some background:
you know in coh2, units in general felt less "life like" because the infantry aren't dynamically moving, searching for cover, diving to the ground, etc. coh2 took an interesting approach because of the complaints they had about units doing things you dont intend for them to do on their own. for example, grouping behind cover to get eaten by a grenade, diving out of cover just because a mortar landed nearby, etc. coh2 wanted to be a competitive game so they removed some elements to keep gameplay more consistent for competitive players to not get screwed over by uncontrollable factors. they got rid of that dynamic ai for coh2.

so i know you, walder, are also at least a little familiar with my modding on coh2. one of the thigns i did in coh2 was update the squad formations. it worked sometimes and was cool. what also happened was it got funky fast... for example when trying to garrison into a building the infantry would just keep circling around and around the building. or sometimes they would just start spazzing out right where they are and move really really really slow while spinning in circles.

that being said... yeah maybe we can? i got some formations to work in coh2 with smaller squad sizes (like 4-6 people). but does it make much gameplay impact? is it worth the risk of having the infantry AI do rain dances around buildings? knowing coh1 has dynamic infantry ai and coh2 doesn't... the chances of bugs are even greater.

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Re: Infantry Line Formation

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Maybe make an experimental form line button?

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Re: Infantry Line Formation

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I don't think that is even possible. Unit formation is not one of the things you can change with abilities.
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Yeah what markr says. I only know how to tweak the AI a bit, not creating an ability that tweaks the AI.

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Re: Infantry Line Formation

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Fair enough.

It’s not important.

Just trying to see what’s possible.

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