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icon5.gif  Laying on arrival Thu, 28 October 2004 07:33 Go to next message
Grimferth

 
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OK, I'm missing something here.

I have 20+ minelayers roaming around enemy space in my current game. To avoid being intercepted, they never stop for long and are constantly changing direction and speed.

I'm dependent on the "laying on arrival" feature of the SD to lay down disruptive minefields. The problem is - half of the time, my minelayers arrive at their destination and then do nothing. I can see their orders are set to lay mines, but there are no minefields.

Anyone else ever see this issue?



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Re: Laying on arrival Thu, 28 October 2004 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Staz is currently offline Staz

 
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Isn't there a limit on the number of fields you can have ? Have you reached it maybe ? If you have then the number of fields you can lay each turn is the number that have vanished due to decay.

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Re: Laying on arrival Thu, 28 October 2004 10:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

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Staz wrote on Thu, 28 October 2004 14:41

Isn't there a limit on the number of fields you can have ?

512.

Other possibility is that you lay mines inside a minefield that is swept the same turn. Sweeping happens after laying on arrival ...
Or your ML lay a too large field so second ML lays his mines inside the field of the first one ... and than it gets swept somewhere so the ML appears to be outside of the minefield ...

I've been told that there is a bug that your MLs indeed don't lay mines on arrival but have not come across it yet, so can't verify it.

mch

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Re: Laying on arrival Mon, 06 December 2004 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vonKreedon is currently offline vonKreedon

 
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Another possibility is that you are setting multiple waypoints and not noticing that the minelaying orders are being deleted for the non-terminal waypoints.

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Re: Laying on arrival Wed, 15 February 2006 07:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dyrham is currently offline Dyrham

 
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I have noticed this in a recent game as well. Somehow the order to lay seems to vanish sometimes ... Confused

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Re: Laying on arrival Wed, 15 February 2006 15:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vonKreedon is currently offline vonKreedon

 
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Yeah, if you are laying mines with the indefinite duration setting, and then set multiple waypoints only the last waypoint inherits the lay mines order, you have to go back and manually set lay mines for one year at each intermediate waypoint to get the mines laid on arrival at each of those waypoints.

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Re: Laying on arrival Thu, 16 February 2006 01:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gible

 
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better to set it to lay for one year and then add the waypoints

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Re: Laying on arrival Wed, 16 May 2007 04:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
m.a@stars is currently offline m.a@stars

 
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Hi,

Has anyone ever noticed a laying behavior almost opposite to that? Confused

I'm sending several fleets of minelayers thru a neighbor's space in a multi-year trip, with orders to lay mines on arrival at their final destination but not at any of the intermediate waypoints. I have the x file showing the correct orders were given. Rolling Eyes

Yet next turn I receive the message about mines laid, and the fields appear in my neighbor's space, causing great inconvenience. Evil or Very Mad



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Re: Laying on arrival Wed, 16 May 2007 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Micha

 

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m.a@stars wrote on Wed, 16 May 2007 10:17

Hi,

Has anyone ever noticed a laying behavior almost opposite to that? Confused

I'm sending several fleets of minelayers thru a neighbor's space in a multi-year trip, with orders to lay mines on arrival at their final destination but not at any of the intermediate waypoints. I have the x file showing the correct orders were given. Rolling Eyes

Yet next turn I receive the message about mines laid, and the fields appear in my neighbor's space, causing great inconvenience. Evil or Very Mad


If you give your SD layers orders to lay indefinetily and send them away on a trip that takes several years they will lay mines at every "stop" they make. This is "normal" behaviour.

mch

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Re: Laying on arrival Wed, 16 May 2007 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
m.a@stars is currently offline m.a@stars

 
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Micha wrote on Wed, 16 May 2007 14:38

If you give your SD layers orders to lay indefinetily and send them away on a trip that takes several years they will lay mines at every "stop" they make. This is "normal" behaviour.

mch


Orders were to lay just one year at destination, and all intermediate waypoints were clear. Shocked

I guess that "normal" behavior (and its possible variants) should be documented somewhere, then. Confused



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Re: Laying on arrival Sat, 22 January 2011 07:22 Go to previous message
neilhoward

 
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m.a@stars wrote on Wed, 16 May 2007 17:02


I guess that "normal" behavior (and its possible variants) should be documented somewhere, then. Confused


Yes please

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