I'll be keeping a very close on eye on this thread as this is a bridge we'll have to cross for the Dragonlance Mod. On a side note, I was going to start a discussion here in the Mods section about what kinds of unit scale people would want to see and use as a stand alone "Unit Sizes Mod" for anyone to incorporate into their Mods. How does this sound as new unit size scale?
This is my proposed progression of unit sizes:
Does that sound like too much? Not enough? Just right? Here's the standards the real life military uses.
Fireteam : 4
Squad: 8 - 13
Platoon: 26 - 55
Company: 80 - 225
Battalion: 300 - 1,300
Regiment/Brigade: 3,000 - 5,000
Division: 10,000 - 15,000
Corps: 20,000 - 45,000
Field Army: 80,000 - 200,000
Army Group: 400,000 - 1,000,000
Army Region: 1,000,000 - 3,000,000
Army Theater: 3,000,000 - 10,000,000
Now, those are, for the most part, HUGE numbers. Numbers so big I don't think we'd want to see them in game and honestly the game isn't designed to support those kinds of numbers. Right now in game the size groupings are like this:
Individual - 1
Group - 3
Team - 6
Raid - 12
We should replace those with these:
Squad - #?
Platoon - #?
Company - #?
Army - #?
All that's left is to decide what numbers we should plug in there, and to figure out how to space them properly.
I could have SWORN I've seen in XML the positioning of units inside a group. It's annoying me that I can't find it now. It was essentially a list of how the units would be placed inside the unit on tactical map. I CLEARLY remember options that were commented out, like shield wall formation, and some sort of circular formation. And I'm 100% certain I'm NOT confusing it with a mod.
I really, REALLY, hope so. Do me a favor and PLLEEAAASSSEEE let me know. That's the Major Thing stopping me right now from trying to implement larger scales. It's the ONLY thing holding me back really. That and I can't seem to get ahold of Dhuran, and as such need help with some of the more complex XML code I don't know. I know there's a lot of XML commands I simply don't know or don't know how to use. If I did this would be a lot easier and I'd be able to get a lot more done in less time.