Not in formation
How can I make units which are part of a group appear in the mission exactly where I put them and not in formation? I've tried setting special to "none" for each unit but it doesn't seem to work.
Changing special to "none" will indeed start them where you placed them. As soon as the mission start they will regroup to maintain formation, though. Use disableAI "MOVE", doStop or similar commands to make them stay where they are. The prefered method depends on the situation.
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This works much better than the DisableAI "MOVE" which seems to make them act unrealistically when in combat situations as in they dont react and fire like you think they should. I added DoStop this to the units initialization line and they react much better. Thanks for the tip.