I am a big fan of your series, but have always had difficulty with something. I can not set up proper attacks with squads because I can not tell them to hold position and open fire.
This is more noticeable as a problem if you trying to operate a platoon using the higher command functionality. I can set up many of the things in the editor, but that takes away much of the fun and challenge of trying to do it real time in situations that are not planned.
These are the squad abilities / options I would like to see in future updates of this game:
- Ready [support] weapons
- Hold ground, Open fire
- Face direction
- Execute order #1 at time A
- Set sequential orders requiring time or prompts to continue
- Ability to tell a squad to send only a portion of itself to do something
With these options it would be much easier to set up intricate attacks in game to unknown situations as they arise.
Essentially I am asking if you could expand the squad leader / higher command functionality. For all of these, I do mean set them up in game, not the editor. As an example, if you wanted to take a group of squads and clear an area, you will have a very hard time controlling them to work together without shooting each other.
Anyway, I really do like what your team is working on; keep up the good work.