BCT
BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM


How Do I Plan Paths for my Units?

Units in BCT: Brigade Combat Team move along paths that you give them. The facing of the vehicles in each unit will be the direction of the first leg of the units path. The unit will not begin to move until you start its movement.

Plan a path for a single unit.

1. Begin the path edit mode by either choosing in on the Tool Bar or selecting "Path Edit" from the "Edit" menu.

2. Double-click on the unit for which you wish to create a path. An inverted red triangle will appear over the unit.

3. Click in the center of the triangle with the left mouse button and hold it while dragging to the first destination (or "node" in the path)

4. Release the left mouse button. A "node" will be dropped where the arrow is pointing. When the unit starts moving, it will head toward this way point.

5. To make subsequent legs to the path, click in the center of the last node with the left mouse button and drag to the desired location of next node in the path.

Copy a path to a task force.

1. Select "Copy" either from the Tool Bar or from the "Edit" menu. You must do this while a unit is selected and its path is showing.

2. Double-click anywhere on the map away from units so that the path disappears.

3. Select a task force either by drag-clicking over it or using its save number.

4. Select "Paste" either from the Tool Bar or from the "Edit" menu.

5. All of the units in the task force now have a path identical to the first unit's path. The units will travel in roughly their current formation (at speeds dependent on their vehicle type).

Move a task force in column. The steps are the same as copying a path except, in the final step, you choose "Paste In-Line" either from the "Edit" menu or the Tool Bar. All units will move on the same path as the original unit, in column.

Change a unit's facing. The vehicles in a unit will all face in the direction of travel. That is, they will all face toward the first node in a unit's path.

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