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Invincible enemies[message #360288] Fri, 05 June 2020 19:39 Go to next message
Registered:May 2020

I am playing JA2 1.13 for the first run after having played JA2 vanilla several times (as well as original JA several times).

I have run into the Drassen counter-attack and after clean-up I'm ready to secure the north-east corner of Arulco.

I have explored south of Omerta into Sector C9, and have run into an ambush.
When I send a squad of 2, 4 or 6 mercenaries, the game drops me right into the middle of them with no preliminary.
I don't get the option to put my guys on any border; they are just dropped into the middle of red-shirts.
After the first enemy round, my guys have -50 action point (can't move) and ensuing rounds they guys are shot.

The enemy are usually highlighted when a squad moves adjacent to an enemy held-square.
These red-shirts never show until I am dropped in their midst.
Whether I SNEAK or DRIVE into the sector the same thing happens; dropped in, ambush ensues and my guys die.
I can't even escape.
The prelude screen showing the sector and the list of my guys, a red drop-down list -- THIS NEVER APPEARS.

Is this a 1.13 trap? Do I park next to them in another sector and wait them out?
Is it a bug? Do I need a tank?

Re: Invincible enemies[message #360297 is a reply to message #360288] Sat, 06 June 2020 00:31 Go to previous message

Registered:May 2009
Ambushes mean that you cannot place your mercs. They are surprised by the enemy and encircled. That's how ambushes work. If you could see the enemy troops in advance it would hardly be an ambush.
Flugente has improved that feature in the past. Look here.

Wildfire Maps Mod 6.07 on SVN: https://ja2svn.mooo.com/source/ja2/branches/Wanne/JA2%201.13%20Wildfire%206.06%20-%20Maps%20MOD

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