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cbradbury

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Horse transport columns for DOF
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:59:54 PM »

I have always felt that the supply columns in DOF fail to reflect the era – there is simply not enough horse-drawn transport. As a result I have created a number of new columns to address this, and I am fairly pleased with the effects – I think that they convey a more historical feel.

This involves changes to chief.ini. The following new columns have been added:

HorseMedArtColumnUK
HorseHeavyArtColumnUK
HorseMedArtColumnDE
HorseHeavyArtColumnDE
HorseTransportColumnUK
HorseTransportColumnFR
HorseTransportColumnRU
HorseTransportColumnDE
GermanCavalryRegt
BritishCavalryRegt
FrenchCavalryRegt   
RussianCavalryRegt   
GermanCavalryCharge
BritishCavalryCharge
FrenchCavalryCharge
RussianCavalryCharge

Some screenshots:

German Artillery





Horse-drawn transport column



German Cavalry Regiment





British Cavalry charge (achieved by placing three 'charge' columns side-by-side)



I have set this up with a folder which can be enabled from BATMODS, which avoids any unwanted changes to the original file. Simply copy the ‘DOF Transport Columns’ folder into BATMODS and enable as required.

Download link:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/08kl3u0vylwolfm/DOFHorseTransport.7z/file
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David Prosser

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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 08:39:23 PM »

Excellent work! It'd look good in WAS too. Plemty of horse transport colums around then too.


cheers

David

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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 10:13:15 PM »

this looks like a nice addition, many thanks!
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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 01:56:00 AM »

Awesome work, i really like the idea :)
This is a must have for DOF
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cbradbury

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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 02:41:55 AM »

You are right, David - the German Army was still primarily horse-drawn in the first part of WW2. I'm glad you like the columns. I am planning a major re-work of all the DOF columns, which tend to be a bit generic IMHO. I have already done a 'refugee' column, using the good variety of vehicle objects available.
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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2019, 04:37:54 AM »

That's good to hear. The refugee colum will bee good for BOF.

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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 02:41:49 PM »

Thanks a lot.
A very good addition to all BAT eras except JTW.

On another thought...
Some horse units can be used in JTW as well, in the Korean War scenarios at least.
https://olive-drab.com/od_army-horses-mules_korea.php

And there was one particular horse:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergeant_Reckless
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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 03:16:17 PM »

Agreed. Unfortunately the horsed units are not in the JTW vehicles list. A pity, the carts and packhorse would be both relevant and useful.
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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 01:13:55 PM »

And elephants patrols and transport for early 1960s on South East Asian maps.
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Re: Horse transport columns for DOF
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 12:20:30 AM »

Good idea :)

Many thanks cbradbury!  :)
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