RE: Modding & "vehicle facing arrows" for normal units
Thanks for the input Embris!
While I am aware that facing is not relevant for most units in SB, I thought (and hoped) since vehicles have a facing arrow getting one to show up for other units might still be possible somehow.
Regarding the Mod: Well facing is still a thing in 19th century warfare - even with small formations. I have it implemented via flags within weapons/ammunition so, in order to be able to fire ones weapons in my mod, one actually has to face the appropriate way. I just thought it would be nice (and helpful) to get that facing arrow to show up so one knows with one glance which direction the unit is actually facing.
Scale is not such a big problem, since I am concentrating on skirmishes or small scale actions and not the huge battles. For example: Apart from special units like pickets or dedicated skirmishers, the basic infantry unit encountered in the mod is company-sized. A full regiment of 10 companies, with 8 companies in battle line and two held in reserve or used as skirmishers, thus has a frontage of 4 hexes.
I am still playing around with weapons stats a lot since I hope to be able to achieve historical results regarding casualties. For weapon distances I decided to go with the average distance fire was opened, which is usually considerably less than the maximum range.