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Maneuver Warfare Update 1.08, 19 October 2020


-orders pause was added, enabling the player to pause the game while they are issuing orders.

-NATO symbols can be replaced with unit icons in the Sound/Graphics Options menu.
-commanders are assigned for the entire structure of a unit.  In campaigns, wounded commanders receive the Wound Badge and return to service in the next battle while those who were killed are replaced by new ones or by their subordinates.
-commanders gain experience in combat.  This is illustrated by medals they receive (Iron Cross II and I class, and Knight's Cross) and provides a unit with a bonus in combat.  Commanders in post-1939 single battles will start with a certain amount of combat experience which depends on the year and on the experience of their unit.
-units are no longer automatically detected.  Instead, the chance of their detection depends on the distance, type of unit, type of detecting unit and the terrain they are in.
-open fire policy in the defense can be set so units open fire only at a specified range in order to remain undetected longer and ambush an advancing enemy.  An ambushed enemy will have their ability to fight back significantly reduced for a short period of time, thus enabling the defender to inflict casualties without suffering the full effects of enemy fire.  Of course, the ambush will fail if the defender is spotted, hence the player must weigh the risk of getting spotted against the benefit of letting the enemy get closer.
-squelch sound was removed from radio transmissions to reduce the amount of audio traffic.  It will play only as an acknowledgement of a movement order.
-artillery, recon and forward air controller units have "Break Contact" as the default reaction to enemy fire.  All other units' default setting is to continue movement.  All these settings can be changed in the "Reaction To Effective Fire" window.
-corrects "minefield encountered" sound so it plays only once and only if minefield was just detected.
-campaign maps were inserted in campaign briefings.


Maneuver Warfare Update 1.07, 19 September 2020


This update includes:

-Artillery/air support/minelaying command windows.  The artillery window lets you set the time and duration of a fire mission as well as the ammunition to be used.  The air support window lets you select the type of air mission and its time and the minelaying window sets the location of a minefield.

-A movement command window that lets you program unit reactions to effective enemy fire.  These include breaking contact, holding in place and continuing movement if the unit is moving.

-The enemy reacts to getting outflanked in editor games.

-There is a on option to turn off floating text.

-Sound and graphics settings will be saved between games.

-The Grand Campaign start point can be selected. 

-A destination marker appears when a destination is set.

-MRL fire scatters for an area effect.


Maneuver Warfare Update 1.06,  8 SEPTEMBER 2020


This update includes:

-An in-game battle report that reports casualties and warns when a unit drops down to 50 and 25% strength.

-A post-game battle report that reports casualties sustained by friendly and enemy units during the battle.

-Veteran status given to some units in editor battles starting in 1940.  The later the year of the war, the greater the chance that a unit will have veteran/elite status.

-Friendly unit call sign added to unit info display that appears when the pointer hovers over a unit during a game.

-Button to toggle a 2D/3D view and buttons to adjust the camera angle.  


Maneuver Warfare Update 1.05,  20 AUGUST 2020


This update includes:


-Veteran status given to some units in single battles starting in 1940.  The later the year of the war, the greater the chance that a unit will have veteran/elite status.  For now this applies to single games but will extend to editor games in a later update.

-Two bugs that were created when group movement was implemented were corrected.  One was that the "redeployment complete" and "grouping instructions" buttons appeared in loaded games and the other that battle group lists did not populate in loaded games.


Manuevuer Warfare Update 1.04  


This update includes:


-Group Movement.  Select a battle group using the unit menu at the bottom left of the screen.  Then click on the "Enable Group Movement" button and select units in the grouping that you want to move together.  Then click on a destination on the map and the units will move.  Note that group movement is available only for those battle groups that have a headquarters element.  Manually selecting a unit on the map will disable group movement.  

-Unit Menu.  Located on the bottom left of the screen, the menu identifies all of your battle groups and their component units.  The menu can be minimized using the "X" button attached to it.

-Mini Map minimization option.  The Mini Map can now be minimized using the "X" button attached to it.