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Hogan
1st Aug 2005, 11:28
Hey, I was thinking; wouldn't it be great if there was some way to simulate capturing an Eagle or a Colour in IG. Of course you have "flags captured", but in reality it was very rare that you would really capture one, and historically they were massive events, causing promotions and bursts of morale. I suppose if morale was added it would be easier (if you obliterate the enemy army you get an Eagle/Colour) but in the meantime I can't think of a way to do it.

Still, it would be a cool addition; if your army captured an Eagle, it's General would be instantly promoted, the regiment that captured it would also be upgraded, or, if that was impossible, would be given full Experience....

PS: For those not in the know, an Eagle was a golden.... Eagle placed on top of a staff touched by the hand of Napoleon. Every French regiment had them and they were the pride and joy of France. Other countries used "Colours"- flags, which were similarly important. a Commander could be disgraced or glorified by losing or capturing one.

southpark
1st Aug 2005, 12:30
what imperial glory means when it says flags captured is-companies destroyed- to capture a flag all u have to do is to kill all the men in the company, hard not really

but in real life what u had to do was get into the centre of the company and take the flag of men with huge pikes, they would be the strongest men in the company, so really as this is not stimulated there is no point in the captured flag statistics it may as well not exist

second of all only the french had the empirial eagle so in the end if this was simulated there would be no flag becuase the french replaced their french flag with an eagle, the only flags they had were battalion flags.

so all in all if they added an eagle, they would have to create hours worth of programmeing (entrance of the column,line or square, the taking of the eagle, the exit of the line square, or column, and so much more) so it would be a waste of time.

if they wanted to do this they was aswell upgrade the game so that there are individual actions among all the soldiers :rolleyes:

hope this expalins mb i have completly gone of the subject but its still relevent :cool:

good statement ;) cpt_southpark@hotmail.com

PrinceMyshkin
1st Aug 2005, 13:57
so...how come when you wipe the enemy out, they still have in their possesion the flags that they captured in that battle??

if you wipe them out, shouldn't you be recovering any lost standards?? :confused:

southpark
1st Aug 2005, 14:02
u would think so but nope not really

Skirmisher
1st Aug 2005, 18:31
second of all only the french had the empirial eagle so in the end if this was simulated there would be no flag becuase the french replaced their french flag with an eagle, the only flags they had were battalion flags.
There would still be a flag, because the French hung an Imperial flag from the Eagle's staff!

What made capturing enemy colours even more difficult, and therefore attracting more glory, was that battalion commanders sent the colours to the baggage train if they felt their position was vulnerable, or if the battle was swinging away from them. So, to capture enemy colours you would have to utterly crush a battalion in a strong position, or against the general flow of battle. Or you got lucky and faced a fool-hardy commander!!