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Quality of Military Units and Weapons

Military units can have different quality levels attached to them that influence their capabilities in fighting. The fighting level of a military unit depends on the average quality of the weapons in the unit and the average quality of the ammunition of the unit.

Table of Contents:

1. The Fighting Quality of Military Units
2. Upgrading the Quality of Military Units and Ammunition
3. Purchasing High Quality Weapons and Ammunition
4. Weapon and Ammunition quality when Supplying Military Units
5. Weapons and Ammunition Quality and Nuclear defense
6. Quality issues when Military Units are dismantled

1. The Fighting Quality of Military Units [ top ]

Military units can have different quality levels attached to them that influence their capabilities in fighting. The fighting level of a military unit depends on the average quality of the weapons in the unit and the average quality of the ammunition of the unit. The average of these two is the fighting level of the unit.

The initial weapons and ammunition quality depends on the production process and the quality of weapons and ammunition that were purchased by the country. When weapons and ammunition are transferred to military units, their initial quality is divided by two and is used as the initial quality within the military unit.

The reason for the division by 2 is that the quality range of weapons is far too high compared with the standard quality of 100 that is used by the war engine.

Each military unit can have many weapons and the average quality of all these weapons is used as the weapon quality of the unit. Weapons that are part of the unit in large numbers influence the quality more than weapons that are represented in smaller numbers.

In the same way, the average quality of all the pieces of ammunition in the unit is used as the Average ammunition quality of the military unit. Also here, the quality of ammunition that is available in very large numbers in the unit will influence the average quality more that the types of ammunition that are only available in the unit in smaller numbers.

Average here means the weighted average of the weapons or ammunition. If the unit has 400 weapons of one type and 200 of another type then the average weapon quality of the unit will be computed as 400 times the quality of the first weapon plus 200 times the quality of the second weapon, divided by 600. In this way, weapons that are used in larger numbers in the military unit will have more influence on the weapon quality of the unit than weapons that are used in smaller numbers. The same applies to the ammunition.

The quality level of both weapons and ammunition is currently limited to the range of 120 to 450 and the range will be widened even further. This means that the fighting levels of military units are also limited to the same range.

An average quality level of 160 for the weapons in a unit means that the weapons are 60% more effective in destroying their targets and they are also 60% harder to destroy. Very high fighting levels will become possible and will have an excellent effect on the fighting capabilities of military units.

Ammunition Quality and extended Range

High quality levels for ammunition, will have an additional advantage in the extension of the range of the ammunition. Some types of weapons will have an extended range and their usability will improve remarkably. This feature is not implemented yet. Currently, the quality of ammunition is only used in the computation of the fighting quality of the unit. It is as important as the quality of the weapons.

2. Upgrading the Quality of Military Units and Ammunition [ top ]

Military units and garrisons can be upgraded by the use of weapon upgrading products and ammunition upgrading products. One upgrade is needed to upgrade one weapon by one point. In the same way, one ammunition upgrade product is needed to upgrade one piece of ammunition by one point.

Weapons can be upgraded once per game month and targets can be set so that automatic upgrades will take place each game month.

Ammunition can be upgraded twice per game month and targets can be set so that automatic upgrades will take place each game month.

Many weapons and many types of ammunition will be allowed in time to be upgraded to very high levels. This will make it possible for countries to keep a small army of very high quality and remain secure without committing very large numbers of soldiers and officers to the army.

For some weapons, very high quality levels do not make sense because the destruction capacity at quality 200 may already reach 100%. In cases where upgrading is just costly and does not help, max levels will be implemented per weapon and ammunition type, to prevent players from spending their money for zero effect.

Weapon and ammunition upgrading products are available in Simcountry for use in the upgrading of military units.

Weapon Quality Upgrades (WQU)

These products are used to upgrade military unit weapons quality. One WQU is needed for each weapon in the unit. To upgrade the weapons quality of a unit that has 600 weapons by one quality point, 600 WQUs are needed. The weapons quality of the unit can be upgraded by one point each game month if the products are available.

Ammunition Quality Upgrades (AQU)

These products are used to upgrade military unit ammunition quality. One AQU is needed for each piece of ammunition in the unit. To upgrade the ammunition quality of the unit that has 6000 pieces of ammunition by one quality point, 6000 AQUs are needed. The unit ammunition quality can be upgraded by two points each game month if the products are available.

Upgrading Navy Units

Navy quality upgrading is not implemented yet and will be added at a later stage.

Monthly reduction in quality Weapons and ammunition, stored in military units will see their quality decline in time. If the upgrading process continues, the degradation of the quality will be negligible. If no upgrading takes place, the quality could decline in time and sink to a much lower level. The quality decline is 0.05 per game month.

3. Purchasing High Quality Weapons and Ammunition [ top ]

Purchasing high quality weapons and ammunition makes sense as this will determine the initial quality of the unit and the influence of reinforcements that are transported to the units by supply units.

If you plan to upgrade your units in the future to very high quality, we recommend that you start purchasing weapons and ammunition of higher quality. Purchasing weapons and ammunition at quality 260 will result in a start value of 130 in the units and a 30% increase in the fighting power of the unit.

4. Weapon and Ammunition quality when Supplying Military Units [ top ]

When military units are supplied with weapons and ammunition to replace used ammunition and lost weapons, the quality of the supplied weapons and ammo, will have an influence on the average in the unit.

5. Weapons and Ammunition Quality and Nuclear defense [ top ]

The quality of weapons and ammunition has a major effects on the results of wars. Attacks can be much more successful if the quality of the attacking units is higher. Increasing the quality of military units will increase their capabilities and a smaller number will be sufficient.

The quality extends to all types of weapons, including nuclear weapons that will be more effective if their quality is higher.

The same is true for the defense. A high quality defensive unit or a garrison, will fight harder and create more damage to the attacker. Upgrading defense units will make your defense much stronger and also in this case, a smaller number of units may be sufficient to defend your country.

The quality of the defense includes the nuclear defense weapons. The quality of a nuclear defense garrison should be high or otherwise, the nuclear defense will not be a 100% guarantee against a nuclear attack.

If the quality of the nuclear attack weapons is higher than the quality of the nuclear defense weapons, the defense quality will decline. If the defense has a quality of 80 and the attacking weapons have a quality of 160, then 50% of the attacks will come through.

Experience shows that 1 in 4 or 5 attacking nukes penetrated the defenses because the quality of the defensive nuclear missiles was too low.

Check the quality of your defense, and especially the nuclear defense and make sure it is at a high level.

Both the quality of weapons and ammunition are essential. The quality of the weapons increases the chance that the weapons will hit its target and the damage it can cause to the target. The quality of the ammunition has an additional influence and also increases the range of the weapons. In the case of nuclear weapons, range is not an issue as their range is sufficient.

6. Quality issues when Military Units are dismantled [ top ]

When units are disbanded, weapons and troops are returned to barracks. The average quality of weapons in the country may increase slightly but the training level that was achieved before may be largely lost.

Military units can be brought to high quality is they are kept as a unit for a long time, have a high weapon quality and an ongoing upgrading program.