Hi and welcome to a new dev diary. Todayís will be pretty short but contain a few pictures to make up for it!
Many of you have noticed the new yellow button in the top menubar in previous screenshots and its contents is now in a state where it can be shown (although there are a few bits and pieces behind the scenes left to do so donít take the numbers too seriously for now).
The idea behind this screen is to let you get an overview of how your theaters are doing with more detailed information about separate parts of the front. It also lets you browse your allies fronts to see what they are doing and if they run into problems (the green dots will go yellow or red when they are having difficulty). As you can see at the bottom of the screen England's Middle East Command theater has two fronts that are doing well although the Saudi Arabia one would like some more air-power. You can either give a command for building from here (and it will be assigned to the theater after construction) or request spare units from a nearby theater if any are available. There is also a stance shown each front where you can experiment with attack or defense and get feedback for that front. For example the Polish defensive front towards Germany as the war starts would report that it does not have enough men to mount a sufficient defense and expect the lines to collapse shortly. There is also some general information about the theater at the top, you can for example see where AI theaters are planning invasions and from where they plan to stage them from.
We have also been keeping our ear to the forum and fixed two things people have been requesting. First of all many of you start off a game by reorganizing leaders and we have made this simpler. There is now a button for unassigning all your leaders with one click.
The second thing is making the OOB browser a bit more useful. You can now drag-and-drop directly from deployment window into the browser and this works for both divisions and brigades so you can reinforce existing divisions with new brigades much easier.