Just got the new vers .of HotP...want to play with solo expansion...thinking the only way to initiate a Banzai charge is to use common sense...has anyone used a different method using the flow charts?
The following is a reply from Sean Druelinger
LnL Publishing answering the same question from another gamer. Ill be using the following until the flow chart comes out. Enjoy, and don't forget to post an AAR.
"The solo system essentially is structured in two parts. There is the order card which selects your unit and what type of order(s) it will execute and then there is the flowchart which handles how to execute the order based upon the situation. Banzai charges are a pretty big decision to make and it is difficult to program when the best time for the AEO to execute one. We are working on a flow chart now to accommodate this tactic for the Japaneses and will make it available as a free download.
Currently this is situational and the decision will need to come from the player as to the timing.
BUT!!!!!!!! You can use it this way....As to which order triggers the Banzai is tricky . The majority of Enter Melee's are within a few hexes of the target. Since the Japanese can use 6 MPs to enter into a melee, triggering on a melee order should not be the only way.
Until we get the flowchart ready Banzai's should be triggered by a MOVE order if there are less than 1/2 of the number of turns available (8 turn game this would be on turn 5 or greater) and the Japanese have less firepower on the map then their opponent if defending and the opponent has satisfied the majority of the victory conditions.
If the Japanese are on offense and have more firepower under this same situation and have not achieved the victory conditions then a banzai should be triggered on a move order. Please take into consideration the criteria that needs to be met to conduct the banzai in the first place.
I will clarify further that the move order be within the secondary area of the orders card and not the primary. If you are in a situation where you are adjacent or within 2 hexes then use an Enter Melee order.
On a side note there are other situations like this that we will be addressing such as placing clay-more mines over on the modern side.
LnL Publishing "