Round 2 of testing....
Made a new pilot in 16 - French, Esc. 26 at Le Creche, 01/01/1916 on the Channel map. Flew a few missions, everything was good (though I did get credit twice for shooting down a balloon - perhaps they were having a buy one, get one deal that day).
Decided to transfer to RFC 1 Sqdn, about 10 km away at Bailleul. A little north, a little west of Le Creche. And found myself on the France map, with Le Creche still SE about 10 km. Guess it makes sense, since Esc 26 is the only French scout sqdn on the Channel map at that point of the war, so players need to be able to use the map early war.
No issues after the transfer to RFC 1 Sqdn - no extra pilots, no French pilots being killed, transferred, promoted, etc. After a few missions, transferred back to Esc 26. Everybody was there, as I'd left them Flew some missions. Got a balloon (saw it pop), got credit in game (Tab key), but no credit when I got back to Le Creche. Karma catching up to me, no doubt, for the two balloon credits earlier.
The only funky thing when I transferred back was some Brit officers getting French medals:
CampaignLog = "The Medaille Militaire has been awarded to Captain Hadden Finch";
CampaignLog = "The Pilots Badge has been awarded to 2nd Lieutenant Ebenezer Bathurst";
CampaignLog = "The Medaille Militaire has been awarded to Major Aiden Rudhall";
CampaignLog = "The Pilots Badge has been awarded to Lieutenant Vernon Pray";
CampaignLog = "The Medaille Militaire has been awarded to Captain Quillan Bird";
CampaignLog = "The Croix de Guerre has been awarded to Lieutenant Julien Kalandyk";
All from RFC 1 Sqdn when I was there.
So I flew a couple more missions with Esc 26, no extra pilots. Decided to get off the Channel map (am also using moving front, the front had reached Le Creche and I didn't like taking off amid artillery explosions) so I transferred to Esc 73 in Villers Bretonneux in the Somme sector. And that's where it all went off the rails.
The escadrille didn't have a Cne so I was the default squadron commander. Fine. After my first mission with them, I got:
CampaignLog = "The Croix de Guerre has been awarded to Capitaine Casimir Mauvais";
CampaignLog = "Lieutenant Justin Brisau has been seriously wounded in action";
CampaignLog = "Lieutenant Fenton Furnace has transferred out of the squadron";
CampaignLog = "Capitaine Simon Lapegue has transferred into the squadron";
Mauvais was sqdn commander at Esc 26, Fenton Furnace was in RFC 1 Sqdn, and Lepague definitely didn't transfer into Esc. 73. Brisau was from Esc 26. And I had eleven pilots.
Since I like the new build, I'll probably continue flying in it, but if I want to transfer, I'll switch out to 15.whatever and make the transfer, then go back to 16. If that will work - it's possible the "baggage" of old sqdn pilots that I pick up along the way will get grabbed as well and start the pilot creep in the new sqdn, but hopefully not.
Rolled back to the pre-transfer version of the campaign. No problems after a number of missions. As long as I don't transfer, it seems okay (there's a phantom Captaine attached to the squad - still no commander. I was notified he transferred in a couple of missions ago, and at the end of the last mission, saw he'd been awarded his pilots wings) We were moved to a new location 3-5 km north of Le Creche, Le Rossingol. When I checked the transfer tab, it said:
Esc 26 has been squadronMove to Airfield
Name = "Le Rossignol"; Index = 100388;
LinkTrId = 0;
XPos = 42577.0;
YPos = 61.0;
ZPos = 209661.0;
XOri = 0.0;
YOri = 133.0;
ZOri = 0.0;
Script = "LuaScripts\WorldObjects\fr_med.txt";
Model = "graphics\airfields\fr_med.mgm";
Country = 101;
Desc = "";
Durability = 25000;
DamageReport = 50;
DamageThreshold = 1;
Too much information for me. Just point me in the right direction, and I'm good....
Last of the night
The phantom Capitaine Marius Langenieux continues to get medals, though he doesn't show up in the squadron roster (just got the Medaille Militaire). He's also in my campaign file:
Name = "Marius Langenieux";
Rank = "Capitaine";
Picture = "French026.jpg";
Region = "";
Status = 0;
Missions = 72;
Squad = 101057;
Aggressiveness = 0;
Skill = 3;
Sense = 0;
Type = "Enemy Aircraft";
VictoryType = 1;
Date = 16/03/1916;
Type = "Enemy Aircraft";
VictoryType = 1;
Date = 06/03/1916;
Type = "Pilots Badge";
Date = 03/04/1916;
Type = "Medaille Militaire";
Date = 07/04/1916;
However, I lost a sergeant on the last flight, and a new Captaine transferred in and took command (rather than getting Langenieux out of the office and into a plane). I think Langenieux is just waiting for me to transfer so he can add more men.
Then I got the following mission:
Simple enough. Except the map and waypoints are...
Inside my own lines. Tourcoing is due east from the airfield, about 20 klicks, on the German side of the front.
Mission file is below.