This week, we are proud to announce a brand new version of SWORD, the v6.4.
The biggest new feature concerns the dynamic communication model: from now on, there is a new optional communication model available that can be activated in the exercise properties in preparation.
When activated, communication leaders (either automata or knowledge subgroups) must be defined for each knowledge group and transmitters can now be defined in adaptation. These transmitters can be added to the equipment of units and have a maximum range that can be affected by the weather, terrain and urban areas.
During the play phase, transmission range checks will be made, between automata HQs and the HQs of the leaders of their knowledge groups and between the HQs of communication leaders.
Should a range check fail, then the knowledge sharing would be interrupted in this direction.