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  • Hi, regarding KilledEH... "If one or both are dead, you cannot reliably determine their true side. Even looking up their class side can be inaccurate in advanced cases, (like mixed joins)."

Really? Can you provide some illustration of these assertions as I'd liked to have a look at the issue too. Also, what do you mean by a 'mixed join'? Cheers, Sy. -- Sy 12:19, 11 March 2009 (CET)

  • It's already documented under side: "Once dead, a unit will be on the civilian side." Just try, side _deadBody returns civilian.

By 'mixed join', I'm referring to the technique of changing the default side of a unit by having them join and be led by a person from another side of higher rank. Eg: 3 west infantry (with let's say private rank) grouped with 1 east officer with colonel rank with his 'presence' set to zero, will effectively make the 3 infantry men belong to side east. There is no command to determine that from a dead body.

However if you were to lookup the class side of any of those men, it would obviously still return west. So there's no definitive way of determining their side, without tracking it or applying assumptions. Dr Eyeball 14:20, 11 March 2009 (CET)

Thanks for the explanation matey, I understand now what you mean. Your, unitSide suggestion is a good one. Cheers. -- Sy 07:24, 12 March 2009 (CET)