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How to Create a Hierarchy
Sometimes, no Unit Package will
exist to add the type of organization you want to add to your
scenario. In such a case, you are going to have to build a hierarchy
from scratch. No problem! ATF Scenario Builder makes
this almost as simple as adding a unit package.
NOTE: In Armored Task Force, enemy platoons are
represented on the map and in windows as companies, and companies as
battalions. Besides this, in every respect, they behave just as
Add a New Hierarchy:
Before completing this step, make sure that no units or hierarchies are
selected as a group on the map. If they are, ATF Scenario Builder
will try to add them to the newly created hierarchy, which can have
1. Right-click away from any hierarchies or units in the Hierarchy
Tree window for the faction to which you want to add your new
hierarchy. Select 'Platoon' from the 'Add' menu (or 'Company'
if you want to add a company).
2. To change the attributes or appearance of a hierarchy, make
changes in the Hierarchy Platoon or Company Data dialog.
- Name. The screen name of the hierarchy, which appears both
in the Hierarchy Tree window and in the 'tooltip' labels on the map.
- Max Units. The maximum number of directly subordinate units
or hierarchies under this hierarchy (both units and platoon
hierarchies, but not subordinate platoon's units).
- Spacing. The distance between units in the hierarchy while
in formation (in tens of meters).
- Command Radius. Not currently implemented.
- Command and Control, BOS Flags. These flags are combined
to determine what kinds of formations and Missions are available to
- NATO Piece. The NATO symbol that represents the hierarchy,
both in the Hierarchy Tree and on the map.
- Graphic Piece. The 'Flag' that represents the hierarchy on
the map when vehicles are visible.
- Graphic Label Piece. The number or letter that is displayed
on the flag.
- Destroyed NATO and Graphic Piece. Not implemented.
- Locked? If this box is checked, hierarchies and units can
not be added to or removed from the hierarchy.
3. Select a NATO piece which represents the hierarchy.
They are all of the type 'Enemy...' or 'Friendly...' or 'Neutral...'.
4. You will also need to select a Graphic Piece and Graphic
Label Piece for the Hierarchy. For more on these attributes, see
Edit a Hierarchy.
Copy a Hierarchy:
In the ATF Scenario Builder, there is no 'Copy' function.
However, there is a 'Cut' function, which allows you to cut the hierarchy
out of the Hierarchy Tree window and move it to the clipboard. You
can then paste any number of copies of the hierarchy back to the Hierarchy
We recommend that you only Cut and Paste empty
hierarchies. Cutting and Pasting hierarchies that contain Platoons
and Units can have unexpected results.
1. Right-click on a hierarchy (again, we suggest, empty) and
2. Now, right-click anywhere on the Hierarchy Tree away from
units and hierarchies and select 'Paste'.
3. To add a second copy of the hierarchy, again right-click
anywhere on the Hierarchy Tree away from units and hierarchies and
4. The ATF Scenario Builder will not allow you to create a
hierarchy with a duplicate name. Select 'Yes' to change the name
of the second hierarchy...
5. ... And change the name to finish the process.
Next step : Add the Company Wave