Introducing the White Spy

Posted: December 3, 2012 in Rus Mod

One of the most undervalued question in FY has been the spying activity of some of the former tzarist officers enrolled in Red Army. So Colonel Liundkvist, chief of staff of the Army defending Petrograd sent to Yudenich details of Bolshevik defense of the city.

After a few hours of work, I’ ve built  a system allowing at last to depict such spying help for Whites.

Whites will get a free but rare regional decision: spying



Here the decision is played on Moscow. Playing the decision costs nothing, but the pool will be very low.

This regional decision will create a leader having a very high spy ability, and so will reveal all enemy forces in the area:


white spy

white spy results


This spy will be removed in the next turns ( from 1 to 5). This leader has too a very high hide value, rendering him invisible to Reds.

This new feature will only work for new games ( that’s why I’ve lost 3 hours tonight).

Gfx are yet under work of course 🙂

  1. Dick says:

    Sounds fun. I suppose there’s no way to order Cheka to “examine” the former Imperial officers more carefully as the Red player?

    Just kidding. 🙂

    • Clovis says:

      Why kidding? It could be interesting. However, it would be too much work for now, and it could add too much micromanagement too. I’ve prefered to abstract the “counterpsying ” process by randomizing the duration of the presence of the spy. The removal message will display something like “Cheka has discovered the plot”.

      • Clovis says:

        BTW, it’s not only a feature for FY. The same will be present in SVF 2.0. That’s one of the most glaring missing point in AACW: spies ( don’t bother me with the Pinkerton and Belle Boyd events). They were everywhere in ACW.

        So the work on FY is in the same time a work for SVF 2.0 🙂

  2. Dick says:

    Yes, too much micromanagement is never good. Some things are better left a bit abstract in a game that is mostly about the military operations of the Russian Civil War. The whole Red and White terror (including the counterrevolutionary operations of Cheka) was a very complex series of events during the war.

    Besides, so many of the Red officers are so terrible that having some capable former Imperial officers who are secretly traitors is really not that bad. 🙂

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