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    Hello,
    I've heard that there is a way of being able to view a battle from the frontline by pressing alt and something else.
    Is this correct and what are the keys if so?

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    You can take the POV of an individual soldier by selecting a unit and pressing the Insert key. With your mouse wheel you can change between POV's of each soldier in that unit. To get back to the overhead view, press Insert again.

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    Be aware that, in Empire, the 1.4 patch has broken this feature, as when units fire, the bullet's-eye-view camera will freeze up, and you'll be forced to hit the Insert key again to exit.

    Feel free to check out my Steam guide on naval combat in E:TW

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    Really? I don't remember it freezing. But then, I haven't used this camera view in ages.

    "Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause each one of us must fight on to the end." ~ Field Marshal Haig, order to British troops, 1918

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    It works perfectly fine in Napoleon, and worked fine in early versions of Empire. Now, though, it just freezes as soon as the projectile leaves the weapon of whatever you're viewing. Everything in the game continues in the background, but you're left with a freeze-frame of the battlefield.

    Feel free to check out my Steam guide on naval combat in E:TW

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    Thank you all.
    I'm playing via Steam so I suppose I have the latest update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strax View Post
    Thank you all.
    I'm playing via Steam so I suppose I have the latest update?
    Yup, if you haven't specifically set the automatic updates off.

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    I suppose I always make sure I zoom out from the unit before they get into range so I can manage my attack.

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