I know that TW is all about the battles, but sometimes I like to just sit back and watch the carnage >
So I made this little mod for myself and thought I'd share it with you.
So, what does it do?
After the escape key on your keyboard is pressed during the deployment phase of a battle, the mod will give the control of your army to the AI once the battle starts, making you a spectator.
You can still issue orders, but they will probably be overruled pretty quickly.
It works with custom battles and with campaign battles. I've left quest and intro battles untouched.
I know the solution with the escape key is a little crude, but I haven't found a way to modify the UI to add a proper toggle, nor to use another key.
Also, I'm not a programmer and have zero experience with lua, so please forgive if my coding style isn't the best
Judging by the little I've tested it seems to work quite well. There might still be some bugs I haven't stumbled upon, however.
I have no clue of what it does in multiplayer, or if it works at all.
It should be compatible with pretty much any other mod out there.
I'm posting here because I don't have the time to properly maintain a mod on Steam workshop, so if anyone wants to polish and publish the mod themselves, go ahead! No credit needs to be given.
Many thanks to john_vindley for publishing the mod on Steam!
Steam Workshop link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=874350931
v 1.0: http://www.mediafire.com/file/63f51puafgri8zh/spectator.zip
v 1.1: http://www.mediafire.com/file/vd45s88avxw5arg/spectator_mode_1_1_2.zip