For a while I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why they could not be seen in game. Then had a hunch and loaded the “empty” scenario and low and behold there they were sitting on the map. The only things on the map because I loaded empty which is for making your own scenario. This question is for Black Swan BTW a recent WWII block game. I had a module out already but want to add more features. The sceanrios are done from the older version of the scenario. Now I just want to put in some at-start stacks because they would be handly as in-game production counters that can sit right on the map. Programed to add or subtract production points as needed. Long story short the feature in tools to refresh predefined setups isn’t working to add these new at-start stacks into the 4 scenarios I already have made. Any ideas on how to get them to appear in my already made scenarios. Unless there is a trick, I will have to start will a clean map and place hundreds of counters all over again and hope I don’t make a mistake for 4 scenarios. Man I don’t want to do that again. I’m pretty damn sure this is why the refresh predefined setups was created in the first place. Works great to add new decks to existing saves, but seems to lack the support to add in at-start stack stuff into saves.
There is a trick you might try. I’ve reluctantly used it in the past for emergencies, but I think if Vassal had a warranty, this would void it.
Those new modern pieces you want to put in at-start stacks? Put them in a piece palette instead. Don’t have a piece palette? Make one.
Next open one of your ancient pre-defined setups. In there, open the piece palette. Drag and drop the “futuristic-to-the-scenario” pieces to where the at-start stacks would be. Save and replace your pre-defined setup. Good luck to anyone who takes up maintenance of this module from you.