This would be mostly useful for defining a set of orders, to be given to player's AI squad, in reaction to enemy contact.
I have found, that in such situations I need to quickly issue three to five commands, changing AI teammates' behaviour, ROE, formation, stance and sometimes additinoal items. Sometimes I run out of fingers on a keyboard and loose precious time, with unpleasant consequences. Also, most of the time these are the same sets of commands, in reaction to certain common situations encountered.
What I would like to have, is an option inside controls configuration, to set a single key or button to execute a list of commands in a successions, just with a single keypress. For example, set [Del] to execute "stealth contact drill", which would be my "Custom command 1" and set [End] to execute "fire them up contact drill", which would be my "Custom command 2".
While ingame, pressing once [Del], would change:
- ROE to hold fire;
- stance to prone;
- combat mode to stealth;
- all squad to hold position;
- flashlights/lasers off.
Commands list, like the one above, should be configurable by a player, to suit his needs and individual procedures.
There are other uses for such lists:
- insertion/extraction situations;
- different squad setups for patrolling different terrain types;
- a quick method to return the squad to patrol formation and behaviour, after the enemy contact has been resolved.