Oh boy this has been fun!
I am looking forward to everyone trying to kill my AI patrols. They are evasive! I have a patrol in the map sending just enough units to harass the player at different “key” locations on the map. But as a secondary Objective the player can try to seek out and destroy the Patrol. I have been trying to do so myself in my own map… just when I think I am about to get him he cloaks and changes paths! But not before he launches units after me. grrrr!
I did stumble across him with once with a BC… got off a few shots and then he vanished smoking. I was lucky enough to see him launch units shortly after and found him with probe before he made another course correction(not even I know where he decides to go), MUAHAHAHA!
Note: Killing the patrol is not vital to mission success… just something for the player that wants to go beyond his/her patriot duty!
My Patrol AI code: