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Andy Catlow

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Pikemen with halbediers
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:31:08 PM »
Hello, in Kings in the North, Early Tudor English, pikemen with halbediers are listed. 1) how do these work I canít see where it is explained in the notes? Also how do you pay for this in your army list. Do you add a line with 2 halbediers in or some such like ? Thanks a lot.

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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 04:15:15 PM »
They are treated just as pike bases, there are no separate halbardier bases - the name is just a description to show that the formations included halbardiers rather than signifying anything special in terms of mechanisms, etc.
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Andy Catlow

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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 04:43:41 PM »
Oh I see thanks. They just operate as normal pike. I thought it changed their rules somehow.

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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 04:57:39 PM »
The 2018 lists did have a special rule about mixed pike and halbardier formations - however, it was somewhat clunky and the Keil characteristic has replaced it  8)
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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 08:08:16 AM »
yes much slicker and easier now.
A good simplification and with better outcomes on the tabletop.
win/win.

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Andy Catlow

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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 09:17:46 AM »
What are the Keil rules. Guess they are for Swiss etc ?

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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 09:33:04 AM »
They are detailed in the Characteristics document.
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Re: Pikemen with halbediers
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »
Ok thanks Iíll have a look.