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mad lemmey

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Killing Piles softly...
« on: July 01, 2019, 01:07:36 PM »
If you hit a wall of pikes, two wide, many units, and kill one file from a pike block, can the pikes continue to fight one base wide, or do they have to leave a base in the denuded file and remove from the other file?
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Re: Killing Piles softly...
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 01:41:11 PM »
As the various requirements for formations do not apply when you are in combat a pike unit can indeed be reduced to a single file - as can any unit.

It may be prevented by the not breaking contact with enemy (if at all possible) rule, but that is a different thing.
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Re: Killing Piles softly...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 07:00:30 PM »
Pikes have no choices.
Once in they are all engaged.
If 4 bases happen to die in one file then indeed it will be single file and 4 ranks deep for a while ... but probably not for long !!

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Re: Killing Piles softly...
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 08:24:10 PM »
Is it just me, or does the title of this thread sound like an ad for hemorrhoid cream?
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Re: Killing Piles softly...
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 08:25:21 PM »
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Re: Killing Piles softly...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 12:21:18 PM »
Roberta Flack must be spinning in her grave ....

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