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Topic Subject:Quick Infantry question
steve lambert13
Legionary
posted 27 October 2004 11:14 EDT (US)         
Can anyone tell me when you are holding a defensive line with infantry and they use their pilum, will they automatically start using their swords when the enemy engages them in hand to hand ?
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EJay
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(id: EmperorJay)
posted 27 October 2004 12:11 EDT (US)     1 / 4       
They will. However, you must first set them to fire at will before they'll throw their pilums - just setting them to defensive mode doesn't make them throw their pilums, it just makes them stay where they are.
QuantumPion
Legionary
posted 27 October 2004 15:15 EDT (US)     2 / 4       
No, legionaries can be charged while about to throw pilums, often causing them to immidiately route.
Brock88
Legionary
posted 27 October 2004 16:25 EDT (US)     3 / 4       
I hope you're kidding.

But to answer the question; yes any unit saved for elephants, chariots,and other animal units will use hand-to-hand when charged!


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Colovion
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posted 27 October 2004 20:19 EDT (US)     4 / 4       

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Can anyone tell me when you are holding a defensive line with infantry and they use their pilum, will they automatically start using their swords when the enemy engages them in hand to hand ?

Yes. If they are already starting to throw the pilums they will complete the animation, throw the pilum, and then take out their swords.


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