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Topic Subject: To Bardizzo! Regarding your previous post!/Anti-Phalanx Tactics
posted 03 November 2008 20:19 EDT (US)   
I'm sorry but I can't seem to post on your previous post... Sorry
Hi, I have a question regarding battle tactics. Is it possible, for example, to do the following.
My infantry is in single line formation waiting for a charge from the enemy. My question is this, when the attack comes, can i have the centre of my line slowly withdraw dragging the enemy with it, eventually creating a horseshoe effect enabling the wings to encircle?
Now I know I could do it by clicking on each unit individually but by doing that the momentum could be lost so is there anything I can do before the armies are engaged. Here's hoping, Thanks.
*If Fighting a largely phalanx-based Army

1.About that before the battle place your units like this

Infantry...Infantry...Infantry...Infantry...Infantry...Infantry

place a space in between your infantry units but put them on tight formations.

2. When the phalanx(es?) advance toward your units harass them with your ranged infantry. The CPU usually, and stupidly, sends about one phalanx unit in small waves like this.

Them-
...............Phalanx...........Phalanx...........Phalanx

You- Infantry...Infantry...Infantry...Infantry...Infantry...Infantry

3. Then when they are almost to your lines and you can pretty much bet which Unit they have their sights on, slowly withdraw them, as in walk, just dodging the phalanx spears by 2-3 men farther then them to inspire their troops. This quickly leaves their flanks/rear exposed as they are positioned as this:


Infantry............Infantry...Infantry..............Infantry
............phalanx........................phalanx...
............Infantry........................infantry...

4. Even IF by some miracle the CPU gather it's sense's it cannot move without exposing it flanks at all! If it turns right, it exposes it's rear to the Left and side to the Original Distractionary Force.

If it turns left, it exposes it's rear to the right and side to the Original Distractionary Force.

5. Wah-Lah!

*Roman General steps forward to speak to Caesar*
We have received word we just beat the Creten's at Sparta!
*Man whispers in General's Ear*
No! Alas!? We beat the SPARTANS at CRETE!
-From History of the World:Part 1-
-By Mel Brooks-
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posted 04 November 2008 03:26 EDT (US)     1 / 1  
One topic per issue please. There's an active topic about anti-phalanx tactics here.

          Hussarknight
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