posted 19 October 2004 05:49
12 / 18
I have no problem with archers, or velites killing also my soldiers when they engage in close combat. But i have a problem with archers behind hestati firing at a distant enemy and killing my hestati too when the enemy has not even reached my lines. Ok, 1 or 2 arrows can be, but not halft of my hestati down by friendly fire. If they were velites i could understand this, but archers should be able to fire over the heads of my soldiers.
posted 20 October 2004 08:20
17 / 18
i used to do that with greeks and flaming arrows from the cretan archers. i won the battle but it was so not funny that they took out the last two ranks of armoured hoplites from the back. now i just move them to the side or behind the spear points in front or pepper from hills. storm of death!!!