Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

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Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

Post by mgardner » Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 pm

While playing against the AI, I was surprised to see a Pictish Spearmen unit (Offensive Spearmen) form square. I thought this ability was exclusive to Pike. Is this working as intended, and if so can I suggest some kind of tooltip indication for all non-pike units that can do this? E.g. even if part of the unit description it would be helpful.

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Re: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri May 31, 2019 4:35 pm

Yes it is intended. Pike and deep units of Offensive Spearmen can form square.
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Re: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

Post by mgardner » Fri May 31, 2019 4:51 pm

Thanks for the response, 100+ hrs of play and I don’t remember ever seeing that. It’s a testament to the breadth and diversity of the game that it can still send surprises my way.

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Re: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri May 31, 2019 5:22 pm

mgardner wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Thanks for the response, 100+ hrs of play and I don’t remember ever seeing that. It’s a testament to the breadth and diversity of the game that it can still send surprises my way.
Currently Picts are the only deep Offensive Spearmen unit in the vanilla game.
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Re: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

Post by SirGarnet » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:37 am

It can disconcert, deter, or delay an opponent who thought the unit on the ropes.that appears to have you on the ropes.

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