Some questions.

Byzantine Productions Pike and Shot is a deep strategy game set during the bloody conflict of the Thirty Years War.

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Confusedesh
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Some questions.

Post by Confusedesh » Mon May 11, 2015 2:11 pm

Playing away I presume on normal settings, win some battles lose some battles I usually win on the second try anyhow some general questions.

1\ Are Cuirassiers meant to go head to head with Pike and Shot ? The AI seems to have no problem doing this, I would have thought Cavalry must lose.


2\ Have a bad habit of attacking Cavalry head on with two units is this basically a waste of time extra numbers don’t seem to add that much to your chances of winning.


3\ Is there any hidden advantage or bonus to having commanded shot next to cavalry or similar bonuses in the game?

4\ If part of your line begins to weaken (Disrupted) does this have a impact on units nearby?

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Re: Some questions.

Post by jomni » Mon May 11, 2015 2:27 pm

Suggest you turn on the detailed tool tips. It explains who has the advantage and the bonuses .

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Re: Some questions.

Post by rbodleyscott » Mon May 11, 2015 3:15 pm

Confusedesh wrote:1\ Are Cuirassiers meant to go head to head with Pike and Shot ? The AI seems to have no problem doing this, I would have thought Cavalry must lose.
No they are not if the Pike and Shot are Steady, yes they are if the Pike and Shot are Disrupted or Fragmented. The AI will sometimes charge steady Pike and Shot out of desperation, and will usually lose the combat when it does.
2\ Have a bad habit of attacking Cavalry head on with two units is this basically a waste of time extra numbers don’t seem to add that much to your chances of winning.
They do add to your chance of winning (in melee, but not at impact), but not nearly as much as if you pin them with one unit, then charge them in the flank with the other. This requires more preparation to get into the right positions.
3\ Is there any hidden advantage or bonus to having commanded shot next to cavalry or similar bonuses in the game?
The cavalry get no bonus from the commanded shot. The commanded shot get a very significant bonus (against cavalry) from the cavalry.
4\ If part of your line begins to weaken (Disrupted) does this have a impact on units nearby?
Not until somebody Breaks. Then all adjacent units have to test morale. (Unless the Breaking unit is light troops and the adjacent units aren't, or the breaking unit is artillery).
jomni wrote:Suggest you turn on the detailed tool tips. It explains who has the advantage and the bonuses .
Good advice. Alternatively, if you are playing on a PC, you can hold down the CTRL key whenever you want to see the detailed tooltips.
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Re: Some questions.

Post by Confusedesh » Mon May 11, 2015 4:33 pm

Thanks for the advice.

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