Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

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RSDPIT
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Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by RSDPIT » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:25 pm

Can somebody point me at the rule that controls the movement of ranks in a mixed armament BG, such as Medium infantry, spears in one rank and bows in rear rank, there are obviously times when you want your archers in the front rank i.e in terrain where only front rank can fire, defending field fortification or just standing on a flank duffing up a phalanx or two ;-)

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Re: Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by philqw78 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:02 pm

Its the normal expansion and contraction rules, there are none for exchanging ranks, so its very difficult to do
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Re: Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by RSDPIT » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:45 pm

Hmmm. so expand the archers to single file and then contract the spearmen to a rear double file??

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Re: Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by philqw78 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:56 pm

RSDPIT wrote:Hmmm. so expand the archers to single file and then contract the spearmen to a rear double file??
Unfortunately yes.
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Re: Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by bahdahbum » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:09 am

you want your archers in the front rank i.e in terrain where only front rank can fire
They shoot as if front rank so it should not be a problem

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Re: Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by petedalby » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:31 pm

They shoot as if front rank so it should not be a problem
Not quite Jacques. See page 88. So 2nd rank shooters cannot shoot in for example Villages, Plantations, Woods etc
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Re: Changing ranks in mixed battle groups

Post by bahdahbum » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:43 pm

I found out an hour ago .....so stand corrected but as one of the last FOGAM players in Belgium it is hard to play regularly and keep all this in mind

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