Open and Close order option

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armchairgeneral
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Open and Close order option

Postby armchairgeneral » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:43 am

Hi Everyone,

Just bought my copy of Swordpoint and the Dark Age Army lists. Looking forward to giving them a try.

On my initial read through I appreciate the differences between open and close order and the advantages and disadvantages of both. The lists don't seem to specify what the troops you take should be so I presume it is our choice if we want say field our Viking hirdmen or bondi as open order if we want to?

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Re: Open and Close order option

Postby A Lot of Gaul » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:56 am

Welcome to Swordpoint, armchairgeneral!

At the top of page 36 in the main rulebook, in the first paragraph under "Close Order," it states that this is the default formation for all infantry (and elephants), and that all infantry form up in Close Order unless otherwise stated in their army list. So unless the Viking army list entries for hirdmen and bondi include a statement saying that they may be fielded in Open Order, then Close Order is the only option available.

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Scott
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Re: Open and Close order option

Postby armchairgeneral » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:35 pm

Thanks Scott.


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