pike block

Xarepunk
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Re: pike block

Postby Xarepunk » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:57 pm

Thanks, that's good to know

Jcspqr
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Re: pike block

Postby Jcspqr » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:51 pm

The 2 base frontage exception for pike blocks is nice to know, but will you ever be able to generate enough casualties to move the pile using only a 2 base frontage? I think the 3 x 3 base massed pike unit does a good job of representing the tendancy of pikes to be formed in very large units during this period. I struggle though with a cost effectiveness analysis on whether in a 1250 point game a unit or units of 9 bases of pikes will be effective enough to justify the expense. In a no-point friendly game, no problem, but otherwse I doubt I would field one of my pike armies from this period in a tournament.

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MartinG
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Re: pike block

Postby MartinG » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:13 pm

I have always found the Swiss very effective on the table. Partly because they are concentrated in so small an area of the table! I also use later French, in which I have one pike block as part of a combined arms force.
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tonystafford
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Re: pike block

Postby tonystafford » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:32 pm

They can not be that good. I got my greatest ever win against them. Mind you an elephant on both flanks always works.


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