BigMike wrote:I suppose it depends on how 'restrictive' you want to be. I suspect with the way that the rules are designed most people who play the system will play in the spirit of the period and will keep the pike blocks and sleeves of shot relatively close together so they get a realistic gaming simulation of the warfare of the period. How far this distance would be would surely depend much on the scale of your game and interpretation of your players.
To other thing is if you send the pike sleeve too far away you'll start finding it pretty tricky to move again as the command distance penalties rack up, especially as only the General and brigade CO can issue it orders.
Or you might try tisking, murmuring under your breath or rolling your eyes if people try these things to often!
jazbo wrote:From my understanding, any fire unit can form hedgehog with any pike block from the same Battalia. So for ECW, I would say, if you need to form hedgehog, you do one roll for the Regt (one pike, 2 shotte) and it must all then form hedgehog as a single unit, or all fail as a single unit - ie you can onlly form hedgehog in one go as a regiment and only with your own Regiment.
jazbo wrote:Mike - the OP's question was do we need special rules for the ECW. My answer was yes I think so, a whole Regiment (ie two sleeves of shotte plus the pikes) must all form up as one order.
In the normal rules, it says any shotte from a battalia can form hedgehog with any pike block from it, for me that is too flexible for ECW. Cheers.
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