It's an often repeated mistake that the British used no columns at all for attack. They used the column to move and sometimes for attack too.
Not to form squares against cavalry sounds like the Prince of Orange's way of fighting. Good way to destroy your own force.
Success in this formation was so rare, it will get your regiment a back badge.
Last Hussar wrote:Mixed also allows the use of 'Reverse slope' far more effectively, allowing Bns to have the skirmishers on the forward slope, while the majority shelters behind the crest. This is one place where BP actually does better than you may think - the fact that the final move the chargers must be able to see the target, so if the distance is, say 18 (2 moves) you actually need 3 moves to charge - 1 to 12, 2nd to sight, third to charge - the 2nd move cant be used to charge if no LoS at the start of the move (not order, the individual 12" move). The skirmishers will then hold up the french, allowing Welletonian tactics.
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