You're right, I had to peek at the book and see what the hell I was thinking of.
Thus the first column charges in with its maximum frontage touching the defending unit's frontage, lined up to the edge of the defending line (I'm assuming the line is wider than the column), with the second column able to also charge in so long as at least half of the defending unit's frontage is still exposed and half of the charging unit's frontage can be brought into contact (page 60).
They both need to weather the storm of fire that comes from the defending unit and any supporting units to the side and need to fulfill the conditions re: frontage for both charging the same unit.
Big Al wrote:Yes, but if the attacking column can make full contact by moving straight forward (the shortest distance) it must do so, not shuffle to onside to line up with the edge.
Yeah, got that bit.Big Al wrote:No! Only the first column weathers the storm of fire from the defenders.
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