Close ranks – who’s eligible

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    skh25
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    Seem this come up a lot, particularly regarding units in with phalanx special rule. Can those units utilize close ranks. I would assume they would, where warbands in the 4 rank formation without phalanx rule would not. Can we clear this up for good from the staff… thanks

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    #184639
    arcole
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    Look at page 66. Close ranks can only be used by heavy infantry equiped with a shield. It is nothing to do with the Phalanx rule, and can be used by heavy infantry in a 2 deep line (e.g. Roman Legionaries). Warbands are medium infantry (at least I am not aware of any heavy infantry warbards), and as such cannot close ranks.

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    #185070
    Big Al
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    Spot on, Arcole! Absolutely right. The rules state quite clearly which troops can close ranks.

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