Pike and shot formations, formations in general


#1

Hi, I am Tercio, and I came here to talk about Pike and shot tactics and formations, do they work here? Or Is a waste of lives and effort? I have been using this formation and so far the only weakness is big big flanking attacks.


#2

not sure what u mean do u mean like shooting then advancing that works but only if ur projectiles are consontrated and theres are spred far and if u mean like the pikes stopping there advance no unless they come with less numbers then ur pike line but if u elaborated on question i can help


#3

as in bring archers and matchlocks directly in front of likes to protect them from charges, to prevent attack from ranges, use cav, will this be effective?


#4

yes tht would be effective any thing can work when u keep the full body of ur infantry together and lean how to maunuver full army and fire at the same time but if u choose to bunker down then turrain should be picked wisely so that u dont have to defend ur flank but if i were u i would let infintry cover flank and cav used 2 repell range unit that my range units cant reach i would post my projectiles in forest or perch on ledge of highground turrain is most important