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RobSmith17 Apr 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

So, having only played one game of Pikeman's Lament, it became sort of obvious that the Pikeman's Lament is, "How do I protect the shot?"

Since neither shot nor pike have no reaction to being charged, and cavalry can choose to charge anyone in range, how can the pike unit protect the shot?

I mean, I sorta don't mind if pikes have a diminished role at this level of representation, since they were rarely dispatched for small unit actions. Forces represented at this level would most likely consist of all cavalry or a combination of horse and shot. You might run into pikes in more of a defensive role.

Johnny60 Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

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deephorse17 Apr 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Interesting product there John. However I cannot see a geographical address on your website beyond just Leeds.

Mark 117 Apr 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

Kind of wondering why someone thought it would be a good idea to cross-post this to the WW2 Discussion Board …

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

The bug, Mark

RobSmith17 Apr 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

Yes, my pike question was only posted to ECW and Renaissance lists.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

When is the bug scheduled to take TMP over?

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