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You and your regiment of Corsairs are marching towards a unit of Glade Guard.
Then suddenly some Warhawks pop out of nowhere behind you and you decide to slow down allowing yourself to take more volleys of arrows...
I don't get it.
My guess would be it just represents the moving unit being more cautious due to the presence of another unit that could perhaps rip them to bits if they don't keep an eye on them.
My 2c for what its worth
aut viam inveniam aut faciam / I'll either find a way or make one.
I think you're pretty much on the money there, Nachtjager.
I guess the guys at the back of the unit are worried about whatever giant thing they can see coming up behind them, so are trying to move defensively, holding back the guys at the front.
I kind of agree; I'd be wanting to hoe into the guys hurling arrows at me, but if I ended up being sandwiched between the arrow guys and their flying mates... It's probably something I'd like to avoid. So there'd be some hesitation as to whether to charge, and what to charge at.
Something like that, anyway.
have you seen 300? the part in the village, the stones scatter "BEHIND US" the men weel round fo face bout instantly.
now they were stood still, and are highly diciplined, now imagin your part of a block of infantry, 3rd rank, you cant see much front or read, and you hear enemy behind you, the men behind saying "theres a bloody gurt hawk behind us" me are going to be jostleing for a look, slowing down to figure out what to do, readying weapons for fight etc.
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
~~ Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death~~
well could be but the explaination is actually more practical. Marching is when you load up all your gear and get ready for a longer journey. So if you march all the way to somewhere you are very likely to be tired and not combat ready. thats why you cant shoot after you march. So when you hear an enemy closeby or even see him i dont think you are going to pack your things and get ready for a hike.
Insomnia always seemed really cool...
Till i got it...
This explaination in perfect- the packing your gear idea. For spearmen, that'd just be stowing the shield and shouldering your spear. Most likely means breaking ranks too. Anyone that's ever been in any kind of marching formation will know that tight ranks are bad for speed.
However- i have to know how dwarves are never march blocked. are they just fearless? it makes no sense in the fluff. they should get a penalty for getting charged after the march.
actually, anyone who gets charged after marched should take a penalty- they should do away with march blocking all together. It would just happen naturally.
That way, my cavalry would be able to just breeze through your lines, instead of slowing down in the middle. Sometimes it's better to march AWAY than just calmly walk away.