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What I really miss was the arrowhead formation. Back in 5th edition, knights had a lance formation, and bowmen had the arrowhead formation. It allowed small concentrated units to unload a large amount of arrows, to blacken the sky!
I really liked the medieval British/French 100 year war feel. (Battle of Crecy, Agincort etc.). Bowmen were the heart of my army, and the knights got all the credit (just like medieval times) .
Anyone else miss the arrowhead formation, or the focus on bowmen?
Last edited by greymonk; August 22nd, 2008 at 16:12.
I would miss it if I had played 5th ed. I'm all for things that parallel medieval tactics, especially English bowmen.
"...and thee shall know the Emperor's might when thy enemies fall before thy guns. No crude Orkish blade can pierce thy anointed armor, nor any twisted alien resist the sting of thy sword." ~Major Kaelen Rhodes
Uh... There never was a medieval equivalent - there was no real advantage to doing it, and archers were often screening other groups. I miss the focus on peasantry as a whole, and, yes, archers in particular. I don't think it added very much, but I loved the fact that we had our own special rule - I'd love it if it went back there, Lances and Arrowheads to rule again.
I only vaguely remember arrowhead... It was pretty much lance shape for archers where most could shoot, yes?
I do remember the real lance shaped lance formation for Brets, and I can't say I miss it at all. Yes, it was closer to a real life medieval lance formation, but in the nature of WHFB rules it was unweildy and very complicated, I much prefer the simpler 3-across block that we have now.
I liked being able to line up a sizable squad or 3. The arrowhead formation allowed a large number of archers to fire without screening other groups. I find archers now so unwieldy.
At first, I didn't like the new lance, but I like it now.
Many historians believe, archers of the battle agincourt setup in a wedge formations.
No, skirmishing is better.
always had skirmishing with the squires
And it was better then, too.
I don't understand your response.