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at gw they have a dwarf army in the display case, and all the crossbow men are in one straight line, not in ranks, why is this?
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The reason is that in ranks only one rank will be able to fire, so if you have 10 in two ranks 5 X-bowmen will fire per turn. But in a long line you get 10 shots per turn, which is better?
So in my crossbowmenregimente with 12 crossbowmen; Would you have had them on one line and not two like most of the crossbowmenregimentes I have seen?
But not when they not are on a hill?
If you're on a hill, and you're firing at someone who's not, you get two fire with two ranks. If you're not on a hill, this does not apply, so putting them in a single line is the usual strategy.
I kill two dwarves in the morning, I kill two dwarves at night. I kill two dwarves in the afternoon, and then I feel allright. I kill two dwarves in time of peace, and two in time of war. I kill two dwarves before I kill two dwarves, and then I kill two more.
Goblin kroozade of revengyness: win:19 draw:10 loss:9
the line is a good tactics for shots, but it takes upa lot of rooma dn if u get charged u will get borken easily
i deployed mine in two ranks of 6 so that they do not take up all my space and can get a rank bonus in comabt (they are just like warriors in combat)
When the enemy comes, its a good idea to reform your shooters into two ranks like usual. When waiting for the enemy its a very good tactic.