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Formation Size

Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:57 am

I am trying to gauge about how many companies a formation should have. I know the larger the formation the more hits it can take of course, but in the course of play is it better to have smaller formations to be able maneuver better? I am working on a Dol Amroth army and leaning towards making my foot formations four companies big. this seems to me to give me some weight and take some hits as well as still be able to maneuver them around. Anyone with more playing time have any input or adivce?

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Re: Formation Size

Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:10 am

Normally When I got to make a formation I need do know its role on the battle field archers you want in 2-4 companies, shock troopers 3-4, or if you want manouverability go 1-2. If you need something to soak up hits go big(meat shield :lol: ).
I prefer big companies because If my heroes need to be moved they'll be safer.
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Re: Formation Size

Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:15 pm

4-6 is usually a good number,

although for archers i find 2-3 is better :)
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Re: Formation Size

Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:26 pm

I would agree with 2-3 companies of archers. Just to ensure you get a line of sight with each company and full attacks when shooting.

But I don't think maneuverability is such an issue anymore with large formations ever since the FAQ was released and you can about-face for free.

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Re: Formation Size

Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:34 am

6+ companies do have manoeuvrability problems when facing enemies on their flanks. Bizarrely, since the FAQ, a unit directly to the rear is an easier problem to counter than one on the flank!!!

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Re: Formation Size

Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:00 pm

6+ for Goblins, 3-4 for Dwarves/Elves, 1-2 for archers, 4-6 for everything else imo.
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Re: Formation Size

Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:06 pm

heinzp wrote:6+ companies do have manoeuvrability problems when facing enemies on their flanks. Bizarrely, since the FAQ, a unit directly to the rear is an easier problem to counter than one on the flank!!!


I don't see how...

Even if you have enemy formations close enough to halve your movement, you should still have enough to turn 90 degrees and face either flank.

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