Alexmunky wrote:ok new follow up question - reference p105 again - 'the rank of archers closest to the frontalways shoots in its entirity, with subsequent ranks shooting at half effect.' so the 12 spear 12 archer formation 6 wide 4 deep loses a spearman to missile fire the ranks front to back are: 6 spearmen - 5 spearman and 1 archer - 6 archers- 5 archers - how mny shots now?
6 javelins plus....
1. 6 bow shots - 1 from the archer in the spearman rank 3 from the 3 rd rand and 2 from the 4th rank.
2. 9 shots - based on 6 from the 1st full rank consisting only archers and 3 from the the other 6 archers in the formation?
3. 8 bow shots - based on 6 from the 1st full rank consisting only archers and 2 from the subsequent rank of archers which has 5 models and none from the archers in front of the 1st archer rank?????
you can sort all this by remembering that a rank has to have at least 4 figures in it when 4 spearmen have been lost it might become a problem to work out.
that said I apreciate you asking, so I would sort this out and always go with answer 2. 9 shots.
Ive never played it any other way or had problems because of it.