Is that huge sparthan bronze shield?
It’s not huge, it’s rather modest in size compared to many other shields, like Roman scutum. And it’s actually wooden with sheet of bronze as a coating.
There no shield of that kind in the game
There are several shields in the game that are larger and heavier then that. Obvious one is Orc metal shield. But there are also ancient dead shields which are actually Romano-Celtic-Germanic shields and there are several large or/and heavy unique shields like pavise shield and metal heater shield.
or in medieval warfare.
I do not see any contradiction here. So what is your point?
My point is that defensive ability in the game is not passive stance. Exact opposite of what you say.
And also have 2 friends by sides. And so on. Yes. Everyone is equal busy(except for the flanks, of course). Does this make things more complicated? Yes. Does game have proper mechanic for this? No. That what i’m talking about.
Game have proper mechanic for this. Standing in the battle makes your defense more difficult because you face more then one threat …hence higher chance of the enemy to land attack on you in the game.
I really confused that i’m forced to write this again. There is my point and you dont say anything about that.
Why should I write anything about that? Yes, enemy have to react to the attack. So what?
There question not really about length,
It is. Longer your weapon, longer it’s reach. As simple as that.
because for this goal, you always need to have angle for proper attack. You cant just push it throught first line’s shoulder horizontally, because that actually involve first line(and you most likely lost your huge pike, thanks to huge lever). And again, some diagram, just for you:
Your picture have nothing to do with reality. First of all because you don’t strike over the head of soldiers in the front rank, you strike between them.
Second of all because pike is not held in the middle like you have drawn, therefore there is no “massive leverage.”
And, by the way, there are no renaissance pikes in medieval, you now? Because it’s has very specific use, and dont very suitable for footman skirmish. Also, i think that you merge footman and cavalry gear.
No, there are medieval pikes in medieval.
Because it’s has very specific use, and dont very suitable for footman skirmish. Also, i think that you merge footman and cavalry gear.
??? Pike IS PURE foot weapon. It have nothing to do with cavalry gear.