Reply To: Things that are so dumb, that makes me sick

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One thing to keep in mind though about the whole pike versus sword argument: there’s a reason why there were pike squares and not pike lines. If we’re talking about the pikeman in front stabbing a guy behind the first line sword user, chances are there’s a second pikeman behind him to stab anybody that gets close; likely a third guy also for good measure. Which is why charging into pike squares was usually not a good idea, but if you manage to get into sword fighting range, the square was likely to get broken quickly.

The matter of hitting the second guy behind the first guy is simply a matter of the pike having nowhere else to go, and there’s no sundering of weapons in this game.