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MHRoe
23rd Apr 2005, 06:18
In the final build will the square be hollow as it should be? I hate to be a stickler for history, but that is the way it was, allowing for ultimate british supremacy on the field. Also will empires aside from Britan use the square? I would love it if the square was hollow but no big deal but still truly awesome demo cant wait for the real thing

Anakin Skywalker
23rd Apr 2005, 07:30
Also will empires aside from Britan use the square?

Of course they will. Britain wasn't the only square using nation, or? However, in the demo you can see Austrian soldiers in square formation.

psycduty
24th Apr 2005, 19:01
The 'square' tactic was first adopted by the Scottish, not with rifles or anything but with long pikes and it was called a 'Skiltrum'. This was around the 14th/15th century many countries adopted that idea as it proved its worth more often against cavalry than anything else. The idea of it went strong up until the late 19th century when automatic weapons and bolt action rifles meant that cavalry became obsolete.
-sorry to get all anal retentive on you guys lol, but it might clear up some fog over the 'square' formation.

BANANAMAN
24th Apr 2005, 19:29
No problem.

Nice reading though. :)