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    i find that when i put my troops into the triangular attacking formation thay lose numbers fast and retreat like wimps.
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    The wedge triangle should be used for charging. It raises your offensive ability, but lowers defense, that's why you lose men easier. The point of it is to break your enemy's formation with your charge.

    Other than charging I've had little success using the wedge so I just stick to the tight line formation otherwise.

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    Wedge is best used when you're sending REALLY heavy cav with a really high charge bonus into a really crappy infantry unit (Or better yet, archers). Preferrably from the flank. Or the rear. Or just screw it and attack in a really wide line formation on engage at will and encircle the bastards.

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    All depends on the terrain, but I've been favoring a Scorpion lately, with calv at pincers and tail.

    Ottoman Lines are fun, so is English style, although the English style seems to be meant for those longbowmen and not crossbowmen.

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    more or less try to use triangular formation only on cavalry and spearmen and only facing weak opponents ( its real fun against peasants ) , and never defend with it
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    i tend to keep them min nromal formation, unless im flankng and such
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    My formations usually expose more flank than Playboy which results in my men heading for the hills.
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    For a battle formation I like the english; flanks and centre really easy to manage. Depending on what I have, I also like Steppe envelopment and Cavalry skirmish.

    On attack, usually just fairly shallow lines , although flankers will normally be a bit more compact

    One thing that gave me a shock was the Ottoman inf. Left on engage at will they act like archers and retreat to shoot. Opened up huge holes in my line...but the ones that stayed put gained excellent flank and rear charges Will need work to use as a deleberate tactic...
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    Call me conservative {your sister won't , but that's another story } , but I usually favor a three line army of Archers first , Infantry middle and Cavalry in the rear {not THAT rear :/} unless I expect an imediate rush or am short on long missiles verses maisslie heavy opponent .
    On attack , I will usually just push start then order the lads into the above mentioned unless I feel the need to start with some imediate action , when it is either infantry charge {archers thus protected} or -very rarely- cavalry charge .
    If my opponent has catapults {or usefull cannon} and I have Alans or even any fast cavalry , I'll try to start well back {out of their range} and lure them somehow to expose their artillery to a fast cavalry flank , then it's a remourseless grinding advance to saturate him with fire , let him make a boo-boo or three and crush him like a worm and reap his fleeing remains like wheat before my sythe

    Or to put it another way : Less is More
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