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Line Tactics 1: Closed Line

On this site I try to shin a light on the most essential tactics in pure linefight situations. We look at a section in the middle of the line that can noch be flanked and has no lateral borders. The sole topic is the possibilities of the line itself It's about a line where the opponent present itself wit ha curve or bend or these developed through the fight.
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The end of the line are a special case, because the persons at the end can only be threatened from one direction which results in different possibilities, more about that later.

A list of simple reactions to lineshifts The actions and reactions normally happen dynamical und relate to each other mutually. In other words: What is an bump for one side is an dent for the other; what is a dent on the right for one, is a bump on the left for the other.

Situation: Your team managed to push forward in the middle creating a bump. The opponent's line has not broken. Your teammates in the dent are now vulnerable from three sides. The bump can slowly be corroded by the opponent. The opponent's center is weakened but still strong enough to hold.

Schematic representation: Bump 1 Reaction 1

Reaction 1: Hold the left flank and the center. On the right flank push diagonally to the right and front preferably with long weapons.

schematic representation: Bump 1 Reaction 2

Reaction 2: Starting from the bump push alternating to the right and left .

Situation: Your team created a bump, but did not break the opponent's line. The bump can now be attacked from three sides and slowly be corroded. The opponent's center does not seem weakend. It's probably retreating on purpose to lure you in.

Schematic representation: Bump 2

Reaction: Pull back the center. Push on both flanks.

Situation: The opponent's center pushed forward, but did not break your line. Your own center is weakend. Most often this situation occurs after a failed attempt to break through the line. The other possibility is that your flanks are advancing too fast.

Schematic representation: Dent Reaction 1

Reaction 1: By all means, hold the center!
The opposing fighters who advanced the most are vulnerable from three sides. Attack the dent forcefully preferably with daneaxes from the right side and spears from the left side.

Schematic representation: Dent Reaction 2

Reaction 2: By all means, hold the center!
Pull back the right flank. If this frees up any fighters use them to reinforce the center. Make sure you got a stable front at the left flank and push diagonally to the right from there.

Situation: the right flank has fallen back and is weakened.

Schematic representation: Dent on the left flank

Reaction: The protruding position is held, while the long weapons push diagonally to the right. This can be supported by a bit of pressure from the center. The left flank has to hold!

If a whole appears, the line has to be held and fitting runners must be ready!

We call this press out.

Situation: the left side has fallen back and is weakend.

Schematic representation: bump on the right flank

reaction: the right side is drawn back and a reinforcement on the left is made. At the top of the bump strong pressure is made with long weapons. For additional irritation an additional push can be made on the left flank.

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