measures and lenght

There are some measures that occures to be useful in the line.

However you name the distances in the line (open order, loose order, close order, wide open order), there are three substantial distances for a line:

  1. the shields overlap and are overlocked (space per fighter about 0,70 m breadth)
  2. so much space between the fighters that you can touch the next with your hand (space per fighter about 1,4 m breadth)
  3. There is so much distance between fighter that you can only touch the next with your weapon (space per fighter about 2,1 m breadth)

Another aspect of the width is the relation of persons per meter. In this not only the persons in the first line are taken into measure but all that stand in a certain area of the line.
Depending on tactic and quality of the fighters this relation varies.

Usual rates:

sort persons per meter
short weapon 1,5
long weapons 1
Reserve and runner 1,5
sum: 4
  1. the long and semi-long weapons: They should stand in two steps distance to the first line (about 140 cm) all following lines hold the same distance
  2. the reserve: They should have a distance to the spears of 2 m and about 3,5 m from the first line.

There are three disctances to teh opponent the appears most often (measured from the body middle of the front fighter):

  1. The threatening distance is a distance where a passing of the opponent without notice is impossible. no view back can be done without danger. In this distance the opponent can be reach with one or two steps. (Dependend on the kind of weapon about 4 metres)
  2. The spear distance is the distance that forms during a spear fight between two lines. It totals 2 metres and short weapons should try to drop below this distance to hinder the long weapons)
  3. The short distance is the distance that forms before a short weapon line. It measures about 1,2 metres.

phases: sequence and structure of a battle, a description in phases.

Phase -2: planing
Phase -1: instructing and training the taktic
Phase 0: line-up
Phase 1: first Treffen - first clash - winning of the first initiative
Phase 2: second clash - keeping or winning of the second initiative
Phase 3: clearing the field/ chaosphase

m/sec :
A further option to view battle is in terms of time units or velocities.
In this can be planned what time a regrouping would take till contact with the opponent (measuring till the clash). Good examples are a shift to the left, while the opponent is approaching or a board snout during the impact.
In the same way it can be planned, how many metres per second a fighting line moves to make a formation change during the fight (measuring from the clash)

  • en/theoretisches/masse_laengen_zeitlicher_ablauf.txt
  • Zuletzt geändert: 2022-08-30 21:49
  • von Falke