One problem with formations though. When I order hoplites to form ranks and stand somewhere, they stand about 10 meters to the right of the spot I told them to stand.
It is in the formations script as I've seen the same thing on the Native expansion and Timeless kingdom mods. Makes it hard to set the middle of you formation where you want it
Also I love how they dance around trying to face the nearest enemy
Don't even know what to really call it ...... weapons distance collision buffer? An old wargame term would be zone of control or weapons range.
What I've noticed with Native, improved, expansion etc... etc.... is that other troops don't stop at the end of the spear/pike men weapons but go through them until they reach the spear / pike man himself. This now causes the spear / pike man to default to the 'club them over the head' mode of attack. For any of the other games this is merely an annoyance, but since this period has so much more inference on using those weapons (in their proper manner) I'm wondering if there is a way to increase the buffer zone around a spear / pike man while in formation? Is this even something that can be changed? Or do I (we) just live with it?