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    Exclamation proper rules of fighting

    im compiling a list of the rules of 19th centuary war

    rule 1. Never attack a general. its not proper
    and what else

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    How about the old adage :- " All is fair in love and war. " What other rules do you need ?

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    Never order your infantry to run, unless they are charging into melee combat, or are desperately needed to plug a sudden gap in the line (which usually involves charging into melee anyway). Otherwise they should move at a proper marching pace.

    "Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause each one of us must fight on to the end." ~ Field Marshal Haig, order to British troops, 1918

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanMan12 View Post
    im compiling a list of the rules of 19th centuary war

    rule 1. Never attack a general. its not proper
    and what else
    while attacking a general may be considered unproper, i consider him a fair target if he is on the field
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dionysius the Mighty View Post
    Never order your infantry to run, unless they are charging into melee combat, or are desperately needed to plug a sudden gap in the line (which usually involves charging into melee anyway). Otherwise they should move at a proper marching pace.
    That's a good one, and one I try to follow when I play Empire and Napoleon.

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    Let your enemy have the first shot. It's only polite.

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    Ensure you rout your enemy using melee. It would be rude to not test their soldiers' strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipiiouse View Post
    Ensure you rout your enemy using melee. It would be rude to not test their soldiers' strength.
    I think not, a proper gentleman doesn't brawl like some common dirty dock worker. Exchanging musket fire in good order is the only dignified way to wage war.

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    No flinching/ducking when under fire

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    A ship of the line should not fire on a Frigate or smaller vessel unless the smaller vessel fires first.

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