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pike spacing mod II

valiant championvaliant champion Junior MemberPosts: 6Registered Users
edited March 2012 in Total War Eras Mods!
thank also alex gold who stumbled upon the hidden values.

I change hidden radius and height of unit to achieve the closer spacing needed to prevent run throughs by enemy and help pike units to stick to swords longer before going to melee.

make the highlighted changes to each EDU pike entry. note: radius and height are normally hidden so you will be adding them after the mass value.

type Tercio Pikemen
dictionary Tercio_Pikemen ; Tercio Pikemen
category infantry
class spearmen
voice_type Heavy
banner faction main_spear
banner holy crusade
soldier Tercio_Pikemen, 60, 0, 4, 0.25, 2
mount_effect horse +10, camel +10
attributes sea_faring, hide_forest, hardy, can_withdraw, pike
formation 0.5, 1.8, 1.2, 2.4, 3, square, phalanx
stat_health 1, 0
stat_pri 10, 6, no, 0, 0, melee, melee_blade, piercing, spear, 0, 0.6
;stat_pri_ex 0, 0, 0
stat_pri_attr long_pike
stat_sec 7, 3, no, 0, 0, melee, melee_blade, piercing, sword, 25, 1
;stat_sec_ex 0, 0, 0
stat_sec_attr no
stat_pri_armour 0, 7, 0, flesh
;stat_armour_ex 0, 3, 5, 0, 7, 0, 0, flesh
stat_sec_armour 0, 0, flesh
stat_heat 0
stat_ground 1, 0, 2, -2
stat_mental 9, normal, trained
stat_charge_dist 40
stat_fire_delay 0
stat_food 60, 300
stat_cost 1, 500, 155, 80, 185, 500, 4, 150
armour_ug_levels 0, 1, 2, 3
armour_ug_models Tercio_Pikemen,Tercio_Pikemen, Tercio_Pikemen_ug1, Tercio_Pikemen_ug2
ownership spain
era 2 spain
;unit_info 10, 0, 7
recruit_priority_offset 20

works really well using both attacking directly or as AI uses them (march beyond)


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  • Napoleon 2ndNapoleon 2nd Senior Member Posts: 2,151Registered Users
    edited February 2012
    Interesting. Is this just for Tercio pikemen?
    'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the ones who are the most adaptable to change' Charles Darwin

    But I have a thing for cannon...
  • valiant championvaliant champion Junior Member Posts: 6Registered Users
    edited February 2012
    this is for any pike unit in any mtwII/ kingdoms mod or vanilla kingdoms. I assume for game vanilla as well but havent tested that one.

    just make the adjustments highlighted in each pike entry.

    here is a youtube video showing a battle in call of warhammer with the modified EDU. no micromanagment or any command after attack command at first of battle.
  • valiant championvaliant champion Junior Member Posts: 6Registered Users
    edited February 2012
    another one showing pike militia against peasants. The outcome is predestined but the object here is to demonstrate that against a unit the pikemen are expected to defeat they hold their spearwall all the way until the enemy is defeated.
  • valiant championvaliant champion Junior Member Posts: 6Registered Users
    edited March 2012

    Interesting video from call of warhammer with reduced radius pikemen

    and also with halberds (courtesy reiksfart from twc) as a secondary weapon.
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