That is almost true, pikes only get two ranks in first round, it is the phalanx rule that screws things up, It gives them protection for combat and shooting, it also allows two ranks irrespective of type of spear standing or charging. In other words they get all the advantages of the weapon which made them obsolete, and allied to the large shield this means they will normally beat pikes most of the time in a straight fight.

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