Re: flank attacks
I have no solutions, just a few thoughts to throw into the mix. Flank attacks were deadly – which is why commanding officers went out of their way to avoid them. If an attack column in a game is attacked in the flank it should be in desperate trouble and probably rolling on morale/command and control/whatever** to see if it breaks before it gets a chance to move and/or fight. If it is attacked front and flank in the same turn, it breaks. End of.
**Negative modifiers for:
- Having been fired at from the front that turn
- Enfilading fire that turn
- Any other causes of disorder
- Attacked in flank by cavalry
Of course this doesn’t make for a very good game as your French columns get destroyed by marauding enemy cavalry, but it would make the player think about protecting his flanks more than happens in many games I see.
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