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Norm S

Pinning and or supppression have a loose association throughout modern tactical rulesets and tend to suggest at the tactical levels, troops forced to keep their heads down, due to suppressive fire, but in abstract systems, it can be used to reflect things like a member of squad becomming a casualty and causing temporary distraction to the team etc.

In the wider sense, I think you can have pinning of one wing while you concentrate on the other and in napoleonic warfare the divide tactic of the ‘central position’ was based on the pinning of one enemy force.

From a wargame perspective, I doubt is can be strictly defined, because rule writers use it in slightly different ways, though it usually stops a force having the freedom to manoeuvre.