I know this may seem a silly question but are Swiss Pike fast enough?
The reason I ask this is that they seem to have been able to attack rapidly and maintain formation.In Dba 3 they are classed as Solid foot and move 2BW much like any other Solid Pk.
My question is have the rules got it right as Solid foot is now fast enough or is there a case for "Storm pace"? Would they be better represented as 3Pk or a cross between Fast and Solid Pk..i.e. 4 figures on a 20mm depth base fighting as Solid Pk in open terrain and moving as 3Pk?Thoughts?
Probably in a more specific game, with more details, the Swiss should be different from the solid pike. But they are stronger than typical fast pike. Perhaps in a scenario game, they might be given an extra move in the bound.
Do they need to be faster? When the Burgundians are caught on the hop, it is largely due to the Swiss appearing out of woods or because they think their position is strong enough that it doesn't need reinforcing.
Better pips can help give the Swiss the upper hand if necessary. Another member of the DBx family does this by reducing the pips Charles gets. Pike blocks also get a free march in those rules, though I wouldn't advocate this for DBA with smaller table size and less ability to do multiple march moves. All pike can do this - the Swiss are more likely to do so as they are more resilient and can do more damage when they get to grips with the enemy. It sometimes works with other pike too.