[Solved] FORCE OBJECTIVE – DO ALL FORMATIONS HAVE TO ADVANCE TOWARD IT
Playing the 'To Assure My Dynasty' campaign and the Vimeiro scenario.
The British you start off with a "Hold the ridges" objective, but at some point want to become more aggressive. Your Formations are now spread out from maybe west of Vimeiro to east of Ventosa.
If I made Toledo the objective would all the Formations have to move towards Toledo (kinda "all roads lead to Toledo"), or could the Formations retain their relative "battle line width" with say the center of the battle line aimed at Toledo?
-Yahoo Group, 12/31/17
A Force Objective doesn’t *require* movement, thus, you could simply leave the Formations that you want to stay in the “battle line” on defend [D] (or a combination of some on defend [D] and others on support [S]).
Also, defend [D] doesn’t preclude all movement, the Formation is simply restricted from vacating (or abandoning) the position it currently occupies. So, it can shift Units around, it can change facing, constrict or extend frontage. It just can’t pick up and move elsewhere. Related: a support [S] order allows a Formation to shadow whomever it is supporting, so it can shift from one flank to another, or to the rear, etc...