So am I correct to assume that the 'Firing'/'Target' percentages given in Annex B of the manual, are only applicable for the default formation depth - i.e. that a unit moving in line formation with widthxdepth == 1000x1000 has equal 'Firing'/'Target' percentages on the front and flanks(or at least more equal than it would have had with a smaller depth)?
I don't think they would have the same "percentages", although the dimensions of the footprint are of course a relevant factor.
The firing and target rates and their related calculations are complicated. They take into account the formation type together with the orientation of the footprint, as well as using depth and frontage values to calculate hit rates modelling manpower density, exposition, etc.
So, for example, if you order a unit to move in arrowhead formation of the size 1000x1000m, if would still be "stronger" in the front and more vulnerable from the rear than, say, an all-round formation of the same footprint size.
< Message edited by johndoesecond -- 12/4/2011 1:10:15 AM >