An excursion into the Phalanx unit for Age of Fantasy (OPR) by Jachymor
The spear, as both a tool and weapon, is so engraved into Human culture, every toddler instinctively
knows how to use a long stick to poke another human. In combat, this expresses a need to poke
someone from a safe distance without getting poked back. In Human military history, rows of
professional and exceptionally long spears dominated the field of poking until gunpowder-poking
was invented. Silly intro aside, I will explore the Phalanx rule and unit applications in Age of
Fantasy. I hope you find this entertaining and maybe inspires you to field pointy pokers yourself –
or how to counter them.