Each of these formations enables the effective implementation of a tactic, instantly forming up your army or fleet to maximise its strengths or exploit a weakness in the enemy. Formations can be assigned at any point during a battle, but are best set up during the deployment phase. Units in formation will maintain their fixed shape and spacing whilst carrying out orders.
This formation places a main line of pikemen with heavy infantry to the left and light infantry to the right. Cavalry are positioned on the flanks with missile infantry in front and elephants on the flanks as well. This formation was favoured by Ptolemy IV of Egypt when he defeated the Seleucids at Raphia in 217BC.