A difference of opinion has arisen over the shape a column must often adopt when moving through gaps and obstacles and what shape it should be at the end of movement.
Could you comment on the solution I'm using even though it might appear contrary to your "Infantry and Cavalry Movement Rules P.19". That is, 1. A marching column could change direction any number of times in order to get from A to B "; 2. All units behind the head of the column would follow the same route.
In order to do this during our battles a unit's individual bases cannot remain in full front to back contact during direction changes. The favoured method is to retain corner base contact at turning points and when movement stops the column stays where it is. Bases are not moved into full front to back contact from the head of the column, which distorts its actual position.
Thank You for this excellent rule set which has provided a passport to the long sought after joys of the period.