In manipulating the skeletons file and the EDU...I have very nearly perfected the use of the pike with the use of the sword for such units.
It was all a matter of figuring in how long the CA guys wanted their pikes to be represented...typical at 21 feet! Then getting the personnel spacing of the unit right...in battles where I use my AI...pikemen mow down cavalry and heavy infantry on approach, only engaging with swords if the enemy comes in close enough to be out of the effective pike 'strike_distance'. I will do some more tests and then release my findings!
This comes after having the trifling argument with AlphaDelta over the functionality of pikes with swords...when history clearly dictates that the sword was a secondary weapon...you cannot argue with a brick wall! Nothing is worse than a person whom cannot handle being wrong!