It changes line battles by 69%. (83% of statistics are made up on the spot)
For me FoC, FiC, FoL, What the hell? can we just standardize this? Fire in charge is my vote.
But anyways. FiC makes a damn easy and faster LB. The second you're line feels threatened by anything, or the enemy team has a tactical advantage, you can easily point blank and melee your way out of it. In the 71st LB the 29th noticed insta panic in almost everyone. And it's right to panic in some FiC situations. But FiC really opens up a commanders ability to be tactically retarded, yet look good. It's way too easy to attack, and it makes it way too easy to get out of a shitty situation. What I really enjoy is watching other regiments abuse the hell out of it. I really get a kick out of it. Some regiments, before anything exciting happens, will do it because of lack of anything better to do. IMO they're complete noobs.
Also it really allows the commander to be really lax. Salvation is only a command away. In light of melee, charging, and melee is way more common in FiC linebattles. When a enemy commander says: "Hey *insert XO* What do I do?"-*Insert CO* The next viable action is charge. With no regards to anything, and a athigh success rate. Even if your line is completely demolished, and you're a complete idiot. You don't look that bad. Because you took a damn good chunk of them with you via led. So you get these guys who panic and don't know what to do who charge. And because you can't just stand there and take a massive volley from a spread out line at 4ft. (Well you can, but you can't walk away.) You must counter charge. When line A feels threatened they will charge. Because They're shit. Then line B, Having no other sane alternative, will then counter charge. And what ensues is point blanking and seconds later, melee. Resulting in A LOT of death regardless of who's who.
So IMO. It's fun, it adds some depth...That's not the right way to say that.....Allows shitty commanders to make shitty commands that result in a not so shitty outcome. But it's fun. It is. It's a lot more action packed and it is indeed fun to point blank melee champs. And it's fun to watch a regiment charge around the map for five mins getting shot at by the 29th. So yeah. It's different. You just have to know how to use it to your advantage. And one more thing. When you have that option open, you're going to use it. I do. Not a lot. But it happens.
I'll leave you with a 29th video that's all FiC.