(a.k.a., Chorean) -
with more that one file
"All files, by the left hand, countermarch to maintain ground!"
File leader (man in red) moves in the direction indicated. Those behind
follow and turn on the same ground.
Although the animation has the distance between files at
Order, Colonel Barriffe recommends for
this and other countermarches: "The distance for Countermartch is six foot, or open order in
But there may be occasion for files to be as close as Order.