I've just started playing Final Fantasy III, and I am wondering what bonuses your characters get from being in the back row during combat. I have put my mage in the back row, assuming it would prevent her from being attacked, but she was still targeted by enemies.
Now that I've shrunk my entire party to get into the gnome village, Desch has informed me that I should switch all my characters to mage jobs and put everyone in the back row. Will that do a good job of protecting them in combat? Or would I be better off making everyone a Red Mage, giving them armour and leaving them in the front row?