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by MatthewB
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: UNdead ?
Replies: 11
Views: 9951

Re: UNdead ?

Thread necromancy for the undead. What kind of undead makes a big difference. Most undead is going to be immune from some aspects of morale, and thus maybe some sort of resistance to cohesion tests might be called for. But different forms of undead are going to respond differently. First, you have t...
by MatthewB
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Goblin Heavy Foot
Replies: 0
Views: 2991

Goblin Heavy Foot

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1275308_10201324769295466_838579978_o.jpg There will be two more Battle Groups of the Heavy Foot, and a bunch of Medium Foot (they were already packed, and I didn't think to take a photo). These just have the basing to complete. And I have a ma...
by MatthewB
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Magic and Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 4960

Re: Magic and Heroes

MB As for using magic we play with one magic user (if that ) same as generals ( TC,FC IC) for there ranges . TC will get 3 cards ,FC will get 4 cards and ,IC will get 5 cards , hearts = Morale , Clubs = Attack Diamonds = Movement Spades = Defence/ other to cast a spell the MU has to roll a CMT so w...
by MatthewB
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Magic and Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 4960

Re: Magic and Heroes

I realize that it varies by author.

I just find some of it to be arbitrary and silly.... to the point that the "fantasy" loses its charm.

MB
by MatthewB
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Magic and Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 4960

Re: Magic and Heroes

You also forgot the DND and High fantasy worlds (i.e. Xanth) where magic is so plentiful where you could easily just take a unit of longbowmen, name them mages and call it a day. ;) I really consider D&D to be mechanized warfare under a different name. I reject that world, just like I reject Warham...
by MatthewB
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Magic and Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 4960

Magic and Heroes

It has been bothering me for a while that it is so difficult to introduce Magic, and/or the effects of Heroes into the game. We had discussed it earlier, with Heroes being either Commanders with specific capabilities beyond that of a normal Commander, the ability to lead one specific unit, and no ot...
by MatthewB
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Tal-Elmar (The Wild-men of Gondor and Eriador)
Replies: 4
Views: 4519

Re: Tal-Elmar (The Wild-men of Gondor and Eriador)

I realize that the very Early Hill-men are going to be not much more than mobs of men with light spear (Probably Average, Unprotected, Undrilled Medium Foot - Light Spear... maybe Swordsmen for clubs, stone or copper axes). But they did have access to metals. It was just hard to come by as all of th...
by MatthewB
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Tal-Elmar (The Wild-men of Gondor and Eriador)
Replies: 4
Views: 4519

Re: Tal-Elmar (The Wild-men of Gondor and Eriador)

This is 5,000 to 6,000 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings . I am very aware that most of Tolkien's peoples are based upon the Western Dark Ages. But that becomes a little more problematic when you go back to the First and Second Ages. In the First Age, for instance, the "Easterlings" w...
by MatthewB
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Tal-Elmar (The Wild-men of Gondor and Eriador)
Replies: 4
Views: 4519

Tal-Elmar (The Wild-men of Gondor and Eriador)

Has anyone read The History of Middle-earth, vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth ? It contains a story about the perception of the men living in Middle-earth from the PoV of a boy who is the descendant of a Númenórean woman and a Wild-man (There is some suggestion that the original relationship was...
by MatthewB
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

I think that I mentioned something to that effect earlier (That Wolves are sort of like Camels in that they can ignore some terrain, and may or may not have adverse effects on Horses - I tend to think not, personally, but Wargs, if they are indeed a completely different animal that typical wolves, m...
by MatthewB
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

Wolves are terrifically Nimble over all manner of terrain (such as steep mountain slopes and crevasses). This would suggest that they would not be "disordered" in such terrain, indeed, if a "Wolf-Pack" can be said to have ANY ORDER to begin with. In Tolkien's works, Wolves, Werewolves (although NOT ...
by MatthewB
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

And that would be The Book and NOT the abomination of a movie.
by MatthewB
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

I would think they would be tremendously better in the Woods, considering that Literary Sources often place them in woods as their setting or home.

The Wolf Attack in The Hobbit was set in woods, and the Wolves had little problems with it.
by MatthewB
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

Never mind teh comment about ranks with Wolves... I found the notes we had on them, and it says they should get depth, fighting as a mass.
by MatthewB
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

I have wondered about the "All BGs must be an even number of bases" rule. I know why it came about (mostly because 3 bases of elephants or Scythed Chariots are freaking tough opponents). But I would agree that 3 bases might be better. Is it Knights that only fight one rank deep (Or am I thinking of ...
by MatthewB
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Orcs and Goblins
Replies: 53
Views: 26023

Re: Orcs and Goblins

Considering that the Elves' frontage was just a little over 4 feet, I think that the 4 x 7 table was fine. The Elves would have preferred a smaller area, such as a Thermopylae-like scenario. The armies both fit fine on the table. You are the one who was insinuating that there was some vast expanse i...
by MatthewB
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Orcs and Goblins
Replies: 53
Views: 26023

Re: Orcs and Goblins

You would be surprised with the difference between a 7 ft and 8 ft table, when you take terrain into consideration.

It can mean the difference between one and two BGs being able to fit into a gap.
by MatthewB
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Orcs and Goblins
Replies: 53
Views: 26023

Re: Orcs and Goblins

They are 80mm because few 28mm fantasy miniatures will fit on a 60mm frontage. And, many of the figures were WHFB figures, which are mounted on 20x20 bases (making a frontage of 4 = 80mm). And, I doubt that I will ever be using these armies against any other miniatures. But, yes, the extra 20mm a ba...
by MatthewB
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Orcs and Goblins
Replies: 53
Views: 26023

Re: Orcs and Goblins

Maybe you should be paying attention to the number of bases, and not the number of BGs. That is 116 bases (most of them 80mm x 30mm), on a 7 x 4 table. In approximately two ranks, that's 4.64 meters of frontage. Notice that a 7 x 4 table is a little more than 2 meters across (2.12 meters). That make...
by MatthewB
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Swords & Sorcery : General Discussion
Topic: Wolf Packs and Ogers
Replies: 20
Views: 10503

Re: Wolf Packs and Ogers

The reason for Mob is that the behavior of wolves is more similar to a mob than is a Chariot. But considering the speed o ˘¿f wolves, Cav would be a better fit. And, yes, they should probably get multiple ranks in melee. Wolves are both pretty big, smarter than dogs, and can jump huge distances, not...

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