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by vakarr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: How to upgrade your Thracian interest
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: How to upgrade your Thracian interest

However if getting to Thrace is not so easy, consider trying one of the five new and very interesting Thracian lists that came with the latest update and/or Wolves from the sea. For the first time, for instance, you can get a Galatian army with good medium infantry- if you use the Thracian army of t...
by vakarr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: How to upgrade your Thracian interest
Replies: 2
Views: 169

How to upgrade your Thracian interest

Found a new word in a thesis by the Canadian professor of ancient history, Mathew Sears: Thraikophoitai. This comes from a play by Aristophanes and it means “Thrace-haunters”. So if you are interested in the Thracians, that makes you a Thracophile but if you go there as well then you get upgraded to...
by vakarr
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armor and the Utility of Thracians
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Armor and the Utility of Thracians

I don't know if it's true but using heavy weapon troops for a flank attack seems somehow more effective than other troops (that might be biased from previous wargames rules though - a t least it's more dramatic, try it on elephants!!!). I think that heavy weapon troops might be better in difficult o...
by vakarr
Wed May 08, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires
Replies: 42
Views: 3508

Re: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires

One thing I hate about games with tech trees is that once you have the tech to build a unit, you can build it forever. But that's not really how military organizations work--if you don't build a certain type of unit for a generation or two, you won't have the workshops to make the weapons, the cadr...
by vakarr
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires
Replies: 42
Views: 3508

Re: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires

But the Seleucids did have Roman Argyraspids and countries like Pontus and Armenia had imitation legionaries; Also the Greeks switched from long spears to pikes after being beaten by pikes, there are numerous examples of such things and you can make it difficult to do the change like I said you know...
by vakarr
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires
Replies: 42
Views: 3508

Re: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires

Well when I run a PBM campaign I usually make it a rule that you can change your army list only if you are defeated, to include the troop types of the army that defeated you. So if you have a pike army that gets defeated by a Roman army you can then start building Roman troops - and if you don't get...
by vakarr
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: vakarr Custom Battles: Mercenaries and Allies Mod v1
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: vakarr Custom Battles: Mercenaries and Allies Mod v1

I will wait until the next version and DLC are released before making any changes (as a beta tester I am not allowed to explain why but I will say I am very excited about them). If you like the mod and would like an explanation of the lists and why the changes were made, I think you will enjoy readi...
by vakarr
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires
Replies: 42
Views: 3508

Re: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires

Well you could make it that a general only gains after a dramatic victory involving say 1:2 or worse odds, or a loss from 2:1 or greater odds - or else give generals some sort of experience points that are gained or lost for each victory and they would have to reach a certain level of experience bef...
by vakarr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires
Replies: 42
Views: 3508

Re: Campaign features you'd like to see in FoG:Empires

I'd like to see generals gaining or losing skill depending on how well they perform in battle, or if you send them to the academy for a while they might upgrade that way, so you aren't always stuck with a bad general (until he dies in battle or of old age, sickness etc).
by vakarr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #8 Legacy
Replies: 1
Views: 10126

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #8 Legacy

To what extent are the culture points from one region spread over your entire empire or do they apply (like loyalty) in just one region or province?
by vakarr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Huge negative critics on Imperator:Rome
Replies: 23
Views: 1647

Re: Huge negative critics on Imperator:Rome

Sounds like a typical Paradox game - poor documentation and lots of bugs on initial release, turn people who buy it into beta testers, they then release a DLC that you have to pay for, that is essentially full of bug fixes... anyone for HOI?
by vakarr
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Judea Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Judea Suggestions

Splittters!!!!
by vakarr
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain
Replies: 20
Views: 1951

Re: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain

But........those elite cohorts cost almost twice as much as the 42 point Thracian infantry units. How was he not going after your flanks while your powerful units were tangling with his cheap units in good terrain? As I mentioned I first tried a game with me playing the Thracians and he was playing...
by vakarr
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: New TT Mod version 1.5.3 AVAILABLE HERE!
Replies: 142
Views: 13150

Re: New TT Mod version 1.5.3 AVAILABLE HERE!

I love the imagery in this mod, (it's beautiful!) but disagree with some aspects of your Thracian lists. Can I make some suggestions or would you mind if I make my own mod of the Thracian lists (assuming that's done the normal wayjust by editing a few files and there's no additional code)? Hi vakar...
by vakarr
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain
Replies: 20
Views: 1951

Re: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain

I played a Romans vs Thracians game against an experienced player who beat me when he was playing the Romans - when he was playing the Thracians he put them in hills and woods etc but it was all to no avail, the elite legionaries are so good that sort of terrain doesn't trouble them much and my Roma...
by vakarr
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Judea Suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Judea Suggestions

There should also be two Zealot units (one called JPF and one called PFOJ) that are never able to leave the capital as they are too busy fighting each other
by vakarr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: It is possible to move popultation from one region to another?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: It is possible to move popultation from one region to another?

Sorry, it's not obvious yet to me what building is best vs decadence (haven't got much beyond first level buildings yet), please tell!!!
by vakarr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain
Replies: 20
Views: 1951

Re: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain

Classifying armies is subjective but it is relatively easy to set objective criteria and perhaps even create an algorithm to decide what grading to give them So you could say an army gets so many points for being in the top ten bracket of competition winners An army with elite legionaries adds so ma...
by vakarr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain
Replies: 20
Views: 1951

Re: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain

That is a very good idea. BTW your Mercenaries and Allies mod is fantastic. Is it possible to combine it with the TT mod into a single mod? I don't think two mods can be active at the same time, if the TT mod creator would have to include it in the TT mod, or create a separate TT Mercenaries and Al...
by vakarr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Independent regions and generals in their armies
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Independent regions and generals in their armies

Noooo, those independent or rebel armies are already too annoying, they can be so aggressive and you have to give up whatever you are trying to do to, to protect some unremarkable corner of your existing empire

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