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by vakarr
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Judea Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 169

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: 292

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: 7
Views: 389

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: 7
Views: 389

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: 233

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
by vakarr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: It is possible to move popultation from one region to another?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

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

Yes you can move slaves from one region to another - this requires the building of the slave building in several places (four is good) and meeting the requirements to carry out the slave redistribution decision. I got offered that decision several times but didn't try it as I don't know how it works...
by vakarr
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Independent regions and generals in their armies
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Independent regions and generals in their armies

Playing as the Thracians I didn't find those independent regions at all easy unless I amassed a huuuuge army - I needed at least 2:1 odds to be sure of beating them and having a useful army left over. You are lucky to be able to use those Dacian heavy infantry that fight well in forest (or hills, de...
by vakarr
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Dev Diaries
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #7 Provinces
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Dev Diary #7 Provinces

You mean Balearic Slingers or Cretan Archers (haven't been able to recruit any archers in my game yet), not Cretan slingers. Building the archery building doesn't allow you to build archers, so how do you get archers if you don't have a special provincial unit?
by vakarr
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: I've struggled hard to like this game...
Replies: 67
Views: 2705

Re: I've struggled hard to like this game...

yes it's annoying when it happens to you, but I don't want everything to be entirely predictable, it's more fun this way! If anything, it is very predictable. 2 out of 3 games, I can reliably discern the winner on or before first contact just based on who managed to get the matchups they wanted. On...
by vakarr
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: I've struggled hard to like this game...
Replies: 67
Views: 2705

Re: I've struggled hard to like this game...

yes it's annoying when it happens to you, but I don't want everything to be entirely predictable, it's more fun this way!
by vakarr
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: When do you dismount lancers?
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: When do you dismount lancers?

Is the ability to dismount a freebie or does it cost extra points?
by vakarr
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: When do you dismount lancers?
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: When do you dismount lancers?

I would dismount the lancers if faced by spear-armed heavy foot, as the lancers don't seem to bounce off them and the spear armed heavy foot have a better chance. How do you dismount troops anyway, and what happens to the horses? Can you dismount then remount? Or is it something you have to do durin...
by vakarr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Streams
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Streams

Ok the exact text from the patch notes is: "Light Foot can only charge non-light troops if the latter are in Rough or Difficult terrain. (They could previously charge them in non-Open terrain that was neither of these - e.g. small Streams)." "Unless they are in Rough or Difficult terrain, or defendi...
by vakarr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Streams
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Streams

I thought that none caused disorder after the last update?
by vakarr
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Streams
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Streams

What is the effect of streams now? I've been told that all they do is provide a line of squares that are not counted as clear terrain, and they are not an obstacle. Is that correct?
by vakarr
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Byzantine lists
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Byzantine lists

I've started my first game with the Byzantines and I am somewhat taken aback by the content of the army list. Back in the glory days of 25mm, my best friend had a Nikephorian Byzantine army, which stood out because it had cataphracts that charged in wedge (looked good but - being cataphracts - despi...
by vakarr
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Modding
Topic: Mercenaries mod
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Mercenaries mod

The mod has now been released: it includes five new Thracian lists - Early, middle, and late Getic Celtic Thracian (kingdom of Tylis) early, Hellenistic, later, and Roman Thracian Early and later Triballi. For an explanation of these lists see this book: The Gods of Battle.jpg - it upgrades Numidian...
by vakarr
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: New TT Mod version 1.5.3 AVAILABLE HERE!
Replies: 127
Views: 9315

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)?
by vakarr
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Unit Costing Anomalies
Replies: 95
Views: 4123

Re: Unit Costing Anomalies

Lots of learned input. I just want to say that in my experience the cataphracts are really poor for their cost. Bunny told me that they cost 72 before but even at 68 they don't offer much of a punch. Cataphracts have often had this problem with previous rule sets - look great but don't do much, mak...
by vakarr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Unit Costing Anomalies
Replies: 95
Views: 4123

Re: Unit Costing Anomalies

I also think that with the war on light troops reaching a new crescendo, their cost should be reduced. In my last battle I had light bowmen on a hill that were charged by light horse bow - if my infantry had stood to receive the charge, they had a good chance of surviving, but no, they had to run aw...

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