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by Benedict151
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Medieval
Topic: Please Name Some Books!
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Please Name Some Books!

All very good suggestions, would 'second' all of them (other than the one on 4th Crusade which I have not read). I would add one of my favourites (that made a big impact on me when I first came across it in the university library many many years ago) - The Art of Warfare in Western Europe During the...
by Benedict151
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Need some book advices
Replies: 49
Views: 3547

Re: Need some book advices

I think the Ian Heath books are excellent (he also did 'A Wargamers Guide to the Crusades' as well) and well worth having. I'm interested to know if the 2nd Edition of A & A of the Crusades is significantly different to the 1st. I'd also the second the suggestion re David Nicolle's books (although ...
by Benedict151
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Need some book advices
Replies: 49
Views: 3547

Re: Need some book advices

Just a quick note to say that -

"Ph. Contamine, La Guerre au Moyen Age, 2003"

Is also available in English (as 'War in the Middle Ages'). I'd suggest its worth having in your library although I personally prefer Verbruggen and France.
by Benedict151
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Need some book advices
Replies: 49
Views: 3547

Re: Need some book advices

I think the Ian Heath books are excellent (he also did 'A Wargamers Guide to the Crusades' as well) and well worth having. I'm interested to know if the 2nd Edition of A & A of the Crusades is significantly different to the 1st. I'd also the second the suggestion re David Nicolle's books (although I...
by Benedict151
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: I have a problem with the panic ripple
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: I have a problem with the panic ripple

I rather like the idea of higher quality troops routing having a greater adverse effect on morale (be it at an individual unit level or as a weighting factor towards the % of army lost). 'La Garde Recule' and all that as has been pointed out. Have played various tabletop games where this has been us...
by Benedict151
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Fiction Book Recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1610

Re: Fiction Book Recommendations

I would also recommend Imperial Governor by George Shipway, about Boudica's revolt. Recently(ish) reprinted so should not be too hard to pick up. He also wrote a couple of books about Agamemnon (Warrior in Bronze) and perhaps looking to the future 3 books about Norman England (The Paladin, The Wolft...
by Benedict151
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: What do you hope to see added before Fog II ends?
Replies: 135
Views: 13996

Re: What do you hope to see added before Fog II ends?

Coming late to this and I suspect most of what follows is a minority view point. I also I should say I don't think many/any of the following would make the game 'better', 'more fun' or 'more commercial' (except for me and probably a couple of others!) I should also add that 90% of my games are SP (a...
by Benedict151
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: A Guide to the True Rules of FoGII
Replies: 28
Views: 3282

Re: A Guide to the True Rules of FoGII

"Cascade of Terror"

Very good, I will need to borrow that for tabletop gaming … it would have been most apt for what happened to my army the other day
by Benedict151
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.20 Public Beta
Topic: 1.5.20 Romans v Parthians - no issues spotted
Replies: 1
Views: 840

1.5.20 Romans v Parthians - no issues spotted

Just tried a Roman (24-196AD) vs. Parthian small battle (Diff 3), game finished in a draw (25% Roman losses vs 39% Parthian). Terrain was pretty open. I refused my left and massed cavalry (well I say massed, clumped my 4 units together) in my right/rear area. Parthians engaged along the line with no...
by Benedict151
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 3624

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

Only just seen this, recently limited gaming time got unexpectedly 'hijacked' by 'Op Art of War IV'. Cavalry getting locked by infantry has been intermittently bugging me for some time and I've started to feel slightly guilty about using low grade to foot to mob cavalry (in single player games). How...
by Benedict151
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: Arab cavalry queing up v shieldwall
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Arab cavalry queing up v shieldwall

Fair points that personally I'm inclined to agree with!
by Benedict151
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: Arab cavalry queing up v shieldwall
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Arab cavalry queing up v shieldwall

Sorry, forgot to shrink the screenshots Here is the 2nd screenshot showing the Arab reserve cavalry 'queuing up' to attack the French shieldwall and ignoring the open flank and rear around the wood. Arab v French rearguard end b.jpg There probably isn't an easy answer to this (and that any cure coul...
by Benedict151
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: 1.5.16 - is enemy cavalry bit too keen to funnel?
Replies: 3
Views: 740

1.5.16 - is enemy cavalry bit too keen to funnel?

Finally managed to fight the 3rd battle in my French vs Arabs (chosen as there should be good numbers of cavalry to check how the AI handles reserves). This was a rearguard action for my French (the previous 2 battles all appeared to play through fine). There were no real issues with this 3rd battle...
by Benedict151
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: 1.15.16 continued saved campaign all good
Replies: 1
Views: 625

1.15.16 continued saved campaign all good

Not had time for games recently but luckily a spare hour or so coincided with the release of the 1.15.16 saved beta. Quickly played battle 3 of my focussed 5 battle sandbox campaign of French vs. Arabs (battle 2 played 2 weeks ago sadly). Everything seemed fine, saved game started as expected with n...
by Benedict151
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: 1.5.15 Focussed Custom Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: 1.5.15 Focussed Custom Campaign

Had a chance to quickly finish this mini campaign For 2nd battle was offered choice of recruiting troops from home or from Serbian allies. Bulgars had no allies (or none I noticed). Won 53 v 13, nothing very much to report, all seemed as expected. 3rd battle, no allies, Byzantine army list for addit...
by Benedict151
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: 1.5.15 Focussed Custom Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 959

1.5.15 Focussed Custom Campaign

Managed to grab 45 mins to give v1.5.15 a quick whirl (and was slightly alarmed at how much I'd forgotten in the 6 weeks since I last played). Started a custom campaign - Byzantine 904AD vs. Bulgar, 3 battle focussed campaign, starting with small battle. No oddities spotted in 1st battle, neither si...
by Benedict151
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Topic: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta
Replies: 20
Views: 2792

Re: Field of Glory II 1.5.15 Public Beta

Hello Richard Haven't been around much past few weeks for various reasons but grabbed the 1.5.15 public beta the other day (Slitherine version). It installed and booted fine and thats it for now. I don't really do PBEM due to time issues but intend to try some single player campaign games when I get...
by Benedict151
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Charge cavalry too weak
Replies: 88
Views: 7417

Re: Charge cavalry too weak

TheGrayMouser (March 08)wrote what I would have done if I had seen this thread earlier! I prefer cohesion checks to POA penalties (and I think they suit better) - "I'd rather see non shock infantry take a cohesion test when charged by lancers ( fail, drop a level and then impact hehe) but some migh...
by Benedict151
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Charge cavalry too weak
Replies: 88
Views: 7417

Re: Charge cavalry too weak

TheGrayMouser (March 08)wrote what I would have done if I had seen this thread earlier! I prefer cohesion checks to POA penalties (and I think they suit better) - "I'd rather see non shock infantry take a cohesion test when charged by lancers ( fail, drop a level and then impact hehe) but some might...
by Benedict151
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Fatigue System
Replies: 36
Views: 5057

Re: Fatigue System

Perhaps because I come from a boardgame / miniatures background my personal feeling is that just because you can include myriads of factors in a PC game doesn't mean you should from a design point of view - although my gut feeling from reading forums and listening to pods such as (the excellent) '3 ...

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