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by Scartabelli
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Polish Cavalry Rock.
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Polish Cavalry Rock.

The Melee Pistol thing always boggled my mind. I'm not even sure what it is even supposed to be representing. Because if it means the cavalry unit with said "modifier" is using pistols as their primary close combat weapon then I don't get why devs decided to make it better in close combat that Sword...
by Scartabelli
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Opponents Wanted
Topic: Looking for Opponents
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Looking for Opponents

I will take a look when I get home tonight. I am fairly new to this game, so do not get your hopes up for a great challenge. I am no push over but I am still learning how all the units interact with each other. Don't worry. I'm far from top-level as well. Guys like SnuggleBunnies walk all over me.
by Scartabelli
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: Fatigue

Pike & Shot could use some improvements but fatigue definitely isn't one of them. It would be hard to balance in a fun way, it could encourage stalling et cetera. Maybe it could be represented somehow in a future installment as a status effect in the campaign mode (if it will be similar in any way t...
by Scartabelli
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Free Web Resources - reference books
Replies: 38
Views: 17058

Re: Free Web Resources - reference books

Some useful articles about warfare in Central and Eastern Europe: 1) http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/kluszyn.htm Article by Radosław Sikora, a specialist on the topic of Eastern European warfare and Winged Hussars, about Battle of Klushino 2) http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/dellAqua.htm )Illustratio...
by Scartabelli
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Opponents Wanted
Topic: Looking for Opponents
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Looking for Opponents

Hi there! I'm looking for opponents for a random skirmish battle. I was interested in medium Le Roi Soleil battle but if you, my potential opponent, want to choose a faction I'm fine with that. I've been posting challenges recently so if someone here was thinking about getting back to playing P&S I'...
by Scartabelli
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions

rout gap above 60% must be at least 5% so you can't win with a 60-59 split (which is currently possible i think?) I really like this idea, especially since I found myself a few times in similar situations in multiplayer (in Pike and Shot) when we both were somewhere around 59-59 and I lost because ...
by Scartabelli
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: Archers too weak

The takeaway here (in my opinion) is that the armour piercing capabilities of Mongol bows would certainly be at least as good as those of English longbows. While the sources you provided are interesting there are few things to consider. First of, tempering arrowheads wasn't done just by Mongols. Se...
by Scartabelli
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: Archers too weak

We know that arrowfire alone was more than capable of turning back attacks large and small. If so then why did English used difficult terrain and field fortifications? If the firepower was enough to drive the opponents off they wouldn't need them. If English longbowmen really had such firepower how...
by Scartabelli
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: Archers too weak

English Longbows could defeat riveted mail of common quality at 80 yards or under assuming proper poundage of the bow firing the correct ammunition. You are assuming quite a lot of things here. What is a "common" quality of chainmail? What is proper poundage? How can we assume that longbows could d...
by Scartabelli
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: Archers too weak

The record is pretty clear on the English Longbow in the Hundred's Years war during open battle. Whenever they have a chance to pre-position defensive works and can entice an opponent to attack, their record is nearly flawless and their effect was as good as advertised. But the question is, what ex...
by Scartabelli
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: Archers too weak

Just wait for the later medieval module which probably will give us the Battle of Agincourt. English longbow archers against French knights. I don't think those archers will be viewed as too weak. If the devs will try to go the "realistic" route I bet a lot of people will complain that they are too...
by Scartabelli
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Future DLC?
Replies: 52
Views: 4129

Re: Future DLC?

My preference would be a move into the Medieval era perhaps up to around 1300 or so covering the Crusades etc The devs seem to base their work on publications of Wargaming Research Group, usually works of Ian Heath. If the will go chronologically, and that is what they seem to be doing, the next tw...
by Scartabelli
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Wolves at the Gate some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Wolves at the Gate some feedback

Looks perfect. Great job.
by Scartabelli
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Give the shieldwall unit some helmets like Dailami foot and make hirdsmen armoured?
Replies: 38
Views: 1769

Re: Give the shieldwall unit some helmets like Dailami foot and make hirdsmen armoured?

Should the hemet design be nation specific or any nation can have 25% of the same helmet? Because many nations use the same shield wall unit. This is a very good point. The types of helmets used by different "nations" varied quite a bit. Not only that but also the type, shape and painting of shield...
by Scartabelli
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Give the shieldwall unit some helmets like Dailami foot and make hirdsmen armoured?
Replies: 38
Views: 1769

Re: Give the shieldwall unit some helmets like Dailami foot and make hirdsmen armoured?

Well, I guess it does make sense for some of the men in shieldwall to wear helmets. Like 25% would be good. Helmets weren't cheap but they would be the first thing to buy by a warrior if he could afford some more protection.
by Scartabelli
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Wolves at the Gate some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Wolves at the Gate some feedback

No, I think I should thank you. Been a long time since I met devs so open for feedback.
by Scartabelli
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Wolves at the Gate some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Wolves at the Gate some feedback

Do you think that the Clipeati often operated as mounted cavalry, or were they perhaps more often used on foot, after riding to the battlefield? Hm, in the time period eclipsed by this army list Piast rulers were usually fighting outside their domain borders so most likely without major support of ...
by Scartabelli
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Wolves at the Gate some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Wolves at the Gate some feedback

While generally well-researched, sadly the Wargames Research Group publications do not cite sources. Also they are of course quite old, the 2nd edition of Armies of Feudal Europe having been published in 1989. They may be well researched when it comes to western or otherwise more popular nations. I...
by Scartabelli
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Wolves at the Gate some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Wolves at the Gate some feedback

Have you any information on composition for Polabian armies? This is in some ways problematic. The first concern is the diversity of Polabian Slavs since some of them like Obotrites developed into monarchies pretty quickly as well as at least partially adapted Christianity while others like Veleti ...
by Scartabelli
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Wolves at the Gate some feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Wolves at the Gate some feedback

Salve fratres! First, of I want to say that so far I really enjoyed the new DLC but I've noticed a few things that maybe could use some attention. First the lack of some kind of army list that could represent Polabian Slavs, Slavic pirates/vikings and mercenaries. Having such a list ( especially for...

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