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by MikeC_81
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

melm wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:05 am

But all he has is massed archers and mobs, and a few Sparabara if I am correct. He surely can't confront your pikes in the open. Too suicidal. I don't really think it egregious.
An excuse that can't be applied to a tournament like the DL where players get to pick what they want.
by MikeC_81
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 95
Views: 1796

Re: Moving through a ZOC

This might or might not achieve what you want. However, whether it would or not is largely beside the point. The real issue is whether I (as game designer) want to turn the game into even more of a game of geometry (and invisible but impenetrable force fields) rather than fighting than it is alread...
by MikeC_81
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

You can't legislate against this behaviour as it is not a discreet action. A farce which is totally allowable under your rules . . . Make your mind up, Mike. How are those two statements in-congruent with each other??? Mike, I am in full agreement with your first example , but not on you second, fo...
by MikeC_81
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

Another question is that how can we distinguish the behavior as cowardice or tactic? Heavy foot or cavalry in woods may sound cowardice and passive play, but maybe they are waiting for the right moment to rush out. E.g. One can place 7 squadrons of cavalry to a woods almost on the edge of the map. ...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting

I have never felt comfortable with the mass of troops breaking ranks with a mad dash forward from 100 meters concept. That is just Hollywood/TV. It relates in no way to historical battle tactics. (Any more than the ludicrous testudo-like representation of shieldwalls in Last Kingdom). Sadly the med...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: medium spears cost the same as hoplites?
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: medium spears cost the same as hoplites?

Point for point, medium foot scales much better the higher up the quality ladder you go in size and quality. If you had a choice between a Medium Foot army and a Heavy Foot army with the same unit capabilities, the Medium Foot is more cost-effective in almost every way and there is no reason to redu...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 95
Views: 1796

Re: Moving through a ZOC

@GrayMouser. The rule change is easy. A move is only allowed by a unit if it does not conflict with any ZoC rules instead of arbitrarily picking one and ignoring the others. Maybe, Im not so sure its desirable though based on some things I just observed. Its hard to think of "changes" when what we ...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 95
Views: 1796

Re: Moving through a ZOC

@GrayMouser. The rule change is easy. A move is only allowed by a unit if it does not conflict with any ZoC rules instead of arbitrarily picking one and ignoring the others. Maybe, Im not so sure its desirable though based on some things I just observed. Its hard to think of "changes" when what we ...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

Why are you even in the league or playing the game at this point? Why are you playing in the league then, Mike? Recently, you have entered in alternate seasons and you have immediately complained about the way people are playing against you. Last time you did the same thing as well. Looking at the ...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

You can't legislate against this behaviour as it is not a discreet action. Setting armies close together eliminates skill in maneuver. But the entire idea that someone would pick an army in a league setting AND BE WILLING TO DRAW at 0-0 unless handed all the advantages like having their opponent att...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

I don't blame a player for doing what they think is necessary to preserve their army, but I believe that there should be some sort of rule to prevent turtling. Maybe if no casualties have been inflicted for five turns running, then whoever controls the four middle squares wins a 40-0 victory, or so...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Please don't make me come and get you.

In most games someone takes a defensive position. That is normally because one army is disadvantaged because of terrain and army composition. Part of the challenge in the league is to pick an army that can do well in any situation and still be competitive. A skill I'm definitely struggling with :-)...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Please don't make me come and get you.
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Please don't make me come and get you.

Please don't make me come across the map and get you. This is from the Digital League and I have blacked out the armies involved to avoid naming and shaming but this is absurd and rest assured it is not only this instance. More than half of my games have my opponent with troops within 5-10 squares o...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting

Sadly we don't know as the distances are typically not mentioned in these types of things and the gentleman is long dead so we cannot get clarification :) . I would assume no more than 50-75 meters at the very most. It was a hot day on soft ground and with your head tucked down and only a small slit...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

ZoC rules in turn-based games as I have stated before exist typically to increase friction between units and to prevent units, especially faster ones, from making "zoom zoom" moves that look and feel gamey. ZoC management is a big part of this game and not respecting them puts you in peril and reinf...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

I feel the upcoming version 1.5.19 addressed it well. Not the pinning issue. They can now (auto) disengaged when odds are unfavorable but are still easily pinned by another diagonally facing infantry unit. That hasn't changed. This is certainly something we could look into. The question is whether ...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting

When it comes to the "quality plate" I have yet to see any testing where a plate of any quality would have been penetrated. I also doubt that anyone would produce a full plate of such low quality that it would shatter from arrows. There are easier to manufacture armour types if good plate is not an...
by MikeC_81
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 95
Views: 1796

Re: Moving through a ZOC

@GrayMouser. The rule change is easy. A move is only allowed by a unit if it does not conflict with any ZoC rules instead of arbitrarily picking one and ignoring the others.
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Nearing the 100 hour mark
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Re: Nearing the 100 hour mark

Can you take a screenshot? It seems unlikely that your graphic's card can't handle the shaders if it is not an FPS performance issue. I read a bit into what Reshade does and it seems likely it is just a settings issue. Thanks for this, here's the screenshot - I haven't read about Reshade but just t...
by MikeC_81
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Nearing the 100 hour mark
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Re: Nearing the 100 hour mark

Can you take a screenshot? It seems unlikely that your graphic's card can't handle the shaders if it is not an FPS performance issue. I read a bit into what Reshade does and it seems likely it is just a settings issue.

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