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by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pike Re-Balance Workshop
Replies: 85
Views: 1270

Re: Pike Re-Balance Workshop

Those stats seem pretty close to right for Bronze Shields aka the Average Pikes for most Hellenistic factions. 480 men. I'd say that impact foot, light spears, and off spears should all be held to 100 POA, which would actually decrease the power of pikes on impact vs. hoplites, and only really chan...
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 196
Views: 5409

Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Division A

Nosy_Rat (Romans) defeats harveylh (Romans) 60-43.
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pike Re-Balance Workshop
Replies: 85
Views: 1270

Re: Pike Re-Balance Workshop

In my opinion the source of Pikes' balance issues is the excessively high Impact and Melee POA that forces their cripplingly high unit cost and is probably the reason why pikes get penalized extremely for casualties (which completely erases the already meager benefits of large unit size). On impact...
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pike Re-Balance Workshop
Replies: 85
Views: 1270

Re: Pike Re-Balance Workshop

You have to keep in mind how those new pikes would interact with other contemporary units and armies. If the pikes are to stand up to hastati/principi on a charge, how they should behave in melee? If they are evenly matched and priced to hastati, how would Romans fight them? Should pikes still overp...
by Nosy_Rat
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 193
Views: 5547

Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Division A

Nosy_Rat (Byzantines) defeats harveylh (Andalusia) 47-18.

Wow, I honestly didn't expect to get so far with the Byzantines.
by Nosy_Rat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 193
Views: 5547

Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Division A

Nosy_Rat (Byzantines) defeats NikiforosFokas (Abbasid) 61-57

(3-1)
by Nosy_Rat
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 193
Views: 5547

Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here . . .

Division A

Nosy_Rat (Byzantines) beats rbodleyscott (Viking) 50-22

Nosy_Rat (Byzantines) beats Triarii (Spanish) 40-14
by Nosy_Rat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Blocked Break Offs
Replies: 62
Views: 1121

Re: Blocked Break Offs

But it wouldn't fix the issue of preventing your cavalry from breaking off so that another unit of cavalry can charge the enemy in the flank. Is it really an issue, though? There should be some way to force your cavalry to stay in disadvantaged melee with infantry for a turn, at least. Otherwise it...
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Knock-out Tournament
Topic: Sign up for the KO Tournament here . . .
Replies: 63
Views: 1564

Re: Sign up for the KO Tournament here . . .

I'm in, army to follow.

Edit:

Khorasanian 821-1003 with Abbasid 815-835 allies
by Nosy_Rat
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Puzzled by this one. Any answers gratefully accepted.
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Puzzled by this one. Any answers gratefully accepted.

Maybe one of the units was broken and dispersed in-between turns (if your opponent ended their turn without playing out that melee)? That leads to similar weird results sometimes.
by Nosy_Rat
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Anybody figured out how to use 'Abid al-shira?
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: Anybody figured out how to use 'Abid al-shira?

In a way, they'd be better off as cheaper 36 point undrilled heavy infantry. To be fair, it would just turn them from bad unit that you only use when you run out of decent infantry to a slightly less expensive bad unit you only use when you're out of decent infantry. It doesn't solve the underlayin...
by Nosy_Rat
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Substandard Ghulams?
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Substandard Ghulams?

If all you need is mounted firepower then Average Protected/Unprotected Horse Archers are more cost effective but they aren't as flexible or durable as Superior Armoured Horse Archers Agreed on the rest, but unarmored horse archers perform absolutely awful if enemy has at least some shooting capabi...
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Substandard Ghulams?
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Substandard Ghulams?

That's completely wrong, actually. With ghilam you are paying a premium for chrome plated spinners when the most important metric for horse archers is the amount of arrows sent downrange Being superior does actually give them a shooting bonus, that allow you to bring more arrows on target while usin...
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Substandard Ghulams?
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Substandard Ghulams?

I have to disagree here, ghilman are actually an excellent versatile unit and just sooo much better then the 52-point horse archers (those are pretty bad, tbf).
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Anybody figured out how to use 'Abid al-shira?
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: Anybody figured out how to use 'Abid al-shira?

Not a bad unit on their own, but yeah, pretty useless in the age when the most common units are various spearmen and lancers.
by Nosy_Rat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 113
Views: 2850

Re: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .

Division A
Nosy_Rat - Byzantine 963-987AD with Arab (Syria/Iraq) 890-1008AD allies challenges Triarii - Spanish 900-1049AD with Andalusian allies 756-1049AD

Challenge posted, PM sent.
by Nosy_Rat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 196
Views: 5409

Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Division A

Nosy_Rat (Romans) beats herm (Samnites) 47-20.
by Nosy_Rat
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 119
Views: 2357

Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Division A
Nosy_Rat - Roman 105-25BC challenges:

1. rbodleyscott - Carthaginian 235-146BC with Spanish allies 300-10BC
2. Geffalrus - Macedonian 328-321BC

Challeges posted, PMs sent.
by Nosy_Rat
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 113
Views: 2850

Re: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .

Division A

Nosy_Rat - Byzantine 963-987AD with Arab (Syria/Iraq) 890-1008AD allies challenges:

1. rbodleyscott - Viking, Ireland 900-1049AD with Scots allies 851-1051AD
2. Geffalrus - Indian, Rajput 650-1049AD

Challenges posted, PMs sent.

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