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by rs2excelsior
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 210
Views: 7381

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

Division E rs2excelsior (Ptolemaic 55-30 BC) draws with Stew101 (Thessalian 404-352 BC with Greek 460-281BC allies) 49-36 The Ptolemaic army deployed in a flat plain between mountains, hoping the restricted terrain would negate the Thessalian superiority in horse. Thessalian skirmishers pressed forw...
by rs2excelsior
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 210
Views: 7381

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

Division E rs2excelsior (Ptolemaic 55-30 BC) beat grumpydaddy845 (Samnite 355-272 BC with Campanian 420-281 BC allies) 60-54 A very close game right down to the end! The terrain was fairly good for the Samnites, with a stream dividing the two armies, and a hill with wooded areas on the Samnite side....
by rs2excelsior
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 94
Views: 2553

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Division C rs2excelsior (Carthaginian 550-411 BC with Greek, Western 460-381 BC allies) beat wmpryor (Lydian 550-546 BC) 60-35 A fun match against the Lydian army which I played last season. Both sides deployed similarly, my heavy infantry facing off against theirs in the center, with my cavalry on ...
by rs2excelsior
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Biblical: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 62
Views: 1582

Re: Biblical: arrange your matches here . . .

Challenge out!

rs2excelsior (Carthaginian 550-411 BC with Greek, Western 460-381 BC allies) challenges gamercb (Thracian (Getae) 680-330 BC)
Password: spear

PM sent, see you on the battlefield!
by rs2excelsior
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Any questions . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 1238

Re: Any questions . . .

Great battle report by the way! :) Thanks! I try to give a decent write-up of the battles I report, since I enjoy reading those kinds of reports. Figure I should return the favor for the other folks who also like to read more than just a win percentage - especially since bingeing those battle repor...
by rs2excelsior
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Multiplayer mechanics?
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Multiplayer mechanics?

Actually I'm in the middle (or more correctly, beginning) of my first MP game, vs MikeC_81 in the tournament that he's arranging. Enjoying it a lot; also much more nerve when playing against a human than against the AI... :) I know that feeling. I’d gotten relatively good vs the AI, hopped into the...
by rs2excelsior
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: rs2excelsior's Lessons Learned & Tactical Musings
Replies: 24
Views: 1078

Re: rs2excelsior's Lessons Learned & Tactical Musings

Alright, here's the first match I played that's up on Richard Yorke's channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCJ5Whwt1Ps It was a Biblical match, my Carthaginians with Greek allies against his Kyrenean Greeks. My deployment was meant to take advantage of the rough ground and the river which divide...
by rs2excelsior
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 94
Views: 2553

Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Division C rs2excelsior (Carthaginian 550-411 BC with Greek, Western 460-381 BC allies) beat SpeedyCM (Median 626-550 BC) 66-58 This fight was every bit as much a bloodbath as the score indicates. The Median army deployed with Sparbara and archers on a hill on their left and Median spearmen to their...
by rs2excelsior
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Larger armies right across the FOG2 Digital League?
Replies: 73
Views: 1763

Re: Larger armies right across the FOG2 Digital League?

I do very much like that idea (since it seems all large armies probably is going to fail). Seems about the most straightforward way of letting players tailor (to some degree) the size of battles they prefer without forcing folks to choose to cut out sections they’d like to play. If something along t...
by rs2excelsior
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Larger armies right across the FOG2 Digital League?
Replies: 73
Views: 1763

Re: Larger armies right across the FOG2 Digital League?

Does it honestly take people so much more time to play large vs medium battles? I haven’t noticed my Biblical or EMA matches taking significantly longer than my CA or LA matches. Then again, I’m very much not a top tier player, maybe people who are spend more time thinking through individual moves t...
by rs2excelsior
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion, questions and some highbrow philosophising)
Replies: 1481
Views: 79849

Re: The Rally Point (discussion, questions and some highbrow philosophising)

I too have enjoyed the large-size battles in Biblical and Early Middle Ages and don’t find them any more time consuming or onerous to complete. I’d be in favor of making CA/LA large size battles as well (although a general poll would be good to see too - maybe with separate options for “I oppose thi...
by rs2excelsior
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Chaos Tourney III
Replies: 138
Views: 4130

Re: Chaos Tourney III

Thanks for this! Really fun tournament idea, I plan to be around for the next one!
by rs2excelsior
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .
Replies: 189
Views: 5698

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

Division D rs2excelsior (Byzantine 551-578 AD) beat bomber23 (Germanic Horse Tribes 260-492 AD with Dacian, Carpi 107-380 AD allies) 68-58 A long, bloody battle which was right to the wire all the way down to the end. The map was dominated by a big hill in the middle, and the Byzantine lancers charg...
by rs2excelsior
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cuestion about attaking routing units
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Cuestion about attaking routing units

As far as I know, no. Cavalry especially is prone to pursuing. Useful for keeping enemies from rallying, but it can carry a unit out of the action.
by rs2excelsior
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Quick Questions Thread on Rules
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Quick Questions Thread on Rules

Nice, thanks! And the same applies across obstacles, interesting...
by rs2excelsior
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Quick Questions Thread on Rules
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Quick Questions Thread on Rules

I have one, from someone with three MP tournaments under their belt (not an expert by any means, but not a newbie) - I noticed the other night that holding down control on an empty square gives you a tooltip about the terrain (which was new to me, or at least if I knew it before I’d forgotten). I no...
by rs2excelsior
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Alternative Gameplay Mod v1.3
Replies: 239
Views: 7538

Re: Alternative Gameplay Mod v1.0

So I think most of the flank vs rear attack stuff has been talked over already, but I would like to drop in and add my two cents as to why I think flank attacks would be as dangerous as, if not more than, rear charges. A couple of caveats - one, this is purely from a historical/realistic perspective...
by rs2excelsior
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 175
Views: 3920

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

Challenge out!

rs2excelsior (Ptolemaic 55-30 BC) challenges Kraff (Seleucid 124-63 BC)
password: diadochi

See you on the battlefield!
by rs2excelsior
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Biblical: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 62
Views: 1582

Re: Biblical: arrange your matches here . . .

Challenge out!

rs2excelsior (Carthaginian 550-411 BC with Greek, Western 460-381 BC allies) challenges SpeedyCM (Median 626-550 BC)
password: oldschool

See you on the battlefield!
by rs2excelsior
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .
Replies: 175
Views: 3920

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

Challenges out!

rs2excelsior (Ptolemaic 55-30 BC) challenges:

Stew101 (Thessalian 404-352 BC with Greek 460-281BC allies)
Mairtin (Gallic 300-101 BC with Samnite 355-272 BC allies)

password for both: sarissa

See you on the battlefield!

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