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by pompeytheflatulent
Fri May 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Ballads of the surprising and unexpected
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Ballads of the surprising and unexpected

The most surprising thing in that screenshot is finding out there are maniacs out there who play this game with the unsightly grid lines turned on. *shudders*
by pompeytheflatulent
Thu May 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: SnuggleBunny's FoGII, Pike n Shot, Sengoku MP Channel
Replies: 30
Views: 790

Re: SnuggleBunny's FoGII, Pike n Shot, Sengoku MP Channel

WTF? I always pictured Snugglebunnies with a thick British accent, top-hat, monocles and all.
by pompeytheflatulent
Thu May 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 3617

Re: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion

Well, there's the Swiss before they switched over from halberd to pike. But I doubt we'll be seeing those anytime soon with the current pace of DLC releases.
by pompeytheflatulent
Mon May 18, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 3617

Re: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion

have you tested out the lower point increase? i think there was a 4 point one. Maybe even 2-3 points would be appropriate? Any recommendations as far as that goes from testing so far? Or, are you saying it turned out to be a bad idea in general? Or, perhaps that unit specific or unit type rather th...
by pompeytheflatulent
Mon May 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Early Middle Ages is full. Reserve places only . . .
Replies: 65
Views: 2225

Re: Early Middle Ages recruitment is now open . . .

I'm in

1. German 933-1049 AD with Polish allies
2. Frankish 751-887 AD with Croatian allies
3. Indian (Hindu North) 600-1049 AD with Indian (Rajput) allies
4. Rus 960-1053 AD with Bulgar (Danube) allies
by pompeytheflatulent
Tue May 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Simulation Mode
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Simulation Mode

I've never played FoG 1, how were anarchy charges implemented implemented in that game? Was is so that it was just a flat % chance for impetuous units to charge something in range without orders? If so I don't think I'd like that very much. In several historical examples I can think of (Agincourt, A...
by pompeytheflatulent
Mon May 11, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 3617

Re: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion

8 points. Right around 7 or 8 pt increase, you can no longer buy two brythonic foot for the price of one huscarl. But at 8 point increase, you have 32 pt javelinmen and slingers, 38 pt light archers, 52 pt superior/protected light spear cav, and 68 point superior/armored light spear cav. So where as...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

I'm kinda scared to ask, but what was the price of superior/armored horse archers before it was lowered to 66? 72 points iirc I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry, 72 point is pretty outrageous. I think the superior horse archers and immortals suffer from the same source of price inflation: They ar...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

I'm kinda scared to ask, but what was the price of superior/armored horse archers before it was lowered to 66?
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 3617

Re: Medium Foot Rebalance Discussion

With the 'increased cost across the board' mod, I'm running into the problem that increasing the base cost screws up the balance between infantry, cavalry and skirmishers FASTER than it changes the balance between cheap vs expensive infantry. I'll probably continue hot-seat tests by setting an equal...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

In any case, the issue is more with the relative points costs of Superior Armoured and Average Protected horse archers. I said when the cost of Superior Armoured Horse Archers was reduced to 66 that a further reduction might be needed after further play. I would love it if we could get like a dozen...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

Keeping in context of horse archer armies doing poorly in tournament in general, the main critiques I have for the Avar list in regards to other horse-archer armies: - Ratio of 66 point vs 44 point non-light horse archers should be reversed. Few players will ever hit the list maximum for 66 pt hors...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

Keeping in context of horse archer armies doing poorly in tournament in general, the main critiques I have for the Avar list in regards to other horse-archer armies: - Ratio of 66 point vs 44 point non-light horse archers should be reversed. Few players will ever hit the list maximum for 66 pt horse...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

Well with Immortals I get to PLAN around the fact that they'll RELIABLY lose to every other 70+ point unit without some sort of massive terrain advantage. :P
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

I've played a lot of Magyar vs Khazar and Magyar vs German mirrored games, and the Magyars never felt like they were at a disadvantage despite being outnumbered 3:1 or 4:1 in lancers. Metric buttloads of nomad horse-archers constantly angling for flank charges really makes it hard for the side with...
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

I would be a bit nervous about that line-up because you have got 13 cavalry archer units and only 3 lancers, a ratio greater than 4:1. My fear would be that they might get bullied by any army has a strong cavalry contingent. I tend to be happier with about a 2:1 ratio of cavalry archers to lancers....
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

horse archers (@44pts, which I think are the worst units in the entire game, value wise). No, warbands are the worst, fight me :) @stockwellpete: See earlier Ghilman thread for the whole expensive vs cheap horse archer debate. @Nosy_Rat: I see your warband and I raise you Persian Immortals.
by pompeytheflatulent
Sun May 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Very small armies in the game . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 801

Re: Very small armies in the game . . .

Breton 580AD 2-1-6 Breton 936AD not used Avar 553AD not used Avar 558AD 2-0-11 Avar 632AD not used Norman 923AD 1-0-8 I think these figures really tell the story. :wink: The alternate time-frames for the Avar are not used because they just have less unit choices, in return for raising the unit cap ...
by pompeytheflatulent
Thu May 07, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Flank Angle Mod
Replies: 119
Views: 2517

Re: Flank Angle Mod

How would infantry charging lancers at 90 degrees work? Do they still get their impact cancelled or is it just a flat +50 POA?
by pompeytheflatulent
Thu May 07, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Command and Control mod (was Tournament mode) . . .
Replies: 74
Views: 1713

Re: Tournament mode . . .

You could always use the 'vanguard/rearguard/protect the baggage train' scenarios, if those haven't been done before in the tourney.

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