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by pyruse
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: What kind of glue to I have to use?
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: What kind of glue to I have to use?

It might help if you told us what make of figures you are talking about, and what they are made from
by pyruse
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: 1 per 2...
Replies: 28
Views: 1901

Re: 1 per 2...

Just as background, we'd asked a few ex players why they'd drifted away from the game. A number said that they found that close combat frequently dragged on too long. We've all had the "3 feet of combat and it feels like all the files are on different factors" situation. This was certainly what mad...
by pyruse
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory 3.0 Beta
Topic: What are the main changes in version 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: What are the main changes in version 3?

There's a review and a good summary of the changes here:
http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/review- ... d-edition/
by pyruse
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory 3.0 Beta
Topic: The future of FOG-AM competitions...
Replies: 72
Views: 12444

Re: The future of FOG-AM competitions...

I used to play Fog:AM quite a bit (never in competitions, though I have played in DBM comps). I also used to play Fog:R quite a bit. Our games were mostly 650 points or so in 28mm, on a 6 x 4 table. We had trouble finishing a battle in an evening's gaming. So we tried Sword & Spear (which is quite g...
by pyruse
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: FOGAM3
Replies: 181
Views: 31202

Re: FOGAM3

One thing which really slows down FoG (both v1 and v2) is what happens when units end up unaligned with each other in a big melee. (I have bad memories of a Plataea refight where the Greeks and Persians were exactly one base out of alignment when they collided in a long line) You have to work out al...
by pyruse
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Sweet spot...
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Sweet spot...

In both DBM and FoG, the solution is to play with fewer points on a smaller table (or fewer points with 28mm figures).
But for some reason players are averse to doing that; I think some tournament players are more concerned with not losing than getting a decisive result.
by pyruse
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2678

Re: Roll Call 2016

I have lots of 25mm armies and do play with them :-)
Just not at competitions.
by pyruse
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How important is physical depiction? New to game
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: How important is physical depiction? New to game

Hi, Just getting into this game, and I was wondering how the basing works. In the basic rulebook the Carthaginian army for Hannibal lists 4 x Numidian Calvary, and under that again, it lists 4 x Numidian Calvary. does this mean 2 bases with 4 figures each? It seems like that is the case, and if so,...
by pyruse
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Angle of charge query
Replies: 15
Views: 2519

Re: Angle of charge query

I guess you might want to follow the evaders if it puts you a bit further away from a threatening enemy unit.
by pyruse
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Interpenetration
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: Interpenetration

Gosh if a person will abandon a rule set just because they don't like one of the rules areas, erm....... :? It's not that uncommon. Dave Madigan didn't like it because of interception charges so doesn't play it. And lots of poeple disliked the DBM "buttocks of death" Some people wouldn't play DBMM ...
by pyruse
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Routing Commander Question
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Routing Commander Question

I think he can leave in the JAP as normal, assuming he survives the roll to see if he dies.
by pyruse
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Non competion games
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: Non competion games

We've used FoG for quite a few ECW refights - it works well.
by pyruse
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Basic Question re Death Rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: Basic Question re Death Rolls

Can you tell me where in the rules this is explained? Not the procedure for taking death rolls, but the conditions that cause them. There is an example, and between that and the wording of the test its not clear that all shooting hits necessarily cause death rolls. Well, looking at the first 3 inde...
by pyruse
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Basic Question re Death Rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: Basic Question re Death Rolls

I've played this rule set about 6 or 7 times so far and it's not clear to me exactly what events call for a BG to take a Death Roll. Can anybody tell me? Thanks, Mike Taking hits, either from shooting or hand to hand combat. If you roll <= the number of hits you took, remove a base. If you take hit...
by pyruse
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Melees with Multiple Battle Groups (V1)
Replies: 18
Views: 1750

Re: Melees with Multiple Battle Groups (V1)

If the target is only two deep and you can't make a flank or rear charge as defined by the rules, then you can't charge at all.
You can move into an overlap position, but there will be no impact, and you'll just contribute an overlap in the melee phase.
by pyruse
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Question re moving back 2 MU's.
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Question re moving back 2 MU's.

This means if you are foolish enough to flank march with cavalry into a difficult river you can actually get on table. Just deploy in single rank facing off table and CMT to move backwards 2 MU. Voila. Wish I'd thought of that a couple of years ago. Obviously it's easier to get horses into the rive...
by pyruse
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Do Pursuers burst through?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Do Pursuers burst through?

He said he does it, not that it is acceptable practice. :-)
by pyruse
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: does anyone use 28mm?
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: does anyone use 28mm?

We use 28mm, and we use 30mm=1MU.
1 inch is too short, and we tried 40mm but found it a bit long for a 6x4 table.
30mm has the merit of being half a base width, so the restricted area is one base width.
by pyruse
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 7868

Re: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

The wikipedia page on Linothorax provides a good summary
by pyruse
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 7868

Re: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

The artworks show some sort of stiff non-metallic armour - you can see the shoulder pieces standing up before they are laced down.
The armour is painted white.
That could be layers of glued linen, or it could be painted leather - there's no way to tell from the artwork alone.

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