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by Claudius
Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Rules Variant: Attack from the March (Partial Deployment)
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Exactly. The abrupt piling on of forces during a ambush could occur via meeting engagement rules. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (described as clades Variana by Roman historians) took place in A.D. 9 (probably lasting from September 9 to September 11) when an alliance of Germanic tribes led by A...
by Claudius
Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Probably grinding an old ax: Compatibility of movement rates
Replies: 30
Views: 3235

My concern is that CV and Kn are being penalized with movement rates that are too low relative to Foot. Those low movement rates seem to limit the capability of CV/Kn units to move about the area of play. Remember the history ... War horses of various capabilities were bred for 1000s of years. For s...
by Claudius
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Rules Variant: Attack from the March (Partial Deployment)
Replies: 5
Views: 813

I have looked at a number of historical battles over time. Not all battles were set-piece affairs, where everyone could neatly line up. Meeting engagements and attacks from the march occurred. For example, at bridges, road junctions, ambush sites or when one force unknowingly reveals its location to...
by Claudius
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Probably grinding an old ax: Compatibility of movement rates
Replies: 30
Views: 3235

So—as modeled by the current rules—humans on foot are always as fast as humans mounted on horses? And Mounted are not allowed to fully employ the additional movement that horses provide? Indeed...seems like the Foot units are getting a little too much help from the rules. I rather like Nik's ideal w...
by Claudius
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Rules Variant: Attack from the March (Partial Deployment)
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Rules Variant: Attack from the March (Partial Deployment)

I have been experimenting with some rules mods which allow dynamic meeting engagements/attacks from the march, and which also break the "set-piece" battle paradigm which the Field of Glory rules seem locked into. The rules variations are simple, and open up many dynamic tactical situations. Instead ...
by Claudius
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Probably grinding an old ax: Compatibility of movement rates
Replies: 30
Views: 3235

Probably grinding an old ax: Compatibility of movement rates

I have never understood the seeming discrepancy between foot and mounted movement rates in "Open" terrain. Almost all of the Field of Glory unit performance assumptions are OK, but the ones discussed below are problematic. Light, Medium and Heavy Foot move at 5, 4 and 3 MU. That seems reasonable. Li...
by Claudius
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Up-to-date compilation of rules clarifications, extensions..
Replies: 4
Views: 960

FAQ, as the Errata are typo corrections. There are many more FoG Team rulings answered on the Forum than those on the FAQ webpage/.pdf. How are those captured for posterity? ============================================== And to stay on point on a related matter... Often for a rules dispute during pl...
by Claudius
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Up-to-date compilation of rules clarifications, extensions..
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Up-to-date compilation of rules clarifications, extensions..

There appears to be no up-to-date organized set of FoG "Rule Book Authors"/Rule Givers-provided guidance, rulings and clarifications about FoG rule conflicts, revisions, sticky points, and unforeseen situations [e.g., the legality rolling for unplanned flank attacks to confuse one's opponent]. There...
by Claudius
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Number of troops/fighters in a BG?
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Sorry, I meant to say 250 soldiers in a BASE. Mind slipped the units so to speak. Regarding missile fire power: A LF or LH bow unit appears to have less effective firepower than a MF or Cav bow unit. In an exchange between LH/LF bow and MF/Cav bow: > LH/LF bow get 1 dice per 2 bases in effective ran...
by Claudius
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Number of troops/fighters in a BG?
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Number of troops/fighters in a BG?

The Rules Book says that there are "about" 250 fighters in a BG?

In working up the shooting firepower, charge/impact and melee combat tables and rules, what were the assumptions on the number of troops in the various types of BG:
LF?
MF?
HF?
LH?
CAV?
KN?
CAT?
by Claudius
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Tactical Tips Collection
Replies: 35
Views: 59590

No - Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus or simply Claudius. I was considered a rather unlikely man to become emperor, but despite my lack of political experience, I proved to be an able administrator and a great builder of public works. My reign saw an expansion of the empire, and OBTW the...
by Claudius
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Tactical Tips Collection
Replies: 35
Views: 59590

MikeK,
Thanks for an excellent compilation of tips and guidelines.
As it is now 12 Oct 08, are there any revisions to this 10 Jul 08 version?
by Claudius
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Bow vs Longbow
Replies: 12
Views: 1930

Perhaps these observed effects are due to the way the odds are rather stacked against missile weapons: 1] For scoring hits, where the odds for close combat hits are much better than those for shooting hits. 2] For Death Rolls, +2 on die if shot at [where one loses a base by not rolling higher than t...
by Claudius
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: VIKINGS ??
Replies: 58
Views: 11344

Is BG drunkenness a "+" or "-" POA during charges/impact?
During melee?
by Claudius
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Skirmishers with English HYW and WoTR...
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

I sent the rather worthless NB spearmen home on family leave for the battle.
by Claudius
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Skirmishers with English HYW and WoTR...
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

No - please refer to page 16 of Storm Of Arrows.
Recruiting NorthBorder LH doesn't require recruiting NB spearmen - or vice-versa.
by Claudius
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Skirmishers with English HYW and WoTR...
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Here is a working 800-point WoTR Yorkist Army that offers operational flexibility by having: > Cv, LH and LF BG to protect the flanks or engage skirmishers, or engage threat flanks > Field Fortifications to enable forward placement of the LB and HF units, protect the LB/HF units and/or help block te...
by Claudius
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Skirmishers with English HYW and WoTR...
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

There were some earlier forum posts with much useful info on these WOTR topics [and on the related HYW English army's composition]. Use the Forum "search" function to find them. Remember that the WOTR MF/Longbow are drilled, and so are quite maneuverable. WOTR HF/Men@Arms are also drilled. MF/LB and...
by Claudius
Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Best Army by Book
Replies: 44
Views: 6904

For Storm of Arrows.... #1 Medieval French - 800 points of hoofed fury. or you can add in some Later Medieval Scots [Continental] allies for a bit more HF or MF/Longbow power as needed. #2 100-Year English [Continental] For Swords and Scimitars.... Later Crusaders - teamed with some Syrian States, F...
by Claudius
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Moving through your own camp
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Along these lines ...
Can routed troops take shelter in a fortified camp? [Camp opens the gates and says come in.]
If so, do the routed troops boost the defenses of the fortified camp?

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