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by Draka
Mon May 25, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Clarification for Second Row Firing
Replies: 16
Views: 2455

That is the crux - as an American I would have read it as an exclusive, thus allowing only one outcome.
by Draka
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: ETRUSCANS?
Replies: 46
Views: 19176

What is 400 AC? Is that BC or AD?
by Draka
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Principate Roman vs. Early German (again)
Replies: 57
Views: 18922

I think the key here is "lots of them" - historically the Romans would have LOVED getting an even break in the vast majority of their battles - it always seems that it is a small, disciplined army versus hordes of barbarians. In a even points wargame, I would EXPECT the Romans to be very tough - if ...
by Draka
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Romans what are they good for absolutely nothing
Replies: 94
Views: 17603

My opinion is that the perception of pike formations being less maneuverable on the battlefield has a lot less to do with an inability to "Column Left March" than it has to do with the effects of anything other than flat. level ground. The legendary maneuverability of the manipular legio was in the ...
by Draka
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Hullo and HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 2918

Technically, pre-JRR Tolkien it was elfs and dwarfs - he hated that, and the "elfs" bit was associated more with fairies, and other miniature types. He created "Elves" for his statueque, lordly types - similar vein for "dwarfs" vs "Dwarves". Look in a really old dictionary.
by Draka
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Principate Roman Legionary Lanciarii
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

by Draka
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Question about pursuit in the JAP phase.
Replies: 2
Views: 730

The general idea is that once a unit sees an enemy turn their backs and run, the normal reaction is to pursue to destruction. If for some reason you do not want to pursue, you will have to convince your troops to stop - and the more disciplined they are the easier this will be. Thus the CMT. So if t...
by Draka
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Eastern Lists - market research
Replies: 74
Views: 14462

It's kinda like the old question of the chicken and the egg .... The East is not covered in most Western school history classes to any great extant, and the lack of English sources is a reflection of that. Thus when it comes time for wargamers to purchase, paint and develope tactical doctrine for th...
by Draka
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Eastern Lists - market research
Replies: 74
Views: 14462

Basically you have the Chinese and those they impacted directly - from the Hsiung-nu and other northern steppe types from the Tarim River Basin to Manchuria, then the Korean and Vietnam areas, to Tibet and Nepal. Then you have those that were impacted indirectly, like the Japanese and the Burma area...
by Draka
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Eastern Lists - market research
Replies: 74
Views: 14462

Hsiung-nu, Wusun, Mongol and all the other steppe nomad enemies of the Chinese all thru the ages.

Every flavor of Chinese army from Shang to Ming

Korean and Vietnamese armies

Do you consider the Indian sub-continent a part of this Book's area, or is that a whole separate Book?
by Draka
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Knights of St. John
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Basically, during most of the Hundred Years War between the English and the French, the French side was composed of mainly mercenaries. Long story, but the future French Royals didn't have a lot of true power - especially in raising funds and troops. At the end of the conflict, when Charles VII fina...
by Draka
Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: China: Warring States Era Lists
Replies: 17
Views: 3467

Define traditional Chinese human wall as opposed to traditional Roman, Greek, or any other infantry-based army's human wall?
by Draka
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Crossbows
Replies: 43
Views: 7382

The repeating crossbow referred to (Chu-ko-nu) was around since fairly eary in Chinese history. It was a 10-12 round magazine fed item that shot a bolt each trigger pull. It is very difficult to find any reference to field use, as it seems to have been used mainly in field works and fortified/built-...
by Draka
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Crossbows
Replies: 43
Views: 7382

This is of course from the medieval Europeon framework - in the Orient and especially in China it WAS the common weapon of nearly all troops, not just "highly trained specialists". And as for fire - over 30 sec it is true - but over 30 minutes or more I believe the longbowman will tire out a lot fas...
by Draka
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Adding Generals Bonus
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

In Asiatic practice the "feigned rout" tactic was extremely familiar - it was mentioned in all Chinese known military manuals for instance, and commomly used by all horse archer Steppe armies - yet as has been mentioned is not truly portrayed in rule sets in wargaming. Any planned rearward movement ...
by Draka
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: To be even-handed...
Replies: 10
Views: 2503

There was even ancient gaming before WRG .... <Gasp>
by Draka
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Need reasons to make an early Principate list..
Replies: 23
Views: 4610

I suspect that as in most armies old and new, what was issued is standard - what the troops managed to purchase/steal/scrounge during field maneuvers ain't - and that parade troops don't normally show off their booty as it just may get confiscated by REMF idjits ....
by Draka
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Early Germans...
Replies: 53
Views: 9988

The other side of the coin as to lists is the amount of actual historical record available. In this case, the extensive amount of records on all things Roman allows justification for many periods and a sense of transition from Servius to Theodosius I and beyond. In the case of the early Germans, onl...
by Draka
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Base depth quesitons
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

The base depth is a function of the original formations - close order foot were tighter in their depth than loose order foot, who in turn were more dense than open order foot. So the base depth is supposed to show that they are spread out a bit more. As for the depth of the bases, the rulebook itsel...
by Draka
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Burgundian colour plates / references
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

So wadda ya want fer free? And at the scale of 15mm figures, who kin tell at a range of 3' or so?

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