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by DaiSho
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: cheesy terrain?
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

The justification in game realism terms was that when considering the relative sizes of terrain pieces in FoG, that roads in this period would go around terrain rather thatn through it - I think this is reasonable - although not in the case or rivers. The issue is with the game balance impact. Not ...
by DaiSho
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Oath of Fealty
Replies: 11
Views: 2383

Scrumpy wrote:Can't be a proper German list then can it ? :D
I haven't seen the lists yet, but do you need a degree in mathematical science and a degree in English even a 9 year old could understand to work out the list?

Ian
by DaiSho
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: cheesy terrain?
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

I have used this stratagem - only in practice/friendly games, though I would have no qualms using it or having it used against me in a tournament - I found it less useful at getting reliably open terrain than using steppes. Its biggest effect is surprising (and possibly annoying) your opponent if h...
by DaiSho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Company Suggestions for Roman miniatures (25/28mm)
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Company Suggestions for Roman miniatures (25/28mm)

I just picked up the rules set today and would like to put together a Roman force. Besides Warlords Games and Wargames Factory are there any other miniature companies that I should look into? Your input would be greatly appreciated! Honestly, I can't see why you would look past Warlord? Multi-varia...
by DaiSho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Intercept charges
Replies: 5
Views: 786

they cant intercept- you need to have a totally clear, straight ahead path to the chargers. in this case the light foot are performing a legitimate (and historical) screening function. intercept charges are much harder to engineer than regular charges Ok, I'll accept that, but can you point out a r...
by DaiSho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Baggage
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Baggage

Just because I'm lazy - and I don't have my rules on hand, can someone tell me if baggage will affect an enemy BG from getting a second move?

Ian
by DaiSho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Intercept charges
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Intercept charges

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa166/daisho1965/flank.jpg Hi All, I have a question which came up twice in the last little while which I couldn't find a solution in the rules. I'm sure some of you rules experts will say 'it's explained in full on p98' without having to look it up, but the coupl...
by DaiSho
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Best army for a defensive / offensive player
Replies: 14
Views: 2015

Skullzgrinda wrote:So I understand your dilemma, from a mirror image perspective. I have thought about it quite a bit.
Perhaps for you the Arab Conquest would be worth a look? They have the 'discipline' style of troops (Spear) with both shock foot and mounted!

Paint up nice too!

Ian
by DaiSho
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Best army for a defensive / offensive player
Replies: 14
Views: 2015

Best army for a defensive / offensive player

Hi All, I'm wondering on opinions on different armies. I've mentioned before that sometimes having an army that you like isn't one that suits your personality. For example, I absolutely love Hoplites and Vikings, but I'm a player who likes to plan ahead calmly and move into position and wait for my ...
by DaiSho
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: My first 15mm FoG army . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 3260

Skullzgrinda wrote:
hazelbark wrote:Not true, if you have an army designed to hunt and kill LH
Such as . . . ? 8)
Arab Conquest are pretty good at hunting and killing LH armies. Superior Lance/Sword LH will do quite a bit of damage to nearly any other kind of LH.

Ian
by DaiSho
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Armageddon
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Another point to be made as well... Had this battle actually occurred in real life there would have been no conquest of the Arabian lands. It would have petered out into nothing. By the end of the battle I think Muz had only 1/4 of his command structure left intact to order said conquest - the rest ...
by DaiSho
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: orb formation
Replies: 41
Views: 4246

1 base faces forwards and one backwards. Indeed when in the zone of enemy and more than 2 bases wide it may not form orb as it is not allowed to contract. I think this was a case of the rules writers not using 50 words when 10 would do. Turn 1 Base of a 2 base BG backwards and its in orb in my opin...
by DaiSho
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Rearranging Bases
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Rearranging Bases

I play Nikephorian byzantine and use a mixed unit with 4 base mf archers and 4 base hf def spears. When i move the unit can i rearrange all the bases ?, i found no rule that i can't. E.g. if the spears are all 1st and all the mf 2nd rank, can i take in a move the spears to the 2nd rank and the mf b...
by DaiSho
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Armageddon
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: Close game

Of course the arabs had it under control the whole game - were never concerned - 8 lancer cav v 10 superior cataphracts - not a worry. Was an excellent game - thanks Ian Yes, the Romans thought THEY had it in hand too - 12 bases of Superior Armoured Impact Foot vs 8 bases of Superior Protected Spea...
by DaiSho
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Armageddon
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Armageddon

Hi All, I played 4 games at Armageddon. All four were enjoyable played against gentlemen, and I'd like to thank them all for the games played. By far the game I enjoyed the most (with no denegration to the others) was my first game on Sunday with Palmyrans (me) vs Arab Conquest. The reason for the e...
by DaiSho
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Cavalry vs Knights
Replies: 38
Views: 6016

Also there's the fact that base losses hurt the knights more - each time you lose a base you lose two combat dice. So that when your BG of 4 Kn loses a bases it only outnumbers the cav 6 dice to 4. Bummer Yeah, that's if you're a total f***ing moron and constantly go base to base against knights. T...
by DaiSho
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Cavalry vs Knights
Replies: 38
Views: 6016

Aah! So you want me to use tactics! Now I'll have to rethink my whole approach :wink: Why start now Richard? Glad to see you got home safe. Hope you enjoyed your visit. In answer to your question, another (less believed) thing is that they are less brittle than Knights. I keep having the same discu...
by DaiSho
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Equality for Elephants!
Replies: 43
Views: 5423

And, having visited India a couple of years ago, I can confirm that Indian fortresses (in Rajasthan at least), very often have specific defences to stop Elephants pushing down gates (spiky stuff riveted firmly to the outside of the gate and narrow corners to make it hard to maneuver one's elephant)...
by DaiSho
Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Horror Stories
Replies: 61
Views: 8216

With all these 'Horror Stories' there must be a fair number of dice being rolled for Hammy's 'statistics' to work out. I mean, we're talking 3.5 (in all dice rolled) average roll here... but then I guess if I roll snake eyes and 'he' rolls box cars, then it's average of 3.5... it just doesn't feel l...
by DaiSho
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shooting???
Replies: 26
Views: 2941

Yes, but as for pro golfer they would need a hole in straight line to see the target, but to hit target at great distance they would need a parabolic one. A problem without solution :lol: No, the problem was that the parabolic arc of the iron needed to get a high enough trajectory would not give hi...

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