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by Malty666
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: FOG ver 2 - Army book question
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: FOG ver 2 - Army book question

Thanks for the quick reply

That's good news as it will let me spend the money on more figures :)
by Malty666
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: FOG ver 2 - Army book question
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

FOG ver 2 - Army book question

Hi everyone, I've been away for a long time, but have come back to FOG. I bought the tablet edition of the rulebook - and I think it's nice. I prefer the new digital format, but that's me. What I want to know is do I have to buy ver 2 army books too? I have most of the original ones and want some cl...
by Malty666
Wed May 29, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

I have one set of that - my greatest peeve with it is that with 20 minutes research on the internet you can get some near unstoppable strategies for specific scenarios because of fixed deployments.

Otherwise it's a fun game.
by Malty666
Tue May 28, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

Hi k9mike - I'll have to give up front a go on Vassal.

Not aware that Nuts is on it - not the 2nd edition version at any rate
by Malty666
Tue May 28, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

First of all - thanks on the book. do let me know what you think of it (and do be honest) As regards getting in to WW2 tabletop wargaming - I would recommend a good solo system like NUTS - I play it in 1/72. Am currently moving house so all my figures are packed away. But new house has a couple of r...
by Malty666
Tue May 28, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

No I haven't gotten into flames of war - on tabletop I play NUTS a lot
by Malty666
Tue May 28, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

Thanks GottaLove88s! Yes, we have been known for sticking things out. Despite the massive bombing of the island, it does also feature some stunning 16th Century military architecture that always puts me in the mood for a wargame. Now where did i put that "WW2 Invasion of Malta" scenario I was playin...
by Malty666
Tue May 28, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

There are actually a very active couple of clubs here - about 100 or so wargamers in those pools. And I also do a lot of solo waragming when I don't get the time to play. I think that GW products made the hobby popular - and we gently ease the younger ones into historical wargaming then. Best thing ...
by Malty666
Tue May 28, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

Hahaha - well I guess its nice to be associated with multi-orgasms, but that's not my claim to fame. The book is Wargaming World War Two The link is: http://www.amazon.com/Wargaming-World-War-Two-civilizations/dp/1484868803/ You can also run a search on "Justin Tonna" (which is me) and its available...
by Malty666
Thu May 23, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

Re: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

I think that's a good summary - when the game gets it right, some concepts (not all) convert.

And if you do go too far you will end up bogged down. I suppose that's where playability and common sense come together
by Malty666
Sat May 18, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Battle Academy
Topic: WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book
Replies: 19
Views: 3423

WW2 wargaming and tactics - a new book

Hi everyone, I recently released a new book on WW2 wargaming that, while it deals with the miniature side of the hobby, also looks at adapting real life tactics to wargaming in general. Battlefield Academy (and Close Combat) players will find some of the concepts useful. But before I do a shameless ...
by Malty666
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : AAR's
Topic: Solo DAG game vs the PC
Replies: 0
Views: 3114

Solo DAG game vs the PC

Hi everyone - I have been away a long time from FOG, but while cleaning up my hard drive I decided to boot it up and have a quick game against the PC. Here are the results: http://wargamingaddict.blogspot.com/2012/12/field-of-glory-pc-battle-report.html My Carthaginians faced off against a (randomly...
by Malty666
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory Digital
Topic: General wargaming tactics
Replies: 0
Views: 388

General wargaming tactics

Hi all, Been away for a long time due to work. But you can't keep a wargaming addict down for long :D I have been thinking a lot about wargaming tactics (as opposed to specifically real life tactics). I was browsing through Sun Tzu the other day, thinking how I could bring some of it to life in warg...
by Malty666
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Something a bit different - Video of battle
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Many, many thanks for your feedback. I agree with you on all points - We need to 'script' the video a bit better and find a good vantage point for the camera. As it is, it is more of a video diary of a wargame. We will be improving it as we go. We actually continue the game tomorrow (Sunday), so eve...
by Malty666
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Something a bit different - Video of battle
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Something a bit different - Video of battle

Hi everyone, We decided to try out something different, rather than a normal AAR report and took a video of us playing the game. We both explain our moves, the choices we make, our tactical decisions and a bit about Field of Glory as we go along. The first three videos are up and can be seen at: htt...
by Malty666
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory Digital
Topic: How terrain selection works
Replies: 14
Views: 1431

I have to agree with SRW1962 and 76mm - you do tend to see a lot of similar maps - no matter what. I play a broad variety of armies, make a lot of different terrain selection choices, yet inevitably see the same maps. And what is that diagonal fetish about? :lol: I guess the only solution is to wait...
by Malty666
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: A Target Rich Enviornment
Replies: 32
Views: 2575

Thou speakest the troth! :oops:

Indeed 4 vs 2 for one round and then they all match up.

But that represents the unit not having the right impetus, not intending to charge etc.

In other words, they should have made a CMT not to pursue and shouldn't have been greedy :)
by Malty666
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: A Target Rich Enviornment
Replies: 32
Views: 2575

Agreed - it would be 2 dice vs 2 dice in the impact, but 4 (for the smiling faces) vs 3 (for the devils) in the melee. But then, the disadvantage comes from chasing after troops who were running away into fresh ones - which history shows us has rarely been a good idea. Just ask old King Harold. He t...
by Malty666
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: A Target Rich Enviornment
Replies: 32
Views: 2575

Well in the following melee phase the bases in overlap against the Thracians (and also in contact with the routers) can choose which unit to fight against (as is normal in combat). Ideally you want it to be even. You have 4 bases in contact with the routers. 2 can fight the Thracians as overlap, and...
by Malty666
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory Digital
Topic: Tactical Tips 01: Fighting the Bospos
Replies: 38
Views: 2889

Yeah the terrain selection is a little...ahem...unique. I think it works on the basis that the computer takes the initiative rolls, multiples by pi, then does a square root and finally says "sod it" and just picks one at random :shock: I can't figure it out, but have played so many games now it just...

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