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by nickblackheart
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: n00b question
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

oh one last point - there is a definite three era split in my opinion - bronze age/chariot, classical, mediaeval. Each period in my opinion works best and is most balanced in those three areas. Some armies can compete cross period, but not all. I am confident that most armies within those bands have...
by nickblackheart
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: n00b question
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

no points scoring system is perfect is the starting point. So it is probably fair to say that all armies ar equal but that some armies are more equal than others! Whilst your sumerian army might not consistently beat the roman army, it might well consistently beat other armies which the roman might ...
by nickblackheart
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions on Copying Field of Glory
Replies: 31
Views: 29400

I dont have the book with me - I only post at work in lunch breaks - but if it expressly says then that is of course fine.
by nickblackheart
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Flaming Pigs
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

hmmm... I see an article to WI in the pipeline..... thanks for the perspective on this.

:D
by nickblackheart
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Flaming Pigs
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Flaming Pigs

Just a sad realisation that my 15mm flaming pigs will never come out of their box again since they do not appear in FOG. Heartbroken. (A moments silence please). Anyway, for conversations, sake, If they were used for a one off scenario, how should they be classified? Artillery (per DBM) seems wrong....
by nickblackheart
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions on Copying Field of Glory
Replies: 31
Views: 29400

mmmm legal point Nic, but the point is more that you are unlikely to be caught copying for yourself than that it becomes legal (the famous 11th commandment defence). With the existance of quick play sheets I would suggest that any copying is improper. The defences for fair use have been overturned o...
by nickblackheart
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Tokens/ Counters for status?
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

I also make markers, particularily for the 25mm armies. I use trees with generic individual scout types - light infantry or cavalry. There are some 28mm figures on their hands and knees made by gripping beast which look like someone spying which surrounded by bushes look great. For disorder markers ...
by nickblackheart
Sun May 31, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Are Offensive Spear to powerful vs Impact Foot or Pike?
Replies: 41
Views: 6691

To go back to an earlier point in the thread - having used 25mm Welsh many times (MEdieval version) I have to say they are fantastic. I tend to rush into the terrain and by having plenty of smaller groups, and larger groups of bow in the spaces between. Cavalry elements acting as support in the righ...
by nickblackheart
Sat May 30, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Beta Test sign up
Replies: 38
Views: 9660

would be grateful for advice on whether MIKeK AND MYSELF argh caps lock, anyway, whether mike and I are down on the list for rennaissance. I think I have signed up for both - not the same as being accepted I realise! We both have a variety of armies in the period.
by nickblackheart
Sat May 30, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Rules free observation on the new system
Replies: 0
Views: 2385

Rules free observation on the new system

Its jolly nice and plays like a Napoleonic game, not like an ancients game with longer archery ranges. I like. Lots of tweaking to come, but the feel is pretty good. I will probably be told off or stripped of my Beta testing priviliges for discussing it, but just wanted to let people know it looks l...
by nickblackheart
Sat May 30, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: First Game
Replies: 6
Views: 3538

...because if you got told not to let your friends play they wouldnt come and look at the table and write down notes like spies or anything.,....
by nickblackheart
Sat May 30, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Area 51 access
Replies: 17
Views: 5782

I am a loitering 51 user wannabe too. Have sent emails and been spam checked and EVERYTHING. So, at the risk of being another annoying pain in the pilum praxis, can you include me when the Great and the Good let us peasants into the area, please. Sorry to harass. :P
by nickblackheart
Sat May 30, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: After Napoleonic and Renaissance rules come out then what?
Replies: 28
Views: 6509

Due to my early painting period (pre-children, and when I had a boss who thought me being quiet in my room meant I must be productive) I have dozens of odd armies hardly or un-used. The nice thing about Ancients - and why I am supportive of the FOG projects - is that you get opponents all over the p...
by nickblackheart
Tue May 26, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Go for broke Impact
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

the simple rule of wargames classification...

my elite troops are surprisingly fragile and in groups which are so small as to make them vulnerable to enemy action, your elite troops are too powerful and badly pointed and able to take advantage of their small unit size to amnouvre in a non-historical manner. Remember that and its all easy.
by nickblackheart
Sun May 10, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Bowmeister
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

My 28mm Welsh army is bowlicious. THe effect of banks of bow on a Pike army at challenge last year makes me smile even now. I think if a horse bow army outshoots you then you are not sending in enough bow!
by nickblackheart
Sun May 10, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Where to after Renaissance and Napolionic for FoG?
Replies: 6
Views: 6614

I would think if a workable set of mechanisms for Napoleonic can be found, then an "age of Musket and Horse with frilly lace bits" can be easily derived. Well, comparatively easily! Less sure about later periods, the greater emphasis upon individuality of fire, small unit tactics etc makes the Battl...
by nickblackheart
Sat May 09, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Renaissance Wars & Napoleonic Wars announ
Replies: 27
Views: 13351

hold on - just seen the press release answers the specific question on period. Sigh. Sorry :oops:
by nickblackheart
Sat May 09, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Renaissance Wars & Napoleonic Wars announ
Replies: 27
Views: 13351

I hope that it is fair to assume that all options are open for the way in which the supplements are generated. Each has advantages, to be fair. If generating a wish list - that is also likely to generate significant sales! - then I would have thought the main rules could include the forces and backg...
by nickblackheart
Fri May 08, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: BHGS Challenge 09 - results
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Mr Tai po never manages to help my scores out. The swine.

Teutonics work badly in 28mm for the avoidance of doubt. Though that might be in part because everyone else brought Pike Blocks. :cry:
by nickblackheart
Fri May 08, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: IWF - Alexandria Virginia, USA - May 22-24, 2009
Replies: 215
Views: 27873

Is this an annual event? Because it is down the road from my sisters in the States and I thought.....

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