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by Sarmaticus
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!
Replies: 92
Views: 16757

Re: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!

I also agree that there's too much artillery available. I don't find that all available artillery is in the shop window. Quite a bit is held back in reserve - probably for a number of reasons. One reason batteries were held in reserve, other than for tactical reasons, was that in some armies batter...
by Sarmaticus
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Dragoons
Replies: 37
Views: 1519

Re: Dragoons

That depends a lot on what you call 'remounting in an emergency'. For the most part, military tactics involving 'getting the heck out of dodge' are planned and executed well.. It isn't 'oh my god, they are charging us... we're all gonna die... every man for himself'. If they get the timing wrong, t...
by Sarmaticus
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Other Artillery stuff
Replies: 36
Views: 1634

Re: Other Artillery stuff

Horse were always kept away from artillery in period. This change makes foot as easy to hit as mounted. Less incentive to keep away. Artillery deployed in first batch would mean that the player deploying second can ensure that enemy artilery has no target. What's the evidence for this. In the C19th...
by Sarmaticus
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Dragoons
Replies: 37
Views: 1519

Re: Dragoons

Wagner, "European Weapons & Warfare, 1618-1648" (1979), p.84, shows dragoon horses tied together by the reins that would have made remounting in an emergency nearly impossible. I don't see any evidence of "shoot and scoot" battlefield behaviour from dragoons in this period. I would see that as the p...
by Sarmaticus
Sat May 30, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOGN 2nd Edition
Replies: 420
Views: 52528

Re: FOGN 2nd Edition

Though numbers of batteries can be deceptive for Prussian and iirc Russians as they replaced batteries when they ran out of ammunition rather than sending caissons back and forth in the french fashion,
by Sarmaticus
Mon May 11, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOGN 2nd Edition
Replies: 420
Views: 52528

Re: FOGN 2nd Edition

Re point 7: It seems to have been the contemporary opinion that infantry were at a disadvantage in terrain, such as woods, where they had to fight cavalry. Beresina and Hanau are battles where cavalry pounced on infantry that had made that midtake. Dense forest, where cavalry and artillery couldn't ...
by Sarmaticus
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: 28mm vs 15mm
Replies: 16
Views: 4839

Re: 28mm vs 15mm

There are plenty of suppliers of 28mm buildings; often pre-coloured laser cut kits like these http://www.4ground.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=284 . I just did a Google search for 28mm wargames buildings and then was the first hit. There are ablot more.
by Sarmaticus
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Difficult and cavalry
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Difficult and cavalry

Russian Cuirassiers are armoured in the campaigns of 1812-15; unarmoured in the earlier campaigns. Prussians aren't armoured until 1815. The British don't get their cuirasses until after the peace. A pity there wasn't a general war in the next fifteen years or so when uniforms were at the peak of ex...
by Sarmaticus
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: Little Russia Grenadiers
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Little Russia Grenadiers

The flags for 1789-1815 can be bought from Warlord games in their 28mm Napoleonic Russians range.
by Sarmaticus
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: Russian Guard
Replies: 19
Views: 5583

Re: Russian Guard

Looking at your photos I might have to add some putty to the Austrian heads to get the plume a bit taller, might help make it all look a bit higher for the helmet. Victrix officer heads have helmets with larger crests so it gets a bit taller looking and I should hopefully have enough extras of thos...
by Sarmaticus
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: Troops on campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Troops on campaign

P.s. Marbot returns to this theme in his summing up of Massena's conduct in the Peninsula: "Next was the fatal mistake occasioned by the red coats of the Hanoverians. As the same had already happened at Busaco, Massena should have made them wear their grey overcoats before sending them into Onoro to...
by Sarmaticus
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Behind Field Fortifications
Replies: 45
Views: 5121

Re: Behind Field Fortifications

I think they would do both. Looking at the rules, I think the fact that you cannot charge field fortification unless you are at 1 inch represents the existence of the ditch in front of the fortification slowing down the attackers. Yet again support for the contention that we are looking a fairly su...
by Sarmaticus
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Behind Field Fortifications
Replies: 45
Views: 5121

Re: Behind Field Fortifications

Thinking again about field works you are not only throwing up a heap of earth to the front but this is also creating a lower area behind where the earth came from. John In this period, wouldn't you be creating a lower area In _front_ : a ditch? It's a matter of "remblais" and "deblais", as Christop...
by Sarmaticus
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: Troops on campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Troops on campaign

Marbot gives the following account of Fuentes d'Onoro: "Finally, to complete our disasters, our troops were thrown into disorder by a deplorable occurrence, which should have been foreseen. In Ferey's division there was a battalion of the Hanoverian legion in the French service. Their uniform was re...
by Sarmaticus
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Rules changes
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

Re: Rules changes

Anything that tended to reward deployment of artillery in cavalry country out on the wings would probably prove unwelcome to that extent. Wouldn't captors who could control guns also have the optoon of removing them instead? Probably unwanted fuss but if captured and controlled enemy guns redeemed a...
by Sarmaticus
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: "Emergency" square in rough terrain
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: "Emergency" square in rough terrain

terrys wrote: Yes! - There is no value in being partly in cover. You should always try to be either completely in cover or not at all.
That also handily deals with those instances I've cited in the past where infantry on the edge of a wood were run down by cavalry :D
by Sarmaticus
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Rules changes
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

Re: Rules changes

You have to "move" into contact with artillery to recapture it. So the face off/autoswap situation described here with 2 units in contact swapping ownership isn't quite right. So, how WOULD it play out? P&S move in and capture, Horse move in and recapture... then what? Not addressed to me but fwiw ...
by Sarmaticus
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Rules changes
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

Re: Rules changes

Yes, that does seem the simplest and best solution.
by Sarmaticus
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Rules changes
Replies: 28
Views: 6006

Re: Rules changes

Wouldn't the simplest solution be use it or lose it? Artillery that is not controlled is removed. The classic example of captured guns having an effect on a battle is perhaps Luetzen and there Swedish infantry take the road battery and sweep the Imperialist centre with it's shooting. That could stil...
by Sarmaticus
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: "Emergency" square in rough terrain
Replies: 14
Views: 2877

Re: "Emergency" square in rough terrain

In the previous threads on cavalry versus infantry in woods, I posted a couple of instances of this interaction. In both, inability to form square in forests that would be Rough and Cover in FOGN terms meant disaster for the infantry. It was clear that military opinion of the day regarded placing in...

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