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by nyczar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)
Replies: 107
Views: 3998

Re: PBEM server maintenance notice (October 12)

I play out of the US, FOG2. Each of my turns is either taking from 1-3 minutes to send or they fail. for those that fail, When I cancel out, I then find the turn has sent and it is in my opponent's cue. In the latter case, have my turns been sent accurately?
by nyczar
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

Have any of these ideas been considered for testing? Season 9 is upon us and I am getting prescription opioids to numb the pain when I suffer, and to hide the shame when I execute, fall back blocking gamey play. I'm already feeling bad that our games are going to be a pain filled experience for you...
by nyczar
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

Have any of these ideas been considered for testing? Season 9 is upon us and I am getting prescription opioids to numb the pain when I suffer, and to hide the shame when I execute, fall back blocking gamey play.
by nyczar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Late Antiquity is full, reserve places only . . .
Replies: 65
Views: 2258

Re: Late Antiquity recruitment is now open . . .

I am in armies to follow.

List choices:

1 Scots-Irish 50BC 476AD
2 Indian 320-545 AD
3. Jewish Revolt
4. Dacian 50-88AD with Sarmatian Allies

(Armies checked 26/9, OK, Season 8: Roman/Frankish - stockwellpete)
by nyczar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Dustbin
Replies: 15387
Views: 567955

Re: Biblical recruitment is now open . . .

I am in, thanks

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by nyczar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: Classical Antiquity is full, reserve places only . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 2265

Re: Classical Antiquity recruitment is now open . . .

I'm in armies to follow

Army List Choices:

1. Pyrrhic 280-275 BC with Samnite 355-272 BC
2. Samnite 355-272 BC with Gallic 300-101 BC
3 Spanish (Sertorius) 80-70 BC
4 Ptolemaic 55-30 BC

(Armies checked 26/9, OK, Season 8: Spartan/Roman - stockwellpete)
by nyczar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)
Replies: 1790
Views: 99358

Re: The Rally Point (discussion, questions and some highbrow philosophising)

Pete, I think you missed this part of desertedfox's post, In one game this tourney I had crazy good defensive positions, my opponent suggested I come out of it to fight in the open, where I pointed out to him I would be slaughtered. I asked for a map reset and desertedfox said no. Don't both player...
by nyczar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Modding
Topic: Alternative Gameplay Mod
Replies: 54
Views: 2505

Re: Alternative Gameplay Mod

I am also doubtful as to the historical accuracy of the typical in game (mod or vanilla) use of lancers to walk up to infantry and stand there waiting to be charged. I suspect that it is a kind of unintended artifact of the various rules and POA matchups that more veteran players noticed, and then ...
by nyczar
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Dustbin
Replies: 15387
Views: 567955

Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Division A

nyczar - Roman 425-492 AD with Frankish 260-495 AD allies defeats XLegione - Roman 197-284 AD with Arab 312 BC-299 AD allies 41%-16%
by nyczar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

The first time it was used against me, it felt wrong and aggravated me. Soon I realized the tactic was becoming common and I joined the bandwagon. Now, I just see it as a normal and expected part of the game. Doesn't bother me anymore. I do it as well because I must to play competitively. That I ha...
by nyczar
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

I do not really understand why it needs changing. It is annoying of course when opponents find ways to get an advantage, but that is the nature of a game and I think it is perfectly possible to rationalise what happens. Also I think that there are armies that need this tactic in order to have a cha...
by nyczar
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

Ah, how simple and elegant....if a unit is blocked from falling back it disengages and simply stays in its square..Are there issue with a fix like this? Is it a major coding challenge?
by nyczar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Alternative Gameplay Mod Tournament
Replies: 210
Views: 6060

Re: Alternative Gameplay Mod Tournament

I will be happy to particpate, thanks for the invite.
by nyczar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in am my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

I try very hard not to talk in terms of historical examples or tactical knowledge because I know much less history on the FOGII time periods compared to many of you and I know nothing about how men with swords, shield, spear, horse, etc actually fought. I know we have serious historians, writers, ho...
by nyczar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Dustbin
Replies: 15387
Views: 567955

Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Division B

nyczar - Spartan 221-146 BC with Roman 280-220 BC allies defeats paulmcneil - Etruscan 330–280 BC with Samnite 355-272 BC allies 44%-16%
by nyczar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in am my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

"B" = division "B" in the FOGII Digital League. I understand the potential issue with 24 point light cav being used to block fallbacks and cause cohesion checks given what I offered as a solution to the fallback blocking tactic. In the pre fallback fix days, I can imagine how a light cav blocking ta...
by nyczar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: 3218 hours in am my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

Final solution if no changes are ever made: just don’t do it, don’t ever believe a tournament or leagues rules “forces” you to do things you find to be cheesy. Its your choice how you play. Yes, I have considered this, but at my core I am a competitive person. I will use the tactic myself because t...
by nyczar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: 3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

3218 hours in and my first real game gripe- fall back blocking

I am seeing this more and more in my league play: enemy units being use to block the fallback of an engaged enemy (usually cav) unit, allowing a flanking attack by another enemy unit. I first saw this play when I entered the "B" level ranks. I disliked it when I saws it. I disliked it after I learn ...
by nyczar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: FOG2DL given clean bill of health by Slitherine review . . .
Replies: 379
Views: 11062

Re: dkalenda has been expelled from the tournament for multiple re-loading of turns during his matches . . .

The important question now is just one, Did someone from Slitherine told anything about what they intend to do about that? I think that it has to be resolved by them before the new DL start.. It is under discussion. Remember that this blew up over a weekend, so they have not had much of a chance to...
by nyczar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: FOG2DL given clean bill of health by Slitherine review . . .
Replies: 379
Views: 11062

Re: dkalenda has been expelled from the tournament for multiple re-loading of turns during his matches . . .

To be honest one of the things that I love about Pike & Shot are the melees being conducted between player turns in a random order. My dream would be that FOG2 and Pike & Shot would conduct all combat between player turns. When you launch an impact attack it doesn't resolve until all movement is fi...

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