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by Southern Hunter
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Collapse of the Successors
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Collapse of the Successors

Just a quick story about my current game. All in all I am quite pleased with it. Playing as Athens, I have taken back most of Greece and Macedon, then forced to war against Rome, took the entire Italian Peninsula. All the while I was allied to the Antigonids, who were dominating the legacy scores. T...
by Southern Hunter
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Is the type of terrain influencing the food and max population of a region ?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Is the type of terrain influencing the food and max population of a region ?

More work on balancing required I suspect. I have seen similar results...it is still pretty easy to get large pops in dodgy terrain.
by Southern Hunter
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Phalanx/Heavies defense/offense ratings
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Phalanx/Heavies defense/offense ratings

Yep, they are weird.

Troops could easily be given values for each terrain (Pikes 7 in plains, 5 in hills, etc, since the minute there is some elevation, phalangites can have problems). But the A/D ratings are very odd.
by Southern Hunter
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Grognerd's Guide to Structures, Trade Goods and the Economy updated!
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Grognerd's Guide to Structures, Trade Goods and the Economy updated!

Great work, thanks.

I note the pdf versions do not yet contain the latest work, especially World wonders. Therefore, to read this at the moment, read the thread, not the pdf.
by Southern Hunter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires “Triumph” (1.04) Update is out
Replies: 27
Views: 1589

Re: Field of Glory: Empires “Triumph” (1.04) Update is out

Looks like some really well considered updates. Look forward to trying out the cavalry changes (ugh...what will happen to my Spartans?!)
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Why do units have separate attack and defense values?
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Why do units have separate attack and defense values?

Yes, precisely. It really doesn't make any sense (as I pointed out in my thread on the battle system).
by Southern Hunter
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Slitherine acquires the Master of Magic franchise
Replies: 39
Views: 2773

Re: Slitherine acquires the Master of Magic franchise

I am old enough to remember MoM fondly. And several more recent 'knockoffs/homages' somewhat less fondly. And then we have AoW, doing all the same things rather better. Hopefully something interesting can be done with the franchise.
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Let's talk about army stacks
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Let's talk about army stacks

8 Spartiate, 8 Cretan archers. Flanks aren't a thing, so no need for cavalry or other troops (so long as you aren't in mountains or forest, etc)
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Siege factors
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Siege factors

vakarr wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:58 pm
Also check how many of your troops have the siege ability
None whatsoever (I am Sparta). I presume they still can starve them out though? OK, I don't assume, I am trying to figure it out.
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Siege factors
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Siege factors

I recently sat my Spartan army outside Athens for lots of turns. I didn't do any damage to them, they didn't seem to be in any discomfort at all. I cannot guarantee that the sea blockade was in place every turn...I was trying, but it was patchy. If there is a turn without sea blockade, does the food...
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Production user interface
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Production user interface

Pocus wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:59 pm
At least you'll get something to iterate through regions idle and with slots in the next patch...
Excellent
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Siege factors
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Siege factors

That makes perfect sense...but how do you tell that they do that?
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Siege factors
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Siege factors

IMHO, the attacker should get +1 per turn of continuous siege, representing the possibility of starving the defenders out (eventually).

Related, I cannot quite work out the role of navies in a siege. Is there one?
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Guns, Germs and Steel
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Guns, Germs and Steel

Great book. I think with some thinking about the design, and not too much fuss, improvements could be made. A mod also sounds like an interesting project.
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tactical abstract battle system
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Tactical abstract battle system

Adding:

- Remove the attack/defence stats of troops. It doesn't really make any sense as far as I see it. The strength of a hoplite phalanx was unaffected by whether it strategically moves into battle or waits for battle.
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Way too much pop growth...
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Way too much pop growth...

I agree completely. Needs a rework.
by Southern Hunter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Sparta: What is the plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Sparta: What is the plan?

Yes, I figured out that Spartiates, although heavily penalized, can absolutely take cities despite the walls. That is now my plan, once I deal with a frighteningly strong Macedonia. I have just woken up to the fact that Sparta is not the capital of Greence, Aetolia is :-( So now my troops are being ...
by Southern Hunter
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Sparta: What is the plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Sparta: What is the plan?

13obo wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Get a mercenary centre and get mercenary in infantry.
I have a mercenary centre in Greece but I still can only recruit Spartans, not mercenaries. Do you see something else?
by Southern Hunter
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tactical abstract battle system
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Tactical abstract battle system

I use the in-game battle system to resolve all battles. I quite like it, and think it presents some interesting challenges for the player to balance their troops etc. However, some things seem a little bit wrong, and it could be so much MORE interesting again with more work. Currently battles are su...

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