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by tonymcenery
Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Dyrrachion, 1081 AD
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Hi - done. Map reoriented. Took the opportunity to do a few edits. BTW - the curve of the bay is much more shallow in reality. I have made it something of a hairpin to get it to fit on the map. It does not effect gameplay at all (though if ever FOG introduces boats it might!). If you want to field t...
by tonymcenery
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Dyrrachion, 1081 AD
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Yes, I see what you mean. The disadvantage of this for the Normans is that when they rout, they rout towards the sea! In fairness they did do this in the real battle, so perhaps it is not such a strong objection. I will get around to turning the map as suggested. Am doing Ayn Jalut at the moment and...
by tonymcenery
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Dyrrachion, 1081 AD
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Thanks Pete - am chuffed!
by tonymcenery
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Battle of Wakefield, 1460
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Agreed - am working in 'Ain-Jalut at the moment. That drips with what-ifs! Will take a leaf or two from your book on how to deal with them.
by tonymcenery
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Battle of Stoke Field 1487 AD
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

A battle I was ignorant of - certainly enjoyable though, thanks.
by tonymcenery
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Battle of Wakefield, 1460
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Great - will play with the parameters as you suggest. As you say, though, conditional 'fixing and release' of units would be great.
by tonymcenery
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Sources for scenarios . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Yep, I can see that would be very useful! One thing I meant to mention about sources is Google Earth. On the rare occassion that we know the site of a battle (well, rough site of a battle - let's remember how Bosworth Field shifted a fair distance recently) , a quick look at Google Earth when design...
by tonymcenery
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Battle of Wakefield, 1460
Replies: 6
Views: 561

I enjoyed this - though I can see that you would want the coinditional features being discussed. Things ease up considerably for the Lancastrians here without them. BTW - I meant to say that all of the names in your WotR battles really reminded me of how much I used to enjoy playing Kingmaker years ...
by tonymcenery
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Sources for scenarios . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Some primary sources can be useful - especially if you have multiple primary sources available, from both sides. Then you can sort of 'average out' to get a plausible result (as far as I can see, that is what most historians have to do!). There are some primary resources that are very helpful - batt...
by tonymcenery
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Myriokephalon, 1176 AD
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Thanks! Hope they while away an hour or two!

P.S. I live right opposite Lancaster castle, so I play the Wars of the Roses scenarios with interest ....
by tonymcenery
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Myriokephalon, 1176 AD
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Myriokephalon, 1176 AD

LATEST VERSION - NOTE The link at the end of this message updates the game, a few unit changes, but largely changed as a result of the northern pass being widenend to two hexes in width. Have altered default retreat directions, though folk are free to fiddle with those as they wish. Original message...
by tonymcenery
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Dorylaeum, 1097 AD
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Dorylaeum, 1097 AD

Hi Folks, the second scenario as promised. This one is Dorylaeum. As I have discussed elsewhere, this scenario starts as the Turkish ambush goes wrong. They have the Crusader vanguard surrounded, believing it to be the main Crusader army. It is not. That is just coming into view behind them, followi...
by tonymcenery
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Dyrrachion, 1081 AD
Replies: 25
Views: 2027

Dyrrachion, 1081 AD

Hi Folks, as promised to a couple of you, the first of three scenarios I am working on. This reworks the Durrazo scenario from Swords and Scimitars. That one seems to balance game play by having lots of Varangians - in reality there were just not that many Varangians. This scenario is a set up much ...
by tonymcenery
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Re-creating history . . . or making a good wargame?
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Yes, conditional rules would be fun - right there with you on that one! Until then, we will have to work our way around things ....
by tonymcenery
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Re-creating history . . . or making a good wargame?
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

In Myriokephalon I have set up the ambush at the moment when the ambush begins and have used broken ground to make sure that the intervention by Byzantine forces close by is not too switft. This is quite fine - there was a lot of broken ground in the area historically anyway. Also, the Byzantines ha...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Re-creating history . . . or making a good wargame?
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

It certainly would - you could do a nice series of scnearios for the First Crusade, for example - maybe Dorylaeum, Antioch and Ascalon, for example. The campaigns of Alexius Comnenus would be ripe for that approach too as that poor guy basically took on all comers for his whole reign! It would be gr...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Re-creating history . . . or making a good wargame?
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Yes, I am working on a 'Byzantine Trilogy' - Doryleum, Dyracchion and Myriokephalon. Just tweaking the last one at the moment. Will try to post them up as a Christmas present to all! All of them interestingly involve ambushes - two failed and one succesful. Getting the succesful ambushes right is mu...
by tonymcenery
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Re-creating history . . . or making a good wargame?
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Your scenarios certainly do that - and that is what I think we should be doing. Giving a flavour of what happened while making a cracking good game which plays well. Am just working out a Myriokephalon scenario - I am having to imagine quite a bit of the order of battle for the reasons you outline. ...
by tonymcenery
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Re-creating history . . . or making a good wargame?
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Well, it is just a game - the historical factors cannot be fully recreated in it. However, you can strive to get some of the basics right - names of commanders, numbers of men (roughly) and types of units. But no matter how accurate these are, you are not recreating history as such. It is also terri...
by tonymcenery
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Manicheans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Well enjoy! It has some remarkable bits of writing in it. The account of Alexius' escape after Durazzo is thrilling stuff, for example. Her commetary on the Crusaders is well worth a read too - especially her description of Bohemond (talk about love/hate ..... :) )

Tony

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