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by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Manicheans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Yep - there is a nice little bit on the Manicheans in the Alexiad. Anna basically says that the Byzantines conquered them, the moved them to the north of Thrace to keep the trans-Danubian raiders at bay. They were a source of trouble though - but a good source of troops, however. She talks about the...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Thought so - will keep digging on Arbaq then. It is a nice little battle,

Tony
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Arbaq

Have had a tought time finding out more about this battle - is it fictitious? Anyway, here is my best shot at re-writing the text of it: Ahmad, the Emir of Iraq, also known as Mu'izz al-Daula, usually relied on his Dailami infantry to win battles. On this occasion, however, he seemed to doubt their ...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Antioch again and a minor quibble

In the battle outside Antioch, the Muslim forces are labelled as 'Turkey'. As Turkey did not exist at this point, it is probably best to just label the units Seljuk as per theset up screen for the battle. In the River Indus scenario - there are two full stops after 'outflanked the Kwarizmians'. One ...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Scenario Design
Topic: Manicheans?
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

The Byzantines sometimes formed heretics into military units to fight in battles. It was one way of dealing with heretics. This is why they are present at Durazzo. At other times Christian heretics sided with the enemies of the Byzantines - so Kilij Arslan had Paulician foot soldiers fighting with h...
by tonymcenery
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Antioch

In the battle of Antioch, Crusader forces are labelled as 'Kingdom of Jerusalem'. This is wrong - the Kingdom had not been established at this point. An easy fix is to replace Kingdom of Jerusalem with Crusader.
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Arsouf

Sorry guys! Just noticed - my text for Arsouf above is actually the text I wrote for Hattin. The text for Arsouf below: After capturing Acre, Richard I of England marched the crusader army south towards Jaffa, with the plan to take the port and use it as a staging post for an attack on Jerusalem. Sa...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Dysert O'Dea

Suggested text: The Scots leader Robert the Bruce's failed invasion of Ireland severely weakened the English position in that country. As a result, the Irish rebelled. This battle, fought between the Norman lord Richard de Clare and the Irish O'Deas in the old kingdom of Thomond, started started bad...
by tonymcenery
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

OK! Glad it is helpful. I will do a few more. Cheers,

Tony
by tonymcenery
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Another one: Manzikert: The Emperor Romanus Diogenes IV raised a large, but poorly trained, army to attack Turkish forces encroaching on the Byzantine Empire's eastern territories. When Romanus finally met the Turks in battle at Manzikert they withdrew, refusing engagement, throughout the day. All t...
by tonymcenery
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Tech Support
Topic: Text improvements
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Text improvements

Just bought Swords and Scimitars .... marvelous game. But the written descriptions of the battles are a little error prone. My corrections below if anyone from Slitherine would like to use them. May get round to sending up further corrections if folk think these are useful. Arsouf should read: Salad...
by tonymcenery
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Old Beta Test
Topic: Agincourt
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Got the AI going again by saving the game then opening it back up. Time started again!
by tonymcenery
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Old Beta Test
Topic: Agincourt
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Oh - another issues with Agincourt. On turn 12 of a game (I was winning - isn't it always the same) the AI gave up the ghost. The system says it is taking the AI turn, but nothing is happening. I can scroll around the map, though the movement is jerky. Otherwise time has paused on the field of Aginc...
by tonymcenery
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Old Beta Test
Topic: Agincourt
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Agincourt

Great fun to play, but two problems with the gameplay from an historical perspective, I think. Firstly, the cavalry pass happily through the woods. The whole point of the positions was that the cavalry could not outflank the English in that position. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, the Frenc...

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