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by vakarr
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 60
Views: 8086

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

Well against elite Roman legionaries there's not a lot you can do, as they seem able to ignore any terrain in their path. I won a game against Thracians despite the Thracians occupying a hill and woods because of the way the elite legionaries (admittedly with a fair bit of luck) were able to carve a...
by vakarr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 60
Views: 8086

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

Well if only there was a doctorate in Medieval Total War 2... anyway I have my historical novel to write, at least
by vakarr
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 60
Views: 8086

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

Part 2 is here: https://youtu.be/JhFXYfWaXIk Part 3 is here: https://youtu.be/IbN1RQH8lro No some of my friends in Thracology gave me an honorary "Dr" title but I did it all the wrong way round - publish before apply for PhD - so never got to the professor part. Found a new word in a thesis by the C...
by vakarr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Guide to the Thracian armies
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Guide to the Thracian armies

And the Third part https://youtu.be/IbN1RQH8lro
by vakarr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Guide to the Thracian armies
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Guide to the Thracian armies

And here's the second part: https://youtu.be/JhFXYfWaXIk
by vakarr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Guide to the Thracian armies
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Guide to the Thracian armies

Five extra Thracian lists were added with the last update, so I thought a brief guide to the 16 Thracian or slightly Thracian armies was in order. Here's the first part of three: https://youtu.be/b4o4sVejiS4
by vakarr
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 60
Views: 8086

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

I have created a brief guide to the Thracian armies in Field of Glory 2. Five were added in the last update, making a total of 16 (including the slightly Thracian lists). Here's the first of the series of three: https://youtu.be/b4o4sVejiS4
by vakarr
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers?
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Armored Horse Archers?

You mean like this? I was playing a beta test game of FOG:E where the Pontic army attacked me in a region which could only be reached in time by shooty cavalry (mostly of the half can shoot type) - despite being outnumbered and faced by a line of heavy spear foot, I was able to defeat it Screen_0000...
by vakarr
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers?
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Armored Horse Archers?

they may not turn around as easily as light horse but If their morale is good enough and you keep them out of charge reach, they can withdraw without becoming disrupted
by vakarr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: So health bonus has a ceiling: 65%.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: So health bonus has a ceiling: 65%.

But you get other benefits from healthcare buildings such as the hospital - improved recovery from wounds (never seems to be in the right place to do this though); sewerage - a free extra slot, etc
by vakarr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: A couple newbie questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: A couple newbie questions?

Converting ethnicities only happens for citizens doesn't it? So you have to get slaves, convert them to citizens (via a decision) then convert them to your ethnicity that way?
by vakarr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: When can I absorb my client states?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: When can I absorb my client states?

I had one for more than 50 turns, he had two islands and gave me the rest of his territory, as well as paying me a pittance every now and again. Best way is simply to invade them - but there is a diplomatic cost, ie you get a minus on your diplomacy attempts for the way your have previously treated ...
by vakarr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Interview with Philippe, Lead Designer of FOG Empires
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Interview with Philippe, Lead Designer of FOG Empires

Have you done one with Richard as well?
by vakarr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented

Wow! Thanks for that, I had to read the explanation twice but that is really interesting, explains why the AI was reluctant to charge the lancers. In my previous game I had a town militia unit (raw hoplites) vs lancers. The lancers sat facing the hoplites without charging them despite being superior...
by vakarr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented

Really? That is interesting! Same if the lancers charge the pikes?
by vakarr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented

Hi, I was playing a FOG Empires battle where the defenders had two Palace Guard units that were superior pikes with a general attached. I shot at them with one or two slinger units every turn for about five turns without every disrupting them - but by keeping supporting units facing them from differ...
by vakarr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Greek units should be able to recruit a Superior Infantry unit
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Greek units should be able to recruit a Superior Infantry unit

I just had a fight with a client nation that consisted of only two regions, and its capital was unfortified, yet when I attacked the capital it had a Palace Guard that consisted of two superior pike units. Possibly the 0-2 difference in our generals helped. I attacked with what I thought was a doom ...
by vakarr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 60
Views: 8086

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

MarkShot wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:11 am
Yes, one HMG 42 would have made quick work of those close order formations! As far as I know, The Ballista did not cause an entire formation to drop and hug the ground for dear life.
Except in Gladiator or the Total War series...
by vakarr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Message re: unable to maintain logistics, degraded weapons and armour
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Message re: unable to maintain logistics, degraded weapons and armour

Check the build screen for each unit - you require more than just money to maintain units, depending on what they are. Plus they need food, which is taken out of the region where they are situated, and/or one next to it.
by vakarr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Experience enhancing military buildings
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Experience enhancing military buildings

Some don't just provide a plus to experience - some provide extra equipment, or infrastructure. Deleting them takes several turns and gives a loyalty penalty. If you get a rebellion you may need them later depending on how your country splits

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