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by vakarr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 60
Views: 8095

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

MarkShot wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:28 pm
It was the difference between discussing the capabilities of an HMG, and where to deploy if for greatest affect within an entire defensive position.
Starts trying to work out what FOG unit a HMG is.... :roll: :oops: :mrgreen:
by vakarr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: What good are fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: What good are fleets?

In Ancient times, pirates were a problem that raises cost so you can use fleet to chase pirates and secure trades routes or even raid enemies trade routes for extra income ( like some total war ). Pirates are generated by independent coastal nations at various places on the map. Depending on your n...
by vakarr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: What good are fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: What good are fleets?

If you are laying siege to a coastal town, you need a fleet to be next to it or the siege won't work, food etc will get in. If the town has two sea exits (eg Rhodes), you have to put a fleet in each sea area. If you conquer a coastal region but don't destroy the army, the remnants will attempt to es...
by vakarr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Rebuilding world wonders
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Rebuilding world wonders

So I have conquered the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Tower of Babel. Both say it might be possible to rebuild these crumbling structures. Any hints as to how to achieve this?
by vakarr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Best garrison troops?
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Best garrison troops?

If you are being raided, cavalry and light horse seem to be best at preventing raids. It doesn't seem to matter how big the defending force, eventually a "huge raid" will occur and the enemy will succeed (even if you have a palisade - need better fortifications as well). However having cavalry of so...
by vakarr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: How does raid work?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: How does raid work?

Yes raiding is the prime source of income for tribal nations. took me quite a while to work out that to do it, all you do is put an army next to the target and click "raid" - don't tell it to move anywhere.
by vakarr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FOGE : diplomacy overhaul and upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: FOGE : diplomacy overhaul and upgrade

As far as colonies are concerned I think you should be allowed to exchange soldiers for population and leave them behind to form a military colony. This was done by Alexander and the Romans. The restrictions would be: 1. only veteran or wounded soldiers can be left behind - so troops with 3 stars or...
by vakarr
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: FOGE : diplomacy overhaul and upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: FOGE : diplomacy overhaul and upgrade

So when you have a empty province near your territory you need to colonize it to be able to assimilated . You can colonize a limited number of provinces and need to be ajencent to a develloped enough cities . Armies passing through wilderness provinces should suffer heavy attrition. This should slo...
by vakarr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Too much money?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Too much money?

All I have to do, is build a few units - to find myself short of metal again, probably as I don't worry too much about the size of my armies so I'm only increasing metal by 180 per turn. I remember on my first try at playing this game that metal figures did go through the roof so perhaps it depends ...
by vakarr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: How to get archers for Rome
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: How to get archers for Rome

Crete (ie Rhodes) has the best archers but you can also get them in Bithynia, Paphlagonia, Cilicia, Pontus, and Colchis (these are all light infantry archers with the "mountain" ability). You can get slingers in Thracia and Illyria.
by vakarr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Too much money?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Too much money?

I remember thinking I had too much money and what use is it anyway... until I had a rebellion or another state attacked me, and then I was offered a decision that cost 17,000 gold. Now I have 27,000 and I'm wondering what decision will be offered to me that costs that much! I have a large empire and...
by vakarr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: "Wack a mole" behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: "Wack a mole" behavior

there's also a decision that allows you to recruit mercenaries from neighbouring tribes - costs 1000 and instantly puts you into debt and other money troubles but can get you lots of troops when you are in a desperate situation
by vakarr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: How is food and infrastructure distributed in a province?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: How is food and infrastructure distributed in a province?

Do these calculations include loyalty effects? If loyalty is at 55% then you only get 55% production etc.
by vakarr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:32 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

There is a Palace Guard building that you can build, I think it's level 3 though. It increases your siege defence so it appears if you assault the capital amongst the defenders, which can happen in a FOG2 battle in the right circumstances.
by vakarr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Which provincial units are really unique?
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Which provincial units are really unique?

I would like to see elephants get the siege bonus as they were quite useful in a siege. I haven't seen what happens in the Indian regions but perhaps there Indian elephants should get a provincial bonus to distinguish them from the smaller African/Syrian forest elephants
by vakarr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Manpower and slaves
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Manpower and slaves

My manpower is at 11,168, has been over 10,000 for a long time, and is increasing at +1,671 per turn. There is no use for this manpower except for the occasional decision to exchange a few for money or the occasional unit build. Would be nice if there was a decision or other use for it like sell it ...
by vakarr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Which provincial units are really unique?
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Which provincial units are really unique?

Maybe give provincial units a bonus for fighting in their home province. That'll give an incentive for players to use local forces in combating threats, as happened historically. Many already get that. For instance, units hired in the steppes get the steppe bonus, while those hired in the desert ge...
by vakarr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Praise and a Question
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Praise and a Question

Look at the previous Field of Glory Army list books to see what might be coming in the future, they included the whole medieval period and everything up to the Fall of Constantinople
by vakarr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Skirmish Troops vs. Fragmented Units
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Skirmish Troops vs. Fragmented Units

{This is part of the war on light troops i.e. the progressive reduction in their capabilities but...} if they are not in combat you can shoot with them and possibly cause the fragmented troops to at least stay fragmented or shooting might be enough to cause a rout if it's a standing still shot by a ...
by vakarr
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:31 am
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

All factions get a palace guard if they have the right building/fortification of their capital- and I've had to fight against them - it was superior hoplites (if an ordinary state) or superior pikes (if a diadochi or similar).

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