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by nikgaukroger
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Veteran Legionnaires texture
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

Re: Veteran Legionnaires texture

JaM2013 wrote: and btw, Segmented armor finds were actually quite common in places where only Auxilia was garrisoned, so its absolutely not true that it was reserved only for Roman troops..
The Auxilia were Roman troops but not usually Roman citizens :D
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Veteran Legionnaires texture
Replies: 16
Views: 1538

Re: Veteran Legionnaires texture

historically, Lorica Hamata was used thorought entire Roman time period, while Segmentata was quite limited to just 50 years.. Longer than 50 years, probably about 3 centuries from the late C1stBC to late C3rdAD. besides, Hamata was considered better armor than segmented armor, which was considered...
by nikgaukroger
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Attack! 2018 - confirmation
Replies: 20
Views: 3451

Re: Attack! 2018 - confirmation

Bookings can now be made via the website here:

http://www.ddwg.org.uk/attack-2018-comp ... ition.html
by nikgaukroger
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: FoG:AM v3 Lost Lists
Replies: 32
Views: 4052

Re: FoG:AM v3 Lost Lists

Well I think the Amorite would be something like this:

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Lists for external allies might need doing.
by nikgaukroger
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Points Values
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Points Values

Scandal :shock:
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: FoG:AM v3 Lost Lists
Replies: 32
Views: 4052

Re: FoG:AM v3 Lost Lists

Hi Nik This thread is starting to fill those unfortunate holes..... I'm glad you have done the Neo Babylonians. Any chance for the earlier Babylonian armies? Hammurabi maybe, or the Kassites, or all those rebellions against the Assyrians? Remind me which lists these were originally. In Lost Scrolls...
by nikgaukroger
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Late Roman infantry bows
Replies: 38
Views: 3077

Re: Late Roman infantry bows

What exactly are you referring to with Sarmatians? I feel like that if a unit in the game has bows, it should also be able to use those bows in similar manner to other units that have bows. Units that should historically have bows should have bows. A fair enough view IMO. Whilst personally I am mor...
by nikgaukroger
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Late Roman infantry bows
Replies: 38
Views: 3077

Re: Late Roman infantry bows

Personally I think having bows and not being able to use them is much more glaringly unrealistic than not having non-functioning bows for uncertain historical reasons. Presumably you feel the same way about Sarmatians, etc. as well? Personally I'm with Richard that having them as shooters would be ...
by nikgaukroger
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

I read that as being, in game terms, a break off rather than evading. The "with difficulty maintain a close contest man to man" part suggests to me that the withdrawal is a result of hand to hand fighting and not a response to a charge. There is also another battle of Julian's where the Persians are...
by nikgaukroger
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

kilroy1 wrote:
The Late Sasanian Army by James Howard-Johnston
https://www.academia.edu/4385959/Late_Sasanian_army

kilroy
Howard-Johnston is very good IMO, much better than Farrohk. Wish he'd do more - or at least that his stuff was more easily accessible or cheaper :shock:
by nikgaukroger
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Disappearance of the Armoured Hoplites?
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: Disappearance of the Armoured Hoplites?

Whilst there was a lightening of the average armour level of the hoplite over time,in game the change is as much about getting the interaction with contemporary troops as it is a reflection of the changes. The hoplite is still well equipped and could easily have remained as Armoured if the interacti...
by nikgaukroger
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

Out of interest what is your view on Kaveh Farrokh's new book from last year The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians ? I'm slowly reading my way through it and so far he portrays them slightly differently from the usual wargaming lists (I spent all my money on mini kickstarters so no dlc yet)....
by nikgaukroger
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

Didn't the Sassanid's also employ the dual armed armored cavalry at some point? Well it is certainly a possibility, though IIRC the only depictions of dual-armed cavalry are depictions of kings. I think that the spahbed seals from the late Sasanid period may show double armed cavalry but it depends...
by nikgaukroger
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

After what i have read about the sassanid army, the armorded horse archers represents the Dehqan ingame? But they are missing a lance in this case. I think you are basing your view of the deqhan cavalry from Tabari's description of equipment from Khusrau I's reign. Setting aside the whole question ...
by nikgaukroger
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

Or are we inventing a false distinction where there wasn't one? Well wargamers, IMO, do quite a bit of that in order to create variety between armies - we prefer more rather than few troop types :) Just because Sassanids (apparently) did not evade in some battles does not necessarily mean they were...
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

Yes, ghilman were shower shooters, but did they evade? They certainly seem to have done so against the crusaders. True. Perhaps I'm being pessimistic about where it'd go. Random thought - did steppe type armoured horse archers shower shoot? Are there 3 types here? 1. Fairly static shower shooters. ...
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

also I suspect because the issue came up during list writing and by that time the rules were pretty finalised. Mainly this, I suspect. Of course this begs the question of whether this should apply (if it should apply at all) to later Sassanid armies, or even to Samanid armies. Indeed it does. I hav...
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

In game their tendency to evade from Roman infantry is pretty contrary to Ammianus' accounts. Precisely which passages of Ammianus are you referring to? I guess mainly the one where the Persians are first pushed back and then run away as if their armour were red hot - also Maranga I think. I know w...
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

In game their tendency to evade from Roman infantry is pretty contrary to Ammianus' accounts.
by nikgaukroger
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armored Horse Archers
Replies: 38
Views: 2690

Re: Armored Horse Archers

If the Sassanids did not evade, they would be pretty much the only horse archers throughout recorded history who didn't. Well they do have a lot of fans who think they are somewhat *special* :twisted: The non-evading is pretty consistent with the accounts in Theophylact Simocatta on Maurkios' wars....

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