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by nikgaukroger
Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Metric verses imperial
Replies: 49
Views: 22383

The base size issue isn't politics it's a case of being sensible when dealing with your potential customer base. Trust me, if you were looking at rebasing many thousands of bases of figures you would realise why. Like most gamers with such a collection I wouldn't touch a set of rules that required m...
by nikgaukroger
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Metric verses imperial
Replies: 49
Views: 22383

However, in 2006 it does look rather dated and a bit silly.
by nikgaukroger
Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Updated Design Philosophy
Replies: 15
Views: 7827

Bahdahbum,

I can assure you that we in the UK have heard no more about this than you with the exception of the "hello we're here" ad in the Britcon publication.
by nikgaukroger
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shock Troops - replacement concept for impulsive
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

If the milites were the rear guard then they would be outside charge range of the emeny so not required to test for control. In AoW they make a good rear guard - they are more maneuverable, and can provide rear support where they wouldn't receive it if the units were reversed. Alan, the rearguard a...
by nikgaukroger
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shock Troops - replacement concept for impulsive
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

I think it should be that you charge if you PASS the CMT - 'A' class knights with a general and friends behind should be more likely to charge uncontrolably than 'D' class knights with a threatend flank. Alan, take a look at battles like Arsouf - the better milites, in this case the military orders...
by nikgaukroger
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shock Troops - replacement concept for impulsive
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Wonderful, just wonderful :D :D :D
by nikgaukroger
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Med French vs Med German 13/10
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

A couple of crossbow/cavalry interactions that spring to mind. Han period Chinese - foot crossbowmen are pretty much able to hold off steppe type cavalry with their shooting unless their ammunition runs aout. So your probably looking at Average, MF, Drilled, Protected, Crossbow, -, - troops against ...
by nikgaukroger
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: No record keeping? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

Just thinking I didn't acknowledge a point made by Jez. If these rules look too much like WRG 7th they will be a turn off for a lot of people who didn't like 7th and those that did like it will be playing Warrior anyway so probably aren't a target audience.
by nikgaukroger
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: No record keeping? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

I think to say that none of the mechanisms from WRG 7th could not be useful is an over simplification. Rules sets generally work or don't work because of the way the various mechanisms they employ mesh and operate together. The individual mechanisms may be fine but the whole could be awful. I don't ...
by nikgaukroger
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Metric verses imperial
Replies: 49
Views: 22383

Compared to a lot of American muck that is passed of as beer we actually get beer for our money :wink:
by nikgaukroger
Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: No record keeping? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

As the game has units made up of elements I think it should be easy to have the positioning of the elements within the unit as a method of doing this wouldn't you?

A la WRG 7th if you like.
by nikgaukroger
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Metric verses imperial
Replies: 49
Views: 22383

However, when actually playing a game all you (effectively) use is a stick with marks on it at various intervals. Whether these intervals are metric or imperial makes next to no practical difference during play. That said IMO the rules are probably best published with metric as the primary unit of m...
by nikgaukroger
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Army Lists
Replies: 24
Views: 14568

OK, not relevant to AoW but I suspect that the army you are looking for is covered by the DBM Morean Byzantine list - the one on the page after the Pally Byzantine.
by nikgaukroger
Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Starter Kit ??!
Replies: 1
Views: 2617

I'm sure that when the rules appear there will be players at clubs with armies they can lend you to try things out.
by nikgaukroger
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Scale and Basing
Replies: 53
Views: 21924

Correct. However, looking at the initial blurb on AoW there will be whole element removal as a mechanism to reduce the effectiveness of units over time.
by nikgaukroger
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: General historical musing - the missing 1800 years...
Replies: 5
Views: 4458

I'm guessing that Bubastis is a name given to the battle represented on the Narmur palette by somebody somewhere. I don't believe it is common usage as to my knowledge there is no evidence as to where this took place. Even the date is only based on the estmated age of the palette IIRC. However, to a...
by nikgaukroger
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Scale and Basing
Replies: 53
Views: 21924

60mm is the standard for 25mm DBM, although some people think it should be 80mm due to current figure size.

Warmaster uses 40mm frontages apart from "shock" troops who are 20mm - WMA is usually played in 10mm.

WAB uses a 20mm frontage per figure usually.
by nikgaukroger
Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Scale and Basing
Replies: 53
Views: 21924

Can I also suggest some statement ASAP about some of the more unusual troop types - I'm coming from DBM here. I've already been asked at Britcon whether the Alexandrian Imperial experimental phalanx will be represented by DBM Bw(X)/(O) DBE in the Art of War rules. The player in question wants to do ...
by nikgaukroger
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Scale and Basing
Replies: 53
Views: 21924

Sorry, last post was me but I forgot to log in :oops:

Nik

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