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by MikeC_81
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

I quickly set up a test scenario, just to see how effective Cataphracts are against Irregular Foot and Raw Legionaries in FOG2. I had 10 cataphracts pitted against 10 Raw Legionaries, and another 10 cataphracts against 10 Irregular foot all in open terrain. I ran it through once, and I know that is...
by MikeC_81
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

Shock cavalry against medium foot does seem underwhelming regardless though. I mean irregular foot losing only 1 in 5 times on impact seems a bit low
by MikeC_81
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 148
Views: 5216

Re: Moving through a ZOC

I am afraid I do not agree. In a "Real Time" game the "trapped unit" would probably not sit still and let itself be trapped in the first place! It would if the the player maneuvers them in such a spot. Which is what is represented here. A unit that is in the midst of being trapped is allowed to esc...
by MikeC_81
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 148
Views: 5216

Re: Moving through a ZOC

I am afraid I do not agree. In a "Real Time" game the "trapped unit" would probably not sit still and let itself be trapped in the first place! It would if the the player maneuvers them in such a spot. Which is what is represented here. A unit that is in the midst of being trapped is allowed to esc...
by MikeC_81
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 148
Views: 5216

Re: Moving through a ZOC

I think a cohesion test to escape these situations seems reasonable. Or coding it so that the unit can either do nothing or charge the unit to its front I dislike being able to escape the situation at all, CT test or no. If you could escape, then there is no reason why we couldn't have units pass t...
by MikeC_81
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Moving through a ZOC
Replies: 148
Views: 5216

Re: Moving through a ZOC

This was discovered a few betas ago, either in RoP or AoB. Ludendorf and I reported it and it was declared a feature and not a bug. The situation was rare enough that we didn't press further. I am in total agreement with others though, who believe this is more of a rules loophole that needs to be cl...
by MikeC_81
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting
Replies: 20
Views: 1299

Re: Arrows vs Armour: Agincourt Myth Busting

Absolutely fantastic video. I was shocked at how little resistance riveted mail provided on the shot that slipped under the plate. Even though they shot at the plate at the central bulge there was still denting at close range. One thing that surprised me was the cloth doublet worn over the plate pro...
by MikeC_81
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

This is bizarre. The Cats should have 50 PoA differential on the Irr Foot on Impact and that should translate to 28-30% win rate on impact. But empirically all mounted units with a +50 PoA advantage convert about 3-5% lower in win rate than they should. This was tested by me on the 1.18 build this m...
by MikeC_81
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pike POA table Question
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Pike POA table Question

These are indeed stacking modifiers. Within the game, the 2nd PoA modifier is known as "deep pike". It is also important to note that unlike other PoA modifiers in the game, this one is unique to close combat troops in that they degrade with casualties. Deep Pike is actually 100 PoA x % strength of ...
by MikeC_81
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented

No, infantry gets full impact PoA if defending the charge vs shock cavalry. They get nothing if they are attacking.
by MikeC_81
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Superior pikes charger lancers - and become Fragmented

If I understand what you are saying, Pikes charged Lancers? Pikes get 0 PoA vs lancers when attacking without the 4th rank
by MikeC_81
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 64
Views: 9543

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

Hi, glad you enjoyed it. If you can convince RBS to make a good replay system I could be enticed to make more. Unfortunately, as it stands, for me to do a video, it requires close to 50 gigs of recorded video per game, which I then have to edit. It is brutally time-consuming and I am a very active p...
by MikeC_81
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions

I am not a fan of anything that just extends the game because the differential between players is too close ( ie the 59- 59 example mentioned). A single shot from an out of ammo skirmisher can auto rout the steadiest unit. Changing the victory condition to need a 5% etc difference doesn’t extinguis...
by MikeC_81
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Archers too weak

We know that arrowfire alone was more than capable of turning back attacks large and small. If so then why did English used difficult terrain and field fortifications? If the firepower was enough to drive the opponents off they wouldn't need them. If English longbowmen really had such firepower how...
by MikeC_81
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)
Replies: 1137
Views: 61367

Re: Revised army lists for Season 6 . . .

Do you anticipate that the armies will be restricted to allies that fall primarily in the same time period? ie Arab City 300AD can potentially pick Sassanid 591 AD - 628 AD as allies. Do you consider allies are 'part of the kit' or do allies have to conform to the same time period rules?
by MikeC_81
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)
Replies: 1137
Views: 61367

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

A super small request. Could you post the year of the armies chosen in the FoG2DL archive? Even if it is just the starting year if space is a problem? I noticed that season 5 did not have them. Thanks!
by MikeC_81
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Archers too weak

English Longbows could defeat riveted mail of common quality at 80 yards or under assuming proper poundage of the bow firing the correct ammunition. You are assuming quite a lot of things here. What is a "common" quality of chainmail? What is proper poundage? How can we assume that longbows could d...
by MikeC_81
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Archers too weak

Without getting too much into how a good longbow folded over a thousand times can cut through solid steel, if you make longbowmen a superior massed 'bow' unit with 50% swordsmen, you will get very authentic results when shooting and charging mounted knights in rough/swamp-tile as happened at Agincou...
by MikeC_81
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Archers too weak

But the question is, what exactly is advertised? And how depict that in the game? The truth is that English longbowmen were deployed and used in a very specific manner against very specific enemies. When deployed against the French they relied on field fortifications and protection from friendly me...
by MikeC_81
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Archers too weak

The record is pretty clear on the English Longbow in the Hundred's Years war during open battle. Whenever they have a chance to pre-position defensive works and can entice an opponent to attack, their record is nearly flawless and their effect was as good as advertised. There are written accounts th...

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