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by MikeC_81
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Tone down Missile Troops?
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Tone down Missile Troops?

It is almost impossible to lose with Persians against Greeks when Hilly terrain is chosen. The Greeks have no chance in combat downhill in rough or difficult going and get shot to pieces if they don't close. The math doesn't seem to work out though. I mean Immortals are freakin 75 points and Sparab...
by MikeC_81
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Auto-evasion
Replies: 70
Views: 9057

Re: Auto-evasion

Right, its not some sort of major catastrophic issue, and its something that will get picked up by the player base as time goes on. But it does make a difference. I just finished a turn in which I had Velites charge some Levy skirmishers with the expectation that they would flee and clear a path for...
by MikeC_81
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Auto-evasion
Replies: 70
Views: 9057

Re: Auto-evasion

I will quote my own post that was in response to some similar sentiments. That is a fine sentiment but is not consistent with the rest of the game layout of information. Ex. Knowledge troop counts in units, knowledge of morale levels, and knowledge of combat percentages. It also is something that ca...
by MikeC_81
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Game Speed in PBEM Games
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: Game Speed in PBEM Games

Don't worry, once you get more games under you belt, the speed thing won't be an issue anymore.

In fact, sometimes i wish it could be sped up
by MikeC_81
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Rise of ..... campaign
Replies: 115
Views: 14360

Re: Rise of ..... campaign

I choose mountains
by MikeC_81
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Small suggestions thread
Replies: 199
Views: 23105

Re: Small suggestions thread

Don't get too hyped, it might just be me rambling endlessly about stuff. :oops: :lol:
by MikeC_81
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Tone down Missile Troops?
Replies: 16
Views: 2664

Re: Tone down Missile Troops?

Mass bowfire is among the most annoying things to deal with but Bowman are exceedingly terrible in hand to hand and are usually not nimble enough to evade combat for long. Try screening your main hoplite line with skirmishing light troops. Even if they rout from missile casualties, they will not sta...
by MikeC_81
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Getting the best out of Triarii?
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Getting the best out of Triarii?

They are really good as long as you don't put them in situations where they have to face off against a very large unit where combat strength modifiers rob them of their power. IE throwing them up against Hoplites would be a waste. They are also outstanding for prolonged defense against powerful unit...
by MikeC_81
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: A Couple of Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: A Couple of Questions

Losses in red denote that the unit suffered a loss in close combat and is forced to take a cohesion test. Disordered units is discussed in detail here http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=81035 I will have a series of videos discussing these factors as a beginner's guide sometimes t...
by MikeC_81
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Rise of ..... campaign
Replies: 115
Views: 14360

Re: Rise of ..... campaign

Can we get an update on the final game of round one? It is holding up the entire event. A week has passed since we were told it was just a few more days.
by MikeC_81
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Confused about the idea of a Quality: Raw unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1923

Re: Confused about the idea of a Quality: Raw unit

Undocumented feature confirmed by the developer in another thread
by MikeC_81
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Confused about the idea of a Quality: Raw unit
Replies: 12
Views: 1923

Re: Confused about the idea of a Quality: Raw unit

Raw typically represent hastily raised units with less training than standard training. Think emergency levies who are given the gear and basics of the formation but with little to no real time spent practicing compared to their contemporaries. Rabble would be basically conscripting people en masse ...
by MikeC_81
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Bactrian Empire Campaign 250 BC Gameplay
Replies: 328
Views: 33340

Re: Bactrian Empire Campaign 250 BC Gameplay

Letter to Emperor Hidde: "I beg to present you as a Winter Solstice gift, the city of Ganzak, one hundred and fifty heavy thousand unruly Tribesman with plenty of Javelins, and also about twenty-five thousand barrels of wine." Ptolomaic Kingdom traps and defeats the Atropatene forces in the mountain...
by MikeC_81
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Question regarding effects of Disorder
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Question regarding effects of Disorder

To Temple: One thing to note is that disorder takes away the Deep Pike keyword and it screws pikes over! Also severely disordered starts robbing a whole bunch of units of their PoA abilities. So just keep that in mind. To RBS: Let me preface all of what follows as not an attack on your design choice...
by MikeC_81
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with that extra general or two?
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: Suggestions for what to do with that extra general or tw

With the new update, when preparing for a custom battle sometimes I'm offered an extra general or two or three. And I have to say, I'm not quite sure what are some of the better ways to utilize them. I know that, for instance, keeping one general behind the battle line will help keep my line units ...
by MikeC_81
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Bactrian Empire Campaign 250 BC Gameplay
Replies: 328
Views: 33340

Re: Challenge up for mikec_81

Ulysisgrunt wrote:The wizened 'old man in the mountains'
awaits you:

mikec_81 1100 points
Ulysisgrunt 1200 points

PW: Ptolemaic
good luck sir
by MikeC_81
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Question regarding effects of Disorder
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Quest regarding effects of Disorder

Disorder carries a 22% penalty to combat post PoA summation and severely disordered carries a 44% penalty. The exact effect on win loss draw results is not precisely known, that is another one of those black box mechanics in the game that is deemed to be not required to know. But the effect is very ...
by MikeC_81
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Anyone else think the pushback system is a bit overdone?
Replies: 56
Views: 5293

Re: Anyone else think the pushback system is a bit overdone?

That might explain a lot. Online, people simply do not allow isolated units to just go unpunished like that where a unit has a chance to go it alone for multiple squares. No one is going to pass up on juicy flanks at any time. An unsupported units breaking through usually gets punished within a one ...
by MikeC_81
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Bactrian Empire Campaign 250 BC Gameplay
Replies: 328
Views: 33340

Re: Bactrian Empire Campaign 250 BC Gameplay

Hidde already lost? Wow looks like my overlord has gone soft and weak. Hope I get the rebellion chit next turn. :twisted:
by MikeC_81
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Anyone else think the pushback system is a bit overdone?
Replies: 56
Views: 5293

Re: Anyone else think the pushback system is a bit overdone?

To Jay13's point about troops being unwilling to continue to push past the line of battle, there is one recorded battle in history that I know of where the battle line definitely broke apart into 3 separate pieces, resolved their own individual smaller engagements before line dancing to a relatively...

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