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by MikeHorah
Mon May 26, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Shifting to FOG 2
Replies: 14
Views: 10572

Re: Shifting to FOG 2

Whether FOG(AM) , V2.0 is more or less homogenised than v1.0 seems to me to be relatively marginal in that context but within some of the List books it is very homogenised I agree. So what do you think of using v2 rules and v1 lists? In the range of armies I use I don't have any particular gripes e...
by MikeHorah
Sun May 25, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Shifting to FOG 2
Replies: 14
Views: 10572

Re: Shifting to FOG 2

". At top level you'll find that poorly performing troop types have been given a shot in the arm and the manouverability of skirmishers and drilled troop has been reduced. Hence more armies are viable. Personally I don't like the thinking behind v2 and have stuck with v1 for my private games. Anoth...
by MikeHorah
Wed May 21, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Cavalry Tactics
Replies: 18
Views: 5436

Re: Cavalry Tactics

"Basically try to take his mounted out of the game by giving them only infantry targets."Brett PT" This ought to work in this era for any set of rules - if not there is a problem unless the infantry are badly handled and/or if the cavalry are not well handled. Combined with careful use of limited ca...
by MikeHorah
Fri May 16, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Triumph of Nations Errata
Replies: 148
Views: 42635

Re: Triumph of Nations Errata

In 1813 French cavalry generally were of lamentable quality - not just the GDH falling off their horses when breaking into a trot - and, as important, incapable of looking after them. The destruction of the cavalry in 1812 had reduced it to the quality of 1792-95 or worse. At Leipzig the 2nd carabin...
by MikeHorah
Thu May 15, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Triumph of Nations Errata
Replies: 148
Views: 42635

Re: Triumph of Nations Errata

Sounds pretty sensible to me BrettPT thanks
by MikeHorah
Thu May 15, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: What are "different commands" for Interpenetration CMT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: What are "different commands" for Interpenetration CMT?

Ok let’s reason this this through. ( See Nafziger “Imperial Bayonets”). This manoeuvre is the “ passage of lines” and is described by a number of contemporary senior French officers eg Ney and Dedon and in reglements. It is intended for a group of 4-8 Btns in 2-4 regiments in two lines of battalions...
by MikeHorah
Tue May 13, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 17103

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

There is a lot to the unit-identity point. Part of it is having names attached, the other is recognizing achievements, such as painting on battle honor markings for distinguished service, and maybe one of various bonuses of some kind for distinguished service of a favorite and distinguished unit. M...
by MikeHorah
Mon May 12, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: use of command points and generals
Replies: 14
Views: 2272

Re: use of command points and generals

Just shows how little I know my own ( sic) rules :roll: Stick to lists in future! Ignore my blathering guys. :lol:
by MikeHorah
Mon May 12, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 17103

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

I try to choose armies that reflect the national differences . So rather than generic "I have 3 of these with a large shock of these and commanders who are .." in every army ,I try to look at the army and its commanders and reflect their style in the list selection .I dont need the rules to reflect...
by MikeHorah
Mon May 12, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 17103

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

All points well and cogently made MikeK. 8) I think it is true that the unit focus of FOG(N) - and other miniatures games - can sometimes obscure other higher command level things one wants to model. Part of the problem is games between just two people . No human chain of command ( and wargamers can...
by MikeHorah
Sun May 11, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: use of command points and generals
Replies: 14
Views: 2272

Re: use of command points and generals

Since we don't specify the order in which units may be moved including commanders I see no reason why you cannot use a CP for a CMT, move and then use another. Given the theoretical length of a turn that seems credible and the CPs are a kind of extension of the command reach anyway. It fits with the...
by MikeHorah
Sun May 11, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 17103

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

Someone today mentioned a reason for not seriously trying FoGN is the lack of national characteristics - all nations are basically the same.* This got me thinking about finding out what are the various objections and obstacles a well as the evaluation and response to these. It is very relevant to t...
by MikeHorah
Sat May 10, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 17103

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

Hi I was introduced to FOG(N) at warfare last year where, without ever playing it before and I borrowed army (cheers much appreciated) I entered the tournament. While I came last I had a great time, everyone was helpful and great company and I became hooked. I am now on my second army and entrance ...
by MikeHorah
Wed May 07, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: The Grand Catholic and Royal Army - Flags
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: The Grand Catholic and Royal Army - Flags

Just a suggestion about the flags: If you have good pictures like this, a good flag designer/seller like Adolfo Ramos would be able to have a quality flag made very fast. I have contacted him twice in a similar situation, and he has been very responsive. Many thanks I will try him. I have found his...
by MikeHorah
Tue May 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Second Moves
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: Second Moves

It's great fun to fight a huge battle with thousands and thousands of miniatures per side at a level beyond that intended by the rules but really this ignores the time and effort to get larger formations in action. Something else is needed beyond grand tactical moves. The grand tactical speed of mo...
by MikeHorah
Tue May 06, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: The Grand Catholic and Royal Army - Flags
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

The Grand Catholic and Royal Army - Flags

royalist_vendee_flag_by_thasiloron-d6jhroy (640x426).jpg Flags of the Vendee. I am putting together a Vendeen army ( the Grand Catholic and Royal Army ) having found, via the mad Axeman( thanks 8) ) a great French source of 15mm figures. You mad fool I hear some say :roll: , especially given my Res...
by MikeHorah
Mon May 05, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Skirmishers
Replies: 22
Views: 3651

Re: Skirmishers

Today "skirmishing" can mean everything from a scouting screen or probing force to fluid small unit tactics for a firefight. It is also well understood that "Evade" or "Fall back" may be is a retirement in more haste or less, possibly in good order at command and possibly in a desperate and disorde...
by MikeHorah
Sun May 04, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Scenarios??
Replies: 18
Views: 4172

Re: Scenarios??

[quote="BrettPT"]I like the type of thing you have come up with Mike/Terry, it would be a great addition to the game to have a 'scenarios' book or .pdf with these kinds of game options. quote] Thanks BrettPT . I think this reinforces my earlier thought that there are two parallel work streams here; ...
by MikeHorah
Sun May 04, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Skirmishers
Replies: 22
Views: 3651

Re: Skirmishers

First I should say that there should be no significant changes in the 2nd ed which should be about embodying the errata , accumulated clarifications and minor changes in a cleaner tidier , leaner, better presented and lower cost form. That should be the first priority. No one will have to get it to ...
by MikeHorah
Sat May 03, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: 1 of 2 shooting queries
Replies: 14
Views: 2634

Re: 1 of 2 shooting queries

Other points are that in any " I go you go" system there is an element of reality dysfunction. In truth one side would not necessarily sit there transfixed while the opposition so cunningly disposed themselves. ( How ungentlemanly when compared with the Age of Reason :shock: ) . Action- reaction- co...

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