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by SirGarnet
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: BHGS CHALLENGE AAR No 4 – NUMIDIANS MEET THE PONTICS(Photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 5904

Nice work with the photos - it makes crystal clear all the different forces bearing down on your position and the tactical interplay. I'm sure the Spanish gloated over having exclusive pickings of the Pontic camp ahead of their rapacious light horse comrades. Clive made pretty much a frontal attack ...
by SirGarnet
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Simple Army List calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Olivier's is nicely done, but I found one bug. Heavy Weapon is both Impact and Melee, but it only counts points for it if put in the impact POA box, not the Melee POA box. I understand from an earlier RBS post that HW is exclusive as both an Impact and Melee POA, so if put in either box it should pr...
by SirGarnet
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Medieval Africa Sub-Sahara
Replies: 23
Views: 5739

I'm not the only one who finds all army lists and the facts behind them to be very interesting, and I'm sure your contribution would be quite welcome since this is the forum provided as a resource for army design. The Authors appear ubiquitous on these forums so you can expect they'll read it as wel...
by SirGarnet
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars Mini Campaign -first battle- (pics,long)
Replies: 25
Views: 11597

I downloaded both files. Thank you Seldon, very neat way of making maps!

Your photos + commentary + maps in combination make the action very easy to follow.

Mike
by SirGarnet
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Immortal Fire - Classical Greek List - Elite Upgrade?
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Lower-case elite as representing social stratum or opinion of themselves, and presumably better martial effectiveness (since they are graded Superior) vs "Elite" as a quality grade.
by SirGarnet
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars Mini Campaign -first battle- (pics,long)
Replies: 25
Views: 11597

Thanks for all the compliments :) The program I am using for the maps is a very versatile tool, it is called Microsoft Word :) I will find a place to post a pdf with the full campaign rules Very nicely done. Microsoft Word is the one graphics application I should manage - could you kindly post a fi...
by SirGarnet
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Capability Incompatibilities?
Replies: 19
Views: 3664

Re: Capability Incompatibilities?

Thanks, Richard. It's very helpful to understand the design. Impact Foot can only have Swordsmen melee capability. (or nothing, theoretically, but we don't have any of those yet). What about Non-Swordsmen Impact Foot as representing troops with a fierce initial onset but much weaker in sustained mel...
by SirGarnet
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Capability Incompatibilities?
Replies: 19
Views: 3664

Capability Incompatibilities?

While waiting for Amazon to restock companions, I have an army list design related question. My question is what capabilities are mutually exclusive either because they are inherently incompatible or they would not be allowed for design reasons? The stated design philosophy is that weapons which may...
by SirGarnet
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Nobades/Blemmyes
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Nik, particularly where official lists for them are well beyond the horizon, is there any reason why well researched, copiously cited, and conservatively designed army lists that have been subjected to "peer review" (e.g., forum review and hopefully unoffiicial comments from the design team) should ...
by SirGarnet
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: impact
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

No. The foot counts as not charging and gets to count that POA against the Lancers.
by SirGarnet
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Too close to Table Edge, how do I get out of this one?
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

I agree, only when you turn 90, you will end up two bases wide and two deep as you must end up as wide or wider (by the min necessary) as your formation was deep before the turn. Your knights will then charge in your next impact phase. Martin If you check p44 you will see that depth is measured in ...
by SirGarnet
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Basing Generals
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Incidentally, "Commanders are mounted on a single stand of maximum 40mm [60mm] square or on a smaller stand of a stuiable size for their troop type." (p125)
by SirGarnet
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Interesting wrinkle rout/evade moves
Replies: 1
Views: 440

I think you are right. I don't see any contradiction since you apply the 2 points in whatever order they arise. The routers can't continue routing by interpenetrating or shifting, so they continue their rout path without deviation, bursting through friends and halting before enemies as they go (it c...
by SirGarnet
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Keeping track which BGs can be bolstered
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Keeping track which BGs can be bolstered

To keep the cues different in kind and minimize errors, I think I'll try marker color for cohesion level and number of markers for recency. This should make it easy to eyeball the field at the start of each Impact Phase for duplicate markers.
by SirGarnet
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: What Happens to Commanders When Their BG is Destroyed
Replies: 9
Views: 1348

I think your commanders are needlessly falling on their swords. p109 mentions a single 10-12 commander roll by pursuers in contact at the end of any pursuit move. (Easy to forget - I've added a note on this case to the normal commander roll paragraph on p99) p50 is in the Manoeuvre Phase section but...
by SirGarnet
Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Keeping track which BGs can be bolstered
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Keeping track which BGs can be bolstered

I was thinking of markers that can be flipped over but I suspect your 2 / 1 method is a simpler visual cue and thus more reliable.
Montagu wrote:In the JAP phase, any BGs with only 1 marker (if they have a commander in range) gets to try to rally/bolster.GL!
If commander is actually with the BG.
by SirGarnet
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Cataphracts V Roman Legionaries???
Replies: 26
Views: 4736

Breakoff

It is obligatory if conditions are met. It reads, "Otherwise, mounted troops break off if . . ." the steady foot test is met seems clear. Then there is the wording of the rest of the section, including the penalty if "a battle group that should break off is unable to move back at least 1MU . . . ." ...
by SirGarnet
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Restricted area issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Restricted area issues

I had a BG in melee with an enemy, and a friendly BG that was adjacent to the melee, but a little behind and at an angle. The BG's in melee could not conform. This left an enemy base in partial front edge contact ahead of my uncommitted BG. The position was such that I could not charge it, it was a...

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