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New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:04 pm
by Diocletian284
I am new to FoG AM. I have had the 1st edition rules for awhile and recently purchased the 3rd Edition rules and have been reading through them. I have experience with ancients gaming playing mostly DBx type games (DBA and ADLG). I am looking for something a bit different to try. Since ADLG is the most popular game in my region, looks like I will be doing FoG solo for now, which is fine.

I have signed up for the FoG Yahoo group and the FoG Players Association to get communication lines open.

I am a 28mm player. I have Middle Republican Romans, Later ImperiaI Romans, and Seleucids (in production). I do not have a large number of figures, so it looks like FoG 300 is a good supplement for me to use. I cannot field the 600+ point armies, but can do 300 points. I am planning to do Republican Romans versus Seleucids solo games.

What is appealing to me so far about FoG Am is that a single stand is not a whole unit like in DBA and ADLG. You have multiple stands of different amounts depending on army list combined together to make a battle group. Overall, the rules seem a bit more intensive, but I am looking for a game with more "meat" to it.

Are there any suggestions for solo play, or any tips to help? Hopefully after getting good with solo play and understanding the rules better I can introduce others.

Re: New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:48 pm
by berthier
First and foremost, welcome to FOG. I would also suggest that you sign up for the FOG-AM Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1726636790966631/about/) if you Facebook. The yahoo group traffic is sporadic at best.

I am glad you have found FOG 300 to be useful as that was the intent. Feel free to post questions here or on the blog about FOG 300 and I will try and answer them as quickly as possible. You mentioned that 28mm is your preferred scale. As you modify FOG 300 to 28mm please share with me your experiences and I will look at adjusting FOG 300 to provide options for 28mm as well.

As for tips for playing Solo, there are a few different methods out there to use and it really is up to what makes it feel right. I do not use a formal method when I use FOG 300 solo as I usually have a set of interactions I want to try out. The bottom line is to create an enjoyable experience that looks and feels right.

Unfortunately, I do not get to Pennsylvania very much or I would try to hook up with you for a few rounds. Just as an aside, there is a strong possibility that we will have an 800 point FOG tournament in Birmingham, AL, in February. I am pretty sure we could hook you up with a 15mm 800 point army if you are interested. Romans and Seleucids are pretty common around here.

Re: New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:18 pm
by Diocletian284
Thank you Christopher. I will let you know how I work with 28mm and FOG 300. FOG 300 is a good way to get into the game and learn it. Over time, I can build up larger armies.

I will give some though to the Birmingham, AL event.

Re: New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:18 pm
by DrPsyche
First and foremost, welcome to FOG. I would also suggest that you sign up for the FOG-AM Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1726636790966631/about/writemyessayfast) if you Facebook. The yahoo group traffic is sporadic at best.

I am glad you have found FOG 300 to be useful as that was the intent. Feel free to post questions here or on the blog about FOG 300 and I will try and answer them as quickly as possible. You mentioned that 28mm is your preferred scale. As you modify FOG 300 to 28mm please share with me your experiences and I will look at adjusting FOG 300 to provide options for 28mm as well.

As for tips for playing Solo, there are a few different methods out there to use and it really is up to what makes it feel right. I do not use a formal method when I use FOG 300 solo as I usually have a set of interactions I want to try out. The bottom line is to create an enjoyable experience that looks and feels right.

Unfortunately, I do not get to Pennsylvania very much or I would try to hook up with you for a few rounds. Just as an aside, there is a strong possibility that we will have an 800 point FOG tournament in Birmingham, AL, in February. I am pretty sure we could hook you up with a 15mm 800 point army if you are interested. Romans and Seleucids are pretty common around here.
Hello,

Where can I find the Caliver Books revision (the latest version)? Probably, I also need to sign up for the FoG Players Association too. Thanks.

Best,
Terry

Re: New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:28 am
by petedalby
This should you take you to the correct page - be sure to order V3.

https://www.caliverbooks.com/catviewer. ... e=A&page=2

Send me a private message with your email address and I'll add you to the FoG Players Association

Re: New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:45 am
by DrPsyche
petedalby wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:28 am
This should you take you to the correct page - be sure to order V3.

https://www.caliverbooks.com/catviewer. ... e=A&page=2

Send me a private message with your email address and I'll add you to the FoG Players Association
Thanks, Pete. Have just sent you an e-mail.

Re: New Player Looking for Tips

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:51 pm
by berthier
On Military Matters in the US also stocks the V3 books.