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Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:52 am
by Cunningcairn
paulmcneil wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:35 pm
double drop mechanism is broken
It is broken. The players riding the luck wave at the moment might not see the problem but as we know the luck wave breaks at some point.

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:55 am
by Cunningcairn
rbodleyscott wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:45 am
paulmcneil wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:35 pm
double drop mechanism is broken
Duplex ruina delenda est?
And what does that mean to us common folk?

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:57 am
by Morbio
I think it is the translation of PaulMcNeil's cryptic statement.

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:13 pm
by paulmcneil
rbodleyscott wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:45 am
paulmcneil wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:35 pm
double drop mechanism is broken
Duplex ruina delenda est?
I wish it was

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:52 pm
by MikeC_81
Thanks for another well run event. See you guys in June

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:08 am
by devoncop
MikeC_81 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Thanks for another well run event. See you guys in June

Indeed so. Great tournament. Thanks to my opponents.

The traditional devoncop place in the middle of Division B in splendid mediocrity has once again been reserved needless to say for next season :D

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:59 am
by rbodleyscott
devoncop wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:08 am
The traditional devoncop place in the middle of Division B in splendid mediocrity has once again been reserved needless to say for next season :D
I wish I could voluntarily be demoted to Division B so I don't have to keep ending up in the bottom third of the table.

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:09 am
by devoncop
I could give you strategy tips....

Believe me you would get demoted very quickly 😉

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:47 am
by ggarynorman
I managed to be one off the relegation zone in all 3 Divisions. I'm bad but just not bad enough

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 am
by NikiforosFokas
Thanks to Pete once more.

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:01 pm
by Morbio
I'd like a special ward for mediocrity (5,5,5,7) :)

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 am
by pantherboy
Thanks for all the effort Pete. Looking forward to next season.

Steve

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:44 am
by General Shapur
Thanks Pete. I ended up in the boondocks due to taking - cough, cough - Spartans in the biblical group. But, still had a good series of games and fount the whole thing really well run.

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:15 am
by klayeckles
Outstanding as always Pete! to you and RBS and all the gang....i think my money spend on the FOG series is the cheapest entertainment and most rewarding of anything i've ever done....i don't dare even calculate how many hours i've put into this rewarding experience. there is always something new to be learned, a new army, a new strategy, a new gambit. GREAT FUN!
klay

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:11 pm
by harveylh
I agree completely with klay. Kudos to Pete and RBS and Slitherine for my favorite challenging and historical online game. Looking forward to next season.

Harvey

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:34 pm
by Barrold713
klayeckles wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:15 am
Outstanding as always Pete! to you and RBS and all the gang....i think my money spend on the FOG series is the cheapest entertainment and most rewarding of anything i've ever done....i don't dare even calculate how many hours i've put into this rewarding experience. there is always something new to be learned, a new army, a new strategy, a new gambit. GREAT FUN!
klay
According to Steam, I am approaching 1200 hours...damn cheap entertainment!

Cheers to all for another great season...and another wooden spoon I think.

BDH

Re: Provisional outline for the Themed Event in Season 5

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:00 pm
by edb1815
stockwellpete wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:15 pm
SpeedyCM wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Once the timeline expands up to the 11th century a Britain themed event could be interesting. Starting with the Ancient Brits, Romans, Caledonians, Scots-Irish then moving on through Romano Brits, Saxons, Vikings and finally Normans.
Yes, that would definitely work for a Themed Event in the future. :wink:
Pete it appears that the future is here with the Wolves at the Gates DLC! :D

Although I didn't catch the release date, it may be a bit late for season 5.

Re: Dates for Season 5 of the FOG2DL . . .

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:20 pm
by Cunningcairn
stockwellpete wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Okie wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:10 pm
What time period and Armies are to be included? Thanks! Okie
Everything as usual. :wink:

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Will the Wolves at the Gate armies be included in Early Middle Ages?

Re: Dates for Season 5 of the FOG2DL . . .

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:37 pm
by stockwellpete
Cunningcairn wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Will the Wolves at the Gate armies be included in Early Middle Ages?
I am consulting with Anders (hidde) and Ian (ianiow) at the moment about this. The difficulty is that the release date of the new DLC is a secret and we won't know it until it is announced by Slitherine on the forum. Also with the DLC is the option to choose historical allies with your army choices for the first time. There are at least three ways that we can go at this awkward situation (from a timing point of view, I mean), and as soon as I have heard from Anders and Ian I will post again.

We are also going to be trialling the use of larger 1600 pt armies in one of the sections following a poll we did towards the end of last season.

Re: Dates for Season 5 of the FOG2DL . . .

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:20 pm
by stockwellpete
stockwellpete wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Cunningcairn wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Will the Wolves at the Gate armies be included in Early Middle Ages?
I am consulting with Anders (hidde) and Ian (ianiow) at the moment about this. The difficulty is that the release date of the new DLC is a secret and we won't know it until it is announced by Slitherine on the forum. Also with the DLC is the option to choose historical allies with your army choices for the first time. There are at least three ways that we can go at this awkward situation (from a timing point of view, I mean), and as soon as I have heard from Anders and Ian I will post again.

We are also going to be trialling the use of larger 1600 pt armies in one of the sections following a poll we did towards the end of last season.
The answer to Cunningcairn's question about the Wolves at the Gate armies is "yes". What we have decided to do is to start the tournament as originally planned on June 1st, except that the start of the Early Middle Ages section may be delayed for a short period depending on the release date of the new DLC. I do not know the release date as it is a secret, so we will just have to wait for the announcement.

What I also plan to do is trial the new "allies" option in the Early Middle Ages this season as well and then run a poll before Season 6 to see if we want to roll it out across the tournament as a whole. In addition, the trial of larger 1600 pt armies (which we have already polled) will take place in the Biblical section in this coming season. We will then run another poll to see how players feel about that issue and whether we want to extend it further in future.

I hope this meets with general approval. The main thing is to get players using the new armies. The use of allies is a secondary consideration but at least we can make a start with a trial in Season 5.