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Optimum LF

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:56 pm
by philqw78
What do you think is the optimum size for a LF BG? 6 or 8 bases? Please give your reason if you say six so I can beat Hammy with it. Please be incoherent or as thick as a piss stone if you vote 8.

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:10 pm
by batesmotel
I voted 6 just to be agreeable ;-).

On a related note, I've been wondering for New Kingdom Egyptians whether it makes more sense to buy the MF drilled, average, unprotected Bow BGs as 6s or 8s. I originally thought that 8s would be better to avoid rounding down for the back rank firing but now I'm wondering if 6s may actually be better in terms of being able to "focus" fire more and assuming that in general one BG shouldn't be the only thing firing at its target if I really want the fire to be effective.

Chris

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:19 pm
by paulcummins
I voted 8 'cos 8s of LF make a mess of 6s of mf bow

or at least make them feel a bit silly

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:20 pm
by paulcummins
oh, and i have been drinking beer after a stupid day at work - explains any daftness

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:21 pm
by philqw78
batesmotel wrote:I voted 6 just to be agreeable ;-).
and you are smarter than the average bear.
batesmotel wrote:On a related note, I've been wondering for New Kingdom Egyptians whether it makes more sense to buy the MF drilled, average, unprotected Bow BGs as 6s or 8s. I originally thought that 8s would be better to avoid rounding down for the back rank firing but now I'm wondering if 6s may actually be better in terms of being able to "focus" fire more and assuming that in general one BG shouldn't be the only thing firing at its target if I really want the fire to be effective.

Chris
I would say six, reasons
You get to spend minimum points on two BG of targets
They concentrate fire easier
Six is easier to manouver, whether to get out of the way of the homicidal libyan LF or just to wheel in small spaces or at a tighter angle
They have less chance of losing a base to shooting
2 wide they still count as 6 for hits per base
More BG in the army

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:23 pm
by philqw78
paulcummins wrote:I voted 8 'cos 8s of LF make a mess of 6s of mf bow

or at least make them feel a bit silly
My grandma could make a mess of 6 MF bow

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:50 pm
by Blathergut
4s???

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:25 pm
by deadtorius
All depends on the situation. I gave up my MF bows for LF bows and run them in 8's. Undrilled unarmoured MF bows could not get out of trouble so always ended up fighting something, mass LF run away when charged so I find them much better. Now if only I could actually roll some hits with them all.... :roll:

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:31 pm
by BlackPrince
I use 4s as BG filler.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:56 am
by Blathergut
Actually, my favourite ally for LRRomans is Numidian. The commander can bring along up to 6 4paks. They are great for targetting elephants. The LF screen can't be chased away entirely by one enemy BG charging.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:10 am
by expendablecinc
I take fours whenever I can - sixes when I cant and then upgrade them to eights once I have spent the rest of my points.

4 or 6 points to boost a poor BG 8 or 10 for an average group of LF by two.

anthony

LF

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:57 am
by KiwiWarlord
8 for archers gets my vote.
my favourite is 4 bases of poor, Jav, Lt Spear for 2 pts.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:04 pm
by deadtorius
my favourite is 4 bases of poor, Jav, Lt Spear for 2 pts.
Sounds like my slingers, make them poor at 2 points a piece, since they are lights I want them to run away.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:30 am
by Skullzgrinda
I voted 8 to be contrary.

I have Welsh, Huguenot, Cherokee and Confederate ancestors.

Contrary works for me.

I don't care if it works for you.

I don't know how thick a piss stone is either, but however thick it is I can beat it.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:21 am
by philqw78
:lol:
Skullzgrinda wrote:I voted 8 to be contrary.

I have Welsh, Huguenot, Cherokee and Confederate ancestors.
And obviously took the worst from all. A sheep sh*****g, garlic eating, pipe smoking, hillbilly. Now that my ignorance is out of the way I can continue
Skullzgrinda wrote:Contrary works for me.

I don't care if it works for you.
It always makes a better game if players have contrary positions.
Skullzgrinda wrote:I don't know how thick a piss stone is either, but however thick it is I can beat it.
You'd have to go to an old British pub. But they are quite thick.

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:43 am
by nikgaukroger
As the vote is essentially whether you agree with Hammy I felt there was only one way to vote :P

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:03 am
by philqw78
nikgaukroger wrote:As the vote is essentially whether you agree with Hammy I felt there was only one way to vote :P
Surely I did not frame the questions in any way that they could influence an honest and fair vote.

Perhaps I should go into politics

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:13 am
by timmy1
I voted 8 because 'six is better and I have an above average IQ or don't like Hammy'

The way I play, 8's is a good an excuse for my P4 W0 D0 L4 record, given my army choice for Roll Call I certainly cannot be said to have an above average IQ (even if Tim P rescues me from having to deploy such a crap army on the table by being the chosen floater) and I like Hammy. Mind you I have never actually met Hammy...

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:14 am
by timmy1
Phil

'Surely I did not frame the questions in any way that they could influence an honest and fair vote'. I must have missed any bias in the question framing, looked fair and above board to me.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:21 am
by Martin0112
Unfortunaly, I cannot vote for 4 bases. I don't need them big, I need plenty of them :)