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Post by spelk » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:23 am

I'm just launching a series of articles based on a Field of Glory game centered around the Battle of Tunis scenario.

I'm a woefully inadequate FoG player, so I enlisted some help from another player, and he's coaching me through the scenario, and hopefully I'll learn the complexities and subtleties of the game. Fingers crossed it will make interesting reading, and will perhaps show other newcomers to the game the general do's and don'ts of how to play.

You can see the initial setup post here:
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=367

The first turn is detailed here:
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=379

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Post by IainMcNeil » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:40 pm

Very interesting. The Legions are extremely tough. They can take on almost anything frontally. I'd have kept them more central. You would lose some to elephants but unless he committed to supporting them you should have won through by numbers. If he did support them you should be able to take the supports down in a head on fight.

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Post by deadtorius » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:40 am

Or if your unlucky like me all the elephants crash into Romans on one turn and disrupt, then by the next turn all but one have routed off....the glass battle line. Was not a pretty sight and it just kept getting worse from there, at least most of my routing troops can outrun the Romans and I did get some rallies but it was not enough to save the sinking ship

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Post by Morbio » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:29 pm

An interesting insight into the game. I think this is great for someone who doesn't know about FoG and wants a brief introduction about what the game offers and the basic tactics one might use.

One comment on what I believe is a mistake in the written text. As the Roman commander, you wrote (Turn 3): "On my left flank, my Commander Xanthippus and his weak troops are about to attack the Carthaginian Commander". I believe Xanthippus is the Carthaginian General :wink:

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Post by spelk » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:35 pm

Ah Morbio, thanks for spotting that mistake, apologies to the historians amongst us, I'll fix it ASAP - I've been knocking out these AAR reports so fast I may have messed up some of the fine detail.

Another point raised was that the Light Infantry and Light Horse units don't provide any morale/cohesion support when they're placed directly behind the line of Elephants - is this the case? I assumed all unit types provide support, but would like to check that fact.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:48 pm

Thansk Spelk - very interesting. I have linked to the articles from our news section. Let me know if you do any more.

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Post by spelk » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:47 pm

Thanks for the exposure Iain, much appreciated. I've put in some time and effort to these AAR's so I've been pimping them wherever I could really, I hope it helps bring the tentative newcomers into the FoG/Slitherine Community. Sort of sticking my hand up and declaring that not all of us who play FoG are accomplished and deeply competitive grognards :)

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Post by batesmotel » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:43 pm

spelk wrote:Ah Morbio, thanks for spotting that mistake, apologies to the historians amongst us, I'll fix it ASAP - I've been knocking out these AAR reports so fast I may have messed up some of the fine detail.

Another point raised was that the Light Infantry and Light Horse units don't provide any morale/cohesion support when they're placed directly behind the line of Elephants - is this the case? I assumed all unit types provide support, but would like to check that fact.
Only non-skirmishers, e.g. non LF and LH, provide the rear support bonus for Cohesion Tests. This is described in the help.

Chris

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Post by spelk » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:08 pm

Thanks for the clarification Chris, much appreciated.

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Post by spelk » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:32 pm

iainmcneil wrote:Thansk Spelk - very interesting. I have linked to the articles from our news section. Let me know if you do any more.
Iain, just to let you know, I've started a new AAR with Troy Goodfellow from the Flashofsteel.com (and Three Moves Ahead strategy gaming podcast). The battle is Cynoscephalae and once again I'm attempting to rather amateurly lead a Roman army against a strategy guru commanding a horde of Macedonians.

http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=482

Nice new look to the Slitherine website, by the way.

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Post by petergarnett » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:35 am

Excellant AAR's Spelk - I really enoyed them.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:43 am

Thats great - could you send me the entire set of links when it is done so I can post it.

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Post by spelk » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:37 pm

Ok, the second FoG AAR (with Troy Goodfellow, from FlashofSteel.com fame) is now complete. Here are the links..

The Battle of Cynoscephalae 197B.C. (Romans vs Macedonians)
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=482

Turn 1
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=490

Turn 2
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=496

Turn 3
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=503

Turn 4
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=526

Turn 5
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=553

Turn 6
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=558

Turn 7
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=571

Turn 8
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=592

Turn 9 (Final)
http://sugarfreegamer.com/?p=615

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