Training Video of a FOG game between 2 experts?

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Training Video of a FOG game between 2 experts?

Post by Waylander » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:05 am

Hi guys has anyone thought of producing a video recording of a training game between two good players which could be viewed on line. Both players explaing what they are doing as the game progresses. This would help numpties like me that have nobody with any experience of FOG nearby. Rule book arrived last week, looks good although makes heavy reading :?:

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Post by hammy » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:24 am

It has been considered although I suspect that a battlefront style blow by blow AAR might be a better aid.

It is harder than you might think to get a professional looking video of a wargame in progress.

If I had some nice mathced pairs of armies I might even do one myself but while I have about 30 15mm ancients armies I don't actually have many pairs. I suspect that once Swords and Scimitars is out I can do a Crusader and Arab pair which might well make a good introductory game.

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Post by lpgamble » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:47 pm

I'd buy that for a dollar :p

What about some of the Tournament Refs with a camcorder recording some rules questions and some of the regular bounds.

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Post by shall » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:57 pm

I am happy to video a game between Terry and I if sucha video nasty is desirable. We could then talk through plans an the moves beign made each time.

Not hard to do.

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Post by nikgaukroger » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:49 pm

The horror :shock:
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Post by nicofig » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:04 pm

shall wrote:I am happy to video a game between Terry and I if sucha video nasty is desirable. We could then talk through plans an the moves beign made each time.

Not hard to do.

Si
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Post by neilhammond » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:35 pm

shall wrote:I am happy to video a game between Terry and I if sucha video nasty is desirable. We could then talk through plans an the moves beign made each time.
I thought that Mr Porter has already attempted that and presented it on his Godendang Report on his madaxeman site. :)

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Post by verybizzyb » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:19 pm

It's certainly no odds to me but if I required a video of a wargame to understand the rules then I'd probably think they weren't really the rules for me... :(

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Post by madcam2us » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:30 am

bump this....

Still waiting said video between Si and Terry.....


Will it include cheesy music?

In all seriousness.. I'd like to see this come about...

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Post by Landsknecht » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:12 pm

I would really like to see a video of the game played. There are no other folks around here that play Ancients, but me. I'm studying the rules to start demonstrations at the local gaming stores. A video would be alot of help.

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Post by carlos » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:51 pm

Please be liberal w/ the editing, otherwise it's a 3 hour epic of lead being pushed around the table, dice-rolling and... people thinking. And not photogenic people.

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Post by Redpossum » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:17 pm

hammy wrote:It has been considered although I suspect that a battlefront style blow by blow AAR might be a better aid.

It is harder than you might think to get a professional looking video of a wargame in progress.

If I had some nice mathced pairs of armies I might even do one myself but while I have about 30 15mm ancients armies I don't actually have many pairs. I suspect that once Swords and Scimitars is out I can do a Crusader and Arab pair which might well make a good introductory game.
So make one up! If all you're doing is playing right hand against left hand to demonstrate the rules and introduce concepts, who cares if the armies are from official lists?

Just throw together a couple of colorful and halfway credible armies and go for it :)

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Post by rogerg » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:44 pm

It doesn't have to be a full game necessarily. Three or four BG of knights charging some longbowmen perhaps. Arrange to have one BG miss getting the stakes down. Have a couple of odd angles to have a conforming issue. A BG giving rear support, perhaps a commander being hit.

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Post by hammy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:16 pm

I think that rather than a video a blow by blow account with lots of still pictures might be more useful.

I am not sure if I can put together something like that. There are lots of things on my to do list and I suspect that it would take most of a day to do this.

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