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Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by Daniele » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Award-winning wargame designer Richard Bodley Scott is back. The mastermind behind successes like Pike and Shot and Sengoku Jidai, returns to his roots and is busy at work on the sequel of one of the most successful wargaming systems ever: Field of Glory.

“The first digital adaptation of the most popular ancients and medieval tabletop wargaming rules served as a stepping stone in the foundation of the Slitherine Group as we know it today”, said Iain McNeil, Development Director of Slitherine. “We are happy to have RBS working on the next iteration of this PC game as he is both the father of the original tabletop game and the creator of its new digital conversion”.

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It's 280 B.C. The Republic of Rome has just finished defeating its Italian neighbours and already the Southern territories are menaced by King Pyrrhus of Epirus. Carthage, to the South-West is also a threat to the newborn Mediterranean power. In the north, the Gauls continue to see the rich Roman cities as inviting targets.

A new age of war is coming.

Set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC, Field of Glory II will accurately simulate the battles of the Ancient World, before the full establishment of the Roman Empire. Boasting a set of unique and detailed Army Lists for each faction, the game offers a wide variety of tactical choices with more than 80 beautiful and fully animated 3D models, each with multiple uniform variations.

“We really wanted Field of Glory 2 to be a big step up both in terms of visuals and in gameplay. We knew that with RBS on board, gameplay would fit well with both the historical setting and the nature of warfare at the time. For the visuals, we have put together a team that includes Pat Ward, formerly Art Director at Shenandoah and our Art Director Richard Evans. The result is a wargame that will please the fans, but also attract a brand new generation of gamers”.

Players can already join the beta of Field of Glory II by applying here.

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Expect to experience a Classic Age that’s more vibrant than ever in this tabletop miniature wargame brought to life to PC! Field of Glory II is set to release this fall.

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by ianiow » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Congratulations on getting to beta! It looks gorgeous.

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by stockwellpete » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Yes, excellent news! Congratulations, RBS and team.

Will FOG2 eventually cover the early medieval and later medieval periods in the way that FOG 1 did? If the answer is "yes" then I will have to start re-researching all those medieval scenarios that I have written and see if I can make them a bit better. :lol:

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:26 pm

stockwellpete wrote:Yes, excellent news! Congratulations, RBS and team.

Will FOG2 eventually cover the early medieval and later medieval periods in the way that FOG 1 did? If the answer is "yes" then I will have to start re-researching all those medieval scenarios that I have written and see if I can make them a bit better. :lol:
We have great plans for the expansion of FOG2.
Richard Bodley Scott

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by Blathergut » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:04 pm

*Ponders dusting off the bubblettes.*

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by stockwellpete » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:30 pm

rbodleyscott wrote:
We have great plans for the expansion of FOG2.
Ok thanks. Will the scenario editor in FOG 2 be similar to Pike and Shot (which did seem to be quite difficult) or has it been simplified a bit? The FOG 1 editor was very easy to use. Should I start getting to grips with the P+S editor or should I wait? I have 100+ scenarios to re-write in due course.

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:41 pm

stockwellpete wrote:
rbodleyscott wrote:
We have great plans for the expansion of FOG2.
Ok thanks. Will the scenario editor in FOG 2 be similar to Pike and Shot (which did seem to be quite difficult) or has it been simplified a bit? The FOG 1 editor was very easy to use. Should I start getting to grips with the P+S editor or should I wait? I have 100+ scenarios to re-write in due course.
The Editor mostly works the same as in Pike and Shot, with additional features allowing named generals to be added, and units to be individually named.
Richard Bodley Scott

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by stockwellpete » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:09 pm

rbodleyscott wrote: The Editor mostly works the same as in Pike and Shot, with additional features allowing named generals to be added, and units to be individually named.
OK. Very helpful. Thank you. :D

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by Patrick Ward » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:35 pm

stockwellpete wrote:
rbodleyscott wrote:
We have great plans for the expansion of FOG2.
Ok thanks. Will the scenario editor in FOG 2 be similar to Pike and Shot (which did seem to be quite difficult) or has it been simplified a bit? The FOG 1 editor was very easy to use. Should I start getting to grips with the P+S editor or should I wait? I have 100+ scenarios to re-write in due course.
We'd be very interested to hear what you found problematic with the editor.

Cheers.
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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by stockwellpete » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:36 pm

Patrick Ward wrote:
We'd be very interested to hear what you found problematic with the editor.

Cheers.
I can't really remember now other than I struggled to get going with it. It was probably a combination of me being so used to using the FOG 1 editor (which I loved) and me being a bit thick! :oops: I shall start trying to use it again shortly (to get some practice at modelling terrain to begin with) and I'll post any issues that I encounter. Cheers. :wink:

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by SnuggleBunnies » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:32 pm

YES!

That is all.

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by NikiforosFokas » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:22 pm

Amazing news :)
For Byzantium!!

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by w_michael » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:39 pm

I am a miniatures gamer of the DBx/Triumph! ilk. I found Field of Glory and Field of Glory Renaissance to be too complex and expensive for my taste. I bought Pike & Shot (the computer equivalent of Field of Glory Renaissance) and then Pike & Shot Campaigns, and I think that it is a great Renaissance game system (better than DBR). The advantage of the computer version is that the program takes care of all of the rules and table lookups. By removing the tedium of tabletop play, the system really shines. Of course the added bonus is the PBEM+ system that allows me to find opponents when there are none locally for a tabletop game.

I didn't buy the computer version of Field of Glory because the reviews were middling at best. I look forward to Field of Glory II if it follows similar game mechanics to Pike & Shot Campaigns. My dilemma is what to do with all of my miniatures if Field of Glory II is as good as Pike & Shot Campaigns.
William Michael, Pike & Shot Campaigns & Field of Glory II enthusiast

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by DonCzirr » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:01 pm

I believe this game will be Highly Superior and will achieve a glorious VICTORY. :wink:
Man schlägt jemanden mit der Faust und nicht mit gespreizten Fingern !

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by VegasOZ » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:07 am

When is it projected to be released? My Credit Card is on standby and waiting.

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by iandavidsmith » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:24 am

Blathergut wrote:*Ponders dusting off the bubblettes.*
LOL , that was a long time ago in a lost world....

I will by endless supplies of marshmallows to match your Bubblettes !

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by rbodleyscott » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:26 am

VegasOZ wrote:When is it projected to be released? My Credit Card is on standby and waiting.
Field of Glory II is set to release this fall.
Richard Bodley Scott

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by kilroy1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:51 am

rbodleyscott wrote:
VegasOZ wrote:When is it projected to be released? My Credit Card is on standby and waiting.
Field of Glory II is set to release this fall.
:D :!:

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by Captaii » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:21 am

Will these game be rankings in multiplayer?
My ingame nickname is Caothri.

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Re: Field of Glory II is announced!

Post by rbodleyscott » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:55 am

Captaii wrote:Will these game be rankings in multiplayer?
We do plan to implement the Slitherine tournament system.
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