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by vakarr
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: (Not So) Quick Questions Thread on Tactics
Replies: 32
Views: 1127

Re: (Not So) Quick Questions Thread on Tactics

Note that javelins are no more effective against elephants than other shooting weapons - not how it should be, but I asked about that a while back and was told no, there's no difference between javelins and bows when shooting at elephants - unless you shoot with something like Cretan Archers or Immo...
by vakarr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: Scenario Design
Topic: Iphicrates campaign updated
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Iphicrates campaign updated

I have updated the Iphicrates campaign to use the latest models and units. Here is part 1 of a video about Iphicrates and this campaign. https://youtu.be/HxJaBMZ9duY Each battle has proved to be rather difficult, though it may not seem so judging by my initial scores. Nevertheless I was able to get ...
by vakarr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II: After Action Reports
Topic: Iphicrates campaign part 1
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Iphicrates campaign part 1

This is part one of my series of reports on the Field of Glory 2 Iphicrates campaign. Each battle has proved to be rather difficult, though it may not seem so judging by my initial scores. Nevertheless I was able to get Iphicrates to beat the Spartans using an army of mainly peltasts and massed pelt...
by vakarr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: After Action Reports
Topic: Agesilaus Campaign report, with extra info
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Agesilaus Campaign report, with extra info

The Field of Glory Agesilaus campaign has been updated (to V4). It includes a new battle, new armies, and new units/models. Here is an after action report for all ten battles, in three parts: Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF2YWLAv54M&t=8s Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBmf-bCxys&t...
by vakarr
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Scenario Design
Topic: Campaign creation guide Part 1 (Setting up the Campaign)
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Campaign creation guide Part 1 (Setting up the Campaign)

How do you determine when a player will have to put units into garrisons? Does a player have to had put units into a garrison in order to be able to get reinforcements if you choose a reinforcement option?
by vakarr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Agesilaus Campaign updated, video available
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Agesilaus Campaign updated, video available

I have just put up three videos about Agesilaus II and the Agesilaus Campaign, which has just been updated and can be downloaded from the Community Content section within the game (takes just a few seconds, as they are all text files). Part one is here: https://youtu.be/aF2YWLAv54M The new version o...
by vakarr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: (Not So) Quick Questions Thread on Tactics
Replies: 32
Views: 1127

Re: (Not So) Quick Questions Thread on Tactics

Cavalry are vulnerable to shooting, so it might be possible to tempt the enemy cavalry into a killing zone, then shoot them up with much cheaper troops. Did that recently in a game where my best cavalry was average protected cavalry, and his best cavalry was superior armoured cavalry - moved my ligh...
by vakarr
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Elevation POA's
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Elevation POA's

OK, thanks, I always thought that the more extreme the height difference, the greater the POA advantage, but that seems not to be the case once it's over 100. I've also seen it said that a difference of less than 50 meant a 0 POA difference.
by vakarr
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Skirmishers and command
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Skirmishers and command

I tried keeping a general back, attached to a light cavalry unit, in one game, in order to rally other units. I found that to be a waste of time, it is much more effective to have the general in the front rank, fighting, as then he affects combat and morale. Then if the general got into combat, he d...
by vakarr
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Skirmishers and command
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Skirmishers and command

You may find this video helpful https://youtu.be/F8O6s-LRcyU Skirmishers only benefit from being in a general's command if they are within a quarter of his command distance while that general is in combat (+1 in cohesion tests). It is a very bad idea to put a general with a skirmisher unit as the ge...
by vakarr
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: (Not So) Quick Questions Thread on Tactics
Replies: 32
Views: 1127

Re: (Not So) Quick Questions Thread on Tactics

Yes use the forest to guard the right flank and put your best troops and cavalry on your left flank, as Ludendorf said, smash the enemy infantry with your superior warbands, hold back your other infantry, and secure the left flank of your warbands with the cavalry. The terrain on your extreme left i...
by vakarr
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Elevation POA's
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Elevation POA's

I have seen different claims as to the effects of elevation on POA in the forums, has it changed from that printed in the manual, viz
height difference <= 75 gives +25 POA
height difference >= 100 gives 100 POA
?
by vakarr
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Field of Glory II Update version 1.5.30 – “Warband Update”
Replies: 17
Views: 5506

Re: Field of Glory II Update version 1.5.30 – “Warband Update”

So peltasts will have a better chance of beating light javelinmen in melee, that's terrific, might make it worthwhile having them. How does the POA work out if you have the new style peltasts vs half sword medium infantry in difficult terrain? Then they wouldn't be disordered but they would have les...
by vakarr
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Tips on use of skirmishers?
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Tips on use of skirmishers?

Well I guess Ludendorff has pretty well covered the topic, but here's my bit: https://youtu.be/678sbVXoBXc. I'm going to fix up my campaigns (most of which were done before various DLC became available), before doing any more videos of that sort.
by vakarr
Sun May 31, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Show me the path to greatness!
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: Show me the path to greatness!

It seems I made a mistake with the Generals video as you say on Steam "SG can provide command control to all units in army, except those under the command of an ally-general." I thought a SG could only affect troops in his own command. Just to be clear, does this then apply to all troops for his ins...
by vakarr
Sun May 31, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Show me the path to greatness!
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: Show me the path to greatness!

The videos are available on Steam on my profile, and have been associated with FOG 2, however it's a struggle to get them listed in the Field of Glory section as I have always dealt directly with Slitherine and don't have a Steam licence. Creating a Steam Guide means doing it all over again with the...
by vakarr
Sat May 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 71
Views: 11815

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

General Principles and Tactics - a three part series that tells you how to improve your game (assuming a basic knowledge of how to play the game) Part 1: Planning, Organisation, and Recruitment https://youtu.be/HquKfV0_84I Part 2: Beginning of turn, Movement, and Shooting https://youtu.be/678sbVXoBX...
by vakarr
Sat May 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Show me the path to greatness!
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: Show me the path to greatness!

General Principles and Tactics - a three part series that tells you how to improve your game (assuming a basic knowledge of how to play the game) Part 1: Planning, Organisation, and Recruitment https://youtu.be/HquKfV0_84I Part 2: Beginning of turn, Movement, and Shooting https://youtu.be/678sbVXoBX...
by vakarr
Fri May 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beginner's Guide Video Series
Replies: 71
Views: 11815

Re: Beginner's Guide Video Series

Generals video now updated to include viewers' suggestions. Url is now https://youtu.be/F8O6s-LRcyU
by vakarr
Fri May 29, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Show me the path to greatness!
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: Show me the path to greatness!

Generals video updated to include suggestions from viewers. Url is now https://youtu.be/F8O6s-LRcyU

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