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by ars_belli
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Rule
Replies: 24
Views: 3579

According to the following threads (and many others), the existing rear support rule appears to be providing for tactical reserves quite adequately: :D http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6832 (#211, #227, #240, #705, etc.) http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6844 http://www....
by ars_belli
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Probably the best FOG camp ever
Replies: 17
Views: 3335

Deft use of humor... very well done! :D

Cheers,
Scott
by ars_belli
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Rule
Replies: 24
Views: 3579

Good call, Phil! :D So thus far we have MMR & LRR Romans, Hannibal at Zama, and Late Achaemenid Persians. We can add the Principate & Dominate Romans as well. That is still a very small list, comprising some of the most tactically complex armies of the ancient world. To return to the original topic,...
by ars_belli
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Ashigaru Teppo (Crossbow) 15mm miniatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

The teppo was a Japanese adaptation of the Portuguese arquebus: http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Teppo One of the best (IMHO) FoG AARs to date features a unit of Ii ashigaru armed with the teppo: http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll269/wargameserize/fogargentina/sengoku0908/DSCN2631...
by ars_belli
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Rule
Replies: 24
Views: 3579

philqw78 wrote:By reserves I meant to hold the line, if the front line goes. To stop exploitation by the forward troops of others.
Then beyond the few examples I mentioned above (MRR & LRR Romans, and Hannibal at Zama), the use of tactical reserves was quite rare in ancient warfare.

Salve,
Scott
by ars_belli
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Rule
Replies: 24
Views: 3579

If by "reserves" we mean the intentional deployment of one or more large units held in the rear in order to exploit or fill gaps in the front line, or pick up enemy units who break through, then the practice was not at all typical for ancient and medieval battles. The Roman manipular and cohortal li...
by ars_belli
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: ETRUSCANS?
Replies: 46
Views: 18575

Draka wrote:What is 400 AC? Is that BC or AD?
AC stands for the Latin "Ante Christum" and is equivalent to BC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ante_Christum_Natum :)

Salve,
Scott
by ars_belli
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Principate Roman (1st part)
Replies: 8
Views: 3432

Great looking figures... many thanks for sharing! :)

Salve,
Scott
by ars_belli
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Knights and Cataphracts are NOT cavalry in the complex move
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Just to clarify, cavalry and camelry are two separate mounted troop types (p. 14). However, camels that are not heavily armoured are indeed generally treated as if they were cavalry (p. 128). Camels that are heavily armoured are handled as if they were cataphracts.
by ars_belli
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Romans what are they good for absolutely nothing
Replies: 94
Views: 16780

Additional replies in Cassius' thread on the Seleucids: viewtopic.php?t=9975

Salve,
Scott
by ars_belli
Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Heavy foot base ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

IIRC, the original WRG basing scheme was indeed meant to reflect the fact that heavy infantry would have been deployed in denser formations than other troops. However, the FoG rules do allow for deeper bases or fewer figures per base than the stated norms (p. 127). So as long as the base widths are ...
by ars_belli
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Assyrian winged lion
Replies: 15
Views: 5019

Some models of Assyrian lamassu entrance guardians: http://www.ancientreplicas.com/winged-bull-guardian.html http://www.ancientreplicas.com/winged-bull.html http://www.ancientreplicas.com/winged-human-headed-bull.html http://ancienttreasures.com/lrgtext.php3?product=M-9&CA=16 http://www.talariaenter...
by ars_belli
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: All hail Boudicca!
Replies: 18
Views: 3051

Very nice painting job, Keith. At least your Celtic commanders all died gloriously! :)

Slantia,
Scott
by ars_belli
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Late Roman Legionarii
Replies: 43
Views: 20092

The Dominate Roman list already includes the option of rating legionaries as Light Spear rather than Impact Foot. :)

Salve,
Scott
by ars_belli
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: How Good do you think that Army actually is ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2913

Do you mean "if I cheat and add 2 Units of knights and some triple armed protected LH this army gets better"...? That might be a popular answer :wink: It might be indeed. :wink: However, I was thinking more along the lines of: "if the list was adjusted in future, to better reflect historical capabi...
by ars_belli
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: How Good do you think that Army actually is ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2913

A very nice way to poll players on the various armies. One other option might be "Could be better with a little tweaking."
Many thanks for providing such a great resource, Tim!

Slave,
Scott
by ars_belli
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Is FOG right for me ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

The FoG rule book includes only four sample 'starter' armies (Mid-Republican Roman & Carthaginian, HYW English & HWY French). The army lists proper are published in a series of separate books, organized by period: http://www.fieldofglory.com/catalogue/

Salve,
Scott
by ars_belli
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Principate Roman vs. Early German (again)
Replies: 57
Views: 18315

I have been trying out a few historical additions the EG list, and I have been pleased with the results thus far. The proposed changes are posted in a dedicated thread in Player Designed Lists forum: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9644 Any additional feedback would be greatly apprec...
by ars_belli
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: TMP Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 840

I agree, Mike. The phrase "force a consensus" is particularly off-putting. :?

But I'll choose to think of it as a popularity poll for ancients tournament rules, and then move on.

Cheers,
Scott

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