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by larrydunn
Tue May 26, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Unit Scale and Basing
Replies: 19
Views: 7149

When did the battalion guns start to appear on the battlefields ? I thought it was only on XVIII century which is out of the Renaissance period. No Swedes started using battion guns from mid 1600s. Yes, he had leather guns from the wars with the Poles and early wars in Germany. These were unreliabl...
by larrydunn
Tue May 26, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: FOGR Beta response method question
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

Oh no! The Ren rules have gone out? I didn't get a beta copy, does that mean I was not chosen as a beta playtester? Muskets are all primed for the late TYW, Frenchies and Bavarians itching to get at each other ....
by larrydunn
Fri May 15, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Beta Test sign up
Replies: 38
Views: 10064

My musket is primed. And no, that's not a double entendre. Sadly. :)
by larrydunn
Fri May 15, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Beta2 ready to go
Replies: 26
Views: 10288

Re: Beta2 ready to go

Those of you who confirmed entry to the Beta 2 test group will be sent the rules shortly In advance of the rules those players should have received an aknowledgement email today If you are expecting to receive a copy and haven't done so please email me directly. Regards Terry Hi, a few weeks ago I ...
by larrydunn
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming question (with photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

I can see why you play it the way you do, and I agree that on some points it makes sense. For me, there are some issues with doing it that way -- IMO it's not a matter of surplus language that's missing, it's making an intuition about something that's otherwise always closely described. Until there'...
by larrydunn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming question (with photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

I just disagree -- I don't think it needs to say more than conforming with "enemy bases" to cover any bases of the enemy available. Also, I don't think you can extrapolate from rules relating to movement in the later Red Ti manoeuvre phase to Nubian conforming in the Nubian manoeuvre phase. I'm sti...
by larrydunn
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming question (with photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Contacting the other Red BG is not a problem. They are already in close combat as overlaps if aligned on their friends, and this broadens the fight just like feeding troops into melee can do. Well, as of right now (Nubian Manouevre) the righthand Red Ti unit is not in the close combat as an overlap...
by larrydunn
Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming question (with photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

The Impact was 5 bases wide so the BG to the right was already involved with 1 base in Impact. In melee, after conforming, they would get an overlap as well. Mike Nope, that's the whole point. The unit to the right (of the Nubians) was not involved in the impact, as the Nubians had no bases in cont...
by larrydunn
Sat May 31, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming question (with photo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1942

Conforming question (with photo)

Hi, here's a photo of a situation that arose: http://img205.imagevenue.com/loc597/th_66627_fog-question_122_597lo.jpg The unit with the desert bases is Nubian warriors who have attacked a BG of Red Ti subjects. As you can see the Red Ti were in a BL of three units when attacked -- I have crudely mar...
by larrydunn
Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: No Starter Army for War of the Roses
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

nikgaukroger wrote:Not all lists have a starter army.
Why not?
by larrydunn
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Beta Test Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 4058

Well, I'm very much looking forward to helping out with the playtesting when the new version is available. I'm so ready for something new for ancients.
by larrydunn
Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Beta Test Applications
Replies: 7
Views: 4058

Re: New Beta Test Applications

jdm wrote:To all of you who have recently applied to join the beta test a big thank you. We will be getting to you as soon as possible but once again we have been overwhelmed with applications.
Roger that. :)
by larrydunn
Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How did the swiss do at Leeds?
Replies: 16
Views: 6363

Overall the Swiss performed historically. They struggled against mobile armies with lots of misile power Not necessarily historical -- the Swiss never faced a mobile army with lots of missile power. They did, however, face opponents more mobile than they were, and which had lots of firepower, and d...
by larrydunn
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite army
Replies: 144
Views: 44233

However, there is no evidence of Scots using deep formations as the Swiss did. As Pikes in AoW (like most other ancients/medieval rules) are designed to fight in formations much deeper than other troops if troops like the Scots are rated as Pikes they will end up fighting in unhistoiurcally deep fo...
by larrydunn
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite army
Replies: 144
Views: 44233

Pikes were not introduced until the Flodden campiagn - AoW Scots will be spearmen. A mistake, IMO. Scots spears in the pre-Flodden period were 12-14 feet long -- too long to joust with and longer than Swiss pikes were. Probably a better way to do it is to place restrictions on undrilled pikes, like...
by larrydunn
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knight-y Knight.....
Replies: 36
Views: 12765

stalins_organ wrote:Doesn't kataphractoi refer to all Byzantine cavalry of the era tho?
They were called kavallarioi.
Shouldn't the fully armoured wedges have a different designation?
They do -- kataphractoi klibanophoroi. "Klibanion-wearing cataphracts."
by larrydunn
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Rome Slaughters Sassanid Raiders - an example AoW Game
Replies: 19
Views: 8896

("Battle group" in AoW terminology - no appropriate contemporary term being available). Vexillation? This is contemporary for Romans but not for other armies covered by the rules (the vast majority). [/quote] Right, I was responding to "no appropriate contemporary term being available." I don't thi...
by larrydunn
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13754

but when you have 'African' and 'Indian' elephants, but not 'war' and 'riding' ones, it does suggest otherwise. As I've suggested, it might not really be necessary to have them as different categories if you simply specify that elephants with escorts move at foot speed but elephants without escorts...
by larrydunn
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13754

The two types that seem to be relevant for gaming purposes are War El and Riding El. I don't know how the rules work, but it sounds like that could be handled with one basic troop type, "Elephants," with modifiers to speed and combat strength based on crew and escorts.
by larrydunn
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Title for Rules
Replies: 103
Views: 34149

babyshark wrote:
larrydunn wrote:Some suggestions:

Barritus
At Swords Crossed
Shieldline
Bad Men with Sharp Sticks?
If you are suggesting that my proposed titles are stupid, why don't you give it a go and come up with some better?

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