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by vsolfronk
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 8048

Re: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

Define wealthy. The information is so limited to be almost non existant. And what evidence is there of leather armor? Linen seemed more available and if glued into multiple layers, seems hjust as viable an armor as leather or bronze and a lot more comfortable and cheaper.
by vsolfronk
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 8048

Re: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

Probably most "campaigns" between the Greek City States were short affairs. I also wonder what the "Average Joe" wore. If you were wealthy you could affort the expensive leather/bronze armour, but for an average citizen what was the cost benefit of bronze vs leather vs linen armor>
by vsolfronk
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 8048

Re: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

The Hoplon (shield) probably could take the impact of a spear thrust, or at least divert it over/away from the target. As far as heavy leather Linothorax- once you had set up a system/mass process of glueing the cloth together would seem to be easier and cheaper than the thick leather which would re...
by vsolfronk
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 8048

Re: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

Graham- I thought the same thing as far as Central American armour. Of course having a shield would deflect the sword blows. Perhaps the hoplite swords were more made for cut/crush than the Spanish sword thrusts.
by vsolfronk
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor
Replies: 20
Views: 8048

New Yorker Article on Linothorax armor

How to Make Your Own Greek Armor Posted by Joshua Rothman 06/27/2014 Intellectual life thrives on mystery. When it comes to ancient Greece, one of those mysteries is the linothorax—the flimsy-looking, hip-length armor that you see warriors wearing on Greek vases. (Linothorax means, literally, “linen...
by vsolfronk
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: War of 1812 Lists
Replies: 1
Views: 493

War of 1812 Lists

I have created several army lists for the War of 1812. If you are interested, send me an email and I can send them to you:

vsolfronk@bham.lib.al.us

-United States
-British Army in Canada
-British Invasion Forces in Carribean and North America
by vsolfronk
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 16827

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

Terry-players just need feedback from you/Slitherine.
by vsolfronk
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 16827

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

A: "Simply , all rule sets are flawed." V: Shouldn't stop authors for sending out revisions. I played DBM, and extremely popular game that underwent many revisions, revisions that probably added to it's popularity and forcing players to try new armies. A:"There is no need for all the world to agree ...
by vsolfronk
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Keeping FOG N growing
Replies: 67
Views: 16827

Re: Keeping FOG N growing

I disagree- how do you grow a player base if the present published rules create such problems? All present players agree that the present rules are poorly printed and not very well edited. How do you entice new players if they face such rules? How do you sell them onthe rules if they look at forums ...
by vsolfronk
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Game Opening Variation
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Game Opening Variation

What if players (attacker first) alternately pick terrain pieces?

Also, what is the effect if you allow the same deployment rules as FoGAM or (more likely) FoGR?
by vsolfronk
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Basing 15mm British
Replies: 7
Views: 3852

Re: Basing 15mm British

It would be nice if people would post pic of their basing just to get an idea. For my French I did: (2x2 bases in battle column) .. FF | FF .. F=Fusilier, G=Grenadier, 1=Flagbearer, 2= Drummer, FFFF | FFFF 3=Officer, V=Voltigeur (one in front on first two bases), ..just empty space GFFF|FFFF GFFF|12...
by vsolfronk
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Basing 15mm British
Replies: 7
Views: 3852

Re: Basing 15mm British

I (would) use option "2" except I would only have two grenadier figures on the far right, and two skirmishing on the far left, or maybe have the skirmishers in front of (if you can squeeze them in) the main body of the two "center" bases. Option "1" screams out doing it in 10mm or 6mm. I will probab...
by vsolfronk
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Khurasan's first 15mm Napoleonic releases
Replies: 5
Views: 2204

Re: Khurasan's first 15mm Napoleonic releases

Very nice looking! What other Nappy projects/ranges are you looking to do?
by vsolfronk
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: melee
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: melee

If the unit is caught in the flank or rear they drop one morale level at impact, unless the chargers are LH or LI.
by vsolfronk
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Skirmishing cavalry in Woods
Replies: 36
Views: 5369

Re: Skirmishing cavalry in Woods

Also realize that in most European woods, the brush and the debris has been collected by local villagers for firewood so the groundfloor would be pretty clean. Probably there would be some disruption of formations but as long as the platoons and companies stay relatively together, orders can be give...
by vsolfronk
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments, Demos & Opponents
Topic: Congratulations to the Birmingham Bavarians!
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Congratulations to the Birmingham Bavarians!

Congratulations to Lee Cleveland playing 1809 Bavarians for winning the first Birmingham AL Field of Glory Napoleonics tournament! Everyone had a great time and play went smoothly without too many rules questions (considering it was our first time playing in a tournament format). A big thank you to ...
by vsolfronk
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Emperors and Eagles
Replies: 25
Views: 3958

Re: Emperors and Eagles

I believe it is two cav BG plus 1 Horse Artillery (making three) is the minimum....but I can be wrong.
by vsolfronk
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments, Demos & Opponents
Topic: Birmingham AL FoGN Tournament- Oct 13
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Birmingham AL FoGN Tournament- Oct 13

If you are planning on attending, please contact me ASAP. Right now we have only us Bunnies....

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