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by Lukew
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Napoleoni Empires?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Napoleoni Empires?

I think aa Napoleonic version of Empires set between 1790 and 1815 (or somewhat later eg 1830) with a Napoleonic version of FOG II to fight the battles would work extremely well. For me it is the tactical battles that really make or break this kind of game. For this period I would have monthly turns...
by Lukew
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: A couple of things...
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: A couple of things...

I think FOG Empires is much better than RTW especially with FOG II to fight the tactical battles. Always room for improvement though :)
by Lukew
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Lusitanian Depravity
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Lusitanian Depravity

Depraved leaders could be rather fun. Rome had plenty of them as one example. I agree an assassination/coup feature would be a wonderful addition even if your benevolent and wise ruler could be replaced with be depraved and genocidal maniac. A much greater likelihood when your civilization becomes d...
by Lukew
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Is this supposed to happen?
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Is this supposed to happen?

Historically that kind of collapse could and indeed did occur and sometimes suddenly. Consider as an extreme example the Late Bronze Age Collapse or the Fall of the Western Roman Empire. The way Alexander the Great's Empire broke apart into the Successor States. In recent history the break up of the...
by Lukew
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Diplomacy and negotiations
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Diplomacy and negotiations

It would be good to have more diplomatic detail in this game. I would suggest Trade concessions Offering or demanding tribute territorial concessions ceding or offering regions or provinces A more detailed negotiation round (or series of rounds) might occur as each side makes demands, offers and con...
by Lukew
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: All of my generals are terrible. How do I get new ones??
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: All of my generals are terrible. How do I get new ones??

To be fair I think there is some historical accuracy in this kind of thing. Some nations historically did have a clutch of useless generals at the worst possible time. Archamenid Persia at the time of Darius III and Alexander's invasion. That said Darius does seem to have had a handful of talented c...
by Lukew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Military Monarchs
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Military Monarchs

There were many of these with the period covered such as Alexander the Great, Antigonous Monopthalmus and others. Even some monarchs with far less military talent quite frequently led armies into battle, With this in mind should the ruling monarch not be included in the commander's pool whether or n...
by Lukew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Imitation Legionaries
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Imitation Legionaries

Some good points there. With my experience of fighting them (Ptolemaic Egypt versus Nubia with that series of wars finally ending in 211 BC) they are just too good. Meanwhile Rome hasn't even had the Marian reforms yet so shouldn't the Imitation Legionaries actually reflect the pre Marian legions in...
by Lukew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Decadence is ruining this game for me...
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Re: Decadence is ruining this game for me...

Empires could and very often did become decadent and went into a decline. Fact of history. You can choose to manage your decadent and declining state or you can choose to change factions
by Lukew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Unwanted Regions
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Unwanted Regions

Their could be historical rationale for this for example Rome's abandonment of Dacia or the retreat back from the Antonine Wall. Being able to offer regions/provinces in treaty negotiations would be a good feature to have
by Lukew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Imitation Legionaries
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Imitation Legionaries

I know these are often intended to be Palace Guards but they seem hugely over powered, There are Guard and "Guards" and these guys are not and should not be the 10th Legion. While they might still b a nationally "elite" formation that does not need to be so internationally - real elites ought to be ...
by Lukew
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Seasons

Perhaps an ideal solution would be to have a seasons option available (eg for times of war) but non mandatory. Hence it vould be possible for those like me who might want the option available primarily for the fighting of wars without having it on all the time or forcing it on everyone and massively...
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: 3rd Century AD Crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 163

3rd Century AD Crisis

Third Century Crisis Never covered in RTW I think this era would make a great subject for a campaign. Though the Roman Empire starts huge that means it has a lot too defend. And it has a lot of problems ranging from a vad economy, disloyal generals who want to be Emperor, plague and lots of powerful...
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: an historical game ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1606

Re: an historical game ?

More so that Rome Total War was. So far I haven't seen any ridiculous military units as were sometimes seen in RTW. Maybe the graphics in FOG2 aren't quite as good in RTW and no naval battles (maybe there could be a naval DLC sometime? Being forced to fight a battle when it would be more sensible to...
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Ptolemaic Egypt Elephants
Replies: 25
Views: 1310

Re: Ptolemaic Egypt Elephants

Maybe trading for elephants should be an option but only for those empires that had them eg Diadochi. However if that were implemented it should be costly :D
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Seasons

I'd be fine with having the option available in single player games. And perhaps even changeable during the game, Night even be a useful feature in any future smaller campaigns covering for example the 3rd Century Crisis (now that would be a challenging situation for the Romans) the Roman conquest o...
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Future DLC?
Replies: 52
Views: 3590

Re: Future DLC?

My preference would be a move into the Medieval era perhaps up to around 1300 or so covering the Crusades etc then a future module covering the remainder of the European era up to say 1520 Also interested in the Bronze Age and a China series of DLCs
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Ptolemaic Egypt Elephants
Replies: 25
Views: 1310

Re: Ptolemaic Egypt Elephants

I'll look into that. Does Egypt have the Castrum Elephantorium and, if so, how does it fit into the tech tree. Do I need to be at a certain level of civilization pr di I just need certain buildings?


Or can I acquire elephants through trade?
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Seasons

A seasonal approach would address the issue someone raised on another post regarding the amount of time it takes to pull of Hannibal's march from Spain over the Alps. Perhaps make it a selectable option for gamers who want more detail at the expense of a much longer game. nd if it were possible to c...
by Lukew
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Battle
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Battle

Indeed, why not do both. The strategic/operational approach I outlined might generate a rear-guard action as Melm suggests. There might be other choices offered, for example you want to harass the enemy as they march which generates an attack the baggage Or you could decide to do a flank march

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