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by mbsparta
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shooting at Artillery
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: Shooting at Artillery

If the artillery is a two stand BG it must take two casualties to test for stand loss. But even with one hit it must take a cohesion test. And it would break if a stand is removed. At least that is how we play

Mike B
by mbsparta
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Escape from Aliso – Germania scenario
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

Re: Escape from Aliso – Germania scenario

Here is one picture from our game last week ...
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And one more:

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by mbsparta
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Escape from Aliso – Germania scenario
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

Re: Escape from Aliso – Germania scenario

Great game report !! Interesting ... We played a FoG game of Germans v. Principate last Saturday inspired by the Warlord "Germania" book. Tiberius led his legions on a pay-back campaign. I will post a few pictures if I can figure out how to. It is good to see a battle report. I was wondering if anyo...
by mbsparta
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: does anyone use 28mm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: does anyone use 28mm?

We play 28mm also. I have played both with 1"=1MU and 40mm=1MU. Locally we use a 6x4 table and normally use 650 to 700 point armies. 1"=1MU gives a good game on that sized table with those sized armies. Bigger games on bigger tables tend to work better at 40mm. I agree the shooting ranges seem odd g...
by mbsparta
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How to defeat pikemen
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: How to defeat pikemen

We play Seleucids vs. MRR a lot. The two armies give a great game and offer a lot of different BG types. I find that Superior Armored Romans in BG's of 8 do well against pike. They have staying power. Add in a General and you have a good chance to win. Once the pike phalanx gets "hurt" the tide turn...
by mbsparta
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shot at by Firearms
Replies: 24
Views: 2846

Re: Shot at by Firearms

This, sadly, is what is wrong with tournaments. You (1) Determine how many dice you get (2) Select your target (3) Roll the dice to see the effect, if any, of the fire. Simple ... Not complicated ... The target gets the CT modifier ... Not a BG that could have been the target, or might have been the...
by mbsparta
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Pre-set terrain
Replies: 17
Views: 3291

Re: Pre-set terrain

We always use pre-set terrain for our games. But we rarely play in tournaments. We try to set up a battlefield that is (1) represntative of the location we are battling in (2) does not offer a significant advanatge to either side. This Sunday we are fighting a Peloponnesian battle; Athenians vs Spar...
by mbsparta
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Early Successor
Replies: 10
Views: 1980

Re: Early Successor

Not enough mounted IMHO ... The Successor armies are so good because they have no real weaknesses. They had good heavy troops ... good mounted troops, good LF and a good shopping list for other BGs. Against historical opponents a Successor army is a tough opponent. Against some sort of fantasy oppon...
by mbsparta
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: What Size For LRR Legionary BGs?
Replies: 2
Views: 971

What Size For LRR Legionary BGs?

I am getting ready to play a series of games: Caesar vs a variety of Gallic, German and British barbarians. My opponent usually fields his warriors in 12s. I used to have 4-stand legionary BGs but have swirtched to 8s for V2 games. I was curious what other players were doing with legionaries? Of cou...
by mbsparta
Fri May 17, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid Power Version
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: Later Seleucid Power Version

I fail to see how using scythed chariots in our games in any manner other than their intended historical use is a positive for historical gaming in any setting. Why not use that "grey matter" to try to get the most out of them using them as they were used historically?? There in lies the real "art" ...
by mbsparta
Thu May 16, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid Power Version
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: Later Seleucid Power Version

We have changed to using 12 stand pike BGs. 8's are just too brittle. The Seleucid army is a fun army to play ... lots of options, cool units and great fodder for the Scipio brothers to beat up on. We always use scythed chariots. The models are just too pretty to leave in the box. We have never used...
by mbsparta
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 8350

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

The optimum size of pike BGs is an interesting discussion. I started playing with 8 stand BGs ... but that limits dice to "4" per combat. 10 stand BGs, while a little more resiliant, still only offer 4 dice assuming a 2x5 set up. 12 figure BGs offer 6 dice in combat but can suffer was the bases are ...
by mbsparta
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Badcon Games 3&4
Replies: 8
Views: 4844

Re: Badcon Games 3&4

Can you have that many Gaestati?

Mike B
by mbsparta
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spartans
Replies: 30
Views: 3648

Re: Spartans

I actually like the way Spartans are depicted in the army list. By not overpowering then (and over pricing them) a Spartan army is compatable size-wise with other Classical Greek armies. Like many of the army lists, superior Spartans are an ellegant was to model the army. As for battles against the ...
by mbsparta
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Elephants and Commanders
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Elephants and Commanders

Can a Commander not mounted on an elephant "command" an elephant BG? I am having a V2 brain-fart ... Specifically, can a commander depicted as mounted on a horse rally a broken elephant BG? I seem to remember a V2 rule that only commanders mounted on elephants can "command" elephant BGs? Can't find ...
by mbsparta
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Pyrrhic army; Aventine miniatures
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

Re: Pyrrhic army; Aventine miniatures

Stunning!!!
Beautiful work ...

I think there is some doubt about the two-part sarrisas ... But I love the look of his models ...

Mike B
by mbsparta
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: elephants v sch
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: elephants v sch

Plus they are cool models

Plus they we a part of certain armies and belong on the table with them

Mike B
by mbsparta
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: First v2 games
Replies: 15
Views: 2992

Re: First v2 games

Speaking of first V2 games ... We played LRR vs Gallic this past Saturday. We ended up with just under 700 points per side and fought (28mm) on a 6x4 table. We use 1"= 1MU. 1. We do not use the terrain set-up portion of the game so I cannot comment on that. We take turns setting up a table based on ...
by mbsparta
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: V2 books in stock
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: V2 books in stock

Got my book in the mail yesterday (Ohio USA). Weird, it was shipped from Oregon USA??? But it arrived in pristine condition, no dents or crinkled corners. It was packed in cardboard. Overall I am very pleased with the book, and thanks for providing us an old-fashioned option for V2. :wink: If the pr...
by mbsparta
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: First V2 game, Romans vs Germans
Replies: 3
Views: 3630

Re: First V2 game, Romans vs Germans

Nice battle report ... Did you use the changes to impact in V2? For 28mm around 650 points is good on a 6x4 table. If we go much over that we use a larger table. When you use anything other than 1"=1MU, the game changes significantly. I don't think the game was designed for the manuver that is allow...

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