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by Bladeheart
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

However, this discussion is going off at a significant tangent from the theme of the thread and, it is apparent may I suggest, that 'RBS' would like it o come to a close. So I will comment no further and accept that no argument on either side will change the view of the other. As previously stated....
by Bladeheart
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

The theories that really raised stirrups on the pedestal basically presumed that without stirrups the riders could barely hold on the their horses which is not accurate (check the ancient military saddles: http://www.seatsofempire.com/ancient.html). The same theories also presume that with stirrups...
by Bladeheart
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

SnuggleBunnies wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:16 pm
The idea that the stirrup was a decisive factor was thoroughly debunked decades ago
Please show where?
I am aware of criticisms of White's theory, but that was more about social economic change.
by Bladeheart
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Heavy Weapon anti-armour effect revamp
Replies: 104
Views: 2925

Re: Heavy Weapon anti-armour effect revamp

I see your point, but may I suggest there is a direct correlation between the advancement of production methods and the 'speed' of the arms race; as the pace increase do the changes. :)
by Bladeheart
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

When one throws an object the power comes from a solid base that the body pushes against, hence the advantage of having one's feet in stirrups. However, the power from a bow shot comes from across the shoulders and back. Whilst stirrups would certainly be of some benefit, it would be negligible comp...
by Bladeheart
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Heavy Weapon anti-armour effect revamp
Replies: 104
Views: 2925

Re: Heavy Weapon anti-armour effect revamp

With respect to game mechanics, perhaps HW could reduce the maximum armour value. The need for a heavy weapon is to redress the advantage of better armour. Then when a weapon is superior there is the push to develop better protection, and the cycle begins again; I believe it is called the 'arms race...
by Bladeheart
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

Here is a suggestion offer up for consideration. Add an additional classification of stirrup to the appropriate latter period cavalry units. Give stirrup cavalry +50 POA to melee armed troops both impact and melee, possibly javelin armed missile fire but not I would suggest bow armed fire. Thus I su...
by Bladeheart
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Heavy Weapon anti-armour effect revamp
Replies: 104
Views: 2925

Re: Heavy Weapon anti-armour effect revamp

I have followed this discussion throughout the afternoon, but have not had the opportunity to comment sooner. As the various points in the posts above have been raised I do wonder what is the definition of Heavy Weapon and, given that we are discussing the late Dark Age, Feudal and beyond, whether i...
by Bladeheart
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

Macedonian Companions like this: https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/site/assets/files/2096/mosaic.1200x630-pim2-awm.jpg (from the Alexander Mosaic) Some others two-handed. Thank you. My main interest lies in that time period covered by the later half of your Wolves at the Gates DLC and beyond. Ho...
by Bladeheart
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

I have been giving the aspect of this thread discussed in the few entries above some more thought, not only in respect of light cavalry but also 'lancers'. Whilst I can see the argument for maintaining the existing balance, I am undecided particularly in respect of the armies and battles of the late...
by Bladeheart
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

.... Of course it would make light foot killers like Bedouin lancers even more deadly. I shall pay closer attention in future games, but to date personally I am yet to find light lancers to be such 'killers'. Time will tell; besides the solution may not be practical given the constraints of program...
by Bladeheart
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

The last battle I fought was Andalusian vs Spanish during which there was a Spanish Javelin against one of the aforementioned light lancers. The odds were more likely that the infantry would loose and again for the subsequent round, the lancers won the round and despite the odds being in favour of t...
by Bladeheart
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

Separate to the above, I do find light cavalry somewhat 'skittish' when engaging similarly armed light infantry (skirmishers).
by Bladeheart
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

May I ask whether 'Lancers' as used in the game to date and, in respect of this beta are treated any differently then other similar cavalry, or are they programmed identically? Many thanks. With respect to break offs they are treated the same. Thank you. Without going into the 'Saddle, stirrup and ...
by Bladeheart
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: ZOCs blocking break-offs.
Replies: 44
Views: 1481

Re: ZOCs blocking break-offs.

May I ask whether 'Lancers' as used in the game to date and, in respect of this beta are treated any differently then other similar cavalry, or are they programmed identically?

Many thanks.
by Bladeheart
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: What do you hope to see added before Fog II ends?
Replies: 92
Views: 4281

Re: What do you hope to see added before Fog II ends?

Two separate hopes, one noticeably less likely then the other. 1) That all the the various 'periods' have DLCs from the 'Biblical' to the end of the Middle Ages. 2) I enjoy FoG, but would like to see a DLC that changed the chess like nature of the game to one that placed greater restriction on comma...
by Bladeheart
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Future DLC?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: Future DLC?

Bladehart, why are you being so difficult? You began playing FOG1 since 2011 at least, so you never got "burned twice" as the Unity version was free, and if you bothered to install it you must have liked the VB version. ( if you bought the Wolves and Oath DAGS before you tested the Unity version ou...
by Bladeheart
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Future DLC?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: Future DLC?

I would suggest it is not unreasonable to enquire about further support, I don't think anyone said otherwise but when you act like your question was being dodged with a non-answer it comes off a bit snarky. And btw you got the same basic answer I got when I asked this question a month before they a...
by Bladeheart
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Future DLC?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: Future DLC?

A novel answer indeed, worthy of the House of Commons! lol The last DLC was released May 30 ,2019, how much faster do you expect? Also, FOG1 was not abandoned by Slitherine. As Ian McNeil posted a long time ago , the developer of the new unity version took the $, but never delivered.... Forgive me ...
by Bladeheart
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Future DLC?
Replies: 52
Views: 3450

Re: Future DLC?

A novel answer indeed, worthy of the House of Commons! lol

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