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by Zephyr40k
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 7875

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

Yup, even with the +3 I failed. Rolled two 1's for the two units' death rolls, one right after the other. He got in enough shots from different directions, managed to hit with every die rolled. It was an epic collapse of that flank. And as for that "if in the right place" thing... yeah well I may no...
by Zephyr40k
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 7875

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

Here's the army I eventually took to the tournament: Unit Type Type "# bases" "Unit Price" Subtotal Notes Cataphract Alpha Cataphract 4 20 80 Superior Thoratikai Medium Foot 6 10 60 Superior Phalanx Delta Heavy Foot 8 6 48 Superior Phalanx Alpha Heavy Foot 12 6 72 Phalanx Beta Heavy Foot 12 6 72 Agr...
by Zephyr40k
Tue May 14, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Heavy Chariot with Light Spear
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Heavy Chariot with Light Spear

Heavy Chariot with Light Spear In a recent FAQ Slitherine recently stipulated that Heavy Chariots with Light Spear can receive both POAs, 'if both qualify.' So I'm trying to come up with a list of scenarios in which that would actually happen, to see how likely that is... and hence to determine if L...
by Zephyr40k
Wed May 08, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Tricky stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Tricky stuff

I was paging through Immortal Fire the other day and saw this under the army notes for the Syracusian army: "It is permissible to depict the disguised rowers using hoplites. If this is done, their true nature does not need to be disclosed until they are shot at or engaged in close combat." I found t...
by Zephyr40k
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Re: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)

petedalby wrote:Like I said:
In terms of quality, LBM are much more detailed but they can be challenging to use
No doubt there... they are of excellent quality.
by Zephyr40k
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Re: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)

Well the *CHANGES TO LITTLE BIG MEN STUDIOS TRANSFERS* note on their website confuses things. Step 4 of the instructions refers to a "Clear Plastic Layer." But on the website it says "instead of a plastic top layer it is now a paper layer, which needs water applied to it to come off." Which (a) indi...
by Zephyr40k
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ambushing: Anyone do it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5712

Re: Ambushing: Anyone do it?

I see. so, in your case, Raven, you hid the cataphracts in a forest and then revealed them before the enemy MF were in the forest. Then work the cats free of the forest forst before getting them into a fight. OK yes that does take perfect timing.
by Zephyr40k
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Re: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)

OK, I think I figured it out. Thanks, Raven. I didn't realize there were three different layers in play - the white paper layer, the clear plastic layer, and the actual decal in between. I was pre-soaking the decals in a cup of water for 30 seconds, like I do with all other decals. The "decal" float...
by Zephyr40k
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Re: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)

OK well color me dumb. I ordered and received the LBM decals and have not figured out how to get them to work at all. They seem way too stiff to apply to rounded shields. I've followed their directions regarding "domed" surfaces but as soon as I let off pressure the decal pops off and resumes its ri...
by Zephyr40k
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ambushing: Anyone do it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5712

Re: Ambushing: Anyone do it?

I see... so it sounds like the main purpose of ambushing is to get heavy troops (HF / cataphract / etc) into terrain and using them to stomp the MF or skirmishers the enemy sends in there to seize that terrain piese. Useful, I suppose.
by Zephyr40k
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ambushing: Anyone do it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5712

Ambushing: Anyone do it?

The Ambushing rules in FoG are interesting, but in all the games I've watched and all the BatReps I've read I've never actually seen anyone do it. Does it ever make sense? Has anyone ever tried it? Is it effective? Roughly how often does the terrain fall in a way that allows for ambushing - 50% of t...
by Zephyr40k
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2013 US Open, May 3-5
Replies: 57
Views: 4873

Re: 2013 US Open, May 3-5

OK, this is fun.

I'll bring the, er... wine? From Napa, you see. Or maybe the artichokes. I saw a few growing nearby recently.
by Zephyr40k
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 7875

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

Thanks to everyone for all your feedback so far. Here are my thoughts, for what they are worth (perhaps a few cents :) ): Agree that a single unit of MF is not much use. Since your 6 will need to ba at least 2 deep to be effective, it'll be too small a unit to successfully contest terrain (which wil...
by Zephyr40k
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 7875

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

As for deployment diagrams, here is the latest: Version 2a I call "Hedging my Bets." http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll140/zephyr40k/hedging_bets.jpg I have effective "hammer" and "anvil" battle-lines but I also retain a degree of tactical flexibility by having some uncommitted units. A problem w...
by Zephyr40k
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 7875

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

OK, this is the latest version of my army list. http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll140/zephyr40k/Seleucid_v3.jpg Pumped out 2 of the phalanxes to 10 to be able to absorb some casualties. Replaced the imitation legionaires with the superior pike. Added 2 to the Thoratikai to max it out. Maxed out m...
by Zephyr40k
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: BG Movement Trays
Replies: 2
Views: 863

BG Movement Trays

I am considering my options re: movement trays. My bases are magnetized and I've been working both with magnetic vinyl sheeting (a bit too floppy for my tastes) and 26-gauge mild sheet steel (I can't seem to cut it without getting it all bent up). So today some Google-Fu found me this website: http:...
by Zephyr40k
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Version 2.0 Errata
Replies: 57
Views: 19269

Re: Version 2.0 Errata

I think I may have caught an erratta in v2 regarding placement of Ambush markers for the non-Initiative player. In the book it says that the zone they may place them in is a thin strip up to six inches from the centerline (outer two thirds), but in the quick reference in back it says they may place ...
by Zephyr40k
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unlimited re downloads vs buying the physical copy
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Unlimited re downloads vs buying the physical copy

The 'unlimited downloads' option for electronic product purchases is an excellent idea, and is in line with the rest of the industry, from RPG Drive Through to Amazon's Kindle Direct. The only company that doesn't do that is Mongoose Games, the outfit that makes the "Force on Force" and "Ambush Alle...
by Zephyr40k
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5219

Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)

I'll be needing to put in an order for shield transfers soon. Am looking for feedback and reviews on these two manufacturers. Which one is better? LBM is more expensive but it does appear based on their website that the designs may be of higher quality. Or is there another manufacturer of ancient 15...

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