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by the_iron_duke
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

So no-one else has any thoughts on this? The second system I suggested clearly provides for a much more realistic allocation of maps than the current system, and the examples provided prove that beyond any doubt. A reminder of what the current system is: The map type will be chosen using the map set...
by the_iron_duke
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

I've been thinking how this proposed system would work with future expansions, specifically with the Mongol horse-archer armies, which will presumably be of the Steppe map type. No-one went to fight the Mongols in the Steppe. So I think the top level of aggression/expansion would be best reserved fo...
by the_iron_duke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

Some examples: Bosporan vs Pontic Current system: Always North European map Proposed system: Would produce a 50/50 chance of either North European or Mediterranean map Indian vs anyone Current system: Always Tropical map Proposed system: There'd be potential for other maps. For example, if Indians a...
by the_iron_duke
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

I've thought of a new system for arranging maps for multiplayer games. I've yet to decide whether I think it's better or worse than the other alternative system that I have described previously in this thread. EDIT: I've concluded that this is the better of the two systems I've proposed. This system...
by the_iron_duke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Field of Glory 2 - DLC #2 looking for beta testers
Replies: 17
Views: 2967

Re: Field of Glory 2 - DLC #2 looking for beta testers

I might be interested if there is stuff other than testing campaigns and scenarios.
by the_iron_duke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

Sarmatians could perhaps be Steppe. Compare locations of Sarmatia and the Eurasian Steppe Belt in the following pictures.

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by the_iron_duke
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

Here are the map profiles currently used by the armies in Rise of Rome , with the map types sorted in order of priority in which they are utilized. Libyan is Mediterranean but could perhaps be Desert or Middle Eastern, as the area's mostly desert except for the area round Kyrene. I see the Arabs' ma...
by the_iron_duke
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

There are lots of match-ups with the current map system that mean it will always represent one side attacking another, and many match-ups will probably be historical what-ifs in any case. For example, it will always be the Pontics attacking the Bosporans because the map in this match-up wll always b...
by the_iron_duke
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: More multiplayer formats/options one day?

I think the new Pot Luck vs Pot Luck format with geographical/historical settings and maps conforming to the chosen armies is a good format. The main thing keeping me from playing it is that one can't choose one's force composition. I'd hazard to guess that most players would prefer to customize the...
by the_iron_duke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Suggestions for what to do with that extra general or two?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Suggestions for what to do with that extra general or tw

It's up to you, and can depend on the army and map. A general default might be to put the Field Commander commanding the troops in the middle and a Troop Commander on each flank. Or if you've got a cavalry contingent give a Commander to them. Maybe give one to the point of your army's spear, like so...
by the_iron_duke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: how to play cataphracts
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: how to play cataphracts

They're best against cavalry and armoured units. You could use other cavalry or light cavalry to engage enemy cavalry units first so they can't evade when charged by the cataphracts.
by the_iron_duke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: deep stream clarification
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: deep stream clarification

Plus, it would be helpful if difficult streams looked different... :wink:
by the_iron_duke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: More multiplayer formats/options one day?
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

More multiplayer formats/options one day?

So, are any of these multiplayer formats/options going to be included in the game at some point? 1) Each player choosing which army they want to play with, without knowing what army one's opponents has picked until after army selection. ]2) Randomization of sides for games where the the two armies a...
by the_iron_duke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tech Support
Topic: Sometimes unit facing direction is unclear
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Sometimes unit facing direction is unclear

Often, one needs to know which direction a unit is facing in the turn one is in.
by the_iron_duke
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Trying to build an authentic Roman army
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Trying to build an authentic Roman army

https://i.imgur.com/eouFGc4.jpg New model Roman mid-Republic legion. Could round down the number of Triarii from 2.5 to 2, instead of rounding up to 3. The general I think is better used in leading one of the Hastati/Principes units rather than Triarii. With a decrease in the number of troops in a ...
by the_iron_duke
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Small suggestions thread
Replies: 199
Views: 18481

Re: Small suggestions thread

Artist's impression of how it might look if there was a button at the army list unit purchase screen to show/hide the enemy army list, plus related changes to headers.

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by the_iron_duke
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Irregular Foot vs. Raw Hoplites
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Irregular Foot vs. Raw Hoplites

There's also cohesion tests from things like taking missile fire, adjacent units routing and generals dying.
by the_iron_duke
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Irregular Foot vs. Raw Hoplites
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: Irregular Foot vs. Raw Hoplites

Raw troops will do worse than average troops in cohesion tests.
by the_iron_duke
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tech Support
Topic: Sometimes unit facing direction is unclear
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Sometimes unit facing direction is unclear

There are certain times when it's not clear which direction a unit is facing. I think maybe it occurs when a chaser is pursuing and makes a turn in doing so. This screenshot is an example. The Hastati in the middle is at an angle between facing "East" and facing "South-East" (compare with the unit i...
by the_iron_duke
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Small suggestions thread
Replies: 199
Views: 18481

Re: Small suggestions thread

Currently, one can set the difficulty (for single-player play), which affects enemy troop numbers and also troop quality on the highest and lowest levels (although it doesn't say this anywhere and really needs a mouseover tooltip). In the advanced game setup options, one can make further adjustments...

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