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by ethan
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: FOGAM3
Replies: 181
Views: 35107

Re: FOGAM3

Another key ADLG difference vs. FoGAM is that in ADLG a unit has three states (Good, Hurt, Dead). Units can often lose more than one combat without becoming worse off than "hurt" and many units will often lose two combats and still be "hurt" (albeit close to being dead). Yes, there are multi-hit pos...
by ethan
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: How do you beat a max mounted army?
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

Re: How do you beat a max mounted army?

At least as an initial proposal I would go with 4 objectives equally spaced on the table deployed prior to terrain, 24" from the short edge and 16" from the long edge (fortifications would require some thought so ignore them for the moment). Anyone who controls 3 of 4 wins the game (control is defin...
by ethan
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: How do you beat a max mounted army?
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

Re: How do you beat a max mounted army?

Valid points, but I think you have to take into account how much you will hamper some armies because their opponent is not being particularly historical. Ancients and to a lesser extent Rennaissance put too much value on getting around people's flanks. I'm not quite sure why, but it DIDN'T happen a...
by ethan
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: How do you beat a max mounted army?
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

Re: How do you beat a max mounted army?

I am more and more convinced that part of the issue in both FoGR and AM (and possibly "ancients" in general) is that the game set-up does too little to encourage a battle. I have always been of the opinion that the game is supposed to simulate a field battle - which for whatever reason both armies h...
by ethan
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Pre-set terrain
Replies: 17
Views: 3426

Re: Pre-set terrain

Especially for a themed tournament, I don't think you need to be "fair" in terms of the pre-set terrain. If you want to have a classical Hellenistic theme, make tables conducive to that, advertise it early and be happy to you have done something to make the theme armies have a better chance. If you ...
by ethan
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Winners Atrittion
Replies: 85
Views: 18390

Re: Winners Atrittion

pyruse wrote:The most obvious way to speed up the game is to play with fewer points. 650 point games in 25mm on 6x4 tables are nice and decisive.
I don't think points matters overly much in speed, what matters is table size. 25mm on a 6x4 is a much smaller table size than 15mm on a 6x4.
by ethan
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Winners Atrittion
Replies: 85
Views: 18390

Re: Winners Atrittion

The growing popularity of SAGA also suggests people are looking to get the fun back into wargaming through more historical-style match-ups and shorter game timespans. My recollection is that Slitherine wanted people to play more historical match-up type games with FoG AM rather than wide open forma...
by ethan
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Winners Atrittion
Replies: 85
Views: 18390

Re: Winners Atrittion

What's needed is a way to make the individual games more interesting, increase the range of different, viable armies and cut down the number of potential mismatches due to asymetrical army choices. That can be done by changing points, table size or very clever theming, but all need careful work on ...
by ethan
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: What Size For LRR Legionary BGs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: What Size For LRR Legionary BGs?

I agree a mix of 8s and 4s would be most effective.
by ethan
Sat May 11, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2013 US Open, May 3-5
Replies: 57
Views: 5530

Re: 2013 US Open, May 3-5

I took the Early Aechemenid Persians to the US Open in Santa Clara. It was a great event and if you didn't attend you missed out. Why take the Persians? Actually it is very simple - Immortals. The 16 bases of Immortals are IMO some of the best troops in FoG now. In virtually every way they got bette...
by ethan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5730

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

You can sometimes reposition very carefully by getting the LBM transfers sufficiently wet, I often "paint" water over them after they are on the shield and gently tug them around with a razor blade. You do wreck an xfer once in a while doing this but it can work. Then sop up the water with a tissue,...
by ethan
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Little Big Men vs. VeniVidiVici shield transfers (15mm)
Replies: 14
Views: 5730

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

LBM are IMO generally awesome one of best new things in the hobby in a long time. They can be fussy but figuring them out pays off.
by ethan
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Historicon preperations
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Historicon preperations

and where does one find this
by ethan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Seleucid 900 points
Replies: 38
Views: 8656

Re: Later Seleucid 900 points

ravenflight wrote: Remembering that knights are impetuous so will charge anyway - so it isn't hard, but your lack of maneuverability will not make it easy either.
Troops will not make impetuous charges if they would contact elephants...
by ethan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Seleucids - How does this army handle?
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Seleucids - How does this army handle?

I think the answer is definiately buy the quality pike. Then buy whatever will allo you to deliver them into contact. See madaxeman's latest reports from lisbon where he face two. So then... the Superior pike is better than the imitation legionaries? Is that because they're a better value? Or is it...
by ethan
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: New Kingdom Egyptian
Replies: 38
Views: 9582

Re: New Kingdom Egyptian

Actually not really. The Egyptian chariots are going to fight all the Sea People impact foot on evens in impact and melee. Really? Worse than that actually I suppose. Sea Peoples are MF Impact Foot/Swords. In impact the chariots get +PoA for mounted vs. MF, the Sea Peoples get +PoA for Impact foot ...
by ethan
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: New Kingdom Egyptian
Replies: 38
Views: 9582

Re: New Kingdom Egyptian

The recommendation isn't to leave the Egyptians home, just bring enough Sea People to concentrate your opponent's attention. Without good chariots of their own, a Sea People army is likely to be vulnerable to Egyptian chariots. Chris Actually not really. The Egyptian chariots are going to fight all...
by ethan
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: New Kingdom Egyptian
Replies: 38
Views: 9582

Re: New Kingdom Egyptian

NKE have the problem of not having anything quite threatening enough. I think to make a chariot army work you need something that will legitimately attract a lot of enemy attention or do damage. In period, the Sea People impact foot may well be able to serve as that threat for the NKE. Not much oth...
by ethan
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: New Kingdom Egyptian
Replies: 38
Views: 9582

Re: New Kingdom Egyptian

NKE have the problem of not having anything quite threatening enough. I think to make a chariot army work you need something that will legitimately attract a lot of enemy attention or do damage.
by ethan
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Do we still need this forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Do we still need this forum?

It seems like this is now just FoG discussion generally...

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