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by Mahatma
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mixed formations
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Mixed formations

Why didn't the Greeks, while getting owned by Romans, put spearmen and or swordsmen at the front of their pike units to prevent the disruption of pikes? Put a few lines of archers behind to fire arrers over and it's an easy win. Maybe. Roman Legionaires. Fought them, tough b*stards. In my Thracian d...
by Mahatma
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: 4 Reports from Roll Call - Foederate Romans vs Cataphracts
Replies: 21
Views: 7090

More appreciation here for all the AAR's on your site and the army lists.
by Mahatma
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Elephants + Pikes + Impact Foot = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 4629

Is this any better? 1x FC 2x TC 8x Argyraspides. HF, Sup, Pro, Dr, Pikes 8x Phalanx. HF, Ave, Pro, Dr, Pikes 8x Phalanx. HF, Ave, Pro, Dr, Pikes 6x Tracians. MF, Ave, Unpro, Undr, HW. 6x Cataphracts. Superior 2x Elephants 6x Slingers. Poor, undrilled. 6x Slingers. Poor, undrilled. 2x Elephants. 4x H...
by Mahatma
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Getic Thracians - a New Hope
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Maximum Romans I believe Oh damn I dislike the Romans immensely. This thread has partially inspired me to collect the Thracians. It's something to do with the funky crescent shields, which are reminiscent of the Slaanesh cavalry shields from Warhammer. Anyway, let me know how this army progresses (...
by Mahatma
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Elephants + Pikes + Impact Foot = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 4629

So I put a rough 600pt army together. 1x FC 2x TC 8x Argyraspides. HF, Sup, Pro, Dr, Pikes 8x Phalanx. HF, Ave, Pro, Dr, Pikes 8x Phalanx. HF, Ave, Pro, Dr, Pikes 6x Tracians. MF, Ave, Unpro, Undr, HW. 4x Cataphracts. Superior 4x Cataphracts. Superior 6x Slingers. Poor, undrilled. 6x Slingers. Poor,...
by Mahatma
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Do ambushes ever work well?
Replies: 10
Views: 2195

Do ambushes ever work well?

I've been reading as many AAR's as I can and I rarely see an ambush used. The idea of surprising the enemy by launching some crack troops (I'm thinking armoured, drilled, swordsmen, superior Dailami) into his/her LF is appealling, but how do I do it? If I want the terrain to ambush from, do I not ne...
by Mahatma
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How are games won?
Replies: 14
Views: 2774

How are games won?

This is an intentionally vague question, because I'm not sure how to ask it.

What are the most important factors in determining which army will be successful in FoG?

Is it mobility? Terrain? Generalship? Army composition? Cheating? ;)
by Mahatma
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Elephants + Pikes + Impact Foot = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 4629

pikes

Is putting pikes 5 deep when facing very good quality BG's a good idea? I can see the advantaged but it leads to a narrow frontage and easy overlaps. Is there anything that can take on crack legionaries in the same era? Also, it's been suggested to put Elephants on the flanks, but does this not lead...
by Mahatma
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Tactical Tips Collection
Replies: 35
Views: 59880

Are you Sun Tzu reincarnated?
by Mahatma
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Elephants + Pikes + Impact Foot = ???
Replies: 21
Views: 4629

Elephants + Pikes + Impact Foot = ???

Is there any ancient army which includeds these three BG's? The closest I can think of is Alexandrian Macedonians with Thracian MF with HW's. In an 800 point game, how should an army with pikes and elephants be used? I hear of two methods; intersperce the elephants in with the pikes, and placing ele...
by Mahatma
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Request for Beta rule by Friday
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

After action report

Well I turned up half an hour late because I thought the club started at 6.30 so we had 3 hours to play. By decision of a coin toss I took a Greek army, can't remember specifically, and Gary took a late principate Roman army. Both armies were from the starter lists. The reference sheets saved us as ...
by Mahatma
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Request for Beta rule by Friday
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Where's my phone call?

double posted.
by Mahatma
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Request for Beta rule by Friday
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

So you had the rules and the Beta rules before, but didn't read them. Then, after signing the NDA to get a set of Beta rules, you sold them on E-bay. Hmm are there any copyright lawyers in your small town? No, I sold the book and deleted the beta rules. You may now call off the lawyers. Not a probl...
by Mahatma
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Request for Beta rule by Friday
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Request for Beta rule by Friday

I am playing my first game against another rookie FoG player tomorrow and neither of us have read the rules. He has the FoG rulebook and three other books but I have none and have no way of contacting him before tomorrow. Is it possible for me to get the beta rules so I can learn some of the basics ...
by Mahatma
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Basing and winning over WAB players
Replies: 13
Views: 3177

FoG

I've pre-ordered aswell and eagerly await the beta rules so I can start converting the local wargaming club from Warhammer fantasy to FoG. How many BG's are needed for the largest and smallest 800 points army (I assume 800 points is the 'standard' size like 2000 points is the standard for warhammer ...

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