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by Maniakes
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Updates - where we are at
Replies: 69
Views: 10149

Re: Updates - where we are at

Hi Nik Don't want to add to your burdens but I've just thought of something. There is a previous set of errata for the old FoG:R which I think had got up to version 10 or so. Will you incorporate those (where relevant) into the new PDF so that there is now only a single document to look at - be part...
by Maniakes
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2017 - 11-13 August
Replies: 63
Views: 11691

Re: Britcon 2017 - 11-13 August

kevinj wrote:the points should be as in the original rules except for Elephants, Swedish Brigades and Commanded Shot.
So the big winner out of this is a Swedish army that has managed to acquire Hindu allies - or vice versa

("...checks lists frantically")
by Maniakes
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2017 - 11-13 August
Replies: 63
Views: 11691

Re: Britcon 2017 - 11-13 August

Not relevant to Britcon - but that old version has Cav cheaper than horse. If it is ever going to be used at any point (eg as a basis for future thoughts) shouldn't Horse be cheaper (being less capable of evading and falling back)?
by Maniakes
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2017 - 11-13 August
Replies: 63
Views: 11691

Re: Britcon 2017 - 11-13 August

Is it correct that Av unarmoured Cav are 5 points and Horse and LH are 7 points? Seems to favour the cav a lot - or am I misreading it?
by Maniakes
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Campaign 2017 May 6/7th Milton Keynes Team event
Replies: 45
Views: 7797

Re: Campaign 2017 May 6/7th Milton Keynes Team event

Hurrah - welcome back! Regrets to Charles and Nik - would have been great to team with either of you gents.

Dave P

PS I'm sure you can, Ben. There were times in past iterations of the Forlorn Hope when you were carrying both your team mates!
by Maniakes
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Campaign 2017 May 6/7th Milton Keynes Team event
Replies: 45
Views: 7797

Re: Campaign 2017 May 6/7th Milton Keynes Team event

Just to be clear, Ben and Charles get first dibs as previous members of the Forlorn Hope collective - otherwise we would have snapped up Nik straight away

Dave P
by Maniakes
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Bows
Replies: 109
Views: 15005

Re: Bows

Maniakes made a post a lot earlier in this thread about one instance of bows outshooting firearms. An example we do not have many details for, but I'd be very interested in the numbers there (somehow I think the Ming could put a good order of magnitude more bowmen on the field than a Colonial Dutch...
by Maniakes
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: FoG:R Update - List Changes
Replies: 55
Views: 6549

Re: FoG:R Update - List Changes

One possibility would be to allow one Hussar unit to be upgraded to Elite. Certainly arguable historically (for example at the start of the battle to relieve Vienna one Hussar unit charges out at the whole Ottoman army - at least crazy if not Elite). Shouldn't disturb game balance too much and they ...
by Maniakes
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Bows
Replies: 109
Views: 15005

Re: Bows

The only straight up fight between bow and musket that I can bring to mind happened when the Ming general Coxinga was re-taking Formosa (Taiwan) from the Dutch. In a straight shoot out Ming bowmen broke the Dutch musketeers with firepower (there is an account with all the usual cliches about darkeni...
by Maniakes
Mon May 11, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MK Campaign 2015
Replies: 101
Views: 9227

Re: MK Campaign 2015

nigelemsen wrote: The dice can be fickle things they can be .... But I did get to kill three German noble oppressor lords this weekend :)
Fortunately their men liked them so little that they didn't care even if two of them died in the same phase!
by Maniakes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Roll Call & Challenge themes
Replies: 92
Views: 9180

Re: Roll Call & Challenge themes

Is anyone having trouble with the BHGS website? I'm trying to book Challenge and I get as far as the Order Now button and then just get the Page Not Found page. don't know if it's me or Eventbrite.
by Maniakes
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Campaign 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5246

Re: Campaign 2014

Yes - the one and the same! Don Yes if you see any combination of Dave or David plus Parish or Parrish plus Brighton or Reigate in a FOG:R comp then it is the same person (me!)...... my preferred version is Dave Parish of Reigate (just because my other club, Brighton, don't go to comps) Dave P PS I...
by Maniakes
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Southern League 2014 Clevedon Round
Replies: 55
Views: 11710

Re: Southern League 2014 Clevedon Round

Apologies, but I'm going to have to drop out as well. I've got to drive to Falmouth and back the weekend before (Son on University open day) and I don't think I'll be up for the drive to Bristol the week after. I'm sure you can fill my place - hopefully I can make next year - Marc Priest Could I st...
by Maniakes
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: "Typical Army" Restrictions
Replies: 135
Views: 25905

Re: "Typical Army" Restrictions

And here we run into a very typical problem with wargamers IMO. On one hand we have an issue that people think needs addressing* but when it comes to actually making a change they shy away from doing so which can only perpetuate the issue. To be fair the original issue that was raised was that max ...
by Maniakes
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: "Typical Army" Restrictions
Replies: 135
Views: 25905

Re: "Typical Army" Restrictions

The "William and Mare" thing was mostly a bit of a weak joke. Maybe we should hold back on any more ideas until we have tried out one of them once ... I don't know about anyone else but I see any of these ideas as only applying to a few competitions to bring in variety, with a lot of competitions ca...
by Maniakes
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: "Typical Army" Restrictions
Replies: 135
Views: 25905

Re: "Typical Army" Restrictions

.... and another time try a Late Theme where everyone has to bring at least three Horse units, perhaps (you could call it "William and Mare")
by Maniakes
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: "Typical Army" Restrictions
Replies: 135
Views: 25905

Re: "Typical Army" Restrictions

As you know I don't agree with this and feel that the competition scene will then be dominated by all infantry armies, as it is at the weekend Bens infantry french blew Dons mounted army away and in later / open competitions it will be a world of Anglo-Dutch and later Danes, no one is making them t...
by Maniakes
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Lurkio 15mm Mochito & Chimu
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Lurkio 15mm Mochito & Chimu

Have you ever seen those little wooden tools for dispensing runny honey (they are the sort of thing you can buy in National Trust gift shops). The weapon he is wielding looks exactly like one of those. Perhaps he is part of the Mochito Catering Corps?
by Maniakes
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: "Typical Army" Restrictions
Replies: 135
Views: 25905

Re: "Typical Army" Restrictions

I think probably it's about ratio of Artillery/Dragoons to the Maxed Mounted option. cheers Jim Exactly -the idea shouldn't be to introduce an anti-cavalry bias(let alone an anti-Alasdair bias!). Its just a problem with some lists and I think we want to make the smallest alteration that will fix it...
by Maniakes
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: "Typical Army" Restrictions
Replies: 135
Views: 25905

Re: "Typical Army" Restrictions

Despite using a Ming army I'm not that hot on their historical composition (...shamefully!) but my impression from what I have read of both Ming and Qing is of an awful lot of smaller guns - which would be represented by regimental guns and light artillery. So I don't think a historically leaning li...

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