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by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: 15 March 44 bc sad day
Replies: 11
Views: 742

A tyrant (Greek τύραννος, tyrannos) is one who illegally seizes and controls a governmental power in a polis. Plato and Aristotle define a tyrant as, "one who rules without law, looks to his own advantage rather than that of his subjects, and uses extreme and cruel tactics -- against his own people ...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Roman Fort near Yorkshire?
Replies: 14
Views: 1157

Chris, I went in 2002. Housesteads is really worth the look and the Vindolanda museum is probably the best I have ever been to (but then I like Romans...) however it is a long drive from West Yorks and the A1 can get quite busy. Being from the the US, I'm not really willing to call that a long driv...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Wolves from the sea
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Anglo-Saxons: 16x Hirdsmen, 24x Good Fyrd, 16x Poor Fyrd, 6x Slingers, 4x Javelinmen

Vikings: 16x Huscarls, 24x Freemen, 8x Irish, 6x Archers, 8x Thralls

Normans: 12x Milites, 6x Milites w/o horses, 12x Spearmen, 12x Archers
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Long Bows
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

The limit on the range of an assault rifle is only in that it is very difficult to hit an aware (moving eratically, using cover) target beyond 300m. Its difficult to see anything further than right next to you when you are being shot at. Most people can't hit a stationary target beyond 300m. (proba...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Long Bows
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

As an archer - I would disagree that the range is correct - but as a gamer I think longbows are terrific The famous english long bow could easily launch arrows out to 300+ yards but they were probably most effective at 200 yards and closer sp in the end I think the FOG guru's got it correct. Effect...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sat May 22, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Mid-Republican Roman colors
Replies: 19
Views: 3539

Virtually every army in the FoG period is on record as wearing their best clothes for combat.

Romans are pretty much unbleached linen/wool if they weren't expecting trouble, dyed with madder (red/orange) if they were, perhaps with their officers bleached white.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Hanseatic League
Replies: 9
Views: 822

They had an army? I thought they were a purely maratime power.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Lost Scrolls errata, etc
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

The problem here conflating drill as a human activity with "drilled" as a label on a game mechanic. The mechanic is applied to troop types to render plausible results in historical battles. The label has nothing to do with history per se just of what the game designers think would be a representatio...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Lost Scrolls errata, etc
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

Have to agree on this, if close order Athenian hoplites count as undrilled it does seem odd that loose order Samnites are all drilled. The bar seems to have been set a lot lower for the Italians than it does for the Greeks. Isn't this exactly the design objective? Troops are graded not in any absol...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How Purist Are You?
Replies: 67
Views: 6875

How about if you had 2 games available - one with an accurate historical match up but against a player you didn't know and another with a totally anachronistic match up but with a good mate/regular opponent. Which would you choose? I'll take the player I don't know, but not to get a historical matc...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: FOG army oppinions
Replies: 24
Views: 2370

I'm not big on the merits of (lots of) combined arms - I find it can distract you into wasting units taking terrain for no real gain, and make you overly focus on engineering matchups that at best give you a +1 POA advantage. To be fair, that sounds more like a personal weakness of the general, not...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How Purist Are You?
Replies: 67
Views: 6875

I have no problems with facing orcs or skeletons, this hobby is small enough without being exclusive.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Vallet de Guerre
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Squire is the right idea. Valet (or varlet) means servant, every gen d'arme would have one.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Early Scots v Middle Anglo-Saxon
Replies: 7
Views: 3038

Fix your picture, that "white space" is part of the picture.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Questions about Mixed Units
Replies: 21
Views: 3046

It only gets one "3rd rank" LF dice at impact for every 2 files that are fighting. LF shooting is rounded down always and only get one dice per 2 bases shooting. Oddly enough, once you lose a spear and end up as HL you count as 2 ranks at 1 dice each and as spear POAs EXCLUDING the POA for a 2nd ra...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Palmyrans
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Steppes = flat, arid, grasslands, characterized by hot summers and cold winters

Don't know about the cold winters but the rest seem plausible for Syria.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Palmyrans
Replies: 3
Views: 872

- Agricultural, Developped, Hills, Steppes

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by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Technical Software Question ....?
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Why should this site depened on Flash in any way shape or form? If this this requires anything more than strict HTML it means that the developers are completely incompetent.
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Newbie Roman list
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Field commanders are basically only worth it for flank marches, which the Romans shouldn't be doing. Try replacing them with an inspired commander and a troop commander or three troop commanders. Second the comment on ditching the artillery. 650 and 800 are the most common sizes. You can toss in wha...
by Phaze_of_the_Moon
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Foot in competitions
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Once players are experienced and the metagame evolves, one shouldn't need maximum scores to win a tournament. Normal wins in the first few rounds then winning draws against one's rival should be good enough much of the time.

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