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by Ironhand
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan
Replies: 15
Views: 3667

The "swordsman" rating for light horse seems to depend on how aggressive the subjects were in reality. Scythians get swordsman, and I would suspect the Huns and Mongols will as well. The Seleucid list as an example makes a clear distinction betweens "Scythians" who get swordsman and "other Horse Arc...
by Ironhand
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Sassanid & Maurikian Byzantine
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

That's a very fair and practical approach.
by Ironhand
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Sassanid & Maurikian Byzantine
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

I'd reserve "Mob" for really bad (or badly armed) troops. While I don't subscribe to some of the arguments that have been advanced over the years that the Sassanid spearmen were better quality troops (or wore chainmail under their clothing), I do think their performance was adequate enough to warran...
by Ironhand
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: The Field of Glory Army packs
Replies: 11
Views: 3628

Someone needs to get on to Xyston and get them to make some FoG Army Packs. Maybe they will once Immortal Fire comes out, since their line will cover much more in that book.
by Ironhand
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Sassanid & Maurikian Byzantine
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

I think I'd make the Sassanid Levies HF, Protected, Defensive Spearmen, Poor, Undrilled, assuming that by "levies" you're referring to the spearmen types, and not some even worse troops. Everything else seems pretty much on track.
by Ironhand
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: I want to make an army based on the army of King Pyrrhus
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

I've been looking at Xyston for a couple of possible Successor armies and their stuff is very nice indeed. They are unfortunately missing one or two key elements for a Pyrrhic army: the Tarentine Cavalry, although it's on their list of upcoming releases, and the later type of Macedonian cavalry with...
by Ironhand
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: What is the more popular scale to play FOG, 15mm or 25/28mm?
Replies: 14
Views: 3646

I voted 15MM, but to be perfectly honest I play in both scales. I have a large collection of Medieval stuff in 25/28MM so my Medieval armies (Normans, Communal Italian, Early Crusaders, Syrian City States, and Later Hungarian) are all going to be 25/28MM and remain so. Since I'm starting (restarting...
by Ironhand
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Deployment Groups, ambushes, flanks
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Martin is correct, at least that's the way I read it.
by Ironhand
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Proximity!
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

In the Southern United States, it's a "tad".
by Ironhand
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: A gallery of camps
Replies: 13
Views: 4329

Nice job Olivier! That's certainly an inspiration to the rest of us.
by Ironhand
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Camp Representation
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

The camp is going to be the last thing I'm going to paint, but then again I'm playing amongst friends, and not going to tournaments.
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Best value and Best detail 15mm Medieval French figures ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3651

Here's another vote for Corvus Belli. They are absolutely beautiful figures - very well sculpted, and much superior to Essex or Old Glory.

That said, Old Glory are probably the least expensive, so I guess it all depends on how you define "value".
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Depth representation
Replies: 27
Views: 3990

I play mostly historical scenarios, and I don't think I'll have any problem converting any of them to FoG. I'm working on some now in fact. I think the trick is to keep troop types in the same proportion they were in the prototype, and find a convenient number of battle groups that makes the tableto...
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Roman Tunic Off White Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 4679

I'd paint one with red and one with white because it looks good on the tabletop and makes it easy to tell your legions apart. If anyone complains, tell them to show you the 8 x 10 color glossy. :D
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Essex figure identifications?
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

I think you gentlemen are correct, that definitely looks like the figure in question.
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Late Republican Roman Army with Armenian Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 2768

LOL. Play HYW English then. That should cure them of it. :D
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Sassanid Persians ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10012

You are, I presume, talking about the "Immortals" and the "Gyanavspar" (sp?). I don't know that there is any evidence that they were sufficiently exceptional to warrant an upgrade. "Cavalry, Armoured, Superior, Bow, Swordsman" is pretty good as it stands for a basic troop type.
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Hungarians
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

This is of interest to me since I have a large 25MM force painted and organized as Matthias Corvinus' Black Army. Did anyone use that variation?
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Flank
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Not quite. Your left hand base is a little too far over. The top left corner of the unit must remain stationary. As White Knight noted, after the unit turns, your top left base shoud be lined up exactly opposite the opponent's bottom right base.
by Ironhand
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: cheese filled field fortifications
Replies: 14
Views: 2075

If I were an umpire, I certainly wouldn't allow it. The picture that karakhanid posted is downright obnoxious, almost cheating in my mind. I'm very sorry that he encountered such a person. The intent of the rule seems perfectly clear, that each field fortification element be in full contact with one...

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