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by PaulByzan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Field of Glory 3.0 Beta
Topic: V4!
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: V4!

Nik, you can doubt the source evidence all you want but that's a personal opinion. First, no one alive today can actually say how ancients fought. So we extrapolate based on the best historical evidence we have. and sometimes different historical sources disagree. So this leaves us with option. Deny...
by PaulByzan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory 3.0 Beta
Topic: News
Replies: 35
Views: 6102

Re: News

Terry, Your plan below for redone army lists looks very good. Like most of the US, I switched to Art de la Guerre, in my case primarily because of the unhistorical and ridiculously straight jacked Byzantine lists which made almost all the Byzantine armies literally unplayable under FoG. Not that the...
by PaulByzan
Sun May 29, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: FOGAM3
Replies: 181
Views: 32222

Re: FOGAM3

OK, shorter reply than the one I tried to post and probably screwed up. I've always thought FOG was the best and most playable set of ancient rules. FOGAM3 has a lot of interesting ideas, that look like improvements. Glad to see there's a recognition that certain armies popular under other rules nee...
by PaulByzan
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Byzantine Fire Grenadiers
Replies: 2
Views: 2716

Byzantine Fire Grenadiers

From theByzantine newsgroup "BYZANS": http://time-lines.co.uk/byzantine-ceramic-greek-fire-hand-grenade-022779-33114-0.html The article URL above makes a serious case for the existence of Byzantine fire grenadiers, equivaletnt to those in certain Moslem armies such as the Mamluk Naffatun. So where i...
by PaulByzan
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory Campaigns
Topic: Take the Cross!
Replies: 13
Views: 5999

Re: Take the Cross!

I'm pretty much a noob as a multi-player type but I'm willing to give it a go as a Byzantine.

Paul Georgian
by PaulByzan
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: HAVOC 2013 FOG Tournament April 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: HAVOC 2013 FOG Tournament April 6th

Surprise is best tactic! :-) Maybe I just had a headache and didn't feel like banging my head against a wall again. Later Seleucids are so much more forgiving, even without Bow* Lancers. Anyway, that won't be a problem at the Dark Age Theme at Historicon. No pikes and only heavy knights. Could be fu...
by PaulByzan
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Generals
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Generals

I've been using two FCs and two TCs. This seems to work really well for maneuver purposes. Paul G. Hi All, With the new rules regarding generals, what are people taking. Let's assume you're always going to want to take an IC because you like them. Let's also assume you have a force of about 12 BG's....
by PaulByzan
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: 2013 US Team Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: 2013 US Team Tournament

What we could do is keep playing version 1.0 and adopt U.S. Tournament rules. This is what NASAMW did for their major tournaments using WRG 7th edition before they bought it and changed it to Warrior. Since we know pretty much what the changes are we can adopt them with the tournament organizers dec...
by PaulByzan
Wed May 09, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Historicon: July 19-22, 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Historicon: July 19-22, 2012

Marc, I thought you like 900 points, not 800. That's what we've had the last few tournaments at the major cons isn't it? Be nice if you could up the total for the Friday tournament. At any rate, love the Average Joe tournament idea. Might even now be able to bring Thematic Byzantine. Paul G. Field o...
by PaulByzan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Cold Wars 2012: March 9-10 in Lancaster PA
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: I need a Doubles partner

I need one too, if anyone else doesn't have a partner.

Paul G.
miverson wrote:
babyshark wrote:Anyone out there looking for a partner for the Doubles on Saturday? My (semi) regular can't make it.

Talk to me,

Marc
I need one.
by PaulByzan
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: US Open Sign Up - Post here if you plan on coming
Replies: 31
Views: 2636

Re: US Open Sign Up - Post here if you plan on coming

I'm in.

Paul Georgian
iversonjm wrote:This is the virtual sign up sheet for the US Open - please post here if you are coming EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TOLD ME YOU ARE COMING.

I currently have room for 32 players. I can expand that with advanced notice, but I need to know soon.

Thanks and see you in April.
by PaulByzan
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Dismounting Byzantine Cavalry
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Once again the Byzantines are subjected to a higher standard, but so be it. First Syvanne is not solely a secondary source but an acknowledged expert in the field. You need to read his major work The Age of the Hippokonistai. The rules authors have acknowledged that they used that book as well. I ca...
by PaulByzan
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2012 US Open - Boston (actually Bedford) Massachusetts
Replies: 86
Views: 6117

I'll be using them as always, but then no one, least of all myself, has any expectations that I'll do well.

Paul G
Scrumpy wrote:No Byzantines given their stunning success in Austin then ? :)
by PaulByzan
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: The delay in v2 rules affects decision to acquire new armies
Replies: 61
Views: 6078

How about the mentioned change of the current half lancer/half bowmen Byzantine cavalry to all lance, bow* for all periods up to the Nikephorian? Makes much more sense. Paul G Hopefully none of the lists will be changed using the 'new' rules as publication method. It appears likely that some changes...
by PaulByzan
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Dismounting Byzantine Cavalry
Replies: 5
Views: 3426

Dismounting Byzantine Cavalry

There has been recent discussion on the lists about dismounting Westen Dark Age cavalry, but nothing on dismounting regular Byzantine Cavalry. Ilkka Syvanne's recent article "East Roman Cavalry Warfare and Tactics, C. 410 -641 Part 1, in the November 2011 issue of Slingshot makes it clear on pages 6...
by PaulByzan
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: v2 Army Lists
Replies: 171
Views: 17091

You're absolutely correct. One only has to read the battle descriptions of the way they were Basil's favored shock troops and basically kicked butt on everyone they fought under Basil including Byzantines, Bulgarians, Georgians, Arabs. Frankly, they should count as superior as well. If anything they...
by PaulByzan
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Historicon 2011 July 7-10, Valley Forge, PA
Replies: 13
Views: 881

Re: Historicon 15mm Open results

Marc are you going to be submitting the scores to Slitherine for their Wotan's Hall and Rankings Sites? Paul G Here are the results from Historicon. I am sorry I am late posting them; such is the price of having a real job to pay for my doll-playing habits. I swear that if I were independently wealt...
by PaulByzan
Wed May 25, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: FOG 2.0 Notes on Nikephorian Byzantine
Replies: 4
Views: 3946

Re: FOG 2.0 Notes on Nikephorian Byzantine

Tsk, tsk. Now you know only Fed-Ex can guarantee an arrival before 11am. And you definitely have to pay extra. Using UPS is like flank marching without an FC. :lol: Paul Franks in the Post 1042 AD Option Does this mean they can have flank march that arrives guaranteed before 11am, but only if they p...
by PaulByzan
Mon May 23, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: FOG 2.0 Notes on Nikephorian Byzantine
Replies: 4
Views: 3946

FOG 2.0 Notes on Nikephorian Byzantine

In many ways the 10th, early 11th cent Byzantine army had more and varied troop types with their tactics and fighting style. In Jean Clause Cheynet’s article Basil II and Asia Minor in Paul Magdolino’s Byzantium in the Year 1000 . In his section on The army in Asia Minor, makes it clear that the arm...
by PaulByzan
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Summary of Proposed Changes
Replies: 221
Views: 16718

Yes, having read Count Belisarius after reading Procopios, I was somewhat disappointed at the lack of any original point of view in Grave's novel. It was like why read the fiction book when I've already read the source.

Paul G.
nikgaukroger wrote:I seem to recall Prokopios being the basis of the Graves bit.

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