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by madmike111
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: unprotected undrilled super cav lancer/sword best unit ever?
Replies: 21
Views: 2906

Even if the Immortals lose and go DISR, melee is then 6 dice for the Immortals vs 4 for the Lancers, and the Immortals are also a POA up and effectively elite. actually from memory the Immortals don't get a melee weapon so they are evens at melee. Also your example assumes a general on the immortal...
by madmike111
Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: unprotected undrilled super cav lancer/sword best unit ever?
Replies: 21
Views: 2906

The unprotected lancers are meant to go in single rank to avoid the nasty arrows. The point of my example is a cheap and nasty unit at 40pts can do 50/50 on the immortals, if they win impact then the immortals are in a bad place. If a lancer base dies then the rear support lancers charges in with a ...
by madmike111
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: unprotected undrilled super cav lancer/sword best unit ever?
Replies: 21
Views: 2906

All the immortals I've fought have light spear, putting them at evens in impact and armour puts them at evens in melee, you need 2 group of lancers to take 8 immortals. I don't have my rule's in front of me but don't the lancers get an additional POA against MF, giving them a +POA? So Impact (assum...
by madmike111
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: unprotected undrilled super cav lancer/sword best unit ever?
Replies: 21
Views: 2906

I've seen a few people starting to use massed bedouin lancers, which are similar I believe. You do get lots of them. I imagine there are two issues: - can you bring your numbers to bear? - They won't like being shot at. I think my Immortals would like to fight them... I am not finding them hard to ...
by madmike111
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: unprotected undrilled super cav lancer/sword best unit ever?
Replies: 21
Views: 2906

unprotected undrilled super cav lancer/sword best unit ever?

I have been using my Arabs a bit lately and have to say that I am now maxing out the unprotected, undrilled, superior lancers/swords. In units of 4 they are giving excellent value for money. Used in single rank they chase off armoured horse archers, just too risky normally for the horse archers to s...
by madmike111
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: 30 Yr French Dragoons armed with Arquebus
Replies: 3
Views: 392

I am not aware of any other troops in this period still using arquebus. It looks more like a typo to me, the French army for the previous period has exactly the same Forlorn hope troops.

Why would one group of dragoons use muskets while another use weapons from an earlier period?
by madmike111
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: 30 Yr French Dragoons armed with Arquebus
Replies: 3
Views: 392

30 Yr French Dragoons armed with Arquebus

The army list says they are armed with arquebus if brought out of the core troop area (0 - 4) but with muskets if selected out of the option troop group.

Is this an error? I would have thought by the 30yrs war they would have all been musket.
by madmike111
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Next infantry army?
Replies: 41
Views: 2449

There is a big hole in the figures for this army in 15mm Old/Middle Kingdom Egypt I had to use NKE. But, the army is possibly in the top of worst 10 armies in FOG for playability. Apart from a couple of battle groups of heavy weapon guys the rest is junk. The close fighters don't get a lt spear as d...
by madmike111
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Bedouin Dynasties - Hamdanids of Aleppo 800pts
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Not sure how well all those LH lancers would work out, maybe one for sneaky stuff but 3?
by madmike111
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: New Kingdom Egyptian tips
Replies: 36
Views: 6097

the ability of the MF bow and MF Lt spear/swordsmen to move through each other can be very useful.
by madmike111
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Muslim Armies?
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

don't ignore those poor HF defensive spearmen, so cheap.

They act as a magnet to the enemy pulling in their troops freeing up your own cav to play on his flanks. Also being spear they have a +1 against enemy cav and knights at impact.
by madmike111
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: HYW English 800pt
Replies: 42
Views: 3663

I would change the IC for 2 TC, with that many longbows you are going to out shoot everyone so really don't need the IC benefit for cohesion testing. Also could consider fielding the HF in a column placed behind the MF, with half a base split behind 2 BG of MF. That way you get the rear support, als...
by madmike111
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Early Successor Seluecids vs. Galatians circa 275BC
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Galations only have one trick and that is charging foot, after that they are dead-protected-swords meat. Lancers are good against both their foot and cav. I haven't got the army list in front of me but assuming there isn't any year restriction issue armoured impact/skilled swordsmen are just plan na...
by madmike111
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: impact foot vs impact foot
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Summary is there is no advantage of charging, assumed the non moving players troops would in fact counter charge even if its only a short distance, this isn't represented on the top.

Interestingly there can be disadvantages in charging, such as some foot charging lancers.
by madmike111
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Elephants and longbow men stakes
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Elephants and longbow men stakes

Played a game on the weekend where I discovered that my elephants ignore the stakes placed by longbow men. While this was a pleasant surprise is this correct as I would have thought that stakes would work just as well on elephants as they do against knights?
by madmike111
Fri May 21, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mongol Conquest 800AP, Feedback and advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

I actually liked the very first army the most. While others don;t like elites having one BG of 4 isn't that much more in pts. Keep a few cav unarmoured or protected units as LH can't really do much but shoot. The cav can be useful for actually fighting. I have already brought the figures for a Mongo...
by madmike111
Thu May 06, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What I hate about FOG, and hope will be fixed in new FOGs
Replies: 223
Views: 14357

To be fair random or semi random scenarios works well in Flames of War but I have to agree that the vast majority of Ancient battles (with a few notable exceptions) were line them up and fight affairs. An example - battle like Hastings comes to mind, under the terrain placement system you can't hav...
by madmike111
Thu May 06, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What I hate about FOG, and hope will be fixed in new FOGs
Replies: 223
Views: 14357

I fall to see what is wrong with suggesting that FOG would benefit from having rules covering different scenarios. I dabble in FOW and they have an excellent scenario generator system which provides many gaming variations. My group plays FOG to the exclusion of any other sets of ancients rules, we c...
by madmike111
Mon May 03, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What I hate about FOG, and hope will be fixed in new FOGs
Replies: 223
Views: 14357

I am thinking more about the poor Dacians or similar irregular army with large battle groups than MF Romans. For all DBMM terrain placement faults I always thought that the end result was a table with much more pleasing, realistically evenly spaced terrain. I play miniatures for the visual aspects o...
by madmike111
Mon May 03, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What I hate about FOG, and hope will be fixed in new FOGs
Replies: 223
Views: 14357

I think one of the worst things in FOG is the terrain selection and placement. Seems that whenever an army that is mostly medium foot fights against a cav army the MF end up fighting on the steppes. Also what terrain does end up on the table gets pushed to the sides. The player not wanting much terr...

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