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by WhiteKnight
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Reading & Roll Call
Replies: 28
Views: 4786

Tim
Hi and ta for all the organising!
You have my entry and my fee cheque has been cashed so you have my list, too, as all was sent in the same envelope!

Martin Hayes
by WhiteKnight
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: South Somerset Wargames Group...new meeting venue
Replies: 0
Views: 514

South Somerset Wargames Group...new meeting venue

We recently changed locations due to the Skittles Bar closing, the new address is as follows The Royal George Inn 11 High St, West Coker, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9AN Tel 01935 862334 The pub now charges us £1 per person attending and we collect £1 for club funds. The meetings are now every 2nd & 4th ...
by WhiteKnight
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Evading sort of shock troops
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Reading the rulebook, I reckon Hazelbark is right and fragmented lancer CV in a single rank that pass the test for being charged can evade rather than stand and fight! Worth remembering, to try to save the odd attrition point?

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: New Book
Replies: 28
Views: 4676

Received mine on Saturday!

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: What's a good quailty "steam roller" army?
Replies: 51
Views: 7837

what about anglo-danish or viking? Anglo-danish with all that armoured stuff would be "cheaper" to buy as it may require fewer figures? Dailami, too, after my experiences at Attack '09! More manouverable than HF (but more vulnerable in the open), and although the point cost of them is high, at only ...
by WhiteKnight
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Exchanging Ranks in Mixed BGs???
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

In general I think Hammy is right and these 3rd rank LF are best left where they are "supposed" to be. I have occasionally used them as shooters by expanding them onto a flank of an HF/MF BG, esp into terrain, but you have to be careful the BG doesn't get charged while they are still in that positio...
by WhiteKnight
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: conforming 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

"Similar to the way you can feed bases into a melee and frontally contact an enemy who hasn't fought in an Impact phase" Is this right? Or is it only so if the new enemy contacted is in an existing overlap position? Meaning if I feed bases onto the flanks of my frontally engaged ones to form ovelaps...
by WhiteKnight
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: BG (not BK) Combos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

2 or 3 drilled average MF armoured OffSp bgs with rear support and an IC near enough to influence!

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: moving into overlap
Replies: 4
Views: 803

I think what you told your opponent was 100% right on the two grounds you mention ... you have to charge enemy troops to attempt to contact them except if it's a corner to corner overlap contact (as in the case of your companions) and light foot can't charge unbroken non-skirmishers!

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: how close?
Replies: 35
Views: 3534

There's no limit to how far short of actual contact you can move towards enemy although a gnat's todger was once mentionned! :lol: When troops are disordered, the command and control system has been compromised so they are less likely to obey orders. Maybe got fed up with being shot at and wanted to...
by WhiteKnight
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scots Isles and Highlands
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

I'M fairly sure these early Islemen and Highlanders would be speaking the Gaelic language. It doesn't sound too romantic to the untutored ear but you can try a listen for yourself as there is both a radio station or two and the tv channel BBC Alba that broadcasts in Gaelic.

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: FEEDING BASES
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Is there no priority to expand into a BG you are in frontal contact with before one that is merely an overlap? I don't believe there is but maybe there should be?

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Intercept charges over disordering terrain
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

...and I don't think your LF can charge anyway, against LH who are in the open!

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Early Scots with Normans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Macbeth ruled in Scotland from around 1040 to 1057, just at the time that FoG has the "Knightly lance" being introduced, so I guess an early Macbeth army without such lancers is as acceptable as a late Macbeth army with them?

Martin
by WhiteKnight
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Abbasid list : cmments and expansion advice please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

The loss of PBI is often an advantage as you move first and are more likely to be able to double move where it matters most to your plan. Increasingly I find it helpful with an MF/Mtd based army to lose the PBI, and I can see with HF getting a chance of two double moves where your HF line faces an e...
by WhiteKnight
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: second rank formation
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Yes it is ... any rank after the first can have the same number of or fewer bases than the rank in front of it.

martin
by WhiteKnight
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Two Late Successor Lists @ 800 points
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Completely agree with DaiSho re the FC and the Thorakitai! The FC brings no significant benefit and I think the Seleucids benefit from having a low PBI so they get first(double) move. I try to couple the thorakitai with some thracians as 2 x tough MF bgs working together can secure flank-placed toug...
by WhiteKnight
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Newbie Help on Army Choice and Army design
Replies: 22
Views: 4018

Armoured Immortals in 8s are very good troops indeed! Armoured hoplites will form a reliable battle line. In period the cavalry is good value especially as it can skirmish as well as attack in support of its own LH. However, the standard sparabara are not very durable and in competition cannot form ...
by WhiteKnight
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Pontic List @ 800 Points. Comments appreciated.
Replies: 22
Views: 3592

I too would drop Mithridates to a TC. The Armenian FC could be valuable if you contemplated using the allied contingent for a flank march, otherwise no point really. I personally wouldn't bother with the scythed chariot "gimmick", I have found them useful and effective very rarely. I think I would h...
by WhiteKnight
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Historical Scenarios
Topic: Your favorite Medieval Scenarios?
Replies: 23
Views: 14413

I think you are right Mario, not the finest day for the Italians! Wasn't it at this battle the Italian men at arms tried to cross a frozen river to attack a French column and got so disordered that they were rather easy pickings for the invaders! Your story about the stradiots in Venetian service ri...

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