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by Cunningcairn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions
Replies: 30
Views: 945

Re: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions

To my point of view, the best way to simulate it seems to have a secret random level of each army panic: I.e: for each side a random is made at the start but the player do not know the result of the level of routing troops that will made it all army too rout. sommething like 35+/- 10% with a 20+/- ...
by Cunningcairn
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions
Replies: 30
Views: 945

Re: SUGGESTION: Changes To Victory Conditions

There is a (good) reason we did not do it this way - if the cheaper units don't count as much for army morale, they can be (unrealistically) used as suicide troops. Is this really always unrealistic? I would be surprised if no general ever callously sacrificed useless rabble for the sake of distrac...
by Cunningcairn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)
Replies: 1011
Views: 46945

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

MikeC_81 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Cunningcairn wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 pm
MikeC_81 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Classical is missing 105BC Romans

Thanks. (stockwellpete)
So the Roman 105BC is not moving to Later Antiquity?
Pete said that he is keeping Late Antiquity to 0-599 AD?
Mike I've read the posts now and see it is staying in Classical Antiquity.
by Cunningcairn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)
Replies: 1011
Views: 46945

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

MikeC_81 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Cunningcairn wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 pm
MikeC_81 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Classical is missing 105BC Romans

Thanks. (stockwellpete)
So the Roman 105BC is not moving to Later Antiquity?
Pete said that he is keeping Late Antiquity to 0-599 AD?
I'm not sure because the proposed army lists still has it moving to later antiquity.
by Cunningcairn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II Digital League
Topic: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)
Replies: 1011
Views: 46945

Re: The Rally Point (discussion and questions)

MikeC_81 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Classical is missing 105BC Romans

Thanks. (stockwellpete)
So the Roman 105BC is not moving to Later Antiquity?
by Cunningcairn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

That's because Warband vs Warband involves taking a -1 for losing vs shock, AND not getting the +1 for being heavy infantry. The raw hoplites only suffer from the former Well that has got to be what it is. I haven't done the math but you would think because raw troops re-roll 6's there ability to n...
by Cunningcairn
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

I just did the 13 cat vs Limitanei test again and got exactly the same result. 3 cohesion tests and one cohesion drop. Interestingly the predicted % win dropped to between 30% and 34%. Why does that happen? I tested the 13 Parthian superior cataphracts against 13 Etruscan Raw offensive spear. Catap...
by Cunningcairn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

I just did the 13 cat vs Limitanei test again and got exactly the same result. 3 cohesion tests and one cohesion drop. Interestingly the predicted % win dropped to between 30% and 34%. Why does that happen?
by Cunningcairn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: POA effects of disorder and severe disorder?
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: POA effects of disorder and severe disorder?

I've been working on this video https://youtu.be/-P5I-YJu1zU and have found out a few useful things - I thought at BUA was difficult terrain, for instance, but in fact it is rough terrain. However I am a bit stumped to be able to say what the POA effect is of being disordered or severely disordered...
by Cunningcairn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: POA effects of disorder and severe disorder?
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: POA effects of disorder and severe disorder?

melm wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:31 am
terrain doesn't effect POA. It only starts kicking in after POA translated into win-draw-loss percentage.
That doesn't sound correct.
by Cunningcairn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

I quickly set up a test scenario, just to see how effective Cataphracts are against Irregular Foot and Raw Legionaries in FOG2. I had 10 cataphracts pitted against 10 Raw Legionaries, and another 10 cataphracts against 10 Irregular foot all in open terrain. I ran it through once, and I know that is...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

What makes you think medium foot would be easier and less costly than a shieldwall? It seems to me that the shieldwall was retained in many cultures because it was one of the easiest ways to make poorly armored and trained men into effective fighters. The Parthians and Sarmatians aren’t popular bec...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: suggestion : more RALLIED UNITS with events on the battlefield ?
Replies: 22
Views: 570

Re: suggestion : more RALLIED UNITS with events on the battlefield ?

I certainly don't think the ability for troops to rally should be enhanced. Is there a historical precedent? While I agree with you that units that have already broken should not be easier to rally, I do think that certain circumstances should allow units which are about to break to rally (actually...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

I'm not saying that you are all wrong in wanting cataphracts (and other lance armed ancient cavalry?) to crush infantry on impact, but it needs to be backed up with historical evidence. BTW, there is also the battle of Panion, where the Seleucid cataphracts broke part of the Ptolemaic phalanx, but ...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

Livy was a Roman propaganda machine and the founder of false news :D But he is the primary ancient source for the battle of Magnesia. Appian, the only other ancient writer who mentions the battle, was writing over 300 years after the event and gives even less detail on this incident. [/quote] I was...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

Is there any actual historical evidence for ancient Cataphracts destroying infantry? Can anyone quote the name of a battle or two? Weren't cataphracts the only cavalry type to break Roman legionaries in a frontal charge? I think it was Magnesia. If you take Gaugamela didn't Alexander's Companions c...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

Is there any actual historical evidence for ancient Cataphracts destroying infantry? Can anyone quote the name of a battle or two? Weren't cataphracts the only cavalry type to break Roman legionaries in a frontal charge? I think it was Magnesia. If you take Gaugamela didn't Alexander's Companions c...
by Cunningcairn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: suggestion : more RALLIED UNITS with events on the battlefield ?
Replies: 22
Views: 570

Re: suggestion : more RALLIED UNITS with events on the battlefield ?

I'm having a bad run with opponents getting multiple rallies at the moment. It seems to me a well thought out plan thats going well can be ruined by distant rallies that cant be reached. These things are out of player control. Id like to see units only rally if in range of an un-engaged general. Id...
by Cunningcairn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1192

Re: Cataphracts : Rework Needed ?

I think the Irregular foot itself is a bit of an outlier unit as it is. Originally it was (among other roles) the stand-in for various Greek and Thracian peltast who were a bit tougher fighters than your average massed skirmishers. Their main weakness of 50% swordsmen doesn't play any role during i...
by Cunningcairn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: New TT Mod version 1.5.18 now available!
Replies: 26
Views: 1036

Re: New TT Mod version 1.5.18 now available!

Great work again Paul. Thanks!

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