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by VMadeira
Fri May 27, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ITC 2011 3/4 Sept - Lisbon - Pools
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

At some time it was spoken that there would be the possibility to introduce the rule change in respect os the Armoured Knights movement. Can you confirm if this will happen or not?

Thanks
by VMadeira
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

Our discussion is getting very complicated beacuse we are addressing several issues at the time, so I will try to clarify my position. 1) You say that Portuguese faced larger enemy armies and defeat them regularly, so that feature should be in the game. My answer is that the sources for those enemi...
by VMadeira
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

Giving soldiers impact, melee, AND shooting ability seems to go against the grain of the FoG philosophy. The idea being that troops could not be skilled at everything. The best you get in FoGAM is bow*, lance (or impact foot), sword. Russian Streltsy in 'Clash of Empires' have Arquebus (or Musket),...
by VMadeira
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

Thanks for the reference links pippohispano. Do you also know of any sources regarding the Colonial Portuguese in Malacca and/or South East Asia? I have forwarded your request for a bibliography to a friend who works in the history book business, and he came up with this list (I wasn’t aware that t...
by VMadeira
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

Re: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???

Try to read the descriptions of Castanhoso and Ribeiro. They seem to have no trouble with numbers, particularly Ribeiro, who puts allied Sinhalese numbers in much higher figures than the Portuguese. The Portuguese Expedition to Abyssinia in 1541-1543 As Narrated by [Miguel de] Castanhoso http://www...
by VMadeira
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants and V2 Romans
Replies: 37
Views: 2821

As far as I know (which admittedly is not much), romans never lost an important battle against phalanxes, except for the first 2 against Pyrrhus, which can be atributed more to the novelty of facing elephants, than fighting pikes. The point that several powers started to change pikemen to legionnair...
by VMadeira
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

Re: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???

Yes the colonial troops may have defeated the massed hordes of the 'barbarians' but giving them superior would result in them being considered the equal of the best of the line troops in Europe. Is this really the case? Why weren't the Portuguese in high demand as mercenaries in Europe that being t...
by VMadeira
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

I agree with the comment about numbers. Because of a lack of cavalry these colonial armies tend to be on the large side. I think that average is an exaggeration of the capabilities of the usual opponents of the colonial powers. Surely most should be poor, judging from their repeated defeats against...
by VMadeira
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Colonial Portuguese – who made this list???
Replies: 210
Views: 13134

The other day I saw a FOG R game between Colonial Portuguese (with an Indian ally) vs Ottoman Turk, a semi-historical match (well almost at least....) The first thing that immediately strikes a wrong feeling, was that the Portuguese were more numerous, it is like seeing a tabletop battle, were Greek...
by VMadeira
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9489

Thanks for the update!
These changes without any testing on my side, seem very positive.
by VMadeira
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ITC - Lisbon - 3/4 September - FoG:R?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

There's already 4 Books out and a lot of variety of armies.
It is in Lisbon again.


Great :)
by VMadeira
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants and V2 Romans
Replies: 37
Views: 2821

Since you ask I think the correct way to incentivise the use of unpopular troops is the points system. I am also relatively neutral on this from an army viewpoint I have Dom Roms as well as Ghaznavid and Seleucid so am not defending my favourite troop type. Incidently I never use the Ghaznavids as ...
by VMadeira
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants and V2 Romans
Replies: 37
Views: 2821

Currently HF or MF IF are evens vs El at impact. Superior legionaries would therefore have a good chance of autobreaking an El BG at impact. If they dont they are at - in melee. At v1 El are not widely played due to their fragility. At v2 with 3 dice at impact EL would be slight favorites vs legion...
by VMadeira
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants and V2 Romans
Replies: 37
Views: 2821

Yes IF is even at impact :oops: Nevertheless they still fight worse than spearmen and pike against elephants (because of the melee), which i still don't think is historical. We should remember that the romans after the initial shock, learned to beat elephants with stratagems that cannot be represent...
by VMadeira
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants and V2 Romans
Replies: 37
Views: 2821

I may be wrong but pillum, darts and javelins seems to me a much better way to deal with elephants than a spear or a pike (as it happened in Magnesia). In Zama and indeed in other batlles simple stratagems like opening ranks and letting the elephants pass and then attacking them with missile weapons...
by VMadeira
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants and V2 Romans
Replies: 37
Views: 2821

I agree that romans should not be worst off against elephants than pikes or spearmen. In impact and in Melee: Pikes: +1 POA Spearmen: 0 POA Romans: -1 POA Is there any historical support for this? Don't think so! Even with the 3 dice only at impact, the new rules make it easier to lose cohesion when...
by VMadeira
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Numerical superiority
Replies: 8
Views: 652

not a bad idea 1 bg with good poa (++) can destroy many bg while outnumbered for example 1bg/4 knight against 2 bg /16 bowmen protected without sword knight will laugh will bieng outnumered 1/4 is it normal ? in this case i regret dbm where the mass was useful, the flanks were exposed and deadly no...
by VMadeira
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Deployment Area
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Seems good to me!
by VMadeira
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9489

Actually I think that the Auxilia were many times deployed on the flanks of the legions, where is more likely that they will meet cavalry. Hvy foot being better against cavalry than MF, so it seems to me that this change encourages players to adopt realistic deployments, which is positive. Pity the ...
by VMadeira
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ITC 2011 - Lisbon - 3/4 September
Replies: 163
Views: 10498

Is there a decision on this year's competition format? Wether will include FOG R or not? Pools by periods or books, etc?

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