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by paulburton
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Poor light foot bow in Later Sicilians.
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Unfortunately Roger De Flor had been killed by the time the Catalan Company took service with the Latins. The Company had a collective leadership at this time and probably no access to knights of their own. (Alfonso Lowe - 'The Catalan Vengeance')
by paulburton
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 15mm - Multiple part castings or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

I definitely prefer single casting (even for mounted figures). I find that weapons and shields never stay fixed indefinitely and riders almost always sit awkwardly (slight lean anyone?) when glued to their horses unless the horse and rider are sculpted specifically for each other rather than the com...
by paulburton
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Fortifications worth the price
Replies: 10
Views: 943

I think they might make Heavy Artillery interesting - a couple of strong points 15 MU in (and put the Artillery down last so you can choose facing). Not a game winner but will make things different. Linear defenses are not much good. If you man them then the enemy just go round and overwhelm your fl...
by paulburton
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: First FoG army - too many minis, where do I start?
Replies: 18
Views: 1408

I would aim to do I unit of a time. Probably 24 or 32 figures at a time. This lets you run a production line, going through with one colour then going back to the start of the line and begin with another (acryilic drying times are quick enough for this). It is worth thinking about how you will disti...
by paulburton
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Historical Scenarios
Topic: Your favorite Ancient Scenarios (Vote now!)
Replies: 17
Views: 10237

No-one mentioned Gaugamela (Arbela if you prefer) I would also make a case for the following Bagradas (First Punic War) Take you pick of Hannibal/Scipio wins(and several have) but if choosing one then Zama Ipsus - the ultimate succer clash? Leuctra Alesia Pharsalus Immae Milvian Bridge Catalaunian P...
by paulburton
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Storing figures?
Replies: 30
Views: 3329

Box files work well for 15mm. For 25s I use a mixture of toolboxes (steel so takes magnabase if the enamel isn't too think) which are also good for transport as they have a convenient handle, some deep heavy duty cardboard boxes (about box file size) or shoeboxes for elephants and lancers. Friends h...
by paulburton
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Roman v Barbarian Foot - Combat Factors
Replies: 20
Views: 1733

I have experimented with wave attacks with Ancient Spanish (front line undrilled, second drilled in 4s). Insufficient attrition to work. It might be worth trying 3 (or maybe even 4) waves with the first 2 or 3 lines in a single rank of 12 stand BGs to minimize the effect of losing them - only 1 rank...
by paulburton
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Modelling and playing in 28mm?2
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

My Gripping Beast Romano Brits are 3 to a 60 mm base (a mix of 3s and individuals as they are for both WAB and FoG/DBX) Cavalry are on 25x50 mm and I have some steel bases 60x30 and 60x40mm for basing up as FoG elements for Skirmishers, Medium Foot and cavalry (2 for LF and Cav/Kn, 1 for LH). My Ski...
by paulburton
Mon May 03, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Gallic Confusion...
Replies: 3
Views: 919

The usual rule for internalalies (i.e. from the same list) is that the elements come from the main list for the purposes of minima and maxima calculations, but that the allied contingent must conform to the allied contingent list as well. So a Gallic ally in a Gallic army (for example from a differe...
by paulburton
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Principate Roman Question
Replies: 5
Views: 847

The list describes marines as having been 'converted to legionaries' so the option is presumably available as they have become 'Legionaries'. The option is based on Arrian for 137 (ish) AD against the Alans. I am not aware of anyone else using this deployment, though since he wrote it up his tactica...
by paulburton
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Roads
Replies: 40
Views: 2610

kevinj wrote: Yes, a tactic named the "Byznatine Bowling Alley" by Tim the Madaxeman. And the rule writers said it was a perfectly legitimate tactic. Rivers are perfectly happy to run through forests and marshes so need not block placement of these features (gets a bit tricky when you are talking ab...
by paulburton
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Questions...
Replies: 23
Views: 1782

Given the length of time associated with a turn it is not unreasonable for the second commander to choose to commit 'a little bit later' than his opponent. So I would allow a commander to react to the actions of his/her opponent. I usually have some sort of tactical doctrine - Romans almost always s...
by paulburton
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Foederate Roman
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

I remain unconvinced about the archers inthe foot battlegroups (1 die at at least -POA doesn't look like good value). In my army I tend to favour the Foot Foederate - Impact foot is quite good, especially with 4 stand BGs of Auxilia to back them up. I favour Heavy Foot for the Auxilia (and don't bot...
by paulburton
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Roads
Replies: 40
Views: 2610

Which brings up the following question:

Can the same trick be done with a river to completely block side edge terrain placement?
by paulburton
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Roads
Replies: 40
Views: 2610

Other than the rules as stated - Is there any reason why a road shouls not be able to go straight through/over any passable terrain feature. There are plenty of roads that go through woods and over hills (even steep ones). Especially if they were built by Romans who rarely let terrain get in the way...
by paulburton
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:56 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: 15409

Slingshot has published some articles on alternative army selection systems so worth a look. Almost any battle can be created as a scenario if you have a reasonably detailed account of the forces and terrain. I have done this for several battles which would fit into an equal points format in the pop...
by paulburton
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Lists I would still like to see
Replies: 20
Views: 7011

Dark Age Greek True - nothing between the Trojan wars and classical - Classical with none of the options would probably give a reasonable approximation (possibly without armoured options and allowing some chariots - Possibly use Kyrenean without the Libyan options. Thessalians - Classical Greek Earl...
by paulburton
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:37 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: 15409

For scenario games, refights and the like, then it is not necessary to use any terrain placement rule. The rules are intended as a balancing mechanism and additional tactical thought for players. Seventh edition had deployment options (attack on a marching force, encounter battles) but competitions ...
by paulburton
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: lorica segmentata: colour???
Replies: 5
Views: 913

I would go with the usual chainmail colour (gun metal in more conventionally named paint ranges). My own Early Imperials are mail clad Augustans so I never went for Lorica Segmentata (1 did 1 cohort of Praetorians but rarely use them. Maybe I wil expand them into another unit sometime)
by paulburton
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Organising Yorkists
Replies: 19
Views: 1692

One possible way to get Wars of the Roses Armies to behave more like their historical counterparts is to put the Bills/Men-at-Arms in mixed formations wit the billmen. This would shift the balance in favour of close combat while giving the archers a role (possibly with a few longbow only groups to m...

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