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by Cerberias
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Better armour PoA
Replies: 170
Views: 15313

And your basic prot/average/drilled/longbow/swordsman costs a fairly chunky 9 points a piece.. for average protected blokes. Fairly expensive, not saying overly, but it works.
by Cerberias
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Artillery, WarWagons, Elephants, Camels...
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Artillery in the middle of a line of static shooters can draw the enemy into a ring of death quite nicely, and warwagons on a flank where you're expecting to be hit by a cavalry flank can be quite tasty if you use them right. The sheer presence of some hussite style warwagons can dissuade the other ...
by Cerberias
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Light Chariots
Replies: 14
Views: 878

Being down in melee against unprotected med foot with sword makes me never want to use them ever. They're almost the same points cost as arm bow/sw cav (I think they are if the bow/sw cav are undrilled) but cant fight worth a damn. Meaning armies centred around them have no punch to speak of. Even i...
by Cerberias
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mounted bow range
Replies: 62
Views: 3457

Shooting arrows in foot would be easier to train than shooting arrows to the same extent while riding though right?
by Cerberias
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Deah roll modifier for winning or drawing BG
Replies: 46
Views: 2678

You're talking about extremly unlucky chances there david.. winning a combat and losing a base when the other team doesnt go down or lose a base?
by Cerberias
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knights
Replies: 36
Views: 1721

I don't mean any offence but playing against the one opponent isn't really giving you a full range of the rules as you don't really experience other peoples playing styles and their takes on the rules.
by Cerberias
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knights
Replies: 36
Views: 1721

Once you start playing more games you'll realise that knights aren't all that great, sure they fight well, but are much too easily avoided and are very expensive. The cav lancers by contrast are much more manouverable (turn 90 and move is insanely good), and faster. Aswell as being cheaper. I'm much...
by Cerberias
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Skirmishers hanging around
Replies: 126
Views: 5714

I would say something like 'if the enemy ends up within 3mu's you must take a cmt' so its not a 100% thing, but adds a little bit more risk into the evade equation. (i.e. you evade, enemy rolls high you roll low or something, make a cmt to avoid being 'spooked' into a disrupt or whatever.)
by Cerberias
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Better armour PoA
Replies: 170
Views: 15313

I use two BG's of unprotected crossbow sword cav, average, in my han army to great success. The enemy cant ignore them and they sit on a flank - if the enemy moves something out there that can take them out then they turn tail and retreat and usually the enemy has wasted more points than they are wo...
by Cerberias
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Number of BG in the Britcon armies
Replies: 166
Views: 9775

Bigger BG's get more effect from generals, and cant be 'picked off' one at a time like smaller BG's can.
by Cerberias
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Better armour PoA
Replies: 170
Views: 15313

Armor gives a poa if better than the enemy and if all other poa's are equal or less (i.e. the enemy are evens or up on you). Means that romans get only a single poa against barbarian foot, and stops double poa's from happening hugely often. And the double armor bonus is good also (i.e. when you're u...
by Cerberias
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Lithuanian Bow* Cavalry
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Yeah, but that extra dice shooting (in two ranks) or two dice shooting (in single rank), is quite helpful against most other things. Also a thing to note, light spear cav are better than lancer cav in the impact phase if in non-open ground :).
by Cerberias
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Is the Board too wide?
Replies: 59
Views: 3799

Steal my line :O :D.
by Cerberias
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Lithuanian Bow* Cavalry
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

If they were drilled so they could skirmish easier i wouldn't mind, but undrilled costs as much as bow cav, doesnt get as many dice shooting and still loses to lancers.
by Cerberias
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Is the Board too wide?
Replies: 59
Views: 3799

For me the manouver of this game is what keeps me playing, I'm not really in it to fight 'historical' battles, but play strategy against another person. It works as is for me.
by Cerberias
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Janissaries scared of light horse?
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Had six armored han foot with inspired commander and rear support shot up by four light horse with bow... went down three turns in a row... was not expecting that.
by Cerberias
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Christian Nubian – the superior army?
Replies: 106
Views: 10275

Yeah, i would agree with phil in saying that picking an army that suits you, has its flaws minimised and you have practiced with is a skill also. I took classical indian into a comp called 'caesars challenge' for a bit of a laugh, I wouldnt think anyone taking classical indian into a comp based arou...
by Cerberias
Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Christian Nubian – the superior army?
Replies: 106
Views: 10275

good tournament system, good competitive play, i see it more as 'ideas taken from history' for the army lists as opposed to 'perfect history representation'. Also, its more of a rock paper scissors system, some armies will beat the pants off people, others - if fighting the same army - will be massa...
by Cerberias
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Experience of Ilkhanid Mongols?
Replies: 43
Views: 3607

Depends where you put the knights, you'd want to keep them for the last deployment and put them down somewhere where they can be screened, you'd definately want to keep them as backup for a group of cav or light horse of your own, gives them cover and means that your frontal troops can act with a bi...
by Cerberias
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Experience of Ilkhanid Mongols?
Replies: 43
Views: 3607

if the knights are spent frivolously chasing light horse - yeah, they are useless... but who would do that? and not many armies can have large quantities of drilled knights, if they do.. then you're going to have many more units to just shoot them up with, with the knights just staying away until th...

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