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by venividivici
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Pike and Shot: Campaigns “Le Roi Soleil” update
Replies: 4
Views: 2697

Re: Pike and Shot: Campaigns “Le Roi Soleil” update

Nice work on the extra content and fixes, thanks !
by venividivici
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Cannot turn unless flanking threat when there is a threat
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Cannot turn unless flanking threat when there is a threa

Thanks for the detailed explanation Richard. So there are no examples of one of these deeper Late Tercio's ever being successfully flanked and disrupted or routed by cavalry then ?
by venividivici
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Cannot turn unless flanking threat when there is a threat
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Cannot turn unless flanking threat when there is a threa

I always assumed Later Tercio's were these shallower formations which brought more muskets to bear in the front, or are they something different in Pike and Shot ?
by venividivici
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Cannot turn unless flanking threat when there is a threat
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Cannot turn unless flanking threat when there is a threa

I can see how the game mechanics of this are hard wired for flank attacks on Later Tercio's. Surely this goes against a realistic situation though where a tercio may be engaging an enemy tercio block to its front and then receives a flank attack from enemy cavalry at the same time. I'm thinking here...
by venividivici
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Singleplayer vs Multiplayer mode
Replies: 60
Views: 15044

Re: Singleplayer vs Multiplayer mode

Single player mainly, but I would be happy to try PBEM when I have had some more campaign practice with Pike and Shot and Thirty Years War
by venividivici
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video screen recording anywhere in windows 10
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: Video screen recording anywhere in windows 10

Nice tip for the app, but FRAPS is way easier to use and set up for recording game video on a Windows PC http://www.fraps.com
by venividivici
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Period Novels
Replies: 43
Views: 16775

Re: Period Novels

Philip Rollo or The Scottish Musketeers by James Grant. Originally published 1875 and mainly a tale of the Scottish mercenaries in Denmark 1626-7, but Tilly and Wallenstein plus others put in an appearance. Free here ......
http://archive.org/details/philiprolloorsc02grangoog
by venividivici
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Free Web Resources - reference books
Replies: 31
Views: 15807

Re: Free Web Resources - reference books

The Battlefields of Germany by Colonel G.B. Malleson 1884 - Old now and replaced by Guthrie's two volumes on the Thirty Years War, but still a good read.
http://archive.org/details/battlefieldsofge00malluoft
by venividivici
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Free Web Resources - reference books
Replies: 31
Views: 15807

Re: Free Web Resources - reference books

The Dutch Army and the Military Revolutions 1588 - 1688 by Olaf van Nimwegen. This is the definitive work on the Dutch in the 80 Years War and full of interesting stuff on the pike, shot, cavalry, artillery and siege tactics of the day. You can only read the first 50 or so pages online via Google Bo...
by venividivici
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: AGEods Thirty Years War
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

Re: AGEods Thirty Years War

It always struck me that the overall strategy of Ageod's TYW married with the Pike and Shot battles would' be the perfect game combination - kind of a more historically accurate Total War game. Sadly I don't think you can transfer results between the two.
by venividivici
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Thirty Years War In-Depth Scenarios
Replies: 4
Views: 6318

Re: Thirty Years War In-Depth Scenarios

Good to have some more news on this title. The scenarios look well chosen and I'm really looking forward to this. Still cannot quite believe we will have two Thirty Years War titles in the space of a year, it's been a long wait !
by venividivici
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Pike and Shot suggestions
Replies: 152
Views: 16483

Re: Pike and Shot suggestions

Hi all Haven't been on the forums since the Legion Arena days, but just picked up Pike and Shot Campaigns and thrilled to have a PC strategy game covering the Thirty Years War at last :D One thing I have noticed while playing through the tutorials is the lack of a rotating overhead map view (M hotke...
by venividivici
Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Wargamer.com Reviews Legion Arena
Replies: 17
Views: 8097

Wargamer.com Reviews Legion Arena

Another review, pretty average, but they seem to like it overall http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/legion_arena/
by venividivici
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: A Review of Legion Arena!
Replies: 50
Views: 21348

Blimey :roll: Not the old RTW/LA debate again. I know unbiased viewpoints cannot be expected on any fan forum, but there are merits and deficiencies in both RTW and LA. I can happily play both for what they are without any particular favouritism for either. RTW is grand strategy and empire building ...
by venividivici
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Legion Arena Expansion - The Cult of Mithras
Replies: 33
Views: 19064

Nope - you just lost my interest there, I won't be buying a copy of that. If I wanted to play with demons, goblins, ghoulies and the like I would get one of those RPG games or some of that LOTR trash. Such a shame you moved away from the historical stuff and couldn't simply add to what was an alread...
by venividivici
Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: The easiest and Hardest Battles
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Any battle which has to be won in generally less than two minutes will be a tough one. I didn't find Cynoscephalae all that difficult for some reason, but I did have lots of high stat heavy infantry by the time I got to that battle the first time round.
by venividivici
Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Battle of Grannacus
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

They changed the timing on it :shock: I missed that. I kind of like it how it was because it feels great getting past that one, even if it does take a dozen or more replays. I did it on the very last second. On Very Hard every battle feels like Grannacus :?
by venividivici
Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: WHAT do Legion Arena players wear?
Replies: 11
Views: 4013

Commando - undercover, specialist techniques, ready for action :lol:
by venividivici
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Match making forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

Phew! :shock: For a minute there I thought Slitherine were setting themselves up as a multiplayer dating agency when I saw the title of this thread :)
by venividivici
Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Magnesia mission
Replies: 5
Views: 4283

Place your best stat heavy troops opposite theirs. Make sure you have skirmishers and militia (preferably with the elephant attack specialist upgrades) placed opposite the elephants and make sure you target them at the elephants.

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