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by mgardner
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Archers too weak
Replies: 29
Views: 1072

Re: Archers too weak

I like to take advantage of the fact that archers can shoot through a gap in the line and set up like this: [I] [I] [I] [I] [I][A][I][A][I][A] The archers A are protected from being charged as long as either of the infantry I in front them are facing forward and not in melee. When the enemy gets clo...
by mgardner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: end game summary?
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: end game summary?

Grand Campaign goes until 190CE, not BCE - so you still have quite a few turns left to spread your culture (500 turns total).
by mgardner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Combat Rolls Regenerated??
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Combat Rolls Regenerated??

I am guilty of save scumming too. Sometimes I see the AI do something silly like using militia instead of light horse for skirmishers, or I find I am the attacker when I thought I would be defender and I have reloaded in these cases. I think if you reload from auto save and simply end your turn righ...
by mgardner
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: AAR
Topic: Hyping up Epirus ... a partial AAR
Replies: 32
Views: 1746

Re: Hyping up Epirus ... a partial AAR

Just want to say I am really enjoying your AAR, you’ve struck a great balance between narrative and screenshots. Thanks for taking the time to do this!
by mgardner
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Heavy Cavalry Frontage Question
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Heavy Cavalry Frontage Question

I feel your pain... Today I witnessed a defensive battle where all my support units were the free garrison units, while the provincial skirmishers in the stack were not involved in the fighting at all.
by mgardner
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Determination of Attacker / Defender does not match manual
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Determination of Attacker / Defender does not match manual

The manual says this about determination of Attacker / Defender (10.7.1): Each side is either defending or attacking. The defender in a battle is the side with the biggest number of units not having moved this impulse (the only exception to this is if the defenders have sortied from a besieged city)...
by mgardner
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Warband vs Mediocre Legionaire
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Warband vs Mediocre Legionaire

I am not arguing that Warband is better than Legionary, just pointing out that the matchup may not be as lopsided as you originally thought. On a pure 1v1 battle, I would put my money on Legionary but you have to work with what your chosen list gives you and maximize your strengths / minimize your w...
by mgardner
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Warband vs Mediocre Legionaire
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Warband vs Mediocre Legionaire

Both types of Warband are 4 points more expensive than Mediocre Legionary. Also the armor POA difference between Armoured and Protected is +25, not +50. Loose order is type Warrior, which means they are the ones that suffer a cohesion penalty vs. Heavy Foot - close order does not. Loose order is NOT...
by mgardner
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 3490

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Thanks for this! Much appreciated. I am very excited for this game.
by mgardner
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Is the byzantine army still using this flag?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Is the byzantine army still using this flag?

Ah, I see what you are saying now. Sorry! Yes I see what you mean.
by mgardner
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Is the byzantine army still using this flag?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Is the byzantine army still using this flag?

Doesn’t look like this in my game (1.5.12 no mods installed). I see the standard Rome Caesar bust on red. Are you running any mods?
by mgardner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: PDF: FoG2 Army List Descriptions
Replies: 14
Views: 4508

Re: PDF: FoG2 Army List Descriptions

To all the thank-yous: you’re welcome! Great work and thank you for keeping the link updated! Do you have a favourite Army? Why do you like Ancients? I don’t know that I have a favorite army, but I enjoy lists that are well-rounded rather than one-dimensional (like all infantry or all cavalry). I re...
by mgardner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: PDF: FoG2 Army List Descriptions
Replies: 14
Views: 4508

PDF: FoG2 Army List Descriptions

Hail commanders, After being a long time lurker, I wanted to make a contribution to this wonderful community by sharing a PDF document I created. This document contains the complete Field of Glory 2 in-game army list descriptions for the base game and all currently available DLC. The PDF is an attem...
by mgardner
Fri May 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

Thanks for the response, 100+ hrs of play and I don’t remember ever seeing that. It’s a testament to the breadth and diversity of the game that it can still send surprises my way.
by mgardner
Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Pictish Spearmen can form square - intended?

While playing against the AI, I was surprised to see a Pictish Spearmen unit (Offensive Spearmen) form square. I thought this ability was exclusive to Pike. Is this working as intended, and if so can I suggest some kind of tooltip indication for all non-pike units that can do this? E.g. even if part...
by mgardner
Wed May 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armor and the Utility of Thracians
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Armor and the Utility of Thracians

Thanks for your in-depth analysis, I agree with your conclusion that offensive spear is a more well-rounded and general purpose capability compared to heavy weapon. It’s niche for sure, but protected heavy weapon vs. armoured offensive/defensive spearman (e.g. Triarii) has 25 POA melee advantage com...
by mgardner
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Shenandoah General Discussion Forum
Topic: A.I. issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: A.I. issue

Just to toss in another sighting: I saw the same issue on my first play of this scenario, also vs Monty, also resulted in a draw I did not deserve.

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