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by imitation_legionary
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory II: Medieval is coming soon
Replies: 134
Views: 29569

Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval is coming soon

1040-1154. Yay, Hastings and the First Crusade then! Perhaps some tail end Vikings too. As for sieges, they are woefully underrepresented in wargames (board and computer) compared to how common and important they were historically. I feel however that trying to fit a siege model onto Field of Glory...
by imitation_legionary
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory II: Medieval is coming soon
Replies: 134
Views: 29569

Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval is coming soon

I want renaissance. :-)
by imitation_legionary
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Any chance for real new gameplay features (not just new units) in the future ?
Replies: 85
Views: 8322

Re: Any chance for real new gameplay features (not just new units) in the future ?

The feature that I would like to see added at some point is the weather. Rain certainly did affect some later medieval battles when firearms and cannons started being used, and wind and rain would always have affected archers to a certain extent. It wouldn't have to be too complicated. If it starte...
by imitation_legionary
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Eastern Europe armies.
Replies: 8
Views: 2560

Re: Eastern Europe armies.

What is the reason for this? They didnt have armed conflict with central and western Europe? The Poles fought the very modern Dutch-style Swedes on numerous occassions, and their old-school cavalry proved remarkably efficient until at least mid-century. One of the reasons for more cavalry and less ...
by imitation_legionary
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory Digital
Topic: FOG Wiki - Players Guide
Replies: 27
Views: 18854

Re: FOG Wiki - Players Guide

Love to read it but it says "subscription expired". What gives?
by imitation_legionary
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Wars of the Spanish Succession and Austrian Suc. Battles
Replies: 12
Views: 3844

Re: Wars of the Spanish Succession and Austrian Suc. Battles

My wish would be to have Malplaquet playable by the french 75 000 men would make at least 100 units in the game. You seriously want to shuffle that every turn? :-) Seriously, I think the system works best with the not-so-humongous armies of the Renaissance and TYW even if the later stuff is fun as ...
by imitation_legionary
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: New Pike and Shot game?
Replies: 19
Views: 6110

Re: New Pike and Shot game?

Ancients does make sense. It does seem a bit weird to have two digital product lines based on FOG though. Ot maybe FOG2 is meant to supercede Pike and Shot as well?
by imitation_legionary
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: New Pike and Shot game?
Replies: 19
Views: 6110

Re: New Pike and Shot game?

Agree that ancients is a good bet given the original focus of Field of Glory. Richard Bodley Scott doesn't seem to be much into anything past 1700, although I'm sure a Napoleonic or American Civil War adaption would sell lots. The real orphan in the above is 1700-1800, and especially the early 1700s...
by imitation_legionary
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Melee engagements during the era of Pike and Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: Melee engagements during the era of Pike and Shot

Of course re-enactors keep their pikes vertical so as to avoid killing people, the opposite of a real pike fight. True, but you can still get valuable results from reenactments even if they don't kill each other. Also two hedges of pikes blocking each other and creating a kind of lockdown effect (a...
by imitation_legionary
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Query on War of the Spanish Succession
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Query on War of the Spanish Succession

Hopefully the game series will get there. There are no modern computer wargames covering that era, which is both interesting and popular, so it would be great to have the P&S franchise develop in that direction. As for differences, the pike disappeared from most armies in the 1690s but the Swedes an...
by imitation_legionary
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Next game and computer FOG
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

Re: Next game and computer FOG

Good to hear. I hope the Ipad is still part of this Archon thingy strategy?
by imitation_legionary
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Melee engagements during the era of Pike and Shot
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: Melee engagements during the era of Pike and Shot

Pike vs pike would probably be more shoving than killing, given that the pikes will block each other. Philip Sabin mentions reenacators have found that pike units can push each other back several hundred meters - push of pike indeed! Of course if you can break the cohesion of a pike unit it can be s...
by imitation_legionary
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Cavalry weapons systems, the 1500s to the 1800s
Replies: 15
Views: 4061

Re: Cavalry weapons systems, the 1500s to the 1800s

The impetus for the reiter was the wheelock pistol, which could be used and reloaded on horseback. Since reiters were effective against both traditional heavy gendarme cavalry, while being cheaper, and also against pike units which they could blast from close range they quickly became indispensable....
by imitation_legionary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Interface is "computerized" - baffled
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Interface is "computerized" - baffled

Thank you very much for the quick reply. I understand these are business decisions as well, I just felt that button size was such a basic issue that should (?) be scalable with few problems. As for the multiplayer, I have't tried the Slitherine service yet (didn't have time to register) so I can't c...
by imitation_legionary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Battle of the Bulge
Topic: Interface is "computerized" - baffled
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Interface is "computerized" - baffled

As a huge fan of the CiC series and primarily an Iphone player I was very disappointed to see that the interface had been "computerized", i.e. not at all designed for the Iphone anymore. The main annoyance is the tiny buttons. While I can accept some of the changes even if I don't like or even under...
by imitation_legionary
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: The Lack of Stability is Unacceptable
Replies: 19
Views: 10238

Re: The Lack of Stability is Unacceptable

Working fine for me now after the update. Thanks!
by imitation_legionary
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein
Topic: The Lack of Stability is Unacceptable
Replies: 19
Views: 10238

Re: The Lack of Stability is Unacceptable

Just gonna add my vote to this. The game is unplayable because of the crashes (I can't even exit the tutorial!) on my brand new 64 GB IPhone 6 with updated IOS 8 and lots of free space.

Help us Obi-Wan Shenandoah, you're our only hope!
by imitation_legionary
Thu May 08, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Shenandoah General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sub game?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Sub game?

Ok, thanks. Still looking forward to it.
by imitation_legionary
Thu May 08, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Shenandoah General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sub game?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Sub game?

What happened to the submarine game? Is it still in the pipeline?
by imitation_legionary
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Drive On Moscow
Topic: Great Topic, more suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Re: Great Topic, more suggestions

France 1940 and Sicily both likely. Huzzah! I think they will both make great games, especially since the engine seems well capable of handling special factors (e.g. French C&C lethargy in 1940). Kursk is a really hard battle to simulate (kinda doomed from the start). Well so was the Bulge, you cou...

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