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by philqw78
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Fanatics
Replies: 26
Views: 8150

Re: Origin. IIRC Sark is old English for shirt as in Cutty Sark - Short Shirt - name of a famous ship. Therefore Bare Sark - Bare chested - no shirt. (Possibly)

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by philqw78
Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Sacred Relics etc
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Sacred Relics etc

Are the rules going to include stuff for sacred relics; true cross, icon of our lady, holy hand grenade, etc, for troops morale? Or is this just going to come under the general's status as FC, IC, TC? It would be nice as it is, again, something pretty to look at with a bit of history behind it, addi...
by philqw78
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Basing Again....
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

From an earlier question I asked you will need some single elements to make change when the odd element gets killed off and also if your BG wishes to expand, which it appears everyone can whilst in combat. DBE bow however are a different matter. It seems some will get mixed bow spear units and some ...
by philqw78
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: i would like to know how to get started
Replies: 3
Views: 2103

The best way would be to find a wargames club. Most players I know would be happy to let you borrow their armies whilst they are present. However these rules are not commercially available yet so very few clubs are playing them. Some of the authors play at the same club as me and I have only seen bi...
by philqw78
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

In AoW terms this is Heavy Foot with pike or spear, Knights, Catafracts, and Cavalry armed with lance. Knights and cavalry armed with lance don't rely on their formation as much as Pike. They rely on impact. Pike and some spears cannot afford to hit at a full run as their formation breaks up. In Ao...
by philqw78
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

Well why not have more classifications of troops? Troop types that are closely formed up and dependant upon each other and their formation due to their weapons. Tactical doctrine relies upon cohesion and mutual support. Normally happy to stand to receive or charge themselves. They move slowly in ord...
by philqw78
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: need any more beta testers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

drop JDMcNeil and e-mail off line.
If you can you deserve to be a play tester. Although at JD's age I think just pulling your tongue out wil have the same effect as dropping him.
by philqw78
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

For troops who rely upon their formation: Close, Formed, Arrayed, Ordered. Heavy only really fits in a C19th drill manual sense For those who do not necessarily rely upon their neighbours but prefer to close up when possible: Amorphous, Intermediate, Unformed For troops who rely upon having distance...
by philqw78
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

Or still more possibilities to come
by philqw78
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

Heavy has connotations with armoured and light with unarmoured though. Medium is just between the other two.

Possibly then: Close, Intermediate, Open?
by philqw78
Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

But surely 'loose formation' is grammatically correct. They were reasonably free to flow around minor obstacles, they were less restricted ; etc. However they were close enough together to fill these gaps when possible or necessary. I'm not saying that they called it loose fromation but what they di...
by philqw78
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12369

Heavy Foot is not a description of their armour
Why weren't the descriptions of foot formations used called; close, loose and open. It would save some initial confusion and be, IMHO, more descriptive as there are lots of heavy, unprotected foot and probably medium, armoured foot.
by philqw78
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Indian javelinmen/archers
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

Well at least I don't have to re-base the Russ :(
by philqw78
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Indian javelinmen/archers
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

But will the indians get mixed units of javelin and bow men?
by philqw78
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Stinky Camels
Replies: 12
Views: 4747

But why do we even need the definition of disorder. If Heavy foot or mounted are in disordering terrain give them a combat minus. If horse or elephants are in contact with camels give them a combat minus. If horse are in contact with elephants give themn a combat minus. Cuts out extra waffle in the ...
by philqw78
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Stinky Camels
Replies: 12
Views: 4747

So does this mean, that as well as counters for fragmented, disrupted and broken troops, we will need counters for disordered troops as well?
by philqw78
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Supporting archers
Replies: 16
Views: 7120

Yippee, I would assume this is due to them being less effective so far back
by philqw78
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Supporting archers
Replies: 16
Views: 7120

So I'll be re-basing all my Russ Ps(O) then?
by philqw78
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Troop types
Replies: 15
Views: 5210

Anything that can be done to remove argument and confusion from competition games should be done. Anything that can be done to increase subterfuge, fowl play, backstabbing and betrayal in campaigns should also be done, but in a campaign supplement.
by philqw78
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Troop types
Replies: 15
Views: 5210

This does open things up to a bit of 'gamesmanship'. Two identical looking units could be very different morale and skill wise, veterans/recruits. The owning player may then change his desription of them depending on what sitaution they were in when combat is joined. A cynical view, but with some pl...

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