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by Claudius
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: VIKINGS ??
Replies: 58
Views: 13211

This whole thread started out via a question by "Delbruck", who, judging by "timmy1"'s comment, may be an expert on these army types. If Delbruck is an expert [world-class?] on these armies, seems like his advice on these armies would be a valuable addition for validating the selected descriptors in...
by Claudius
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL Great Battles of Rome : Tech Support
Topic: FRENCH QUESTION
Replies: 4
Views: 3520

Suggest that you use "Google languages" to get a rough translations of French, German and other non-English posts. http://translate.google.com/translate_t# For example the posted: "Jeu GREAT BATTLES ROME Après le film de présentation, le jeu ne démarre pas sur la session "limité". Le jeu fonctionne ...
by Claudius
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Genoese Crossbowmen: Request upgrade to Swordsmen
Replies: 17
Views: 4109

Help - What is a "furry prun" [furry prawn?]? I'm back to the library to do some more research on the combat records of the Genoese CB units. I'll see if I can make more of a historical case for them to be considered "swordsmen". In the meantime, here's a fine Genoese CB image from "Wolves of Rome" ...
by Claudius
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Genoese Crossbowmen: Request upgrade to Swordsmen
Replies: 17
Views: 4109

Regarding the Genoese Crossbowman ... Perhaps the well-known defeat of the Genoese CB at Crecy has been given too much weight in the ratings system. The French King misused his rather expensive mercenary CB assets by throwing them immediately at the English formations. English LB proceeded to out-sh...
by Claudius
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Genoese Crossbowmen: Request upgrade to Swordsmen
Replies: 17
Views: 4109

Genoese Crossbowmen: Request upgrade to Swordsmen

Some books on Medieval troops credit the Genoese crossbowmen as being "well-equipped ... armored and armed for close-quarters combat. ... etc.] [Ref: K. Devries et al, "Battles of the Medieval World 1000-1500", Amber Books/Metro Books, New York, 2006 - pp 136 ff]. The p 137 graphic shows the crossbo...
by Claudius
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Table size for 1000-point vs. 1000-point armies?
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

Thank you all for your encouragement and support.
I will look into getting a larger fridge.
Cheers!
by Claudius
Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Rules rewrite?
Replies: 30
Views: 5253

Overall, FoG is an excellent balanced game with well-thought out rules. A] I agree with the previous comments that the Rules book could be better organized. Much too much page-turning is required. The Rules and Army books are very much like software user manuals, and the current FoG ones are Version...
by Claudius
Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Table size for 1000-point vs. 1000-point armies?
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

True, but what is wrong with varying the dynamics to broaden the gaming experience and enjoyment. Seems like larger table sizes would affect the FoG gaming in some interesting ways. For example, shock army players would have to be more mindful of their flanks, and their units' maneuver options and l...
by Claudius
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Table size for 1000-point vs. 1000-point armies?
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

Interesting set of opinions on 15mm game table size... Am I mistaken, or is there a sentiment towards using the smallest table possible? 15mm bases just look too big on a smaller table, and a larger table may provide a better visual perspective while allowing more freedom of maneuver. Seems like som...
by Claudius
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Table size for 1000-point vs. 1000-point armies?
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

Thanks
That seems a bit roomier.
40 sq-ft vs. 24 sq-ft. [67% more room].
Cheers!
by Claudius
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Table size for 1000-point vs. 1000-point armies?
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

Table size for 1000-point vs. 1000-point armies?

Recommendations and guidance please.
What table sizes should we use when battling with 1000-point armies?
6-foot by 4-foot seems cramped/overcrowded.
Thanks/Cheers
by Claudius
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Terrain placement
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Well said and supported by history. In FoG. I don't think that we are playing "hide 'n seek", but rather seeking terrain in which the historical armies can reasonably do battle using formations and tactics compatible with the sizes, compositions and equipment of the ancient and medieval armies. Let'...
by Claudius
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Field Fortification Employment and Protection Offerred?
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Field Fortification Employment and Protection Offerred?

I'm having trouble understanding protecting BG/Battle Line(BL) with field fortifications [FF]. The rule book FF descriptions are rather minimal, or maybe I'n not getting it. What defines a fortification: > What configuration[s] of field fortification [FF] bases constitute a "fortification" protectin...
by Claudius
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Late Republic and bolt throwers
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

I'm having trouble understanding protecting heavy arty/bolt throwers [or other BG/Battle Line(BL)] with field fortifications [FF]. The rule book FF descriptions are rather minimal. What defines a fortification: > What configuration[s] of field fortifications [FF] bases constitute a "fortification" p...
by Claudius
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Historical Scenarios
Topic: Historical Scenarios
Replies: 35
Views: 30774

Are the Romans getting all the bases that they deserve? Seems like the Romans should have almost twice as many bases as they are given in order for the true relative sizes of the armies to be represented. Carthaginians: 970 points for 41,000 troops 86 bases plus a fortified camp and 3 Commanders Abo...
by Claudius
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Ideal unit sizes for different units...
Replies: 20
Views: 4244

Suggestions for preferred BG sizes please for:
- Kn
- MF longbow archers
- MF crossbow
- MF LF crossbow

Prefer "drilled" or "undrilled"?
Is there a trade-off between BG size and drilled/undrilled capability?

Thanks/Cheers
by Claudius
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Useful tip: Count your opponent's unit points after set-up
Replies: 21
Views: 5002

I'm not sure what the big rush is all about ... maybe just pre-battle adrenaline ... or a cultural decline in basic math skills. During the 4-phase deployment of troops, it is relatively easy to do a quick calculation using the Army list books. Just jot down the opponent's headcounts in pencil by th...
by Claudius
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Length/Width of River or Coastline?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

OK - a river can be 4 MU wide.
But how long can a river be?
From one side of the board to another?
Thanks
by Claudius
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Length/Width of River or Coastline?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Length/Width of River or Coastline?

I probably missed it in the Rule Book. If so, sorry. For a river, how long and wide can a river be? [In the rules, river "depth"/crossing difficulty is determined by a dice toss.] For a coast line, how long can the coastline be, and how wide can the ocean [offshore] be? Ocean is "impassible" terrain...
by Claudius
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Some items for the next version of the errata
Replies: 8
Views: 2493

Caquineur,
Tres Bien!
Un examen détaillé incroyable.
Merci

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