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by Claudius
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: IC or FC and TC
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

In some ways, the import of this question [IC vs. Fc vs. TC] is offset by the omniscient intel collection and command and control [C2] capabilities that the player has in FoG gaming. Seems like the player is a true super-IC in many ways with a command range over the entire board [and even further fo...
by Claudius
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:27 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: 5013

You all missed the point - You've got cheating on your minds. No one is being accused of point-shaving/cheating [viz. 801 instead of 800 points!]. A player should always observe the opponent's forces, and do an accounting to gather any available intel from the point count: 1) Headcounts, types and c...
by Claudius
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Lighting up ambush markers with Light Artillery?
Replies: 18
Views: 2975

Modern term used to be "reconnaissance by fire" - actually a useful function for arty. Clobber unseen threat units at a distance before they become dangerous. Seems like I should be able to blast away with my arty at any area of terrain that I feel enemy units may be hiding in. Suspect areas on the ...
by Claudius
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:19 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: 5013

Useful tip: Count your opponent's unit points after set-up

Doing a headcount of an opponent's units after set-up can provide some useful intel on his strategy and tactics. 1)The exercise familiarizes one with the details and strengths/weaknesses of the opponent's forces. 2) Adding up an opponent's points which are visible on the board gives one additional i...
by Claudius
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Lighting up ambush markers with Light Artillery?
Replies: 18
Views: 2975

Lighting up ambush markers with Light Artillery?

Can I use mobile [somewhat] Light Arty units to fire upon, and clear out, ambush markers? Seems like a reasonable action that a player, who already has omniscient knowledge of all friendly and threat unit locations as well as the locations of the ambush markers, can do? Do normal shooting rules appl...
by Claudius
Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Elementary formations: Legal formations questions please
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Thank you!
by Claudius
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Elementary formations: Legal formations questions please
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Elementary formations: Legal formations questions please

These are probably basic ideas for many of you, but I thought I should ask about the rules of "legal formations". Here are some questions by example Thanks If I have a four Kn BG, can I arrange the Kn as: a) 4 across, all in one row? b) 4 "down", in a column one base wide? c) In a 2 bases by 2 bases...
by Claudius
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Historical Scenarios
Topic: Historical Scenarios
Replies: 35
Views: 30812

Are the Romans getting too few points, or is it hard to be as capable a general as Hannibal? In the Cannae historical scenario, I don't understand why the Romans only get 1060 points [for 86,000 troops] and the Carthaginians get about the same at 970 for 41,000. The Romans have 106 bases [+camp], an...
by Claudius
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Drilled Roman Bolt Shooters/Heavy Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Thanks for the clarifications
Cheers
by Claudius
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Storm of Arrows:: War of the Roses English Armies
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Thanks
Here's the reference book:
Michael K. Jones, "Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle", Tempus Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2002.
An interesting treatment of the Bosworth Field events and activities.
See:
http://www.amazon.com/Bosworth-1485-Psy ... 0752423347
by Claudius
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Storm of Arrows:: War of the Roses English Armies
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

At Bosworth Field 1485.
Richard III army vs. Tudor army
by Claudius
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Drilled Roman Bolt Shooters/Heavy Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Drilled Roman Bolt Shooters/Heavy Artillery

In the Army List book, Republican Roman Bolt Shooters [Heavy Artillery] are noted as being "drilled". Roman bolt shooters often included a pivot/turntable in their design to allow off-axis firing. Since Heavy Artillery can neither move or pivot after being placed on the board, what good is being "dr...
by Claudius
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Light Horse versus Light Foot; Number of Dice
Replies: 24
Views: 3914

Actually, it would be quite pleasant if the authors took more responsibility for their various errors and omissions. At the end of the day, any semantic or logical debates over the rules are their responsibility since they wrote the rules, built the tables, etc. in the first place. Since Slitherine ...
by Claudius
Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Light Horse versus Light Foot; Number of Dice
Replies: 24
Views: 3914

Why not just write out the rules in the FoG rule book text and tables fully, clearly and succinctly. Without depending upon arcane and/or unspecified modifiers, verbs, adverbs, football analogies or logic structures. The Light forces rows of the FoG rule book tables on pages 92 and 93 would be a goo...
by Claudius
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Light Horse versus Light Foot; Number of Dice
Replies: 24
Views: 3914

Rules tables logic and linguistic assumptions: Clear up?

Do the various aspects of the authors' here-to-fore unknown logic and linguistic assumptions contained within the FoG rule book tables apply to all the tables in the rule book and Army lists? How are we to interpret the various sometimes ambiguous (since their logic may be unknown) tables? Suggest t...
by Claudius
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: FoG Shooting Phase assumptions on page 80
Replies: 2
Views: 808

FoG Shooting Phase assumptions on page 80

On page 80, it states: "The primary objective of shooting (in the game) is to cause deterioration of the enemy by forcing cohesion tests. Causing base losses is secondary." What is the rationale for that MAJOR assumption? Focusing on cohesion checks seems to defang missile weaponry. Historically, th...
by Claudius
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Stakes query
Replies: 27
Views: 5581

Thank you Warrior/rogerc for the clarifications.
Cheers
by Claudius
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Storm of Arrows:: War of the Roses English Armies
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Storm of Arrows:: War of the Roses English Armies

On p. 16 of Storm of Arrows, it states: "Tudor armies cannot include ... pikemen." Henry VII armies did have mercenary pikemen - as described in various historical sources. So the stated limitation on pikemen in Tudor armies is historically incorrect. Suggest that the army rule be changed to allow p...
by Claudius
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Application of information/answers to Rules Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

So are we to assume that the 15 items currently in FAQ [at v3.0. It is located at www.fieldofglory.com under the "On the Field of Glory" heading] are the only rule mods that have come out of the large set of Rules questions? Should we apply those immediately to our gaming? They seem too summarized, ...
by Claudius
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Stakes query
Replies: 27
Views: 5581

The p. 121 and p 96-7 stakes rules seem minimal, and rather incomplete. Which is why I wrote the original post. Seems like this section of the rules could be expanded a bit for clarity. The "+" in POA seems to model stakes rather weakly. Horse-mounted impact units first have to get through the stake...

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