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by pezhetairoi
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Making the impact count
Replies: 42
Views: 2611

If we think that impact combat isn't having as much effect as it should (and I'd be inclined to agree) the first thing that comes to my mind is increasing the relevance of the combat results. If the combat loser is less likely to pass his CT, then the initial win results are more important . If you ...
by pezhetairoi
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

Don't misquote my earlier "data" or I'll send the boys around! Laughing It's 50-50 provided the cavalry have the advantage of both quality and armour and the spearmen don't have any terrain advantage. That should not be reduced to "4 bases of cavalry can charge 6 bases of STEADY protected spearmen ...
by pezhetairoi
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

@shadowdragon Well greetings. I didn't notice that we are neighbours! That explains why I find you so polite, eh? :lol: @strategos69 I have been using the Persian armoured superior bow/sword -cavalry exactly as you described -- shoot until you get a disrupt, then charge in. It works like a charm (us...
by pezhetairoi
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

@ Shadowdragon -- woo hoo, Data! Very usefull, thank you. I hadn't the time to do that myself. I think we are about to disagree about the conclusions, but my feeling is that your results are reported fairly. I also liked your idea of "context" for the engagement rather than raw statistics. And I thi...
by pezhetairoi
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

I'm less concerned about the quality grading. With rbodleyscotts explanation, and a review of the Immortal Fire/Rise of Rome lists, it seems to mostly make sense to me, and I appreciate the options as a player. I like armoured superior swordsmen being valuable troop types (in other rule-sets based o...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

That is indeed incorrect. That was how DBM worked, but not how FOG works. In FOG the quality gradings are rated against to overall totality of troops, not against the "standard quality" of their own type. Oh, I see. Well that makes a little more sense then. :oops: That changes my opinion of quality...
by pezhetairoi
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

@ Dave_r The "rich men are better than poor men" argument seems a bit over-generalized for me. It may hold a little weight in medieval Europe, but in the ancient world???? My impression (perhaps incorrect) regarding grading, was that troops were graded according to others within their own class. Thu...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

@expendiblecinc My feeling is that melee isn't much punishment at all. My point of view comes from the cavalry, as I regularly play Late Ach. Persian and Alex Mac. I'm afraid I'm guilty of charging all sorts of steady foot (and winning) when I shouldn't have historically been able to do so. The bow-...
by pezhetairoi
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ancient cavalry, too powerful in FoG?
Replies: 208
Views: 17105

What I'd like to see... 1) More "average" mounted. That will have some good effects, but requires rewriting the lists and I'm not a fan of that. Hmm 2)A change in the mechanism. In most cases of armoured cavalry versus protected spearmen types, the mounted count -POA at impact and then =POA (from be...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: heavy chariots
Replies: 23
Views: 1990

Obviously the third horse is also a built in spare, a bit like carrying a spare tyre He he, this brings to mind a chariot pulling over, putting on his flashers, and getting out to change a spare horse. "Sorry, I'll be out of the way in a minute, please go around". "Oh damn, the wife must have put t...
by pezhetairoi
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Skirmishes in the Ancient and Medieval world
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

You'll find some examples of greek/persian skirmishes in Xenophon's two books: Anabasis and Hellenica. As the 10 000 greeks attempt to escape persia, there are many minor battles. He's a good source, he was a soldier and he was actually there. It seems that the rank and file took part, usually with ...
by pezhetairoi
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Autosupport?
Replies: 42
Views: 2245

This isn't such a bad idea. Gives players another tactical choice: width or depth. Right now, I always pick width. I think most do. This would make me reconsider in some situations. I see big blocks of foot using it to keep the pressure on. Makes some sense of later Theban tactics. Gives barbarian t...
by pezhetairoi
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mixed formations
Replies: 28
Views: 2276

Good question. I always wondered that. Especially with the arab armies.
Who would charge the spearmen anyway? Maybe very courageous cataphracts ... the bows seem to have no effect for extra cost.
Makes the unit look nice though.
by pezhetairoi
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What I like
Replies: 5
Views: 910

I really like how troops are given capabilities, rather than weapons. It solves so many problems. I like the POA system as a method for determining who has the combat advantage in any given situation. I like the BG size restrictions, keeping armies looking like armies. I like the differences between...
by pezhetairoi
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Light Chariots
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

I have never played a light chariot army. I always assumed they were unpopular, not because of the chariots, but because of their "back-up".
by pezhetairoi
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mounted bow range
Replies: 62
Views: 4016

How far were you shooting / throwing? Well, my memory may betray me, this was about 2 years ago. With the javelins we started pretty close to the target, and kept moving back as the day went on. We also did a contest for distance and one for accuracy. We had a true Achilles among us who could hit t...
by pezhetairoi
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mounted bow range
Replies: 62
Views: 4016

This is a response to someone's post far up the list about why the ancients used javelins. Something that isn't ever really taken into account with war games ... the relative lethality of javelins over arrows. Having played around with a few javelins (heavy and light) I've noticed a few things. I th...
by pezhetairoi
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knights
Replies: 36
Views: 2079

I think you do know the answer -- to make them twice as powerful as lancer cavalry, and encourage single rank deployment. I'm guessing that you don't agree with that assessment. Fair enough. I might not either. However, the authors felt that it is justified. They probably looked at the historical re...
by pezhetairoi
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Tuaregs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

You know all this talk about Pachyderms reminds me of something. And sorry for this being off-topic... In Canada we have these public service ads that feature a short documentary on the "North American House-Hippo". They live in your closets and eat peanut butter. It's all edited with CG effects to ...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mini FoG?
Replies: 36
Views: 5781

I've done a few intro games at 250pts without any changes to the rules -- other than removing battle lines and 2nd moves. I chose both armies, ignoring the BG requirements but maintaining the usual number of bases. I made the armies as "plain" as possible, but made sure that battle groups were never...

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