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by pezhetairoi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Some observations
Replies: 21
Views: 2006

I think part of the problem is the state of the enemy troops. In a "real" battle, we can imagine that they are tired, disorganized and somewhat out of control by the time they have broken your front line. Or possibly have become so in the subsequent pursuit. In FoG they are usually fresh and steady ...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Ancients version 2
Replies: 325
Views: 35296

Cavalry and light horse

This is probably too big to change, but I would like to see less difference between cavalry and light horse troop types. Unprotected cavalry and light horse are often used in the lists as interchangeable options (for example Skythians and Huns), but they play very differently and adhere to very diff...
by pezhetairoi
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Fighting Pikes
Replies: 47
Views: 3967

I have superior roman legionaries defeat my pikes head-on rather regularly. On a broad front the romans clean-up. I think it's a combination of superior rerolls and the fact that if the romans roll bad and DISR, they are down 1 die and can usually hang on a few turns. If the pike roll bad and DISR t...
by pezhetairoi
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Hill/Road Riddle
Replies: 25
Views: 2571

That's a good riddle. Clever eye to spot that one. The road goes through the village, be sensible people! Common sense must step in at some point, when the rules aren't completely clear. If I was a ref at a tournament and someone made a fuss .... I'd give them a "yellow card" after I'd stopped laugh...
by pezhetairoi
Sun May 16, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Stopping the Enemy Running Away
Replies: 131
Views: 9305

I think some turning and walking away did happen. I seem to recall a passage in Xenophon's anabasis regarding the battle of Cunaxa. I won't quote, but as the Greeks approached the persian battle line the persian line infantry simply turned and walked away. The Greeks kept after them but never made c...
by pezhetairoi
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Heavily armoured cavalry and the Byzantine Tagmata
Replies: 8
Views: 2544

Like ShrubMik says, I assumed minor differences like this are dealt with by BG quality. The rather vague classification of quality "Superior" could refer to many things ... better morale, better training, better tactics, better formation, better equipment, better hairdos. That's what I do with my La...
by pezhetairoi
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Battle Groups sized bases
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Sounds like a good idea. Especially with skirmishers.
Might get awkward when changing formation, making charge moves, or feeding bases into melee.

How did the Thracians play out? What "period" did you use? I am tempted to try that army myself .. they are fun to paint.
by pezhetairoi
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: First time poster first time question
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Always measure everything! Shooting, charges, moves etc. Also good to know where rout moves will end up, and if your team will be close enough to see there friends fleeing in terror. In games where you are forbidden to measure, usually people come up with some sneaky way of doing it anyway. There ar...
by pezhetairoi
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: List suggestions for multiple armies
Replies: 14
Views: 2072

I like to have two period-matched opposing armies ... great for when a friend comes over. Alexander vs Late Achaemenid Persian is an example. You can play either side, the armies are well balanced against each other, and generally the rules and lists are based on matching in-period armies for accura...
by pezhetairoi
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Pyrrhic list question
Replies: 41
Views: 4438

It's not a horrible list. It's missing some of the late hellenistic "glam" like superior pikemen and cataphracts, or elite agema, but don't play it like one of those lists. I've played this list a few times, its not too bad. I have the most trouble against romans usually. I think the strengths of th...
by pezhetairoi
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: How Purist Are You?
Replies: 67
Views: 8601

I find playing historical opponents is the most fun. In fact, I prefer to pick a date and stick to it. The results are more meaningful, and you can often use historical tactics. Alexander the Great vs Vlad Dracul does it really matter what the end result is? If you win or lose can you really claim a...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: I want a horde!
Replies: 24
Views: 5088

Early Achaemenid Persian All the history describes their armies as enormous million-man affairs (all lies of course). And really, not that bad an army if you fill it up with lots of cheap foot and ignore the fancy toys. You can actually darken the sky with arrows. The king of kings is great for a ce...
by pezhetairoi
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Thracian Army
Replies: 55
Views: 8476

I have some interest in Thracians, and I thought it would be very reasonable to take some Greek Mercs ... Xenophon's Anabasis describes just that. Suethes (SP?) makes a move for kingship and hires Xenophon and his gang to do some of the dirty work. He knew his hill-tribe army lacked some solid muscl...
by pezhetairoi
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: stripping paint from plastic figures
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

I don't know what "simple green" is, but I've been using automotive brake fluid. Any Brand will do.
Soak the plastic soldiers in it, scrub with brush.

Sounds the same as "simple green" to me, and maybe it's cheaper.
by pezhetairoi
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: General Swifter than Eagles question
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

They vary from army to army.
You'd have to be more specific to get a better answer than this.
Most foot in that book are MF, with some LF and hardly any HF. I don't think there are many mixed groups.
Spaers and bows and swordmen everywhere, but not all armies have all.
by pezhetairoi
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: My first 15mm FoG army . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 4016

I'll give you my opinions. I assume you are using the "Skythian or Saka" list from the "Immortal Fire" book. 550BC to 50AD I like this army, and I have faced variations of it a few times. I have a few Saka mercenaries for my Persians. Fun to paint. 1 -- the quality rating for your LH BGs (battle Gro...
by pezhetairoi
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Median Army - Mean or distinctly Average???
Replies: 5
Views: 1848

I think this list looks like a lot of fun. I've half a mind to try something like that myself.
Need figures? Achaemenid Persians should do the job nicely.
15mm try Xyston miniatures
28mm try Wargames foundry or Vendel.
by pezhetairoi
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Fog players in Eastern Ontario
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Fog players in Eastern Ontario

I'll be moving out there soon, Ottawa and valley area.
Is there any clubs or whatnots?
by pezhetairoi
Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Painting guides for Pontic/Mithridatic armies?
Replies: 16
Views: 5159

Sounds like a safe bet to me. From the FoG Pontic list you have troops listed as Thracians classed as Heavy Weapon, as well as the Bastarnae. Later Thracians are well documented (there is an osprey book), the Bastarnae I think are more germanic -- more like Dacians. There were also some "black sea" ...
by pezhetairoi
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Painting guides for Pontic/Mithridatic armies?
Replies: 16
Views: 5159

I recommend the following: The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome, by Phil Barker a wargames research group publication Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars, by Duncan Head another wargames research group publication These two books are not illustrated in colour, but they are packed with info an...

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