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by Quintus
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: AAR Advance the Colors 25mm Tournament. Long.
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

Hey I won my first game and first tournament! I know, I know, it was only 4 guys but I'll take it! Not a bad way to start.
Well done sir! :D
by Quintus
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Eastern Lists - market research
Replies: 74
Views: 13826

I can't see more than one Asian based army lists being a commercial success. Interest in these types of armies is very limited. Maybe put out a single book covering the main armies of interest with the others being provided free on line. I might buy a single book in this case but no way would I bot...
by Quintus
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Macedonian
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

I don't view my armies as a gaming tool, I'm actually very interested in all things Hellenistic. I do take your point though. Perhaps after many years of playing DBM, which despite the arguments of others to the contrary, IMO did Macedonians no favours at all, it might be nice to win a few without ...
by Quintus
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Later Macedonian
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

This is the thing about modern wargaming. So often wargames armies are looked upon as a gaming tool rather than a model of a historical army. A Late Macedonian army is a fit opponent to face the army of the Roman Republic and those of Greece at that time. If you admire this small and once-great king...
by Quintus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Anglo-Saxons at Hastings
Replies: 36
Views: 8733

I'm adding to this old thread because I wonder if I can find answers to a couple of questions. 1) At Hastings the Royal Huscarls were formed up on foot in the front rank of the English army. Does FoG provide a mechanism whereby this deployment is simulated, i.e. the elite professionals used to give ...
by Quintus
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Pyrrhic tournament chances
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Take a Successor or Ptolemaic army and pretend it is officially "Pyrrhic". That way you can have two BGs of elephants that may be deployed on the wings if required, just like Pyrrhus did.
by Quintus
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Decline and Fall--armies of interest
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Not my favourite period: I thoroughly dislike horse archers and they were becoming much too prevalent around this time. That said, I am interested in the African Vandals if only for the challenge - at least the games would be over quickly.
by Quintus
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Madaxemans Britcon reports and analysis now posted
Replies: 27
Views: 9355

Very enjoyable and witty as always.

I do miss Hannibal though. :)
by Quintus
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Help with army list for Ephesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

An army based on Ephesus just has to be a Successor army, specifically one of Antigonos I and his son Demetrius. I recall that Ephesus was the capital of their powerful empire.
by Quintus
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Suddenly Concerned About Rank
Replies: 44
Views: 5710

How many posts until you get get to be a shooty-cavalry thingy? :D
by Quintus
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: scaring shooty cavalry
Replies: 67
Views: 9193

I suppose horsed archers are afraid of running out of arrows but there's no chance of that in FoG (alas). It's a cowardly way to fight a battle all that shooting then running away. Very sensible and very effective but cowardly and unsporting to boot. It's almost as bad as hiding in the woods. :wink:
by Quintus
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Tarantine Light Cavalry
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Remember that the city of Taras or Tarentum which gave its name to Tarantine cavalry was Greek, so I would expect them to be of broadly Greek appearance. Greeks looked on non-Greeks as barbarians so I wouldn't expect them to adopt Italian styles all that much. I think your supposition regarding equi...
by Quintus
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Hastati/Princeps and Triari: interpenetration
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

In my view the lack of interpenetration by triarii goes some way to restraining the abilities of this troop type and helps in the more realistic portrayal of the Roman legion of that time. Triarii are one of the most overrated troop types in popular wargames rules and FoG is no exception. There is n...
by Quintus
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What are THE armies to play....
Replies: 31
Views: 5319

TERRAIN-trapped armies: Any army that usually doesn't like what it sees when it peeks out of the trees. Not so much an army type or style as a predicament when terrain goes badly. Less an army and more a "predicament" - very apt and very funny.:D SHOCK MOUNTED ARMIES: .................................
by Quintus
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Old Glory Irish light horse
Replies: 2
Views: 872

vsolfronk wrote:Irish mounted were known for not using stirrups (stirrups=wimps).
Riding without stirrups doesn't half hurt! :shock:

That said, one does feel to have more control.
by Quintus
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Early Germans...
Replies: 53
Views: 9521

I don't have the book yet but I am disappointed to hear of the Germans being one-dimensional. Tacitus went to such lengths to describe a very diverse set of German tribes that I was hoping for this to be reflected in the army lists. Perhaps I will have to see it for myself. He described a lot of tr...
by Quintus
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Early Germans...
Replies: 53
Views: 9521

I don't have the book yet but I am disappointed to hear of the Germans being one-dimensional. Tacitus went to such lengths to describe a very diverse set of German tribes that I was hoping for this to be reflected in the army lists. Perhaps I will have to see it for myself.
by Quintus
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: First FOG World Champion !!
Replies: 14
Views: 3002

Well done Nik!

(I might have known. :) )

You're a prime target now lad.
by Quintus
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Mid-Republican Roman Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2977

As someone who has reached the stage of being numbered among the triarii , I question the common supposition that the older soldiers were more likely to be able to afford better gear (i.e. a mail shirt). With the years come responsibilities and expense (wife and children) and if my experience is any...
by Quintus
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Magnesia 190BC - Super Battle Report from Argentina (pics)
Replies: 31
Views: 24780

Fantastic!

What superb model armies! What a fine table and what a great room to wargame in!

Well done!

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