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by MikeHorah
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: V2 Hoplites vs Spara Bara
Replies: 64
Views: 12184

Re: V2 Hoplites vs Spara Bara

One wrinkle is we gave the bog standard Persian bow/lt spear armed medium foot large shields (mounted like stakes ) which could be put down as a temporary defence - we gave the Greeks a -1 POA in the impact phase only versus these I have seen this mooted before but in my experience the Persians don...
by MikeHorah
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Armour in combat
Replies: 29
Views: 3843

Re: Armour in combat

The point about the significance of the hoplite shield is well made of course. It was big and heavy by many era's standards ( the early Roman shield is comparable in those terms) but I guess one has to look at the whole package in the panoply "cap a pied" when setting the level of comparative protec...
by MikeHorah
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Armour in combat
Replies: 29
Views: 3843

Re: Armour in combat

Isn't the point in FOG(AM) re protection in melee about " relative " protection? And the V2 changes make armour less critical as does the treatment of heavy weapons in both versions. ( I have had some exchanges with a researcher and writer in the US who has examined Hittite bows and and arrow heads...
by MikeHorah
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Armour in combat
Replies: 29
Views: 3843

Re: Armour in combat

Is there not also a consideration about the strategic change in warfare? I thought hoplites lightened their armour during the Peloponnesian war because greater mobility was required. Similarly during the Thirty Years War the armoured pikemen ditched their armour because of the distances they were c...
by MikeHorah
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Armour in combat
Replies: 29
Views: 3843

Re: Armour in combat

Of course mea culpa - I suspect we are in vigorous agreement on that score re these rules . I was trying to broaden it as part of a general issue -and not just re hoplites . and consider how and when we ( wargamers in general) might want to consider battle field fatigue in game design. Why hoplites ...
by MikeHorah
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: V2 Hoplites vs Spara Bara
Replies: 64
Views: 12184

Re: V2 Hoplites vs Spara Bara

I have done Plataea too with V 1 - Greeks lost but mainly due to errors by the inexperienced Greek player and the Immortals beating the Greek Centre ( the least effective Greek troops in our scenario - and probably too many immortals but we like to use all the figures we have if we can! ) . It was a...
by MikeHorah
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Armour in combat
Replies: 29
Views: 3843

Re: Armour in combat

Isn't the point in FOG(AM) re protection in melee about " relative " protection? And the V2 changes make armour less critical as does the treatment of heavy weapons in both versions. The other point is the problem of out-of-era protection versus out-of-era weapons ( or out-of-region) . Earlier bonze...
by MikeHorah
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Skirmishing cavalry in Woods
Replies: 36
Views: 5410

Re: Skirmishing cavalry in Woods

1. I am also a keen geographer and one who always looks closely at the passing terrain from a military perspective when in trains and vehicles and even from low flying aircraft on occasion and of course walking . Admittedly one is looking at terrain today and not 200-300 years ago. But I have been e...
by MikeHorah
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Historical Scenarios, Maps, and Orders of Battle (OOB)
Topic: Alexandria British Orbat?
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: Alexandria British Orbat?

Page 8s 83-5 of Emperors and Eagles has it from FoG(N) standpoint But if you want the un-interpreted original you could try the Nafziger collection if the web does not immediately show up something . We may have got it from there. Haven't tried searching my laptop but I got a new one after all this ...
by MikeHorah
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: cossacks yet again
Replies: 27
Views: 2904

Re: cossacks yet again

Also, what we play is a GAME. After all, show me the historical battle between equally sized armies ? The 'reality' is an exercise in organisation, logistics and economics that is simply never reflected on-table. Well equal points do not mean equal size and so far A LOT of the historical OBs that I...
by MikeHorah
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: cossacks yet again
Replies: 27
Views: 2904

Re: cossacks yet again

1. In general terms one has to look at cavalry in extended line in the context of the two ( or three) stand deep tactical formation. What does that represent? A small unit represents 500-800 men. So it can be single regiment or it can be two understrength regiments (unlikely three but possibly if Fr...
by MikeHorah
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: 1809 Hessians
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: 1809 Hessians

Don't rule out a snafu - or at least an insufficiently deep researched decision! I was probably a but too self satisfied with myself for just getingt them in at all ! Now that you have flagged it up its one to have another look at if we have the opportunity . Mind you we might just delete the Cavalr...
by MikeHorah
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Scenarios, AAR's, Lists, Modelling and more
Topic: Source for comparison of Generals?
Replies: 13
Views: 3056

Re: Source for comparison of Generals?

I missed this way back so sorry for the very late reply. I have not found anything that does what you ask. You can get books that look at Marshals and equivalent of course . One snag is that Marshals or Corps Commanders were also divisional commanders at some point and may have been better at the lo...
by MikeHorah
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: 1809 Hessians
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: 1809 Hessians

Performance versus nomenclature can be a difficult choice when assessing a unit or formation and I don't think there is any kind of algorithm for giving the answer . Some decisions could go several ways with equal validity especially for what were relatively small formations comprised of different u...
by MikeHorah
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Overlapping ambushes reveals
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Overlapping ambushes reveals

Thanks to all for that help - very much clearer now! That 2nd BP which for some reason we did not spot ( :lol: ) sorts it out. I have to say I rarely use ambushes especially in quite that way so it was a learning point, but it will be useful if I want to do a historical refight of Teutoburger Wald w...
by MikeHorah
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Overlapping ambushes reveals
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Overlapping ambushes reveals

I think the rule is "If you get yourself in a pickle with your own ambushes, it's your own fault". I suggest bluffing your opponent by making careful measurements also for fake ambushes. Is there a rule covering what happens to ambush bases that can't be placed for some reason? Fair enough of cours...
by MikeHorah
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Overlapping ambushes reveals
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Overlapping ambushes reveals

Sorry guys I meant to add this as a topic to the rules bit of the forum. :oops:
by MikeHorah
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Overlapping ambushes reveals
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Overlapping ambushes reveals

I don't know if anyone else has come across this situation - probably - but Terry Shaw ( FOG(AM) author as most will know) and I had a game recently and I had laid two ambush markers in a piece of covering terrain - at opposite corners and along the same front long edge. At some point I decided to r...
by MikeHorah
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: Triumph of Nations Errata
Replies: 148
Views: 42059

Re: Triumph of Nations Errata

One issue with all of the 1809 Austrian lists is that they include light dragoons, which ceased to exist in 1801, after which these regiments were split between Dragoons and Chevaulegers. Yes I agree we get the nomenclature mixed up in 1809 but functionally Light Dragoons and Chevaulegers are the s...
by MikeHorah
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: Special Units
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Special Units

Early British Light Dragoons- Elite

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