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by Intothevalley
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Lurkio 15mm Mochito & Chimu
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Lurkio 15mm Mochito & Chimu

Hmm, oddly enough I was thinking of doing an army of Chimu/Moche but gave up when I couldn't find any figure sources, so I'm glad to see someone's considering making them! I do not regard myself as an expert on them in any way, but shouldn't the war clubs they carry be flared at the top (photo of a ...
by Intothevalley
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Hellenistic Greek allies
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: Hellenistic Greek allies

Thanks for your response - all's clear now!
by Intothevalley
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Hellenistic Greek allies
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Hellenistic Greek allies

I'm putting together an Achaean Hellenistic Greek army (post 208 AD), and am considering taking an 'internal' Hellenistic Greek ally general. That will oblige me to have at least 6 thureophoroi with the ally general, the minimum given in the allied list for Hellenistic Greek. However, since I'm usin...
by Intothevalley
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Heavy Chariot with Light Spear
Replies: 18
Views: 1327

Re: Heavy Chariot with Light Spear

Nope. Off the top of my head armies that get elites are: Mid and Late Republican Romans, triarii or Veteran legions, 6/18 Thematic and Nike Byzantine, Verangian Guard and kataphractoi , 2/10 Mamluk, erm, Mamluks, 16 Later Ottoman, Qapu Khalki, 6 Ancient Brits, naked fanatics, 8 Mongol Invasion and ...
by Intothevalley
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Auto Breaks and Cohesion
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Auto Breaks and Cohesion

Hmmm, not sure if we played this right last night then. When a BG autobroke, we took it that since it was still steady (had failed no cohesion checks) it should not do a rout move but just evaporate in situ - is that wrong? If we were right then that leads to another question - we had a general figh...
by Intothevalley
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Most useful Inca auxiliaries?
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Most useful Inca auxiliaries?

Hmmm, I'm a bit late to this discussion but I've been leafing through Blood and Gold lately and am toying with the idea of doing a Chimu army (probably ill-advisedly). I note that Chimu are available in the main Inca list as a contingent, and there is an option to have them as an ally. Might give an...
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9038

Thumbs up from me for the revised proposal - I feel motivated to continue painting my Hellenistics now!
by Intothevalley
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9038

So will there be a point to having MF in the game now? Other than the right to hold and use a missile weapon? You realize that right now LF get 1 per 2 baess in uneven still. So that is where MF will domiante them. Also I don't think all LF are getting this protected Lt spear sword. Only a few. An ...
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9038

So will there be a point to having MF in the game now? Other than the right to hold and use a missile weapon? Up until now MF has been used to represent two things - firstly infantry who for whatever reason were vulnerable to mounted etc in the open and secondly infantry who were good in terrain. T...
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9038

So will there be a point to having MF in the game now? Other than the right to hold and use a missile weapon?
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9038

The proposed changes to allow LF full dice in terrain and for HF to move 4 MU when more than 6 MU from enemy seem to me to be a massive gimping of MF. What are the advantages of MF? Ability to fight in terrain and faster movement as I see it, and these are essentially being eroded by the proposed bu...
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Auxilia & Thureophoroi/Thorakitai - advance notice
Replies: 114
Views: 9038

I'm sure that as usual the authors have done their research and got this right, and to be applauded for not being held back by entrenched wargaming convention.

However, looking at my recently acquired Hellenistic army, I'm forced to think 'another army full of HF protected offensive spear - boring!'.
by Intothevalley
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Southern Dynasties
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Southern Dynasties

Now that Essex have released a nice looking range of figures for Northern and Southern Dynasties Chinese, can anyone suggest a good way to use the Southern Dynasties list? The best I could come up with was using lots of poor MF/HW (in units of 10) with the odd poor missile unit to somehow hold up/fi...
by Intothevalley
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Terra Cotta Army: Bronze vs Iron
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

I vaguely remember watching a programme a couple of years ago where they had a mock fight between a bloke with a bronze sword and someone with an iron sword. The bronze sword had lots of dents in it afterwards, but came off much better than the iron sword, much to the surprise of the TV crew (and me...
by Intothevalley
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Early Zhou Clarification
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

I think it means supporting bow and the separate MF and LF. I've also found it to be a pain in the rear trying to balance the various minima and maxima - I suspect this was done deliberately to reduce use of both mixed and separate units as bertalucci says :x . I'm sure now that the first list I fie...
by Intothevalley
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: I want a horde!
Replies: 24
Views: 4279

Or how about Southern Dynasties Chinese, with lots of poor medium foot. Here's my attempt at a Chinese horde list: Conscript close fighters – MF/Prot/Poor/Undr/HW - 8 BGs of 8 bases Conscript archers – MF/Unprot/Poor/Undr/Bw – 4 BGs of 6 bases Conscript X bows –MF/Unprot/Poor/Undr/XBw – 2 BGs of 6 b...
by Intothevalley
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Immobile battlewagons
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Cost them as field fortifications plus the cost of the troops manning them?
by Intothevalley
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: best way to beat romans using a gelt army
Replies: 29
Views: 4554

I think it's hard to beat Roman Legionaries with most other infantry. I think the only infantry that can stand against them are other Legionaries! Whenever I've faced them, I avoid them like the plague and go for the supports, and only engage the Legions once I can get into the flanks. I've never pl...

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