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by Intothevalley
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Empires of the Dragon
Replies: 128
Views: 22523

Cavalry with hvy wpn? Now that is an interesting idea. Especially in a medieval period . . . . :twisted: Nope, both the halbard (glaive) and two-handed flail were used from horseback. Whether or not the rule makers decide to qualify them as "heavy" weapons or not is another matter! (my vote would b...
by Intothevalley
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Chinese lists from E of the D
Replies: 16
Views: 2325

marco wrote:any available informations from the minima and maxima of the chin chariot ?

i think i will buy some from museum (great and not expansive) for a summer painting

thanks for an answer

marco
I think it was given as 4-8 in another thread
by Intothevalley
Sun May 31, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Chinese lists from E of the D
Replies: 16
Views: 2325

Re: Chinese lists from E of the D

I'm feeling kind so here are a few pointers to keep you going. What will the Early T'ang Pu-ping infantry (to use the DBM name for them) be like? OK, this will confuse you :) The Fubing will be MF, Protected, 1/2 Light Spear, Swordsmen, 1/2 Bow, Swordsmen, 6-8 Your task is now to work out why we ca...
by Intothevalley
Mon May 11, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Swifter than Eagles - Biblical Supplement
Replies: 61
Views: 10550

Very true but as there are no crossbows in StE Yes, sorry, my post was somewhat OT. and unprotected MF crossbow are a very rare troop type (actually I can't think of any off hand) it is no so much of an issue. I think there are numbers of unprotected crossbowmen in the swords and scimitars book, an...
by Intothevalley
Mon May 11, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Swifter than Eagles - Biblical Supplement
Replies: 61
Views: 10550

LF should not outshoot MF, even unprotected MF. It is a close run thing but with 8 MF vs 8 LF the MF should get 3 hits per volley (6 dice on 4+) and the LF should get 2 2/3 hits (4 dice on 3+). OK, it's close but in a straight shooting match there is a light advantage for the MF. Unless the unprote...
by Intothevalley
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Old Glory 15mm Ming Chinese
Replies: 11
Views: 6555

I didn't know Essex did Ming. I bought my Ming from what was then Kennington from their Yuan Chinese range. They're now sold by SHQ (http://www.shqminiatures.com/Sitefiles/main.php), and you can find the 15mm Yuan in their pdf catalogue on page 23 (http://www.shqminiatures.com/Sitefiles/Catatlogue.p...
by Intothevalley
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: HAN CHINESE
Replies: 15
Views: 2935

Re: HAN CHINESE

rbodleyscott wrote:
No LF bow. Up to 12 LF XBow
Oh dear, I'll have to break the news of yet more redundancies amongst my workforce.... :(

Mind you, LF Xbow will be pretty useful against Cats and Knights!
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Empires of the Dragon
Replies: 128
Views: 22523

Splendid, thanks. I think I'll get my pre-order in right away!
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Empires of the Dragon
Replies: 128
Views: 22523

Thanks for this. Would what was called 'Spring and Autumns Chinese' be under the Early Zhou or Warring States?
by Intothevalley
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Empires of the Dragon
Replies: 128
Views: 22523

Empires of the Dragon

Seeing the Blood and Gold thread has prompted me to ask, is there a similar list of armies available for Empires of the Dragon yet? The Slitherine website (http://www.fieldofglory.com/catalogue/20.html) doesn't have any info, though I notice there's now a cover (with what looks like those headline g...
by Intothevalley
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Army Lists
Replies: 31
Views: 6718

Another six I think. Wolves from the Sea - Dark ages etc Swifter than Eagles - Chariots et al Oath of Fealty - Feudal Europe Empires of the Dragon - All things Eastern and a very big book Blood and Gold - The Americas "Lost Scrolls" - TBD Do we have any info on the lists that will be included in th...
by Intothevalley
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: heavy chariots Vs light chariots
Replies: 59
Views: 10485

As far as history goes, Yang Hong's 'Weapons in Ancient China' describes weapon finds from six Western Zhou tombs. There were a total of 87 dagger axes but only 5 spears recovered. Assuming grave goods represent equipment in the world of the living, it looks like the majority of Zhou and Shang foot ...
by Intothevalley
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: heavy chariots Vs light chariots
Replies: 59
Views: 10485

Sounds good - so pre-700BC Chinese might be viable afterall, assuming they're allowed mixed formations that is.
by Intothevalley
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: heavy chariots Vs light chariots
Replies: 59
Views: 10485

While I think that the protected swordsmen classification is not the best (from a gaming pov, I think it appropriate historically), the potential poor performance in the impact phase might be ameliorated a little if they have a rear rank of bows. The support shooting could help a little (though not ...
by Intothevalley
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: heavy chariots Vs light chariots
Replies: 59
Views: 10485

Couldn't you use the guys with spears for the later period armies, where I think Richard alluded there would be separate classification for those armed with spears? Doesn't help for the 2 horse chariots though.... And could we have any information on proportions of drilled/undrilled troops in the va...
by Intothevalley
Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: heavy chariots Vs light chariots
Replies: 59
Views: 10485

From 700 BC the foot BGs can be 1/2 Heavy Weapon, 1/2 Bow. Protected, MF. Is that good enough? Groovy. Will there be separate categories for troops with short spears, or will these just be assumed to be mixed in? From 350 BC the shooters become crossbows and the chariots are also armed with crossbo...
by Intothevalley
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Eastern Lists - market research
Replies: 74
Views: 13841

I agree that more than one eastern book probably won't add up to commercial success, that's probably why they left the east until near the end (or perhaps the very end) of the publication list. This is a problem with the format of the lists - very nice to look at, and with coherent themes, but also ...
by Intothevalley
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Eastern Lists - market research
Replies: 74
Views: 13841

Every flavor of Chinese army from Shang to Ming Seconded (or thirded)! However, I think that probably a minimum of 11 lists would be necessary for this: Shang Western Zhou/Spring and Autumns Warring States/Ch'in Han Three Kingdoms/Western T'sin Northern and Southern dynasties Sui/T'ang Ten Kingdoms...
by Intothevalley
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: China: Warring States Era Lists
Replies: 17
Views: 3239

Problem with halberds (HW) as HF is that they would only be at a disadvantage in the impact phase, after that they would be equal to chariots. Agreed that the HW would be evens in the melee phase (assuming they managed to stay steady, and both were graded average). However, spear-armed troops would...
by Intothevalley
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: cav with lance
Replies: 17
Views: 2894

Funny, a few weeks ago I started a thread asking what possible use there was for light spear over lance - thinking that light spear was rubbish. I was quickly disabused of this notion! Guess that indicates that there's some balance between the two weapons.

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