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by JaM2013
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Reward for historical Formation
Replies: 39
Views: 2851

Re: Reward for historical Formation

I think what is missing is another cohesion state for units that could be placed between current distruption and fragmention. Disruption should be something that could be achieved a bit easier, even from moving fast (let say full movement for 2-3 turns for close order infantry), or from being target...
by JaM2013
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Zama - Historical Simulation - Good Joke part 2
Replies: 31
Views: 2826

Re: Zama - Historical Simulation - Good Joke part 2

petiloup: can you mention few battles where death of C-in-C caused lost battle? I cant remember of any.. (and i'm not asking for battles that were lost on battlefield and then C-in-C was killed.. but those where his death caused whole army to rout)
by JaM2013
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

And that's why I think that, at the moment, FoG 2 it's a great, a huge step forward as to single player and graphics but some step back as to multiplayer and tactical gameplay. Just my opinion, of course. I'd say, this game is as good as Pike and Shot was, in some regards better. it has a lot of po...
by JaM2013
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

Level of simplification is understandable, as this is not AAA title, but independent with limited resources. Game development is not cheap, and definitely not easy. Usually there comes the point where devs have to cut additional features from game (especially if they would require additional AI impr...
by JaM2013
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Suggestion for you - Switchable units
Replies: 26
Views: 1593

Suggestion for you - Switchable units

Here is one idea for you for future - certain units played multiple roles in ancient battles and not necesarilly at the same time. For example Greek Thureophoroi were commonly mentioned as spearmen infantry, which is also capable performing skirmish duties, or Hellenic Peltasts, who were trained as ...
by JaM2013
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Pike Phalanx
Replies: 142
Views: 11116

Re: Pike Phalanx

jomni: it was actually not that common to do so.. while being hit by a pilum is not something you would take lightly, Pike formations were deep so even if you manage to kill several guys, there were still pikes projected your way.. not sure if there is any better way how to model the pikes though.. ...
by JaM2013
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

and that explanation i understand. AI behavior is very important in these types of games, and its usually better to sacrifice level of detail for better AI behavior. thanks.
by JaM2013
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

its me saying 1+1 = 2 while game devs say 1+1=4 because its top down design and things works better this way... :) Actually I saw it as you saying A > B, then Richard posted screenshots showing that A == B. The whole basis of your argument was: slingers do more damage than javelins in the game. Ric...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Resilient Gauls?
Replies: 57
Views: 3499

Re: Resilient Gauls?

Gauls played by AI will usually have more points, therefore will get larger armies than what player playing with Gauls would usually have...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

my main point is, Slings and arrows were actually used against completely different types of targets than javelins. both (slings and arrows) were ideal weapons against lightly armored opponents, therefore both were usually used to suppress the light troops.. but if in game they all have same damage ...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

This is really my last hurrah in this thread. You start a thread in a forum saying x should be y. Most everyone says 'Actually, x is x for all these reasons and seems internally consistent with the game design and expected historical outcomes'. You say 'x should be y because z.' Someone else: 'But ...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

Average roman in those times was 1.65-1.7m tall, carrying 1.2-1.25m tall shield... do your math, how much of his body was unprotected by the shield... or how big probability it would be to actually hit the unprotected area... Ricochets inside a formation can be quite dangerous. Sling stones were fa...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armour POAs
Replies: 35
Views: 2055

Re: Armour POAs

actually, most of the time it was 10 years, only with late republic reforms (i don't like calling it Marius reforms) it was extended.
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Would you be a more active player with a LIVE MP mode ?
Replies: 58
Views: 4369

Re: Would you be a more active player with a LIVE MP mode ?

nope. I dont like MP games, as usually i tend to meet people there who are not playing to have fun, but to exploit the game in whatever way possible just to ruin it for me.
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

stockwellpete wrote:Next week . . . throwing axes vs chopped off warriors' heads. (Total war joke :D )

you can watch Thrand channel for that :) (at least for throwing axes) luckily he is back online. Thanks to all who signed petition.
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

Romans didnt used shield walls.. at least not Republican or Early Empire Romans... Abstraction is nice, but chance of probability is simple math... and it shows that weapon that cannot deal with a large shield that everybody uses, should not have same armor penetration as weapon that can deal with t...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Armour POAs
Replies: 35
Views: 2055

Re: Armour POAs

for winning side? not really, just check Caesar's campaigns in Gallia or Iberia, he was fighting using same legions over and over.. If losses would be so high, there would be no veterans in his army and he would have to have continuous flow of new men.. instead, at the end of civil war, he had huge ...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

Average roman in those times was 1.65-1.7m tall, carrying 1.2-1.25m tall shield... do your math, how much of his body was unprotected by the shield... or how big probability it would be to actually hit the unprotected area...
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

and what would sling bullet do to a shield, which covers you from large portion of your frontal profile?? exactly NOTHING. it would just bounce off... do every heavy infantry in this game carry a shield? YES it does... so why are slingers doing same damage as javelins exactly????
by JaM2013
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Slingers vs Javelinmen
Replies: 235
Views: 13173

Re: Slingers vs Javelinmen

Nowhere did I say cheap, in fact I specifically mentioned expensive but shiney. And neither of us can definitively prove who was wearing what in terms of outright armourial protection, so it's all assumption. You seem to be pursuing a cognitive bias beyond what is reasonable or indeed demonstrable....

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