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by DaiSho
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Army list disclosure
Replies: 43
Views: 4723

.... If it's a "serious" competition, I'm probably writing down their list anyway out of interest and they may be writing down mine too, so why be an arsehole about giving a number that can be calculated in a few seconds? Regards, Peter Dont beat about the bush. Say what you mean Mr moderator Calli...
by DaiSho
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Army list disclosure
Replies: 43
Views: 4723

It's a shame if that's your experience in Oz. Oh, I'm not saying it's a pandemic in Australia, in fact all of my comp games bar one in Oz have been fantastic. What I'm saying is that a competition always brings out the worst in (some) people, like winning is more important than playing the game and...
by DaiSho
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Army list disclosure
Replies: 43
Views: 4723

Aren't lists checked and submitted in comp's for a reason - i.e. to ensure they are legal. Maybe if they have such an issue they should call an umpire to validate the opponents deployment vs calculating an opponents list and wasting playing time. I'm all for disclosure and do it as it helps the gam...
by DaiSho
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Palmyrans
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Phaze_of_the_Moon wrote:- Agricultural, Developped, Hills, Steppes

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Mercee book oo.

I've never understood 'Steppe'. I mean, I wouldn't think Steppe when I think of upper east Syria *shrug*.

Ian
by DaiSho
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: ARMY LIST CALCULATOR
Replies: 251
Views: 145284

Olivier,

What's the "order of book" column for in the comp spreadsheet?

Ian
by DaiSho
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Palmyrans
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Palmyrans

Hi All,

I don't have my book on me right now, could someone tell me:

Terrain types, and what year the list starts and until when the Romans can be used.

Thank you

Ian
by DaiSho
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Army list disclosure
Replies: 43
Views: 4723

On a similar note in a recent competition my opponent asked for my points per unit type and he proceeded to calculate what I had put on the table. Yes, this is the problem with competitions. It brings out the worst kind of wargamer. Myself, in that situation, I would have said "that's not a part of...
by DaiSho
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Foot in competitions
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

You need to be positive with heavy foot but if you are then you can win in the time limit. No doubt this is part of my problem. The armies that I like the history and falvour of aren't the armies that fought the way that suits my style of play. I'm not an overly aggressive player. There will be tim...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Horror Stories
Replies: 61
Views: 8463

Classical Indians vs Romans Three straight "1's" for death rolls. Pick up three elephant BG's. There goes the battle. Indians are still sulking in the case :oops: John Yes, that actually shows a point about statistics. My 1:5900 chance of happening sounds a lot worse than your 1:216 chance of happe...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Horror Stories
Replies: 61
Views: 8463

Ouch! Even assuming he is superior with a general that is still very unlikely. I make it 1.56% for you to miss with all 6 dice, 3.90% for him to hit with all 4 dice so 0.06% of that combat result. Fragmenting would need a roll of 5 or less so 27.6% which makes an overall 0.02% chance or 1 on 5900. ...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: More Cats
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: More Cats

But they can wheel if more than 6 MU away. This is a simple move. It only becomes a difficult, and therefore complex, move at or closer than 6 MU. At which point if you fail once there is no getting away. Because the next turn the pike are in your and their charge distance. You're assuming the Pike...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Horror Stories
Replies: 61
Views: 8463

Horror Stories

Ok, I'll start... I had a BG of 8 Offensive Spear 3 ranks deep (2 ranks of 3 rear rank of two for casualties). I was charged by a BG of Lance armed cavalry who were disordered as they were in a 'Brush'. On impact, I roll 6 dice advantaged he rolls 4 dice disadvantaged. How many hits did he get? 4. H...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Priming issue need help
Replies: 14
Views: 2478

JCgoose wrote:I've only recently had this kind of problem with the GW primer but I haven't been able to find anything better in canberra.
What are you using the primer for in Canberra? I can only think of one good use, and that would involve politicians and replacing their oxygen with the primer.

Ian
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: More Cats
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: More Cats

I think undrilled cats are fine. I've been playing them exclusively for the last few months and they generally behave themselves. Deploy well back and get them out of the way of anything they dont want to fight. What the bejesus are they doing in front of pike in any case? I took three turns at try...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: More Cats
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

I still prefer drilled since they are guaranteed to make that move you want them to over luck of the die and they sit there discussing which way is right and what the term wheel actually means. Now if you can hold them back and pin a target then that is good but undrilled is still pretty much point...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: More Cats
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

More Cats

Hi All, I've raised this topic before, but want to ask again in the hope that I get a different answer :D I run the Palmyrans with a lot of Romans. I also have had a bad experience with Undrilled Cats, so prefer to take Drilled (which is what got me attracted to the Palmyrans in the first place). Gi...
by DaiSho
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Heavy Weapons....Huh! What are they good for?!?
Replies: 33
Views: 5086

but it just seems wasteful to have so much armour on your can-opener wielders. Not at all. Vs Protected Pike: Pike are + for 3 ranks + for a 4th rank = ++ Unprotected & Protected Heavy Weapons = + for heavy weapon so fighting at a disadvantage. Armoured & Heavily Armoured = + for heavy weapon + for...
by DaiSho
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Side Shooting Horse Archers
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Side Shooting Horse Archers

Hi Most of the horse archer figures I have are shooting to the side. Is it possible to base them without making it look as if they're shooting at their comrades? Thanks I use 10mm figures and I base them racing around in a circle. Looks really good. The only problem is that the front isn't as obvio...
by DaiSho
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Evading Chariots
Replies: 6
Views: 770

deadtorius wrote:your'e welcome and we all wish our cav could scoot when we are 2 deep and something big and evil comes tromping our way :)
Err, you did see the question was wrt chariots not cavalry right? Does that make any difference?

Ian
by DaiSho
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Evading Chariots
Replies: 6
Views: 770

deadtorius wrote:They can evade only if they are 1 base deep, since your BG is 2 deep no evade. Better hope for lucky die rolls in that case.
No, I was just thinking tactics, so the tactic I had in mind wouldn't work.

Thanks for the quick reply.

Ian

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