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by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Is it really the rules or is it...
Replies: 44
Views: 9239

Re: Is it really the rules or is it...

I personally don't see the scoring system as the problem here.

Don't think I have ever considered the scoring system before I entered a competition, but this would not encourage my return.

Don

ps. Yes I know some would consider this a good thing.
by donm2
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 2298

Re: Elephants

I used them extensively for a while, using as many as 12 at one year's Britcon. I did ok with them and could have finished in the top three had I not lost my last game. The problem with elephants, is the armies you find them in. The supporting cavalry is just rubbish up against European pistol types...
by donm2
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Dragoons
Replies: 37
Views: 1732

Re: Dragoons

This would be my preference. being charged from outside 6MU isn't going to be very common after all.
I suspect the charger would also probably be LC who may not cause them too many problems.

Agree about MI movement and evade.

Don
by donm2
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Other Artillery stuff
Replies: 36
Views: 1810

Re: Other Artillery stuff

Nik.

Agree with second one.

Don
by donm2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Dragoons
Replies: 37
Views: 1732

Re: Dragoons

My knowledge of dragoons is only from what I have read about them in the ECW. I cannot think of many cases when dragoons operated in the open on foot. Most battles see them out on a flank holding a piece of terrain to annoy the enemy horse and hopefully inflict casualties on them as they charge past...
by donm2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: FoG:R Update - BG autobreak
Replies: 29
Views: 1856

Re: FoG:R Update - BG autobreak

The solution adopted in Fog AM for those who don't know it was to restrict the army break point to 1 per 50 points of army size, so a 700 point army breaks on a maximum of 14 AP losses (if it has 14 or more BG, otherwise as now). 800 point armies have a corresponding maximum of 16 and 900 have 18. ...
by donm2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Mounted Points
Replies: 36
Views: 2002

Re: Mounted Points

I certainly think cavalry should be less than horse. Turk and Indian armies are currently not viable in open competitions.

There is no reason why they should not be, after all it was not unheard of them to beat European armies.

Don
by donm2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Commanded Shot
Replies: 90
Views: 3795

Re: Commanded Shot

Has anyone thought of treating horse and commanded shot as a new formation within the rules, much like a pike and shot unit? You join the units up at time of writing army list and then they have to remain together for the whole game. This would prevent them going off and doing their own thing. As th...
by donm2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: FoG:R Update - Better Armour PoA
Replies: 100
Views: 4448

Re: FoG:R Update - Better Armour PoA

Are we forgetting the armoured cavalry with sword here. From what I have read about battles between the Turks and the Austrian, unless the Austrians had armour for heads and arms, they suffered to the superior sword skills of the Turks. Current the pistols would have advantage every round.

Don
by donm2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Captured Artillery
Replies: 33
Views: 1854

Re: Captured Artillery

Surely if the reason for the tidy up of the rules is to encourage more people to play 'simple is best'.

Just remove them.

Don
by donm2
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: More competitions in 2017 without the 50:50 rule?
Replies: 21
Views: 4995

Re: More competitions in 2017 without the 50:50 rule?

I tried all the various Indian armies in the early days of FoGR and then put them away.

They only come out now in themed competitions that don't include any Europeans.

Being one of the people who have voted with their feet, my comments were my attempt to help.

Don
by donm2
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: What two things would a spruced up FoG:R have to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 3327

Re: What two things would a spruced up FoG:R have to have?

I think if this job is worth doing then you will need more than two, but here are my two 1. Look at points costs. Dragoons are way too cheap for all their abilities. How can superior, heavily armoured, pistol, pistol, horse be the same cost as superior, armoured, bow, sword, cavalry. The horse are u...
by donm2
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: More competitions in 2017 without the 50:50 rule?
Replies: 21
Views: 4995

Re: More competitions in 2017 without the 50:50 rule?

Mounted armies get hit far worse by 50/ 50 rule as 4's of cavalry dont work and 6's are to expensive, whereas 6's of foot do work Not sure to many of us will agree with this. It is your combination of mounted, dragoons and artillery that is so effective, so I think any discussion must include all t...
by donm2
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Oxford 25 mm Competition - 29th and 30th October 2016
Replies: 105
Views: 15100

Re: Oxford 25 mm Competition - 29th and 30th October 2016

I for one think the rules could do with a spruce up. There would appear to have been many good ideas left on the cutting room floor with the 1st edition. The balance between foot and mounted needs to be looked at. Competitions have become predictable and so hold no enjoyment for those taking part, e...
by donm2
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Devizes 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10790

Re: Devizes 2016

Will, let Pete know that we all send our best wishes and that he has a speedy recovery. Other than Alasdair all the others of us were very close. We all know that Richard does what he wants rather than what someone tells him. Sorry I think I completely missed that Pete was not well, please send on ...
by donm2
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Devizes 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10790

Re: Devizes 2016

Thank you everyone for coming, sorry the games were shorter than expected.
Richard tells me he just ignored the instructions given out in the past and just played on. We will know for another year.

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Don
by donm2
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Devizes 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10790

Re: Devizes 2016

Just to let everyone know Richard will now only be joining me for one day. I am not sure which day yet, but if I know before the weekend I will let everyone know. Nothing to panic about, just children problems. As I haven't played since November last year, I will try and play as quickly as possible...
by donm2
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Devizes 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10790

Re: Devizes 2016

madlemmey wrote:War up game last night, Tibetans vs Mapuche. Mapuche 12, Tibetans 8!

Thanks for giving them encouragement for tomorrow :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Don
by donm2
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Devizes 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10790

Re: Devizes 2016

Just to let everyone know Richard will now only be joining me for one day. I am not sure which day yet, but if I know before the weekend I will let everyone know. Nothing to panic about, just children problems. As I haven't played since November last year, I will try and play as quickly as possible....
by donm2
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Devizes 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 10790

Re: Devizes 2016

[quote="viking123"]Nigel,

It all depends on how Kevin and Lynette have organised their list.

Very much different, without giving too much away.

Don

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