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by donm2
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Oxford events for 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 14585

Re: Oxford events for 2018

I would love to come, but unfortunately only get back in the UK at midnight Saturday night.
I will try and attend as many one day events as possible next year as I will be slowing to 3 days a week.

Oxford is good for me as not too far to drive.

Don
by donm2
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Attack! 2017 - Devizes
Replies: 26
Views: 7478

Re: Attack! 2017 - Devizes

Just to let you know that there will not be a competition at Devizes this year. The numbers have been declining over the last couple of years and Devizes have taken the decision to use the space for other competitions. Richard and I had declined to organise this year, so if someone else is willing t...
by donm2
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 3274

Re: Elephants

I would go with 20 points each, deployment as cavalry and hopefully the supporting cavalry will get cheaper / better if their cost is reduced.

Don
by donm2
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Commanded Shot - proposal
Replies: 97
Views: 16587

Re: Commanded Shot - proposal

Would it add too much of a complication to have them add to an armies BG total?

They currently add to the numbers, but in the proposals we appear to all agree with, they do not.

I also think if you discard them, this should have a negative effect.

Don
by donm2
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 3274

Re: Elephants

nikgaukroger wrote:Is an increase in robustness needed?
I don't think so. You have to keep them hidden from any fire for as long as possible.

You could allow for larger units, but then they would be difficult to hide.

Don
by donm2
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 3274

Re: Elephants

Plea for them to be 15 points for us simpletons - 30 AP a BG is nice and easy... Would certainly get them out the box again at 15 points each :D :D :D :D Don Does that mean 15 may be a touch cheap, or about right? Considering the other alterations you are looking at, I would say 20 points was neare...
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 39
Views: 3274

Re: Elephants

timmy1 wrote:Plea for them to be 15 points for us simpletons - 30 AP a BG is nice and easy...

Would certainly get them out the box again at 15 points each :D :D :D :D

Don
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Light Artillery
Replies: 32
Views: 2519

Re: Light Artillery

They are a LOT more useful than Heavy Artillery. I'd prefer 4 Light Artillery to 2 Heavy Artillery. I'd be opposed to changing very much about them. I do think they are fine, but have no problem with a divisional move. Nothing else is required IMHO. I'd back this comment. I would go with this sugge...
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Dragoons
Replies: 37
Views: 2671

Re: Dragoons

Is there any evidence for evasion by dragoons on the battlefield in this period? By chance I have come across a possible example from the ECW where some dragoons faced with horse advancing on them at about "half musket shot" fired a volley and then "they took horse and away they run". Could you ple...
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Special Tourney Rules
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

Re: Special Tourney Rules

nikgaukroger wrote:Its on the table as far as I am concerned.

There have been some comments about it in, IIRC, the other artillery topic. Please comment if you have thoughts on it 8)
I still think the best way around this, is to deploy them in the first batch of troops.

Simple and easy.

Don
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Duty and Glory
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Duty and Glory

Was it ever considered giving each list a mounted to infantry ratio, so only armies that had a large proportion of mounted can be field as such. When I did some SYW lists way back, I had a ratio of both cavalry and guns to infantry, to prevent unhistorical proportions of troop types. This wasn't a p...
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Mounted Points
Replies: 36
Views: 2909

Re: Mounted Points

Cavalry should be no more costly than Horse of the same grade / armour. Don't agree cheaper, as the evade capability most cavalry have is a very valuable asset. Others I have spoken to find it a bit marginal - but that may be theme related - and that the -ve CT modifier for being shot at by firearm...
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Captured Artillery
Replies: 33
Views: 2713

Re: Captured Artillery

nikgaukroger wrote:I concur. It should be a straight removal with no complications that might cause issues down the line. Captured artillery has been an irritant too long, lets just clear it once and for all.
Whole heartily agree.

Don
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: Commanded Shot
Replies: 90
Views: 5626

Re: Commanded Shot

Have we considers markers similar to regimental guns?

A small round base with shooters on, moved to the back of the unit once in melee and removed when a unit routs.

Don
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: FOGR Update
Topic: FoG:R Update - Better Armour PoA
Replies: 100
Views: 6667

Re: FoG:R Update - Better Armour PoA

I would prefer an improved saving throw where a looser has better armour. Armour is not an offensive weapon, it doesn't kill anyone.

LADG treats armour this way and I think it is one of the best things in the rules.

I spoke to RBS about this point last week and he was happy to consider.

Don
by donm2
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Is it really the rules or is it...
Replies: 44
Views: 10644

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: 3274

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: 2671

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: 2700

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: 2671

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...

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