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by mellis1644
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: QR sheet
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

The turn sequence is the one sheet I'd like with the others from the back of the book as a QRS... Likely a forlorn hope (he he) but such is life.

When I have some time I'll have to create one for myself I guess (and not distribute it) ;)
by mellis1644
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Montrose - Poor troops ?
Replies: 32
Views: 2445

[quote="MikeK"]A BG or two of non-Mob Poor troops make efficient second-line support, valuable for the +1 CT bonus. They can also be stationed to avoid the first line taking the CT and shooting penalties for threatened flank due to being outwinged by enemy mounted. The Scots with muskets provide the...
by mellis1644
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Swedish Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Well it was not against Swede's but this weekend we had 2 BG's of heavy art concentrate fire on a single unit to break a late Royalist superior Pike&shot unit which was trying to get to them across the table. In 3 rounds of shooting and the foot was running for the hills and had suffered 2 bases los...
by mellis1644
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shooting evaders
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Thanks Nik. We missed that, and likely many other nuances in the rules. One other I spotted was no support offered by Art units - although not sure that made a huge difference. :( Complex route/pursuit items still got us diving for the book (I find that and evades the hardest bit in the rules to get...
by mellis1644
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Shooting evaders
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Shooting evaders

After ours first (successful and fun) game last night one question came up, where I think we played it right but thought I would check. If Dragoons (or others) evade from impact, and are not caught by the chargers were we correct in saying that the attempted chargers can shot at the evaders in that ...
by mellis1644
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Large ECW armies for a demo battle
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Large ECW armies for a demo battle

After a few smaller trial games (some still to be played) we are putting on a large demo game here in Ontario, Canada in MIGSCON in a couple of weeks time. This is trying to drum up some support for the period and rules etc as well as introduce new people to game. Below are the army lists for the pr...
by mellis1644
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Is the Board too wide?
Replies: 59
Views: 4447

Isn't the point not what table is too big but what table size is too small. If a table does not offer space for movement or allow for the possibility of open flanks or forces players into a line up and charge style game then it's too small. Movement as well as deployment and dice rolls should be key...
by mellis1644
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: NMA: What Can Support Det. Horse???
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: NMA: What Can Support Det. Horse???

I think commanded shot did die out over time if I remember history correctly. At least for the ECW. It's quite defensive in nature and although works well in some ways it limits a mounted arm a lot. Also, due to the small size of units, if things go wrong they go wrong quickly with them. Someone wit...
by mellis1644
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Dragoon BG sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 3543

From comments 3 base units are a little more vulnerable when things start to go wrong. Although the same number of base losses will auto-break the unit, I can see the loss to firepower being more of an issue with 3 base units. I guess only playing and seeing the real impact and personal taste will t...
by mellis1644
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: First Game: Any Tips of Things to Remember??
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

[quote="deadtorius"]Page 71 says the Poodle has to survive :P
Infantry break offs, that sound rather unique[/quote]

Actualy the infantry optional break off (for both sides) sounds quite effective and interesting
by mellis1644
Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Protected Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

From my reading and memory I thought the protection was provided 'per file' i.e. to the touching files next to the element. So only a front base would be needed. But I may be wrong - will check later.
by mellis1644
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: commanded shot support
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: commanded shot support

To your question, my memory is that protection is per file (not unit) on either side of them. Elements can protect to either side simultaneously. I'd have to check the rules to be certain but that's what I remember. So where x and X are cavalier bases (of 2 units) and S is a commanded shot element (...
by mellis1644
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: QRS available ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Any news on a ETA for this to be put up on the site?

The ones in the back of the book are good but having a PDF version would be better. :)
by mellis1644
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Irish in Royalist ECW
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Well the King tried to bring over a number of 'Irish' regiments from the army in Ireland in late 43 and early 44. Of those that made it over the Irish sea and through the naval blockade some had been raised in Ireland but many were Royal army units from before the conflict had started. The King did ...
by mellis1644
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: 30 years war French allies
Replies: 10
Views: 902

[quote="nikgaukroger"]

Can I refer sir to the relevant bible-bashing Scots list where all will be revealed ...[/quote]

Thanks Nik.... Yes it is - Do'h. Time to get reading more I guess. RTFM for me.
by mellis1644
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Army generator spreadsheet?
Replies: 4
Views: 539

The dogs brought my copy so yours should be on the way I hope as we are not too far away from me in the frozen north. :)
by mellis1644
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: 30 years war French allies
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Talking of allies I see the Parliamentarians do not get an option of a Scottish Covenanter ally. I assume this is intentional... Marston moor is a good example of these two armies working hand in hand. Would it be correct to assume that this was 'too big' for the lists and thus the no ally option, a...
by mellis1644
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Swiss Pike as determined foot....
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Swiss Pike as determined foot....

Early Royalist pikemen can be determined foot as an option for the Cornish foot. That's one occurrence of them in the WoR book They are mixed in with MF shot. Still got to work out what that means in reality though. :)
by mellis1644
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Japanese list
Replies: 24
Views: 3329

I have no more insight than you, but maybe look at the FoG:AM for hints as well as other rules - such as DBR. I suspect ashigaru with arquebus may be dedicated MF units. They likely would have a high level of optional defensive works as well. Some combination spear/pole arm and arquebus blocks may b...
by mellis1644
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: flag question
Replies: 10
Views: 1730

Some of the cavalry cornets and other flags of the ECW were very expressive and not 'standard' like the years to come. Meaning and expression was possible in flags of the time. Here is of good example of historical ones: http://dux-homunculorum.blogspot.com/2010/03/more-ecw-flags.html I have heard o...

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