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by mellis1644
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: trade & treachery
Replies: 57
Views: 5215

According to: http://slitherine.com/games/fog_t&t 10/11/2010 - which I assume is in UK format so mid November.
by mellis1644
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Not happy!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1996

Arg it's been on order so long ago that I ordered it that I got the amazon notice that the payment method was incorrect... All sorted now but hopefully that does not delay my copy too long.
by mellis1644
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Accused!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2303

Well if you go by the period publications 'Boy' the princes puddle was the focus of significant attention in the public (of both sides) at the time. You can always claim it was not a dog but some kind of evil spirit - as some people at the time did. So maybe your not an animal hater but a righteous ...
by mellis1644
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Storing figures?
Replies: 30
Views: 4130

Re: Storing figures?

[quote="david53"][quote="Robert241167"] but it scares any ladies I get back. :twisted: Rob[/quote] I bet it does? BTW what scares them again.[/quote] I had a college buddy who did try the chat up line "come back to my place I want to show you my miniatures...". Well we got some laughs/jokes from tha...
by mellis1644
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Books to read to get up on my history of the period.
Replies: 6
Views: 823

For the ECW, just the military side of things, you can do worse than read: ALL THE KING's ARMIES by S Reid and/or ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: An Illustrated Military History/ P Haythornthwaite. The former is much more recent and has the latest (and sometime slight controversial) views/opinions vs. the latter...
by mellis1644
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: 25 mm basing
Replies: 40
Views: 8805

The one thing which is certain in the ECW is there was no consistency across and even withing units and there was no official uniform as in even 50 years further on. Field signs (physical and verbal) were the order of the day for a reason. :) Some units were much more consistent than others - Newcas...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Romans Vs Barbarians and Skilled Swordsmen
Replies: 31
Views: 4229

[quote="petedalby"][quote]I still think the best fix for SSW in melee is to make it a +1 POA only if all other POAs are even - just like mounted Lt Spear in impact. That allows SSW to beat other SW if all other factors (armor) are even.[/quote] I thought this was a very good suggestion when it was p...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Mini FoG?
Replies: 36
Views: 5790

Just a random thought but has anyone tried/thought of a much more compact 'DBA style' approach to mini FOG? I have not thought this really through but starting with things such as: * Just use one base per unit and then use book keeping/a sheet for how many bases an element really has. Alternatively,...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: More ?? on Dragoons
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

Just realised, from the above thread that the FOG:AM limit of always having even numbers in stands in a unit must not apply to FoG:R. Interesting...
by mellis1644
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: More ?? on Dragoons
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

BTW, I would assume that the Warlord firelocks may actually work for dragoons, if based correctly of course. So if your short of dismounted dragoon's that may be an option. A horse on the base is always cool for dragoons though. The use of riding boots was the only real difference between dragoons a...
by mellis1644
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Limbers
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: Limbers

[quote="rbodleyscott"][quote="nickdives"]How many? Is it one per gun?[/quote] If you want to move them about at the start of the game - but once unlimbered they cannot relimber. However, most people deploy them unlimbered, as you can deploy them last, meaning you should be able to deploy them somewh...
by mellis1644
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: need a copy of the rules
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

[quote="Blathergut"]They're too busy shouting 'huzzzaaaahs' for the King. :P[/quote] From my sealed knot days - I seem to remember a 'cheer' of 'God and the King' for the Royalists troops. "England's Freedom, Soldier's Rights." was another popular one (for the other side if I remember right)... Ther...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: First FoG:R Battle Report
Replies: 37
Views: 3703

Great work Tim. Another wonderful write up - keep them coming and they always make me smile. :)

Mark
by mellis1644
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: basing for dragoons...
Replies: 5
Views: 711

I assume they are the same a DBR - which is 40 x40 in 15mm with 3 shooting figs and either a mounted or horse holder. I forget what the 25/28mm basing is...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Commanded shot
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

The 15mm are waiting for the rules to come out. I have them on pre-order. :) Here is a picture of my royalist foot - with a more detailed close up: http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1psNiC1h3ttXUfbu-_1lDUWBKnaOe5pae-bItTIeG73Hth-Z8CwqjuStTVmFqVOVPuVySEgCVDUQcb8QekHn0KEg/P1010068.JPG?psid=1 http:/...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Powder Flasks: Made of...???
Replies: 8
Views: 966

[quote="deadtorius"]I keep reading that officers would often run up to a body of troops only to be captured since they turned out to be enemies. In one battle both sides used the same call sign. Have to admit ECW there is not a whole lot of difference from 1 side to the other in appearance.[/quote] ...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Commanded shot
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

To my understanding and memory, a 'forlorn hope' was a unit of shot only made up of volunteers. That would have a mix of outfits from all different units and likely would not have a flag etc. as these were often small(ish) and created adhoc as required for specific missions/reasons before engagement...
by mellis1644
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Renaissance Wars : General Discussion
Topic: Army, getting started
Replies: 8
Views: 1454

Welcome to the hobby & period. :) before you start buying, you need to work out what scale - 15mm or 28/30mm are the two main ones for this period. Finding out what local opponents play is the best idea. Depending upon your location in the world that may have a factor as well. I believe many comps i...
by mellis1644
Tue May 04, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Why use models for wargaming???
Replies: 55
Views: 4532

[quote="lonehorseman"]well there it is ... o well. Guess i shall have to actually get some figure for those card Libyans :([/quote]

Better card than bare metal. This is from Flames of war but it still works:

[img]http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/al ... oon-34.jpg[/img]
by mellis1644
Mon May 03, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: What I hate about FOG, and hope will be fixed in new FOGs
Replies: 223
Views: 19365

It's true that most Flames of War tourney's with the real nice terrain are fixes boards, which players play over.

Maybe a tournament like that would make for a more interesting game... Some real scenarios (at least options for them) may also make a difference.

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