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by mellis1644
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Dodgy Interpenetration
Replies: 25
Views: 4033

The more I think on this the more I prefer the idea that if you can't interpenetrate fully then you can't at all. Probably would reward correct positioning of skirmishers/interpenetrators in the first place rather than rewarding the use of LF to increase your movement :shock: I must admit this is t...
by mellis1644
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: the resounding dullness of the 800 point game.
Replies: 119
Views: 16237

Maybe if FOG had vitory points for table control that could change things? That may be an idea. Although a little hookie, the value of camps in some rules sets (such as the Dbx ones) at least means that skirmishing armies have something which they need to defend. In FoG the camp is really not that ...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FoG @ MIGSCon XXX Hamilton Ontario Oct. 16-18
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

If you have any free time, I'd run Romans or Spanish against your Vikings. There's still two weeks of no school! :P I'd love too but work and my own schooling are my issues - it's research and thesis writing time for me for the next few months... I have to concentrate on those <sigh> my latest sear...
by mellis1644
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FoG @ MIGSCon XXX Hamilton Ontario Oct. 16-18
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Will there be a tournament at all? Marc I'd run one if I knew of any other souls interested in one. Running the games lets people try out the rules. I suppose if some people posted here that they were interested, it might happen. But it's just Deadtorious and I so far. Dan T. (Maybe some of the guy...
by mellis1644
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Fighting Light Horse Armies
Replies: 52
Views: 9182

I would really only think the following are worth considering for actual changes: - Troops that flee off table count as 2 attrition points lost - Perhaps some adjustment to the Steppe terrain type In another thread someone made the suggestion that the 2 attrition point lost for fleeing off the tabl...
by mellis1644
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: BGs of 4 LF??
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Another use is with firearms to add the extra negatives for tests when combined with other more effective at generating hits units. You don't need large units for that

That's what I plan to do with my Ottomans.
by mellis1644
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Samurai Figures in 15mm
Replies: 63
Views: 15718

But on a modeling note, those of you who are planning to build your pre 1500 army and plan on using Old Glory for your Retainers (there were no Ashigaru until after 1500). There "Early Ashigaru" who I hoped would look more like retainers would be at home in 1600! There "Late Ashigaru" look like Sam...
by mellis1644
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Army list disclosure
Replies: 43
Views: 5834

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 mellis1644
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Foot in competitions
Replies: 14
Views: 3327

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 mellis1644
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Naval Invasion
Replies: 13
Views: 3166

Caesar's first landing on Britain was opposed. So in a sort of way was William the conquers landing. Harold had spent time waiting for it too occur after all and had side issues to deal with though. The issue at the time for Harold in the planning stages was knowing where the landing force would pu...
by mellis1644
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Status Counters..Pics Attached :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Hi, no insult to your counters which I think look nice, but I don't think it's necessary to mark whether troops are disordered/severely disordered. Their status is determined by terrain that they are in, so it's sort of 'already there'. Personally, I don't like to have anything on the table (dice, ...
by mellis1644
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Status Counters..Pics Attached :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: Status Counters..Pics Attached :)

Not sure if I ever posted this. Just cut, glue onto similar sized bits of matt board, and enjoy. Having one side "Disrupted This Turn" and the other side "Disrupted" has helped us keep straight when a BG can attempt to bolster. hmmm....not sure how to attach file...is there a way to attach a WORD f...
by mellis1644
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 15mm 16th Century Turkish Light horse
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

ancientsgamer wrote:Museum makes some nice Turkish LH.

Chris Tebo
Old Glory do some as well which I'm enjoying painting.
by mellis1644
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory PC Game coming soon!
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

I don't think the Total War series has kept people from playing minis. -Steve True, though the total war series was a very broken game with far too many power units and tactics that broke the poor AI despite the number of patches. I am hoping FoG PC is able to stay away from this I think you'll fin...
by mellis1644
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Samurai Figures in 15mm
Replies: 63
Views: 15718

There are people who think it's incorrect to use Landsknecht models for Swiss due to the shape of the sword the troops used used. I take my hat off to these people and their knowledge - the same with Samurai Armour and as long as they are point out differences in a helpful way so others can learn th...
by mellis1644
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory PC Game coming soon!
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

If it's really based on the tabletop rules, then Essex, et al. probably are going out of business. :? Spike You know I really doubt that. We are all too enamored on pushing and painting mini's. The game play is only part of the hobby after all. 8) But an option for playing (and learning to play) th...
by mellis1644
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory PC Game coming soon!
Replies: 22
Views: 6358

I had fun and whiled away quite a few hours with DBAOL a few years ago and so this could be interesting for those of us who don't have active ancient playing wargame clubs/opponents near them (or just don't have time to organize and get real games done). If it can do 2 player, remote and time separa...
by mellis1644
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Turning 180 Degrees
Replies: 36
Views: 5130

It's only drilled troops that this would be a problem with, I don't know that I'd fancy it with undrilled. And it's not a retreat, it's a tactical withdrawl :D Of course an opponent doing the tactical withdrawal deserves a good taunting in the traditions of the 'Holy Grail' - comments about 'silly ...
by mellis1644
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Turning 180 Degrees
Replies: 36
Views: 5130

Maybe all non-skirmisher foot should have to pass a CMT to turn 180. That would stop this kind of thing, without causing any knock-on problems that I can think of. Your basically making the 180 a complex move and in many cases for drilled troops a turn in pace should be a reasonable combat move. IM...
by mellis1644
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Turning 180 Degrees
Replies: 36
Views: 5130

Even a screen of light troops in front of the legions have helped stop this. but it could have made the 'turning tail' and marching away from missile armed troops less palatable - although I doubt they would have caused enough hits for a cohesion level loss(and allow the LF to charge home). It may h...

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