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by jcmedhurst
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants vs Pikes
Replies: 12
Views: 2695

Elephants vs Pikes

Hi there, This is a suggestion for a list change, to get round one serious historical anomaly in the rules, which is the vulnerability of elephants to pikes. (down in impact, down in melee, die if they lose a base) This is fine for most purposes and prevents unhistorical fielding of elephants in the...
by jcmedhurst
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Routing Units
Replies: 40
Views: 6063

I would always use a wheel in this situation. It does mean that the routers don't actually move that far in their first rout move but they will get a second one in the JAP regardless. I think of it as the formation crumbling and the routers and pursuers getting in a real tangle. Imagine the poor ch...
by jcmedhurst
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Routing Units
Replies: 40
Views: 6063

Thanks Folks

The Clipeati rolled normal for their VMD, so the real question was whether they were going to use all their move wheeling to the right direction. Still doesn't seem right to me (the Janissaries were mine though so I would say that), I can't see one end of a unit waitiing for the other to wheel into ...
by jcmedhurst
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Routing Units
Replies: 40
Views: 6063

Thanks folks, Do we have a definitive opinion in one of the other threads or from one of the rules writers? Any links to other threads? I did do a search and couldn't see anything. We did do a bit of thinking about this. The key question is whether they need to wheel. We would tend to agree that it ...
by jcmedhurst
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Routing Units
Replies: 40
Views: 6063

Routing Units

Hi there, Problem we had last night and couldn't find a proper answer in the rules Unit of Clipeati (in Red), is charged in the flank by the Janissaries in the JAP as a pursuit, we fight combat in the impact of the next turn - the Clipeati rout. The Serbs don't get to fight as it isn't the melee pha...
by jcmedhurst
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Thematic and Nikephorian Byzantine infantry
Replies: 29
Views: 10703

How Much is Enough?

Protected is the widest armour class category, covering a wide range of protection levels. In particular, foot battle groups with metal armoured front ranks and textile/leather armoured back ranks are treated as Protected. We have written the army lists to a set of such criteria, not all of which a...
by jcmedhurst
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists
Topic: Early German Army
Replies: 9
Views: 6628

If Vikings can be Offensive Spears....................

Would be a nice variant, and would give the Romans significantly greater trouble - the Germans were the ones who seemed to give the Romans the most trouble (at least until the Goths come over the Danube in significant numbers)
by jcmedhurst
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Blood and Gold
Replies: 77
Views: 16582

The reason they were super in 7th edition was the irreversible fatigue system and the fact that they could evade. They could thus reduce enemy foot to Fatigued status at virtually no risk to themselves. In FOG they cannot evade, so, unless the enemy fannies around, they are unlikely ever to get mor...
by jcmedhurst
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Blood and Gold
Replies: 77
Views: 16582

MF with Atlatls

Moreover, MF with atlatls (Javelins shooting capability) may be rather scary for elephants Can't help but feel that, given the Aztec reaction to horses, engaging elephants might be a bit of a challenge. Just so long as we don't get 7th Edition Super-Aztecs - all Reg B with Slings or Darts as well a...
by jcmedhurst
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Lancer Cavalry
Replies: 42
Views: 8292

Or Knights?

Mind you, Knights are even better, The new lists for the Normans are particularly interesting. Armoured Lancer Cavalry one day, Armoured Knights the other. You wonder what happened on that fine morning in 1041 when the Normans woke up and found they were twice as combat effective as they were yester...
by jcmedhurst
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: To Charge ??
Replies: 71
Views: 18338

About the FAQs

Just to say I agree with Simon about the FAQs, too many and you end up with your opponent triumphantly pointing at page 47 of something that is twice the size of the rulebook.

The downhill slope to heresy trials starts with 'interpretations' - just ask the Council of Chalcedon :)
by jcmedhurst
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: limiting the power of LH
Replies: 31
Views: 4988

The issue is that historically there were very few occasions where a hellenistic army beat a horse archer army and probably none where the 'points' were anything like even.
Don't know about that - Alexander managed it against the Skythians. Need to take more artillery evidently :)

John
by jcmedhurst
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Arabs 600-700AD
Replies: 20
Views: 4206

possum wrote No, no, the sons of the Prophet (PBUH) swept all before them because it was the will of God. And, of course, all things are accomplished according to the will of God. (Brushing up on doctrine for my Arab Conquest army) "Paradise is under the shadow of our swords. Forward!" The ultimate...
by jcmedhurst
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Evade Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

This one came up in a game I was playing as well, and as an ignorant newbie I took my ruling from my vastly more experienced opponent, despite it seeming to contradict what was in the rules. So, to get this clear. The evade happens in the same phase as the pursuit move that would contact them - and ...
by jcmedhurst
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Making the steppe more welcoming
Replies: 103
Views: 13646

Sometimes Phil, sometimes :-)
by jcmedhurst
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Making the steppe more welcoming
Replies: 103
Views: 13646

Actually, despite my previous, I agree entirely. Amend in haste, repent at leisure as they say :-) I did not like all the amendments to DBM, one of the things that put me off the game was coming back after three or four years away to find what was an almost totally different game. There are really o...
by jcmedhurst
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Making the steppe more welcoming
Replies: 103
Views: 13646

Hate to repeat myself :-) , but most people are still complaining about the player with initiative being able to choose all of a certain type of terrain. Why not just allow alternative picking of terrain, as with the compulsory pieces. Initiative player gets first dibs, then non-initiative and so on...
by jcmedhurst
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Camps
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Well, the chap who is building them for me says it is going to look much nicer as 10cm x 15cm, so guess the fortifications are going to be outside.

Any of my opponents who don't like it can move the extra 10mm to contact it if they really want :-)

John
by jcmedhurst
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Camps
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Thanks for that - don't know why I didn't see that.

John
by jcmedhurst
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Camps
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Camps

Hi All, Where exactly in the rules does it say what size the supply camp should be? I know that everybody does it as six baggage elements, but presumably this is written down somewhere? I am asking as I am about to get somebody to make up some camps for me, and want to check on what size they should...

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