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by jcmedhurst
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Making the steppe more welcoming
Replies: 103
Views: 13670

Mind you, if they are that upset by it they could always buy an IC of their own, which with most armies gives a +3 vs +4, also the current system does do Carrhae and all those Mongol battles where the enemy was lured onto the steppe. Perhaps alternate picks of available pieces might work better, wit...
by jcmedhurst
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Looking to get into FoG in or around Basingstoke
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

And similarly I can provide armies if you need for a learning game - I have plenty and can even do some matched pairs.

John
by jcmedhurst
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Over Slippy Light Cavalry
Replies: 41
Views: 7871

I can live with it for light horse but what about a BG of heavy foot effectively wheeling backwards by wheeling 'forwards' over 270 degrees? Be very careful here, this may be a way for non-LH to do the turn 180, move backwards and then turn back. I can just see the pike phalanxes wheeling backwards...
by jcmedhurst
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Missing Lists
Replies: 43
Views: 10198

Another Point of View

One thing that doesn't seem to have come up yet is the issue of whether or not some missing lists deserve to be represented. One of the problems with DBM to my mind was the prevalence of competition-winning armies whose historical record was based upon minimal evidence - or indeed whose armies perfo...
by jcmedhurst
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Principate Roman vs. Early German (again)
Replies: 57
Views: 20261

Also, it is the veteran legions that chew up Germans and spit them out. Average legions have a much stickier time of it. And the veteran legions had to start average at some point. I also wonder whether an IC might be useful for the Germans, historically their best performances were in very congeste...
by jcmedhurst
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Manzikert
Replies: 18
Views: 5203

This looks quite good http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/articles/markham.htm Certainly goes into some detail about what contingents were/were not present, it was a big army to start with, the Byzantines 'once-in-a-decade' army that could be used to tour the border impressing and intimidating the...
by jcmedhurst
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Looking to get into FoG in or around Basingstoke
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Hi there, I'm based in Salisbury and always interested in a game, I have a 6' x 4' table as well, plus there is a club in Winchester that is just starting to play some FOG - I've got a game there next Tuesday. http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/wessexwargamerswinchester/ And there are more players ...
by jcmedhurst
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Principate Roman vs. Early German (again)
Replies: 57
Views: 20261

Long, Long Ago

I was also looking at the Early German list and comparing it with memories of long ago 6th/7th when the Germans were nasty because of all their Irr A types. Seem to remember Irr A cavalry and the front ranks being all Irr A being usual. And a LTS option as well. All of that seems to have disappeared...
by jcmedhurst
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3767

Re: Another Aspect of the Problem

Hi, Also got a slightly strange effect since the 'problem', which is the green buttons don't show up any more to indicate new topics and replies. This had only recently started working with Firefox (which is what I use as a browser), which is why I wonder if it might also have something to do with ...
by jcmedhurst
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 3767

Another Aspect of the Problem

Hi, Also got a slightly strange effect since the 'problem', which is the green buttons don't show up any more to indicate new topics and replies. This had only recently started working with Firefox (which is what I use as a browser), which is why I wonder if it might also have something to do with t...
by jcmedhurst
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Any One Of
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Any One Of

On the playsheets (both at the back of the published rules and in the internet downloadable version) it says that for the impact POAs for different capabilities, you only count 'one of' the modifiers. This is not what it says in the main body of the rules (p.96) though it does so specify for the Mel...
by jcmedhurst
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Opponents near Salisbury
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Magister Militum

Thanks,

What time is the Demo Game?

John
by jcmedhurst
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Opponents near Salisbury
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Games

Hi there,

Sure thing. Whereabouts are Magister Militum?

If you want to get in touch directly my email is john-at-larrainzar-dot-co-dot-uk.

Just substitute for the symbols, don't want too much junk mail.

John
by jcmedhurst
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: 25mm or 1 inch?
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Ta

Thanks for that, will get 1 inch. Can worry about La Belle France when I have played a few more games.

John
by jcmedhurst
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Opponents near Salisbury
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Opponents near Salisbury

Hi there, Just starting up playing Field of Glory after a longish absence from Ancients, anyone know of any players within a reasonable distance of Salisbury (UK) ? I can get to Southampton, Winchester, Ringwood and Andover easily enough. I am in touch with a club in Salisbury who apparently play so...
by jcmedhurst
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: 25mm or 1 inch?
Replies: 3
Views: 748

25mm or 1 inch?

Hi there,

Am about to buy some measuring sticks and wondered what is generally used for 1 MU, is it the 25mm or 1 inch standard - are we metric or imperial?

The rules say both are allowed, though presumably not in the same game :)

John
by jcmedhurst
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Silly First Game Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Thanks again

OK, that sounds sensible. And presumably if one has pursued, then it is quite possible that you will be sandwiched in the gap and restricted to fighting as an overlap unless you do some quite complicated manouevring. The hitting the back elements was based on the earlier reply that: "If the enemy pi...
by jcmedhurst
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Silly First Game Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Thanks for the replies, they have clarified a lot. So, presumably charging the thracians is easier than charging the back two files of the enemy phalanx, since both of the formation changes (the shift and the dropping back bases) are only allowed to avoid friends. If the pike wheels to it's right it...
by jcmedhurst
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Silly First Game Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Thanks

Thanks for that, and thanks for the tip about the code. Think you're right about missing out the pursuit. The combat was an ongoing one, so Phalanx B and the enemy phalanx are already in melee, and Phalanx A can count as an overlap already on the enemy phalanx. My question is more about how squashed...
by jcmedhurst
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Silly First Game Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Facing and Stuff

Sorry, the converter squashed out some spaces. Phalanx A and Phalanx B are adjacent and facing forward. Phalanx B is still fighting an enemy phalanx. Phalanx A's opponents have routed. The Thracians were an overlap on the combat and are now in a bit of a mess and not in a position to charge themselv...

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