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by ChrisTofalos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans

I think we were both stating the obvious in the last couple of posts, Pete. Of course, Scandinavian MF in the open suffer a combat penalty against mounted in the open and count as swordsmen in melee. What seems to be have been decided is that they count as HF in all circumstances, except when moving...
by ChrisTofalos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans

.So if the Scandinavians had say 3 HF and 1 MF base in the front rank and were charged by enemy mounted, 1 of the mounted bases would get an additional POA vs the MF - assuming they are in the open So, presumably, this would apply to melee as well with, in the case of Scandinavians, opponents facin...
by ChrisTofalos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans

Other BGs of mixed MF/HF (including Scandinavians) do NOT get this bonus.
Does this mean Scandinavian mixed HF/MF get a minus for fighting HF in the open if they lose a HF front rank base and the gap is filled with a MF base? If so, is this effect immediate (as with 25% losses)?
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: More Mixed Battlegroup Shenanigans

Some Book 3 lists, such as Late Plantagenet English, state mixed HF/Longbows count as HF for all purposes (movement, combat, cohesion tests). This actually contradicts the terrain disorder effect rules on page 130, which state only the bases in the terrain are affected, so rear rank MF really should...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Mixed battle Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Mixed battle Groups

That provision is also inconsistent with the retained freedom (from V2.0) of BGs wholly of dismounted men at arms or longbows to move through each other WITHOUT A CMT :shock: . One would have thought the reverse ought to apply :? Easier within a single BG than between separate ones. To be consisten...
by ChrisTofalos
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2019 - Proposed Theme & Timetable
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Britcon 2019 - Proposed Theme & Timetable

To quote one well respected veteran wargamer, when I asked why he no longer contributed to this forum: "Too many closed minds in a small group = a waste of energy."
by ChrisTofalos
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2019 - Proposed Theme & Timetable
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Britcon 2019 - Proposed Theme & Timetable

The competition has run, under various rule sets, for twenty years as a benevolent dictatorship and that seems to produce good competitions I'm not sure there's anything benevolent (that is, good) in the catastrophic fall in the FOG player base, Graham. I am sure there can be a myriad of possible e...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Britcon 2019 - Proposed Theme & Timetable
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Britcon 2019 - Proposed Theme & Timetable

Really need to break down the options into separate bullets.
We should be voting on such things as the period and the number of games, etc, not on a 'broadly speaking' distillation of thoughts from a relatively small sample of the player base.
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Pursuers in contact to side...
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Pursuers in contact to side...

Here's a photo of a situation from a club game which I'd like some help with: http://www.ctp-photo.co.uk/Pictures/FOG-01.jpg The pike block on the right (pale green shields) broke its frontal opponents and was left in side edge contact with an enemy battlegroup. My questions are: (1) How many fight ...
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Runners and Riders BHGS Doubles
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Runners and Riders BHGS Doubles

Enjoyable comp! Would be interesting to see the round by round scores (hint! 😊). Other players have been bringing battle mats for some time Chris Perhaps organisers could routinely ask/remind players to bring mats, Pete? That happened at BayFOG last year. Every table had a mat; it looked superb and ...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Runners and Riders BHGS Doubles
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Runners and Riders BHGS Doubles

Pamela and I will be using Later Macedonian. I'll send my list in shortly.

Can we invite/allow players to bring along their own battle mats? They look so much better and it's easier to move troops on them.
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Handicap system for comps...
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Handicap system for comps...

Well, as I've seemingly inherited the organisation of the Godendag competition, we could try it there.
Good man! :-)
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Handicap system for comps...
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Handicap system for comps...

...would you base this at the year end? I'd recommend that you would? Sounds like the logical answer and players would know exactly what their situation is at the start of each year. Is the top 20 too large a number? What about top 15, then next 15? Might be a bit tricky as a lot of comps no longer...
by ChrisTofalos
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Handicap system for comps...
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Handicap system for comps...

I think though that, rather than some mechanics based around ranking or similar, it might be better to rely on the benign dictatorship of the organiser as to who is a beginner. That might cause problems of its own, Graham. Different organisers could come up with different handicaps for players. A v...
by ChrisTofalos
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Handicap system for comps...
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Handicap system for comps...

Just thought I'd post on the results so far in our handicap system as used in MAWS's Warlord Trophy this year (in three periods). Players have been divided into three groups: 'veteran' (who get the standard 800 points), average (850 points) and less experienced/beginner (900 points). There have been...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2762

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

When you say absence of effective action to try and reverse that are you perhaps forgetting the introduction of version 3? Which many people on this list put here put a great deal of effort into for no monetary reward. And Mr Gaukroger, while you not be aware of it, has put a huge amount of his tim...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2762

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

When I started playing in FOG comps at the end of 2014 there were heading for 200 players in the FOG rankings. Now there are less than 70. I find that an alarming trend and, in the absence of any apparent effective action to try and reverse that, have made several posts, suggesting what might be don...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2762

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

I can say I've got the best interests of FOG at heart and am trying to do my best to promote the rule set. Can you?
Yes.
Now I know you're pulling my leg!
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2762

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

this kind of analysis is flawed. You aren't comparing like with like.
I am comparing like with like. I've looked at the current top 50 ADLG players and found 30 of them appear in the 2012 FOG rankings. They're the same players from both lists...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...
Replies: 44
Views: 2762

Re: Scoring system for 2019 - Call for a vote...

The 2015 FoG rankings included many players who had already stopped playing FoG, and who's ranking was plummeting month by month as a result of the number of eligible competitions they had entered dropping below the minimum needed for a "full " ranking. Down at the 150's you are looking at players ...

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