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by ChrisTofalos
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Short moves...
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Short moves...

CMTs are sometimes required when certain troop types carry out a shorter than full move when near the enemy. But what exactly constitutes a short move? For example, if MF wheel 4", the outside bases move the maximum they can but the inside bases move less (short?). The battlegroup has still moved th...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Tournaments & Opponents
Topic: Warlord Trophy 2015...
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Warlord Trophy 2015...

The Manchester Area Wargames Society (MAWS) is holding the Warlord Trophy, a competition which dates back to 1972, starting in May. There will be three periods: FOG-AM V2; DBMM & FOW. The winner of each period will receive a trophy plus a 100-piece painted & based 15 mm army (or an equivalent value ...
by ChrisTofalos
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

OK. Apologies to all. I've just got the definitive answer from Richard Bodley Scott and it's outcome 'B'!
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

to an overlap position (see below) Means see below for description of overlap position. Not see below to expand on this rule as it stands as a rule on its own So its still B Nope! If they'd left out the comma between, "...front edge contact with an enemy base (AND) or conforming to an overlap posit...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

…. "Bases THAT DO NOT CONTACT ENEMY FRONTALLY move to become an overlap." ... Chris you are missing the point here. It does NOT say that bases IN contact conform onto front edge to front edge contact ONLY. It DOES say if that conforming is front edge to front edge OR as an overlap are equally valid...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

The diagram below the rule justifies it No, it simply doesn't! In fact, the first diagram reinforces my original opinion by stating: "Bases THAT DO NOT CONTACT ENEMY FRONTALLY move to become an overlap." In my diagram BOTH pairs of bases are in frontal contact with an opponent; that is, two bases f...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

I think the trap people fall in to is not conforming to the bases in contact but to assume that that means the only option for that is to end up in full front edge contact with those bases. Whereas the definition in the rules also specifically says that that an overlap position also counts. Got to ...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

"You measure what would be the shortest conform to the bases you hit and/or an overlap position."

I see what you're saying but I can't find anything in the rules which actually says a base in frontal contact conforms by becoming an overlap. Have I missed something (which wouldn't be unusual!)?

:-)
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Re: Conforming...

Just e-mailed it to you, Graham...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conforming...
Replies: 35
Views: 4156

Conforming...

http://www.ctp-photo.co.uk/images/Conform-01.jpg There seems to be some confusion about conforming and, if possible, I'd like some sort of definitive ruling (are you reading this BHGS? :-)). In the diagram above most players seem to favour 'B' as the correct conform after impact, presumably on the ...
by ChrisTofalos
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conformation
Replies: 117
Views: 13813

Re: Conformation

I've re-read the rules and they actually seem pretty clear: In the 4th bullet point on page 77 it states: "...the battle group must pivot to conform with the front edge of the enemy battle group, sliding the minimum necessary to contact the FRONT EDGE of at least one enemy base, or to an overlap pos...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Flank Attack?
Replies: 18
Views: 4612

Re: Flank Attack?

They do start in corner to corner contact, which is why I asked my original question. However, it looks like the middle archer file could step forward and contact the 2nd rank Cav base. So, if it could, would that be allowed? Note that if it isn't allowed, it leaves the left hand archer unit with a ...
by ChrisTofalos
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Flank Attack?
Replies: 18
Views: 4612

Flank Attack?

http://www.ctp-photo.co.uk/images/FlankAttach.jpg In the above image the grey Cav have charged into the right hand archers. The left hand archers had previously wheeled to shoot at the incoming cavalry. It is white to move. Can the left hand archers (who cannot fight as an overlap because they are ...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...
Replies: 22
Views: 6036

Re: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...

Thank you for a measured & thoughtful response, Graham.

Well, that's some elephant in the room! At least, you can't accuse Mr Barker of giving up!

:-)

Chris
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...
Replies: 22
Views: 6036

Re: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...

A somewhat disappointing response. If half an hour's Googling through some fairly brief battle descriptions quickly produces four examples of pushbacks (five if you include my original reference to Cannae) then any set of rules intended to recreate warfare in the age of cold steel should include the...
by ChrisTofalos
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...
Replies: 22
Views: 6036

Re: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...

Some interesting comments, mainly about commanders. I haven't come up with a better suggestion, just remarked about all that dashing about looking odd. However, the only comment about push backs (by Graham) suggested, "I think the authors were of the opinion that recoils are a bit of a wargamers myt...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...
Replies: 22
Views: 6036

A Prodigal's return: FOG v DBMM...

I'm now into my third or so month of playing FOG-AM after a complete break from wargaming for over fifteen years. Ancients has always been my favourite period. I've always been a competitive player, entering the old nationals on twelve occasions, and as many club comps as I could. Previously, I've n...
by ChrisTofalos
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Conformation
Replies: 117
Views: 13813

Re: Conformation

As a player involved in play in the original post I've no arguments about the comments made. I just wish the ruling made in the game had followed Graham Briggs' advice! However, had the conformation been correctly applied it would have left two Knight bases within a base width of the right hand elep...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Movement when pinned...
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Movement when pinned...

Some interesting comments in reply (usefully, one answering my question - thank you, Rob). As for different rules for different periods, of course, each 'period' can be further broken down into smaller and smaller scale actions, each requiring its own specific approach. But that doesn't mean we have...
by ChrisTofalos
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Movement when pinned...
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Movement when pinned...

Getting back into tabletop wargaming after a break of some fifteen years. One of the reasons I stopped playing was the rules (DBM). I'm a keen, competitive player but just couldn't keep up with the weird and wonderful dodges some players used to gain advantage. IMHO, single elements, rather than uni...

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