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by shadowdragon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN V2 - Kudos
Replies: 1
Views: 740

FoGN V2 - Kudos

Whilst posting a bunch of comments which might be taken as negative comments - they're not intended as such but as constructive criticism, I noticed I haven't mentioned that the organization of the rules is truly excellent.

A first class job!
by shadowdragon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN V2 - Heavy Cavalry
Replies: 1
Views: 755

FoGN V2 - Heavy Cavalry

Moved from the beta area: I wrote: "Dragoons - Are these non-shock heavy cavalry?" Some responses... Ok do we speak of dragoons or HC . It is not the same as some dragoons units are light dragoons, dragoons or shock dragoons ( prussians and GB ) It should be clear as Heavy cavalry. The name of the u...
by shadowdragon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN2 - Skirmishers
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: FoGN2 - Skirmishers

Good point. I agree as well. Let's chalk in a speed boost for LI extended lines in terrain. Might I suggest that the move for light infantry in extended line be 4/4/3 or 4/4/2? Arguments for that are: 1) Light infantry in terrain will predominantly be in skirmisher order - perhaps as much or even m...
by shadowdragon
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN2 - Skirmishers
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: FoGN2 - Skirmishers

Shadow, sorry, I'm not sure I'm following what you're saying in this last point. The movement rate for light infantry in extended line in rough/ difficult terrain is the same as reformed infantry infantry and less than unreformed infantry. If one accepts the notion that the position and formation o...
by shadowdragon
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN2 - Skirmishers
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: FoGN2 - Skirmishers

ShadowD, Thanks for carrying this discussion across onto here. Yes, we discussed that there are probably some unusual formations/ troop types in the French Revolutionary armies and we decided rather than create a whole new troop type for them, we would cover them in the specific lists, possibly to ...
by shadowdragon
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN v2 Firing out of Buildings
Replies: 22
Views: 4365

FoGN v2 Firing out of Buildings

I can't say I agree with unreformed infantry (with no skirmisher or artillery attachment) being unable to fire at reformed infantry at medium range. They should at least be able to return fire. In the open it makes sense that they can't reply due to issues around volley fire and fire discipline but ...
by shadowdragon
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FoGN2 - Skirmishers
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

FoGN2 - Skirmishers

I had originally posted this query in the beta section of the forum before I knew that Rich didn't have access to the beta section: "To clarify - I understand that the proposed change is to eliminate the skirmish formation for both regular and irregular light infantry...not just regular light infant...
by shadowdragon
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: V2 Army Lists
Replies: 22
Views: 5239

Re: V2 Army Lists

Russian Guard Cossacks need to be re-classified in all the lists they appear. Instead of Irregular/Guard they should be average or superior/drilled/guard/lancers. Geoff, can you expand on this a bit. What are you basing this on? The 1805 Austrian Army on the Danube is now even bigger and probably n...
by shadowdragon
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!
Replies: 93
Views: 22329

Re: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!

I also agree that there's too much artillery available. I don't find that all available artillery is in the shop window. Quite a bit is held back in reserve - probably for a number of reasons. One reason batteries were held in reserve, other than for tactical reasons, was that in some armies batter...
by shadowdragon
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!
Replies: 93
Views: 22329

Re: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!

A base of artillery represents a battery of 6-8 guns. So 2 bases makes 12-16 guns - a small unit. An attachment is closely supporting the unit it is assigned to. It has less dice, especially at long range but can move within 6MU easily. Artillery units get to fire at long range, provide ACV and hav...
by shadowdragon
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!
Replies: 93
Views: 22329

Re: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!

An interesting article on artillery doctrine... http://www.reenactor.ru/ARH/PDF/McConachy.pdf I wonder if it would have been better if small / large artillery units were 1 / 2 bases instead of 2 / 3 bases and represented 6-10 and 12-20 guns respectively. By the way, the rules state that a small arti...
by shadowdragon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists and Adaptions
Topic: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations
Replies: 33
Views: 6348

Re: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations

Yes, I'm 100% aligned with that. My question was more how, in a points based game, one reflects a poor command structure so that an army isn't completely un-competitive. I'm not sure that's ever been cracked in army lists in any period and probably not worth trying to crack here. Aye. There's the r...
by shadowdragon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists and Adaptions
Topic: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations
Replies: 33
Views: 6348

Re: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations

Maybe more relevant for a historical refight than a list designed for competitive play. Which begs the question, how much history will you sacrifice for competitive play? Personally I rather keep more history and find another mechanism to make the army competitive. But agree its a tough line. Of co...
by shadowdragon
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!
Replies: 93
Views: 22329

light infantry

Some good discussion of light infantry in Brissonet (Napoleons Apogee). I'll provide more detai when I'm back from a business trip but here's a discussion at the Napoleon series site on tirailleurs en grande bande vs tirailleurs de marche et de combat. Some nice tactical drawings in Brissonet. http:...
by shadowdragon
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists and Adaptions
Topic: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations
Replies: 33
Views: 6348

Re: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations

When you say "Napoleon's Apogee", are you referring to Nafziger's book on Napoleon's 1814 campaign? If so, it's very heavy reading and that's from someone who doesn't mind detail. It's just written in such a dull style - no story-telling like John Gill on 1809. Just mountains of facts piled on top ...
by shadowdragon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Modelling/Gallery/Uniforms Questions
Topic: Saxon Leib-Grenadier-Garde Regiment
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Saxon Leib-Grenadier-Garde Regiment

Getting better with the green stuff. The figures are AB Saxon grenadiers which don't have epaulettes except for the officer and standard bearer; so I had to add epaulettes for the rests. I did better than the epaulettes for the Wurttemberg guard cavalry but there's much room for improvement. Only re...
by shadowdragon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists and Adaptions
Topic: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations
Replies: 33
Views: 6348

Re: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations

I think part of the 06-07 Prussians and Russians. (possibly 05 Austrians and Russians) need to better reflect their command and control handicaps. I think it was a real lost opportunity to not reflect these better. Limit them to less divisions (unless allied). Limit the first couple Divisional comm...
by shadowdragon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Player Designed Lists and Adaptions
Topic: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations
Replies: 33
Views: 6348

Re: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations

When you say "Napoleon's Apogee", are you referring to Nafziger's book on Napoleon's 1814 campaign? If so, it's very heavy reading and that's from someone who doesn't mind detail. It's just written in such a dull style - no story-telling like John Gill on 1809. Just mountains of facts piled on top ...
by shadowdragon
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Player Designed Lists and Adaptions
Topic: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations
Replies: 33
Views: 6348

Re: Prussian Army 1806-07 Adaptations

FYI - one the "Prussian Order of Battle at Auerstadt", Nafziger lists Saxe-Weimar. Saxe-Weimar was not at Auerstadt but to the west of Jena. Your Saxe-Weimar reference is a great example of Nafziger conducting archeology with a steam shovel not a known for delicate nuance. Sadly there are more. Suc...
by shadowdragon
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Napoleonic Era 1792-1815 : General Discussion
Topic: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!
Replies: 93
Views: 22329

Re: FOG N 2nd Edition - it's back!

I've seen both 6 and 8 guns for the horse artillery in various orbats; so 32-34 guns in total.

Yes, totally fits the proposal of limiting 1 battery per 800 point corps with 2 attachments - one for the cavalry and one for an infantry division - presumably the one without the battery.

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