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by rbodleyscott
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Leeds issues,shooty cav armies
Replies: 65
Views: 5503

hammy wrote:Would you think that the armoured Greek idea is a better test ? Would Principate Roman be more like it? Should I try against a Dominate Roman?
Any of these would probably be a better test. Of course, cataphracts would be quite handy too.
by rbodleyscott
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Leeds issues,shooty cav armies
Replies: 65
Views: 5503

AoW is better placed to do this than, say, DBM(M) as it is going to have more army list books and these are relatively themed. However, I'd expect that most DBM players will be expecting to be able to play any army against any opponent - not that they are the whole of the target market, of course, ...
by rbodleyscott
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Allies
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Gerry, I have sent you a private message
by rbodleyscott
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Leeds issues,shooty cav armies
Replies: 65
Views: 5503

The game played perfectly reasonably from a believability point of view but there was essentially nothing the Swiss could do to hurt the Seljuks. Of course this is an extreme example of a narrow foot army against a fully mounted shooty army, played in 15mm scale. As you say the result was entirely ...
by rbodleyscott
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Leeds issues,shooty cav armies
Replies: 65
Views: 5503

nikgaukroger wrote:Do you think this was the correct result historically?
:roll:
by rbodleyscott
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Leeds Report
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: Leeds Report

When I played Bruce his Serbs charged two of my pike blocks and in both cases their initial attack was repulsed with minor losses on both sides. He then had to decide if he should charge again or not. Chose not to, failed a CMT to revent a charge of the BG nowhere near the general and they proceded...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Leeds issues,shooty cav armies
Replies: 65
Views: 5503

It would appear from Terry & Richard's game at Leeds that you don't need a lot of missile power for a mainly foot army to drive a shooty mounted one from the table - and I think the latter may be the key point, you don't need to damage them just force them off table. In fact Terry's army did have a...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Thoughts on 6.01
Replies: 23
Views: 2270

Maybe, at some point - possibly a burther down the line, it might be worth some of us trying to rope a few non-wargaming mates into having a game, giving them the rules to read through first. Don't leave it too long. Now is when we need to know. Then how about as a proposal, a few existing playtest...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Thoughts on 6.01
Replies: 23
Views: 2270

plewis66 wrote:Maybe, at some point - possibly a burther down the line, it might be worth some of us trying to rope a few non-wargaming mates into having a game, giving them the rules to read through first.
Don't leave it too long. Now is when we need to know.
by rbodleyscott
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Slitherine & Osprey Team up for Field of Glory!
Replies: 12
Views: 5287

karakhanid wrote:Hello
Army lists will be DBM stile (A.B. 2 n78 late imperial roman, A.B. n79 Northern and southern chinese... :cry: ) or more as Osprey books are (Rome and foes, central asian campaings... :lol: ) ?
Thanks
Mikel
The army list books will be themed.
by rbodleyscott
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12206

This seems to me to include both Celtiberians and Middle Republican Legionaries, neither of whom I feel can be categorised as fighting in the same sort of cohesive formations as hoplites or phalangites. Indeed, and (under the rules) phalangites suffer additional disadvantages in terrain over and ab...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Allies
Replies: 8
Views: 816

gerryb wrote:Richard

Do the Bruttians and Lucanians have the same troop profiles as the Campanians ?
No, they are mostly Medium Foot, Protected, Average, Light spear, Swordsmen
by rbodleyscott
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Spanish scutarii
Replies: 34
Views: 12206

Heavy Foot is not a description of their armour Why weren't the decriptions of foot formations used called; close, loose and open. It would save some initial confusion and be, IMHO, more descriptive as there are lots of heavy, unprotected foot and probably medium, armoured foot. Because loose order...
by rbodleyscott
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Allies
Replies: 8
Views: 816

gerryb wrote:Thanks Richard

thats quite helpful as I'm converting Hastati for my Campanians in my list anyway........

If I read you right i could take a unit of allied princeps that could be either average or superior, drilled, impact foot and swordsman ?
Almost but only the Triarii can be Superior.
by rbodleyscott
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Allies
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Allies

In my Later CartHaginian list I'd like add another unit of impact foot. ( hannibal 216-203 bc ) I've taken and upgraded the Campanian Hoplites and would like to take another but have taken up all 8 bases available. Campanians are an Ally for this list...............would I be able to take an unit e...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Jerusalem via Leeds Pt 1 (with the miracle of photography)
Replies: 16
Views: 8439

Hmm, interesting - what about pits & other earthworks the English used in the HYW? Field fortifications are, of course, covered by the rules. Whether pits are sufficient to count as field fortifications, or would be better represented as an area of rough terrain, remains to be seen. Either way the ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: LEEDS ISSUE: How to apply disorder to dice numbers
Replies: 22
Views: 2140

Although straying off the topic slighlty, the other problem with these camels is that they disorder your own cavalry as well. Is this correct? I am puzzled why my Arab cavalry react badly to animals they spend their whole life around and should be used to - at least more used to them than European ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Leeds issue- steep hills and villages
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Leeds issue- steep hills and villages

Steep hills and villages are classified as difficult going in the rules but on the quick reference sheet they both are above the footing impassable terrain. Is this change only meant to apply for the +1 to adjustment dice roles? Cheers Andy Robinson The Footing is meant to be a colour key. Several ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Supporting archers
Replies: 16
Views: 7002

Re: Supporting archers

I'd be pleased to see my Assyrians actually fight in some semblance of a historical formation, with a front row of spearmen shielding a formation of similarly armored archers, instead of having to devise all sorts of artificial means of protecting the "weaker" bow units without blocking their fire....
by rbodleyscott
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Jerusalem via Leeds Pt 1 (with the miracle of photography)
Replies: 16
Views: 8439

tadamson wrote:Look on the bright side, with stakes separate from the longbowmen they will be restricted to 1415 onwards.
:D
They will indeed.

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