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by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: AoW Newbie....
Replies: 18
Views: 6334

In AoW troops' Quality rating is independent of their fighting style. Therefore any especially effective exponents of a fighting style can be rated as Superior or Elite. The army lists govern which troops can be so upgraded. Where there is room for speculation, a choice of Quality rating is given.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: AoW Newbie....
Replies: 18
Views: 6334

It is often suggested that Numidians be graded as elite (in various rules systems). However, in AoW they don't need to be upgraded to elite to achieve all of their historical feats. Allowing light horse with javelins to shoot (a short distance) and to evade enemy charges is all that is necessary to ...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW @ Leeds
Replies: 103
Views: 7853

bddbrown wrote:I already mentioned to Simon, when he asked in an email, that there were no Chariot armies and no Foot Bow armies at Usk.
WoR English don't count as a bow army?

I am hoping Damian will bring his very nicely painted Early Achaemenid Persians to Leeds.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AOW and 7th
Replies: 31
Views: 3540

sfinn wrote:In short I wouldn't worry too much about the comparisons. It is the product which counts.
Wise words indeed.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Making contact
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

You can expand in a melee. So if a smaller unit facing a larger unit tried to line up to contact one end of the line to achieve a "one element each in contact and one element overlap each" situation in order to negate the other unit's larger numbers, the larger unit will eventually be able to expan...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW @ Leeds
Replies: 103
Views: 7853

Following on from Hammy's suggestion, perhaps the best way is for the authors to list the armies they want us to try out and then we nominate (to Bruce?) our preferred "type" beforehand. Otherwise there is the danger that everone turns up with Later Hungarian waggons. So long as there is a reasonab...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW @ Leeds
Replies: 103
Views: 7853

Is there any point in us trying to organise the attendees to make sure that all the army types that need testing are represented? Considering the armies from Usk and the changes to the rulesI think we need to make sure that there are armies based around the following: Light chariot Heavy Chariot El...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW @ Leeds
Replies: 103
Views: 7853

Looks like me, Damian and Mike are now definites.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Play sheet error?
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Play sheet error?

plewis66 wrote:The cohesion playsheet still states that a general must be fighting in the front rank in order to influence an in-combat CT score.

It seems that the phrase 'fighting in front rank of' should be replaced by 'with the'.
You are correct. :oops:

As always the main rules take precedence.
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Making contact
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Re: Making contact

What are the rules for making contact? You make any contact, you fight. Is there a free slide type thing to make contact? Not necessary, troops do not need to conform to fight. Do whole BG's have to conform or elements? Conforming is not required for troops to fight. (For tidiness sake, conforming ...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW @ Leeds
Replies: 103
Views: 7853

At present the plan is that Damian Ranasinghe & Mike Baldwin will be coming up with me.

This does depend on my sorting out a locum or swap for my Friday evening surgery, so is not yet 100% definite. I don't fancy starting out for Leeds from Usk at 7.30pm!
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Rome Slaughters Sassanid Raiders - an example AoW Game
Replies: 19
Views: 8675

Very nice battle report, thank you Neil. Just one point I would make concerning the scale of AoW battles. The approximate troop representational scale in AoW (back-calculated from the shooting ranges as per the famous "Slingshot" article) is 250 men per base. Thus each "cohort" of auxiliaries in the...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Sassanids vs Romans - Short report & Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 996

neilhammond wrote:A full battle report has now been posted on the open forum, complete with all colour, no expense spared digitial photos.

Neil
A very nice report Neil. Like the way you avoided AoW jargon as much as possible. Thanks very much.
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New Beta Version this week - changes from 4.06 listed here
Replies: 9
Views: 999

For those testers who don't have 4.06, here is a reprint of the list of changes from the previous version to V4.06: Main changes since previous Beta The layout of the whole rules has been reorganized. Main rules changes in the forthcoming beta as below: 1) Turning 180 degrees and advancing with skir...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New Beta Version this week - changes from 4.06 listed here
Replies: 9
Views: 999

New Beta Version this week - changes from 4.06 listed here

Changes since V 4.06 JD will be sending out the new beta version this week. I am sorry we have not highlighted all the changes in the rules, but if we did, most of the text would be highlighted! Therefore please read the following list of major changes, and then the new rules version. Detailed word...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Visigoths in Usk - day 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2984

I worry in particular about people concentrating archery. This was sometimes possible, both in reality and in DBM, eg when archers got around a flank. But it woudl be worrying if AoW allowed BG's to shoot at other than what is most directly to their front? It doesn't. Hammy is just good at surround...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Sparabara
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Re: Sparabara

Greetings, and pleased to meet you all, fair people. I??m a spanish proto-DBM player, and I??m currently raising an E.A. Persian. I knew about AoW before starting with DBM, but knowing that it will use the same basing, I??m looking fordward this game is avaible! Anyway, I would like to know how the...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AOW and 7th
Replies: 31
Views: 3540

clivevaughan wrote:I'm happy for it go onto an open forum but don't know how to!
Please post it in the forum section called

The Art of War : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD

which is the open forum.
by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New version of the rules?
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: New version of the rules?

sfinn wrote:No pressure - but do you have any idea when we might see v5?
Next week
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Sassanids vs Romans - Short report & Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Sassanids vs Romans - Short report & Questions

-On the other flank a block of 4 elephants ground through my light artillery and auxiliary bowmen after a few bounds. This is probably okay, but it's hard to see how elephants can be countered. We decided in our discussion at Usk to restrict elephants to BGs of 2. This allows their brittleness to c...

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