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by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: General Movement
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: General Movement

paulcummins wrote:or is it their move distance that is as light horse, and they move like a DBM single element?
More clarification required :cry:

They move at the speed of Light Horse. (And would be similarly slowed by terrain)
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: points cost for heavy weapons
Replies: 4
Views: 782

paulcummins wrote:Thats what I thought, but I wasnt sure - couldnt find anything definite in the rules - but again could just me being dense.
It would be useful for us to clarify this.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

the definitive contemporary statement that Indian jumbos were better than African ones Only against each other IIRC. Indeed - so it'd just need a PoA for Indian ones againts African ones. Of course this is what you did have until you decided it wasn't needed :o Indeed. But we are trying to keep the...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

Given the level of command being represented, and the highly commendable goal of keeping the rules relatively clean and simple, it seems to me that this (African vs. Indian vs. war vs. riding elephants) is precisely the sort of detail best handled in the army lists, rather than in the rules themsel...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

nikgaukroger wrote:the definitive contemporary statement that Indian jumbos were better than African ones
Only against each other IIRC.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: points cost for heavy weapons
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: points cost for heavy weapons

paulcummins wrote:Is it 2pts for each instance of heavy weapons - so 2pts for Impact and 2pts for melee?
No just 2 points total.
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

I was rather hoping that these might be a rule set based on a wider perception of warfare, at least including Chinese, Indian and Central Asian warfare as well. I think you'll find they are based on more than just the classical model. I hope so Nik.. but when you have 'African' and 'Indian' elephan...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

Hi Richard, I'm just not entirely convinced that there was much difference. If there was then Social factors are probably more important. After all, troops that don't rout in sympathy are the ones picked out by ancient authors as unusually steady or well led. The couple of (Hellenistic - <grin>) ac...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Knights, cavalry and light horse
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

I think they will be very useful for this army as cavalry. And when I need a BG for a little shooting and evading I will take some hungarian light horse with me. They are a lot cheaper That was my thought. While Superior Szeklers might make Rolls-Royce skirmishers they are a bit too expensive to be...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

So routing elephants are worse than routing cavalry or chariots ? Which would you find scarier, being routed through by elephants or by cavalry? If you think they should only be equally scary, can you tell us your reasons why, as the double drop for being burst through by elephants or scythed chari...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Knights, cavalry and light horse
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

I think they will be very useful for this army as cavalry. And when I need a BG for a little shooting and evading I will take some hungarian light horse with me. They are a lot cheaper That was my thought. While Superior Szeklers might make Rolls-Royce skirmishers they are a bit too expensive to be...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

You get accounts of routed elephants fleeing backwards and destroying formations behind them. Then again you get reports of routing infantry and cavalry doing the same thing. This is what happens in AoW. Friends burst though by routing friends drop 1 cohesion level. In the next iteration, friends b...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Knights, cavalry and light horse
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

My suggestion on this would be a POA of minus 1 for shooting against light troops. This is already factored into the POAs. If the (Unprotected) light horse were Unprotected cavalry in 2 ranks the enemy would have ++ against them. Because they are light horse (skirmishers), this POA is reduced to 0 ...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:41 am
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: 8696

Efective range for javelins: 2 MU (50 meters?) scale 1mm=1 meter Allowing 1 meter frontage per legionary, 40mm elements give deployment space for 120 legionaries in three ranks, so a BG of 4 bases should be a full cohort of 480 or even a mora of 600 hoplites. The ground scale is based on bow range ...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:13 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: 8696

Thus each "cohort" of auxiliaries in the above game in fact (at the normal AoW representational scale) would represent 4 full strength cohorts of auxiliaries acting together as a tactical unit. ("Battle group" in AoW terminology - no appropriate contemporary term being available). Vexillation? This...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Late Republican Romans and Gauls
Replies: 17
Views: 5644

Just to follow up on one of my earlier questions: in the Gallic army list for AoW, are 'warbands' based with three or four figures per stand? Hopefully one or the other, and not 'it depends' as in some rule sets! :wink: At the moment it is 4 if they are Heavy Foot, and a (free) choice of 3 or 4 if ...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New Player First impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: New Player First impressions

paulcummins wrote:P44 1 dice per 2 bases if 2nd shooting rank or outside effective range.
So a 2 by 4 block of bow at long range. Is that 4 dice (2 for 4 front rank, 2 for 4 rear rank) or 3 dice (2 for 4 front rand, 1 fro 4 rear rank)
4 at long range, (6 at close range.)
by rbodleyscott
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: army design
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: army design

I am finding it quite hard to get an 800 pt army - the requirement of even bases in a bg mean that small points changes require big army changes. Not really feedback - but.. how big are peoples armies? I am getting too tempted by all the nice elite and superior troops and ending up with 7 BG How ma...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ships in AoW
Replies: 13
Views: 4118

possum wrote:uhh, Chinese Thunder Bomb Oxen? WTF?
And you thought the Ancient/Medieval period was all boring humdrum elephants, scythed chariots and cataphracts...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 53
Views: 13293

Re: Elephants

tadamson wrote:How are you integrating elephants?

Will you represent the four types used in Indian warfare? (war, riding, trained and wild)

Tom..
This would be beyond the level of complexity we are aiming at with AoW.

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