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by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Shooting ranges
Replies: 27
Views: 8102

whitehorses wrote: Cool - can some Artillery still fire over friendly troops, or do they have to be on a hill to do so now?
They have to be on a hill.

We are trying to avoid representing Roman carro-ballistae as some sort of super-weapon.
by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Shooting ranges
Replies: 27
Views: 8102

Is there any noteworthy difference in shooting between Trebuchets, Roman CaroBallistae & Bombards, or do they just all come under Heavy Artillery? Roman carro-ballistae would count as Light artillery. (Though they can also have Heavy Artillery bolt shooters and stone throwers). The others are simpl...
by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Errata for Leeds
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Errata for Leeds

Rules Erratum - Clarification It has been pointed out that my editing has been less than perfect in version 5.01 :oops: Having corrected the error on the playsheet - I think JD is sending it out as V 5.01a - it now turns out that I also forgot to delete a contradictory paragraph in the main rules. ...
by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New Beta Version this week - changes from 4.06 listed here
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

madaxeman wrote:looks like a few things to give generals more of a function ?
Indeed
by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Infantry classes
Replies: 28
Views: 9804

bryan wrote:Is their any interpenetration in AoW? Can skirmishers interpenetrate their friends?
Yes. Light Foot can interpentrate anything. Mounted can interpentrate LF (but not when charging). Foot can replace light artillery in the front line. Other types only as specified in army lists..
by rbodleyscott
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: AoW @ Leeds
Replies: 103
Views: 7924

Rules Erratum - Clarification It has been pointed out that my editing has been less than perfect in version 5.01 :oops: Having corrected the error on the playsheet - I think JD is sending it out as V 5.01a - it now turns out that I also forgot to delete a contradictory paragraph in the main rules. ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Infantry classes
Replies: 28
Views: 9804

Re: Infantry classes

And so, we??ll be able to read under some troops in army lists "Rhodian slingers can skirmish"e.g., isn??t it? No, there is no need to specify it in army lists. The rules are simple: Light Foot and Light Horse can always skirmish (i.e. evade). Light Chariots and non-shock Cavalry can skirmish (i.e....
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New Beta Version this week - changes from 4.06 listed here
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: New Beta Version this week - changes from 4.06 listed he

Changes since V 4.06 5) Generals ??“ no longer have to be fighting in the front rank to bolster or affect CT of BG in close combat. If fighting in the front rank in close combat cannot affect CT or CMT of other friendly BGs. This is contradicted on page 52, para 3 of the rules, and, as previously n...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Infantry classes
Replies: 28
Views: 9804

Re: Infantry classes

That is, what kind of things can skirmishers do unlike non-skirmishers in AoW? Essentially, apart from shooting - which appropriately equipped non-skirmishers can also do - they can evade out of the way of enemy charges. Of course, the evade and charge moves have a random modifier so, depending on ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Shooting ranges
Replies: 27
Views: 8102

6 and 12 MU for the big stuff Si 6 for the small stuff. (Effective only. No long range) Sounds good. Would Roman Late Republican/Principate legionary light ballistas count as small or big stuff? Many thanks, Scott K. As the lists presently stand, the Principate ballistae can be Light or Heavy, the ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Last v4 game: Abbasids vs Nikephorian Byzantine
Replies: 7
Views: 12406

Re: Last v4 game: Abbasids vs Nikephorian Byzantine

Interesting report, thanks Jos?©.
jre wrote:while I tested the "Rolls Royce" model Nikephorian Byzantine that I really wanted to prove a valid army choice.
It seems they passed the test. :)
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knight-y Knight.....
Replies: 36
Views: 12466

Medieval knights get to fight effectively in 1 rank because they often formed up in a shallow "en haie" formation. Alexander's Companions did not do this, nor did other Ancient cavalry. (We know this from surviving Ancient manuals). Ahh, fair enough. Given that, how will chariots be modelled? Will ...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knight-y Knight.....
Replies: 36
Views: 12466

They have their own type - Cataphracts. (The Knights class in AoW is restricted to genuine Medieval Knights and men-at-arms). Why is the Knight classification so restricted? Alexander's Companions had that two-handed lance as their primary weapon, and thus had to aggressively charge to contact, sam...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ships in AoW
Replies: 13
Views: 4120

So will we end up with special rules for special things, e.g. Valentine only gets to use scythed chariots on an odd numbered day but gets a positive POA on Thursdays and a negative POA on Tuesday, ala WAB. Something I will be very wary of. phil Absolutely not. We are certainly not going to have spe...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knight-y Knight.....
Replies: 36
Views: 12466

Back to the subject of knights. How are cataphracts (Kn(x) in DBM terms) modelled in AoW? Marc They have their own type - Cataphracts. (The Knights class in AoW is restricted to genuine Medieval Knights and men-at-arms). They are Cataphracts, heavily armoured, lancers, swordsmen. (The swordsmen cat...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Shooting ranges
Replies: 27
Views: 8102

shall wrote:6 and 12 MU for the big stuff

Si
6 for the small stuff. (Effective only. No long range)
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knight-y Knight.....
Replies: 36
Views: 12466

Also goes some way to answering one of my other Q's Fortified camps exist, but do not count as Field Fortifications so do not give the enemy licence to dismount. They are paid for in points, assumed to have a garrison, and resist capture - a dice throw of 5 or 6 is required to capture a fortified c...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ships in AoW
Replies: 13
Views: 4120

Also haven't seen other stuff like fortified camps, plashed woods, stakes, chains, War Wagons, Scythed Chariots, caltrops, Chinese Thunder Bomb Oxen, rampaging elephants and Hostage Screens. Will we get these as well? phil Some of these are in the battle rules. Some will be in the future campaign s...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Ships in AoW
Replies: 13
Views: 4120

Re: Ships in AoW

Hi. One of the things that I like of DBM was how easily the game allowed sea warfare on the games. Reading Herodotus and Tucidides, you can see how important coastal battles were, involving land and see troops. I have not seen a topic concerning this. Are ships included in AoW? Not in the battle ru...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Knight-y Knight.....
Replies: 36
Views: 12466

philqw78 wrote:Which mounted troops will be allowed to dismount?
1) Ones that did so historically (As specified in the army lists)
2) Any if the enemy deploys field fortifications or war wagons

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