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by rbodleyscott
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Version 4.04 rules - comments part 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

I have just noticed that quality re-rolls do not apply for the CMT to prevent shock troops charging. I can see a logic to this for undrilled troops but surely military order drilled knights would be less likely to charge than mercenary knights? They are less likely - becuase they are a higher Quali...
by rbodleyscott
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Beta-Test Tournament - Usk - January 27th/28th 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 628

petedalby wrote:Will you be using 1 inch per MU or 25mm per MU?
Yes :wink:

(If it matters, probably 1 inch as that is what most entrants will be used to).
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Beta-Test Tournament - Usk - January 27th/28th 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Beta-Test Tournament - Usk - January 27th/28th 2007

In case any of the new beta-testers are unaware, here is a copy of the notice previously sent out by e-mail. There are still places and all beta-testers are welcome. If your proposed partner is not currently a beta-tester JD will be happy to sign them up (NDA) so that they can participate. If you la...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Forthcoming changes before Usk tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

25) BG Destroyed in combat - Test as if it was broken. Does shooting count as combat? Cannot think of any reason why a destroyed unit is not very bad news whenever it happens. Don M Yes Don. The actual wording in the forthcoming version is: "If an as yet unbroken friendly battle group is destroyed ...
by rbodleyscott
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Flank Attacks
Replies: 24
Views: 2864

Getting a BG charged front and flank is fatal unless the flank attack is with skirmishers and I have no problem with that it just seems that BG's get their act together rather quickly when hit in the flank alone. If they didn't, it would be 2 dice vs 4 which is pretty much guaranteed defeat. (Espec...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Flank Attacks
Replies: 24
Views: 2864

Consider a BG of 4 cavalry in 2 ranks charging a BG of 4 in a single rank in the flank. Assuming that the charged BG survives the impact then it will be fighting with as many bases as the chargers after turning and expanding. But less dice. 3 vs 4 at best. And surviving the impact without a further...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Light Spear
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

daveallen wrote: Also, while I'm about it, a while back Don McHugh mentioned something about being able to exceed the points limit for a game. Can't find the reference now but is this right?
No. That was 7th edition :wink:
by rbodleyscott
Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Forthcoming changes before Usk tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

Main changes since last 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 skirmishers is a SIMPLE move. 2) LF not disordered in Difficult terrain ??“ but I have left in the reduced move distance. 3...
by rbodleyscott
Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Rule Changes Since Last Version
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Main changes since last 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 skirmishers is a SIMPLE move. 2) LF not disordered in Difficult terrain ??“ but I have left in the reduced move distance. 3...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: And a few more queries....
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

P21 - I think the POAs haven't been revised to take account of the Lt Spear? 2 line entires in my table? What do you think is missing? I think Pete was referring to the combat example diagram on that page. Yes? Don't worry Pete, all the diagrams are being completely redone from scratch. P40 - Broke...
by rbodleyscott
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Light Foot
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Light Foot

I'm not as widely read as many testers but did skirmishers ever significantly affect the outcome of a battle? Pete Very very few - for foot skirmishers as opposed to mounted ones who were often decisive :) As one example of foot skirmishers having a decisive effect in a historical battle, Magnesia ...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: 25mm/28mm playability
Replies: 14
Views: 9215

Re: Base sizes

Hmm, I cannot complain here about fitting figures on the bases. Playing DBM/DBR/DBA in both 25/28 and 15mm with our group in RI , USA we have close to 60 different armies amongst us- only problems arize with double based Kn - that might be a bit hard to fit in. I have Teutonic Knights made out of B...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Misceallenous after game questions
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: Misceallenous after game questions

Can an isolated general do a second move in the movement phase? At present yes. We have not yet decided whether the "complication" of not allowing it is worthwhile. Note that it is already quicker and can move in the interbound, so the extra movement is not necessary. But must he be attached to a B...
by rbodleyscott
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Forthcoming changes before Usk tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

donm wrote:In the games I have played, it does look strange that they are in one rank and all other mounted in two. I do not think they currently cost enough given their ability to fight in one rank.
Even with the new points chart Don? Knights too?
by rbodleyscott
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Forthcoming changes before Usk tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 1673

Re: Forthcoming changes before Usk tournament

2) Cataphracts fight with 1 dice in melee. (Thus need to be 2 deep). Does this mean that Cataphracts as a separate troop type can disappear? They are now Heavily Armoured Cavalry and the slower movement rate is probably spurious IMO ... We considered this, but felt we wanted to keep them separate 1...
by rbodleyscott
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Bear in mind that the elephants have a longer move than the legionaries, so mostly should be able to charge the legionaries before they can be charged by them.
by rbodleyscott
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: USK
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

list_lurker wrote:Do we all get a prescription drug of choice? :twisted:

Simon
Yes. Of my choice. Muahahahahahaha :twisted:
by rbodleyscott
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: USK
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: USK

list_lurker wrote:Is USK intended to stress test the rules, or just an informal meet/greet session for the beta testers?

just trying to put the right head on 8)

Simon
Stress Test
by rbodleyscott
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Don & Steve game three
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Re: Don & Steve game three

One thing I noticed with the change in points, was that the Sassanid and Alexandrians we have been using only went a few points over, were as the Selucid I used went 30+ points over. Most of that extra should disappear with the proposed cataphract rules and points revision - see Forthcoming changes...
by rbodleyscott
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Killer & Filler
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

list_lurker wrote:Armati had the idea of 'core units' ,on a list by list basis, by which loss of those accounted toward defeat. Maybe you could do somethins like that? Not elegant though
And more scope for editorial errors.

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