Heavy Weapon Performance under V2

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Heavy Weapon Performance under V2

Post by Eques » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:15 am

Sooooooo

How is Heavy Weapon playing out under the revised rules?

I seem to remember people predicting Dacians and Thracians in particular becoming super-Armies in period.

Any comments?

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Re: Heavy Weapon Performance under V2

Post by batesmotel » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:13 pm

The combination of MF Heavy Weapon with rear rank bow or crossbow may be the real winner under the V2 changes. Various Empires of the Dragon armies are a lot more viable now.

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Re: Heavy Weapon Performance under V2

Post by gozerius » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:40 pm

Thracians have always been a super army. But MF are much more vulnerable to HF and mounted in the open at impact, since losing an impact always gets you a -1 now plus another for MF losing to mounted/HF. And skirmishers with bow or sling suffer from reduced ranges.
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Re: Heavy Weapon Performance under V2

Post by philqw78 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:38 am

Eques wrote:Sooooooo

How is Heavy Weapon playing out under the revised rules?

I seem to remember people predicting Dacians and Thracians in particular becoming super-Armies in period.

Any comments?
They have become a lot more cost effective against Roman skilled swordsmen
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Re: Heavy Weapon Performance under V2

Post by eldiablito » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Thank goodness that heavy weapons were not broken. Yes, they perform better, but not so much so that they are destroying everyone in front of them.

I happen to play quite a bit of Hundred Year War, and Later Medieval Danes... For both versions. I can tell you that they are a bit more scary to Romans, but not enough for my troops to defeat better players. ...and thank goodness that I should not beat better players because I took lots of heavy weapons!

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