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Best Army by Book

Post by philqw78 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:34 am

I got my copy of Eternal Empires today. Scanned through it and now, having figured out the best part of the rules, can only think about Catalan or Later Polish. But what is the best army in each book. Some are obvious dogs. Some will not work in an open competition. But by book is a different matter.

For me

Eternal Empire
Catalan
Swords and scimitars
Post latin Conquest Byzantine
Legions Triumphant
Picts
Immortal Fire
Bactrian Greek
Storm of Arrows
I really don't know
Rise of Rome
Later Seleucid

but then these are all for 800pts. And they are all for my style of play.

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Post by vercingetorix » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:32 am

What do you see in the picts?

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Post by Claudius » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:21 am

For Storm of Arrows....
#1 Medieval French - 800 points of hoofed fury. or you can add in some Later Medieval Scots [Continental] allies for a bit more HF or MF/Longbow power as needed.
#2 100-Year English [Continental]

For Swords and Scimitars....
Later Crusaders - teamed with some Syrian States, Fatimid or Bedouin allies to deal with those pesky LH/bow.

What are your favs?
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Post by hammy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:08 am

vercingetorix wrote:What do you see in the picts?
When I faced it the main feature was lots of big BGs. 12 BGs of 8 bases and some light horse. A BG of 8 averae offensive spear for 48 points can't really be sniffed at, not when you have 8 to 10 of them.

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Post by philqw78 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:28 pm

[q]What do you see in the Picts[/q]

If they do not disrupt at impact they fight at no worse than even against everything else in the book. (Except the Kushan Pike)

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Re: Best Army by Book

Post by daleivan » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:18 pm

philqw78 wrote:I got my copy of Eternal Empires today. Scanned through it and now, having figured out the best part of the rules, can only think about Catalan or Later Polish. But what is the best army in each book. Some are obvious dogs. Some will not work in an open competition. But by book is a different matter.

For me

Eternal Empire
Catalan
Swords and scimitars
Post latin Conquest Byzantine
Legions Triumphant
Picts
Immortal Fire
Bactrian Greek
Storm of Arrows
I really don't know
Rise of Rome
Later Seleucid

but then these are all for 800pts. And they are all for my style of play.
For me its the following in the books I own
Rise of Rome
Late Republican Roman
Like the armored, superior impact foot supported by a decent menu of MF auxilia, some decent cav and LH, and a fair choice of allies, and I like the way this army plays
Immortal Fire
Indo-Greek
May seem an odd choice to some, but I've really come to like the combination of classic Indian with some drilled Greek elements. This is an aggressive army that can do well in terrain.
Legions Triumphant
Dominate Roman.
A classic.
Storm of Arrows
Italian Condotta
I like the large numbers of drilled Knights with plenty of LF missile support and a possible decent corp of HF pike and billmen.

My copy of Eternal Empire is shortly en route. Don't have any crusader era armies at this point so I don't own S&S.

Cheers,

Dale

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Post by Probert » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:08 pm

For me:

Rise of Rome: Later Carthage
Storm of Arrows: Later Medieval Swedish
Immortal Fire: Later Achamenid Persian

And I have not started any other armies yet.
Later Carthaginians (853 pts)
Medieval Swedish (591 pts)
Later Achm'd Persian (424 pts)

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Post by Hepius » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:38 am

One of the things I like most about FoG is that there are so many viable armies. In DBM (a game I did very well in) it was very easy to dismiss army after army for tournament play. I think choosing "the best" armies in FoG is a much bigger challenge.

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Post by recharge » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:38 pm

Does anyone know what book Fanatic Berber will be in? Patiently waiting to rebase the hordes 8)

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Post by robertthebruce » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:46 pm

Does anyone know what book Fanatic Berber will be in? Patiently waiting to rebase the hordes

John

In the Feudal Book (Oath of Fealty).

Rebase hordes? in the berber army?


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Post by recharge » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:00 am

<hordes>

As in masses of figs, not unit type :roll:

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Post by robertthebruce » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:06 am

Ok, :lol: .


You don´t need to rebase your army. Believe me.


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Post by recharge » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:01 pm

:oops: Well they could use improving :roll:

When is "Oath" due out? I don't see it on the list.

Thanks,
John

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Post by robertthebruce » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:08 pm

I don´t know when will be released, this a question for JD and Osprey.



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Post by DVeight » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:08 pm

Sword and Scimmitars

Middle Serbain List (Have lost only two out of countless games)

Eternal Empire

Late Medieval Serbs (yet to be tested, but I love those Light horse Lancers)

Edit:

Rise and Fall

Now that I have my hands on this book (Which I seriously think is the best fo them all) my best army list will have to be Early Slavs. Easy list but with all the right type of troops to handle any situation.

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Post by azrael86 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:35 pm

Surely the best army in Storm of Arrows should be Later Swiss ?

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Post by Trench_Raider » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:18 am

On a related note....
Years ago there was a series of articles in the US based wargame magazine "Courier" in which the various armies for WRG 6th/7th edition was reviewed and pros and cons of each (in the opinion of that particular author of course!) were given.
It may be a bit cheeky of me, but I have given thought to producing something similar for FoG. It might make for a good web site or blog.

Thoughts?

TR

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Post by babyshark » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:34 am

Trench_Raider wrote:On a related note....
Years ago there was a series of articles in the US based wargame magazine "Courier" in which the various armies for WRG 6th/7th edition was reviewed and pros and cons of each (in the opinion of that particular author of course!) were given.
It may be a bit cheeky of me, but I have given thought to producing something similar for FoG. It might make for a good web site or blog.

Thoughts?

TR
Go for it. Opinions are the fodder of lists such as this. You'll have us flapping our gums for months.

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Post by azrael86 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:55 am

Revived to ask:

Now that we have Wolves/Blood/Beagles/decline/Oath/Empires what are people's thoughts?


Wolves - Norse Irish or Viking
B&G likely that aztec will be popular, maybe mayan or chanca. Inca in mountains?
STB - alexandrian macedonian
D&F - Dailami or Nikephorian
OOF - later sicilian i suspect
Empires - Tibetan

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Post by rbodleyscott » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:23 pm

azrael86 wrote:Revived to ask:

Now that we have Wolves/Blood/Beagles/decline/Oath/Empires what are people's thoughts?


Wolves - Norse Irish or Viking
B&G likely that aztec will be popular, maybe mayan or chanca. Inca in mountains?
STB - alexandrian macedonian
D&F - Dailami or Nikephorian
OOF - later sicilian i suspect
Empires - Tibetan
Within theme or in open tournament?

If within theme, then the extra points you spend on Tibetan cataphracts will not be well spent, because there are so many HW and crossbows in the theme

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