Well up to my expectations

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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Well up to my expectations

Post by Hoplite1963 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Downloaded the game and had a look around and its well up to my expectations. While we could always do with more troop models Late Spartan Pikemen, Iberian Caetratus, Celtiverian Scutarius and Tarantine light cavalry etc, from looking at the dds files I don’t think that those that have worked on mods for the T...W... games would have any trouble adding extra troop types. Perhaps for the benefit of those of us who have not had this experience we could have some documentation at some point on how to make new models and units skins etc

Have the feeling that this is the start of something really big for turn based PC gaming both because of what the series will make possible and also because it could attract the sort of larger moding community previously working mostly on RTS strategy type games.

Thanks very much
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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Gomoto » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:34 pm

I love what I see.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by devoncop » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:36 pm

Likewise
Fighting the 2nd tutorial and even now presenting a reasonable challenge.

Lovely presentation too.

Definite winner.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:50 pm

Glad you are enjoying it. Make sure to tell your friends :)

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Hoplite1963 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 pm

Already bought a copy for 1 as a late 60th Birthday present :-)

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Many thanks!

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:04 pm

Hoplite1963 wrote:Already bought a copy for 1 as a late 60th Birthday present :-)
You young whippersnappers.
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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by rexhurley » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:34 pm

Beyond mine thank you RBS and all those behind the scenes who have made this possible.

Now hmm tutorial first or straight into multiplayer v god himself and learn by being thrashed by RBS oh the choices.... :shock: :lol:

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by grumblefish » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Hoplite1963 wrote:While we could always do with more troop models Late Spartan Pikemen...
I asked about this and was shot down, apparently the devs don't believe in Cleomenes' reforms. :evil:

Still going to buy this amazing game

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:54 pm

grumblefish wrote:
Hoplite1963 wrote:While we could always do with more troop models Late Spartan Pikemen...
I asked about this and was shot down, apparently the devs don't believe in Cleomenes' reforms. :evil:
Of course we believe in them. They are in the Greek army list of that period. We just don't believe that Spartan pikemen were better than Macedonian pikemen, nor that Spartans of that late date were sufficiently better than other Greeks to warrant a separate list. (Spartans were not the only Greeks to adopt the pike phalanx, though they were the first. The Achaian league reorganised their citizen infantry as pikemen in 208 BC).
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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Latro » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:57 pm

A fine game, gentlemen!

Congratulations.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by nikdav » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Impressive video and screenshots :o
A must have game !

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Gomoto » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 pm

(If we would get a steam key for this game, i would love to add a review to steam.)

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Patrick Ward » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:32 pm

Gomoto wrote:(If we would get a steam key for this game, i would love to add a review to steam.)

Your serial number doubles up as your Steam key.
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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by grumblefish » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:16 am

rbodleyscott wrote:
grumblefish wrote:
Hoplite1963 wrote:While we could always do with more troop models Late Spartan Pikemen...
I asked about this and was shot down, apparently the devs don't believe in Cleomenes' reforms. :evil:
Of course we believe in them. They are in the Greek army list of that period. We just don't believe that Spartan pikemen were better than Macedonian pikemen, nor that Spartans of that late date were sufficiently better than other Greeks to warrant a separate list. (Spartans were not the only Greeks to adopt the pike phalanx, though they were the first. The Achaian league reorganised their citizen infantry as pikemen in 208 BC).
Not sufficiently better than other Greeks? Cleomenes III dominated everyone in the Peloponnesos, he passed military reforms and was the first in the area to adopt the pike, he was the bees knees.

I understand that you are anti-Spartan, but Cleomenes III definitely deserves his own army list. I would also appreciate it if you could rename the game "Glory of Sparta" and make all Spartan units invincible. Thank you for your time.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by grumblefish » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:32 am

Also, for anyone wondering, FOG II is an awesome game. I played a couple of battles and am having a blast.

I only have the following few wishes:

Allow the player to zoom in closer
Give a gamma option
Make the combat log more like the original

anyway, please excuse me while I go back and play some more. Two thumbs up.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Alan Sharif » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:17 am

Christmas has come early this year. This game is simply FANTASTIC, I LOVE it. More DLC's welcome anytime ( hint). :)

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by Doyley50 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:47 am

I have never really been into ancients but having thoroughly enjoyed Pike and Shot I thought I would give FOG2 a go. I have completed the first two scenarious and am totally hooked. What a wonderful game! Many thanks to all involved.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by 76mm » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:41 am

Woohoo, was finally able to purchase, download and install the game. Played two tutorials, so far everything looks great. Looking forward to multi-player and hopefully some kind of campaigns.

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Re: Well up to my expectations

Post by hjc » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:07 am

Yes, well done on FoG II. I've not played Ancients since the 80s but have had my eye on FoG for some time. So far this seems one of the most competent table-top computer wargames I've seen. The AI is respectable too which is a bonus since I don't always have time to play against others. I can see this having a long life, hopefully plenty of DLC to come.

Everyone involved in making this game should take a bow.



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