Scale of the square

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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Scale of the square

Post by Jackblock » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:16 am

Does any one know how many meters a square in this game have ?

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Re: Scale of the square

Post by Mord » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:12 am

I estimated it about 180X180 feet but I think it may be closer to 200.

I did a list based on 180 a month or so ago. I actually went outside and paced it off to get an idea of just how big the area would be. I wanted to be able to visualize it better.

FoG II Terrain Scale

1 tile = 180 feet
29.32 tiles = 1 mile
18.23 tiles = 1 kilometer
60 tiles = 10,800 feet (2.04 miles)
(3.29 kilometers)

1 Mile = 5278 Feet
1 Kilometer = 3280.84 Feet


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Re: Scale of the square

Post by Jackblock » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Thank you very much !

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Re: Scale of the square

Post by Mord » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:37 am

You're welcome.

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Re: Scale of the square

Post by pinwolf » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:58 pm

Mord wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:12 am
I estimated it about 180X180 feet but I think it may be closer to 200.
How did you estimate it?

I thought it is:
1 square = 200x200 paces.
1 pace ~ 0.75m (~ 2,5 feet)

This is what made me think this way:
rbodleyscott wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:49 am
pinwolf wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:31 am
rbodleyscott wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:57 am
[...]Half a square - 100 paces[...]
What is 1 pace in this game in meter? 0,75m ?
It has deliberately been left vague. Especially as we don't know the exact modern equivalent of ancient measurements, so we cannot be sure exactly how much frontage each man occupied in the standard ancient formations.

It isn't really possible to have a truly constant scale for width and depth when shallow rectangular units fight on squares (or hexes), and use larger-than-scale figures.

The same issue affects tabletop miniatures games, even though those are not fought on a grid, because the over-scale figures always make unit depth much greater than it should be.

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Re: Scale of the square

Post by rbodleyscott » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:02 pm

That was probably a typo.

One square is 60 x 60 paces.
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Re: Scale of the square

Post by Mord » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:07 am

pinwolf wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:58 pm


How did you estimate it?

I thought it is:
1 square = 200x200 paces.
1 pace ~ 0.75m (~ 2,5 feet
I used to be a chainman on a survey crew. We'd estimate distances when pulling a steel measuring tape (so we wouldn't keep stopping and looking). We'd use an estimate of one stride being 3 feet. So 16 strides would equal about 50 feet. So, if the gun-guy told me I needed to go 100 feet, I'd walk out 32 paces and then look down at my tape, see how close I was then suck up the tape, or roll out a bit more, whatever I was missing, + or -. It wasn't exact but it would get us close. I used that formula on what I'd found in the manual about a square being 60x60 paces. So 60 paces x 3 feet (per pace) = 180 feet.

LOL. I then went outside and paced it off in the yard, to get an idea of just how big it was and what a 960 man pike phalanx might look like standing within it. It was actually kind of fun and immersive, standing there in that huge area, imagining all those soldiers lined up shoulder to shoulder. What I'd really like to do, is take four stakes out in a huge, flat field and set it up perfectly.

Having that estimation in mind really helps when playing the game. It gives me a much better idea of just how far the distance might be from one unit, and say another, that is ten squares away. It's more immersive and engaging.

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