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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by dkalenda » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:11 pm

Division A

dkalenda - Lysimachid beats pantherboy - Indian 61%-33%

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Re: Classical Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by dkalenda » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Division A

dkalenda - Lysimachid beats XLegione - Seleucid 46%-20%

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Re: Late Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by SawyerK » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 pm

In Division D SawyerK (Ptolemaic 55-30 BC) has issued a challenge to EOBrian2 (Kushan 130 BC to 478AD). PW sent by PM.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here

Post by Cunningcairn » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:13 am

Div A

Cunningcairn - Viking 900-1049 AD (Irish ally) beat GDod - Ghaznavid 962-1187 AD (Turkish 600 -1036 allies) by 29% to 9%

GDod did the honourable thing and surrendered saving his troops for the opening of his fast food restaurant chain. Thanks for a good game where the dice favoured me.

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Re: Late Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by Bluefin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:32 am

Division C

Bluefin (Franks) challenge Gdod (Galatians)

pw - gdod

pm sent

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by ruskicanuk » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 am

Division A

ruskicanuk - Romano-British 407-599 AD defeats youngr - Ptolemaic 55-30 BC, 67 - 44, this was one of the bloodiest battles yet, both armies reduced to a pulp, gg

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Re: Classical Antiquity: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by harveylh » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:29 am

Division A

harveylh - Ptolemaic 166-56 BC challenges Triarii - Carthaginian, Hannibal in Africa 202 BC, password “classic", PM sent.

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here

Post by IMC » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:28 am

Hi folks

Early Middle Ages Division B

(8) IMC - Viking (Ireland) 900-1049 AD (no allies) beat (5) SpeedyCM - Rus 960-1053 AD (Polish 966-1057 AD allies)

60% 57%

Very close and gripping encounter!

Thanks for the game

Ian

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Re: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by NikiforosFokas » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 am

Div A
Games for CheAnn and Nosy_Rat are up. Pm sent.
For Byzantium!!

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Re: Poll on player army choices restriction

Post by paulmcneil » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:55 am

Personally I like the paired challenges we get in the slitherine tournament, perhaps you can pick any army but have to play a paired match with your opponent's army?
Paul McNeil

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by lydianed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:34 pm

Division D

lydianed (Gepid) drew with MikeMarchant (Roman) 37:59.

This was nearly a win for Mike who has promised to write a battle report. If the game lasted another turn he'd have had a victory. One of the most enjoyable battles ever.

That's it for me in this division this season. Thanks to my opponents and hats off again to the unstoppable Gen. Shapur.

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:01 pm

Once again the battle is shaped and dominated by the terrain and it’s all on the Roman left flank. First a forest and then well ahead of the Roman deployment a stream, over which lies a range of hills stretching up to the Gepid rear. Hills which are entirely covered with rough terrain.

None of this is suitable for legionaries and none of this is suitable for Gepids. The clear open terrain dominating the rest of the battlefield is too large and too open for Roman legionary cohorts to operate against a fast and fluid heavy cavalry army like the Gepids.

Instead of deploying in line, as would be normal, the Romans deployed in two columns. The left hand column containing the auxiliaries and the tiny Roman cavalry contingent marched around the forest over some rocky hills and up towards the deep stream and the rocky hills beyond. The right hand column, consisting of various flavours of legionary, marched through open ground skirting the right hand side of the forest also heading for the stream.

The Gepid force advanced at pace towards the Romans, led by a cloud of lights. The lights harried the legionary advance without retaliation and the lancers crossed the deep stream to engage, but the Gepid heavy infantry remained on the Gepid side of the stream.

The head of the legionary column hit the stream just in time to perform a right turn on the spot, leaving them in two lines facing the threatening cavalry. Wary of charging the front of the legionaries, the Gepid lancers hold back and fan out, probing deep towards the Roman rear, while their lights continue their unopposed barrage of the legionaries.

Meanwhile, behind them, the auxiliaries have slogged over hills, across the stream and are head up into the second row of hills, to form another line facing the right side of the battlefield. The Gepid heavy infantry formed up to oppose the auxiliaries with a line of their own, on the flat at the foot of the hills. The two cavalry alae stand guard at the furthest extent of this line.

By now, the lights have started to disrupt some of the legionary cohorts and the lancers have started to charge in. The Romans stood braced, holding the line, and although there are casualties on the Roman side, they ride out the storm.

After a few turns of this the legionaries switched to the offensive and advanced towards the lancers. It’s slow and it’s bloody, but eventually the legionaries sweep the lancers away and swing their line up towards the stream. A careful and well timed strike by the auxiliaries at the near end of the hill coincided with the legionaries starting to get their feet wet, and a very long and very slow slogging match began with the Gepid heavy foot.

One of the cavalry alae broke for the open at the other end of the hills and swept down to the rear of the Gepids and some of the Gepid heavy infantry had to break line to try to block them. Once the Gepid line was weakened more auxiliaries attacked down the hill.

Apart from a few cohorts, holding back the few remaining lancers on the Roman side of the stream, the rest of the legionary cohorts had crossed the stream, reformed a coherent line and were marching on the German rear, with auxiliaries pouring down from the hills opposite them. The Gepids are now surrounded and about to be slaughtered, but then the light goes out and there’s no-one qualified to change the bulb.

I realise I have focussed more on the Roman doings than the brilliance of the Gepid manoeuvres, but that’s because I was hiding under the desk with my fingers in my ears when the Gepids were doing their brilliant manoeuvres, and so I noticed them far less.


This was perhaps the most enjoyable battle I have yet played in FoG (either 1 or 2). It was an incredibly careful battle of manoeuvre and timing and one where I always felt that disaster was just one small mistake away. I always knew what it was I wanted to do, but I did not know whether I would be able to achieve it. Nerve racking throughout and a battle where I took heavy losses at the beginning (was well behind) while patiently waiting for the right moment to strike. I got that wrong, I think. I should have let my legionaries loose a turn earlier and should have let my auxiliaries loose a turn (or maybe two) earlier – those differences in timing probably led to the battle timing-out, but I’ll never know for sure – they might instead have resulted in disaster.

All the way through this was a battle of very fine margins and all the way through it was unclear how it would end up. That’s the best sort of battle.

Thanks for a really great game, lydianed – thoroughly enjoyable.


Best Wishes

Mike

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Re: Poll on player army choices restriction

Post by stockwellpete » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm

paulmcneil wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:55 am
Personally I like the paired challenges we get in the slitherine tournament, perhaps you can pick any army but have to play a paired match with your opponent's army?
It is a good idea in theory, but in practice it would mean that divisions would have to consist of just 6 players. At the moment each player plays 9 matches in a division; in a division of six players playing paired games, the match count for each player would be 10.

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Re: Biblical: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Barrold713 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 pm

Division B

Barrold713 (Corinthians and their rich eponymous leather) defeats paulmcneil (Thracians) 61-31

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Re: Poll on player army choices restriction

Post by nyczar » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:02 am

I voted no because in one division I have enjoyed putting on kilts and becoming effective in the use of horse and chariot; it still remains fun for me to play them. In other divisions I experiment, but being a good but not godlike player, I find my experiments tend to end with my crushing given the level I play in. Both to play one list and try others are my choices, subject to the rank allocation rule we voted on earlier. I don't want to be forced to play new lists, because someone else wants me to be diversified. If I have formed an affinity for one particular list, let me become awesome with them so that my enemies tremble with the knowledge they will face blue paint and mobile spears. Had the digital league been established in the beginning, as Patherboy's was to push extraordinary diversified play, that would be one thing. In this case, with 5 seasons of freedom established, I dont want any yoke on my choice, even if it seems limited in scope.

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by Cunningcairn » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:42 am

MikeMarchant wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Once again the battle is shaped and dominated by the terrain and it’s all on the Roman left flank. First a forest and then well ahead of the Roman deployment a stream, over which lies a range of hills stretching up to the Gepid rear. Hills which are entirely covered with rough terrain.

None of this is suitable for legionaries and none of this is suitable for Gepids. The clear open terrain dominating the rest of the battlefield is too large and too open for Roman legionary cohorts to operate against a fast and fluid heavy cavalry army like the Gepids.

Instead of deploying in line, as would be normal, the Romans deployed in two columns. The left hand column containing the auxiliaries and the tiny Roman cavalry contingent marched around the forest over some rocky hills and up towards the deep stream and the rocky hills beyond. The right hand column, consisting of various flavours of legionary, marched through open ground skirting the right hand side of the forest also heading for the stream.

The Gepid force advanced at pace towards the Romans, led by a cloud of lights. The lights harried the legionary advance without retaliation and the lancers crossed the deep stream to engage, but the Gepid heavy infantry remained on the Gepid side of the stream.

The head of the legionary column hit the stream just in time to perform a right turn on the spot, leaving them in two lines facing the threatening cavalry. Wary of charging the front of the legionaries, the Gepid lancers hold back and fan out, probing deep towards the Roman rear, while their lights continue their unopposed barrage of the legionaries.

Meanwhile, behind them, the auxiliaries have slogged over hills, across the stream and are head up into the second row of hills, to form another line facing the right side of the battlefield. The Gepid heavy infantry formed up to oppose the auxiliaries with a line of their own, on the flat at the foot of the hills. The two cavalry alae stand guard at the furthest extent of this line.

By now, the lights have started to disrupt some of the legionary cohorts and the lancers have started to charge in. The Romans stood braced, holding the line, and although there are casualties on the Roman side, they ride out the storm.

After a few turns of this the legionaries switched to the offensive and advanced towards the lancers. It’s slow and it’s bloody, but eventually the legionaries sweep the lancers away and swing their line up towards the stream. A careful and well timed strike by the auxiliaries at the near end of the hill coincided with the legionaries starting to get their feet wet, and a very long and very slow slogging match began with the Gepid heavy foot.

One of the cavalry alae broke for the open at the other end of the hills and swept down to the rear of the Gepids and some of the Gepid heavy infantry had to break line to try to block them. Once the Gepid line was weakened more auxiliaries attacked down the hill.

Apart from a few cohorts, holding back the few remaining lancers on the Roman side of the stream, the rest of the legionary cohorts had crossed the stream, reformed a coherent line and were marching on the German rear, with auxiliaries pouring down from the hills opposite them. The Gepids are now surrounded and about to be slaughtered, but then the light goes out and there’s no-one qualified to change the bulb.

I realise I have focussed more on the Roman doings than the brilliance of the Gepid manoeuvres, but that’s because I was hiding under the desk with my fingers in my ears when the Gepids were doing their brilliant manoeuvres, and so I noticed them far less.


This was perhaps the most enjoyable battle I have yet played in FoG (either 1 or 2). It was an incredibly careful battle of manoeuvre and timing and one where I always felt that disaster was just one small mistake away. I always knew what it was I wanted to do, but I did not know whether I would be able to achieve it. Nerve racking throughout and a battle where I took heavy losses at the beginning (was well behind) while patiently waiting for the right moment to strike. I got that wrong, I think. I should have let my legionaries loose a turn earlier and should have let my auxiliaries loose a turn (or maybe two) earlier – those differences in timing probably led to the battle timing-out, but I’ll never know for sure – they might instead have resulted in disaster.

All the way through this was a battle of very fine margins and all the way through it was unclear how it would end up. That’s the best sort of battle.

Thanks for a really great game, lydianed – thoroughly enjoyable.


Best Wishes

Mike
Well written Mike! It's nice to see some names from the long forgotten FOG1 era battling it out once again.

PS You can come out from under that desk it's all over now :lol:

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Re: Early Middle Ages: arrange your matches here . . .

Post by KiFi » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:23 am

KiFi - French 888-1049 AD (no allies) challenges Ulysisgrunt - Khazar 738-969 AD (no allies)

Password: Paris

PM Sent

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Re: Early Middle Ages: winners post your results here

Post by batesmotel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:24 pm

Div C

batesmotel (Khorasanian) beat KlFl (Franks) 44%-14%

Thanks for the game.

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Message for dkalenda

Post by stockwellpete » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm

I need to know how your Themed Event QF with Triarii is progressing. The deadline is 9pm tomorrow evening. If your PM's are not working then you need to report it in the Technical forum. :wink:

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Re: Late Antiquity: winners post your results here . . .

Post by MikeMarchant » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:06 pm

Cunningcairn wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:42 am

Well written Mike! It's nice to see some names from the long forgotten FOG1 era battling it out once again.

PS You can come out from under that desk it's all over now :lol:

Thanks, Martin, I've managed to emerge now.


Best Wishes

Mike

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