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Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by IainMcNeil » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:12 pm

Our initial stock of FoGN has arrived. We'll be shipping out pre-orders very soon!

It looks absolutely gorgeous! :)

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by quackstheking » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:24 pm

It's here!!!! I have my copy in my sweaty hands and very nice it looks too. Ordered from Slitherine Monday Evening - on my doormat Wednesday Morning!! Awesome.

Now comes the task of reading and rebasing!!!

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by babyshark » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:05 pm

I feel as though I should start a thread saying that Amazon.com has sent me a message saying that everything is delayed. :D But of course that has not happened. Still, it would be historically accurate. :roll:

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by nickdives » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:50 pm

I ordered FOG (R) via this site and it arrived 2 weeks later than other people who ordered via Amazon etc! This time I ordered via one of those other sites and hey presto no sign yet!

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by Old_Warrior » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:18 pm

I would like to know the army lists in each of the books. It is odd that on Amazon you can find the names of the two army list books but on the Slitherine site they do not show up under a text search.

When will the Slitherine site have the two army books listed?

Here is what Amazon had to say about one of the books:

Triumph of Nations:

In 1812, after a period of considerable victories, Napoleon found himself fighting on two fronts, suffering setback after setback. With his forces in Spain being pushed back, Napoleon launched an invasion of his former ally, Russia, leading the half-million-strong Grande Armée to Moscow and a brutal defeat at the hands of Russian forces and the bitter winter. On the defensive, Napoleon was defeated and exiled, but returned to lead his loyal armies against a coalition of European nations in a final campaign that culminated at Waterloo. Triumph of Nations, a companion for Field of Glory Napoleonic, provides players with all the army lists and details they need to recreate the battles of the later Empire, from the disastrous invasion of Russia to the glorious Hundred Days.

The other book - Empires and Eagles - must cover everything before that. But does it cover the Revolutionary War period? The name of the book would indicate otherwise. No Napoleonic set of rules is complete without covering Bonaparte's early period.

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by Old_Warrior » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:41 am

Ok - saw that yes, the Rev War period is covered. Hope to see each of the follow on books get their own space soon. Amazon already having the cover artwork on display.

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by nickdives » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:55 pm

Mine arrived today from North Star, after a quick flick through, very impressed.

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by Old_Warrior » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:55 pm

Still would like to know if the add on books have their own page yet? Or is this coming soon? Want more information on what is in them. Rules are on order from Brazil (Amazon!! :wink: )

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by stecal » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:00 pm

By some (airmail) miracle Military Matters had FOGN at Cold Wars. Of course I picked up my copy.
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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by mellis1644 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:51 pm

I got my shinny new copy in the post from one of the online Canadian book sellers today. :)

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by nosher » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:22 pm

Bah humbug! STILL haven't received mine in the UK!

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by Old_Warrior » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:52 pm

I cancelled my order until I hear more on what will be in the books ... cmon folks - someone here must know what will be in the books.

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by hazelbark » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:45 pm

Old_Warrior wrote:I cancelled my order until I hear more on what will be in the books ... cmon folks - someone here must know what will be in the books.
To paraphrase Hamlet "words and pictures"

Actually there is a thread somewhere that specifies .

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by mellis1644 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:22 pm

I'm not a very knowledgeable person for this period rules and not had much chance to read the rules but they look ok and not TOO complicated so far. They look a little more complex than the lasalle set which we play and are well respected around here, but not that much more. At the same time lasalle is a battalion level game and focused on 1805 and later, so I would expect a little more complexity in FOGN. Hopefully not too much though or a game becomes unplayable in an evening.

P.S. will the QRS be available on the web?

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by Old_Warrior » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:39 pm

hazelbark wrote:
Old_Warrior wrote:I cancelled my order until I hear more on what will be in the books ... cmon folks - someone here must know what will be in the books.
To paraphrase Hamlet "words and pictures"

Actually there is a thread somewhere that specifies .
Thanks - hope someone posts more info on the Slitherine page itself. THAT is where all of the particulars belong. Not buried in some thread.

I work with a software publisher and he is spartan also on details. Before folks buy something they want to see sample pages. That is lacking too. How about a "Amazon-like" set of pics on a few pages from the book. After all those books are fine quality and deserve some "eye candy" treatment.

I guess I am preaching to the choir here as most of you would probably agree. Product advertisement needs to improve just a tad ...

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by CLAVDIVS » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:52 am

Got my copy today looking very cool chaps well done :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Yours in the Hobby "CB"

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by nosher » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:18 pm

Another day goes by and my book fails to arrive!!!!!! Grrrrrr!!!!! 'kin Royal Mail!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by mrbootsthecat » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Amazon got mine to me today. Started reading and very impressed so far.

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by nosher » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:37 pm

Finally arrived three days after being posted 1st Class...

Looking forward to ogling tonight over a beer! or three...

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Re: Field of Glory Napoleonic books arrived!

Post by MikeHorah » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:40 am

Old_Warrior wrote:I cancelled my order until I hear more on what will be in the books ... cmon folks - someone here must know what will be in the books.
The other two books will contain around 150 army lists between them ( I have lost count as we complete the second book!) . "Triumph of the Nations" covers from 1809-1815 in the main theatres of Continental Europe and "Emperors and Eagles" covers 1792-1802, 1804-1808 and the War in Spain and Portugal 1807-1814. Small self contained wars and campaigns are covered in both such as the Russo-Swedish War the Wars of the Ottoman Turks against the Russians and in the Balkans, the Vendee and the Tyrolean revolt. But we have confined them to Europe/Russia and the Mediterranean basin (inlcuding Egypt) but not covered the Americas and India.

Because of the publishing timetable and timelag it was decided to put a sample of lists covered by the first list book into the main rulebook to enable people to get to know the rules and the style of the lists. We have not used " starter armies" as In FOG(A).

Is that enough for you at this point?

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