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errata - swifter than eagles

Post by OldenTired » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:33 am

p.41, troop name is "tribal levies". troop type gives armour as "unprotected / poor".

i expect the poor armour is probably a quality! :o

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Post by SirGarnet » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:52 am

No, no, no! I can't take this on top of April 15 tax payments!

I absolutively deny the possibility of the existence of errata for a Companion volume that hasn't even materialized in the shop yet!


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Post by OldenTired » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:52 am

also, p10. all the early libyan light chariots have their shooting capability listed as close combat?

or at least, the bow-armed chariots do. i'm assuming the javelin-armed ones aren't actually light spear?

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Post by philqw78 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:00 am

I didn't think chariots got javelins, they doo get light spear though.

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Post by OldenTired » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:00 am

actually... p.37 hittite list also has light chariots with the close combat capability "bow".

am i misreading the list? and chariots get bow in the impact/melee phase?

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Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:29 am

Argh. Sorry. :oops:

The following applies to all lists:

All chariots with Bow capability should have it listed as a Shooting capability only.

All chariots with Light Spear capability should have it listed as a Close Combat capability only.

No chariots have Javelins shooting capability.


If anyone would be kind enough to list all the pages on which these errors occur, it will facilitate a correction in the errata sheet.
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Post by philqw78 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:32 am

I'd love to be able to blame this on someone in particular. Name and Shame Richard. Unless its the publishers, then no-one will be interested who. Do you know who's fault it is Hammy??

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Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:34 am

philqw78 wrote:I'd love to be able to blame this on someone in particular. Name and Shame Richard. Unless its the publishers, then no-one will be interested who. Do you know who's fault it is Hammy??
Mine of course. :oops: (And all the checkers who failed to spot the issue).

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Post by philqw78 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:46 am

I was happy to just blame Hammy :(

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Post by hammy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:49 am

I blame the players..... ;)

Seriously it is very easy to go crosseyed when checking these books. I have a list of things I check for, if I notice inconsistencies or errors outside what I am specifically checking I mention them but things like this will always slip through :(

It doesn't really cause any problems as it is obvious to me at least that bow is a missile weapon.

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Post by philqw78 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:51 am

The best thing is never to check something you have written yourself. Oh, and find someone else to blame, like the publishers.

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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:07 pm

philqw78 wrote:The best thing is never to check something you have written yourself. Oh, and find someone else to blame, like the publishers.
Or Hammy :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by davem » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:32 am

I blame Terry........ :lol:

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Post by CLAVDIVS » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:16 am

I will go with Hammy Tooo :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Got my copy today from Waterstone's only £9.74p and free delivery as well :D :D :D
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Post by SirGarnet » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:31 pm

Noted in passing:

p49, another column shift needed for Light Spear on the Spearmen line.
p51, init cap for "Light spear" in Allies list for Aramean spearmen

Need an Immoral Fire Late Dynastic Egyptian Allies list for Later Hebrews and Assyrians. The only other out-of-book allies are Thracian Allies which are available.

More:
Early Slavic page header on Mitanni list (could it be . . . ?)
"Mycenaen" typo in page headers on p 31 and 33
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Post by hazelbark » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:26 am

FYI in olden days they taught proofers to read backwards by the word beause you had to go so slow that you had to actually see the individual word as opposed to reading normally where you have a tendency to speed along. The other trick is to read out loud to slow your self down.

Of course this left it up to the editors to read the text forward to see if it was intelligible.

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Post by madaxeman » Tue May 05, 2009 3:46 pm

Is it true there is a black-market poorly printed chinese import of this book available for download that has upper-class fox-hunting cavalry in some of the later lists, and is titled "Swifter than Beagles" ?
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Post by Elch » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:22 am

Pg.73. Phrigian allies.
Record "Javelinmen": Light foot, Unprotected, Average, Undrilled, Javelins, Light Spear, 5 pts.
Cost must be 4 pts.


When will be a new errata (with Late Dinastic Egiptyan allies)? :roll:

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Post by rbodleyscott » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:46 am

Elch wrote:Pg.73. Phrigian allies.
Record "Javelinmen": Light foot, Unprotected, Average, Undrilled, Javelins, Light Spear, 5 pts.
Cost must be 4 pts.


When will be a new errata (with Late Dinastic Egiptyan allies)? :roll:
When time permits. FOGR absorbing all time at present.

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