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by SnuggleBunnies
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Light Horse
Replies: 23
Views: 3920

Re: Light Horse

Well, there isn't really an efficient way to get rid of them. On the other hand, they're incapable of quickly inflicting damage on you, either. I would say don't use dragoons though. Although they can evade, they are classified as medium foot when it comes to getting shot at. This, combined with the...
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: 2000 man bow and bill units
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: 2000 man bow and bill units

The two English army lists in Age of Machiavelli, preceding the Elizabethan Era
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Field of Glory Digital
Topic: Kind of torn about getting this game...
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Re: Kind of torn about getting this game...

Alright, I'm going to get it. Two questions. Which version should i install? I'm not clear on the difference between the two. Also, how does disorder work? In PnS, a unit attacking into disordering terrain is disordered. If a unit attacks from terrain into open ground, the defender is not disordered...
by SnuggleBunnies
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: 2000 man bow and bill units
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: 2000 man bow and bill units

I'm not saying they're overpowered, it's just weird. I wouldn't mind if they were 1000 man units with slightly better firepower, even if they cost the same.
by SnuggleBunnies
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: 2000 man bow and bill units
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

2000 man bow and bill units

I was wondering why the bow and bill units are so massive. The Elizabethan foot I get, as they are trying replicate the pike tactics on the continent, but I don't really understand the logic behind the massive bow and bill units. No other non keil unit in the game is 2000 men. Even Early Tercios, wh...
by SnuggleBunnies
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Field of Glory Digital
Topic: Kind of torn about getting this game...
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Kind of torn about getting this game...

I saw that FOG was on sale and was thinking about getting it, but am kind of on the fence. Here's what I was thinking, would like to hear your thoughts on it: I love both Sengoku Jidai and Pike and Shot. While I learned both games by playing through all the missions and some campaign mode, I now pla...
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: God I suck
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: God I suck

Turn on detailed tooltips and combat reports in your options. Read the pdf manual, particularly the parts about zone of control, disorder, and poa tables. Those few things helped me a great deal. Finally, keep in mind that the scenarios are actually generally harder than playing skirmishes.
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: Available moves in woods
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Available moves in woods

A small issue in both Pike and Shot and Sengoku is that available movement squares reveals the presence of enemy units in woods. It's generally not a huge deal, but especially in multiplayer it can ruin the element of surprise. Any chance this can get fixed so that units show their full available mo...
by SnuggleBunnies
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: is this game worse than pike and shot?
Replies: 13
Views: 5134

Re: is this game worse than pike and shot?

Really, they're both fantastic games. Get whichever setting interests you more. You'll probably get addicted and end up with both anyway.
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils

So, why do swordsmen's get +POA against non-steady Pike, but heavy weapons don't? Isn't the idea similar, that a collapsing formation can be exploited by troops armed with shorter melee weapons?
by SnuggleBunnies
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils

So they are! Thanks for the speedy responses Richard.
by SnuggleBunnies
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils

Okay that makes sense. I couldn't tell because the tool tips didn't say anything about heavy weapon, but I suppose I could tell by seeing what the enemy unit's armour bonus was.

I also wasn't seeing a heavy weapon melee bonus listed; is that bonus only against non keils?
by SnuggleBunnies
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Heavy weapon vs armour in Keils

I've been doing a fair number of skirmishes with Bow and Bill/Elizabethan foot formations. I'm confused as to why opposing infantry formations (either pike keils or early pike and shot) are still benefiting from armour in melee. Do the heavy weapons not get their metal smashing bonus against keils? ...
by SnuggleBunnies
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Replay ability
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Replay ability

Probably more an idea for the next product than Pike and Shot, but what about the ability to save replays of battles? We could learn from our mistakes, glory in our victories, and more easily produce AARs of our battles. Any possibility of that coming into being in the next game?
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: About Ashigaru
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: About Ashigaru

Well, it depends who you are facing. Against cavalry, rough terrain or trees are sufficient. Against ranged infantry - it depends. Ashigaru archers are no better in melee, so you can move forward without support and mow them down. Samurai archers are trained swordsmen and will cut down your teppo in...
by SnuggleBunnies
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Pike & Shot
Topic: Military History for Pike & Shot Period ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4749

Re: Military History for Pike & Shot Period ?

Cassel did three solid overviews:

The Renaissance at War
Thomas Arnold

Warfare in the Seventeenth Century
John Childs

Galleons and Galleys
John Guilmartin
by SnuggleBunnies
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Modders Corner
Topic: Can the unit files be changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 3678

Re: Can the unit files be changed?

I think the cavalry is fine; after all, it can fall back two spaces, and tends to withdraw after impact with infantry. It's true that it has trouble consistently catching light foot, but it's not a big deal. Their zoc can be ignored anyway, and their firepower isn't enough to be an immediate problem...
by SnuggleBunnies
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: Mikatagahara
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Mikatagahara

Anyone beat this one on Daimyo? I've beaten all the other scenarios in both campaigns, all but one on the first try, but this one... Your forces are scattered. You are outnumbered 2-1. The quality of your troops isn't any better than the enemy. How do you win? I know that, historically, the Takeda c...
by SnuggleBunnies
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: Discussion on Battle of Pyongyang
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Discussion on Battle of Pyongyang

I found this to be the easiest mission, also on daimyo. I got all matchlocks. Lined the wall with bows and guns, with yari samurai a couple tiles behind each gate, where the fortifications are weaker. I kept my other troops under cover, hiding in the town and in the square of light fortifications. T...
by SnuggleBunnies
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun
Topic: Is it even possible to win Tenryu in open battle?
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Is it even possible to win Tenryu in open battle?

Would it be possible in the campaign for the ai not to attack if it is defending a province? As the things stand, the player can always fight a defensive battle, which is pretty advantageous.

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