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by vakarr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Unit Costing Anomalies
Replies: 95
Views: 5384

Re: Unit Costing Anomalies

I also think that with the war on light troops reaching a new crescendo, their cost should be reduced. In my last battle I had light bowmen on a hill that were charged by light horse bow - if my infantry had stood to receive the charge, they had a good chance of surviving, but no, they had to run aw...
by vakarr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Unit Costing Anomalies
Replies: 95
Views: 5384

Re: Unit Costing Anomalies

I am looking at putting in a mod that includes superior light horse with javelin/light spear and light horse with javelin/light spear and sword. I am interested to find out why these two troop types do not exist in any current list? Is it because they are not worth the points? Is a javelin and sword...
by vakarr
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: What are the rules for shooting overhead?
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: What are the rules for shooting overhead?

So why not shoot from a lower height to a higher height over other units?
by vakarr
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: What are the rules for shooting overhead?
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: What are the rules for shooting overhead?

Slings shot overhead most often in sieges
by vakarr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Still can't figure ZOC...
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Still can't figure ZOC...

I didn't know about that turn restriction thing, thankyou!!!
by vakarr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Where can i download "Mass effect mod"?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Where can i download "Mass effect mod"?

You mean I can have a spaceship in my army?
by vakarr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Still can't figure ZOC...
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Still can't figure ZOC...

I see your point but suggest watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEK7W1AfdzE&t=557s The Hoplite unit is not ZOC locked as regards the unit that is ZOCing it - so it can turn towards your scutarii unit. H'mm but it turned away from your scutarii - I surmise that it was able to do that as i...
by vakarr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Impetuosity Check
Replies: 28
Views: 1164

Re: Impetuosity Check

In Australia you eat Vegemite, not Marmite, and although they look the same and are made the same way, they do taste different (though probably not to people who don't like them). My brother had to test the content of Vegemite for his science course - result was 99% salt! Still a good antidote for d...
by vakarr
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Impetuosity Check
Replies: 28
Views: 1164

Re: Impetuosity Check

I think it very strange that an impetuous charge should not be triggered by light troops, as that is what tended to happen - troops got sick of being shot at by lighter troops and charged out to get them, defying their orders, one of the most famous examples being the Battle of Arsuf, but the Battle...
by vakarr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Share some unique/strange tactics that you came up with!
Replies: 22
Views: 1570

Re: Share some unique/strange tactics that you came up with!

Another reason to charge a routing unit is because it has suffered few casualties or is superior or has a general with it, and likely to rally. Only if it has auto-broken is it not worth charging a routing unit.
by vakarr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Buff for heavy weapons ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3591

Re: Buff for heavy weapons ?

For answers to these questions I suggest reading this: Book cover The Gods of Battle.jpg - now available for a very low price as an E-book from Pen & Sword Books, Amazon etc "It may be no coincidence that the rhomphaia makes its first appearance on Thracian battlefields at about the same time as the...
by vakarr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: MF unable to charge LH
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: MF unable to charge LH

Interesting match-up, but with the Thracians fighting in open terrain I suppose they didn't go well?
by vakarr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Field of Glory II Tournament Suggestions
Replies: 115
Views: 20364

Re: Field of Glory II Tournament Suggestions

Oh, sorry, I didn't know that, I thought it was just like an ordinary wargames competition, I didn't know that's what the mirror feature was for.
by vakarr
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Field of Glory II Tournament Suggestions
Replies: 115
Views: 20364

Re: Field of Glory II Tournament Suggestions

I think there should be a handicap system based on the army chosen, to encourage a wider choice of army types and make battles a little fairer. Players used to talk about "A", "B" or "C" class armies and it would be possible to classify them that way. Then, if you have A vs A: no change, terrain is ...
by vakarr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: triple armed Romans
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: triple armed Romans

Managed to shoot up the Auxilia Palintina , they lost cohesion, but they got a general slapped onto them and it was still a 0% chance of winning if I charged them with Hun heavy cavalry - tried it anyway, with the bow+sword armoured superior cavalry, they bounced off having lost cohesion for their t...
by vakarr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain
Replies: 20
Views: 2761

Tournament handicaps for armies/terrain

Hi, I was wondering if somebody has a system to give handicaps to armies based on how suitable they are for tournaments. A while ago, some people classified armies as "A", "B", or "C" class according to their suitability for wargames competitions. It should be possible to classify armies this way an...
by vakarr
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: triple armed Romans
Replies: 5
Views: 633

triple armed Romans

Hi, I'm playing my first game against the triple armed Romans - with half of this and half of that etc, how do they work - I read somewhere they can't shoot, is that correct?
by vakarr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Tracks
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: Tracks

Isn't it the case that tracks don't cause any terrain disadvantages but don't count as open terrain so cavalry in particular don't get their usual advantages for charging in open terrain if they cross a track?
by vakarr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: My big issues with this game
Replies: 35
Views: 2344

Re: My big issues with this game

That's another thing I miss - used to be guaranteed that javelinmen would beat slingers if they caught them. Charging javelinmen at other lights used to be a good idea. Now I've seen slingers rout javelinmen, and light peltasts charge normal javelinmen and become fragmented on the first round. Haven...
by vakarr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory II: Modding
Topic: Mercenaries mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Mercenaries mod

Oh, great, thankyou! What is the point cost for "above average" (troops better than average but not superior) troops? or for troops half equipped with a weapon? I suppose I should update my campaigns to use the new Thracian models/units that came with the game update/DLC but otherwise don't want to ...

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