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by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory II - Immortal Fire is OUT NOW!
Replies: 5
Views: 13904

Re: Field of Glory II - Immortal Fire is OUT NOW!

Field of Glory II Immortal Fire is out! Bury my body and don't build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died – Alexander the Great [/b] Looks like a misquote. It is not contained in the main, ancient sources: Arrian, Plutarch, Di...
by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Any chance to see more helmet variation
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Any chance to see more helmet variation

Patrick Ward wrote:...will increase system overheads for those with lower powered computer...
Vae Victis! Bring on the fancy unit models :twisted:
by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Recommended litterature ?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Recommended litterature ?

I have to note that Hanson is very much on one side of the divide in the study of Greek warfare. For one thing, he takes the view that hoplites actually engaged in organized mass shoving. More distastefully (for me) he lets his own neoconservative ideology invade his books - see the strongly orient...
by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Field of Glory II - Immortal Fire Release Date And Preview
Replies: 18
Views: 1474

Re: Field of Glory II - Immortal Fire Release Date And Previ

Ahem, I believe there are parts of this planet where it is December the 5th already...
by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Give the Slaves Some Love
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

Re: Give the Slaves Some Love

I just won a game as the Slaves against Romans. Actually, I absolutely obliterated the Romans. It was an open field battle; I stacked a tonne of light-spear guys in a forest on one flank, while my other flank was against an impassable river. I used my skirmishers to lure the Romans in, and then BAM...
by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Recommended litterature ?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Recommended litterature ?

There are many things I don't get about antique warfare, I won't give any example because I'm ashamed. What should I read to get a grip on what's going on in this game ? If you know of an introductory book covering weapons, troops and formations evolution over the period covered by this game, I'd b...
by grumblefish
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: How will Ekdromoi be modelled in Immortal Fire?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: How will Ekdromoi be modelled in Immortal Fire?

It is hard to model Ekdromoi because they were not discrete units but only part of a unit, and the rest of the unit would operate as normal hoplites all of the time (as would the Ekdromoi most of the time). Certainly I don't think this is enough to give later hoplites improved movement. Some sort o...
by grumblefish
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Form Square while ZOC'd?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Form Square while ZOC'd?

What would be the disadvantage of deploying every HF unit in a square once the two lines are face to face? When units get pushed back and forth, they expose themselves to flanking, and of course sometimes cavalry and other foot units get around the sides and flank. If you deploy everyone as a square...
by grumblefish
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: How will Ekdromoi be modelled in Immortal Fire?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

How will Ekdromoi be modelled in Immortal Fire?

Considering the original Field of Glory, I have to imagine that we will get two main types of hoplite in Immortal Fire: Heavily-armoured early hoplites attached to army lists from 5th c. and earlier Medium-armoured later hoplites (as we see in our current version of the game) attached to army lists ...
by grumblefish
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Forced to Forfeit....Dammit
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: Forced to Forfeit....Dammit

I upgraded my old MSI laptop recently, was showing its age and FOG 2 didn't run very well.

When I registered the new laptop, I saw the date that I registered my old one... 5 years ago! These things last!
by grumblefish
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Give the Slaves Some Love
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

Re: Give the Slaves Some Love

I just won a game as the Slaves against Romans. Actually, I absolutely obliterated the Romans. It was an open field battle; I stacked a tonne of light-spear guys in a forest on one flank, while my other flank was against an impassable river. I used my skirmishers to lure the Romans in, and then BAM,...
by grumblefish
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beta System Tray Tool
Replies: 40
Views: 1941

Re: Beta System Tray Tool

I have updated the original post with v2.3. This uses the server for all serial checks. This means that older games should also work for Steam users. It also means that you can run the tool on machines where the games themselves are not installed. If people don't find any issues with this version I...
by grumblefish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Tactic vs Elephants
Replies: 14
Views: 845

Re: Tactic vs Elephants

I second the advice to throw javelins at the elephant. I think of elephants as good HF who disorder all nearby cavalry, but are vulnerable to missiles and pretty useless once cohesion breaks down. I just beat someone with an army involving 3 or 4 units of elephants, and clicked out before I wrote "G...
by grumblefish
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beta System Tray Tool
Replies: 40
Views: 1941

Re: Beta System Tray Tool

I don't believe so, I will have to check which games are popping up next time I'm at home. I do own the original FOG, of course, but I don't play it anymore.
by grumblefish
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beta System Tray Tool
Replies: 40
Views: 1941

Re: Beta System Tray Tool

I have updated the original post with v2.3. This uses the server for all serial checks. This means that older games should also work for Steam users. It also means that you can run the tool on machines where the games themselves are not installed. If people don't find any issues with this version I...
by grumblefish
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory II - Holiday 2017 Tournament
Replies: 154
Views: 439502

Re: Field of Glory II - Holiday 2017 Tournament

I would like to join, but I cannot log in to the front page. It doesn't reject my username/password as incorrect... it just reloads the page and I'm still logged out without any error message or indication as to the problem.
by grumblefish
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Beta System Tray Tool
Replies: 40
Views: 1941

Re: Beta System Tray Tool

I have updated the original post with this new beta version. This should work for Steam users of FoG2 (currently will not work correctly for older games on Steam, but this is coming). So please give it a try. https://www.dropbox.com/s/94vw2teng9q3ets/SlitherinePBEM%2B%2BHelper_Betav2.2.zip?dl=0 Che...
by grumblefish
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Field of Glory II: Immortal Fire announced!
Replies: 30
Views: 51480

Re: Field of Glory II: Immortal Fire announced!

YES! The best expansion pack, and it's the first released. FOG II is great stuff. Can we see what the Greek army list looks like, please? I am especially interested in the Spartan army list. Wondering if Hippeis are a separate 0/1 choice, or if we just assume Hippeis are a veteran hoplite unit with ...
by grumblefish
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Maccabees in FOG 2
Replies: 45
Views: 2453

Re: Maccabees in FOG 2

My 2 cents... The problem of the Zealots would be solved if we could have two separate lists; one if the nation is defending on home territory, that would have the Zealots; A list if they were attacking, they would not have Zealots I do not know if the game mechanics would allow this. Danny Weitz T...
by grumblefish
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Maccabees in FOG 2
Replies: 45
Views: 2453

Re: Maccabees in FOG 2

...In game terms, these troops would be impact foot, and swordsmen, with elite quality :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Also, for the idea that this Hebrew army should have 2+0/9 "Zealots" that are superior: Absolutely not, unless Sparta gets a Kle...

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