Author Topic: Cyrano tackles Field of Glory 2: Medieval  (Read 1127 times)

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Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 07:58:36 PM
Thanks for the article, looks like another to add to the wishlist.



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Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 04:33:02 AM
The FoG2 series is great! Hit me up, if you are looking for a PBEM in either FoG2 or FoG2 Medieval.  :waiting:

Personally, I like FoG2 better, for Medieval is like defensive spearmen everywhere. But that's just me and I will have to wrap my head around it!  ;D

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Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 08:34:42 AM
Still waiting for FoG2 to discover gunpowder.  8)

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Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 08:58:27 AM
There is Pike & Shot. And Sengoku Jidai has matchlock Ashigaru...

But yeah. There used to be an awesome Napoleonics mod for FoG2, but the author hasn't updated it in years.  :(

I've once asked Richard Bodley Scott, if they would tackle Seven Years War and Napoleonics, but they want to go chronologically...  :-[
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Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 11:34:13 AM
My understanding is that RBS just isn't that interested in doing the Napoleonic version.

Great pity.


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Reply #6 on: January 26, 2021, 12:20:04 PM
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Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 07:37:13 PM
I've read Cyrano's fantastic article on this but was wondering if anyone else is playing it. Any thoughts?

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Reply #8 on: February 07, 2021, 07:59:08 AM
I am playing multiplayer custom battles (don't like the historical battles for you are so limited in tactical choices). As I said, if you are up for a match, let me know.

It differs from FoG2: Units are often smaller (less men, losses have a bigger impact on modifiers; as most armies are dominated by either offensive or defensive spearmen, which negates each other as long as the defensives don't attack, battles are more of a grind, but everything can fall apart quickly once a unit lost a few fights or a row of flanking charges comes in), ranged combat isn't that effective anymore (unless crossbows versus knights or bows versus cavalry and unprotected units, but most are protected), and knights do pursuit longer than normal cavalry.

Needs some time to wrap ones head around it, if you are used to FoG2.
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Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 08:14:33 AM
I'll be doing a live stream with Richard Yorke on YouTube and Twitch on Friday at 6pm CET. You're all invited to watch me being pounded into the ground!


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Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 10:04:36 AM
Link?  >:D 


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Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 10:44:38 AM
You've never visited LetsPlayHistory's Youtube channel?  :whistle:

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Reply #12 on: February 11, 2021, 08:01:11 PM
You've never visited LetsPlayHistory's Youtube channel?  :whistle:

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Reply #13 on: February 11, 2021, 10:03:29 PM
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Reply #14 on: February 11, 2021, 11:18:10 PM
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