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trailape10 Apr 2012 5:34 a.m. PST

Hi Guys
I've just posted some observations on FIELD OF GLORY – NAPOLEONIC:
link
Not a review, just some observations.
Cheers
trailape.blogspot.com.au

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2012 7:21 a.m. PST

Thanks for the observations, I have not played napoleonics in a while and maybe this will start it up again in my group. One of our members just played his first game and liked it as well.

Allen

seldonH10 Apr 2012 7:30 a.m. PST

Your table looks spectacular… and your comments about FOG-N are very clear…

I feel the same way.. I have moved from Lasalle to Napoleon at War for my tactical games ( although I still use Lasalle for conventions or for non European theaters South American War of Independence ).. and I would probably use FoG-N to play grand tactical games..
( I also use General de Brigade for games involving less than a division, or a division if I have time to play the game over two sessions )

If I had time and resources I'd probably like to build FOG-N armies in 10s or 6mm, I think they would look better due to the multi battalion aspect of the units

Like you said they represent different things and are aimed at different objectives…

Again, great pics and nice write up !!

cheers
Francisco

marshalGreg10 Apr 2012 7:47 a.m. PST

Great Post!
I have a copy and I am struggling to get to grips on some of the procedures and charts. I hope the group TSS will start some play- this may help motivate and learn them. The price is dropping rapidly on amazon – is this a reflection that interest is dropping quickly b/c potential players are becoming disillusioned like my self?
My biggest hang up though is the large phalanx of troops – this is not what a NAP regiment formation looked like IMHO

seldonH10 Apr 2012 9:58 a.m. PST

I was curious about that, just visually they could have used the divisional rules from FOG-R rather than the battle lines from FOG-A .. but I guess it had to do with some of the other mechanics…

that is why I think it would look pretty good in 10s or 6mm better than just using my current 15mm battalions as these multi battalion units

Francisco

trailape10 Apr 2012 5:39 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments guys.
I agree that 10mm (or even 6mm) would look pretty nice if using the 15mm bases (28mm bases even better).
Unfortunatly for me, I don't have the spare funds at the moment to invest in 10mm figs. If I did I would base on the 60mm wide bases.

seldonH10 Apr 2012 9:59 p.m. PST

Same thing here.. would love to do the 10s based on 28mm bases ( that is a great idea ).. but resources are always a problem ( unless you are Bill Gates :) )…

cheers
Francisco

Theword15 Apr 2012 9:33 p.m. PST

So will I be able to use my Polemos based figures?

trailape15 Apr 2012 10:53 p.m. PST

Hi ther 'Theword'
I would suspect so. What are the basing dimensions?
Cheers

crabbie116 Apr 2012 5:15 a.m. PST

Hi seldonH thanks for the comments on my table :)

trailape16 Apr 2012 3:03 p.m. PST

Oh,
Yes I should have mentioned we played the game at Stan's place on his table.
The Prussian's belong in Stan's collection.
Stan also produced the coloured 'Smoke Markers'. I' usually just use a tuff of Teddy Bear stuffing but Stan put in a bit more effort and added some colour to his 'Smoke'.
BTW, there is no requirment at all for 'Smoke' (or 'Just Fired') markers in FOG-N. It's simply a carry over from the rules that Stan and I have used before, (LASALLE) but it did help to keep track of what units had fired.
Cheers
trailape.blogspot.com.au

WombatDazzler16 Apr 2012 6:32 p.m. PST

I hope the Teddy Bears do not complain about their tuffs being used :-)

trailape16 Apr 2012 6:41 p.m. PST

LOL,.. I've not heard any complaints.
The 'Stuffing' wool is more 'smoke like' than cotton wool.

Theword17 Apr 2012 7:57 a.m. PST

I have all my 6mm figs based on 60mmx30mm for infantry and cav(organised as a regiment per base) and 30mmx30mm for arty and commanders…

Theword17 Apr 2012 7:58 a.m. PST

Actually if you scroll down my blog a little you can see how they're based.

warandpaint.blogspot.com.au

seldonH17 Apr 2012 8:37 a.m. PST

See… that to me looks good for FOG-N armies.. would love to play FoG-N with that..

congrats!
Francisco

Field Marshal17 Apr 2012 4:59 p.m. PST

Thank for the review

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