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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Jan 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

Would you agree that FoG is primarily intended for tournament play?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

Organized to that end but it can be used successfully for other purposes if you ditch the points business.

wminsing07 Jan 2017 8:08 p.m. PST

By the book? Absolutely. Points focused, army lists and extremely detailed rules on measuring and movement interaction, all the hallmarks of a tournament focused rules set. As Shagnasty says though, it can work for general play just fine.


tyroflyer207 Jan 2017 8:09 p.m. PST

Whether intended or not I find it an enjoyable game outside competition. No game is without fault and there are things I would change. However the things I would change are probably totally different to someone else. It's highly likely I will continue to use FOG2 on a club evening or what I would describe as describe as friendly competition rather than tournament.

Who asked this joker07 Jan 2017 10:13 p.m. PST

My guess is 'yes'. It was intended as a tournament set. Like most games, it should work just fine for other purposes.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 11:28 p.m. PST

My rule set of choice & you couldn't drag me to a tournament. However, as noted, this seems to be a primary intention.

What I'm working at is adapting it to scenario-gaming with (gasp!) uneven points. This isn't as easy as you may think.

Any suggestions, links etc along these lines are welcome.

nickinsomerset08 Jan 2017 2:52 a.m. PST

Like any game of any period with points and army lists such as Team Yankee etc, it is ideal for club night games, tournaments etc. However at no point does it say that the wargames point police will be round if at a social weekend game one puts together orbats and a scenario based on a historical battle or campaign for any of these rules.

Tally Ho!

Saurocet08 Jan 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

I played in one FoG tournament several years ago and came in last place – so I'm not real experienced in tournament play. And, it's not that I'm against the idea of tournaments, but I don't play often enough to be a good player.

Seems like FoG:AM is perfect for tournament play, but my group uses it exclusively for historical scenarios. We played Hastings last month with a little over 1,000 points per side. Lots of fun. Huscarls, Fyrd, Knights, …all great stuff. I'm working on building armies for the Battle of Catalaunian Fields now.

Ivan DBA08 Jan 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

And yet, when it was popular, there folks playing friendly games of FOG at our FLGS every week.

Marshal Mark08 Jan 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

Why was this posted to the Ancients Discussion board, when it is about a specific ruleset ? Every other thread about a specific ruleset (and a few general threads also) have been moved from the Ancients Discussion board to the Rules Forum.

Hafen von Schlockenberg08 Jan 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

Didn't get the memo?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

Didn't get the memo?

I emailed it to you. Check your spam folder.

Weasel09 Jan 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

"Intended for" or "facilitating"?

ChargeSir09 Jan 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

"Didn't get the memo"….I have not seen a memo for 10 years. I stopped saying that phrase when I was asked what is a memo !

FOG can easily be used for historical recreations, just needs careful thought and a willingness to step away from army lists if they don't agree with the sources.

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