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Title: Field of Glory II
Post by: Anguille on June 13, 2017, 03:40:37 PM
The sequel has just been announced...looking great  :notworthy:


http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=651 (http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=651)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IronX on June 13, 2017, 04:54:25 PM
Wow, I thought that was vaporware.

Looks like the same Slitherix engine is being used for most of their tactical games now.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 13, 2017, 06:47:09 PM
The screenshots are really impressive and it has tons of features. If it lives up to its lineage and the promise of the feature list it's going to be insane.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Rayfer on June 13, 2017, 07:30:42 PM
Wow, I thought that was vaporware.

Looks like the same Slitherix engine is being used for most of their tactical games now.

I was thinking the same thing....the Pike and Shot engine is what it looks like.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 13, 2017, 08:39:25 PM
Looks amazing.  Hopefully with Pike and Shot Engine being used it'll have a more enjoyable single player and AI. 
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Raied on June 13, 2017, 10:06:50 PM
Cant wait for this, the release is this fall, I am sure the fall of Rome and start of dark ages will follow soon.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on June 14, 2017, 12:15:56 AM
 :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Destraex on June 14, 2017, 05:04:57 AM
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Shelldrake on June 14, 2017, 05:53:56 AM
Nice!  O0
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Rybon66 on June 14, 2017, 07:28:21 AM


I played the crap out of this game.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Anguille on June 14, 2017, 08:31:31 AM


I played the crap out of this game.

Same here....and it's the main reason why i still have my desktop computer from 1995...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Destraex on June 14, 2017, 08:33:05 AM
Same. Still in high school when I got this.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 14, 2017, 02:34:30 PM
Same. Still in high school when I got this.

Yeah, every time I see Field of Glory I think of that game. 

How I longed for more battles.  I played the four that were offered until my eyes bled.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on June 14, 2017, 05:32:30 PM
A TRUE Wargamer.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Destraex on June 19, 2017, 05:52:21 AM
I wish more modern wargames were like this old game. The only comparable thing I can think of now is ultimate general civil war. Scourge of War would be in the same category but unfortunately falls down in far too many categories including interface and graphics... not a graphics whore, but those scourge of war graphics are well below functional, I find it hard to look at and identify what is going on.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 19, 2017, 07:38:14 AM
Just so there is no confusion to new-comers..."Field of Glory II" is a totally different game and has absolutely nothing to do with the old "Fields of Glory". The Field of Glory series is a flexible turn-based strategy game based on a desk-top miniatures system.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Raied on June 19, 2017, 02:14:03 PM
Just so there is no confusion to new-comers..."Field of Glory II" is a totally different game and has absolutely nothing to do with the old "Fields of Glory". The Field of Glory series is a flexible turn-based strategy game based on a desk-top miniatures system.

Thats true, FOG 2 will be a continuation of P&S and SJ set up in Roman era, for me this is a good thing.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Micha on June 20, 2017, 01:49:53 AM
I must confess i made bad experience with pike and shoot. Even though i have playd in the lowest level i lost almost all games. I have practiced almost 2 years without sucess. Never had this problem with any other game. Have the fear FOG 2 will be the same hard nut.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on June 20, 2017, 03:01:37 AM
I must confess i made bad experience with pike and shoot. Even though i have playd in the lowest level i lost almost all games. I have practiced almost 2 years without sucess. Never had this problem with any other game. Have the fear FOG 2 will be the same hard nut.

Maybe need some advice on the rules and system.  Anything you need help on?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Micha on June 20, 2017, 03:34:59 AM
Thank you for the offer, had help from different players without sucess. But maybe the problem is on me, i"m a nativ Panzergeneral player and PS is a different thing. However, i dont touch this game anymore. In anyway, a stratgame without hexfields felt always a little strange to me.
But despite all i whish your sengoku game, PS and also Field of glory 2 sucess and a lot off copys to sell.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Micha on June 20, 2017, 04:41:48 AM
Thank you for the offer, had help from different players without sucess. But maybe the problem is on me, i"m a nativ Panzergeneral player and PS is a different thing. However, i dont touch this game anymore. In anyway, a stratgame without hexfields felt always a little strange to me.


By the way, just an idea. In peoples general we had some designers which created very hard , almost unplayable campaigns. Thats why a programmer mad a tool to give all units at once easely more power to give beginners a chance to win this campaigns. Maybe its possible to create such a tool for PS. As i said, just an idea.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on June 20, 2017, 05:27:27 AM
Thank you for the offer, had help from different players without sucess. But maybe the problem is on me, i"m a nativ Panzergeneral player and PS is a different thing. However, i dont touch this game anymore. In anyway, a stratgame without hexfields felt always a little strange to me.


By the way, just an idea. In peoples general we had some designers which created very hard , almost unplayable campaigns. Thats why a programmer mad a tool to give all units at once easely more power to give beginners a chance to win this campaigns. Maybe its possible to create such a tool for PS. As i said, just an idea.

You can use the editor. :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Micha on June 20, 2017, 05:55:08 AM
I know, but its always a lot of work and you must try many times to find the rigth ballance. Ok my friend the idea was only for other people not for me. Ok lets stop the discussion, my best whishes for your games.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on June 20, 2017, 10:35:28 AM
If only they'd finally put proper Hotseat and MP options, instead of being forced to use their silly PBEM system in an awkward way.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Raied on June 20, 2017, 12:02:14 PM
If only they'd finally put proper Hotseat and MP options, instead of being forced to use their silly PBEM system in an awkward way.

Hotseat is must for such a game, but for me I still need the PBEM system and I guess many would like it to be there as well, the time difference and little time to play make it difficult to play multiplayer in real time for long period, PBEM made me play a lot of multiplayer games without to be worried about those issues.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on June 22, 2017, 02:49:10 AM
Will this be DLC galore like the first title? I never jumped in cause I was late to the party and getting all the stuff turned out to be a much higher investment than what I was willing to pay.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on June 22, 2017, 02:59:48 PM
Will this be DLC galore like the first title? I never jumped in cause I was late to the party and getting all the stuff turned out to be a much higher investment than what I was willing to pay.


The AI wasn't all that challenging in the first one. 

Then the pricey DLC started landing...


I enjoyed the original FOG, despite complaints.  But the very costly DLCs broke my will to continue.

I'm sure this new version, using this more successful engine, will be more to my liking... and hopefully more affordable in the long run.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on June 22, 2017, 07:06:26 PM
Even if you don't get the DLCs, the community might be able to add new armies and scenarios for free.
The engine is moddable compared to the original FoG Digital.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: WargamerJoe on June 30, 2017, 09:24:58 AM
Lots of new Field of Glory II screens, if anyone is interested:

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2278/Field.of.Glory.2.Reveals.new.Screenshots!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on June 30, 2017, 09:48:23 AM
That looks 'Loin-Moistening' to me.  O0
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: JasonPratt on June 30, 2017, 11:00:32 AM
Aroused my interest is!  :bd:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on June 30, 2017, 11:03:52 AM
Take my money!   :dreamer:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: spelk on June 30, 2017, 04:43:27 PM
Lots of new Field of Glory II screens, if anyone is interested:

http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2278/Field.of.Glory.2.Reveals.new.Screenshots!

Sold to the man with a tightening Scutum! ;)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on June 30, 2017, 04:45:37 PM
Turn-based  :smitten:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 30, 2017, 05:10:37 PM
That looks 'Loin-Moistening' to me.  O0

After those screenshots one would need the Titanic to navigate my loins.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on June 30, 2017, 06:54:42 PM
That looks 'Loin-Moistening' to me.  O0

After those screenshots one would need the Titanic to navigate my loins.


Nay.  A submersible.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on June 30, 2017, 07:44:31 PM
 :) Intrigued!

Can't wait to hear more.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: ByzantineGames on July 01, 2017, 06:41:19 AM
Thank you for the offer, had help from different players without sucess. But maybe the problem is on me, i"m a nativ Panzergeneral player and PS is a different thing. However, i dont touch this game anymore. In anyway, a stratgame without hexfields felt always a little strange to me.

Hi Micha,

FOG2 has 6 levels of difficulty, and the default level (level 2) is easier than P&S. (Level 2 is equivalent to P&S level 1, and so on with level 6 being equivalent to P&S level 5). You should be able to find one to suit you. Failing that, in Skirmish mode you can set custom points totals for each side.

Also, in hindsight, we made the historical scenarios too difficult in P&S at the lower settings. We have not made that mistake in FOG2, but the 6 difficulty levels ensure that there will be an enjoyable challenge for players of all levels of ability.

Hotseat is must for such a game, but for me I still need the PBEM system and I guess many would like it to be there as well, the time difference and little time to play make it difficult to play multiplayer in real time for long period, PBEM made me play a lot of multiplayer games without to be worried about those issues.

Hi Tpek/Raied,

The game does have a true Hotseat mode.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: ByzantineGames on July 01, 2017, 06:45:23 AM
Duplicate post
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on July 01, 2017, 07:08:40 PM
The game does have a true Hotseat mode.

+1  Makes testing out scenarios and situations really quick.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on July 04, 2017, 07:58:24 AM
What to expect. Differences vs FoG Digital
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=78154
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on July 06, 2017, 03:31:45 PM
Will this be DLC galore like the first title? I never jumped in cause I was late to the party and getting all the stuff turned out to be a much higher investment than what I was willing to pay.


The AI wasn't all that challenging in the first one. 

Then the pricey DLC started landing...


I enjoyed the original FOG, despite complaints.  But the very costly DLCs broke my will to continue.

I'm sure this new version, using this more successful engine, will be more to my liking... and hopefully more affordable in the long run.
I got my game and DLC in the Christmas sale. It's not perfect but is a very enjoyable game, especially multiplayer.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on July 06, 2017, 03:35:30 PM
What to expect. Differences vs FoG Digital
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=78154
Nice! O0
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on August 12, 2017, 02:40:37 AM
Game modes
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=78643
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on August 13, 2017, 07:30:20 AM
Game modes
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=78643

The new campaign system sounds interesting.

I'd still prefer some kind of campaign map layer, but the previous iterations of such a thing, in this game engine, fell short.  Was still glad to have it, but it needed more. 

I guess they decided to go with the multi-choice branching campaign this time around.  Not normally my fave, but I'll be optimistic for a wargame covering a favorite era.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on August 13, 2017, 08:16:37 AM
So many great sounding options here, including a Mithrdates campaign. I think this has become a day one purchase for me.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on August 13, 2017, 09:08:16 AM
Hmmmm....I might need this when it goes all medieval and stuff.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 13, 2017, 09:30:14 AM
I will be completely retiring in about 10 months. I can see now how I will spend a significant portion of it!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on August 13, 2017, 10:47:34 AM
I must say - this looks excellent. Day One purchase.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 13, 2017, 12:52:52 PM
I just spent about an hour scouring every bit of information on Field of Glory 2, from the Slitherine website.

Let's just go ahead and change the name of this site from Grognards, to Field of Glory 2. There. I said it. I don't mean it, but I have a Jones for this game like very few others in my memory.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on August 13, 2017, 08:05:31 PM
I will be completely retiring in about 10 months. I can see now how I will spend a significant portion of it!
Don't kid yourself. You'll be wondering how the hell you fitted stuff in while you were working as other stuff replaces it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_law
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on August 14, 2017, 05:14:10 AM
What's so thrilling about this game, Dennis?

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 14, 2017, 11:15:25 AM
I will be completely retiring in about 10 months. I can see now how I will spend a significant portion of it!
Don't kid yourself. You'll be wondering how the hell you fitted stuff in while you were working as other stuff replaces it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_law

I saw "Parkinsons" and I thought you were taking a shot on my age! :uglystupid2:

I have an enormous number of hobbies...SQUIRREL!!!

Seriously, I have 250 Steam games, and I plan on play each and every one until I get 2 hours played per each dollar spent. Yes..I have some AAA titles that will get some love.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on August 14, 2017, 01:48:19 PM
I had the same intentions when I retired but now I got to s-q-u-e-e-z-e in time to play dammit. I think you shouldn't tell anybody you're retired for about a year. Maybe then you can get to that gaming backlog.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on August 14, 2017, 08:17:00 PM
Game modes
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=78643

Sweet. I like the campaign mode and the sandbox that is in Pike and Shot. So this is definitely a buy for me.

Armies look interesting too. I'm guessing there will be either army DLC to add later eras?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Destraex on August 15, 2017, 08:17:37 AM
If this was WEGO....
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on August 15, 2017, 09:55:04 AM
You can't spell Field of Clory without DLC...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 09:56:38 AM
If this was WEGO....

U'dGO for it?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 15, 2017, 12:32:38 PM
If this was WEGO....

U'dGO for it?

I'd go, you'd go, weed ALL go for FOG2.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 12:34:16 PM
^ha!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on August 15, 2017, 05:58:08 PM
If this was WEGO....

I gotta feeling if it had WEGO, you'd have a different issue with it, Dest.   :))
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on August 15, 2017, 06:12:44 PM
I will be completely retiring in about 10 months. I can see now how I will spend a significant portion of it!
Don't kid yourself. You'll be wondering how the hell you fitted stuff in while you were working as other stuff replaces it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_law

I saw "Parkinsons" and I thought you were taking a shot on my age! :uglystupid2:
:DD
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on August 15, 2017, 06:13:50 PM
I had the same intentions when I retired but now I got to s-q-u-e-e-z-e in time to play dammit. I think you shouldn't tell anybody you're retired for about a year. Maybe then you can get to that gaming backlog.
@DennisS

I warned ya! ;D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 16, 2017, 12:59:51 PM
I had the same intentions when I retired but now I got to s-q-u-e-e-z-e in time to play dammit. I think you shouldn't tell anybody you're retired for about a year. Maybe then you can get to that gaming backlog.
@DennisS

I warned ya! ;D

I have hobbies out the backside..including a 3000 point Warhammer Orc army of metal and plastic miniatures that I have already painted flat black. No color yet, but that is a BIG project. Easily 200 minis...and easily a couple of hours of painting each.

So many things to do. The missus and I will likely travel at least one week per month, or more. Good stuff!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on August 16, 2017, 03:17:04 PM
There's a narrow window of time between when you retire and when you get too old to enjoy it. Make the most of it while you can. I'd travel more but I have to schedule trips around doctor's appointments.  #:-)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 17, 2017, 06:27:00 PM
There's a narrow window of time between when you retire and when you get too old to enjoy it. Make the most of it while you can. I'd travel more but I have to schedule trips around doctor's appointments.  #:-)

I had a long talk with my financial planner. The missus and I have been in "squirrel" mode for years. We will be virtually debt free, and with monthly income more than double our projected expenses. He told us much the same as you...travel into my early '70's, then sit by the fireplace with a blanket and some brandy for the next 15 years, and watch the pile grow...with a laptop to play the latest turn-based strategy games!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on August 17, 2017, 07:02:07 PM
Can you send me the number of your financial planner? I like his style.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on August 17, 2017, 08:54:30 PM
I actually got nothing to complain about. My retirement check covers all my bills with a little left over as long as I don't get crazy with spending. And the wife covers the rest. I've also got a nice 'nest egg' squirreled away earning interest and cash in the bank if I need it. Oddly enough, I've gotten more raises since I retired than I ever did while working.  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on August 18, 2017, 01:07:12 AM
Can you send me the number of your financial planner? I like his style.
:DD
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on August 18, 2017, 10:12:52 AM
Can you send me the number of your financial planner? I like his style.

+1.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 18, 2017, 04:49:08 PM
I actually got nothing to complain about. My retirement check covers all my bills with a little left over as long as I don't get crazy with spending. And the wife covers the rest. I've also got a nice 'nest egg' squirreled away earning interest and cash in the bank if I need it. Oddly enough, I've gotten more raises since I retired than I ever did while working.  :idiot2:

Life is a series of choices...and the missus and I, over 40 years ago, decided I would go career military, and she would get out of the military and become a teacher. Our game plan has remain essentially unchanged since 1976. We are very blessed, to be sure. That, and the missus will frequently drop a steam card on my desk, for no reason. Not as good as her spaghetti, but not bad!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on August 18, 2017, 06:40:36 PM
Can you send me the number of your Missus? I like her style.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on August 19, 2017, 05:44:12 AM
Can you send me the number of your Missus? I like her style.

Heh heh...she was a guild officer in our WoW guild, and has two toons at level 110. She is a gamer too! Makes like a lot easier for me, and she understands when I get a game "woody".
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on August 19, 2017, 10:30:10 AM
^You are a wise man.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on August 19, 2017, 09:19:30 PM
Does she have a sister? With spaghetti?  :dreamer:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on August 19, 2017, 09:26:28 PM
Does she have a sister? With spaghetti?  :dreamer:
:2funny:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Raied on September 11, 2017, 09:07:12 AM
Dum dum duuum!!! Release date 13th October
http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160)
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh9dNRn8iic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh9dNRn8iic)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: fabius on September 11, 2017, 10:30:42 AM
That release date is most welcome news

The play through looks good too.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on September 11, 2017, 11:12:50 AM
Nice, I didn't expect it so soon. Sweet.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on September 11, 2017, 01:36:46 PM
Are were there yet?   :))
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on September 11, 2017, 02:34:14 PM
I loved Pike and Shot, I am definitely on board for this.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on September 11, 2017, 06:03:22 PM
Dum dum duuum!!! Release date 13th October
http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160)
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh9dNRn8iic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh9dNRn8iic)

Nice trailer. 
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Destraex on September 11, 2017, 06:14:29 PM
I love the look of this game. But cannot get over the units taking turns standing their and getting the crap beaten out of each other for no response.

WEGO, the next step.
I would love for this to be WEGO. However unlike most WEGO the next evolution for WEGO to be implimented here would be WEGO with contingency orders for reacting during the 1 minute of real time.

After all these years I am still waiting to see a game that actually simulates real formations in 3D. Funnily enough Total War for all of it's arcade like features and lack of historical care comes closest still to a real ancient battle! Combat Mission and Scourge of War (interface breaks that game) come closest in other theatres.

FOG still has micro BORG managed units. No communication simulation as far as I can tell either.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on September 11, 2017, 07:37:28 PM
I love the look of this game. But cannot get over the units taking turns standing their and getting the crap beaten out of each other for no response.

WEGO, the next step.
I would love for this to be WEGO. However unlike most WEGO the next evolution for WEGO to be implimented here would be WEGO with contingency orders for reacting during the 1 minute of real time.

After all these years I am still waiting to see a game that actually simulates real formations in 3D. Funnily enough Total War for all of it's arcade like features and lack of historical care comes closest still to a real ancient battle! Combat Mission and Scourge of War (interface breaks that game) come closest in other theatres.

FOG still has micro BORG managed units. No communication simulation as far as I can tell either.

It's not meant to be a full simulation. A lot abstraction still with table top feel. But die rolls are not six sided anymore.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: RyanE on September 26, 2017, 09:54:55 AM
AAR at the wargamer...

http://www.wargamer.com/articles/battle-for-the-horn-of-africa-a-field-of-glory-ii-aar/

I have never been super interested in ancient warfare, but this has me interested.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: fabius on September 26, 2017, 11:39:04 AM
Been enjoying Das Tactic's plays. Seems like several youtubers have overrun on time due the 'one more turn' feel

Looks like this is going to be gem.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on September 26, 2017, 05:21:44 PM
Dum dum duuum!!! Release date 13th October
http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160)
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh9dNRn8iic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh9dNRn8iic)

 :clap: :clap: :clap: I am OFF WORK that Friday too  :buck2:



Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on October 10, 2017, 05:15:03 AM
COME OUT ALREADY!!!!!   :D  :nerd:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 10, 2017, 09:49:03 AM
COME OUT ALREADY!!!!!   :D  :nerd:

I'm beginning to fear seeing the price.

Although some of the others, based on the same engine, were fairly reasonable IIRC.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on October 10, 2017, 02:41:02 PM
COME OUT ALREADY!!!!!   :D  :nerd:

I'm beginning to fear seeing the price.

Although some of the others, based on the same engine, were fairly reasonable IIRC.

$40, Matrix standard, would be my guess.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: sandman2575 on October 10, 2017, 05:44:02 PM
I'm gonna guess $49.99. Wouldn't surprise me.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 10, 2017, 06:02:32 PM
I'm gonna guess $49.99. Wouldn't surprise me.


Ehh...  :-\

Hope it's more like $30.  Maybe $35 tops.  Beyond that.. I start getting on the fence, or worse.

$50 digital games just... no.  They better have all the shinies, all the bells & whistles.  All the depth & replayability & graphical beauty I could envision, for that price.  They better be pushing limits, and tickling fancies yet untouched, preferably with some new or greatly expanded game engine.

For that price, I could buy a designer physical game of great material quality.  In some cases, even get some nice included minis to paint & further enjoy. 

After my last big digital game purchase at that price range, I realized I needed to keep it all in relative perspective.  Especially with how little I actually play these high dollar PC games.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 10, 2017, 06:08:47 PM
Minimally $39, can't see anyway cheaper than that...I would guess between $39-$49.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 10, 2017, 06:14:45 PM
Minimally $39, can't see anyway cheaper than that...I would guess between $39-$49.


Sengoku Jidai was $30.

 ???


EDIT:

I think Byzantine has had reasonable prices in the past.  And I've been buying them.   :smitten:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 10, 2017, 06:25:30 PM
Minimally $39, can't see anyway cheaper than that...I would guess between $39-$49.


Sengoku Jidai was $30.

 ???


EDIT:

I think Byzantine has had reasonable prices in the past.  And I've been buying them.   :smitten:

pike and shot $39.99
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 10, 2017, 06:43:38 PM
Minimally $39, can't see anyway cheaper than that...I would guess between $39-$49.


Sengoku Jidai was $30.

 ???


EDIT:

I think Byzantine has had reasonable prices in the past.  And I've been buying them.   :smitten:

pike and shot $39.99


The original?

Or the deluxe "Campaign" version that included the expansion stuff?

$40 is around fence sitting area for me.  Definitely depends on what it is.

Also - don't they also offer a small discount for the first week or two after launch? 
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on October 10, 2017, 08:44:23 PM
I'm gonna guess $49.99. Wouldn't surprise me.


Ehh...  :-\

Hope it's more like $30.  Maybe $35 tops.  Beyond that.. I start getting on the fence, or worse.

$50 digital games just... no.  They better have all the shinies, all the bells & whistles.  All the depth & replayability & graphical beauty I could envision, for that price.  They better be pushing limits, and tickling fancies yet untouched, preferably with some new or greatly expanded game engine.

For that price, I could buy a designer physical game of great material quality.  In some cases, even get some nice included minis to paint & further enjoy. 

After my last big digital game purchase at that price range, I realized I needed to keep it all in relative perspective.  Especially with how little I actually play these high dollar PC games.


Ditto  :-\    I got Pike and Shot Campaigns with my Anniversary Coupon.  But I am interested to see how Field of Glory II is, and I'm patient.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 10, 2017, 09:28:26 PM
As per previous titles (P&S, SJ - shameless plug), given the potential for several DLCs, there will eventually be a collectors ed.

But if you really like tabletop games with endless amount of skirmish matches, then buying on day 1 is a no brainer
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on October 11, 2017, 03:52:00 AM
Think will be 39. Don't care anyhow will get it. Been wanting proper ancients war game forever and this looks excellent. Tried the hps stuff but never got on with the God awful interface
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: PanzerFaust on October 11, 2017, 07:47:33 AM
HYPE!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 11, 2017, 08:35:23 AM
On the Grogcast (TM) last night, Brant was talking about the glee we once felt waiting for the next game from SPI to arrive in the mail or, in his case, even the next catalogue.

Speculating about how much a game is going to cost seems to have taken the place of all that.

Very strange that Slitherix is so assiduously mysterious about this -- and apparently by policy.

Their business, of course, but runs counter to much current practice.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Geezer on October 11, 2017, 09:31:11 AM
...Very strange that Slitherix is so assiduously mysterious about this -- and apparently by policy.

Their business, of course, but runs counter to much current practice.

IIRC Matrix used to announce the price ahead of release.  Regardless of how reasonable the price might have been there were always a few trolls lambasting them about how unreasonable it was.  They probably felt it cost them some sales so they stopped doing it.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on October 11, 2017, 09:59:02 AM
...Very strange that Slitherix is so assiduously mysterious about this -- and apparently by policy.

Their business, of course, but runs counter to much current practice.

IIRC Matrix used to announce the price ahead of release.  Regardless of how reasonable the price might have been there were always a few trolls lambasting them about how unreasonable it was.  They probably felt it cost them some sales so they stopped doing it.

But the same effect would happen when the game gets released and the price is revealed :P
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Geezer on October 11, 2017, 10:59:44 AM
I agree.  But maybe their thinking is there would also, hopefully, be a lot of good new player reviews to drown out the trolls.  Anyway it's all just speculation on my part.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 11, 2017, 03:27:18 PM
At the end of the day pricing doesn't really matter to me......developers are free to charge whatever they want and consumers can decide if worth to them or not...

I do think Matrix brought some of the scrutiny on themselves by things done in the past....

If I am not mistaken, the first price battle happened with Command Ops series...at least it was the first one I was exposed to.  I don't believe Matrix shared the pricing until release and they labeled it as a "premium" game and it was $80, pretty big departure from their past releases.  So I can see how consumers would have been shocked and surprised by that.  But again, to me they can charge whatever they want and we can buy whatever we want.

Personally, the biggest price thing that bother me was World in Flames.  Another title labeled as premium and cost me a $100+...it was my choice to pay it so that is my fault.  But that game was far from a premium title and likely still is not complete.  Right after release they acknowledged it was in not good shape, but really didn't offer anything to the buyers...they had their money and that was that.

As for this title, I'll be purchasing if a reasonable cost, which to me is in the $39-$49 range....
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on October 11, 2017, 03:33:33 PM
I have it on good authority that the price will be $49.99.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 11, 2017, 03:46:56 PM
I have it on good authority that the price will be $49.99.

I guess we will all find out tomorrow:)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IronX on October 11, 2017, 04:36:51 PM
The Steam version will likely be cheaper.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 11, 2017, 05:23:12 PM
$80.00???
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 11, 2017, 06:16:48 PM
The Steam version will likely be cheaper.


10% release discount, I'm guessing?   :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IronX on October 11, 2017, 06:35:27 PM
I think it's more in the region of $8-10 cheaper, but it's been a while since I bought a Slitherix title.


So for Gus, that makes it about $129.99.



Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 11, 2017, 06:40:27 PM
WHAT

Insanity
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 11, 2017, 09:35:07 PM
Two Fitty bitches.  Two fitty.  :peace:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on October 12, 2017, 04:23:35 AM
Tree Fiddy!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on October 12, 2017, 05:28:21 AM
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2383/Field.of.Glory.Live.Stream

Today we will be releasing Field of Glory II, one of our most beloved and anticipated games, and to celebrate this event we're going to have a live stream on our Twitch channel!

As you can see below, the stream will be at 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST / 4 PM CEST, while the game will be released at 11 AM EDT / 4 PM BST / 5 PM CEST
Be sure to come hang out with us and say hi, we are going to give some keys away so you should definitely come!

https://go.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on October 12, 2017, 07:27:23 AM
Today?!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: PanzerFaust on October 12, 2017, 08:44:15 AM
http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=651

It's out!!!

29,99 $!!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 12, 2017, 08:45:27 AM
See!  Good price, per usual.  :bd:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 08:59:42 AM
Well all win!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 12, 2017, 09:03:35 AM
Surprised but good kind of surprised
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Surtur on October 12, 2017, 09:36:27 AM
Looks like a nice deal
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on October 12, 2017, 09:58:22 AM
Surprised but good kind of surprised

Thought it was 13th. Still software delivered early is a rare thing.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 11:09:18 AM
Just read through some of the promos I got from Matrix. Am I reading correctly that a version is a available with a physical, hard bound manual?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on October 12, 2017, 11:52:21 AM
I was surprised as well. My jaw hit the floor when I saw the price.

Dang. Now I am tempted.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: PipFromSlitherine on October 12, 2017, 11:52:56 AM
Just read through some of the promos I got from Matrix. Am I reading correctly that a version is a available with a physical, hard bound manual?
You are indeed - and quite a manual it is at that.

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=79469

Cheers

Pip
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 11:54:07 AM
I...cannot resist the pull of a real, live manual...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: sandman2575 on October 12, 2017, 12:04:17 PM
Surprised but good kind of surprised

+1
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on October 12, 2017, 12:14:17 PM
You know what they say....$29.99 is the new $49.99.

Now then...need impressions.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 12, 2017, 12:47:06 PM
Somebody please tell me quickly that this game is shit so my Piggy Bank doesn't have to die. He looks so happy knowing I am too cheap to sacrifice him for anything mundane. SAVE A PIGGY BANK. Condemn this game!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IronX on October 12, 2017, 01:23:27 PM
You’ve gotta get if you wanna hang with the cool kids.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 01:38:28 PM
Break that bank open for the glorious (pun intended) manual!

DO IT
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on October 12, 2017, 01:45:49 PM
Somebody please tell me quickly that this game is shit so my Piggy Bank doesn't have to die. He looks so happy knowing I am too cheap to sacrifice him for anything mundane. SAVE A PIGGY BANK. Condemn this game!

Sorry - it is bloody excellent.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 01:47:01 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 12, 2017, 06:38:10 PM
It's up on Steam as well.  Downloading as we speak. 

Time to show those Barbarians who is boss.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on October 12, 2017, 06:58:54 PM
Barbarians. I bet they watch Star Trek Discovery.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 12, 2017, 07:20:32 PM
I am buying the manualed version right now. Can't help myself.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 12, 2017, 08:29:10 PM
With manual.

Now let's make with the Napoleonic version...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on October 12, 2017, 08:54:53 PM
The picture of the manual I saw on the forums looked pretty tasty.

I'm not a hard bound guy anymore, but damn.

Wait...what did I just say?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mikeck on October 12, 2017, 09:05:48 PM
I've never played Field of Glory but it doesn't strike me as a particularly complex or deep game...although I'm sure it's fun. What are they using to fill a 150 page manual?? I bought the hard copy manual for decisive campaigns and war in the east but there is a lot to those
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 12, 2017, 09:34:00 PM
There's actually a fair amount of TT rule stuff -- this game covers a fair number of hardback books -- that the digital version shoves "under the hood".

RBS is the man who gave us more types of ancient soldiers than we ever knew we wanted and certainly knew existed.  Throw in some pictures and modifier tables and I'm good to go.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 12, 2017, 09:36:14 PM
I've never played Field of Glory but it doesn't strike me as a particularly complex or deep game...although I'm sure it's fun. What are they using to fill a 150 page manual?? I bought the hard copy manual for decisive campaigns and war in the east but there is a lot to those

Only spent a couple of hours with it so far.  This game bears zero resemblance to the first PC Field of Glory (Which I did not enjoy).  This is a refined and very slick version of the Pike and Shot engine.  At the very least this is much better than anything the old FoG offered simply because it seems to have a functional AI. 

Point is, I wouldn't compare the two.  They're alike only in name.  So far this one is very, very solid.   There's a lot going on under the hood, much like Pike and Shot.  First impression is excellent wargaming in the old style.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 12, 2017, 09:40:36 PM
I've never played Field of Glory but it doesn't strike me as a particularly complex or deep game...although I'm sure it's fun. What are they using to fill a 150 page manual?? I bought the hard copy manual for decisive campaigns and war in the east but there is a lot to those

150 pages is not a long read. It’s got lots of pictures. Even a lengthy sample AAR by yours truly. :D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 12, 2017, 09:50:21 PM
Damn! That's worth the price right there. Got any tips on how to stop a charging elephant? Please don't say take his credit card away.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 12, 2017, 09:53:44 PM
Damn! That's worth the price right there. Got any tips on how to stop a charging elephant? Please don't say take his credit card away.

Best is to use missile troops on elephants before impact.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on October 12, 2017, 10:23:27 PM
1d6 +2.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 12, 2017, 10:59:28 PM
1d6 +2.

FoG2 doesn’t use a 6 sided dice anymore...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 12, 2017, 11:02:53 PM
^This.  Very impressed with the skirmishing and melee so far. 
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: PanzerFaust on October 13, 2017, 01:36:24 AM
Wow, skirmishers now actually have an important role. They can be pretty disruptive in the first phases, they can safely retreat behind your lines and later they are essential to chase routing units lest they rally.

I am loving it.

By the way, word of advice... watch out when you are playing hellenistic armies. You can be victim of your own success. My elite pike phalanx (which was containing my general) was able to push the hoplites they were fighting against back, way behind enemy lines... and that's why my phalanx got annihilated by flank charges by the enemy reserves.

Three lessons I learned so far:

1) If you are playing against hellenistic armies keep a melee unit in reserve behind your line, nearby when you think that the enemy is more likely to push through. Then flank-charge them. Thracian falcata warriors are excellent for that.
2) Use light cavalry to chase important routing units, especially if they contain a general.
3) Cataphracts are BRUTAL.

But I can't seem to find a good use for field artillery...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: fabius on October 13, 2017, 02:14:40 AM
Agreed, much fun despite not map campaign. :smitten:

Adding to PanzerFaust tips (not read manual yet)
I had that success with my Roman general too- luckily his cohort kept pushing right through.

1. Always have a reserve. I read flank charge only happens when full side or rear, not 45 degrees. And needs to start the turn on the flank. It's worth manoeuvring and waiting a turn for the bonus. I have beaten veteran roman with general by surrounding them with citizen and other crap Greek Phalanx. Took some grinding down though.
2. I'm having success using light skirmishes to degrade enemy main units and ignoring their skirmishers as much as possible. Using Cav to chase them away when I can, but risky as they get caught in melee and pile-on'd sometimes.

3. Accidently found right mouse button angles the view. Nice to have a closer combat view.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: PanzerFaust on October 13, 2017, 02:34:41 AM
Another tip: if the enemy pushes their skirmishers too far ahead, one quick way to dispatch them is by engaging them in melee with your own skirmishers - they shouldn't be running away.

Once they are locked in combat, you can also attack them with your heavy cav or infantry and make short work of them.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 13, 2017, 07:01:54 AM
FoG2 has a tournament system built in the engine. And Slitherine is hosting the first official public tournament.

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=79660
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 13, 2017, 09:57:51 AM
How are the Campaigns?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on October 13, 2017, 10:22:35 AM
With manual.

Now let's make with the Napoleonic version...

They need to make Age---of---Rifles! (http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/please.gif)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Skwerl on October 13, 2017, 12:54:39 PM
BBMike - you are a genius
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 01:06:45 PM
BBMike - you are a genius

You'd think differently if you did an Origins Command Post with him  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on October 13, 2017, 01:52:26 PM
^You try providing intel without having proper air support!  :hide:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 01:58:31 PM
The air support was excellent, particularly since I had to find my own targets.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on October 13, 2017, 02:13:52 PM
We told you they were 40 kellicams to the southnorth. You could have found those targets 30 centons sooner if you had listened.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 02:22:09 PM
That's pure feldergarb.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: spelk on October 13, 2017, 03:23:10 PM
With manual.

Now let's make with the Napoleonic version...

They need to make Age---of---Rifles! (http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/please.gif)

Praying won't help, but how about pledging all our money for an modern interpretation of Age of Rifles? Get me the kickstarter link stat! :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on October 13, 2017, 04:18:37 PM

Praying won't help, but how about pledging all our money for an modern interpretation of Age of Rifles? Get me the kickstarter link stat! :)

I'd back that for a dollar!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 20, 2017, 01:20:45 AM
A poll on Live MP.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=79810

User content are now being released.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=492&t=79803
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: FlickJax on October 20, 2017, 04:02:17 AM
I am really enjoying this game :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: spelk on October 20, 2017, 08:20:23 AM
RPS: The Flare Path does FoGII

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/20/the-flare-path-hillocks-and-pillocks/
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on October 20, 2017, 08:28:06 AM
I'm enjoying it, as well. I really like how casualties are clearly broken down by KIA, WIA and Routing.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 20, 2017, 08:55:09 AM
Pip came on and indicated live MP is in the works.

This goes straight to the desert island with me when this is so.

It's already one of my all-time favorite games.

Anyone looking for a foe, just shout.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on October 20, 2017, 11:19:11 AM
Darn.. tempting.

I also see active tournaments being posted. And User-mods... and... and....
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on October 22, 2017, 02:57:28 AM
If I order the boxed version do I automatically get the fancy manual?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on October 22, 2017, 03:27:58 AM
If I order the boxed version do I automatically get the fancy manual?

Re: Field of Glory II Manual Sneak Peek!

post by IainMcNeil » 10 Oct 2017 13:28
The hardback manuals, where the disk in printed inside a sleeve on the front cover are $15 extra.

Yes its called a physical version. When we make a hard back manual we don't use a box and the book becomes the "box". The disk is mounted inside the front cover and whole things is shrink wrapped.

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=79469&sid=dc19977c74358d460617afbb02368d47
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on October 22, 2017, 04:03:27 AM
Thanks Pete! Has there been any mention of a limited run for the hardback manual? Around the 15th of Nov I expect an anniversary coupon. Would be nice to use it one FG2, but I’d hate to miss out on the hardback manual.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on October 22, 2017, 08:08:57 AM
Has there been any mention of a limited run for the hardback manual?

No time mentioned (all the other box upgrades are still available http://www.matrixgames.com/store/boxedupgrade.asp).

Don't forget shipping charges will be added to the listed price !
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 22, 2017, 08:55:07 AM
As someone who owns over a hundred Osprey books, the manual art is strangely familiar.
Of course I know the TT FoG was published by Osprey, too, but damn, get those Ruskies to do some new paintings, son. I get tired of art recycling, I mean it's pretty bad sometimes if you own 3 or for different Gens of Osprey series'.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 22, 2017, 10:32:21 AM
Just got my fancy manual delivered Friday. It is quite impressive...and fancy.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 10:33:07 AM
Manual whore
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 22, 2017, 10:48:04 AM
I went to high school with a Manuel Whore.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 22, 2017, 12:12:51 PM
I went to high school with a Manuel Whore.


Poor Manuel Jorge. 

That one filthy gringo never did get his name right.  :))
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on October 22, 2017, 12:31:43 PM
I went ahead and ordered FG2. I figured the coupon (if it indeed comes) is well spent on TOAW4 as well. :)

What about we setup a Grogheads Tournament for FG2? Seems like a great system to run some community tournaments with!
If you are interested, get your chariot over here: FG2 Community Tournament thread (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=20754)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 22, 2017, 05:04:13 PM
I went to junior high with Manual Labor. True story.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 22, 2017, 08:35:02 PM
I bet he was good with his hands.  :2funny:  I used to know a lady named, Helen Highwater. I used to tell her, "I knew you were coming. But I didn't know you had actually gotten here". Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 22, 2017, 09:13:36 PM
I went to junior high with Manual Labor. True story.
There is a real marine gunnery sergeant (or that was his rank at the time) named Max Fightmaster.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on October 23, 2017, 04:46:45 PM
I went to junior high with Manual Labor. True story.
There is a real marine gunnery sergeant (or that was his rank at the time) named Max Fightmaster.

I dated a girl in high school named Rosemary Major. Her dad was in the Army, and was a Sergeant Major. Yes...he was Sergeant Major Major.

Edit to add...she had the most conical shaped breasteses that God ever placed on a young lady. Geometrically precise cones, that were endlessly fascinating to me.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 23, 2017, 04:52:37 PM
^In my unit there is a SGT Majors. SGM Major is far better though :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 23, 2017, 09:44:51 PM
I just played a random battle as the Arabs, and it reminds me of why I hate armies without heavy infantry. It doesn't matter what the game is or what the time period is, I need my damn heavies.
In Rome Total War the ONLY units I would use were phalanx, triari, princeps and horse archers. Everything else was so inferior that the ability to flank = irrelevant.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on October 23, 2017, 11:29:02 PM
Having never played the FoG series of games (physical or electronic) I am pleasantly surprised at the depth of the system. It will take some time to appreciate its intricacies, but the manual and tutorial seem to be excellent.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: besilarius on October 24, 2017, 05:25:13 AM
Knew a guy from West Virginia who dated a young lady named Krystal Lear.
Her middle name was Shonda.

And people give Lizzie Borden a hard time.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 24, 2017, 08:48:04 AM
I went to school with a hot girl who's middle and last name was, "Mae" and "Lay".  She was VERY popular.  :bd:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 24, 2017, 09:00:11 AM
A good friend, a local attorney, proved on the White Pages that he had a client named Phuc Liu.

He insisted on being addressed by his first name.

My friend demurred.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on October 24, 2017, 11:01:36 AM
A good friend, a local attorney, proved on the White Pages that he had a client named Phuc Liu.

He insisted on being addressed by his first name.

My friend demurred.

The private name would be Liu, as names from the far east are usually ordered with the surname coming first.


There's a famous Israeli singer (now deceased) called Uzi Hitman, beat that for a cool name :P
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Geezer on October 24, 2017, 12:27:06 PM

...beat that for a cool name :P

Haywood Jablome
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 24, 2017, 01:07:59 PM
Time for that oft used 'Off-Topic Trainwreck' emote. We've got a guy married into my wife's side of the family who's a great guy but was born in west Africa and has a French last name that in the King's English sounds like 'asshole'.

My wife always gives me the, "Don't you dare" look when I talk to him. We call him by his first name.  ;D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tpek on October 24, 2017, 03:43:42 PM
^Where I worked, there was an Arab employee who had a first name that sounds like "My Ass".
I just had to imagine what it would be like for him to go through airport security in the U.S with that name.

"And who are you sir?"
"My Ass"
Major trouble ensues.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Father Ted on October 24, 2017, 03:48:13 PM
At my work we had a company that did any carpentry/joinery which needed doing and they were called Max Wood, which I always thought would make a great name for a porn star.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 24, 2017, 04:45:27 PM
At my work we had a company that did any carpentry/joinery which needed doing and they were called Max Wood, which I always thought would make a great name for a porn star.
My name is Dick Moore.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 24, 2017, 05:44:10 PM
Wait, wait. You're going too fast. I can't write all these names down fast enough-- my next Pillars of Eternity party.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on October 24, 2017, 06:38:16 PM
HA
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 24, 2017, 08:17:55 PM
Wait, wait. You're going too fast. I can't write all these names down fast enough-- my next Pillars of Eternity party.
I wish PoE was a sandbox game and dropped the whole storyline bit. Storylines in RPGs are blasphemy. I want a hex map and a kingdom to conquer, I AM THE STORY. The King and the Gods can go F- themselves. Now that's some Grognard.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on October 24, 2017, 08:50:59 PM
I'm not in love with PoE's storyline but it had it's moments. One of my favorite storylines from a RPG was Pool of Radiance way back in the 80's. You were a merc that pick missions to do for money. Very simple and easy to relate to.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 24, 2017, 09:07:16 PM
I'm not in love with PoE's storyline but it had it's moments. One of my favorite storylines from a RPG was Pool of Radiance way back in the 80's. You were a merc that pick missions to do for money. Very simple and easy to relate to.
Best D&D game hands down was the old Dark Sun RPG, straight-forward aimless wandering with actual D&D rules instead of some crap contrived to give the player a leg up; you were nobody and nothing you did was important unless you became very powerful, which was extremely difficult. Like actual D&D, level grinding could take actual years and you had to rest for days or weeks after serious injury.
It was also an 'MMO' back before that was a thing, which mean other players would kill and rob you periodically (just like actual D&D!).
Stuff was super-expensive, too, and your equipment broke if you used it too much, not predictably but randomly in the middle of fights.
I love when D&D was an ultra-high-resolution war game instead of 'save da princess frum da castle. You is a playa, have fifty free hitpoints!'
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 25, 2017, 03:47:48 AM
To get back on topic - I just played a randomly generated game as the Parthians v. the Saka.
Holy crap, was this tedious.
It was pretty hilly terrain with a river bisecting it, and woods in the east and west. I can't imagine why either of these horsie armies would actually fight in such a place, but there it is.
The fighting was EXTREMELY slow. Arrows did very poor damage, and after turn 5 did even less. Charges were usually evaded, and when contact was finally made both sides have such poor melee attack that damage was 1-4 points per turn. The terrain made sure almost everyone in the fight was disordered, further reducing the damage, even attacking with cataphracts from multiple sides I think 7 damage was about the most I saw.
Luckily for me I had two oliphants and some Indian Javelinmen. I still might have won without them, but instead of taking 3 hours it would have taken six.

Recommendation: Immediately Quit Any Match-Up with Mounted v. Mounted.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 25, 2017, 04:11:19 AM
Well that how they really fight.  Avoid set piece battles.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mikeck on October 25, 2017, 09:15:36 AM
Remarkably few battles resulted in the destruction of an army. Hell, even after Cannae alot of Romans escaped. So I think that's probably an accurate depiction of warfare where neither side wants to be pinned down and forced to engage. No one wants to lose their army in one battle
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 25, 2017, 12:06:37 PM
Remarkably few battles resulted in the destruction of an army. Hell, even after Cannae alot of Romans escaped. So I think that's probably an accurate depiction of warfare where neither side wants to be pinned down and forced to engage. No one wants to lose their army in one battle
I'm just saying don't play these matchups, because it's lame. If I had had the option of leaving that pointless mountain valley battle and going to set some villages on fire I would, unfortunately that is not an option in this game. This was a randomly generated battle, I would never intentionally play horses v. horses, which is bad enough in hex chit games.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on October 26, 2017, 05:45:45 AM
Matrix Sale (-25%)  http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2398/HAPPY.HALLOWEEN.everyone!

To celebrate Halloween ALL of our games and expansions will be 25% off, for this whole week, from 26th of October to the 1st of November!!
All you have to do is to put "HAPPYHALLOWEEN" on the coupon section. We hope you'll enjoy our special offer, and that you'll take advantage of it as long as you can.


Works for Field Of Glory II
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on October 26, 2017, 08:12:42 AM
With the Campaign "baggage train" battle, do you just have to get them to the opposite edge of the Map, and then there is an option to exit? Would it be easier to just try for the 40 percent rout?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on October 26, 2017, 08:40:03 AM
Remember that the 40% route is typically only if you've got a 25% margin on your opponent.

I find that to be rarely the case.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on October 26, 2017, 01:32:54 PM
Field of Glory II Version 1.0.1 now available

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=80085&sid=9931ba78269de19d0d60a2a5e6d6f158
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cheimison on October 26, 2017, 01:42:00 PM
Remember that the 40% route is typically only if you've got a 25% margin on your opponent.

I find that to be rarely the case.
Do you mean the Parthian battle? Just move your legion as a solid line and destroy their skirmishers in detail with surrounding attacks. This is the plan that Crassus' assistant commander suggested, and was turned down because Crassus was an Assus.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on October 26, 2017, 02:38:14 PM
Just to confirm, if I buy this through Matrix (using the Halloween code) it comes with a Steam key as well?

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Philippe on October 26, 2017, 03:04:15 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on October 26, 2017, 03:22:29 PM
Just to confirm, if I buy this through Matrix (using the Halloween code) it comes with a Steam key as well?

actually the matrix key you get is the same key you use to register on steam....single code usable for matrix and steam
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Toonces on October 26, 2017, 03:24:59 PM
Suite.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: -budd- on October 26, 2017, 10:17:44 PM
The large battles didn't feel very epic.There's instructions on Slitherine forum about how to adjust the number of figures in units. I gave it a whirl, looks a bit more epic. Only a minor slow down on my machine when a large group move is used, other than that no issues through 2 battles. This is a very large custom battle.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/37248815774_dc4fb9ce48_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on October 26, 2017, 10:19:35 PM
Nice!

Although at that point, there isn't much lateral maneuver space left on the map.  :(
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: -budd- on October 26, 2017, 11:36:11 PM
From the mini map you can see how much space the water takes up. That is the biggest map size, wonder if that can be modded.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: -budd- on October 26, 2017, 11:41:32 PM
One thing you can do is send your units off map on a flank end around and they might show up on the enemy flank. Just had the AI do that to me, surprised me when they showed up on my flank after my reserves had been committed. I haven't tried it myself yet, but apparently you can do it. Although there's no guarantee they show up before the battle ends.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on October 27, 2017, 01:14:47 AM
One thing you can do is send your units off map on a flank end around and they might show up on the enemy flank. Just had the AI do that to me, surprised me when they showed up on my flank after my reserves had been committed. I haven't tried it myself yet, but apparently you can do it. Although there's no guarantee they show up before the battle ends.

You can’t do that deliberately.  You only can sort of do that when you select Flank March scenario.  But the routine will chose which units to send on flank march.

In Open Battle, the enemy will randomly perform a flank march on you. But it’s not deliberate but more of a random occurrence.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: -budd- on October 27, 2017, 11:32:00 AM
One thing you can do is send your units off map on a flank end around and they might show up on the enemy flank. Just had the AI do that to me, surprised me when they showed up on my flank after my reserves had been committed. I haven't tried it myself yet, but apparently you can do it. Although there's no guarantee they show up before the battle ends.

You can’t do that deliberately.  You only can sort of do that when you select Flank March scenario.  But the routine will chose which units to send on flank march.

In Open Battle, the enemy will randomly perform a flank march on you. But it’s not deliberate but more of a random occurrence.
Didn't know that, thank you sir.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on November 13, 2017, 11:24:14 AM
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2428/Field.of.Glory.II.Updated.to.version.1.0.2

Field of Glory II has been updated to version 1.0.2! This is a significant and important update as it adds tons of improvements and changes.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on November 13, 2017, 01:51:59 PM
#nerfparthians

Figured I'd get in early.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: WallysWorld on January 02, 2018, 10:49:01 AM
So I got my Matrix anniversary coupon today and was looking at getting this game and its expansion. Do people still play and enjoy the game?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on January 02, 2018, 11:31:20 AM
52 hours in and counting.

Waiting for Round 2 of the Holiday Tourney to start.

It is not without certain imperfections -- and my wait continues for live MP -- but it remains a favorite here.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: WallysWorld on January 03, 2018, 04:37:36 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'm still debating it as the coupon is good for a month and FoG II is not on sale now anyway.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on January 09, 2018, 06:58:46 AM
Massive mod coming our way.
http://www.slitherine.com/news/2477/Field.of.Glory.II.-.Tabletop.Mod
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on January 09, 2018, 08:18:39 AM
Massive mod coming our way.
http://www.slitherine.com/news/2477/Field.of.Glory.II.-.Tabletop.Mod

Will this tabletop mod be compatible with the Steam version?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on January 09, 2018, 08:37:50 AM
Massive mod coming our way.
http://www.slitherine.com/news/2477/Field.of.Glory.II.-.Tabletop.Mod

Will this tabletop mod be compatible with the Steam version?

You can download the mod directly from the game, clicking on the “Download community scenarios” button in the upper left side of the Main Menu, Epic Battles or Campaigns screen.

Worked for me on Steam for the previous big mod  (The Silk Road mod created by Jomni http://steamcommunity.com/app/660160/discussions/0/1621724915765912209/) so should work for this one.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on January 09, 2018, 10:33:52 PM
Look at the change log of the TT mod.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=81602&sid=f7b4c65b5a1b0b17d731e9ae6e9bc4fa
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on January 31, 2018, 08:58:32 AM
Poking around on the fora I see nothing but I inquire here:

Any word on live MP?

Still getting whomped in a range of tournaments, but, yeah...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on February 02, 2018, 05:54:01 PM
Look at the change log of the TT mod.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=81602&sid=f7b4c65b5a1b0b17d731e9ae6e9bc4fa

I downloaded the TT mod, fired up a campaign, and got an immediate error message. I will go back to vanilla.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on February 02, 2018, 07:18:23 PM
Look at the change log of the TT mod.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=81602&sid=f7b4c65b5a1b0b17d731e9ae6e9bc4fa

I downloaded the TT mod, fired up a campaign, and got an immediate error message. I will go back to vanilla.

What did it say?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on February 04, 2018, 07:07:56 AM
Look at the change log of the TT mod.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=81602&sid=f7b4c65b5a1b0b17d731e9ae6e9bc4fa

I downloaded the TT mod, fired up a campaign, and got an immediate error message. I will go back to vanilla.

What did it say?

Frankly, I don't remember. I went back to it, and started a vanilla campaign, and everything worked fine. Looking closer, I see that there are an enormous number of armies that Immortal Fire will unlock, so I will purchase that today.

Then...I will bust out my graph paper, and do a deep dive into all 100+ armies, listing all their attributes, and begin the ranking system.

Then...I will set up The Tournament. Estimate time to completion is a very, VERY long time. Elaborate statistics will be kept and maintained, as to what who the "best" army will be, with the sure and certain knowledge that my own play style and preferences will absolutely skew the results.

Once I have determined what army suits my play style, and I have a deep and thorough knowledge of the game mechanics, then I can consider ruling the online world.

Ain't retirement grand?  Heh heh heh.     :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on February 04, 2018, 06:50:01 PM
Good luck in your endeavor.
The game can be played in many ways.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on February 09, 2018, 12:43:28 PM
http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=720

Legions Triumphant!


plus there's even free features in a patch too.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on February 09, 2018, 12:47:07 PM
That is the expansion I have been waiting for.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2018, 01:11:41 PM
How are your loins?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on February 09, 2018, 01:28:14 PM
Quite moist.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on February 09, 2018, 01:50:29 PM
Unless they fixed the joystick issue with this DLC I'm out.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on February 09, 2018, 01:51:08 PM
Unless they fixed the joystick issue with this DLC I'm out.

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on February 09, 2018, 02:04:33 PM
HAHA
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Father Ted on February 09, 2018, 07:30:01 PM
That is the expansion I have been waiting for.

Ha ha ha, your Jedi mind-tricks won't work on m - shit, pre-ordered.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MengJiao on February 09, 2018, 07:36:48 PM
http://www.slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=720

Legions Triumphant!


plus there's even free features in a patch too.

Wow and Wow again!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on February 09, 2018, 08:20:59 PM
HAHAHA Ted
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on February 11, 2018, 06:09:36 PM
Napoleonic mod.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=82669&sid=4d4d832dae14b7454238d3ca4e05d493
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Lancier on February 15, 2018, 02:04:40 PM
Sales for FOG II on steam i think -25% till 19 th Feb.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/660160/Field_of_Glory_II/

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 15, 2018, 02:18:24 PM
I see also an awesome upcoming DLC, "Legions Triumphant"!

Quote
Legions Triumphant expands Field of Glory II forwards five centuries from the first Emperor, Augustus, until 476 AD when the last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by his barbarian troops.

You can be part of the final conquests of the Roman Empire in Britain, Germany and Dacia, and then the Pax Romana when the legions on the frontier mostly kept at bay the barbarians to the north and first the Parthians, then the Sassanid Persians, in the east. You can also witness the final disintegration of Western Roman power under pressure from the Germans and Goths (themselves attempting to outdistance the rising power of the Huns), and the desperate attempts of 5th century leaders to hold at bay the barbarian tide, using armies at least partly consisting of barbarian troops.

Legions Triumphant follows the development of the Roman Imperial Army through its heyday, its late 3rd century AD reorganisation to deal with new threats, and subsequent decline. It also follows the rise of its various enemies, the Germans and Goths, the Sassanid Persians and the dreaded Huns.

Summary of features

    10 new factions
    19 new units
    24 new army lists
    10 new Epic Battles
    36 new Quick Battles
    Expanded Custom Battles module.
    Expanded Sandbox Campaign module.
    4 new historically-based campaigns.
    Main build updated with major improvements to gameplay.


Features

    10 new factions: Alans, Anglo-Saxons, Caledonians, Goths, Hephthalites, Huns, Palmyrans, Picts, Romano-British and Sassanid Persians.

    17 new units: Early Imperial Legionaries, Early Imperial Auxiliaries, Auxiliary Archers, Veteran auxiliary cavalry, Roman Lancers, Late Roman Lancers, Legio Palatina, Legio Comitatensis, Auxilia Palatina, Limitanii, Armoured Horse Archers, Expert Armoured Horse Archers, Fierce Nomad Horse Archers (Huns), Fierce Nomad Light Horse Archers (Huns), Irregular Foot (trousered), Pictish Spearmen and Jewish Zealots. Also the following that were available in the base game, but not used: Roman auxiliary cavalry, Sassanid levy spearmen.

    22 new army lists (which together with 2 in the free patch, expands the total number of army lists to 132).

o Alan 25-476 AD

o Anglo-Saxon 449-476 AD

o Armenian 253-476 AD

o Bosporan 11-375 AD

o Caledonian 50-225 AD

o Germanic/Gothic Foot Tribes 260-476 AD (Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, early Vandals etc.)

o Germanic/Gothic Horse Tribes 260-476 AD (Ostrogoths, Gepids, later Vandals etc.)

o Hephthalite 350-476 AD

o Hunnic 250-375 AD

o Hunnic 376-476 AD

o Indian 320-476 AD

o Jewish Revolt 66-135 AD

o Palmyran 258-273 AD

o Pictish 210-476 AD

o Roman 24 BC – 196 AD

o Roman 197-284 AD

o Roman 285-378 AD

o Roman 379-424 AD

o Roman 425-476 AD

o Romano-British 407-476 AD

o Sarmatian 25-375 AD

o Sassanid Persian 224-476 AD

    10 new Epic Battles: Watling Street 61 AD, Adamclisi 102 AD, Hormozdgan 224 AD, Emesa 272 AD, Argentoratum 357 AD, Maranga 363 AD, Adrianople 378 AD, Frigidus 394 AD, Chalons 451 AD, Nedao 454 AD (each playable from either side).

    36 new Quick Battles (each playable from either side).

    Expanded Field of Glory II Custom Battles module now includes all 132 army lists from Immortal Fire, Rise of Rome, and Legions Triumphant.

    Expanded Field of Glory II Sandbox Campaigns module now includes all 132 army lists from Immortal Fire, Rise of Rome, and Legions Triumphant.

    4 new historically-based campaigns:


o Third Century Crisis

o King of Kings (Sassanid Persia)

o Stilicho

o Empire of the Huns

    The free patch accompanying the release of Legions Triumphant includes major improvements to the campaign system.


o Ability to fight on after a lost battle.

o Maximum number of battles in sandbox campaigns increased, with more decision points and new possible decisions and events.

o Additional enemies in sandbox campaigns. You will need to fend off attacks by other enemies as well as advancing the campaign against your primary opponent.

o Units not only increase in quality following victories, but will upgrade to higher quality unit types when they reach the required quality. (e.g. Raw Pikemen > Pikemen > Veteran Pikemen).

o Anachronistic what if campaigns – by turning off the date and geographical filters you can set up sandbox campaigns between any two nations covered by the game from 550 BC to 476 AD. Additional enemies in the campaign will fit the date of the main enemy – so that it will be as if your army had been transported in time to a new era.

    Other major changes in the free patch:


o Improved AI.

o Evaders may suffer casualties even if they escape their pursuers.

o Chargers will now follow normal pursuit rules if their opponents break on contact. i.e. Infantry (apart from warbands and raw troops) will not pursue.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on February 15, 2018, 04:52:37 PM
^Yeah someone posted about that a few days ago. Loin moistening!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 08, 2018, 05:02:11 PM
New DLC released...Field of Glory II: Legions Triumphant

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4448576

$14.99
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 08, 2018, 06:38:17 PM
Downloaded it a couple of hours ago :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on March 08, 2018, 07:54:25 PM
Downloaded it a couple of hours ago :)

I am enthused.  I will be getting this in a bit too.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on March 08, 2018, 08:46:44 PM
I'm sorry, what?

I can't hear you over the screams of these dying Gauls.

SALVE!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 09, 2018, 04:21:35 AM
I suck at this game. Shouldn’t romans be able to walk through anything????
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MengJiao on March 09, 2018, 05:25:01 AM
I suck at this game. Shouldn’t romans be able to walk through anything????

I haven't bought the latest expansion (of reality?), but in reality the Romans were famous for rebuilding their armies and navies after massive defeats and conducting seiges and building entrenched camps by piling up lots of dirt.  Engineering was their forte.  Even at the peak of their armed might, they had entire armies wiped out in Germany and Mesopotamia.  It was their allies (such as the Rhodian navy) that were the real experts at war.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: FlickJax on March 09, 2018, 06:19:18 AM
To be fair they did win a lot of battles against superior numbers, the ones they lost were normally excellently planned or traps/ambushes.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mikeck on March 09, 2018, 06:45:15 AM
 Exactly. We know a lot of Roman defeats are famous because they were rare.  A lot of the battles though in this expansion are in the third and fourth century when the legions were simply not the same
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MengJiao on March 09, 2018, 07:11:45 AM
To be fair they did win a lot of battles against superior numbers, the ones they lost were normally excellently planned or traps/ambushes.


  To be really fair, a lot of the Roman aptitude for Empire sprang from their legal system, administrative expertise and engineering brilliance.  Militarily in the long run they relied on immense defensive systems and eventually armed those with plenty of ballistae.  When their armies were caught in the open (as often in the East), they did only so-so.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 09, 2018, 07:28:17 AM
To be fair they did win a lot of battles against superior numbers, the ones they lost were normally excellently planned or traps/ambushes.


  To be really fair, a lot of the Roman aptitude for Empire sprang from their legal system, administrative expertise and engineering brilliance.  Militarily in the long run they relied on immense defensive systems and eventually armed those with plenty of ballistae.  When their armies were caught in the open (as often in the East), they did only so-so.

Defensive systems don't do much when it comes to conquest and the Roman military conquered most of the known world. I think history and the vast majority of academia would disagree with your view that the Roman military was only "so-so". 
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 09, 2018, 07:54:13 AM
I am looking forward to playing the Picts. Psyched for the timeline of this new DLC.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 09, 2018, 07:57:16 AM
I am looking forward to playing the Picts. Psyched for the timeline of this new DLC.

I'm looking forward to the Jews. Hope hot IDF girls are included in the OOB.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 09, 2018, 08:03:19 AM
Is Masada included as an epic battle? I actually think I saw it listed while perusing the game last night.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MengJiao on March 09, 2018, 08:05:28 AM
To be fair they did win a lot of battles against superior numbers, the ones they lost were normally excellently planned or traps/ambushes.


  To be really fair, a lot of the Roman aptitude for Empire sprang from their legal system, administrative expertise and engineering brilliance.  Militarily in the long run they relied on immense defensive systems and eventually armed those with plenty of ballistae.  When their armies were caught in the open (as often in the East), they did only so-so.

Defensive systems don't do much when it comes to conquest and the Roman military conquered most of the known world. I think history and the vast majority of academia would disagree with your view that the Roman military was only "so-so".

 While many modern people probably have an inflated view of the Roman army, the Roman army itself seems to have thought it needed immense defensive systems and to hire as many barbarians as possible just to hang on to what it had and even start contracting (in Pannonia and in Mesopotamia).
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on March 09, 2018, 08:06:11 AM
Masada??!!

What does that look like?  Six months of ramp building followed by mass suicide?

Oooh, the drama.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 09, 2018, 08:06:56 AM
I can’t confirm but I thought I did see Masada...I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 09, 2018, 08:10:06 AM
To be fair they did win a lot of battles against superior numbers, the ones they lost were normally excellently planned or traps/ambushes.


  To be really fair, a lot of the Roman aptitude for Empire sprang from their legal system, administrative expertise and engineering brilliance.  Militarily in the long run they relied on immense defensive systems and eventually armed those with plenty of ballistae.  When their armies were caught in the open (as often in the East), they did only so-so.

Defensive systems don't do much when it comes to conquest and the Roman military conquered most of the known world. I think history and the vast majority of academia would disagree with your view that the Roman military was only "so-so".

 While many modern people probably have an inflated view of the Roman army, the Roman army itself seems to have thought it needed immense defensive systems and to hire as many barbarians as possible just to hang on to what it had and even start contracting (in Pannonia and in Mesopotamia).

Defensive systems were necessary to MAINTAIN the empire, not to conquer it. Conquest was the province of the Legions, which although suffering several catastrophic defeats over a period of many centuries (usually due to poor leadership, not any inadequacy of the fighting man), by and large, was one of the most successful military organizations in the history of the world. Barbarians and mercenaries were necessary because the empire was so vast that the legions simply couldn't be everywhere all at the same time. I think you're letting your pro-Asiatic bias show.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MengJiao on March 09, 2018, 08:49:03 AM
I think you're letting your pro-Asiatic bias show.

  It's true.  As ways the image of brave little Persia, the much, much smaller Empire that trounced the Romans more often than not -- not to mention their Muslim successors -- springs readily to mind.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Philippe on March 09, 2018, 11:11:47 AM
A lot of the vaunted Roman military superiority had to do with the fact that by the late Republic they were using a permanent standing army, and before they eventually went broke they had a logistics system that could usually keep larger armies in the field than their opponents.

Throughout antiquity most people used essentially militia armies.  Ancient militias were very tough, but unless you spent a lot of time working on your close order drill, there were a lot of things that professional standing armies could do on the battlefield that militia armies simply couldn't.  In Classical Greece everybody used militias except the Spartans, and you can still hear the jaws dropping in the  ancient descriptions of a Laconian counter-march executed in the middle of a battle.  It's not that Spartans were significantly tougher than Argives or Athenians (though they probably had an edge), but they could do things that would cause anyone else's formation to fall apart.

Something like this was going on with the Romans.  They had a standing army, it spent a lot of time practising ("their drills were bloodless battles, their battles bloody drills"), and most of their opponents fielded armies of part-time reservists.

But there's more than this going on with ancient warfare, especially when it comes to Romans fighting barbarians.

Numbers in ancient texts are problematic.  They're unclear, hard to read, and pretty much at the mercy of one manuscript copyist being familiar with the writing conventions of his predecessor (who may have been literate but probably wasn't numerate).  The resulting numbers, even from the best ancient authors, are tinged with an element of medieval fantasy.

To make matters worse, the Romans themselves were often clueless (or lying) about how many barbarians they were actually facing.  If a Greek general looked at the army of another Greek city state drawn up for battle, he could usually come up with a pretty good estimate of how many men he was looking at, simply because his own troops used the same formations and his units had the same footprint on the battlefield.  When Romans were fighting a civil war they could give accurate estimates (if nothing else you probably knew how many legions the other guy had shown up with, and that was more useful than the raw numbers),  but when faced with an array of Gauls or Germans they entered the realm of wild guesses because the other side used different formations (if they used them at all) and probably didn't stand as close together.

The Romans had a logistics system.  We don't know as much about it as we would like because it wasn't fashionable to write about that sort of thing in antiquity.  But they did have one, and from time to time you encouter traces of it in some of the ancient writers.  Apart from people like Deceballus and the Dacians, most barbarians on the northern frontier didn't.  What that basically means is that the Romans could field larger armies and keep them in the field for longer periods of time than most of their barbarian opponents could.  They could also project power over long distances if there was a good network of navigable rivers, an accessible coastline, and (to a lesser extent) some kind of road net.

In practical terms what that means is that the Romans might plan a campaign into a neighboring area, and be able to keep their army fed, in the field, and assembled in one place for several months.  Their barbarian opponents, even if they were defending on home ground would only be able to keep their own army in the field for a few weeks before it would start dwindling away as its troops scattered to forage.


Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on March 09, 2018, 01:43:30 PM
I've been to Masada. No way the Romans could do two in a row! Two crippled old shits like me could hold that mountain against everything short of Genghis Khan and the 101st Airborne.  :cowboy:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on March 09, 2018, 03:28:50 PM
How long do I have?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on March 09, 2018, 05:52:50 PM
How long do I have?

Until the end?   ???

Does anyone know?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on March 09, 2018, 06:00:11 PM
I suck at this game. Shouldn’t romans be able to walk through anything????

Almost. They’re one of the easiet armies for beginners. Less need for fancy tactics.  You probably just need to learn the system.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on March 11, 2018, 11:50:33 PM
American Revolution mod
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=492&t=83051
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on March 13, 2018, 03:11:15 AM
I can’t confirm but I thought I did see Masada...I could be wrong.

No Masada. That would be beyond the current engines capabilities. I guess something could be strung together but it would be Masada only in name. That would apply to anything siege type. Though there is a user made Alesia scenario out there it is largely concerned with the battle on MT Rea in the open. There are very basic fortifications in the game but largely can only approximate her basic field fortifications not anything more substantial or complicated.

Be great if they added this to the game...especially when they get to the medieval
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on March 13, 2018, 03:40:52 AM
Are there siege rules and units in the tabletop game?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 13, 2018, 07:01:43 AM
My bad. I did see that Judea is playable now.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on March 13, 2018, 08:21:37 AM
OK..I only have money for one of the two DLC's. Which one is better/more critical? Thanks.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 13, 2018, 08:31:54 AM
OK..I only have money for one of the two DLC's. Which one is better/more critical? Thanks.

What do you like better...Greeks or Romans?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on March 13, 2018, 01:15:10 PM
OK..I only have money for one of the two DLC's. Which one is better/more critical? Thanks.

What do you like better...Greeks or Romans?

"Joey, have you ever ..."

 :))
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on March 13, 2018, 01:32:29 PM
Increasingly-arcane Peter Graves references aside, JH is right, it depends on which history you want to see play out.

I like them both a lot, but feel I'm learning more from the Greek expansion.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on March 14, 2018, 07:56:09 PM
OK..I only have money for one of the two DLC's. Which one is better/more critical? Thanks.

What do you like better...Greeks or Romans?

"Joey, have you ever ..."

 :))


Yes, I have seen grown men naked, but that's not important now.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 15, 2018, 11:36:40 AM
A game you can learn from?? WHAT
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on March 15, 2018, 11:51:55 AM
^ I know, right?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on March 15, 2018, 11:52:47 AM
Crazytalk.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on April 23, 2018, 04:20:43 PM
Someone made a map-based campaign tool.  Targetted at multiplayer.  But can also be played solitaire (no strategic AI) but skirmish battles played out against AI anyway.

(http://www.slitherine.com/forum/download/file.php?id=42885)

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=85060&sid=11584c63d6e3af82376a9e29ad362429
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 23, 2018, 06:38:39 PM
I am really falling in love with this game. Playing the Battle of Magnesia tonight as the Seleucids and then starting an Alexander the Great campaign. I am truly learning a lot.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on April 23, 2018, 08:19:15 PM
I am really falling in love with this game. Playing the Battle of Magnesia tonight as the Seleucids and then starting an Alexander the Great campaign. I am truly learning a lot.

Cool.

I keep thinking getting into it, but I want to know what DLC 3 is going to be! :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on April 23, 2018, 09:08:10 PM
Someone made a map-based campaign tool.  Targetted at multiplayer.  But can also be played solitaire (no strategic AI) but skirmish battles played out against AI anyway.

(http://www.slitherine.com/forum/download/file.php?id=42885)

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=85060&sid=11584c63d6e3af82376a9e29ad362429

Interesting...  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on April 23, 2018, 10:07:29 PM
I am really falling in love with this game. Playing the Battle of Magnesia tonight as the Seleucids and then starting an Alexander the Great campaign. I am truly learning a lot.

Cool.

I keep thinking getting into it, but I want to know what DLC 3 is going to be! :)

I know but they will kill me if I tell.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 24, 2018, 05:38:06 AM
You know?? Can you give us a rough date of release?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on April 24, 2018, 06:41:51 AM
They won't kill you! Just break an arm or two!  >:D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on April 24, 2018, 07:35:30 AM
They won't kill you! Just break an arm or two!  >:D

Personally I would love it if they jumped a few centuries for the next one. Wolves from the sea or storm of arrows would be good.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 24, 2018, 08:01:14 AM
I would be happy with just a rough estimate of its release. The game formula really clicks with me and has sparked interest in eras I never really had interest in before, like Alexander’s conquests and the Diadochi.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on April 24, 2018, 09:35:05 AM
So, how detailed are the campaigns? A cascading series of larger, tougher battles? Do you get to keep the same units throughout? Do you get replacements between battles? Can you recruit new units? Do you have to correctly spell, 'Diadochi'? Details please.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Philippe on April 24, 2018, 10:02:15 AM
Do you have to correctly spell, 'Diadochi'?

If you don't like Diadochi, you could always try using Epigoni, though that applies to a slightly later period. 

I've always found Diadochi easier to spell than Successors, which is what you should probably call them in modern English.

(And if you aren't familiar with the Avalon Hill/GMT Successors game, you owe it yourself to take a look).
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 24, 2018, 11:36:25 AM
I have not played a campaign yet - working through some epic battles first, like Magnesia. It is the biggest battle I have played so far. But later tonight or tomorrow I will probably start the Alexander campaign and then a Diadochi campaign, if there is one...I don’t remember. There are between 10-15 campaigns available with the Immortals and Legions Triumphant campaign, with epic battles out the wazoo if you have both DLCs. Awesome game.

And you can pull my Diadochi from my cold dead hands.

I really owe this game a lot - it has ignited my interest in Greek history like nothing that has come before, even the TW series. I dig me some cataphracts, armored elephants, and hoplites, yo.

And I REALLY would love to know what is next for the DLC!!

Automatic buy for me.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on April 24, 2018, 11:43:40 AM
I'm still praying for an Age of Rifles remake based on this engine. (http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/please.gif)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on April 24, 2018, 11:49:41 AM
^^ Step back, soldier.

Napoleonics first.

There's actually a FoG rule book for that.

I'd buy a reboot of P&S using this engine and mechanics too, though.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 24, 2018, 12:05:46 PM
Didn’t Jomni say above that Pike and Shot: Campaigns (which I also really enjoy but not as much as FoG2) is built in the same engine that FoG2 is?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on April 24, 2018, 12:10:32 PM
^^ Step back, soldier.

Napoleonics first.

There's actually a FoG rule book for that.

I'd buy a reboot of P&S using this engine and mechanics too, though.

I definitely wouldn't complain if a Napoleonics version came next.  8)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on April 24, 2018, 01:48:07 PM
^^ Step back, soldier.

Napoleonics first.

There's actually a FoG rule book for that.

I'd buy a reboot of P&S using this engine and mechanics too, though.

I definitely wouldn't complain if a Napoleonics version came next.  8)

Actually I'd love a Horse and Musket era. Then we'd have the Northern War, Spanish Succession, Seven Years...etc. That would be interesting as it isn't covered as Napoleonic. However...yeah that would be cool too!

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on April 24, 2018, 01:56:23 PM

(And if you aren't familiar with the Avalon Hill/GMT Successors game, you owe it yourself to take a look).

I noticed that it's mechanical predecessor, Hannibal is getting a new version release this year.

Been hoping someone would do another version of Successors.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on April 24, 2018, 04:18:08 PM
Any good sources or tutorial on applied tactics for FoG 2?
I really want to like the game, but I think I don’t yet get it or something. I just end up moving my lines forward square by square until they run into an opponent.
The next battle is the same.

Obviously this isn’t supposed to be the case so I’m gladly enlightened by you all.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on April 24, 2018, 05:13:52 PM
Any good sources or tutorial on applied tactics for FoG 2?
I really want to like the game, but I think I don’t yet get it or something. I just end up moving my lines forward square by square until they run into an opponent.
The next battle is the same.

Obviously this isn’t supposed to be the case so I’m gladly enlightened by you all.

Turn on Detailed tool tips and combat reports.  Learn the POA mechanics and terrain effects so that you know the advantageous matchups.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on April 24, 2018, 05:15:53 PM
So, how detailed are the campaigns? A cascading series of larger, tougher battles? Do you get to keep the same units throughout? Do you get replacements between battles? Can you recruit new units? Do you have to correctly spell, 'Diadochi'? Details, please.

Think of it as several linked skirmish battles with some decision branches in between.  You have a core army and they will increase in experience.  You can rename the units to your liking so it's fine if you spelt them wrong.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on April 24, 2018, 05:17:32 PM
I would be happy with just a rough estimate of its release. The game formula really clicks with me and has sparked interest in eras I never really had interest in before, like Alexander’s conquests and the Diadochi.

Well, the thing is, I am part of the DLC beta and I know the content but I don't know the release date. ;)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 25, 2018, 05:48:22 AM
Dammit
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on April 25, 2018, 08:42:28 AM
Just make-up something Jomni. Throw us a bone, we'll bite on it.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 25, 2018, 08:50:09 AM
YES
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on April 25, 2018, 08:55:34 AM
Just make-up something Jomni. Throw us a bone, we'll bite on it.

1)  It is going to be released soon™

2)  There will be new stuff in it.

 :))
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on April 25, 2018, 08:43:45 PM
Sword and Scimitars.

Because that's what I want.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 26, 2018, 06:57:18 AM
^If that means ‘The Rise of Islam’ I think that is splendid.

By the way you’re en fuego, as the kids say, Cyrano...laughed at two of your posts so far in the last five minutes.

I started the Philip of Macedon campaign last night and kicked some Illyrian ass in the first (of five) linked battles. I chose the difficulty to remain static instead of having it progress as I am perfectly happy with the 2nd difficulty level.

I take on the Greeks tonight.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on April 26, 2018, 09:42:41 AM
Bring plenty of Aveeno. Just saying.  ::)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 26, 2018, 10:25:38 AM
 :-[
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on April 26, 2018, 12:47:09 PM
I am really falling in love with this game. Playing the Battle of Magnesia tonight as the Seleucids and then starting an Alexander the Great campaign. I am truly learning a lot.

Cool.

I keep thinking getting into it, but I want to know what DLC 3 is going to be! :)

I know but they will kill me if I tell.

Don't worry. We all have your back. Start talking...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 26, 2018, 01:03:47 PM
Uh oh...the investgator has arrived.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on April 26, 2018, 01:27:51 PM
Bring plenty of Aveeno. Just saying.  ::)

Oh...i was thinking that was a clue ... On googling am thinking it was something else.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 26, 2018, 01:28:58 PM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on April 26, 2018, 03:04:43 PM
Sword and Scimitars.

Because that's what I want.

Hmmm...or Storm of Arrows?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on April 27, 2018, 07:31:00 AM
They can put out whatever they want at this point because if the game is making me enjoy hoplite warfare it can make me enjoy anything!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on May 05, 2018, 10:06:33 AM
Question, I'm in the middle of one of the Roman campaigns and it says I must leave some troops for Garrison. No matter how many units I move to the Garrision side, the 'accept' button is always grayed out.  I tried continuing to the next battle without garrison, but that doesn't work either. Wondering as this was a campaign that I was playing a while go.. if maybe it got screwed up from an update. Or if there is just something I am doing 'wrong' in the Garrison screen.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 05, 2018, 10:10:38 AM
After selecting the troops you want to leave, but before you can accept, there is one additional step to ‘sell’ or ‘assign’ the selected troops.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on May 05, 2018, 10:15:25 AM
After selecting the troops you want to leave, but before you can accept, there is one additional step to ‘sell’ or ‘assign’ the selected troops.

I don't see any button to assign or sell?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 05, 2018, 10:18:22 AM
I don’t have  in front of me right now but I’m pretty sure it’s just one simple step you’re missing, sort of like the deployment screen in some missions.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on May 05, 2018, 10:35:58 AM
Funny the thing at the bottom says you must move between 0 and 76.. so closest I have is 78 legion.. move them and it doesn't do anything.. remove em.. nothing.. and can't start the next battle.. wonder if my campaign got screwed in an 'update' though.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 05, 2018, 11:41:50 AM
Did you actually check off the units you want to garrison? If you don’t no further choices are available.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on May 05, 2018, 12:54:30 PM
Yeah, I select the unit, click "to garrison". It moves over to the tight side box. I can do it with multiple units. But the Accept button never changes to clickable.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on May 05, 2018, 04:57:56 PM
Yeah, I select the unit, click "to garrison". It moves over to the tight side box. I can do it with multiple units. But the Accept button never changes to clickable.

Screenshot, please?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on May 06, 2018, 07:43:23 AM
I wish when I was selecting my army composition that I wasn't forced to take 12 different types out of 15 units.

I appreciate that this would be ahistorical, but I am finding it difficult to manage 12 different unit types effectively. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on May 06, 2018, 07:45:14 AM
It says I have to garrison troops, and 'offer battle' button does nothing

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/950/28057002508_f8fc49759d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JKitmy)

Says I must to between 0 and 76 points.. Obviously 0 doesn't work since I can't go to the next battle.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/28056999758_e318a01cb4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JKisx9)

No matter what I move to the Right the Accept button does not activate

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/944/28057000828_7d1022e3e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JKisRA)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on May 06, 2018, 08:27:53 AM
I restarted the campaign and was able to garrison fine after the first battle.. Maybe my campaign just got wacked after a few updates.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 06, 2018, 11:18:28 AM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on May 06, 2018, 07:10:56 PM
I restarted the campaign and was able to garrison fine after the first battle.. Maybe my campaign just got wacked after a few updates.

That’s what Richard the dev told me about your case.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on May 06, 2018, 09:09:50 PM
All 'wacking' should be on the battlefield not off it. Just saying.  ::)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on May 08, 2018, 02:05:12 AM
All 'wacking' should be on the battlefield not off it. Just saying.  ::)
:2funny:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Geezer on May 14, 2018, 07:08:38 AM
It's the Age of Belisarius:  http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=721
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 14, 2018, 07:11:36 AM
You just made my day 👍
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 14, 2018, 08:47:58 AM
It's the Age of Belisarius:  http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=721


GIMME!!!!!!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 14, 2018, 08:50:34 AM
It's the Age of Belisarius:  http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=721


Yay!!  This is good news. :clap:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IICptMillerII on May 14, 2018, 03:00:08 PM
It's the Age of Belisarius:  http://www.matrixgames.com/products/product.asp?gid=721

Awesome! Very excited for this. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Father Ted on May 14, 2018, 03:48:42 PM
Jesus, what are these people playing at - I haven't even fired up the last bit of DLC I bought from them yet...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on May 14, 2018, 09:05:02 PM
Just keep em coming.

Everyone I buy gets me one step closer to Napoleonics and I get a great bunch of new armies in the bargain.

Just fired up my first round games in the Persian tournament.

Great, Persians versus Lydians.  Other than being the home of the tattooed lady, I know little of them...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 15, 2018, 05:36:43 AM
You will get to know them.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 16, 2018, 12:44:01 PM
Field of Glory II is now on GOG.com!   :o
so is Panzer Corps, Order of Battle WWII!

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on May 18, 2018, 10:07:30 PM
I just picked up the two DLC's. Next up is to create a spreadsheet listing all unit types for each army.

I believe that there are just about a hundred different army lists. My plan is to play a campaign for each army against all other armies. I would play each side.

This will - eventually - either tell me which is the strongest army, or which army I play the best. Either way, this is gonna take some time. Us retirees have TONS of time!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 29, 2018, 12:20:28 PM
Next Thursday!! !   June 7th  - AGE OF BELISARIUS!  :D :smitten:

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2018, 12:21:36 PM
I love you.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2018, 12:24:51 PM
I know.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2018, 12:30:29 PM
You too, I guess.

Field of Glory 2 is ridiculously addictive, btw.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on May 29, 2018, 03:28:09 PM
Next Thursday!! !   June 7th  - AGE OF BELISARIUS!  :D :smitten:

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
June 7 is the dawning of the Age of Belisarius
Age of Belisarius
Belisarius!
Belisarius!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2018, 07:00:19 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on May 29, 2018, 09:10:54 PM
You've never heard the song Age of Aquarius?  :o
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: besilarius on May 30, 2018, 05:07:27 AM
Give him a head with Hair!
Long, beautiful Hair.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 30, 2018, 05:53:54 AM
Of course I have. I was gazing at your customization of it, hippie.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on May 30, 2018, 07:37:05 AM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics2/reach.jpg)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 30, 2018, 08:01:38 AM
Is that you?

If Byzantine Games uses your Age of Belisarius remake I will take your trash out for a year.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on June 07, 2018, 09:00:05 AM
"For not by numbers of men, nor by measure of body, but by valor of soul is war wont to be decided."- Belisarius

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/721/details/Field.of.Glory.II.Age.of.Belisarius

Also 1.39 patch! With lots of goodies including- dismountable units!

 :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 07, 2018, 09:05:05 AM
So the dismountable units are available in the patch for everyone - not just buyers of the DLC?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 07, 2018, 10:30:25 AM
Well? How is it?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on June 07, 2018, 10:33:00 AM
Review over at the Wargamer. But I prefer Grog Opinions.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 07, 2018, 11:39:37 AM
I am purchasing tonight.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: bbmike on June 07, 2018, 12:30:00 PM
We never doubted you.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 07, 2018, 12:39:12 PM
I have between 40-50 hours invested in FoG2 and wanted to take a breather for a while when I learned about this new DLC...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Rayfer on June 07, 2018, 12:50:40 PM
Just got a Steam email....Field of Glory 2 0n sale 34% off....total USA is $19.79.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on June 07, 2018, 01:08:26 PM
So the dismountable units are available in the patch for everyone - not just buyers of the DLC?

"Some mounted unit types can be dismounted as equivalent infantry units at Deployment. This is confined to nations that often dismounted their cavalry, and currently only applies to units in the Age of Belisarius DLC."

My bad.  :-[

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 07, 2018, 01:49:08 PM
Ooooh...a sale!

Very nice.  Glad I held off on the DLC.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Boggit on June 07, 2018, 04:16:40 PM
So the dismountable units are available in the patch for everyone - not just buyers of the DLC?

"Some mounted unit types can be dismounted as equivalent infantry units at Deployment. This is confined to nations that often dismounted their cavalry, and currently only applies to units in the Age of Belisarius DLC."

My bad.  :-[
Narses dismounted Byzantine cavalry as heavy spearmen at Taginae in c. 532AD.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MengJiao on June 07, 2018, 06:18:42 PM
So the dismountable units are available in the patch for everyone - not just buyers of the DLC?

"Some mounted unit types can be dismounted as equivalent infantry units at Deployment. This is confined to nations that often dismounted their cavalry, and currently only applies to units in the Age of Belisarius DLC."

My bad.  :-[
Narses dismounted Byzantine cavalry as heavy spearmen at Taginae in c. 532AD.

  Yeah, but there is a Clovis I campaign -- holy shit!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 07, 2018, 06:32:00 PM
Just bought it :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on June 07, 2018, 09:12:12 PM
Buying it was never a question.  I can't imagine an expansion for this I wouldn't buy.

I won't dive in for a bit with Origins and other stuff -- not to mention that I'm in the third round of the latest FoG2 tournament.

I do like, though, hanging out in a joint where a Clovis campaign brings roars of enthusiasm.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 08, 2018, 07:36:12 AM
Haha - me too!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on June 10, 2018, 06:46:28 PM
Looks like we have some common ground. According to the definition below, we CANNOT play the newest games...gotta go with the old ones.

Quote
grognard (plural grognards) An old soldier. A soldier of the original imperial guard that was created by Napoleon I in 1804 and that made the final French charge at Waterloo. (games, slang) Someone who enjoys playing older war-games or roleplaying games, or older versions of such games, when newer ones are available.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Cyrano on June 10, 2018, 09:02:35 PM
No, we just play the new ones and grumble about them.

It counts.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on July 04, 2018, 07:37:48 PM
Massive global campaign (multiplayer) being organised
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=477&t=86476

AAR of Tides of Conquest map campaign system.
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=493&t=85381
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Zulu1966 on July 04, 2018, 08:50:00 PM
Looks like we have some common ground. According to the definition below, we CANNOT play the newest games...gotta go with the old ones.

Quote
grognard (plural grognards) An old soldier. A soldier of the original imperial guard that was created by Napoleon I in 1804 and that made the final French charge at Waterloo. (games, slang) Someone who enjoys playing older war-games or roleplaying games, or older versions of such games, when newer ones are available.

That wouldn't be my definition in any case it's more about the nature and depth of the simulation than anything yo do with the age of the game. Wanting to play Desert War from  makes me a grognard because of what it is compared to say  panzer Corps.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on November 19, 2018, 03:38:29 PM
Field Of Glory: Empires

New turn-based campaign layer, compatible with FOG2, is in the works:

 Exactly what FOG needed - a proper campaign side.  O0

http://slitherine.com/products/product.asp?gid=789



Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tuna on November 19, 2018, 03:43:21 PM
Very cool!  :bd:
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 19, 2018, 03:54:59 PM
(https://johnjohns1.fjcdn.com/pictures/Waynes_727e68_360089.png)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on November 19, 2018, 04:02:28 PM
 I saw that.  :clap:

If I can get off my butt and figure out what is going to be my new PC -

I will most definitely get this one.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on November 19, 2018, 04:40:16 PM
OH

MY

GAWWWD
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: WallysWorld on November 19, 2018, 04:49:42 PM
Okay, this has my attention.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on November 19, 2018, 05:28:54 PM
I would provide detailed comment, but I have drowned in loin moistness.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IICptMillerII on November 19, 2018, 06:00:17 PM
Holy crap, this looks amazing!

I love operational/strategic layers, and I love Rome. This will be a day one purchase for me. Time to add another forum to become a refresh monkey on!

Shout out to Nefaro for posting the announcement!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on November 19, 2018, 07:02:40 PM
This is a contender to challenge the Total War game system.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on November 19, 2018, 07:45:15 PM
This is a contender to challenge the Total War game system.

Indeed.

There is much loin moistness here.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on November 19, 2018, 07:52:28 PM
This is a contender to challenge the Total War game system.

I disagree. 

If there is a good campaign system coupled with the FOG Battle system, there's no challenger for it on the market.  Total War is an arcade game compared to FOG II.

This is something I've wanted, well, forever. 

This is its own thing and appeals to a different market that has been starved for this for a long time.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on November 19, 2018, 08:01:53 PM
^Depends on the Total War game you're referring to.

How'd they keep this quiet for so long??
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: SirAndrewD on November 19, 2018, 09:22:21 PM
^Depends on the Total War game you're referring to.

How'd they keep this quiet for so long??

I honestly don't think anything Total War has done can compare to what is seemingly offered here. 

I mean, I love the Total War games, but the tactical side of the engine is fun, engaging, but leaves a lot to be desired in actually simulating the conflicts it claims to represent. 

I guess I'm behind one since I never played Thrones of Britannia, and I know the wars it represents scale better to its engine.   Still, I can't wait to see FOG II coupled with a proper campaign. 

I don't know how they kept it quiet.  But Christmas came early there.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on November 19, 2018, 11:35:38 PM
Interesting to point out that the developer is AGEOD but they’re not using the AGE engine. They are using the Archon engine used by FoG II and WH4k. So an engine that’s used for tile-based games can be used for WEGO map-based as well.

If the strategy/operational layer is as deep as other AGEOD games, then we might really have a winner here. We can now partake directly in battle through FoG 2. AGEOD combat is something that many can’t get into.

2 hour twitch video.
https://m.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup/profile
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: WargamerJoe on November 20, 2018, 02:16:43 AM
It's interesting how Slitherine using the FOG IP has made everyone think of this as a new campaign layer for FOG2, when I'd bet my favourite gloves that the decision to use the name and export battles to FOG2 was made long after the game was already well into Alpha development.

I've seen some people scoff at Empires because they prefer the campaign system used in Pike & Shot. It's an argument that kind of misses the point - this is a grand-strategy game aimed at taking on Imperator: Rome and Total War. Because it uses the Archon engine (as does FOG2), it's probably an easier technical feat to export battles etc... than it would be if this was still the AGE engine.

And because it's easier to do spin-offs these days then launch new IP (even with AGEOD's reputation), it was probably decided to slap the IP on.

Interesting to point out that the developer is AGEOD but they’re not using the AGE engine. They are using the Archon engine used by FoG II and WH4k.

If the strategy operational layer is as deep as other AGEOD games, then we might really have a winner here.

2 hour twitch video.
https://m.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup/profile

I suspect it won't be as deep, but it may swing in that direction. There definitely seems to be a lot of features around setting up your armies, tactics, RoE etc... how you like, but I don't know if it'll cover logistics that heavily, as past AGEOD games have.

Worth nothing that the tactical battles within FOG:E are auto-resolved (using the settings you choose) - you can only fight them yourself if you export to FOG2 (and the results can be exported back into Empires to decide the result).
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 20, 2018, 04:00:22 AM
certainly looks good but guessing we have awhile to wait yet.  think i saw something say 2919....was any more precise date given somewhere?

i do like the option of combining fog battles but i hope they make the import and export process very quick because if it becomes a chore, likely would just auto resolve.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tamas on November 20, 2018, 04:37:07 AM
certainly looks good but guessing we have awhile to wait yet.  think i saw something say 2919....was any more precise date given somewhere?

i do like the option of combining fog battles but i hope they make the import and export process very quick because if it becomes a chore, likely would just auto resolve.

I guess it should be noted that Empires is a full-fledged grand strategy game on its own. Its own default battle system is an integral part of the game as we tried to show during the stream. Not using FOG2 to resolve battles should not be thought of as "auto-resolving" in, say, a Total War sense.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on November 20, 2018, 05:34:47 AM
So you actually see the battle happening as it unfolds. It's more informative than previous AGEOD games.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on November 20, 2018, 07:28:24 AM
Either way this gives me a woody.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on November 20, 2018, 08:06:30 AM
What doesn't? Haven't played FoG but if there's a dedicated and workable strategic layer there, I'll but all of them and more.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on November 20, 2018, 03:51:20 PM
What doesn't? Haven't played FoG but if there's a dedicated and workable strategic layer there, I'll but all of them and more.

You actually don't need to play FoG as well. The Empires game is stand-alone AGEOD style. There's a dedicated thread now.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Bardolph on November 21, 2018, 09:00:57 PM
That said, FoGII is a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on November 22, 2018, 09:08:19 AM
I never played the original but I very much enjoy FoGII.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on November 22, 2018, 09:20:36 AM
I keep buying every DLC that comes out, then don't play it.

I have a hazy elaborate plan to play a massive tournament, to see what the greatest army of all time is...or at least narrow it down. Rock paper scissors, I get that. Some armies would beat the snot out of others, while in turn losing badly to the Romans. Or Greeks.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: besilarius on November 22, 2018, 09:57:42 AM
Dennis, not necessarily.  Hannibal's army isn't that impressive, but he beat the Romans consistently until they grew a general on a par with him.
Different player-generals have armies they can get more out of.  Everyone likes the Romans because they had a simple system: break through the enemy armies core troops in the center, before losing it on the flanks.
My own style is to hold back the center while trying to win it on the flanks.  The legions are just so damn machine like.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: airboy on November 22, 2018, 10:49:40 AM
I picked up Field of Glory 2 from the matrix sale for 50% off.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on November 22, 2018, 10:51:09 AM
I picked up Field of Glory 2 from the matrix sale for 50% off.

 :bd:

I need to get back to it soon.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 11:26:02 AM
What the best expansion(s)?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Philippe on November 22, 2018, 11:41:03 AM
You really need to get them all to get the full flavor of what's going on.

But I really like playing the Assyrians (the latest DLC) and hope the series gets extended back to the Bronze Age.

[I'm not a big fan of the way the game shows the initial deployment of Roman legions at the start of a battle, but it's easily fixed as soon as the Romans get their first turn.
The Republican Roman manipular checkerboard (aka quincunx) wouldn't have been all that prominent at this scale. ]

Great system apart from that (and the use of Hellenistic helmets on all early greek cavalry types).
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 11:47:09 AM
Well, the sale is long so maybe I'll start with the base game and still have time to pick up more....
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IICptMillerII on November 22, 2018, 12:21:09 PM
Not sure if I could name one of the expansions as best. It really depends on your personal interest. For me, I was very quick to get Legions Triumphant, as it covered the Imperial Roman military. I also got Age of Belisarius quickly as the Late Roman Empire is interesting to me as well. Then I picked up Immortal Fire because of Alexander the Great. I have not picked up the latest DLC, and likely won't for the foreseeable future. Not because I dislike FoGII (I very much enjoy it) but because the time period and factions it covers just does not interest me.

Personally I am hoping they add more DLCs that expand the timeline out to around the Crusades period, and that at some point down the road we get a Napoleonic game based in this engine.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on November 22, 2018, 04:27:10 PM
Dennis, not necessarily.  Hannibal's army isn't that impressive, but he beat the Romans consistently until they grew a general on a par with him.
Different player-generals have armies they can get more out of.  Everyone likes the Romans because they had a simple system: break through the enemy armies core troops in the center, before losing it on the flanks.
My own style is to hold back the center while trying to win it on the flanks.  The legions are just so damn machine like.

Romans are part of that newbie no-brainer army. Just move forward and attack. Carthage is actually one of the most versatile ones where you can change the composition/tactics of your army to the terrain and opponent due to the diversity of troop types. That said, these type of armies need to use brain power.

Please get my free Silk Road mod too. Hehe.

Something about expansions.  You can actually play all armies from all expansions, even without buying them in Multiplayer. It's actually very generous and you get to try out the armies. Then you can decide if you want the expansion for the solo play content.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 07:48:07 PM
...
Something about expansions.  You can actually play all armies from all expansions, even without buying them in Multiplayer. It's actually very generous and you get to try out the armies. Then you can decide if you want the expansion for the solo play content.

Very cool! Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: ByzantineGames on November 23, 2018, 04:18:38 AM
Something about expansions.  You can actually play all armies from all expansions, even without buying them, in Multiplayer. It's actually very generous and you get to try out the armies. Then you can decide if you want the expansion for the solo play content.

Just to put the record straight:

You can play all armies in MP without getting the DLC, by accepting a challenge set up by someone who does have the relevant DLC.

However, you cannot yourself set up an MP challenge using armies from DLCs you don't have.

So you either need to pick up open challenges, or arrange with an opponent who does have the DLC to set up the specific challenge you want.

You can also play in the official Slitherine tournaments without any DLCs, even if the tournament uses DLC armies.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Barthheart on November 23, 2018, 05:49:19 AM
Something about expansions.  You can actually play all armies from all expansions, even without buying them, in Multiplayer. It's actually very generous and you get to try out the armies. Then you can decide if you want the expansion for the solo play content.

Just to put the record straight:

You can play all armies in MP without getting the DLC, by accepting a challenge set up by someone who does have the relevant DLC.

However, you cannot yourself set up an MP challenge using armies from DLCs you don't have.

So you either need to pick up open challenges, or arrange with an opponent who does have the DLC to set up the specific challenge you want.

You can also play in the official Slitherine tournaments without any DLCs, even if the tournament uses DLC armies.

Roger. Thanks.
 O0
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on November 23, 2018, 01:16:08 PM
Your favorite DLC will correspond to your favorite era...so mine is the Belisarius expansion.

Really...there are no bad ones.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on May 12, 2019, 09:36:22 PM
Dark Ages DLC!
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=91582
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 13, 2019, 07:40:33 AM
Just what the doctor ordered. Can’t wait for the Basil II and Rise of Islam campaigns!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on May 13, 2019, 09:32:26 AM
Gus the Impaler!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 13, 2019, 11:44:50 AM
Gimpaler.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on May 13, 2019, 02:06:17 PM
Dark Ages DLC!
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=91582

I love this game.

Back in the early '80's, I spent hundreds of hours with Version 7 of the Wargame Research Group's Army lists, making 1500 point armies over and over. I never thought, ever, that I may eventually get a high quality computer game to play these.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 15, 2019, 07:55:53 PM
Dark Ages DLC!
http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=91582

I love this game.

Back in the early '80's, I spent hundreds of hours with Version 7 of the Wargame Research Group's Army lists, making 1500 point armies over and over. I never thought, ever, that I may eventually get a high quality computer game to play these.

First off, kudos for mentioning WRG. Second thing, I couldn't agree more. I have had a blast with this game. The new DLC is going to be awesome!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on May 20, 2019, 05:14:35 PM
More on the new Allies feature.
http://slitherine.com/news/2849/Field.of.Glory.2..Allies.Feature.Explained
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 20, 2019, 05:41:54 PM
^we do have a front page, ya know... O:-)

http://grogheads.com/whatever/20150#more-20150 (http://grogheads.com/whatever/20150#more-20150)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IICptMillerII on May 20, 2019, 07:29:58 PM
Just heard the news that the next expansion for FoG2 will be released on May 30, and I am extremely excited for it. Easy purchase for me. Now if only FoG Empires would hurry up...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: jomni on May 20, 2019, 08:37:39 PM
^we do have a front page, ya know... O:-)

http://grogheads.com/whatever/20150#more-20150 (http://grogheads.com/whatever/20150#more-20150)

I always skip to the forums.  ;D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2019, 06:43:59 AM
Me too.

May 30 is next week!!

JOY
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: devoncop on May 21, 2019, 08:29:24 AM
Me too.

May 30 is next week!!

JOY

Next season of the Field of Glory 2 Digital League organised by StockwellPete  on the Slitherine Forum in the Digital League section of the Field of Glory 2 sub forum is open for anyone to enter until the weekend....any fans should join....great community, multiple Divisions, prizes from Slitherine of £25 vouchers for Divisional winners, promotion (relegation !) Etc.....

An Early Middle Ages section will include the new DLC.....😉

Hope to see some new players this season !
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on May 21, 2019, 09:05:57 AM
Last time I looked at requirements it listed a pretty brisk turn exchange rate. Is that still the case?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: devoncop on May 21, 2019, 09:12:55 AM
Last time I looked at requirements it listed a pretty brisk turn exchange rate. Is that still the case?

From the rules :

Players must register one result in each section they have entered within three weeks and three results within each section they have entered within five weeks (i.e. the halfway stage) of the opening of the tournament or they may be replaced by a player from the reserve list.

There are ten players in each Division.........each plays the other once.

So 9 games to be completed in 10 weeks. You can start v opponents simultaneously or in a staggered fashion.

I guess it depends how "brisk" you feel it is. I normally enter three Divisions (27 games) and finish them comfortably but I appreciate we all have different schedules !!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Jarhead0331 on May 21, 2019, 09:24:28 AM
http://www.slitherine.com/news/2850/Field.of.Glory.Empires..Ask.Us.Anything (http://www.slitherine.com/news/2850/Field.of.Glory.Empires..Ask.Us.Anything)

Quote
On May  23rd  in an exclusive event on Reddit, game designer Philippe Malacher will answer all questions for 24 hours in a live AMA!

Have all your questions answered by visiting https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/ on May 23rd , starting at 11 AM EDT / 8AM PDT / 5PM CEST
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on May 21, 2019, 11:50:10 AM
Do we have a release date yet for the Dark Ages expansion? Yes..I should have searched this thread first!!!!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 21, 2019, 12:02:32 PM
Do we have a release date yet for the Dark Ages expansion? Yes..I should have searched this thread first!!!!

Like 3 posts up:)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2019, 12:25:10 PM
And on The Magical Home Page, if you believe things like that exist.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 21, 2019, 02:37:37 PM
 >:D


May 30th. Sweet.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Yskonyn on May 21, 2019, 10:52:13 PM
Last time I looked at requirements it listed a pretty brisk turn exchange rate. Is that still the case?

From the rules :

Players must register one result in each section they have entered within three weeks and three results within each section they have entered within five weeks (i.e. the halfway stage) of the opening of the tournament or they may be replaced by a player from the reserve list.

There are ten players in each Division.........each plays the other once.

So 9 games to be completed in 10 weeks. You can start v opponents simultaneously or in a staggered fashion.

I guess it depends how "brisk" you feel it is. I normally enter three Divisions (27 games) and finish them comfortably but I appreciate we all have different schedules !!

Thanks! Yeah that is way too brisk for me. :)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Nefaro on May 26, 2019, 10:50:00 AM
Needed some Dork Ages DLC!   :bd:   <:-)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on May 27, 2019, 10:14:03 AM
I have money saved up for this one. I've been good, and not been distracted by shiny things on Steam. I watched Das Tactic's start of his Viking campaign, and it looks terrific!

I have always been more interested in historical combats from a later age..call it Hastings and later. This works for me. It will be better still when it gets into the Napoleonic era, with cannon. I THINK that the game engine can transition to more of a ranged combat system. Hope so, anyway.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 27, 2019, 11:15:20 AM
Only three days away 🤓
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: DennisS on May 28, 2019, 08:06:06 PM
Only three days away 🤓

Only TWO days away! I have money reserved, and refuse to look at any shiny new game. This will complete the entire DLC set, as it should.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 29, 2019, 03:30:46 AM
i am assuming the cost is their normal $15 per dlc so will be a no brainer for me as well.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2019, 06:32:09 AM
Tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on May 29, 2019, 09:27:49 AM
So it's safe to assume that Grogs will be closed all day tomorrow?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2019, 10:42:47 AM
Even when closed we are more open than our nearest competitor.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Father Ted on May 29, 2019, 11:43:28 AM
There are competitors? 8)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2019, 11:54:44 AM
Not sure if compliment...or insult...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Father Ted on May 29, 2019, 01:39:52 PM
I worried that might be the case as I hit "post".  Deffo compliment for the avoidance of doubt...
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 29, 2019, 04:23:45 PM
Not sure to trust...or not...

TOMORROW!!!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 29, 2019, 05:42:05 PM
Not sure to trust...or not...

TOMORROW!!!

At last...it will be a feast for the crows.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on May 29, 2019, 08:44:14 PM
Is that the sound of little Groglings I hear, contentedly asleep while dreaming of wonders when they awake? Or is it just my stomach growling?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: mikeck on May 30, 2019, 06:02:03 AM
Is that the sound of little Groglings I hear, contentedly asleep while dreaming of wonders when they awake? Or is it just my stomach growling?

It’s gas
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 30, 2019, 06:53:29 AM
Dude I was just gonna post the exact same thing.

Today is the day!! Feasting and rejoicing and partying like its 1999.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: devoncop on May 30, 2019, 08:45:40 AM
Dude I was just gonna post the exact same thing.

Today is the day!! Feasting and rejoicing and partying like its 1999.


IT'S OUT !!!!

(And the units look bloody gorgeous 👍)

Big patch out with it too so anyone keen on using the awesome Jewish zealots like me will be gutted as their price has gone up quite a bit !!)

On first glance the Byzantines complete with Varangian Guard look formidable.

Off to battle.......
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on May 30, 2019, 08:54:17 AM
If you have the previous DLC on Steam you can get the latest one here at 20% off (12,5 € -> 10 €)   (Matrix price = 14 € !)

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/6500/Field_of_Glory_II_Complete/

(some kind of complete your bundle deal)
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Sir Slash on May 30, 2019, 09:10:59 AM
Opinions, opinions? Anyone, anyone? Echo, echo?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: W8taminute on May 30, 2019, 09:55:58 AM
...Today is the day!! Feasting and rejoicing and partying like its 1999.


(http://images.mtvnn.com/6c6f1671bfda9530e987fc3575e3e44c/630x354_.jpg)

War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight
So if I gotta die I'm gonna play Field of Glory II tonight
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 30, 2019, 10:57:36 AM
Hahaha well done all for the last 3-4 posts.

Did someone say playable Jewish zealots???

WHAT WHAT WHAT
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: devoncop on May 30, 2019, 11:07:28 AM
Hahaha well done all for the last 3-4 posts.

Did someone say playable Jewish zealots???

WHAT WHAT WHAT

They have been playable in previous expansions rather than this one .....

They are total hard bastards as well.....medium foot but superior quality and impact foot so have a good chance to disrupt even phalanxes with their initial charge.....they are now more bloody expensive in points though which is a bummer 😁
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Pete Dero on May 30, 2019, 11:10:38 AM
Opinions, opinions? Anyone, anyone? Echo, echo?

https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup

Field of Glory II - Wolves at the Gates release stream with Richard Yorke now live.

Review : https://www.wargamer.com/reviews/wolves-at-the-gate/
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 30, 2019, 11:30:17 AM
Which era were those Jewish zealots included with?
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: devoncop on May 30, 2019, 11:46:06 AM
Which era were those Jewish zealots included with?

Hi Gus.

They are included in the Jewish Revolt army list released as part of the Legions Triumphant DLC.

Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Tripoli on May 30, 2019, 11:48:07 AM
For those who are on the fence about the latest DLC, there is a tournament coming up starting on 3 June.  Here's the info
http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2853/FOG2.Grand.Wolves.at.the.Gate.Tournament

You don't need the latest DLC to play, but the tournament will include the Army list from the latest DLC.  Here are the battles in th tournament:
 

-Arab (Umayyad) 685-750 AD vs Frankish 600-750 AD. Between 717 and 732, when they were decisively defeated by the Franks at the Battle of Tours, Umayyad forces from recently conquered Spain campaigned into southern France. Mediterranean Agricultural.
-Viking 790-899 AD vs Frankish 751-887 AD. In 845 AD a Viking fleet sailed up the River Seine, defeated King Charles the Bald’s army in battle and sacked Paris. North European Agricultural.
-Scots 851-1051 AD with Viking 900-1049 AD allies vs Anglo-Saxon 871-949 AD. Following an unchallenged invasion of Scotland by King Æthelstan of England in 934 AD, in 937 England was counter-invaded by an alliance of King Constantine II of Alba (Scotland), King Olaf Guthfrithson of Dublin and others. They were defeated by King Æthelstanat the Battle ofBrunanburh, somewhere in northern England. North European Agricultural.
-Byzantine 988-1041 AD vs Fatimid 978-1073 AD. Between 995 and 999 the Byzantine Empire and Fatimid Caliphate fought over control of Syria. Middle-Eastern Agricultural.
-Arab (North Africa) 1000-1160 AD with Byzantine 988-1041 AD allies vs German 933-1049 AD. Following the defeat of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto II at the Battle of Crotone in southern Italy by Aghlabid Muslim forces from Sicily in 982, Muslim and Byzantine forces cooperated in recapturing Apulia from the Ottonian forces. Mediterranean Agricultural.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on May 30, 2019, 12:26:23 PM
Thanks devoncop. I totally missed the zealots.

Shamefrul dispray.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: CJReich46 on May 31, 2019, 11:39:05 PM
Anyone try the Basil II campaign? I got my butt handed to me in the first battle. OUCH. 56%of my army lost.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: IICptMillerII on June 01, 2019, 12:00:14 AM
I haven't played the Basil II campaign yet, but I started the Viking campaign and won the first battle. I've also played as and against the Franks, once in the Charlemagne campaign and once in a quick battle. I'm really enjoying the DLC so far. I think its a fantastic addition to FoG2 and I especially like that they keep going forwards in history. Really hoping for a Crusades DLC next. This is also making me even more excited for FoG Empires, if its even possible to get more excited. Its a great time to have an interest in the Classics.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Bardolph on June 01, 2019, 01:09:19 AM
Did a Viking vs Anglo quick battle. Was quite the bloodbath. I won but it was close.
Had forgotten how much I like this game. Used to play a LOT of DBA and this feels close enough.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: devoncop on June 01, 2019, 02:47:32 AM
Did a Viking vs Anglo quick battle. Was quite the bloodbath. I won but it was close.
Had forgotten how much I like this game. Used to play a LOT of DBA and this feels close enough.

Vikings I am finding are pretty limited once the terrain gets rough as they have deficiencies in Medium Infantry and are weak in the skirmish category as well.

Their heavy infantry is tough but expensive.

Saxons are more flexible imo.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: z1812 on June 01, 2019, 09:05:44 AM
I have been playing Single Player, Franks against Anglo-Saxons and then mirroring. Good battles reasonably evenly matched.
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: smittyohio on June 01, 2019, 09:57:43 AM
Just picked the base game up on Steam on sale, and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner   Great game!
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: Gusington on June 01, 2019, 03:29:45 PM
^Welcome  :D
Title: Re: Field of Glory II
Post by: MOS:96B2P on July 03, 2019, 10:52:40 AM
I recently bought FoG 2 on sale over at Steam in preparation for the release of FoG Empires.  Very cool game.  Wish I would have bought it sooner.  This tactical combat system linked to the strategic system of Empires has a lot of potential.  Really looking forward to playing Empires and exporting some of the tactical battles to FoG 2.