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Field of Glory II: Medieval

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    https://www.slitherine.com/game/field-of-glory-ii-medieval





    Beta apply: https://www.slitherine.com/beta/field-of-glory-ii-medieval

     
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  2. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Pretty wide berth of settings from Western Europe all the way to the Levant/Mongols. I suck horribly at these Field of' games, not sure why, but I'll probably buy this anyway :lol:
     
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  3. Beowulf Arcane

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    For me it's a :d1p:


    I've already spent 420h in FoGII. The multiplayer scene is still very active, with regular Slitherine run tournaments going on, not to mention forum tournaments and digital league.
     
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  4. Baptismbyfire Scholar

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    Does FoG support mods? If so, is the community active? This game sounds like a wet dream.
     
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    Finally I can whip some Muslim ass!
     
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  7. Beowulf Arcane

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    It does support mods. There are some, like custom units and custom campaigns but no major overhaul, if that's what you're asking. And like I said above - the community is pretty active and you should be able to find games without any problems
     
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  8. razvedchiki Liturgist

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    the dlc is up to 1270 though so they will probably sell 1-2 more to cover the whole medieval period which is lame.
    technically they have already got into the medieval period with the last dlc that covered the 9th-11th centuries.
     
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    OK. I'll bite.
     
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  10. Theodora Erudite Patron

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    Beat me to it.



    I kinda wish they'd just extended Field of Glory II more instead of making a standalone expansion, although maybe we'll get lucky and they'll make the army lists added in this available in ... FoG2 (the naming of this is bloody weird) if you own it and FoG2-Medieval.

    edit: thank you Infinitron for making the op good?? or whatever happened there (thread merged?)
     
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    What war games do you consider deep? Not saying this as a challenge, I’ve seen your posts and you know your stuff.
     
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  13. Agesilaus Antiquity Studio Patron Developer

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    I don't understand what this is supposed to be. Have they fundamentally changed FoG2 in some way, or is this literally just a regular DLC but you can play it as a stand alone product? Or, worst of both worlds, you can only play it stand-alone and it only has the content of a regular dlc pack?

    Doesn't matter too much to me, I can't get FoG2 to install anymore. Steam just says "DISK WRITE ERROR", even though it has no issue installing or playing literally every other game in the library.
     
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  14. downwardspiral Literate

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    For wargame as a whole the rule is on the easier side with some realism logic behind it.
    For classical era pitched tactical battle which is not operation or strategy level on computer FOG can already been seen as the deep one, I think that is the sad reality of computer pre-firearm tactical wargame.
     
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  15. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    For me a deep wargame would be something like the AGEOD games, or for "battles" something like Armored Brigades, or Wargame Red Dragon - or Flashpoint Campaigns : Red Storm if you want turn by turn.

    But thinking about it you are right, the more complex systems I can think of are at least early modern.
    There are no better or even significantely more complex ancient or medieval battle simulators out there. The only more "complex" ones I can think of are 1242:Real Warfare and XIII Century, which while maybe a bit deeper in terms of system (and real time) are also pretty terrible games.
     
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  16. Theodora Erudite Patron

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    I want to get into 'Alea Jacta Est' (holy f that J triggers me), but oh boy is it dense. I'm curious if they'rll release anything for this to also have cause to integrate with FoG: Empires.
     
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  17. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    Alea Jacta Est is following the traditional way of transliterating Latin.

    ALEAIACTAEST or at best ALEA·IACTA·EST would have been a terrible name :)

    I had written two "AAR for Beginners" for AGEOD games, it might help you. One in particular was for AJE, check the beginners's corners in the summary.

    https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/foru...he-barbarian-an-aje-pbem-beginner-aar.632034/
     
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  18. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    I think the fog2 games/DLC works reasonably well at giving "expected realistic historical" results. I'm glad they are tackling medieval warfare(because there are almost no other wargame series that does), but it is much more about raids and sieges then large pitched battles.
    I suppose skirmishes would work just as well in the engine(using only smaller units,) but do they plan to cover sieges and castle assaults at all?
     
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  19. Theodora Erudite Patron

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    Eh, it's a pretty famous phrase, and I've never eveeeeeeeer seen it with a J before. :P

    Tyvm :3 very interested in that, nantucket, and several others. I find AARs are kinda a dead art these days so it's cool to see someone carrying on the torch (and with such a diversity too! ^^).
     
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  20. razvedchiki Liturgist

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    it seems they will probably cover some sort of siege warfare since there was a wall with crossbowmen firing in the stream (period artwork).
     
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  21. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    My apologies, I meant it is the traditional way to transliterate Latin ... in French. And the team is French indeed.
    Example :
    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alea_jacta_est


    My Nantucket AAR is probably my worst. On RPGCodex, I would say the Succession AAR of Rule the Waves was my best, and then either Call of War or Rome & Carthage. On Paradox, the best one would be this one :

    https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/threads/wars-in-america-a-how-to-aar.545321/
     
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  22. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    It probably will be a new base game for which they'll sell new DLC, they can go to up to start of the Italian wars, which is covered in Pike & Shot.

    Have you checked if your antivirus does give a false positive?
     
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  23. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Arcane

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    true, hard to think of any 'deep' wargames that are on the computer other than AGEOD which to me have an taxing UI/interface design. If you consider pike/musket 'middle ages' there are some, but they are not really middle ages.
     
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  24. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    What do you use to draw the lines and what not for your screenshots? I like the looping arrows and formation stints.
     
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  25. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    Faststone capture. For simple editing it is by far the best tool. Between my first AAR and now, I learned a lot too, for instance putting shadows under arrows and a line on its border.
     
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