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post Jun 12 2019, 10:01 AM
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Soz. Get-together did not happen. Late cancellations. Next time maybe. Lol. In the meantime, going to prac by playing the SI solo. And playtest a few key points little utilised in my game. Will post batreps between now and Bristoricon.

First game will feature the Bavarians (reformed) against the Austrians (unreformed).


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post Jun 19 2019, 12:59 PM
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Just sharing news that FoGN v2 will feature at MOAB (Sydney). 5 & 6 Oct. For those interested.

Around that month, will also be running a local fast play event. 20mm/25mm. 650 pts. 1 dayer. 3-4 Rounds. Free entry.


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post Jun 21 2019, 07:59 AM
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Field of Glory Napoleonic v2 event (HX4).
20mm (small 25mm allowed).
650 pts (Vanguard Fast Play).
4 rounds (2 hours).
One day.
FREE entry.
Limited places: 6.
Scenario-specific games.
Tournament scoring used.

Date: one Saturday in October.
Venue: to be confirmed.

Attending:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5. Reserved.
6. Reserved. (Russian 1812)

EDIT: 29 June. Apologies. Date is the 5th October (Queen's Birthday long weekend). Free entry. Post your interest here. Please, NO unpainted lists.

Interested:
1.
2.
3.
4. Probable.

EDIT: 30 June. Will update as confirmations arrive. Cheers.

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post Jul 9 2019, 09:28 PM
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Focussing all remaining energies and time to this event for this year. Still places. Player's pack made available to individual entrants.

Spare armies for use include - Bavarians, Austro-Hungarian, French, and Russian. Cheers.


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post Jul 13 2019, 01:37 AM
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Having a 650 pt game tomorrow. French vs Russians. Non-scenario game. Should be fun to see how the upgraded rules handle the disputes.


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post Jul 13 2019, 11:31 PM
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Game was cut short. Been over a year since last played. It showed as we went through terrain placement. Simon brought his French 1812 800 pt list abbreviated to 650 pts. I ran my 650 pt Russian 1812 #2 list (I have an 1805 list and enough overs to field another 3 Russian corps!).

We settled on Eastern Europe as the region. Apart from a few shifts, table was pretty much settled on initial placing. Simon chose Positional Defence and had blocked #4 and #6. I chose Probe and blocked #5. So once Simon had fully deployed all his three divisions, and I had placed my lone division the game began. The French were restricted for the first two moves and played a wait-to-what-unfolds situation during these two turns. I bought on my reserves in the first turn, being the Attacker, and placed them alongside my lone van division. My third division would not appear until Turn 3. Or was it Turn 4?

The French could only bombard the defended BUA (represented by single building) ineffectually causing nought but ammo wastage! My infantry began to advance once they remembered they were the attackers. The eventual arrival of my third division as reinforcements finally activated the waiting French. The large woods in the centre saw the French advance through while the French cavalry on their left advanced, motivated by the sudden appearance of my Cossacks and Hussars. On the far French right, which was lightly held by a cuirassier brigade, there was movement as they advanced on the Russian field commander sunning himself on the ridgeline. My left contained only him and a large conscript infantry unit. The two built up areas (BUA) were defended by my most veteran troops - jagers and grenadiers.

With both sides now fully deployed the game began to gain some momentum. I ordered a general advance in the centre with my infantry from my reserve. The cavalry was hastily shifted to my left to prevent the French cuirassiers from enjoying their way with my conscripts closely guarding my LOC.

The French also stirred with the two cavalry brigades of the French left advancing on a perceived threat at my reinforcement suddenly appearing to their front. The infantry in the woods also pushed through. The voltogeirs even targetted my fleet-hooved Cossacks racing across their front. But they caused minimal harm.

My cuirassiers were pressed to make in time to counter their opposites. Yet they managed it just in time to be charged!

There were four combats in the turn - French cuirassiers vs Russian cuirassiers, two French infantry brigades attacking my infantry brigade closest to the road, French lights (emerging from woods) vs my advancing Russian line brigade, and French cuirassiers charging my hussars. Defensive fire had surprising successful results as two French brigades were repulsed. But the combat was more in my opponent's favour. My cuirassiers repelled the French cuirassiers but my Hussars were broken by the French cuirassiers. The infantry duel was won by my oppinent who forced my troops to retreat.

At this interesting stage, we reached game time end. A quick analysis post-game saw no victory by attrition (percentage losses were too low to cause a result). Using the tourney scoring system gave a closer result with Simon winning by a close result (9 to 7). Out of 25.

Overall, we realised just how long we've been out of touch with the game. Yet it wasn't that long ago that we didn't know our way around. The rulebook upgrade has improved layout and easily accessing information. Look forward to one more game before the free HistorX event scheduled for 5 Oct.

Sorry, no pics. Not doing that sort of thing anymore at such a level. May occasionally post a few pics now and then. Cheers.



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post Jul 14 2019, 04:15 AM
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Postscript: A big plus we both found was the tabulated play sequence, useful for those frequent memory lapses. armata_PDT_14.gif


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post Feb 11 2020, 08:38 AM
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Planning on running a FoGN 2 campaign soon. Open to anyone who would love to play FoGN 2 locally (Brisbane area at the moment). Scale is immaterial although we cater to 15/18mm, 20/25mm and 28/30mm. Will post further details shortly.


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post Feb 13 2020, 07:21 AM
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There is a formal guide booklet being worked on giving full details of this campaign. But here is the quick fill-in briefing version.

Firstly, you are going to need a copy of FoGN 2 rules. Both are currently available through Amazon.com and Amazon.com.au. I know for a fact there is no PDF or other e-book format for this updated ruleset. And all previous drafts, if you happen to still have one, are illegal.

Secondly, post here the scale you are interested in along with nation and possible period (Revolutionary, 1st Coalition, Peninsular, etc). Where possible, also nominate a backup scale. Example: Jojo Boneypants, 1805 Austro-Hungarian, 15mm. Backup - none. Currently, we are running three scales - 15/18mm, 20/25mm and 28/30mm.

Thirdly, this campaign/league is a casual informal one that is FREE to anyone interested. So grab a few mates or if your garage group is looking for a chance to try something new in slightly competitive vein, well...

Fourthly, all results count towards a FoGN 2 player ranking that will operate throughout the campaign/league cycle. Everyone new to the campaign/league starts at the same base rating. This ranking system will be drafted from the chess rating system.

Fifthly, lists. Lists need to be vetted to ensure no deathstar combos or wildly inaccurate historical lists (like Gatling guns or all shock heavy cav corps) are fielded. Lists shall not exceed a total 800 points (standard FoGN model).

This should be enough to get you started. Good luck.

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post Feb 13 2020, 07:27 AM
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To get you started, have listed those already keen in the 20/25mm scale

15/18mm scales
1. Andy* - 1807/9 Saxon
2. Russell - 1815 Anglo-Belgic
3. Bryce - 1809 Austrians
4.
5.
6.

20/25mm scales
1. Lawrence - 1812 Russian Imperial Guard. Backup: 1809 Austro-Hungarian.
2. Simon - 1812 French
3. Greg - 1811 British/Portuguese
4. Angus* - 1810 Swedish/Finnish
5.
6.

28/30mm scales
1. Backup: Lawrence - 1813 Russian/Austro-Hungarian
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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post Feb 13 2020, 11:24 PM
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For those interested, I've posted the scoring sheet on my blogsite that we'll be using in our league cycle. You're welcome to download it to use in your own FoGN 2 game. Cheers.


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post Feb 15 2020, 03:09 AM
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Correction: I noticed a typo in the Basic Scoring sheet PDF supplied. The error is in the objectives bonus. It should read as a variable "1+ to 5+", not "3+". This variable is because there may be more than one objective and because objective take priority over attrition in scenario games. But for the traditional attack/defend game, attrition has equal status as objective as long as the final bonus points does NOT exceed the five points allocated.

Apologies to those who have missed this. Even with four eyes, I still miss things... armata_PDT_09.gif

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post Feb 15 2020, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE(b20f08 @ Feb 15 2020, 03:09 AM) *

Correction: I noticed a typo in the Basic Scoring sheet PDF supplied. The error is in the objectives bonus. It should read as a variable "1+ to 5+", not "3+". This variable is because there may be more than one objective and because objective take priority over attrition in scenario games. But for the traditional attack/defend game, attrition has equal status as objective as long as the final bonus points does NOT exceed the five points allocated.

Apologies to those who have missed this. Even with four eyes, I still miss things... armata_PDT_09.gif

Latest version (2.1) uploaded and now supercedes version 2. Again, apologies.


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post Feb 15 2020, 10:48 AM
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We have people signing up to the fb group already. armata_PDT_34.gif


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post Feb 16 2020, 02:49 AM
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FoGN 2 is a corps-level (and above) game. You are dealing with brigades as your basic lowest formation. Sometimes, that can be quite hard to visualize.

Below is an image of what some enthusiasts in Europe have been doing for a while now in replicating the great battle of the Nations (Leipzig, 1813). Models are 1/72 (@20mm). Ratio of figure to actual: 1 to 1! These are Austro-Hungarian battalions maneouvring into position. Apologies for the overblown size; but perhaps it's relevant to give an idea of the immensity involved. Regards.

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Still room for those interested.

15/18mm scales
1. Andy* - 1807/9 Saxon
2. Russell - 1815 Anglo-Belgic
3. Bryce - 1809 Austrians
4.
5.
6.

20/25mm scales
1. Lawrence - 1812 Russian Imperial Guard. Backup: 1809 Austro-Hungarian.
2. Simon - 1812 French
3. Greg - 1811 British/Portuguese
4. Angus* - 1810 Swedish/Finnish
5. Nik - 1815 Prussians
6.


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