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by Snowcat
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Army composition for inexperienced players
Replies: 12
Views: 6146

Re: Army composition for inexperienced players

They don't exist yet (I didn't say that they did).

My point was that there are a lot of what might be considered 'most common armies'. Not just a handful, in other words. Although even a handful of examples might be useful.

Cheers.
by Snowcat
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Army composition for inexperienced players
Replies: 12
Views: 6146

Re: Army composition for inexperienced players

I agree that such examples could be useful - although there are *quite a lot* of 'most common armies'. ;)

Cheers
by Snowcat
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Warriors - Attacks Petering Out...?
Replies: 4
Views: 3132

Re: Warriors - Attacks Petering Out...?

Ah, okay. I'm with you now. I was reading it quite literally (black and white), and missing some of the colour in between.

Cheers
by Snowcat
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Warriors - Attacks Petering Out...?
Replies: 4
Views: 3132

Warriors - Attacks Petering Out...?

Under the description for Warriors, it says: "Infantry relying on a fierce initial charge that can shatter close-order infantry. Their reliance on individual and group aggression means their attack peters out quickly if the enemy survives their initial charge." However, I can't find anything in the ...
by Snowcat
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Supporting Missile Troops
Replies: 10
Views: 5255

Re: No Supporting Missile Troops

I'll be placing an order for them shortly. The bulk from Essex, because they got most things correct re chariots and clothing/equipment. However, I plan to replace the chariot horses with Old Glory's Assyrian chariot horses because they're really nicely animated, and see if I can also replace the lo...
by Snowcat
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Supporting Missile Troops
Replies: 10
Views: 5255

Re: No Supporting Missile Troops

OK, cool. Thanks.

Here's another combo that I think would work well for the Mid Assyrians:

4 x Chariots 16
3 x Raiders 12
1 x Skirmisher 3
4 x Levy Bow 8
2 x Light Foot 6
1 x Skirmisher 3
15 stands 48pts

The Skirmisher with the Light Foot would probably stay a Skirmisher.

Cheers.
by Snowcat
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Supporting Missile Troops
Replies: 10
Views: 5255

Re: No Supporting Missile Troops

OK, I think I understand all that. Thanks for the detailed explanation. :)

So what is the actual benefit of the 'skirmish screen' in play? i.e. precisely what benefit does it confer?

Cheers
by Snowcat
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Supporting Missile Troops
Replies: 10
Views: 5255

Re: No Supporting Missile Troops

OK, which begs the next question: Battle cards...? (Ah, just found the section on the forum about this.) This sounds like a screen out in front, protecting the better troops while they advance. What about in support from behind, shooting overhead? And re the latter (if included), how would a support...
by Snowcat
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Supporting Missile Troops
Replies: 10
Views: 5255

No Supporting Missile Troops

There doesn't appear to be any provision for supporting missile troops in the rules.

e.g. archers behind main body of spearmen (Assyrians, etc)

Why not?

Cheers
by Snowcat
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: TMP BATREP
Replies: 4
Views: 3264

Re: TMP BATREP

I queried how the Bow Levy went in that battle, but there hasn't been a reply yet.