Field Of Glory (FoG)
Filed of Glory (FoG) is a set of rules for the Ancient and Medieval period, running braodly from the advent of organised warfare up to the infroduction of effiecient gunpowder artillery and firearms.
The rules were released in early 2008 and are building gradual momentum in the UK. Troops are organised in elements (best thought of as a company platoon or tribal group. The element types chosen according to `points values' from within an `army list'.
We use army lists to make players choose troops that were always present in an army (what would a Julius Ceasar's army be without his Legions), and to prevent players from using unrealistically large numbers of troops that were only prenent in small numbers.
Troop values vary according to efficiency and effectiveness; so highly trained, well armoured and drilled `regular' troops cost more for the player than poorly equipped, low morale, baldly organised peasants. At the top end of cost are artillery and elephants, at the bottom end hordes of milita. Element cost therefore varies from one or two points to around twenty five.
Elements are organised into units of between two and twelve elements each. An army usually has between a dozen and about 20 units.
The commanders of the army (it's generals) also cost points, - from 25 points for an ally general, through to 85 for a general of high repute like Scipio Africanus or Hannibal. Up to four generals form part of the army's Table of Organisation (ToE)
Games involve manouvering armies of like points values (700 to 900 points) on table until one side looses sufficient troops to unit morale or casualties for their army to break.
The British Historical Games Society (BHGS) rules allow scores to be established for competitions. For a typical competiton game there are ten point to be scored. The winner can score from 10 through to 6, looser 0-4. 5-5 being a draw.
There are many other reviews, so I'll stop here, If you want to know more about FoG simply type `Field of Glory` into a good search engine and more learned people than us will give you their views (good bad and indifferent).
We are running a simple campaign using these rules.
Turn 1 moves
We also have a FoG competition at our show this year. Here are our FoG competition details.