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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by Michael on June 29, 2018, 07:50:29 AM »
Yes, I am. I don't have a mat, though, so please bring yours. I'll see you on Sunday.
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by bigchris on June 28, 2018, 10:01:16 PM »
Hey Mike, are you still planning on bringing your ADG Ghaznavids in Sunday?
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by bigchris on June 23, 2018, 10:31:04 AM »
As you like Comrade Commissar
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by Michael on June 22, 2018, 07:09:54 PM »
Let's play Bolt Action. I would like some more practice with the Soviets.
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Art de la Guerre / Re: ADG List building.
« Last post by bigchris on June 22, 2018, 09:51:34 AM »
The LH javelin can only be taken as mediocre.  The list only allows a total of 8 cavalry (either heavy or medium, the LH is a separate choice)  but up to 4 can be replaced by the elite impact HC (Arthurian period).  I'm not sure there are any really good choices to replace the 3rd HC unit.  Within the timeframe limits of the Arthurian period, I also can add Irish Mercenaries MI, Christian Martyrs Levy Expendable (only 1), swap it out for another spear unit, upgrade a unit leader and possibly take a fortified camp.

I'd prefer not to mix and match the Infantry and Cavalry.  I find the infantry act as an anchor slowing down the cavalry's ability for rapid maneuver.  At the Havoc tournament, everyone I faced had their cavalry in a separate corps to facilitate rapid maneuver and threaten flanks.
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by bigchris on June 22, 2018, 09:40:23 AM »
We can have another round of BA, or we can mix it up with ADG
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by Michael on June 21, 2018, 08:47:17 PM »
Yes, I should be there. What would you like to play?
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Art de la Guerre / Re: Mycenean Listbuilding
« Last post by AvogadroTheMole on June 21, 2018, 05:51:24 PM »
I do not think the II Corps general needs to be Brilliant. I am not sure he even needs to be +1.

Is the Pavise mandatory? In an open format I do not think it is a good use of points. In the ancient themes (and some others) it can be okay because bowmen (or other shooters) become more common. I would consider dropping them and/or redistributing them between the corps. The guys buried in the center of your line are unlikely to fall victim to stacked shots, while the guys on the end are usually much more vulnerable to this. A couple of pavises on the very edges may frustrate shooting while saving points near the center. If you try this, obviously, keep in mind where the enemy's shooters are deployed if your corp goes down second and change their positioning to foil the enemy's shooting units.

How many HChariots can you take in this list? They are the big bullies in this period. Especially if the list allows impact. I would suggest trying to get another heavy or two in there. Perhaps using points from the brilliant commander and/or pavises to upgrade the mediums. Medium chariots are cute when they have bow. But without they are just Mcav with no perks. They risk dying very quickly to most opponents. 4 Heavies and 2 mediums makes for a much more formidable mounted line. Additionally, the threat of a medium sneaking to a flank becomes much more serious with a larger group that will stand their ground (rather than fleeing or dying, like the extra Mcav probably would have done in their place).
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Art de la Guerre / Re: ADG List building.
« Last post by AvogadroTheMole on June 21, 2018, 05:34:29 PM »
I like the look of this way better than the dedicated commands. 4x MI Spear is simply unlikely to win a terrain battle against a determined opponent and needs to be in the terrain against almost everything. Splitting them up guarantees you can screen the main lines where it matters.

My book is packed so I cannot check, but can you really take the LH javelin as mediocre? That is pretty cool if you can, although be sure the 2 points are going somewhere worthwhile. LH that are already bad at shooting and are now afraid to fight other LH are pretty weak for 5 points. I am not sure what the 3rd HCav ordinary is adding. He makes it harder to order the full command on a single pip and I would not assume he will add many more flank opportunities that the other two, cleverly employed, will not. You could place him behind one of the other units, but if it is behind one of the other HCav it will just disrupt the group if you want to evade. I am not sure what you can get in the list for those points, but I would think about finding something else. Are you capped at 4 impact horse? More of those might be better than the non-impact.

You could also think about shifting one of the infantry command's MI into the Cav. Your HI spear will usually want to be deployed adjacent to each other and will not often be filling a gap between two pieces of terrain. That means two of the MI will risk being somewhat superfluous in most matchups. With the horse they allow that group to be far less worried about deploying near a terrain feature and can much more safely walk by it. The risk is if the horse go in a very open area and face a big pile of enemy mounted the MI will struggle to stay connected to your line and also struggle to perform well in combats. You also would want to downgrade the infantry leader to ordinary and make the cav guy brilliant to ensure control of both groups.
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday Gatherings
« Last post by bigchris on June 21, 2018, 10:04:54 AM »
Anyone planning on stopping by the shop for a game on this Sunday the 24th?
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