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Art de la Guerre / Re: List building
« Last post by Michael on January 21, 2018, 12:52:51 AM »
For Pyrrhus in Italy, I did something along these lines:

Pyrrhus at Heraclea (280 BC)

I Corps
Pyrrhus
2x Guards (elite pike)
2x Epirotes (ordinary pike)
2x Tarentines (mediocre pike)
2x Xystophoroi

II Corps
Brilliant commander
2x Greek horsemen (medium cav)
4x Greek hoplites
1x Light troops (LI bow)
 
III Corps
Competent commander
2x Tarentine horsemen (LH Bow)
1x Elephant
2x Samnite mercenaries (MI sword)
1x Rhodian slingers

That's 21 units and 200 points exactly. I usually have the pike in the center with the other two on the wings. The key is to guess which wing will have your opponent's cavalry and put the elephants there.

 
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday gatherings
« Last post by Michael on January 21, 2018, 12:27:57 AM »
I'd love to play, Sean, but my Commandos aren't fully assembled yet.
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday gatherings
« Last post by Mean Saloney on January 20, 2018, 05:58:12 PM »
I've got a 500pt german force mostly assembled for bolt action. I know Chris is out, but anybody else planning on stopping in?
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Art de la Guerre / Re: List building
« Last post by bigchris on January 20, 2018, 05:47:50 PM »
I switched around the Generals so that each Infantry Corps has a Competent commander and an Ordinary for the Cavalry Wing.  I thought about the Elephants but wasn't sure how to work the list to fit them in.  Do you remember the list you put together?
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday gatherings
« Last post by bigchris on January 20, 2018, 05:39:46 PM »
I do still keep tabs on FoW, but I am also organizing and running Bolt Action events right now.  That being said, I won't be in tomorrow as I am recovering from the flu and didn't think spreading germs to all of you would be to sporting of me.  I believe Scott McLaughlin and Jen Roy are still fully into FoW and one of them may be interested in a pickup game. 
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Art de la Guerre / Re: List building
« Last post by Michael on January 20, 2018, 04:55:28 PM »
Wow! That's a serious amount of pike. Since pike require two CP to do a full or half turn, I think you'll find ordinary commanders overwhelmed by the strain of maneuver. I would recommend having at least a competent commander (brilliant or Pyrrhus himself would be even better) with each pike block. The cavalry wing, with only four units, should be fine with just an ordinary commander.

Although pike can handle just about anything, including knights and elephants, I enjoyed having an elephant or two in my Pyrrhic force. They can cover any field or brush terrain and can put the fear of god into opposing knights or other cavalry. I usually pair them with a couple of hypaspists (the medium spear variety).

However you decide to configure it, though, I think you will enjoy playing the force.
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday gatherings
« Last post by Michael on January 20, 2018, 04:34:10 PM »
Hi Karl! These days we are mostly playing Bolt Action. I'm not playing FoW any more, but I believe Chris still is, so you might want to check in with him for a game.
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Community Forum / Re: Sunday gatherings
« Last post by Karl on January 20, 2018, 03:55:43 PM »
Hi.
Is anyone playing FOW on Sunday's?
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Bolt Action / Re: Intro list building (updated)
« Last post by Mean Saloney on January 20, 2018, 01:01:52 PM »
BTW Matt it is an 108pt MMG being inexperienced. One of cheapest fully inclosed vehicles in the game. I get your other points though. All the FJ in this list are Vets and Stubborn.

One other thing about the vehicle is that even fully enclosed tanks, if they're inexperienced, will be pinned by hits from anything with a pen of +1 or more, regardless of whether the hit could actually damage the tank. So mortars, HMGs, light howitzers, etc can all still pin an inexperienced tank. Same for Regular tanks except there's a 50/50 chance it can be ignored for regulars.

Page 101 for reference.
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Art de la Guerre / Re: List building
« Last post by bigchris on January 20, 2018, 10:32:40 AM »
So, Having never looked at the Pyrrhic list before, your recommendations had me give it a good read.  Though, to be fair, having the flu these last few days gave me ample opportunity to read when I wasn't sleeping.  So this is the preliminary list I put together.

Pyrrhic 280-275 BC

I Corps
Ordinary General
Epirotes and Macedonians; Pikemen x3
Tarentine Phalangites; Pikemen, mediocre x3
Greek Hoplites; Heavy Spearmen, mediocre x2
Rhodian Slingers; Light Infantry Sling x2

II Corps
Ordinary General
Epirotes and Macedonians; Pikemen x3
Tarentine Phalangites; Pikemen, mediocre x3
Greek Hoplites; Heavy Spearmen, mediocre x2
Light Troops; Light Infantry Bow x2

III Corps
Brilliant General, Included
Xystophoroi; Heavy Cavalry Impact Elite x2
Greek Horsemen; Heavy Cavalry x2

24 units and 199 points.  I could downgrade the III Corps General to Ordinary and get a Fortified Camp (I noticed quite a few of those in my games at the tournament)
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