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    Default Field of Glory II

    Very inclined to buy this game. Has anyone here tried it yet?

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    I'd really like to know too, especially from anyone who's played Pike and Shot. Although I didn't enjoy Pike and Shot for various reasons, the reviews on Steam for FoG II are far better and the hours played are far higher than Pike and Shot's. Graphically, it looks better, but I'd especially like to know if the combat mechanics are different or improved in any way.

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    The game looks cool but .. in few videos on youtube, I've seen Roman legionaries forced to pursue fleeing enemy units, this detail, if confirmed, makes the game unpalatable for me.
    I'm an old miniature-wargamer and to see if they will pursue or not, regular units must take a test, only irregular or elite impetuous units (as Medieval knights) must pursue.
    This idiotic choice, if confirmed, prevents any chance to fight with some historical accuracy ancient battles; imagine a Macedonian phalanx in line formation which must break the line just because the developers were too busy to correct this incredible bug!

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    That's a shame. Looks like the same old rules. That pursuit rule, and a few other seemingly arbitrary and counter-intuitive rules, sapped my initial enthusiasm for Pike and Shot pretty quickly.

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    Got it and completed the tutorials only yet, seems to be a nice one, being a RTS player for years, liked the idea of such a "Turn-Based" Tactical game in Ancients period. ^^

    We added FoG II to The Wargaming Club (TWC) games list, it has the potential of such challenging battles i think!
    Last edited by Lancier; October 30, 2017 at 06:48 AM.

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    Got the game, and I must say, just to correct my previous post, that any regular unit before following up any fleeing enemy unit, must take a morale test, this feature IMO saves the whole game.

    FoG 2 is a good wargame based on a good set of tabletop wargaming rules, it's a bit overpriced but Byzantine Games is a little company and I understand they need to survive, and I do hope they will! We need more games such as FoG2, I hope for new expansions in new eras, maybe something about Imperial Rome, or even Late Antiquity, but if you are in search of a good tactical wargame on PC, this is the game for you.

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