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You are now in the "Field of Glory Wiki" - with Tactical Tips for Field of Glory, histories, army lists, guides to using the armies, pictures of figures and listings of suppliers, "further reading" recommendations and more for all the Armies, organised into categories that match the Field of Glory army lists. Just like Wikipedia, you can easily edit these pages yourself If you have advice on using an army, want to share a list you have used you can add it to these pages and hundreds of gamers will see it - every week!
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Hundreds of tips on choosing, using (and hopefully not losing) your FoG armies - again that you are free to edit and add to
PARTS: 1. Army Choice; 2. General Tips ; 3. Doctrine and Drill; 4. BG Sizes ; 5. Commanders; 6. Terrain ; 7. Organization ; 8. Battle Plans ; 9. Troop Types in FoG ; 10. Light Horse Stable ; 11. Tactical Miscellany ; 12. Visualizing Battles ; 13. Wisdom from the Experts
Field of Glory The Online Computer Game
A new section covering the battles and tactics for Online FoG - the FoG Online Game.
The List of Field of Glory Armies and their own Pages
Field of Glory Rise of Rome - Rome and its enemies, (280 BC to 25 BC)
Mid Republican Roman ; Late Republican Roman ; Gallic ; Pyrrhic ; Later Carthaginian ; Ancient Spanish ; Later Macedonian ; Later Seleucid; Later Ptolemaic ; Attalid Pergamene ; Numidian or early Moorish ; Pontic ; Early Armenian ; Parthian ; Later Jewish ; Illyrian ; Spartacus Slave Revolt ; Bosporan;
Field of Glory Storm of Arrows - Western Europe in the Later Middle Ages (1300 AD to 1500 AD)
Medieval French ; 100-yrs War English -Continental ; 100-yrs War English -Britain; Later Medieval Scots - Britain; Later Medieval Scots - Continental ; Later Scots Isles and Highlands; Medieval Welsh; Later Anglo-Irish; Medieval Irish ; Low Countries; Later Medieval German; Italian Condotta; Swiss; Free Company ; Medieval Danish; Medieval Swedish; Medieval Castilian; Medieval Crown of Aragon ; Medieval Portugese; Later Granadine ; Navarrese ; Ordonnance French ; Wars of the Roses English ; ; Medieval Burgundian ; Ordonnance Burgundian ; Santa Hermandad Nueva Castilian
Field of Glory Immortal Fire - The Greek, Persian & Macedonian Wars (550 BC - 146 BC)
Classical Greek ; Early Achaemenid Persian ; Lydian ; Thracian ; Syracusan ; Early Carthaginian; Skythian or Saka; Kyrenean Greek ; Late Dynastic Egyptian ; Alexandrian Macedonian ; Late Achaemenid Persian ; Classical Indian ; Early Successor ; Early Sarmatian ; Galatian ; Hellenistic Greek ; Graeco-Bactrian ; Indo-Greek
Field of Glory Legions Triumphant- Imperial Rome (25 BC to 493 AD)
Principate Roman ; Dominate Roman ; Foederate Roman ; Later Sarmatian ; Early German ; Dacian or Carpi ; Ancient British ; Caledonian ; Early Alan ; Jewish Revolt ; Sassanid Persian ; Kushan or Indo-Skythian ; Palmyran ; Early Frankish ; Western Hunnic ; Early Visigothic and Early Vandal ; Early Ostrogothic and Herul ; Early Anglo Saxon ; Gepid or Early Lombard ; Early Scots Irish ; Early Pictish ; Hephthalite Hunnic ;
Field of Glory Swords and Scimitars - The Crusades (1096 AD to 1311 AD)
Early Crusader ; Later Crusader ; Fatimid Egyptian ; Georgian ; Seljuk Turk ; Cuman ; Komnenan Byzantine; Post Latin Conquest Byzantine ; Ilkhanid Mongol ; Mamluk Egyptian ; Cilician Armenian ; Syrian States ; Khwarazmian; Ayyubid Egyptian ; Middle Serbian ; Middle Bulgarian; Medieval Cypriot ; Latin Greece ; Pecheneg ;
Field of Glory Eternal Empire- Eastern Europe and the Rise of the Ottomans (1300 AD to 1500 AD)
Early Ottoman Turkish ; Later Ottoman Turkish ; Tatar ; Late Byzantine ; Later Russian ; Later Serbian Empire ; Later Bulgarian ; Later Lithuanian ; Later Polish ; Later Teutonic Knights ; Catalan Company ; Middle Hungarian ; Moldavian or Wallachian ; Albanian ; Timurid White Sheep Turcoman or Black Sheep Turcoman ; Later Hungarian ; Hussite ; Late Byzantine ; Mamluk Egyptian ; Italian Condotta ; Medieval Cypriot
Field of Glory Decline and Fall - Byzantium and Islam (493 AD to 1071 AD)
Early Byzantine ; Maurikian Byzantine ; Thematic Byzantine ; Nikephorian Byzantine ; Later Moorish ; Later Visigothic ; African Vandal ; Italian Ostrogothic ; Early South Slav ; Lombard ; Avar ; Arab Conquest ; Early Bulgar ; Ummayad Arab ; Abbasid Arab ; Early North African Dynasties ; Khurasanian Dynasties ; Bedouin Dynasties ; Dailami ; Pecheneg ; Ghaznavid ; Christian Nubian; Western Turkish and Khazar;
Field of Glory Wolves from The Sea - The European Dark Ages
Post Roman British ; Early Welsh ; Later Scots-Irish ; Merovingian Frankish ; Later Pictish ; Early Slavic ; Middle Anglo Saxon ; Astur Leonese ; Andalusian ; Early Navarrese ; Carolingian Frankish ; Viking ; Magyar ; Great Moravian ; Early Scots ; Rus ; Norse Irish ; Early Medieval French; Early Medieval German ; Norman ; Early Polish ; Anglo Danish
Field of Glory Swifter Than Eagles - The Ancient Egyptian World
Nubian ; Early Libyan ; Later Sumerian or Akkadian ; Early Nomad Allies? ; Old or Middle Kingdom Egyptian ; Hyksos ; Mitanni ; Syro-Canaanite? ; New Kingdom Egyptian ; Later Minoan or Early Mycenaean? ; Hittite Empire ; Middle or Early Neo-Assyrian ; Later Mycenaean or Trojan ; Sea Peoples? ; Philistine ; Phoenician Allies? ; Neo-Hittite And Aramaean? ; Later Hebrew? ; Mannaean Allies? ; Libyan Egyptian ; Urartian ; Median ; Neo-Elamite? ; Proto-Arab Allies? ; Cimmerian or Early Skythian ; Neo-Assyrian Empire ; Phrygian Allies? ; Kushite Egyptian ; Neo-Babylonian Empire?
Field of Glory Oath of Fealty - Dark Age / Early Medieval Europe
Feudal Catalan and Early Crown Of Aragon ; Early Hungarian ; Taifa Andalusian ; Feudal Navarrese and Aragonese ; Feudal Castilian Leonese or Portuguese ; Fanatic Berber ; Italo-Norman? ; Feudal French? ; Imperial German? ; Feudal German? ; Communal Italian ; Papal Italian ; Early Scots Isles And Highlands ; Feudal Scots? ; Early Russian? ; Feudal Polish? ; Anglo-Norman? ; Later Welsh? ; Early Lithuanian or Samogitian? ; Wendish Prussian or Estonian? ; Early Medieval Frisia and Other Free Cantons? ; Post-Viking Scandinavian ; Early Plantagenet English? ; Later Sicilian ; Early Medieval Irish ; Early Anglo-Irish? ; Early Teutonic Knights ; Mongol Invasion ; Early Granadine? ; Middle Plantagenet English? ;
Erlitou-Shang Chinese ; Early Northern Barbarian Allies? ; Early Zhou Chinese ; Yayoi Japanese ; Early Horse Nomad ; Ko Choson Korean ; Warring States To Western Han Chinese ; Qiang And Di ; Three Kingdoms Korean ; Eastern Han Chinese? ; Three Kingdoms W Jin And S Dynasties Chinese? ; Kofun Nara Japanese ; Northern Dynasties Chinese? ; Later Hindu North Indian ; Later Hindu South Indian? ; Central Asian City States ; Western Wei To Early Tang Chinese ; Later Horse Nomad ; Tibetan ; Nepalese Allies? ; Parhae Korean ; Late Tang To Five Dynasties Chinese ; Khmer Or Champa? ; Thai Allies? ; Nanzhao? ; Pyu Burmese Allies? ; Koryo Korean ; Early Heian Japanese? ; Pagan Burmese ; Liao ; Song Chinese ; Xi Xia? ; Ghurid Afghan? ; Jin ; Late Heian To Muromachi Japanese ; Japanese Warrior Monk Allies? ; Mongol Conquest ; Moslem Indian Sultanates? ; Medieval Indonesian Or Malay? ; Yuan Chinese? ; Medieval Burmese? ; Ming Chinese ; Yi Korean?
Field of Glory Blood and Gold - The Americas
Olmec? ; Teotihuacan? ; West Mexican? ; Zapotec or Mixtec? ; Toltec? ; Chinantec? ; Aztec ; Tarascan? ; Tlaxcalan Confederacy? ; Mayan ; Mochica? ; Chanca? ; Chimu? ; Hatun-Colla? ; Canari ; Inca ; Mapuche or Araucanian? ; Amazonian Forest Tribes? ; Tupi? ; Chichimec? ; Pueblo Culture? ; Mound-Builder Culture? ; South-Eastern Woodland Culture? ; Timucuan? ; Eastern Woodland Culture? ; Plains Culture? ; Pacific North-West Culture?
Etruscan League? C7th BC until 280BC Italian Hill Tribes? C7th to C3rd BC (Aequi, Aurunci, Hernici, Picentes, Sabines, Sidicini and Volsci) ; Early Republican Roman? 509 BC until 280 BC ; Latin? 509 BC until the end of the Latin War in 338 BC ; Samnite? 355 to 272 BC ; Campanian? 5th century BC until 211 BC ; Apulian Lucanian or Bruttian? C5th to 203BC ; Early Nomad? - nomad and semi-nomadic tribes of the desert and steppe areas bordering Syria, Canaan and Mesopotamia from 3100 BC until the widespread adoption of the horse towards the end of the 4th century BC including Midianite Arabs ; Amorite Kingdoms? of Mesopotamia such as Subartu (the Assyrian Old Kingdom) from the time of Shamshi-Adad (1813 to 1755 BC) and the 1st Dynasty of Babylon (1894 to 1595 BC) and also the Amorite ruled city states of Syria such as Yamkhad (Aleppo), Mari, Qatna (Tell Mishrife) and Ugarit from circa 2000 BC until their adoption of massed maryannu style chariotry some time after 1600 BC ; Early Elamite? from highland Elam, Anshan and Awan as well as the lowland region of Susiana, all located in modern south-west Iran, from circa 2800 BC to circa 1100 BC ; Early Highland Raiders? such as the various highland peoples of the Zagros, Taurus and Anatolian uplands from circa 3000 BC until circa 1000 BC. eg Guti, Gasgans, Lullubi etc ; Pre Islamic Arabian? southern pre-Islamic and apostate armies of the Arabian peninsula from circa 300 AD until the final adoption of Islam by the whole of the Arabian peninsula ; Later Pre Islamic Bedouin? eg Ghassanids allied to the Romans from circa 420 to 636, and the Lakhmids allied to the Persians from circa 400 to 602 ; Axumite? 100 to 970 AD ; Beja? and desert Blemmye forces from 250 to 1500 AD, and Nile valley Blemmye or Nobatae forces from 298 to 550 AD ; Tuareg? 950 to 1500 AD ; Medieval German City Leagues armies of the various city leagues (Hanseatic League, 1st and 2nd Swabian League, Lusatian League) from 1300 to 1500 AD ; Late Medieval Feudal German? armies of the German princes and other powerful nobles as well as those of various knightly leagues from 1340 to 1500 ; Late Medieval Frisian or Dithmarchen? armies of the 'autonomous peasant republics', also known as the Free Cantons, from 1340 until the defeat of the last significant army they ever fielded in 1500 ; Vietnamese? 700 BC until 1009 AD
(note - this feature is temporarily inaccessible - I'm working on a fix though) Each army now has its own Versatility rating which you can vote on without registering. These indicate how versatile an army is against the overall field of all possible opponents. This should be useful to competition and other players with an interest in performance. Obviously, these ratings are a matter of particular players' opinion and experience - it's the particular pair-wise match-up and player skill that affect actual outcomes. A jack-of-all-trades "A" army can be beaten by a specialist "B", "C" or "E" that can play to its strengths, and experts can tease amazing performance from armies that seem run-of-the-mill to others.
- A = Good all-round with no nemesis i.e., a good all-round versatile army with no fatal weaknesses against particular opponents.
- B = Strong at least in theme or era i.e., strong in either theme or era, but challenges beyond that mean this army is not eligible for "A" rating.
- C = Competent but uneven i.e., a competent army that might be competitive and might have strengths, but more uneven in versatility than A or B.
- E = Eccentric results due to match-up or terrain i.e., an eccentric performer due to high sensitivity to opposing match-ups or terrain.
- F = This dog won't hunt. Remember that dogs can be lovable creatures, even if they expect to lose routinely (though maybe not always) against players of equal skill with better armies.
- D = Duplicates better list. Duplicate means you can get virtually the same troop type mix in another list that offers additional advantages. Apart from D, this army would also have a usual rating, so an A or B army could also be a D. Go to this army’s page for discussion of better lists.
(If you do vote "D" for any armies, please edit that armies page and include which armies you think are similar but better in the "how to use this army in FoG" section)
Theoretical, obscure, sample and proposed Army Lists created by users of this site but not yet covered in any of the published books