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General Discussion / After BCOF
« on: August 05, 2013, 10:43:00 pm »
So in a thread about the beta, people were mentioning other games they want FSE to make once they are done with BCOF. Try be in detail, it would be nice to get some scope of how much you are thinking of not just "I want a space game" or something that doesn't tell us much, something interesting to read.

- Concept -
So my idea for a game, I haven't thought of a title for it, maybe I'll add one if I think of it, but it is set in the English Civil War. Honestly this is an area of history that I, and hopefully many others might potentially find interesting. As far as I know, the only game with the English Civil War in it is Medieval 2: Total War, by way of a mod called for king or country. (http://www.moddb.com/mods/for-king-or-country-the-english-civil-war)

- Units -
As far as units go they would be pretty simple, seeing as at the beginning of the war there were no standing armies so it was made up of mainly milita as well as officers, because of this you could have multiple units of militia with different clothing. Within these two types of militia units you have to remember the only foot infantry that there was at the time was pike men and musketeers.

Musketeers - The musketeers of the English Civil war mainly used a matchlock musket, the length of the barrel would be around four and a half feet. This musket only had a range of around 300 yards, but it would only be accurate up to 50 yards. Seeing as it was a heavy musket it had a rest, I don't know how you would incorporate this into the game unless it was kept in an inventory slot but when you presented there was a short animation of it being placed before the gun was resting on it, this would make it take a while to fire but that could cut down on the annoying game play style of point blanking.

The ammunition would be carried by a leather bandolier that went over the shoulder and around the hip, from this there would be hung "The Twelve Apostles", these were tubes of gunpowder, seeing as you only have 12, that would indicate you have 12 shots, however the bandolier also had a flask full of power meaning you could have more shots, probably up to about 24-32.

The flintlock musket was a lot more expensive than the matchlock musket, because of this it was only really issued to sentries and the lifeguards of high ranking officers, this could possibly be some form of special unit that is "Generals Staff". Generally all musketeers carried a sword for if they ever got into some melee.

Pike men - The pike men predominantly used used an iron head spear, mounted on a shaft made of ash wood that was between 15 and 18 feet long. Due to the fact that it was quite unwieldy, some pike men cut a few feet off their pikes, this put them at a serious disadvantage against people with a full length pike. Because of this fact there is potential for a slight chance to spawn with a shorter pike. The pike men also carried a short sword called a "tuck" for close quarter fighting.

In ideal situations the pike men would wear a helmet, breast and back plates, thigh guards (tassets) and an iron collar or gorget. These would provide some protection against things like glancing blows from a sword or pike, but a straight on attack is more than likely to go straight through the armour and kill. Much like when a bayonet kills a cuirassier in NW.

Cuirassiers - The cuirassiers are a directly evolved form of the medieval knight, they went into battle with quite a lot of armor on, with the exception of the lower leg which was covered by a long boot. They had also ditched the lance of old, and taken on weapons such as pistols carbines and swords. This would leave the player with the choice of a pistol or a short carbine, all cuirassiers would carry a sword.

Harquebusiers - The harquebusiers, like the cuirassiers carried a carbine, or a pair of pistols, and a sword. Although the officers of a harquebusier regiment would usually carry the harquebus. They were classified as light cavalry because they wore lighter armor and rode slightly faster horses.

Dragoons - The dragoons were mounted infantrymen that rode small, fast horses so that they could move to position then fight on foot. They didn't wear any armor and they would usually carry a musket or carbine, and a sword.

Artillery - The artillery of the civil war can be separated into three different types, Siege Guns (Cannon royal, Cannon and Demi-Cannon, Heavy Field Guns (Culverin, Demi-Culverin) and Light Field Guns (Saker, Drake, Minion, Falcon, Falconet and Robinet). Most arillery was muzzle loaded, smooth bore and cast in bronze and iron.

- Maps -
Battle of Powick Bridge
Battle of Edgehill
Battle of Braddock Down
Battle of Hopton Heath
Battle of Seacroft Moor
Battle of Ripple Field
Battle of Sourton Down
Battle of Stratton
Battle of Adwalton Moor
Battle of Roundway Down
First Battle of Newbury
Battle of Nantwich
Battle of Cheriton
Battle of Cropredy Bridge
Battle of Marston Moor
Battle of Beacon Hill
Battle of Castle Dore
Battle of Tippermuir
Battle of Aberdeen
Second Battle of Newbury
Battle of Auldearn
Battle of Naseby
Battle of Alford
Battle of Langport
Battle of Kilsyth
Battle of Philiphaugh
Battle of Rowton Heath
Battle of Torrington
Training

There are lots of battles, and I am not familiar with the landscape of every place, but most battles were fought in like a field or a moor so generic style maps wouldn't be to hard to make. The training map would be some sort of camp for the milita to be trained at where you could practice as all the different types of unit before hitting the big bad world of multiplayer.

- Multiplayer -
So in multiplayer there would be a few main modes, the first of these would be battle mode, which would be exactly the same as in NW. Just a generic style of fun gameplay that anyone can pick up and play. The next two modes would be team deathmatch and deathmatch, they are also a generic type of gamemode that would be familiar to gamers. Another mode they would be used to playing would be king of the hill, the main objective being to hold a certian point on the map. More game modes could be added like duel, an maybe an objective style gamemode where you have to complete tasks although I am not sure how that could work. Server sizes for this game would be 300 players, on two teams of 150. Hopefully this would be possible, and if the 500 player servers on BCOF hold out then surely FSE could scale back the servers, although server sizes could be larger if wanted.

So that's my idea for a game, if I missed anything feel free to point it out, although I would rather this thread was dedicated just to DETAILED ideas.

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Off Topic / Your face for avatar #Faces2013
« on: May 04, 2013, 09:32:11 pm »
Hello fellow forum users!

Two Thousand and Thirteen is the year of the face as i have declared!

You may see that I have my face as my avatar, as do these three lovely forums users..





...and I was wondering why more people don't do it, I mean we are all friends here and I think it would be nice to associate people with a face instead of a random image.

Let us spread the message by ending posts where we quote people with #Faces2013 in the hope that they will see our dream and place the face in the left hand space!

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The Mess Hall / Wallpaper Thread
« on: April 13, 2013, 07:39:43 pm »
Thread for sharing wallpapers. NOT DESKTOPS

For those who somehow are not sure of the difference, a wallpaper is the picture, the desktop is your screen complete with taskbar and icons, we don't want that we want clean images.

Only rules are:
1) Wallpapers not Desktops
2) No nudity (Following forum rules of course)
3) Say what resolution the image is
4) If you download one, please post one too
5) When you link them keep it on a permanent link like tumblr so it doesn't dissapear

My first dump

1. Baelish themed bg, 1600 x 1200
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2. Baratheon themed bg, 1600 x 1200
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3. Different heroes bg, 1920 x 1200
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4. Last Supper Rave, 1680 x 1050
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5. Lights (Canadian Musician), 1680 x 1050
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6. Monsters Inc, 1920 x 1080
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7. Dinosaur, 1920 x 1080
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8. Stark Themed bg, 1920 x 1080
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9. Another Stark bg, 1600 x 1200
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10. WikiLeaks bg, 1680 x 1050
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Off Topic / Favorite Comedians?
« on: April 13, 2013, 02:20:21 pm »
So the title really says it all just post your favorite comedians, all I ask is that you put some youtube links in too so we can all laugh!

Mine are:

Angelos Epithemiou
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKtjGAnytsE[/youtube]
There are lots of other links as well and he had his own show too

Russel Howard
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWogBiiLL0s[/youtube]

and who could forget him

Frankie Boyle
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Zy-cTryaU[/youtube]

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Other Games / Football Manager 2013
« on: April 13, 2013, 02:12:13 pm »

I don't know what it is about this game, but I find myself playing it all the time when I want to listen to some music or watch some TV and I don't want game sound to interfere..

Anyone else play and maybe wanna play multiplayer sometime?

Also don't give me grief for liking a football game because I just don't wanna hear it...

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Off Topic / The Ultimate Troll Device (Patent Pending) [FORUM GAME]
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:56:21 pm »
Today I am here to present to you, the ultimate trolling device (patent pending)

Here is a picture of the device:
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It's marvelous isn't it :)

Today while in my IT lesson I noticed that my headphones were no longer working, and the lesson was kinda boring so I decided to invent something, I did this by taking apart the headphones, then putting other bits together to get this device. It is very simple to work, all you have to do is plug it into an audio jack at the back of the computer. Then you go into the audio settings and make that device the primary audio device, then the sound tries to go to it but none comes out, and none will come out through the headset. I have successfully tested this on my brother to great effect. If you would like to invest, lets start the investments at ten million pounds?

Below, post your own trolling devices and a small business pitch (Forum Game)

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Forum & Website / Homepage problem?
« on: February 21, 2013, 09:17:44 am »
Whenever I do that split screen thing in windows 7 with the home page open, it doesn't give me the option to scroll the page sideways to select the forum or other options, I'm not sure if this is just me or if it is part of the design or whatever, pic below is a screenshot showing how I can't scroll the page sideways in split screen thingy

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Off Topic / Being early for things :L
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:51:12 am »
So today was the first day back to college after our half term break, I was in the car on the way there and I noticed on my phone it was a little early so I asked my mum to take a longer route so I would not be there too early but here I am say outside my classroom a whole 35 mins too early for my lesson, teacher is nowhere to be seen and I have forgotten the door code :/

My question to you is what things make you angry when you turn up early to them?

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Off Topic / || The Documentary Thread || Share and Request ||
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:21:47 pm »
I'll kick us off with a great documentary that I saw last night about the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. They are the ones that guard Buckingham Palace and the documentary shows footage of them in Helmand Province and the UK, preparing for the Trooping of the Colour on the Queen's birthday parade.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STPxQkHiH04[/youtube]

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Community / The Great Community Wedding!
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:57:33 pm »
Today has come the day when two great houses must join together in holy matrimony so that they can bear children and keep the strong bloodline going.


I shall make Infamous my wife to bear me sons from this time, until the end of time

Best man: Beep Beep Im a Jeep

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Off Topic / MS Paint Thread
« on: January 26, 2013, 09:22:19 pm »
Just to get us started, keep the shit off the real drawing thread :P


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General Discussion / The State Of War
« on: January 21, 2013, 03:45:54 pm »
Hello guys, me and a friend called Cirry have started a YouTube series called "The State of War" and it is where we discuss things like the developer blogs for Battle Cry of Freedom.

The first thing I should mention is that this is just our personal opinion on things an they are not insults if we do not agree with something.

We want to get the series out there, as well as build up some hype for BCoF and talk about things like our wishlists along with other things we see here and there on the forums.

Here is the first episode:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbQTphlLS3I[/youtube]

One thing we would like to ask you guys (The Community) is for help with the series, below we would like you to leave hings you would suggest for the game so that me and Cirry can discuss those in the video, of course we would ask that you don't moan and bitch about other people's suggestions, it will be for us to discuss the idea and its faults and advantages, we just want you to give us some of the tings to talk about to pad out the video after we have discussed the developer blogs and anything else we see on the forums.

Another thing we would like is for people that would like to come on the show and discuss things with us, pitch ideas and such, we are also looking out for the people that have started up regiments for BCoF already, and other people generally interested in the game so we can discuss things like the community and event speculation side of the game.

Channels linked with this series: http://www.youtube.com/user/cirryincommand, www.youtube.com/user/JacobPCGaming

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Regiments / 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot [EU: Recruiting]
« on: January 14, 2013, 10:53:59 pm »

Regimental History and Information!

The 1st Battalion entered the Peninsular War in November 1812 and participated in the Battle of Castalla and the Siege of Tarragona, both in 1813. The 2nd Battalion landed in Spain in December 1812 and fought brilliantly at Castalla on 13 April 1813. While formed in a two-deep line, the unit inflicted 369 killed and wounded on the French 121st Line Infantry Regiment in a few minutes. In the same action the entire brigade only lost 70 casualties. On 13 September 1813, the French surprised and cut the 2nd Battalion to pieces at the Battle of Ordal. In this action, the 2nd/27th lost over 360 men killed, wounded, and captured.
The 3rd Battalion disembarked in Lisbon in November 1808. It became part of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's army and fought at many of the key battles including Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria, the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthez, and Toulouse. The 3rd Battalion belonged to Cole's 4th Division throughout the war. At the Battle of Sorauren (Pyrenees), the 3rd/27th lost two officers and 41 men killed, nine officers and 195 men wounded, and seven men taken prisoner. At Toulouse, the unit lost two officers and 23 men killed, and five officers and 76 men wounded.

The 1st Battalion went on to fight at the Battle of Waterloo as part of John Lambert's 10th Brigade in the 6th Division. At about 6:30 PM, the French captured the key strongpoint of La Haye Sainte farm. After this success, they brought up several cannon and took the Anglo-Allied lines under fire at extremely close range. At this period, the 698-strong battalion was deployed in square at the point where the Ohain road crossed the Charleroi to Brussels highway. At a range of 300 yards, the French artillery caused the unit enormous casualties within a short time. At day's end, the 3rd Battalion had lost 105 killed and 373 wounded, a total of 478 casualties.

Enlisted Ranks

High Command
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major

Line Infantry
Captain
Lieutenant
Ensign

Sergeant Major
Sergeant
Corporal

Lance Corporal (Trial NCO)

Grenadier
Private First Class
Private
Cadet

Artillery
Captain
Lieutenant
Ensign

Sergeant
Corporal
Guard Corporal

Bombardier
Gunner
Cannonneer

Guard First Class
Guard

Wanna Join?

If you are interested in joining the 27th, the best way to do that would be to add me on steam, my steam name is 5Brg_Jacob
Alternatively you could fill out this small form on this thread:

Age:
Steam Name:
In-game Name:
Previous Regiments?
Why you want to join:

Our ts: 85.236.100.85:14457




Thanks to Flash for the picture at the top
                                                                                                                                         

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General Discussion / Map Ideas?
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:01:06 am »
I thought I would make a thread so that we can post some map ideas for the developers to use if they want to, so below just post the idea for the map and a picture if you want.

My idea doesn't have a picture because I'm about to leave for college but maybe I will add a picture when I am home.

The idea behind this map is a Union camp on the edge of a forest, and the edge of the forest has lots of cut down trees that the troops were using for firewood and stuff. The other side of the camp is a ravine with one path up to the camp from it. The tents are laid out in some sort of organised pattern, all will be explained in the picture I make later on when I get home from college. This would be slightly tilted in the favor of the Confederates because it would be an ambush with multiple access points to the camp, the general for the army would have a hastily built wooden hut with a kitchen and a room for planning actions, such as maps and troop movement plans, this building would be the area for the final battle, where everyone retreats to when all hope is lost, it may sound silly but the map is aimed at battle mode. More detail will be added below once back from college.

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Forum & Website / Bit of a stupid request :P
« on: December 04, 2012, 05:55:10 pm »
This may be a bit of a silly request because you have lots of work to do, but maybe a relevant flash game with clues to the next developer blog? Something to give us something to do in the seconds before we all click on it and fap :P

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