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  • #172858
    Jim Webster
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    A scenario that is so embarrassingly generic that I wasn’t sure which forum to stick it in. You could use it with Publius Quinctilius Varus and his men in the Teutoburg Wald  or as part of a Sci Fi campaign
    It’s the ‘Dark Morris’ answer to Peter Gilder’s brilliant Sudan game. His was the advance, this is the retreat. It doesn’t necessarily end in a last stand but the possibility is always there 🙂

    A last stand?

     

    Jim

     

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    #172871
    willz
    Participant

    Excellent Jim, I love rereading the Trigan Empire stories.  I enjoy a game where your forces are small and the attacking forces are overwhelming but there is a small chance of victory or at the very least you get to inflict serious damage on the enemy.

    #172877
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    Yes to all of it 🙂
    I think that if you’re a solo player, you have to at least sometimes take on the overwhelming odds in the hope you’ll sneak a victory. That way you know to the core of your being that you haven’t got your hands on the scales 🙂

    And we need more Trigan Empire 🙂

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    #173439
    Tony S
    Participant

    What a great scenario!  I’m currently trying to herd the cats (or, trying to get four wargamers to agree to showing up at the same time) for this game.  Despite the attraction of Hell & Civil Disorder, the dearth of appropriate H&CD figures here meant it’s Romans vs Hairy Barbarians.

    The only difference I made was that each Roman player commands a cohort.  One cohort commander is the CinC, the others his subordinates. The CinC briefing tells him that he’s in charge, the others must obey him and most critically, informs him that the Roman engineers at the river have only collected enough boats for one cohort to cross before the pursuing German horde annihilates the remaining Romans.  Naturally, this secret must not be shared with his subordinates, because although he knows how critical it is to save his own skin for the glory of Rome, sadly his underlings might not see things in the same light.

    And also just as naturally, his subordinates are aware of the boat shortage, but are told the other subordinate doesn’t know, and the commander doesn’t know that you know.  A bit convoluted in a John LeCarre kind of way, but designed to encourage the players to squabble.

    Hopefully the cats will come together in a couple of weeks and we can try it out.

    #173440
    Jim Webster
    Participant

    That sounds fabulous, I hope we get a report 🙂

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