13/05/2022 at 06:15 #172858
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 🙂
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/13/05/2022 at 08:51 #172871willzParticipant
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.13/05/2022 at 11:40 #172877
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 🙂
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/21/05/2022 at 18:59 #173439Tony SParticipant
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.21/05/2022 at 20:35 #173440
That sounds fabulous, I hope we get a report 🙂
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