- 13/05/2017 at 07:46 #61924
I had a go at re-theming a scenario published in Miniature Wargames 15 for the Storming of the Schellenberg Heights from the War of the Spanish Succession into one suitable for the Napoleonic Wars – please see here: http://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/polemos-general-de-division-storm-of.html
https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/13/05/2017 at 12:01 #61936Norm SParticipant
Firstly, as always, enjoyed the scenario and game – thank you. As for modifiers, since the scenario does actually work with the modifiers as they are, while you explore the effect of dampening down the modifier swings by changing values, might it be easier from a testing point of view to keep all modifiers in place, but instead cap the cumulative aspect, so that such large swings cannot actually happen, regardless of how the modifiers stack up. That might be an easier way of testing first whether damping down at all is necessary rather than going after individual modifiers that may impact on other scenarios.13/05/2017 at 13:36 #61938
Norm, thanks for that thoughtful response. I am going to ponder it over for a bit and then come back with some tests. What do you think the maximum swing should be? +2 and +3 as maxima intuitively appeal.
https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/13/05/2017 at 18:35 #61955Norm SParticipant
Yes that seems like a good position to take, I would just draw it back from hitting the +4 that you feel unhinges things and just see how that goes – though I suppose because of the variables thrown up by the dice, it is worth considering at each moment the modifiers become an issue, just how often capping actually helps in a tangible way and whether there are enough of those moments in the game for it to be applied as a universal house rule.
As a sort of balancer, perhaps whenever the capping happens in a turn, in the following turn, the player that benefited from the cap should lose 1 Tempo or run the risk (say 50 / 50) of doing so.
14/05/2017 at 18:29 #61986willzParticipant
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Thanks for posting an excellent photo AAR on your blog.15/05/2017 at 17:33 #62012
Thanks, that is very kind.
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