04/12/2021 at 22:38 #165597
I played this game months ago but with lots of distractions – mostly other gaming projects, I have not managed to finish writing it up. I have a few more blog posts of games over the last few months (all ancients) but this is the latest WW2 one. I am planning to do some WW2 20mm games over the Christmas break but only plans at this stage 🙂
This is mission 3 in a small campaign I am doing to get in some 6mm WW2 games. I am using a variant of Platoon Forward to generate the missions and opposing forces. I started with a Russian green company and they are still all green at the start. While the game narrative is all handcrafted, the mission status may seem a little dry as I am using a spreadsheet to keep track of the Company and also to generate the missions. I have used different rules for each of the games as I flitter between ones I want to try out. This time it is a fast version I created based loosely on the WRG 1925-1950 1st edition rules.
Full battle report on the blog:
A picture of the Russians advancing into the woods:07/12/2021 at 13:06 #165728ThuseldParticipant
There is just something about the small size of your table, the small size of the forces, the simple nature of your rules, the random terrain generation, the zones, and the campaign system that make your games really appeal to me. I like the simplicity of your terrain, and how it is all sort of abstracted. Honestly, every time one of these appears I get excited to read it.
Thanks.08/12/2021 at 00:34 #165757
Thanks for the kind words. 11 years ago I started playing on 2’x2′ with Ancient figures as 2’x2′ fit into some map drawers and I had no other space to leave things setup due to small children. I fell in love with 2’x2′ gaming. I then restarted WW2 gaming about 8-9 years ago but I only had 20mm so acquired some 6mm to play WW2 games. It was only supposed to be a side project and so the terrain is basic and I wanted fast rules so I could get games in and done. My 6mm WW2 gaming has grown organically since then 🙂
Just Jack convinced me to do campaigns a few years ago. While I have not fell in love with them, they do add a great extra dimension to the battles.08/12/2021 at 01:29 #165758Tony SParticipant
I find it fascinating as well, I think because perhaps it has – to me – a lot of the spirit of the founders of our hobby. Featherstone or Bath had to create everything from scratch, virtually singlehandedly.
Although you’re not as far as I know sculpting or pirating German flats, I just love the way you are charting your own course and doing it so well Shaun. And just like the aforementioned giants, you’re even writing a book about your efforts, albeit in 21st blog form. Very inspiring.08/12/2021 at 04:25 #165762
Thanks Tony. Blogging is a perfect way to document a gaming journey. Although I am definitely not in the same class as the greats, I understand what you are getting at. I continue to flitter and so expect more of the same for years yet 🙂
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