Thursday, 30 December 2010

Memoir of Modern Battle

This evening I cast a last critical eye over the first draft of my Borg/Morschauser hybrid 'modern' period wargames rules, and made one or two minor changes. They currently have the working title of MEMOIR OF MODERN BATTLE, but this may change in time ... or may not.

The end result combines the basic structure of Joseph Morschauser's 'Modern' period wargames rules (as modified by me so that they will work on a 3-inch squared grid as well as incorporating the turn sequence from his 'Frontier' wargames rules) with the basic combat system developed by Richard Borg for BATTLE CRY and MEMOIR '44.

I have also adopted a modified version of Joseph Morschauser's 'roster' system. However, instead of needing to keep a paper record of each Unit's strength, I am using strength markers similar to those used in MEGABLITZ. The big difference between the MEGABLITZ strength markers and those in the current draft of my wargames rules is that in my rules the strength markers are visible and not hidden.

2 comments:

  1. Why use visible rather than hidden strength markers? Is that because you mainly play solo?

    Regards

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  2. JWH,

    The simple answer is 'Yes'. It would, however, be very simple to hide the value of the strength markers as happens in 'Megablitz'.

    Mind you, in both 'Battle Cry' and 'Memoir '44' you can see the strength of a unit diminish because the number of figures etc. is reduced each time it suffers a casualty.

    All the best,

    Bob

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