Friday, 12 October 2012

Portable Wargame: Modern wargames rules: progress is being made

I have begun work on writing the draft of what I am calling the PORTABLE WARGAME: MODERN rules (which I am abbreviating to PW:M). I intend to write an A4-sized booklet, and once that is finished I will extract the main rules and tables to create a Summary Sheet that should fit onto two sides of an A4-sized piece of paper.

I intend that the rules will be optimised for a squared grid and hope to include:
  • A 'scatter' mechanism for indirect artillery fire
  • Rules for self-propelled artillery (which were not included in previous drafts)
  • Rules for Combat Engineers (which were not included in previous drafts)
  • An easier to understand Close Combat mechanism (the current mechanism works but users complain that it seems to be counter-intuitive)
I hope to have the bulk of the writing completed over the weekend ... and then I can make them available online as well as starting the play-testing!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I look forward to playtesting the new version.

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  2. Bob, can I ask.. how modern is "Modern"? Are we basically talking just early 20thC, WW2ish era, or are you bringing it bang up-to-date?

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  3. Steven Page,

    Hopefully you will have something to play-test by the middle of next week.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Dr Vesuvius,

    To someone of my age 'modern' means 1900 to 1950 ... although they should be abstract enough to be used for the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Phil Broeders,

    With luck you should not need to twiddle for too long.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Can't wait!
    Half term will be enhanced for me by it I am sure.

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  7. Tradgardmastare,

    Hopefully you won't be disappointed!

    All the best,

    Bob

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