Monday, 12 November 2012

A further Portable Wargame website update

Almost as soon as I uploaded the recently updated PORTABLE WARGAME website I noticed that there were some typographical errors on some of the draft BIG BOARD PORTABLE wargames rules.

I have now had the opportunity to correct all those errors (I hope!) and I took the opportunity presented by the need to make a further update of the PORTABLE WARGAME website to:
  • Add a definition of what a 'retreat' move is to the Definitions section on all the drafts.
  • Add an additional set of rules that dealt with woods to the Special Rules section on all the drafts.
  • Add revised drafts of the original PORTABLE WARGAME rules to the Downloads page on the website. (The revised drafts share a common format with the BIG BOARD PORTABLE WARGAME rules and use similar mechanisms.)
I expect that users will 'mix and match' from the various drafts available to them in order to develop their own 'in-house' versions of the basic PORTABLE WARGAME rules.

6 comments:

  1. Bob, check the PDF on page four, the "retreat" section. It is blurred, and printing as such.
    -Steve

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  2. Steven Page,

    Thanks for letting me know that there is a problem. I will take a look at the PDFs and see if I can cure the problem.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Thanks for this Bob. I'm looking at using one of the Portable Wargames for a project at the moment.

    One thing I'm not quite clear on - if a unit moves adjacent to an enemy unit, and is eligible to fire (infantry moving one space, say) does it fire and then engage in close combat? In other words, can a unit move, fore and fight a close combat within the same activation?

    Thanks.

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  4. Kaptain Kobold,

    I hope that you enjoy using the rules.

    I would certainly allow a Unit to advance into contact with an enemy Unit, fire at them, and then engage them in Close Combat.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. A-OK this time, Bob.

    I will use these for tomorrow's "Adventure's" installment. Thanks!
    -Steve

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  6. Steven Page,

    I don't know why it happened, but it took me a couple of attempts to convert the original document into PDF format without the text duplicating itself.

    I look forward to reading your battle report on Wednesday morning.

    All the best,

    Bob

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