Monday, 12 November 2012

Portable Wargame news

This morning has so far been dominated by a number of things that relate to my PORTABLE WARGAME rules.

Firstly Littlejohn (one of my blog's regular readers) has fought another Colonial battle using a slightly modified version of my rules. The battle was set on the North West Frontier of India and the battle report can be seen and read here.

Secondly Ross Macfarlane has developed a set of Colonial rules inspired by the PORTABLE WARGAME rules but that draw heavily upon his own HEARTS OF TIN rules. A rough first draft of his rules can be found here.

Thirdly I have been working on revising all the current versions of both the PORTABLE WARGAME and BIG BOARD PORTABLE WARGAME rules so that they share a common format and use similar mechanisms throughout. It has also given me the opportunity to correct some of the typographical errors that I have found. My intention is to make these latest drafts of the rules available via the PORTABLE WARGAME website later today.

6 comments:

  1. More intereresting developments. I have briefly looked at both links and must give them a spin.Meanwhile, I am trying to concentrate my mind on PW medieval and finding time for more painting. Lets see what this evening brings.....

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  2. question:
    will you add a support rule, for a unit supported by two friends.
    Can be an alternative for commander.

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  3. BC,

    I look forward to seeing someone who knows more about the Ancient and Medieval periods producing a set of PW rules for them ... although I do have a few ideas, based upon the rules written by Joseph Morschauser.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Lex,

    At present I had not intended to include a support rule for the 'Modern' and '19th Century' versions of the rules I am currently redrafting, but it is certainly something that I would consider including in any variants for the Ancient and/or Medieval periods.

    All the best,

    Bob

    PS. There is no reason why you could not include a support rule in your own in-house versions of my rules.

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  5. I've only just stumbled across the PWG and am fascinated- has anyone managed a medieval variant since this post? I'd be very interested!

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  6. Joe McLaren,

    As far as I know, no one has ... but that doesn't mean that they haven't.

    All the best,

    Bob

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