Thursday, 20 April 2017

Developing The Portable Wargame: Another update

I have been beavering away over the past few days, and have finally finished drafting and play-testing the Air Combat rules.

They are somewhat different from the way they started out, and now include six aircraft types:
  • Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Single-seater Fighters
  • Two-seater Fighters
  • Ground Attack Aircraft
  • Light Bombers
  • Medium Bombers
A 1:100th scale Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures: Angels 20 Messerschmidtt Bf 109 'flying' across the tabletop on a flying stand.
I am also making slow progress on the re-drafting of my PORTABLE WARGAME: ANCIENTS rules. They are currently being play-tested by a number of wargamers who have considerably more experience with the period than I have, and their feedback is both stimulating and thought-provoking. I suspect that this is going to be the hardest part of the book for me to both write and to finish ... but I hope that the end result will be worth waiting for.

One section of the book that I have almost finished is the mini-campaign section. I have extolled the virtues of mini-campaigns and have included a simple mini-campaign that I have developed from one that I first created ten years ago. It is about a revolution and uses a linear campaign track on which the players (representing the Revolutionaries and the Government) move backwards and forwards depending upon how successful they are.

6 comments:

  1. Looking forward to it. Good luck and may you speedily reach completion.

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    1. Justin Penwith,

      Thanks for your support. I have to take a break from writing etc., for a few days, but hopefully the text will be pretty well finished by the end of the month.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Exciting stuff. Take a break, you're supposed to be retired! Best wishes.

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    1. Maudlin Jack Tar,

      Cheers! The problem is that when I am on a roll, I find it difficult to stop ... but the enforced break will do me good.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Looking forward to your next Portable Wargame volume. Are the air combat rules designed to work with the WW II rules from the first book, or as a stand-alone air combat game. I'm hoping for the former!

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    1. David Bradley,

      The air combat rules in the forthcoming book have very definitely been designed as an adjunct to the land warfare rules that can - if necessary - be used as stand-alone air combat rules.

      All the best,

      Bob

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