Comprehensive (I wanted to do the early and late stuff, not just the Swedes tear the others to pieces - I am quite interested in the adventures of Frederick and Christian)
Easy to convert between tabletop and campaign map
Has a VASSAL module (experience from previous campaigns has convinced me that this is much the easiest way to keep records and blog it)
I haven't played a full game yet but I have played a few turns and it seems very suitable.
I still have some preparations to make. Not least, I want to paint up some command stands for each of the armies so I can get each factions glorious flags out onto the table! Most of the troops will just be my ECW figures, but it won't quite feel right if I have too many St. George's crosses on display...but I am not too far off, so after a few more scenario games using Twilight of Divine Right to get back in the swing of the period, I should be ready to get going. I need to paint up a few Eastern European cavalry types too. After that, then I will play a full game or two just as a boardgame to bottom out my understanding of the rules. So, very hopeful this will get started in 2020...
Nice idea to use a board game map for the campaign and strategic movement etc. A period I've always fancied gaming, but frankly have too much other stuff on the go/1ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. I think I first the read the suggestion in a magazine article a few decades back but practical experience has taught me that it is one of the best ways of doing campaigning, especially for the bigger campaigns.Delete
I quite agree. My WW3 campaign is run using SPIs "BAOR" and I rely heavily on Victory Games "Hells Highway" for a lot of my Arnhem games, especially as it has a 1.25km grid.Delete