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Gonsalvo17 Sep 2012 3:21 p.m. PST

Ever since reading the original articles in MWAN years ago by Russ Lockwood, I've wanted to tackle one of these. The basic concept is to use multiple tables, concealed from one another,to represent the theater of campaign, with each player being a Corps (or even Wing) commander; a stand represents about 2.00 infantry, so the number of miniatures required is fairly small. Unless the players are on the same table, all communication is by way of written messages delivered (with a delay averaging 15 minutes) by the Umpire, while movement and tactical combat continue in the background. Talk about the Fog of War!


Having gotten a commitment from our Hartford, CT based group to do a Snappy Nappy 1813 "Campaign in a Day" locally in late April 2013, we decided that trying another, simpler campaign in preparation would be wise. Therefore, we're planning on doing the "Crisis on the Danube" of April 1809 at Ellis Con in Danielson CT, to be held November 17, 2012. The game should last about 6 hours.

The first post about planning this is on my blog at:


There should be several more over the next 2 months about planning and then running it. Interested, amiable players are welcome for either event!


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Sep 2012 4:13 p.m. PST

Sounds exciting!

Gonsalvo17 Sep 2012 6:20 p.m. PST

I'm really looking forward to it; quite a change from "business as usual"!

Rudi the german Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 9:30 p.m. PST

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Try this … They are better.

Gonsalvo18 Sep 2012 9:10 a.m. PST

Thanks Rudi; may be worth a look in the future, but I think we're far enough with planning this that we'll proceed as planned for now! :-)

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