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spartan66 Inactive Member10 Oct 2013 1:28 p.m. PST

Hi,
Does anyone know of a computer program written to control a wargame campaign. Periods would be ww2 and napoleonic. Needing something that handles hidden movement, scouting supply etc
Thanks,
Mike

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2013 1:45 p.m. PST

I think the Berthier system may be what you want to try. I've never used it but I understand its what the cool kids use. grin

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Davoust10 Oct 2013 7:24 p.m. PST

I have used Carnage and Glory to refight the 1809 Italian Campaign. covered hidden moves, supply, march columns for conscripts to the front, spies, locals working with or against you etc. It has been a few years since I gamed it.

It is windows based, has multiple campaigns for Nap., ACW, SYW, WSS, AIW. Easy to move campaign to tactical games.

Also covers, fatigue, ammo etc. Force marching for days without rest will reduce your strength and affect morale. I remember one game where I forced marched my Franco-Italians to cut off an Austrian force. They were so tired, I spent the first few turns sitting in place bombarding the enemy, until my forces had recovered enough to launch an attack. Then the enemy got away as my forces were too tired to pursue. Lost contact. Great fun.

spartan66 Inactive Member11 Oct 2013 3:20 p.m. PST

I use carnage and glory but is there a campaign system or do you mean you used Berthier?
Mike

CaptainKGL Inactive Member11 Oct 2013 3:29 p.m. PST

I believe Nigel is creating a campaign version for C&G, but it isn't out just yet. At any rate it has been requested many times. C&G that I use are for tactical engagements only.

spartan66 Inactive Member13 Oct 2013 2:15 a.m. PST

I've had a look and it seems berthier is just about the only option. This is a real surprise. Haven't looked for a campaign program in years but thought sure something would be available by now.

If not a computer option what's the best paper set campaign rules available commercially or otherwise.
Thx mike

PyrricVictory Inactive Member16 Dec 2013 10:15 p.m. PST

I use the Computer Strategies campaign system for PC and tablets. Thier web site is at

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Inkbiz16 Dec 2013 10:49 p.m. PST

Holy Cow, Computer Strategies is still available? I used to love their system, loved the detail.

PyrricVictory Inactive Member01 Jan 2014 5:46 p.m. PST

Hi Inkbiz,

They are still going strong with new versions and upgrades. They work well on Windows 8 tablet as well (but not the RT tablet).

BattleGuys Inactive Member13 Jan 2014 8:05 p.m. PST

It isi indeed the future. We are developing an IOS and Android moderated campaign system that you can use much the same way you discribe the game you played. The exception being it generates OBs to take to the table when contact between forces is made.

We should have it out for purchase by summer for $10 USD or less. We were initially just doing it for our group as a way to ill inset the double blind paper maps we had been using but the further we got in spec'ing it out the more we realized its potential for use in any game system. Does not matter if it's 40k/Warmachine or Napoleonics/ACW you can use it to run your campaign live over the internet between devices until you have a contact you would want to pull the minis out to resolve.

You r absolutely correct that this kind of gaming aid is the future

Malefric Inactive Member13 Jan 2014 8:44 p.m. PST

Very excited to hear that such an app is in development!

Started looking for a computer moderated campaign system a year ago and was dismayed that none were really available.

spartan66 Inactive Member05 Feb 2014 5:30 p.m. PST

Is the campaign system standalone? By that does it only work together with units entered for the technical combat system or can you buy the campaign and set it up separately?
Mike

Tzen6720 Feb 2014 12:15 p.m. PST

@ BattleGuys. That sounds awesome :-)

JJMicromegas Inactive Member23 Feb 2014 3:47 a.m. PST

BattleGuys, when you say we, are you referring to a company or a club? I am interested in what you guys are doing with this.

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