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09 Nov 2017 3:42 p.m. PST
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Plasticviking309 Mar 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

For your gaming period do you prefer to buy

a stand-alone scenario book which has enough background information with each entry to understand the context of the battle and victory conditions – obviously costs more


a pared-down scenario book (just maps, OOB, victory conditions, special rules) which assumes you get background from a master rules book or other sources, maybe giving appropriate references ? – costs less

John Armatys09 Mar 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

Neither – I prefer to write my own scenarios.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

The Grant books are about right for me. If you mean a scenario written for a particular set of rules which I play, I can't remember the last time it happened.

DColtman09 Mar 2017 6:42 p.m. PST

I'm a big fan of the skirmish campaigns format – I suppose that is like the former case. But I'll buy either!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Mar 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

I'm looking for:
1. A map
2. Forces for each side
3. A blurb on what each side is trying to accomplish
4. Where each side sets up

So I guess the former, and happily pay for it. Britton Publishers is my favorite, with the Ambush Alley/Force on Force books and mini-campaigns not far behind.


Vigilant10 Mar 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

+1 for Skirmish Campaigns, perfect balance for me.

Rod I Robertson Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

The former choice and another strong endorsement of the Skirmish Campaign books.

Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.

Weasel10 Mar 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

If it's a historical scenario, I want at least a page or two of general history.

If it's a general scenario of the "This could have happened", then the basics is fine.

Include 2-5 variations to shake up repeat plays and for the love of all that is holy, make sure that the units are given both in real-life terms and the system you write for.
"4th regiment (4 stands)" or some such.

As a bonus, scenarios with various degrees of victory are nice, but that's not a must.

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