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thistlebarrow208 Oct 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

The next phase of the campaign will be set in Southern Spain, and I have been busy updating the 1813 campaign in preparation. This prompted me to do a short review of the campaign itself.

I started the campaign in April 2009 and is has provided me with 111 battles to wargame. Despite many minor changes to the administration and rules, and major improvements to the maps, the campaign concept has remained unchanged.

The review is on my Napoleonic Wargaming blog here
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18CTEXAN08 Oct 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

Wow! Sometimes I have to solo, but you have taken it to a very high level! Great work! Congratulations!
Cheers from Texas

dirtcheap22 Oct 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Wow what a great blog. Do you have a blog link to how you specifically play solo or the rules you are using? I am curious as I am looking to start a small solo campaign.

thistlebarrow223 Oct 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

Tne campaign is solo, but I fight the wargames with my wife.

You can find the campaign rules here
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And the wargame rules here
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Neither are commercial rules, and they are not written as such. Both are really practical guide lines, and do not fully explain the thinking behind them. But if you have any questions I would be happy to answer them.

There is also a forum for the campaign, which might be a better place to raise any detailed questions.

You can find it here
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Hard to explain how I play the campaign, but there is a campaign diary blog which covers the campaign from the start. It is possible to follow the course of each of the campaign phases, and all the battle reports. It might be best to just read the introduction and follow the current campaign phase to see how it all works. You will find it here
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

He's retired from work, on a final salary pension (I assume), he lives in Spain now, his wife does not just tolerate his wargaming, she joins in….where did it all go wrong?

The blog is more than great, it is inspiring……

thistlebarrow224 Oct 2017 12:14 a.m. PST

Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate how lucky we are, but most wargamers could run the same type of campaign, or at least something similar. I use a computer to keep the records, but you could do so quite easily with pen and paper. My campaign is quite complicated with five campaign areas, but you would get the same effect with just one area and one army per side. And even easier if you just did one campaign phase to start with.

I am particularly lucky to have a regular wargame partner, and have never had to play solo. But I run the campaign solo. You could use any wargame rules with my campaign system. Sp of you already have good solo play rules you would not have to change them at all.

The most important part is that you must be able to transfer the campaign battle to the wargames table and back again. I used a hand drawn map to do this for about a year before I got ProFantasy software to make the maps.

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