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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2020 7:11 a.m. PST

Other -- Sometimes I use historical scenarios, but mostly I develop my own fictional scenarios set in an historical context.


GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2020 7:19 a.m. PST

Same as Jim

To be honest, I doubt that most replays of actual battles are much more historically correct in earlier periods. The data is often so vague and the rules abstracted to the point where they can barely be said represent the original battle that well.

Having said that, I do try and make scenarios that reflect a typical situation with historically feasible forces. Sometimes it is even based on a real engagement or inspired by one – that's the nearest I come.

So far the only ones I've done that fit any of the other criteria have all been 'book' scenarios from BBB – and they are supposed to represent real battles.

advocate06 Sep 2020 9:07 a.m. PST

Yes, it's a chore but very enjoyable. I do it occasionally.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

ColCampbell +1

Yesthatphil06 Sep 2020 10:07 a.m. PST

Yes. Indeed my main interest is developing scenarios for historical battles to allow players to explore the events as best we know them.

In truth, we know a lot more about battles in earlier periods than many people think – but it sometimes requires a bit of digging. Rules will often need to be 'zoomed in' from the abstract Tony suggests to the specifics of the actual event as far as we understand it.

These days, if somebody suggests a project, I usually think in terms of 6 months or so preparation. That sounds like a lot, but given I've been playing for the best part of 50 years (OK, perhaps only 30 with such a keen eye on the real battlefield) that's a lot of history you can explore over time.


The Last Conformist06 Sep 2020 11:38 a.m. PST

I'd like to. Matched-points games are far easier to get organized, though, and amount to the vast majority of my minis gaming.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2020 12:15 p.m. PST

Not many Yes options – so it seems that I enjoy it very much.

Actually I just do it sometimes for fun, but close enough.

rmaker06 Sep 2020 5:08 p.m. PST

Col Campbell +2

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2020 6:27 a.m. PST

+3 for Col Campbell

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2020 7:11 a.m. PST

In addition to doing historical "re-fights" we have done a few where we fought the historical battle in another period.

For example we did Antietam using ECW figures and rules.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

When did we start having "genres" instead of periods? My genres live on the shelves of the Great Wall of Fiction, or on in my DVD binders.

Deucey07 Sep 2020 7:02 p.m. PST

Other: No.

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