Help support TMP


"Have You Ever Finished a Wargame Campaign?" Topic


16 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Return to the Have You Ever Finished a Wargame Campaign? Poll


Areas of Interest

General

Featured Ruleset


Featured Showcase Article

Heroscape: Road to the Forgotten Forest

It's a terrain expansion for Heroscape, but will non-Heroscape gamers be attracted by the trees?


163 hits since 4 Jan 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

The Last Conformist04 Jan 2020 3:07 a.m. PST

Not that I can recall.

Haven't participiated in many, and some of those were open-ended by design.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 6:37 a.m. PST

I've been in quite a few campaigns but only one ever came to final definite conclusion. That was a War of the Roses one with a conclusive Yorkshire victory with no other legitimate heirs (nor illegitimate ones). A freak occurrence.

I have neglected DBA and HotT Minnie campaigns all of which fade to time.

x42

SpuriousMilius04 Jan 2020 8:46 a.m. PST

Yes, but they were 1 day or a weekend campaign that combined map movement & skirmishes leading to a climatic big battle with all of the contingents on the field.

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

Who? Me? Ha,ha,ha…………..

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 1:00 p.m. PST

I've gone on giving orders until the campaign master lost interest, but wars tend to follow one another. I'm not sure what a proper ending would be.

French Wargame Holidays04 Jan 2020 3:15 p.m. PST

Played in several but most memorable was a three year Napoleonic campaign, 18 armies in 28mm such a great and well run arms race!

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2020 11:19 p.m. PST

Have I ever not?

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2020 6:46 p.m. PST

I would love to hear from those who have been successful.

How did you guys do it.

rhacelt06 Jan 2020 6:43 a.m. PST

I have been in a few. What has worked in the past is establishing a set number of games and a set schedule. For example we will play a game a week for the next six weeks with a set tree of possible out comes as the games progress. I have also been in several open ended campaigns none of witch did we ever finish.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2020 12:26 p.m. PST

I would love to hear from those who have been successful.

I'm a "completer-finisher"

link

This is why I have several thousands of painted, based figures and (at the moment) about 45 unpainted figures, awaiting the brush.

I am driven to complete anything I start. I think you need a sense of perseverance to complete a campaign…..but that's easy for me.

Syrinx006 Jan 2020 7:41 p.m. PST

A few. Our pure historical limited campaigns usually finish out their run but the open ended campaigns tend to die a slow quiet death as less players want to continue over time.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2020 8:37 p.m. PST

Donald
i enjoyed that link I tend to be the Coordinator or at times the Specialist – at work and many of the volunteer roles I fill.

I think that I will share some of this info with the groups I work with neat way to look at it.

As far as campaigns I don't even see me starting one until retirement too many glass balls being juggled right now. I could participate in a PBEM but couldn't run one for a while.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2020 4:08 a.m. PST

Garrett, my pleasure.

I won't say the Belbin concept is ironclad but it provides an interesting way of looking at group dynamics with at least a bit of truth.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

The groups I have been in have always had a fatal flaw, the moment certain players thought they were at a disadvantage they just quit. So in that sense I guess you could just claim victory as their side had essentially surrendered.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2020 5:29 a.m. PST

50 50 for me

I ran an ACW campaign that went on for about three years and ended in a Union victory

Then another that sizzled out after a few years

Was in a Napoleonic campaign that wrapped up

I think having set victory conditions helps plus no major distractions – the ACW campaign sizzled out because two of the key players moved

I am hoping to start an Imaginations campaign but only after we get settled from our move to the country

SpuriousMilius10 Jan 2020 9:59 a.m. PST

My group had 8 gamers who lived in the area, were friends as well as gaming partners, knew the rules &, most importantly, wanted to play the campaign to the finish either in a day & night or over a weekend.

We were playing English Civil War using George Gush's rules; half of us had plenty of minis to share. Our host had a ping pong table & 2 smaller tables available. I drew up a map of an imaginary English area,"Rumplestitltskin Shire" which had 3 towns, several villages & some important sites. Some villages & sites were known to be Royalist or Parliamentarian, most were neutral.

Each player started at a home base with a mounted bodyguard & a small number of points to buy a small force (limited by the available figures). The players made map moves to gain funds & recruits, win neutals' allegiance, or to attack enemy sites. After a set number of moves, or of so many hours played, the armies converged & we fought the big battle.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.