Historically authentic wargames. Ordinary sized table. Enjoyable and playable rules. Big battles feasible with two players. Looking good.
Those are my modest requirements. But they are not met by any rules systems that I have seen. So I am building my own. This is a work in progress. On this site I am describing my journey – and I welcome any help.
There are three main themes to this project:
- Developing rules. I publish the latest version on this site. But I am engaged in an extensive rework. I also look at rules in other periods, notably WW2, but also the Great Northern War.
- Researching historical battles. These provide scenarios for my games, and also test the authenticity of the rule systems. I have completed a project on Vitoria 1813, and posted resources here, including the best researched order of battle you will find anywhere. Work on the 1815 campaign is ongoing. I have also looked at Sorauren 1813 and Albuera. I have also made a digression into WW2 in 1943, in the Mediterranean theatre, especially the combat between British and German forces.
- Developing the visual appearance. The games should evoke the events they are recreating: both the troops and the terrain they fight over. Somehow I have into model aircraft too.
My blog gives news and views on my progress, on these themes and tangential ones. I hope you can share some of my enjoyment of this project.