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 this is not a finished, polished article. Yet.
- Researching historical battles. These provide scenarios for my games, and also test the authenticity of the rule systems. This process is a fantastic way of getting new insights into what happened and why. I am currently closing my project on Vitoria, 1813. I am starting work on the 1815 campaign (Quatre Bras and Ligny to start with). An excursion into Souraren, 1813, is on the cards. Resources associated with each of these projects will be posted here.
- Developing the visual appearance. The games should evoke the events they are recreating: both the troops and the terrain they fight over. I am making but slow, faltering progress with this – but I want to share my journey.
My blog gives news and views on my progress. I hope you can share some of my enjoyment of this project.