Free e-Books on Terrain

Two free e-books on terrain. A.  I made an e-book on making Flexible wargame terrain for Civil War battles — although the same concepts can be used for World War II and other eras. Click MakingWargameTerrainEbook,_small for a free eBook (725kbs) or instead click for larger version MakingWargameTerrainEbook (print-ready version 6mbs in size). The purpose… Continue reading Free e-Books on Terrain

Great Battles of World War II Introduction

Great Battles of World War II is a ruleset by Bruce McFarlane where each stand represents a company so a player will generally command a 1-2 regiments (each 2-4 battalions). Scale varies by scenario 150-200 yards per inch and 15-240 minutes per turn. With 8-10 turns per ‘day’, many scenarios allow for 2 or more… Continue reading Great Battles of World War II Introduction

Milne Bay, New Guinea Scenario

(Photo above) Australian troops at Milne Bay As of 9/29/15 I am working on a multi-day scenario of the pivotal battle of Milne Bay in New Guinea during August-September 1942 between the Japanese and the Australians (mostly; a few US troops also). This was the first battle where the Japanese were stopped and thrown back… Continue reading Milne Bay, New Guinea Scenario

Narvik Sea and Land

(Photo above) of Fletcher Pratt’s friends playing his Naval Wargame in 1938. As of 3/22/15, I plan to make a Great Battles of WWII scenario for Narvik which will be in combination with General Quarters 3 rules for the naval portion. I may try a different approach of not a strictly historical approach. But rather… Continue reading Narvik Sea and Land

Scenario Design: Assigning Activation Points

(Photo above) The British commanders of Operation Husky planning their operations in Malta, left to right: The Chief of Staff to General Montgomery, Major General F W de Guingand; Senior Air Staff Officer to Air Vice Marshal Broadhurst, Air Commodore C B R Pelly; Air Officer Commanding Desert Air Force, Air Vice Marshal H Broadhurst;… Continue reading Scenario Design: Assigning Activation Points