It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. Mostly it’s been a very busy and somewhat ugly week. But that is all passed now…thankfully.
I posted last time that you could randomly select the 36 scenarios in One Hour Wargames with 2D6s read as percentages. While this is true, there are actually only 30 scenarios. You can still randomly roll for the scenarios with a D30. “What’s this? You need a computer?” No. You roll a D10 and a D6. If the D6 comes up a 1-2, then read the D10 as is. If the D6 comes up 3-4, add 10 to the result of the D10. If the D6 comes up 5-6, add 20 to the result of the D10. The best part is that you don’t have to mark up your book.
Speaking of One Hour Wargames, this is really a great book for scenarios for those that just want to game. You can use the 3X3 board and play slimmed down versions of just about any game you want. On to Richmond or Fire and Fury both can be played with standardized units. I plan on playing some Bloody Big Battles (Maybe that should be small?) with these scenarios. The army generators in the book will translate well for most eras. For those armies with more unit variety than the book allows, you can randomly determine what type of unit it is. For instance, is it light cavalry or heavy cavalry?
The shopping season is upon us. My post is late for the Black Friday sales which have come and gone. Lulu sent out a 30% off coupon for print books. I passed on it as I am not really interested in much they have to offer right now. However, in the past, they’ve sent out a 40% off deal for cyber-Monday. Here’s hoping.
I have not been able to playtest my slimmed down version of On to Richmond. I may get a game in this afternoon or evening if my son is up for it rather than fantasy. He seems to have an aversion to history. He does like battles but is not much for learning more. He’s not even interested in medieval which much of the fantasy games out there are based off of. Maybe in a few more years that will change.