Gaming is not something I do over the holidays except for the odd computer game or maybe a game of checkers. Holidays do give me time to ponder what it is I want to do in gaming over the next year. One of those things, of course, is to finish up my considerably large project for the American War of Independence. I plan on using “A Gentleman’s War” for head to head smaller games. It does provide a fun wargame for both players but does not really lend itself well to multiplayer games.
I’ve been gaming long enough to know exactly what game mechanics work for me and what don’t. Often I write games as an experiment and use one game mechanic or another. Sometimes it is just to provide a more codified game system. But it occurs to me that I’ve used enough of these mechanics and definitely favor some over others. So I’ve decided to write a rules set that, in theory, would be my perfect rules set. So, much like I did with Charles Grant’s magazine game “Battle”, I plan on going through the various phases in a series of articles and coming up with something (not so) unique that appeals to my taste. With some luck, I hope that you will find it appealing too.
Other than designing yet another wargame, I do plan on continuing with my AWI project. I also have some 3D printed pre-dreadnought ships that deserve some attention. I am planning on using White Bear, Red Sun (Manley) for the rules. I have some 6mm ww2 figures already painted and based looking for a rules set to play. Playing a double blind game of Crossfire (Conliffe) is quite approachable and my son might even put down his Pokemon deck to play.