I’m going to take the weekend off from rule writing and have a rest this weekend (I may even paint some models!), but there will be a big announcement early next week!
In the meantime the keen eyes among you may have recently noticed the name Clausewitz popping up here and there.
I couldn’t keep going with the name “Writing a Wargame” and so had to adopt something else that was both shorter and in keeping with the period. My first thoughts were either “Vive le France!” or “Coup d’Oeil”, but in the end I settled on Clausewitz.
Who is Clausewitz?
Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the psychological and political aspects of war. His most notable work “Vom Kriege” (On War) was unfinished at his death.
For more information I would direct you to the following sources:
- Wikipedia – Clausewitz
- Wikipedia – Vom Kiege
- Clausewitz.com – because of whom I’ve had to add an s on the end of my website address…..
- Amazon – For those who can read German
- Napoleon’s 1796 Italian Campaign by Carl von Clausewitz (Translated by Nicholas Murray & Christopher Pringle)
- Napoleon Absent, Coalition Ascendant. The 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland, Volume 1 by Carl von Clausewitz (Translated by Nicholas Murray & Christopher Pringle)
His most telling quotes are, (in my opinion) are “There are very few men-and they are the exceptions-who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment” and “…as man under pressure tends to give in to physical and intellectual weakness, only great strength of will can lead to the objective.”.
With morale being such an important part of the game mechanics it felt suitable that the name Clausewitz should be there on the front.
Anyway that’s it for me until Monday for now. I’m off for a rest over the weekend. But, please check back next week for my announcement!
A donation to Clausewitz of any small amount, will help the game become a reality!