Writing a Wargame – Musketry II

FACTORS AND ATTRIBUTES DECIDED For Factors and attributes that have already been decided please visit the Napoleonic War Game page. MUSKETRY – PART 2 After my last post I had an extremely well made comment on Reddit from user Altair1731 making two points. The first was that I could easily cut down the number ofContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Musketry II”

Writing a Wargame – Musketry

For Factors and attributes that have already been decided please visit the Napoleonic War Game page. EDIT: Following a suggestion from user Altair1371 on Reddit the firing dice mentioned further down this page will change to 1 die for every 200 men. Also, ‘Stress’ & ‘Misfires’ will be combined into one die roll called ‘Steady’Continue reading “Writing a Wargame – Musketry”

Writing a Wargame – Base Sizes

Factors Decided Factor Value Post Scale 1:5300 Writing a Wargame – Part II Base Representation Battalion/Squadron Writing a Wargame – Part I Base Width 40mm Under Review Single Turn Time Length 10 Minutes Writing a Wargame – Part III Actions Per Unit 5 Writing a Wargame – Part III Troop Movement Speeds See Below WritingContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Base Sizes”

Writing a Wargame – Unit Movement

FACTORS ALREADY DECIDED – From previous posts Factor Value Post Scale 1:5300 Writing a Wargame – Part II Base Representation Battalion Writing a Wargame – Part I Base Width 40mm Writing a Wargame – Part II Real Time Equivalent for Single Turn 10 Minutes Writing a Wargame – Part III Actions Per Unit 5 WritingContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Unit Movement”

Writing a Wargame – The Turn

FACTORS ALREADY DECIDED – from previous posts Battle Scale 1:5300 Unit Representation Battalion Unit Width 40mm Game Factors Decided PREVIOUS POSTS Writing a Wargame – An Introduction Writing a Wargame – Scale Writing a Wargame – Scale II INFANTRY MOVEMENT So we’ve settled on a scale of 1:5300 giving us base sizes of 40mm wide.Continue reading “Writing a Wargame – The Turn”

Writing a Wargame – Scale II

So continuing on the them of scale from my previous post lets continue with our 1:9000 scale for now and look at the major powers and their battalion structure during the Napoleonic Wars. For this I will be focusing on the Austrian, British, French, Prussian and Russian forces. So as you can see each countryContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Scale II”

Writing a Wargame – Scale

So scale is where I’m choosing to begin this exercise. I want a scale that will allow me to fit the large battles (such as Borodino or Waterloo) on a reasonable tabletop but also not be to small a scale so as to have too small a unit size. So I’ve done some maths behindContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Scale”