Rain started play …Posted: August 26, 2010
What I actually did was to set up a simple tactical problem, and then played it through several times using slightly different versions of the rules I have been developing from Joseph Morschauser’s ‘Frontier’ wargames rules. The versions included the ideas I set out in an earlier blog entry plus suggestions made by some of the blog’s regular readers. The results were, to say the least, interesting.
First and foremost, all the variants worked … and a big ‘Thanks!’ needs to be said to all those who made suggestions; they were all very helpful. Secondly, this exercise made me think about two things:
- What was the end result that I wanted to achieve by developing these rules? (i.e. Did I want rules that were simple to learn, quick to use, and fun to fight battles with or did I want rules that were somewhat more complex, possibly more ‘realistic’, and that might be less ‘fun’ to use?)
- Would they still retain the essential ‘feel’ of the original Morschauser rules or would they become increasingly less Morschauser-like as they underwent further development?
At the moment, I am unsure of the answers to these questions … but I can feel myself leaning towards the ‘quick, simple, and fun’ and ‘Morschauser-like’ options more than the others.