Posted: March 11, 2013 Filed under: Early 20th Century, Hexblitz, Megablitz, Memoir '44, Wargame Design, World War II
I am just about to start drafting what I hope will be HEXBLITZ II (that is the current working title, anyway). It will be a set of rules that fall just below the level of command covered by my OPERATIONAL ART
rules and at about the same level of command as HEXBLITZ
. In other words the main playing pieces will be battalion-sized units (or their equivalent), and these will be represented on the tabletop by a single base of figures and/or model vehicles. The tabletop will be divided into a hexagonal grid (in my case this will be Hexon II terrain) and all movement and weapon ranges will be expressed in hexes.
I had hoped to use the Battle Dice from MEMOIR ’44 for the combat system, but yesterday’s comparative tests were not encouraging, and for the moment I have shelved that idea. I may well return to it as it is very simple to use … but for the time being I will carry on using a combat system that uses traditional D6 dice.