Lots to think aboutPosted: November 26, 2013
I have also been thinking about the mid-twentieth century version of the rules that I want to develop. I already have a title – TOMMY AND JERRY – and I have my PORTABLE WARGAME: MODERN and MEMOIR OF MODERN BATTLE rules from which I can borrow ideas.
I do, however, have a couple of problems. One is aesthetic and revolves around whether I should develop the rules for individually-based figures or multi-figure bases. The other is more complex and revolves around my desire to re-fight the Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War … but without the political aspects of the war between Nazism and Communism intruding into my campaign. In other words I do not want to field SS and NKVD units in my games … but without them would I be re-fighting the Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War?
I do have a possible solution … and that is to use imagi-nation versions of the two sides. I have already done this for my wars/battles set in 1891, and it would not be impossible to do the same for 1941. Germany would become Teutonia and Russia would be SPUR (the Soviet Peoples’ United Republic). Teutonic allies could include Magyarvia, Remania, and any number of other smaller states.
The latter is just an idea at the moment … but it would enable me to equip my model armies with generic rather than specific weaponry, which in turn would allow me to ‘mix and match’ all sorts of stuff that I already have available to use.