Monday, November 18, 2013

RECRUITING ... 100 Days Campaign

Again my thoughts turn to a campaign game of the 100 days, starting during the 'build up' phase, early in May or June of the 1815 era.

First class armies and still plenty of variety in the troops.

Opportunity for players to take on the top roles of Wellington, Blucher and Bonaparte, with space for more such as Uxbridge, Gneisenau and Ney.  Or even possibly down to the Corps commanders.

Consider this the opportunity call out, recruiting for those players keen to take on a command.   We play out the battles on tabletops all over the world and handle the strategic movements on digital maps that are emailed.  All you need is a PC computer capable of reading this blog, email and running the cyberboard software (free download at the link) to become a command player in the campaign.

For tabletop players, all you will need is the troops of the era (1815 French, Anglo-Allies and Prussians would be superior - though troops of similar nations and earlier eras will also 'make do' in a pinch), email and be willing to run the game within 10 days of accepting the battle posting.  Minis and rules etc are all your own choice as what we are looking for are the results, though it is even better if you could post pictures and after action reports on your own blog(s).

The Campaign of Nations has shown that we can do this via such a forum, and have a good time along the way. 

Post in comments what your thoughts are and if you are in any way inclined to participate in such a wide-ranging campaign game.

8 comments:

Jacko said...

Sounds interesting. I don't have time for much gaming these days but if you find yourself short of commanders I could fill a gap. Cheers paul

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daveb said...

I'd be happy to take a command. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm in a position to help out with table top battles at this time.

Dave

Archduke Piccolo said...

I'm still kinda interested in participating, though I may need to be told what to do to download Cyberboard (what version, and whether or not to run WinZip, that kind of thing). Incidentally, 'Jacko' (whose real name is Paul) and I live in the same town, so it may be possible if we are on opposing sides, actually to play games 'live'.

I have 25mm British and a few Allies (almost all foot); French (no actual allies, and not a lot of Guard, neither), and Prussians (these are plastics). I know 'Jacko' used to have 25/28mm Prussians, but whether they survived the earthquake, I can't tell you (he lost a fair bit of stuff, actually).

But I was also wondering if you would have a need for 'proxy' battle organisers. If you did, I'd probably find it easier to act in the role of various detached commanders.

I certainly enjoyed reading about the Campaign of Nations!
Cheers,
Ion

MurdocK said...

Jacko, Dave and Ion - thank you for these notes.

Ion, for Cyberboard, there is only one current version - which has been reasonably stable for the past few years - check out cyberboard.com to do the download and start the program.

See this post from Campaign of Nations for some more tips:
http://campaignofnations.blogspot.ca/2012/11/map-administration.html

I will likely do something similar for the 100 days campaign.

Cheers

Archduke Piccolo said...

Thanks MurdocK - I'll follow this up ASAIC.
Cheers,
Ion

James Fisher, FINS said...

Quite likely to be interested, but the Campaign of Nations is too engrossing to consider another campaign at present!

MurdocK said...

Yes James, so far the 100 Days is strictly in a 'recruiting' phase ...

still more designing to do and Campaign of Nations is likely to run into the summer of 2014, which is when I plan to do more focus work on the action start for 100 Days.