Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Next Year's Game?
For some time I've been discussing with Stephen Oates of The Baggage Train the possibility of SOTCW putting on some sponsored participation games using Stephen's recently completed, massive 1/300th scale Arnhem Bridge.
At Gauntlet I suggested to the team that we put on a series of Cold War Commander games using the bridge as a centre-piece of the terrain. I thought we could do a series of scenarios linked by a common narrative thread with the result of each game influencing the set-up of the following game.
Now as usual my first thought was to pick a setting for which I could provide all of the toys now as that way, other people could get involved but in the case of a disastrous no-show by someone we would already have everything we need. this in turn led me to suggest that the game be set in the fictional North African republic of Maghrebia - I'd like to use my late 1980s Spanish Marines as interventionists against the republic's suspiciously Iranian-looking armed forces.
However, I think I may have been too prescriptive in my enthusiasm for my idea. Ian Shaw suggested reusing the Andreivia setting and in retrospect I think that's got a lot going for it.
So what do you think? I'd like to hear from the members. What should we do?