As stated in last week's progress report, I'd like to do more gaming instead of just reading about gaming! I had a few ideas for new scenario ideas and rules set pairings that I would like to play again in the near future.
For me this represents a return to some classic rules sets such as GHQ/Panzerblitz and Volley & Bayonet, three rulesets which I had immeasurable fun playing either solo or with friends (Dave F and I cut our teeth on GHQ's WW2 rules as well as Volley & Bayonet ACW). The more I read about Panzerblitz, the more I am convinced that GHQ is the ultimate manifestation of the Panzerblitz family of rules, so I hatched a scheme to incorporate the combat and unit values from Panzerblitz with GHQ's rules set (and quite possible including GHQ's combat results table, which is based on the differences in combat values [attacker - defender = + or - column roll] whereas Panzerblitz uses a simple ratio of attacker to defender).
So I'll be playing a GHQ/Panzerblitz game soon with the experimental combat values. We'll see how that goes. After the combat values crisis, the next decision point will be figuring out what sequence of play works best - GHQs or Panzerblitz? GHQ has my vote for now, but that's a preliminary assessment...
Also, a return to basics with Volley & Bayonet. I was looking at the GHQ website recently and found they have all of the initial-production run scenarios from MicroForce listed on their site you can download for free. The Battle of Piedmont in West Virginia makes an excellent ACW scenario (I've played it on this blog in 6mm) for Volley & Bayonet and I would like to play it in 15mm and at the Regimental level where a stand = a Regiment and you play for Brigade exhaustion not Division exhaustion. Makes for a longer, slightly more tactical feeling game.
Speaking of Micro-Force scenarios, they also have Rhodes' assault on Oak Ridge at Gettysburg, which I happen to have enough regiments of Yankee and Rebel ACW units to play a small slice of the battle using Black Powder!
And don't forget about Squad Leader in Miniature! Still lots of action coming up on that front, especially now that I have tons and tons of infantry stands based for action.
Lots of things going on here at Sound Officers Call! Stay Tuned!