Friday, October 6, 2017

Three Days At Gettysburg - Consolidating The Scenarios

I have another Wargames Illustrated article in the works.  This one will perhaps be the largest article yet (~3,500 words) as it takes the reader through my approach to building the three Gettysburg games.  Since I published the scenarios for each of the engagements throughout this year and last, I'm using this post to consolidate those scenarios into a single place.

In preparation for the article and to update the original scenario posts with actual pictures of the tables I used, I cleaned up some of the pictures and added setup notations.  I've included those pictures below and have gone back and updated the original scenario posts.

Sidebar:  One of the "pressures" of blogging is feeling like every post needs to be a novel or cover some major progress/battle report.  I've seen others post a little more frequently on week-to-week stuff they are working on and any progress they are making (or even on a lack of progress).  I'm trying out the "post a little more often" approach as there is always something each week that is going on ... let me know if it gets annoying (email or comment).

OK ... for the sake of consolidation and finding the scenarios easily when I run these games in the future ... and going in order that the engagements took place ...

McPherson's Ridge



Little Round Top


Battle Report:  http://jayswargamingmadness.blogspot.com/2017/05/kulbacon-2017-show-report.html (pictures from KublaCon - scroll down)


Pickett's Charge


18 comments:

  1. Those tables are works of art!

    Brave man to take this on in 28s.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, made a choice many years ago to standardize on 28mm ... for better or worse ;-)

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    1. Glad it is all done ... now on to Waterloo! :-)

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  3. Having seen these in person they are great looking games. I like ACW gaming and having all of your work in one place I think is a good idea for future reference. Also having a 'standard' size is a great idea as it helps in getting games on the table.

    My own ACW is in 15/18mm but there is no denying that 28mm makes for great looking games. Plus the details you put into these scenarios is awesome. Thanks for posting.



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  4. Meh.

    LOL! Just kidding! These three scenario's could easily be a special edition issue of WI all by themselves. Can't wait to see it in print.

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    1. Bhahahaha! Man ... you had me! I scolled down and just saw meh ... was thinking damn Ivor is hard to impress!!

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  5. Inspiring and informative, thumbs up Jay!

    Your thoughts on blogging are similar to mine. I'm always afraid of writing to much, or making it sound interesting. Your stuff is always fun to read no matter the subject, and when you don't post my thoughts are... I hope Jay is okay, I wonder what he is doing?

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Lol, thanks Kevin! I wonder if I'm ok sometimes as well ;-)

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  6. A lot of hard work gone in to this Jay, so getting it all in WI will be well deserved recognition for you.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  7. Hi jay, I’m thinking of giving your rules and try and I was wondering what you use to mark/track hits on a unit?

    Bryan

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    1. We use number counters from Historique Shop (http://www.historiqueshop.com/index.php?) - same ones we use for Bolt Action pins.

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