Welcome to "Dust, Tears & Dice", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming.
If you fancy gaming periods off the beaten track then this is the place for you.
I am a regular member of The Wyvern Wargamers, formerly The Evesham Wargames Club drawing gamers from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Cheltenham and Stratford.
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Sunday, August 16, 2015
England Invaded 1880 - A Wargames Campaign
It must be several years since I have run a proper campaign, over recent years linked scenarios have been the order of the day, but with some interest and a little bit of press ganging over at Wyvern Wargamers and inspiration in no small part from by Prima Lucam's excellent blog. , I thought I would give if another crack.
Back in 1998 Rage software brought out a real-time
strategy game for the War of the Worlds, I must have spent many a late night
hunched over the PC screen cursing those bloody tripods...
It came with a very nice campaign system similar in
style to the Total War series of games, it reminded me of the Sport of Kings
campaign element of - Warfare in the Age of Reason - Seven Years War Rules -
The challenge was to tweak the campaign rules with the Rage software for table
top gaming and a number campaign moves representing the supposed Martian invasion of Victorian England.
A player wins the game by holding the largest number
of counties. Each county generates a number of points, Manpower for the Crown
Forces, Blood Resources for the Martian Forces.