Running a “campaign” can add context and interest to a miniature wargame. Here’s a Tobruk Desert Campaign for Flames of War.
Battle Chronicler is an interesting piece of software that helps you create great looking battle reports.
Battle Chronicler aims to make it quick and easy to produce great looking battle reports that other gamers will want to read. Using the latest developments in Windows technology Battle Chronicler delivers fantastic graphics and a ultra modern user interface.
So if you are miniatures wargamer looking to enhance your hobby with some cool software then you have come to the right place.
Why you need it
There are lots of reasons to write a battle report; share tips and tactics with other players, or to publicize your best victory on the web.
Table top games are about positioning and movement and words are not enough. You also need diagrams for a good battle report. Making plans and diagrams of a game is hard to do, which is why very few games every get recorded in a battle report. That was until now.
Battle Chronicler has been designed to do this one task and to do it well.
Valley of Fire is a free campaign system for the Northwest Frontier. The authors write:
This is a fictional colonial campaign set in the Northwest Frontier during the late 1880s. A British fort is under siege and a relieving force has exactly one month to break the siege! The villages in the valley and mountain passes go into revolt, adding more and more foces to the siege and to block the British advance. The system features hidden movement, is of moderate complexity, and is designed to be run with or without a referee. The PDF contains rules, counters, a planning map, and log sheets.
Phantoms is a set of free wargames rules based on the old Avalon Hill “Mustangs” game. It’s for playing air combat games from 1960 to present. The link is to the deluxe version with all of the updates, data cards and scenarios.
Terrain Thralls has an instructive illustrated article on building a rustic village of little round huts.