Friday, January 8, 2016

WIP: Across the Green River

Working on a fairly generic campaign system. Specifically for Sword Play and Chain Reaction, available free from Two Hour Wargames, yet easily adaptable to other rule sets.

The player control a battle, battalion, or platoon, tasked with border defense. Their base is a keep/camp/firebase on the Green River.

Each season the goblins, guerrillas, nomads of your choice come down from the mountains to raid the settlements.

Every spring the goblins come down from the mountains.
This season is starting out with only two raiding parties in the field.
Standards represent the approximate location of their camps.

Each season population pressure leads to even more settlers striking out to start a new life on the far side of the river.

Every spring settlers queue up for the chance
of a better life on the frontier.Settlers facing the camera have already
claimed their land. Settlers facing away from the camera are trekking.
Halbardiers represent lances in the field.

Your job is to intercept the raiders, protect the settlers, and find and destroy the raider camps.

Sometimes the Government down south, with the benefit of their exalted enlightenment put limits on the actions and forces available to you.



  1. Intriguing. Sounds like it'd be quite broadly applicable to various eras/settings. Looking forward to seeing it develop.

  2. Hmmm. That could be interesting. I'm wondering if that would work with the North West Frontier.

    1. Yes it would or will when it gets done. One of my campaign plans in the making although in my case it will be the Gobla Kush on the border between Inji and Otteristan..

      Should also work for Welleley vs. the Pindari games.

      Really based on the American west but raiding is raiding so the dynamics are often the same.

      I should think the Pathans would have immobile villages that the player could raid in turn as a punitive measure while the tribesmen melt into the hills only to harass the troops as they withdraw.

    2. Oh! Have look at the link in the next comment. That is a very good engine too for hill tribe raiding I think.

  3. Looking forward to this. It reminds me of a similar idea that appeared in the journal of the Society of Fantasy and Science Fiction Wargamers about 20 years ago that was always on my to-do list
    . You can find it for free on their site if it helps - I've had this sort of idea bouncing about in my head for years but never got round to it.

    1. Thank you. That is a great article. Different sort of feel than that which I am aiming for here but a ready to play campaign designed to use Flintloque figures. Should be fun!

  4. Hi Bob, I like your ideas. Have you any closer to finishing your campaign?