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Monday, September 5, 2011
CommandCon Northwind Scenario Size and other stuff
This being my first GMing adventure, I'm learning some things about designing a scenario. For example, how big in terms of troops, equipment, map, etc do you make this. The big limiting factor in this case is my time slot. I've got 4 hours, but that includes setup and tear down. So I'm working off 2 hours. Also, I'll be working with people who've probably never played before.
I'm getting some great feedback from the Blitzkrieg Forums that I'll post here later. I've also been looking at Batreps more closely for clues.
Here's one from Big Dave's blog about a Russian Attack. (pictured above - I may have to go for the white sheet for terrain as well.) I asked a question about time and size and his opponent answered below. 3.5 hours all said with 2 experienced players.
I was Dave's opponent here, the Russians had around 5000
points with the German force being 3300. All in it took about 3.5 hours
to play including set up and packing up. We used the BUA rules from the
rulebook, the whole tile counts as a BUA. However we only give the
building bonus (Save of 6) for infantry inside an actual building model.
was a pretty close game had Dave not decimated my rear with his
flanking force it would have been a different story. That said his
armour taking 5 turns to only get a third way across the board certainly