Campaigns with GdA

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Campaigns with GdA

Post by bvera » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:39 am

Your views welcome on this topic

Since the publication of the pint-size campaigns for CoC, my gaming group tends to favour playing long campaigns rather than single games.
The GdA book do not offer a campaign system and I was wondering if Sam Mustafa's Blucher could be used for all the strategic and logistics element of the campaign, playing the actual battles with GdA.

I neither tried nor own Blucher but I'd likely buy the pdf tonight at home: I'd like to know if anyone here is familiar with Blucher and can let me know whether this is possible or even if there's compatibility between Blucher (at the strategic level) and GdA (at tactical level)

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Re: Campaigns with GdA

Post by SteveBurt » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:22 pm

The strategic level of Blucher (which is called Scharnhorst) uses stylised squared maps (one each for Peninsula, Central Europe, etc)
One these one moves columns which are generally corps-sized formations - when they get close someone can declare a battle which is an area of 3x2 squares on the map.
I see no reason why that system wouldn't work with any rules - but the units in Blucher are brigades, not battalions, so you might need to adjust things for a lower level set of rules like GdA.
I'm sure it could be done.
Blucher is a terrific set of army level rules, though.

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Re: Campaigns with GdA

Post by Archdukek » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 pm

I have the Blucher rules but haven't played a campaign with them. However, having read the rules I would agree with Steve that the Scharnshorst campaign system could be adapted to operate with battalions rather than brigades.

The other option I have been wondering about is the potential to utilise the Dawns & Departures campaign supplement for Sharp Practice as the basis for a higher level campaign, substituting battalions and regiments for Groups. Just idle thoughts at present.

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Re: Campaigns with GdA

Post by bvera » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 pm

Excellent idea, I did not read the Dawn book but I acquired it so I’ll have a look
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Re: Campaigns with GdA

Post by john de terre neuve » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 am

You will laugh at this but there is a campaign system for the 100 days which is completed mapped out in the Warhammer Historical book https://www.amazon.com/Warhammer-Histor ... 1907964177.

It is aimed at the divisional level like GdA and has scenario maps as well as OB's for each battle. If I remember correctly, there are several brigades in each scenario. It is a ladder campaign with a couple of branch points.

It was a superb book, too bad the rules had some problems.

If you are interested in a Waterloo campaign it is well worth a look.

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Re: Campaigns with GdA

Post by bvera » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:30 am

Great finding, thanks
I'm also looking to review the campaign books of Volley and Bayonet which I have somewhere in my house :-)
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