Thursday, December 22, 2011
Ancients Scenario Hunting
Commands and Colors is a very well reviewed set of boardgame rules written by the renowned author, Richard Borg. I've always intended to give these rules a try someday, especially considering that they are supposedly very easily adaptable to miniatures play, but I have just never found the time. The scenario page though is a treasure trove for game masters looking to put together a game based on a specific Ancients battle. Work needs to be done of course to adapt the units to any specific rules set other than Commands and Colors, but irregardless of that, one can almost directly port the orders of battle and unit deployments into rules like Hail Caesar, Field of Glory, or Warhammer Ancient Battles. In fact, I intend to use one of the Sambre scenarios from the site for our own battle upcoming in January.
So if you are looking to spice up your Ancients gaming with a few historically based scenarios but are a little lost putting such a game together, check out the scenario page at:
Commands and Colors Ancients Official Website
And if you are curious about how our Hail Caesar version of this scenario plays out, check back sometime in January when I surely will be posting an after action report.