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Old 08-21-2016, 12:02 AM
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This will probably be the last thread that I start on the original Fanaticus site.

I have been trying Jim Wright's 'Battlemaker Campaign System', and can recommend it for solo play. It is a simple system intended for 2 armies, whereby armies advance or are pushed back along a track of 5 locations. When one army pushes the other off its end of the track, the campaign is won.

The date of last update on the document is 24th December, 1999, so it was written during the 1.2 amendment sheet to v1.1 era. It also gives support to those who favour a rectangular board 32" by 24" (which I understand was an idea that has been largely dropped in favour of 30" square boards).

I have been using it with version 1.1 (which was the version that I started DBA with, some years ago), but using version 2 armies. The armies that I am using it for are I/14d Early Northern Barbarians Europe 1400-701 BC and I/33b Villanovan Italian 799-587 BC.

I find that running a simple campaign (which has been going on for a few days, on and off) gives a bit more focus to the games than individual, unconnected games would have.

'The Battlemaker Campaign System' is available on the resources side of original Fanaticus, but also on swammeyjoe's new archive of the Fanaticus documents:

http://fanaticus.website/

It is on the campaign page, under the 'Alternative Campaign Formats' heading:

http://fanaticus.website/campaigns/c...ttlemaker.html
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Thanks, I'm giving this one a try!!

And see you at the new site.
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Thanks for the information, I'll take a look.
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Thanks for that. As a solo gamer any new ideas help!
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:16 AM
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The campaign is still going on. I have had short-term health problems which has limited what I have been able to do, for a couple of weeks. Luckily, I am recovering, and able to paint a bit and get a couple of games in.

The European Mid-Bronze Age 'Barbarians' have been holding their own quite well against the Villanovan Italian warband (which is deadly to spear and blade when in two ranks). Fortunately, it is the later version of the Villanovan Italians, with a large proportion of auxilia.

When this campaign finishes I might adapt the basic method a bit for the next one, for instance the terrain generation.
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