I'm looking forward to this one.My Ardennes CMFB campaign “48 Hours At St Clervaux” is almost ready to go.
In the works -- been cobbling this together in bits and pieces over last few weeks as I found time -- a small(ish) fictional CMFB campaigns set in the opening days of Battle of Bulge with a cobbled together US task force of engineers, stragglers and newly arriving armoured infantry trying to...www.thefewgoodmen.com
My vote goes for campaign however I'd add a caveat to it.
Large campaigns seem to bog down due to the time it takes to play out individual battles, interest drops off especially for those not actively participating in the battles. Therefore it's in everyones interest to keep battles short, meaning they will be small battles, and the overall campaign is only being run at or around Battalion size.
Individual battles may only be company sized or smaller, with additions thrown in at the behest of the commander, who will have a limited amount of points to purchase extra equipment or forces each round (or maybe once every 2-3 rounds). Likewise there would also be a certain amount of reinforcements each round/few rounds, where the commander can choose which company to replenish.
This would also mean casualties and losses would be tracked, as are purchases and additions to forces, normally a nightmare of administration, but with the battles being so small it should be manageable.
Anyway, just thinking out loud here.
In my experience, running a campaign isn't the biggest challenge (there are 60 companies in play in Brigade Battles).
The biggest challenge (by far) is having a big enough stockpile of tactical maps ready to use for battles.
I agree with Stafford here.
Another aspect I find is that most, if not all, battles seem to be a defense against an overwhelming force.
This is understandable because what commander on a strategic map would attack with less than 2 to 1 odds.
I was wondering that myself.
For the Brigade battles are you creating the maps are you using canned maps or maybe both?
It's pretty impressive the variations on the maps you're using however it's done.
Proud "Operation Five Lions" went through to completion and trialed a few things narratively even though my time was cut short as soon as it got underway. I do have HR on my back saying clear some of this 14 weeks of annual leave this year. Ideas?