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Latest Update: 12 Sep 22

I'll provide information on games I'm working on, and play tests of them, here.

Christmas In Hell v1.n

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John gave me about 2 months notice to get a game in for COW. Luckily I'd just ordered High Flying Dice Games “Christmas in Hell” about the Canadian Battle of Ortona. As you can read at I had some real issues with it but though that it captured rubble nicely, had a better solo model than some of the other games I've played (see urban_wargame_reviews) and was based on the well respected Storm over Arnhem model. So I rebuilt it (v1.5) as described in and ran it at COW. It took far too long, so I changed from an am/pm/ni turn model to a day-per-turn model, adjusted areas accordingly (roughly doubling the size) but otherwise minimal changes and then ran it again (v1.6) at Connections UK 2022 where I think it worked pretty well and I got good feedback from the players and Dstl spectator.

I'm now bringing the CiH v1.n “strand” of development to an end as it's High Flying Dice Games IP and I've moved far father from it than I thought (I was originally planning to run a v1.1 at COW, not a v1.5!), so I'm further evolving the Storm Over .. model and will probably brand the new game system as Urban One.

Urban One

This will be a generic urban rule set aimed at urban battles in WW2 and similar conflicts, with about a Bde force (but might flex up to Div and down to Bn) and 2 DOWN manoeuvre units. Will do the initial testing around a different, probably late 44/early 45 battle. Hope to have something ready 1Q23.

Urban Combat Commander

This will be my generic modern urban ruleset again with a Bde force (but might flex up to Div and down to Bn) and 2 DOWN manoeuvre units. It will be a fairly “vanilla” set, and will probably use totally different combat mechanics to Urban One, and might spawn a number of more specialised sets, and there are also a number of completely different games I want to do looking at different aspects, but need to get this one “out of my system” so as to consolidate some initial thoughts. May well run at COW 2023, and other events.

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