Tuesday 15 November 2011

Balkan Wars 1891 Imagi-World Style

Now here is the thing. After having fought Keder Sirt twice I am now itching to extend and expand the conflict using a combination of the famous blocks, Hexon, the 'tweaked' Portable Wargame Colonial rules, my own new Portable Naval rules and a large smattering of Bob Cordery's 1891 Imagi-World.

What am I to do?

Very simple really, and in the time honoured tradition of striking whilst the iron is hot I am going to fight a small mini-campaign based on the actual Balkan War of 1912 but set in 1891 and Bob C's world. The Balkrunian League will be attempting to destroy the last vestiges of Fezian power on the continent and so Forbodia and Epiria will be taking centre stage against the still formidable Fezian Empire. Rusland, despite her recent reverse at the hands of Amir Abdul Abulbul will be involved; albeit primarily from a naval perspective.

Even as I write this, King Boris 111 of Forbodia is planning plans and scheming schemes....;-)


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

I am surprised that the League are willing to risk war with Fezia in view of the recent Fezian victory ... but I suppose that it gives Rusland to get its revenge by proxy.

I look forward to reading more about this possible conflict n due course.

All the best,


Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Wonderful! Oh.. I mean... War? How terrible!

I concur on the Portable Wargame. I'm actually thinking of reversing your shift. I have my permanent table upstairs and wouldn't part with it lightly but I'm thinking of arranging things so as to be able to play the occasional PW down in the family room with our pack of hounds as opposed to watching TV or video while keeping them company.

The naval rules sound promising. So next time I once again re-open rules shortly after declaring them done, can I cite you as inspiration? :)

I wish you joy of the campaign

David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

In the time honoured tradition of that part of the world there is much political skulduggery, double-dealing and intrigue and you can rest assured that things are never quite what they seem....

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hi Ross,

Please feel free to quote me as a good example of how not to finish a set of rules!

Seriously though, the naval rules are now as close to the Portable Wargame in terms of approach and technique as I can get them so I am hopeful this will be it (until the next time of course...).

The campaign will be good fun and is something I have wanted to do for ages.

All the best,


Paul O'G said...

I heard somewhere that the Rusland army has re-established a shock force known as the Varangian Guard force!!!

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

Now that would be challenge and no mistake!

All the best,