La Petite Guerre

I have been thinking a lot about the concept of small wars as a result of my wanting to start my campaign off with a territorial dispute in the island of Neutralia. Using what little I know of the French and Indian War I came up with these as possible scenarios (one of which I stole from the Duchy of Alzheim).

  • Outpost Raid
  • Supply Train Ambush
  • Reinforcing Action
  • Relief Expedition
  • Punitive Expedition
  • Evacuate the Civilians (From the Duchy)

I put together how a possible narrative campaign could look:

NarrativeCampaign.jpg
I have done some work on the first scenario, the outpost raid.

Outpost.jpg
The order of battle here will be a limited one, mainly driven by the number of Keuhankens I have painted (60). This force will be the raiding (attacking) force. The map above is roughly 4 feet by 4 feet and represents one of the outposts on the island. The brown squares are buildings, the green, fields. The garrison will be an officer, NCO, and 16 privates (one of the company sizes from Charge). There could perhaps be a civilian or two representing sutlers and fighting with reduced abilities. This is about as far as I have gotten with this scenario, but I’ll try and post more of my thoughts on it later.
About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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