Saturday, 11 September 2010
Definition of 'Frightfulness' here. Been thinking about my ideal 1914 wargame and what it might contain. First of all I would have it set in August-September 1914 - a time of movement when there was no time to entrench apart from the most rudimentary scrapes. A time when the Germans advanced in waves tightly massed against Belgians who fight bravely behind rudimentary barricades. A time of skirmish screens - either mounted, the dreaded Uhlans or on bicycle or (in the Belgians' case) automitrailleuses. French and British reinforcements could arrive in buses. The Germans should be the larger force - so maybe it would ideally be a solo game.