A second-hand book purchase arrived today. A quick flick through its contents suggests this will be a useful background book for wargaming.
|Latest second-hand book purchase|
Moving on with the WW1 Palestine Campaign I started the setup process for turn 2. The campaign clock progresses 3 month as the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) advances into step 2 on the map (El Arish and Magdhaba). The campaign rules can be found here.
|Campaign map and timeline|
Each campaign step has a selection of three One-Hour Wargames (OHW) scenario and dice are used to select scenario to be played. Campaign steps 1 and 2 of the campaigns have scenarios with the objective of eliminating the opposition, or are trying to capture an objective hill, or are encounter battles. The dice decided the One-Hour Wargames scenario #16, Advance Guard, would be used as the next tabletop game.
|Table of campaign steps and selected OHW scenarios|
|The tabletop is setup.|
The campaign also uses chance events to add some of the interesting elements of the Palestine campaign. Both sides randomly get one chance event. The EEF get an armoured car unit and the Turks a mountain artillery unit.
|Chance event table.|
The next step will be determining the force composition using the OHW table and will be covered in the battle report.