Saturday, 16 April 2011

Back of Beyond Campaign Complications

I've had a new club member sign up for the campaign but with a Chinese Warlord army, which doesn't fit with my Trans-Caspain campaign setting. I don't want to turn people away and, as he's bringing along 1000 points of figures it seems unfair to say no.

As a result, I'm going to change the campaign back to the conventional Back of Beyond setting of Sinkiang, with the city of Kashgar as the objective. This will involve crossing the Taklamakan desert rather than the Karakum but the weather and terrain rules will still be applied. It will mean that all the work I've put into new army lists will be wasted but, in the interests of inclusivity, I don't think that really matters.

It also means that I'll possibly use a different army to the Turks, as there are many more options available from my stockpile of figures. I might put together an archaeological expedition so that I can make lots of neat armoured cars out of diecast toys. I might muster a Chinese Warlord army from my spare Chinese figures. Or I may use my half finished Japanese as the basis of a more powerful force.

It's back to square one and time to do some number crunching.

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