Battlegroup Market Garden weekend

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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden weekend

Post by sediment » Thu May 17, 2018 3:05 pm

This is a link to one of our bigger battlegroup games.

https://sedimentswargameblog.blogspot.c ... -caen.html

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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden weekend

Post by Don McHugh » Thu May 17, 2018 7:37 pm

Having been very lucky to play in a number of very large games over the years, I couldn't see how the BG rules would work.

Playing around a large table covered in figures under the control of several players is for me one of the most enjoyable aspects of the hobby.

The key to these games is to have a team of people prepared to put the work in to bring them together and a set of rules that allow the game to flow.


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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden weekend

Post by Greebs » Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Thank goodness there are so many folks willing to throw their hat into the historical ruleset ring that there's something to suit every taste.

While I can guarantee I lack the breadth of experience of multi player games you do, for myself, I find the more players are involved, the greater the tendency to either break up into a series of two-player games that happen to be played on a shared table, or simply grind to a halt under the weight of all those players chatting to/across each other without actually getting much gaming done.

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Re: Battlegroup Market Garden weekend

Post by mausmann » Thu May 17, 2018 8:14 pm

I’ve been lucky enough to both host and take part in many multi player large games, and for me they have been great fun to participate in.

Without the organisation and willing players, as Don points out, it can devolve into a splintered game as Greebs suggests.
However if handled correctly with the GM maintaining connectivity it can still work. We’ve sometimes allowed different sections of the large table to move at their own pace to continue the playability of the game. That way no-one has to wait for a slower part of the game to catch up.
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