Writing a Sci-fi Tabletop Wargame – Part 11

As with everything I would like this to be community driven, so if you see any typo’s or think paragraphs need rephrasing or moving then please let me know in the form at the end of this article.

Last Weeks Poll Results for Orders

Here are the results from last weeks polls.

Based on these results, the following wording will be added to our living rules:

“If an order is successfully issued, then the commanding player may perform one ACTION with the specified unit. Actions range from moving and shooting to charging into combat. Before issuing an order and rolling to see whether it is successful a player should first specify what their order is and to which unit the order is being directed. The maximum number of orders a unit can receive in any one turn is two.


I believe that completes the Order phase (for now), so let’s move on to the movement.

Firstly, should all infantry types move at the same rate? Should all vehicles move at the same rate, or should the player be able to change these values which then affect that units points cost in the game?

How far should Infantry or Vehicles move at their base rate (i.e. the basic value which can then be adjusted up or down later on). Bearing in mind that you’ve all already voted on a gaming area of 4 foot square.

This is likely just to be the tip of the iceberg when drawing up movement rules, as the future will probably involve Grav-Tanks etc, as well as incorporating aerial assets such as fighter craft. Not to mention terrain.

But establishing the essential question of whether variation is allowed within a certain unit type will go some way to resolving some answers for future units as well.


Name Suggestions?

Do you have a name suggestion for the game or do you have any rules suggestions, or a topic you would like us to focus on next. Or perhaps you would like us to reword something in the main document. Anything you want, let us know below.

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