After reading: Going on Campaign a good friend of mine and I decided to set up a mini-campaign which would take place in the on-line Warhammer 40,000 campaign Aftermath . We sat down, hammered out the concept and "rules" and then got our forces ready to play over the weekend.
The idea behind the "mini-campaign" started out being relatively simple. We wanted to simulate a running fight over the course of several games. After much deliberation, here are the "rules" we decided upon:
We both create a 1000pt army list.
We would fight 5 different battles on the exact same battlefield.
We would place 5 permnant objective markers on the table top.
We wanted to simulate troops being wounded, but still fighting on to the bitter end, so we decided to use a slightly modified version of the Injury Chart located in the Advanced Gamer section of the old Rogue Trader rulebook.
The first battle would be with 250pts.
The second battle would be with the survivors of the first fight + an additional 250 pts.
The third battle would be with the survivors of the first two fights + an additional 250pts.
The fourth battle would be with the survivors of the first three fights + the final 250pts.
The climatic fifth battle would be with whatever we each had left alive.
Needless to say, we had a blast! I will try and post the battle reports from these 5 games over the next few days.