Dale's Wargames

My blog about my wargaming activities. I collect a lot of 15mm miniatures for the American War of Independence and so collect a lot of rules for this period. I started miniatures with Napoleonics, so I have a number of armies in 6mm and 15mm figures for skirmishing. I have15mm WW II figures that I use for Flames of War, Memoir '44, and someday, Poor Bloody Infantry. Finally there is my on-again, off-again relationship with paper soldiers that I sometimes write about.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

One-Hour Skirmish Wargames and Close Combat

A recent comment on my One-Hour Skirmish Wargames Review blog post read:
"So maybe a close combat should be treated as firing – engage in one and the figure ends all action for the turn."

I suspect this is the authors intent. This is a shooting focused game and melee should not be so over powered.
Hey, I thought, I have John's email address. Why not simply ask the author his intent?
Hi Dale,

Yes, I intended that close combat ends a figures move for that phase.

Best wishes,
John
Well there you have it! Thanks to the Unknown blog post commenter. I agree that it is a good change also and does change the nature of the game considerably.

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Huachuca City, Arizona, United States
I am 50 yrs old now. I bought a house in Huachuca City, AZ (although I have a townhouse in Houston, TX and a small home in Tucson, AZ) working on a contract for "the next two years" that is going on five years now. To while away the hours I like to wargame -- with wooden, lead, and sometimes paper miniatures -- usually solo. Although I am a 'rules junkie', I almost always use rules of my own (I like to build upon others' ideas, but it seems like there is always something "missing" or "wrong").