One of my favorite columns was by Steve
Two articles by Steve Haller always have stood out. The first was a two part article on Greene's and Cornwallis armies 1780 - 81.
Each side started with a historical order of battles. Each month of the campaign players were given a series of options. So January 1781 as Morgan you started with his light Corp. On a die roll either Picken's or Sumner's or both militia may join you. You then had the option of either attacking Augusta, Ninety Six or fighting Cowpens. The British rolled and might reinforce the outposts you were attacking. While you had the historical order of battle you might get or lose reinforcements. Once battles happened casualties were removed and you moved to next month. Replacements and reinforcements were figured in. You had a wonderful system to set up possible battles and firefight the campaign. Simple but neat and very playable.
When I restarted my rev war armies recently I knew I wanted to do two things. First do the collection in 25mm. Second was to build the Greene-Cornwallis armies and re fight the campaign that Steve Haller wrote about too many years ago. In my next posts I will document building the armies and how the campaign worked out.
But first a word of thanks. To Dick Bryant for his wonderful publication which started me in this hobby, and Steve Haller who started a life long fascination with (and thirty year career working in) the time period.