Campaign system introduction

I’m working on a campaign system, primarily for the Napoleonic period but with a few tweaks it could probably be used for anything up to the advent of telephones and radios.

The core of the system is a database, currently MS Access but I’m contemplating moving to SQL and a php user interface. The inspiration for this was Malcolm McCallum’s own campaign system which can be found here I saw his system late last year and was fortunate enough to participate in a beta test.

So far, Kit, Matt and I are testing the system using one of Malcolm’s maps (no sense in reinventing the wheel right?) of Italy. Its going well, although we’ve had to pause a couple of times now to fix problems but that is the point of testing. Along the way we’ve added things to the system too.

Here’s a list of key features so far:

  • Fog of war without an umpire.
  • Lines of supply allowing supply and reinforcements
  • Garrisons and Sieges
  • Incorporation of standing orders to movement.
  • Courier system allowing messages to be delayed or intercepted
  • Regional Ownership governing insurrection and garrison levels