We play by email (PBEM) all the Panzer Campaign Modern Campaign and Squad Battles series by John Tiller and HPS.
This means we cover quite a broad time period from 1939 to the present day so in order to indulge ourselves in a little friendly role play we are organised into three "Groups", Nato/Allies, German/Axis and Communist and Asian Within these groups are Various Armies and within these Armies various Squads.
Our "groups" enable us to fight in most of the modern warfare theatres from World War 2, to the Cold War, which has actually become quite "hot" with Fulda Gap '85 and Korea '85! On joining you will choose an army that you would like to be assigned to you then become a "soldier" in one of that armies squads.
You wont be restricted to always playing one side in your battles though; if you are in the US Army and you fancy fighting as the Soviets for a change you can, though many players stick to role...its up to you. As long as your opponent is agreeable you can play any side you like and you will earn the same points at the end of the game. Our main aim is that you and your opponent enjoy yourselves.
Each of our Groups has a message board where you can "chat" in private with other members from your group, We have named each of these message boards after the name of a bar or club that has some connection to each of the groups.
We all Share a common message board "Cafe Europa" where you issue and respond to challenges for games.
As you play games you acquire points, as you acquire points you rise through the ranks. Your details are displayed on the web page for your squad. Particularly meritorious service to the club can earn you extra points and, if you do particularly well in the front line, maybe even medals!
Each Group has a Commander, subordinate to him are the Squad leaders. The Club is administered by "Cabinet" this consists of various club officials and the Group Commanders.
Cabinet's job is to run the club smoothly. The have their own private message board where all the top secret negotiations take place to ensure that the club members remain perpetually at war and make sure that we are never forced into a breakout of peace.
In the several years the club has been in existence Cabinet have been entirely successful in maintaining a constant state of war!!
We are quite a small club but that doesn't mean you will be short of games! In fact, if you are an enthusiastic and regular player you will probably find it is much easier to become a Squad leader here than it is in some of the larger clubs.
We have been established for several years and in that time we have undergone quite a lot of changes. The links below include a history of the MBC and the club journal now, sadly, discontinuedModern Battles Club History
"Line of Demarcation"
We are organised so that new squads can be formed and fitted into the present structure. But.. before you ask to lead a Squad you need to prove yourself in battle so join up and help us keep this war going,
The table below shows the four main forces, Nato/Allied, German/Axis, Soviet, and Asian and their subdivisions, where these exist, the individual armies
The automated scoring system is now complete.
Thanks to Greg who has put a huge amount of work into this project.
We try and run several each year. If you are interested in getting involved in organizing one please get in contact with the President
This will be based on the Squad Battles series,
Transition to automation
Whatever system you used to report a game start must be the same system you use to report that games end. The two systems will be running in parallel until the majority of old games are finished.
Start Game Report
For Games started under the old system only
For Games started under the new system only
Club backup Boards
We periodically have problems with the message boards. Usually these are short lived and nothing more than a minor annoyance, occasionally the problems are longer lasting and may mean we need to move to our back up boards.
Game Balance Reports
Game Balance reports are reports that we receive from players that tell us how balanced the players think the scenarios are in each of our games, the statistics produced by these reports help players to choose which scenarios to play depending on the level of challenge they want. You can help us by using the form below to submit a game balance report. (link not yet added to page)
Balance report Summaries
links to these pages will be added shortly
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