Sunday 18 September 2022

Victory Conditions: Essential or unnecessary?

Are Victory Conditions an essential element in tabletop wargames, or are they completely unnecessary? 

1 comment:

  1. Great post Lee. There are a lot of depends in this. The period in play - ancients and medieval battles are seldom about holding or taking terrain but destroying the opposing army and/or taking hostages. Whereas as we draw closer to the 20th century, terrain becomes more significant as a victory condition
    I don't like fighting to the last man.

    There is a lot say on this, but much boils down to "it depends" on period, scale of engagement, is it part of a campaign, the type of engagement, etc.

    A game without some result (draw, win, lose and more) or victory conditions may, some argue, not even be a game.


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