Our online plans for these two games are (slowly) coming together. Memoir is leading right now, as it is both a simpler and more mature game system. (This may seem trivial, but it is not, especially where the computer game is concerned.)
First, a month ago, we released a much-improved set of tools to browse the Scenarios from the Front, complete with an interactive display that makes finding the Memoir ’44 battles you want to play much easier.
This week, we are introducing our first release of the User Pages. These are devoted to M44, with three goals in mind:
1 – providing fans with a venue to share their many contributions to the game with the thousands of players that visit our web site every day.
Over the past few years, hundreds of valuable posts, strategy and painting guides, house rules and playing tips were developed by the user community – yet little was done to make these widely available and too often great resources ended up buried in a hard-to-track thread somewhere in our forums…
The User Pages should now fix this and we look forward to your feedback on how to continuously improve them to make them the place of choice to post and share your contributions.
2 – beginning to put in place the tools we’ll need to run our Organized Play programs, later this summer.
Memoir’44 Organized Play programs will be team based, centered around quarterly events in Overlord and Breakthrough format and make good use of your User Pages. The BattleLore Organized play program will be more focused on living Epic Adventures rather than encouraging outright competition, but should prove equally fun and be the venue where a certain Troll makes its first official appearance.
3 – last, but not least, the User Pages will pave the way for the Computer version of Memoir ’44.
The next tangible proof of progress will be the release of complete, from-the-ground-up rewrites of the scenario editors for both Memoir ’44 and BattleLore, later this summer.
So, while it may not be apparent yet, there is a method to our madness…