Friday, 27 May 2011

Not Quite Mechanised

Chris Kemp's NQM website ( already features on the favourite sites list on this blog, but I hadn't looked at it for some time before this week.  It was a report on Phil Steele's splendid blog ( which prompted me to look again.  There had been a number of changes and updates since my previous visit - including more photos of Chris's toys! 
NQM was one of the major influences which led to the development of my own Megablitz game, and I have fond memories of playing and running NQM games in the 1990s.  Somewhere I have some photos of the Kursk (South) game which Chris ran in 1995(?) which, if I can find them I'll post sometime.
So now take a look at NQM yourself.


Don M said...

I'm enyjoying the system to this day and adding some ideas from Megablitz takes a few of the hicups out of it ;-)

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I have found some pics (prints!) of old NQM games and will scan them soon. Stand by!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I have heard soem very good things about NQM

I even downloaded and printed out the rules but was bereft of another like minded perdom to play it with

Tim Gow said...

Where are you based - perhaps there are 'like minded' players near you?

SoA Shows North said...

Thanks for the kind comments, Tim.

NQM was what 're-opened' 20th cent wargames for me. Previously the other games I had encountered were all virtually skirmish games with no real concept of the bigger picture.

NQM made all the big battle games in other periods look like skirmishes!


Tim Gow said...

SOA Shows North
When I encountered NQM (1990) it seemed to be the game I'd been trying to develop for the previous five years. CK sure has a lot to answer for.