I do alot of solo miniature gaming, and would like to use ATG as the campaign portion of my wars.
... or go back into the game and change the combat results to what happened on the table.
This also could be accomplished by editing saved games. Is there a way to edit saved games?
It needs an option, doesn't it:
Option #1: I am a nice honest solo wargamer who needs the relevant file left open.
Option #2: I am playing PBEM against a scoundrel who is liable to cheat ["Clang!"]
For all I know the option may already exist. Don't underestimate ATG's editor!
It also could be useful to someone who wanted to do campaigns that use another pc game as the tactical game, or who fight ATG on 2 levels, the strategic, and then a smaller scale tactical battle map.
I heard of a bunch of guys who refought parts of Barbarrossa using TOAW as the operational game and Combat Mission as the tactical. That must have been *fun* but they had a spare human to do the donkey work of data exchange between the operational and tactical layers. It seems that you either lose true solitude (human umpire) or you lose true fog of war (transfer the data yourself).
Close Combat, of course, has both a strat layer and MMCC III, and there was Combat Mission Campaigns, but neither of these are fully satisfactory. Transferring data between unrelated games is probably well nigh impossible.
... and yet this is IMHO the next frontier of grognard gaming. Look at the enthusiasm Combat Mission Campaigns was greeted with.
We can dream.