From: Snowflake, Arizona
Ah, the Holy Grail of miniatures gaming! I've been hearing people express this desire for decades now. I'm surprised that no one has created some kind of universal campaign generator for miniature gamers.
There are games that could be adapted though.
John Tiller's HPS Campaign series for ACW and Napoleonic periods can actually meet your needs.
If you start a PBEM campaign game (not a scenario) the games have a little box called "Use Expected Values". If you select this, the campaign will run through a number of battles automatically, with your strategic input being requested after each battle. The sim then selects the next battle scenario (from a huge library) based on the player inputs. The next battle is auto resolved and the campaign continues.
HOWEVER... and I expect few players realize this... if you click "CANCEL" instead of "OK" when you get the battle description, it will drop you into that scenario to fight it out. So you can jump through several auto resolve battles and then pick one to actually fight.
BUT you say... I want to fight with miniatures.... gotcha covered... you look at the battle scenario and use that as the parameters for your miniature battle and then when you have a result from that battle, you can go back into the game and input a PBEM Termination Bid with five levels of battle results... major, minor, draw, minor major... the 2nd player agrees to the level of defeat or victory and the game ends with that result and a new battle scenario will be produced once again in response to the battle result and player strategic input.
I think this could work pretty well AND you can mod these games to insert your own orders of battle and create your own campaign scripts so you could probably create a series of small battles that could be fought out easily at miniature scale.
I don't see why this wouldn't work. The games come with PDF instructions for the campaign scripting. The maps can be edited as well.
Hope this piques your interest :)
Love & Peace,
Far Dareis Mai
My old Piczo site seems to be gone, so no more Navajo Nation pics :(