What are Alternate or "Alt" scenarios?
"_Alt" scenarios are modified versions of other designers stock scenarios that utilize an alternate database (McNamara for Panzer Campaigns and McNamara-Koger-Williams for Modern Campaigns). These scenarios are tailored specifically with PBEM in mind and, where possible, are products that take into account the suggestions of the wargaming community. In no way is it meant to suggest that _Alt scenarios are superior to the stock scenarios, they simply offer an alternate experience and perspective, all _Alt scenario can be reported to the TOC ladder and earn the same ladder points as stock scenarios.
Here is an example of how the _Alt scenarios appear in the title scenario list:
I am in no way claiming _Alt scenarios as my own, rather it is a community project of which the original scenario designer(s) deserve the most credit: I am merely an editor. As the saying goes, it is far easier to add to a painting in order to make it look like a different image than it is to begin with a blank canvas and end up with a painting.
Optional rules to be used
I cannot stress enough that the unit ratings are so perticular that the following and exact
optional rules must be selected or you could get results that are not intended.
Here are the optional rules to be used for PzC
scenarios, the Alternate Assault Resolution rule is highlighted because it is the single most important required optional rule (it must be activated so that range 0 hard attack values work properly):
*The optional rule "Delayed Disruption Reporting" should be used if both players agree to use it. I personally prefer the rule, especially for campaign scenarios, but very short scenarios (single digit turn count) should probably not use it since time is so short.*
Here is the optional rules to be used for Modern
First World War Campaigns
Although there are no _Alt scenarios in F14, EP14 or S14 (because both the titles and their stock scenarios were designed by VM), if you are looking for guidance on the correct optional rules to use to achieve balanced play, the following default optional rules must be selected or you could get results that are not intended.