I'm not entirely sure what to call this project. Originally it was going to be called A Toy Soldier Campaign as it was in the style of my old games that mixed periods and types of toy soldiers without worrying about the feasibility of the thing (possibly this still happens). Then I was going to call it the Sham Campaign, mainly because I've pinched the map from the Sham Battle book.
Whatever it is, or isn't, here's a background to the action (which is actually already underway).
The King of Redina, suffering from acute paranoia, is increasingly suspecting that the folk of the Republic of Bluvia are plotting to overthrow him, and (horror!) allow Redina's people to choose their own leader. A build up of forces, and exchange of rhetoric have resulted in a general mobilization on both sides of the Boundary River, the border between the two countries.
Note: The river can only be crossed by a bridge. I have made Red City and Blueburg two distinct places that are set back from the river (they appear to be merged on the original).
The two sides have three Divisions each. Each division is comprised of three Brigades. One Division on each side defends the Capital Cities (at least initially). The others were mobilized to near the border. Blue sent a division to guard the left hand crossing and, somewhat inexplicably (the dice fell as they would), the right hand crossing - presumably thinking that Red would try to move an entire division across a bog road..? Red chose the left hand and centre crossings.
So this is the position shortly before the Red King's delusions force him to press the metaphorical button and start hostilities. Quite where this Campaign will go is in the hands of the Wargames Gods.
The Sham Battle book is featured on the Tiny Tin Men blog (HERE) and is really worth a look if you've never seen it.