For the past few months I've been trying to organize a map-based campaign. Nothing fancy, probably just Border Princes first, to try out the rules. Most people have been quite enthusiastic about this. However, getting as few as six players to gather once a week to play the map turns has proven to be next to impossible. Sure, it depends on the players themselves, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be much choices around here nowadays.
Anyway, this got me thinking of a different type of campaign. Preferably map based, with a few different factions, to which any player could join for even a single battle. This way missing a player for a week would not ruin one's game and give huge advantages for others. Most people in my area appear for our gaming nights quite irregularly, maybe once in a month or so. It would be great to include these people to a campaign in a way that the flow of the campaign and/or the interest of the players isn't damaged.
I'm quite sure someone has tried something like this before, as most campaigns seem to be lacking committed players. Any comments and ideas are welcome.