I don't post on here much but I felt like the forums on here would be the best place to hopefully get an answer or insight to my problem. As the title says, what makes a great war story?
Being more specific, I'm at a place in my novel where a large war is brewing. Now, since this war can't be just skimmed over and likely to take at least a dozen chapters, how can one masterfully keep readers interested in a fantasy war?
Some articles I've read stated it is imperative to include both micro and macro views of the war--showing specific key battles where the protagonist can do his protagonistic stuff, while also incorporating war strategy.
Besides this little tidbit, I'm finding it hard to come up with a good outline of how things will progress. I know I haven't said much about my novel or where this war is coming from, but I was just hoping to inquire a more general form of advice.