Monday, 27 May 2013

So is it time for Maurice then?

I've been deliberating over trying 'Men Under Fire' without 54mm figures. Ahhh, decisions, decisions.

SOoo...the other set of rules recently acquired is 'Maurice' (that's 'Mor-ees' as opposed to 'Morris', which is how we normally pronounce it in this neck de la woods). Was very interested in this for a number of reasons:

(1) It covers late C17th (well it's the Boyne - what's not to love?). Well, at least there's a paragraph covering pike/shot formations. It also goes as far as the AWI...yay!
(2) It uses card mechanics. Granted, such systems are always interesting (and mostly crap) but these cards just might work.
(3) The rulebook is gorgeous (ok, I'm a sucker for that).
(4) There are very nice looking campaign rules which just might enable me to do the Irish campaign I've been wanting to do for so long.
(5) I don't have to paint anything and can play with available figures. (actually this is key!!! though I may have to blow dust from them...)

So...Men Under Fire is shelved in the interim... follow.


  1. Dust them off and let us know what you think. I'm planning to rebase my AWI figures; have been thinking of 2/3 scale Volley and Bayonet, but haven't decided on that for sure.

  2. Thanks for the comment Mike. I'm really enjoying reading the 'Maurice' rules. Some nice card mechanics. Those figures in the pic are 1680s-90s Nine Years War (mainly Dixon and Foundry). They were painted for a Boyne game years ago - but I will give them a dusting off for Maurice.

    I love 2/3 scale V&B - used them almost exclusively for a while. Ideal for a 6x4 table. Love the look of some of your ACW V&B games by the way - the chap in the Hardee hat looked as if he had won that day.

    My AWI collection steadily getting painted up as I type:)

  3. That's my son, Brady, in the hat. Half way through the second day of Gettysburg we took the Union I and III Corps and rolled up the Rebel right and won the battle.