Category: 18th Century

Engle Matrix Games

Matrix Games will work with any style of Map

I’ve recently been introduced to Engle Matrix Games (well perhaps re-introduced as I had read about them briefly in an issue of the SOTCW Journal sometime ago) by Steve Thomas. This came about in a discussion around how to play a

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Duty And Daring

Proserpine & Commerce de Bordeaux face HMS Defence

It was a devastating battle, leaving several French and Spanish ships struggling to remain afloat. Proserpine (a 36-gun Frigate) was not involved in the battle, having been on picket duty nearby. Now having arrived at the scene of the battle to deal

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Un Trio de Batailles Navales (3)

Audacieux vs. HMS Vanguard Wargaming.info

With a second glorious victory for the Royal Navy, we prepared to set sail one more time – the mighty HMS Vanguard set forth again under my command opposed by the French Téméraire Class 74 Audacieux (actually the Sails of Glory model Généreux again)

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Un Trio de Batailles Navales (2)

Généreux vs. HMS Vanguard

After our brief but brutal Frigate Encounter we moved on to a pair of SOLs (Ships Of the Line), being a pair of 3rd Rates (74 Guns). Joel was once again the French (commanding Généreux) while I again represented His Majesty’s glorious

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Un Trio de Batailles Navales (1)

Frigate Encounter: HMS Concorde vs. Courageuse

As I mentioned in my Setting Sail with Sails of Glory post I’ve been keen to get my teeth into playing the rule set recently, I’ve always been keen on Age of Sail naval gaming, and while I enjoyed playing

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Our Ships Were French Oak And Hearts of Oak Our Men

HMS Vanguard takes on the Duguay-Trouin Wargaming.info

Contre-amiral Thierry Victore’s ad-hoc squadron has been in pursuit of an enemy Royal Navy ship heading towards the safety of its waters. Aboard the ship was a passenger carrying vital intelligence of great importance to The Directoire. Capitaine Géroux’s mission

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When The Fog Lifts

Dryade collides with HMS Sybille and is raked - Wargaming.info

Capitaine de frégate Josepe Aurèle Géroux had been pursuing the English frigate for several days now, but finally he had outthought his foe and was almost upon them. His command, the Dryade (a 36-gun Frigate of the Republic) was in

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Setting Sail With Sails Of Glory

Sails of Glory

Ahoy there shipmates, we’re setting sail with Sails of Glory! That’s right, hopefully there is finally a playable, fun, Age of Sail ruleset – and it features ready painted ships for those who just want to get into playing… After

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Gary Chalk Pirate Ship Update

Gary Chalk Pirate Brigantines

In an update to Kieran’s highly popular Avast! Ye Lubbers: A Pirate Ship in 28mm article about how to build a pirate ship similar to the famous Gary Chalk one featured in Wargames Foundry’s magazine, we have with some help located

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“Maurice” Reviewed

Maurice Rulebook Cover

For those interested but who may not have seen it – there is a fairly comprehensive Audio-Visual review of Maurice on YouTube by Shieldwall100. Watching it again, its enough to make me want to get back to my WSS project

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Warlord North American Buildings

Warlord Games' North American Settler's Cabins

To supplement my Perry Miniatures’ ACW Buildings I also have a couple of Warlord laser-cut MDF Settler’s Log Cabins – like the Perry buildings these are suitable for most North American eras from the French & Indian Wars & American Revolution

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Blenheim Redux! Another Take With Maurice…

Maurice Rulebook Cover

Back in December 2011 before Sam Mustafa’s full version of  “Maurice” was released Cam and I had been play testing it. As I previously posted we had done a re-fight of Blenheim, but weren’t completely happy with how we modelled the terrain and the armies – so with

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Blenheim 1704: A Maurice (Refight) Experience

Looking towards Blenheim from behind Eugène's position with Schwenenbach in the left foreground

Following on from our two previous outings with Maurice (see Maurice: First Game Impressions and Maurice: Second Game & More Thoughts), Cam and I decided to have a go at a historical refight – deciding on Blenheim, so last weekend

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Maurice – Second Game & More Thoughts

British Troops advance on the village of Blenheim 1704 - Mary Evans

So a week after our first game Cam and I set about a second – the plan this time to start to try and be a bit more savvy and also Cam decided on a gimmicky “All Infantry” army to see

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