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Maurice – First Game Impressions

WF WSS Cavalry as French Grenadier a Cheval de la Maison du Roi, Line Trooper and a Dragoon, by Steve Cady (of Castles of Tin)

A few weeks ago Sam Mustafa announced his latest rule set he would be publishing, “Maurice”, which would cover the rump of the 18th Century and include Campaign and Imagi-Nations aspects… This was especially interesting to me as I have

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Maurice Lite Is Here…

Maurice - Cover

Sam Mustafa has just announced today that Maurice Lite is available to download at his Honour Games Website. Maurice Lite is basically a stripped down version of Maurice, sans the advanced rules and the more detailed parts of the standard

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WSS Here I Come – Well Almost!

Wargames Factory War of the Spanish Succession Cavalry box

As mentioned previously the announcement of the release of Maurice by Sam Mustafa (due about March 2012) has got me inspired to finally get started on my WSS Armies, of which I have purchased several packs of Wargames Factory plastics

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Maurice: 18th Century Rules from Sam Mustafa

Maurice - Cover

Sam Mustafa has made an initial announcement of his much awaited new rules scheduled for release early in 2012. These are focussed on the linear warfare of the 18th Century (specifically 1690 to 1790)  and named after the famous French

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Some Lovely Langton 1/1200 Ships

Scipion (74) and Hortense (40) at Dux Homunculorum

Stumbled across these excellent efforts by Alanus, Dux Homunculorum on his blog. Check out HMS Orion (74), HMS Phoebe (36), and the French vessels Scipion (74) & Hortense (40). Wonderful stuff and another gamer going through the Langton SCAFP or

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Trafalgar vs. Signal Close Action Fast Play

1/1200th Langton Miniatures Spanish - Principe de Asturias (112), Pelayo (74), Medea (40).

The last year or so I’ve been trying to get back into some Napoleonic Naval Gaming – initially I started out using 1/1200th Langton Miniatures (and Rod Langton’s original edition of “Hoist The Signal For Close Action“) back in the

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Sixteen Miniatures on a Lead Man’s Chest…

Sixteen Miniatures on a Lead Man's Chest.

Check out this fantastic looking Pirate Convention Game Sixteen Miniatures on a Lead Man’s Chest… which features some lovely terrain, ships, and figures at Fist Full of Seamen. This game was run at the Recruits Convention in Lee’s Summit, Missouri,

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Arrr! A Buxom Beauty: A Pirate Ship in 28mm [Part 2]

pirate_ship022

Avast! Get ye grog and hornpipe smartly, lubbers, for a beauty she will be and we must Jolly the Roger! Aye! Kieran Mahony continues his account of building a Pirate Ship to the plans by Gary Chalk (of Wargames Illustrated

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Avast! Ye Lubbers: A Pirate Ship in 28mm [Part 1]

Hull sides & Bowspit added

Avast! Ye Lubbers and Bilge Rats! Be here the means and way to use the contents of ye bung hole to build ye very owne brigantine pirate ship! Arrr! A while ago one of my main gaming opponents, and Auckland

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