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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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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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Dominant Hill: The Black Brunswickers Baptism

The Brunswick Uhlans about to be overwhelmed by French Cavalry

Recently I finally got my Brunswick Corps close to completion (well barring the grass for the bases, and the 3 Brigade Commander figures) and Cam and I were overdue for another larger game akin to The Crossroads (that we had

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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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A Wonderful 28mm Château d’Hougoumont

I’ve recently been talking to Tony Won (a wargamer & historian in Belgium) about various things Dutch-Belgian and Hundred Days related – Tony is a bit of a Hundred Days expert with 30 years effort on the subject, but is

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The Siborne “Small” Model

The Siborne “Small” Model shows the area around the Brussels-Wavre crossroads including the farm of La Haye Sainte where, during the second phase of the battle of Waterloo at 1.30pm to 2.30pm (Sunday 18 June 1815), Picton’s Division engaged the

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Lasalle at NapCon 2011 Report

While I was unable to attend NapCon several other New Zealand Lasalle players did – and one of them (Lintman) has provided some great photos of the event on his blog – Two large multi-player games were staged, Day 1

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The 95th Rifles’ Song of Drums and Shakos

Riflemen c & d slip round the side of the farm house.

I’ve been giving some thought to skirmish gaming over the last year or so – it started with Fantasy, as I was looking for something to do with my collection of classic D&D (Dungeon’s & Dragons) RPG figures that I’ve

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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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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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Lasalle: The Trouble With Tribbles

Okay – it’s got nothing to do with Star Trek & Tribbles – but I thought it sounded a cool title for a blog post (and AAR)! Anyway back at the end of July (2011) Cam and I played another

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