Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Maurice rules and cards

I was down in London yesterday at a conference and got away in time to pop into Orc's Nest in Covent Garden.  I ended up buying Maurice and the accompanying card deck:


I wasn't going to buy it until I'd tried out the free 'Maurice Lite' version I'd downloaded but in the end I weakened because (a) Wargames Emporium has sold out and is unlikely to get another copy, (b) the 'lite' version doesn't cover irregular troops so I couldn't use my Ottoman Turks, and (c) I'd had two glasses of red wine at lunch.

I'll report back later with a review of the rules.

4 comments:

Kaptain Kobold said...

We enjoyed 'Maurice' from the start, but it took us several sessions to 'get' how the flow of the game and hand management worked. It's good fun; not too complicated and gives an enjoyable game.

I quite fancy an Ottoman army for it; a project for another day (early 18th Century Poles wouldn't be a lot different in terms of troop make-up either).

Counterpane said...

Cheers, Alan.

I have some Baccus Poles to paint up.

Hopefully this will be the set of 18th century rules I've been searching for.

Simon Miller said...

They are very interesting rules; I must give them another go. Longstreet are very good, too.

cardophillipo said...

I like your 'c' excuse I must remember that one. Look forward to your opinion on the rules.

Cheers

Richard P