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.


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.


Richard P