Maurice is coming!

Maurice is a delightful combination of tabletop miniatures rules for historical and fictional battles, a limitless campaign system that requires virtually no math or paperwork, and a role-playing game in which the “characters” are officers, units, and armies, whose personalities you create, and whose fates you manage from battle to battle across wars and decades.

This 18th century ruleset by Sam Mustafa looks intriguing, and not just because of the unusual name.  The card-driven game mechanism looks fun and challenging at the same time. The possibilities for ‘imagi-nations’ look particularly interesting.

And, finally, an eighteenth-century publication that highlights (in its title and in its evident format) the flamboyantly rococo French of the period, rather than Frederick and his Prussians!

You can download the flyer (which includes information about the game-play system, as well as some sample card graphics) here:

http://www.sammustafa.com/honour/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/10/Maurice-Flyer.pdf

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3 responses to “Maurice is coming!

  1. “And, finally, an eighteenth-century publication that highlights (in its title and in its evident format) the flamboyantly rococo French of the period, rather than Frederick and his Prussians!”

    A bit tongue in cheek perhaps (?) and a little harsh on the Great Frederick who, if my failing memory serves me, was always a rococo fan … even when it had gone out of fashion. A complex character who from some angles is not very likeable at all and from others praiseworthy.

    New rules seem to be flying around everywhere. Those that dream of a single set of rules to rule them all in a period must despair!

    There must be smoke pouring out of the Dressing The Lines HQ. A very productive period.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

  2. Absolutely tongue in cheek, Peter!!! I agree Frederick is quite a compelling character, too. it is just that most 18th century generalist publications hone in on it being his period, and seldom look so much at the French … well, from where I’m sitting, anyway. So I just thought it was refreshing, that’s all.

    Yes, the blog has had a burst lately. Tends to happen if several things attract my attention and I have time to write them up. You’ll note, though, that articles on newly painted figures are no more frequent than before, for very good reason!!!

  3. Yes – Maurice is indeed great news Roly – I am so looking forward to getting into WSS!

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