The Maurice 18th century wargames rules include an abstracted campaign system called Succession Wars which allows a group of players to fight a series of battles using historical or fictional armies. Players form two opposing sides, known as camps, fight individual battles in an attempt to gain “epic points” and war continues until one general or camp reaches a pre-determined number of epic points and thus wins the game. Succession Wars requires no maps and battles can be fought on club Sundays or at another suitable local venue.
Maurice has no pretensions to be an accurate historical simulation but it is a lot of fun. Bryan and I are keen to give Succession Wars a try and are looking for other interested parties to join in. A minimum of 4 players are required and it just so happens that between us we have four 10mm eighteenth century armies , so you do not have to provide your own troops (though if you have suitable armies you can bring to the table, so much the better). You will, however, need a copy of the rules which can be obtained on the HONOR website sammustafa.com - the PDF costs about £11.50.
I think you are better of asking about this actually at the club.
In any case I am certainly interested but a bit worried that I might not have time to fight the battles - I have to finish off various rules. So pencil me in but is someone interested in a 'dual monarchy', i.e. anyone want to share control of an army with me?
Would it be OK to use my WSS figures for this? I guess the basing might be a problem?
No problem in using your Marlburian figures if we were fighting a "fantasy" campaign but basing might be a problem. We have our stuff on 2 x 3cm bases, 4 bases to a unit for both infantry and cavalry. Of course, if you had an opponent whose figures were based identically to yours there's no issue.
With regards to the time factor, the system is pretty flexible, players fight the battles when they can, you can drop out and re-join later, you could even delegate to an alternate commander if you wanted to for specific engagements.
All my 10mm Marlburian and others are on a 6cm base so I can just use 2 bases together for a base. This is good news as that basically means we have more or less unlimited armies for the army if you need them.
Post by gordonhazelton on Dec 13, 2017 19:16:02 GMT
We have played a few times using my 10mm - basing is ok as long as all the same. I'd be happy tp give it a go but am a little addicted to the TOSK and TYW variant at the moment to do it allot but pencil me in