Last year, Queen Vicky's day saw a solo game of Pikeman's Lament. This year, we have a (slightly belated) game of Maurice against an actual opponent! Having a rare sunny, but not too windy, day here in the wilds of Atlantica, I lured the Juras up to Casa Monkey for a trial game, using my old 6mm stuff. I took the glorious French, he took perfidious Albion, and the fife and drum played while the dogs chased each other around the back yard.
|Photos generally taken from Albion's perspective - thanks, Jura!|
As this was a learning game (he'd played some of Sam M's games before, but not Maurice), I kept it simple. We skipped the set-up phase, I put his Brits in a defensive position with the French attacking, all units were Trained, and we limited ourselves to one National Advantage and one Notable apiece.
|British and Hanoverian lines|
|The glory of France arrayed|
|B&H horse. I think these were the impetuous ones.|
|Highlanders, garrisoning a random town.|
|I took my old stand-by Augustus von Thiesling|
|And for the French, a la Baiyonette!|
|That card. That damned card.|
|Now we have to do it the hard way. And under fire.|
|Cavalry move to threaten the flank|
|But are repulsed|
|Sauce for the goose|
|Trying to bring more fire to bear on the garrison. Didn't help|
|I believe the officer in command of this attack was a certain "LeRoi Jaunquins"|