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MAURICE AAR: Billiardsburg in 28mm

 
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trailape



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:27 am    Post subject: MAURICE AAR: Billiardsburg in 28mm Reply with quote

Hi all
I've just posted a MAURICE AAR on my BLOG:
http://trailape.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/billiardsburg-maurice-aar.html
King Fredrick sat bolt upright in his bed.
“Mien Gott!!! Vat is zat infernal racket? Vill ve get no peace”?
“Majesty, it appears ze Saxons have deployed a new vepon. Zey intend to drive us all mad vit zee constant vailing of zee band on zee hill. Ve vill get no rest tonight”.

The Old Fritz looked towards the west at the high ground outside the town of Billiardsburg where his army was garrisoned for the night.

“Tomorrow I vill be shoving drums and horns vere der sun vont shine”!

Opposing Plans:
Michael plan seemed to to me to be one that consisted on simply sitting on the objective, (a Large hill where the offending Band merrily played something resembling the screams of a cat and dog both being castrated simultaneously by a near blind butcher with a blunt butter knife).
Just to deter me he massed his guns (all four of them) and a Regiment of Infantry on the hill. He split his cavalry across the left and right flanks. Three regiments were positing on his left flank, and one was placed on his right. The bulk of his infantry, including his sole ‘Elite’ Grenadiers were deployed in two lines to his right of the objective. On his left of the hill was another regiment of musketeers and the three Regiments of Horse.

I deployed as follows from my left to right:
The sole Irregular infantry, the Hessian Jagers were positioned with the large wood directly to their front. Next I massed five regiments of foot in two lines of three regiments up front and two in support. In the lead I had my three ‘Elite’ Regiments, (Grenadiers and Fusiliers) with two trained regiments (Musketeers) in support. Next in line and to the right of the town were another two regiments of Musketeers and then all my Horse Regiments, consisting of two Hussar Regiments and one Dragoon Regiment. Finally I deployed my two guns.
My plan was to advance with my six infantry regiments supported by the Jagers and attempt to blow a hole in the Saxon line by superior firepower. I was relying on a combination of superior ‘Espirit de Corps’ (my elites V his trained) and ‘Lethal Volleys’ to win the day for me.
Read more at my Blog if you're interested.


COMMENTS WELCOMED.
http://trailape.blogspot.com.au/
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Cawdorthane



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very pretty Lads, I must say that I do like the look of a 28mm bloke in a tricorn...... please don't tell my wife!

What was the take on Maurice? It is on my to be read pile and I am slowly putting together 28mm Prussians and Russians, and with my existing French Indian Wars stuff I can do a goodly sized English or French force
cheers
Mark
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I can only speak for myself, but I'm a huge fan of MAURICE.
It seems to be gathering a bit of a following.
I have several AARs on my blog:
http://trailape.blogspot.com.au/search/label/MAURICE
Have a look and my advice is play a game.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I found this EXCELLENT review of MAURICE on YOUTUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwbBxnHU5Hg
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys need to put on a participation game at the loa one month.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the only problems with Maurice is that it is not multiplayer friendly.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dapooley wrote:
You guys need to put on a participation game at the loa one month.


I'd be happy to run a game. I have two armies, (Prussian and Saxon / Russian) in 28mm. Also I should have my AWI armies sorted out soon.
I can also get two 18mm armies together.
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