|2005. A 15mm French Revolution wargame using Morschauser Meets MacDuff just before it was renamed Hearts of Tin. (Note all the red hit markers).|
Unfortunately I have a 4 year gap in my archives stretching from 2005 to 2010, the period when MMM turned into HofT but essentially the original rules were fast, furious and BLOODY! In other words suitable for a not very serious multi-player game with a table full of figures. The early Hearts of Tin calmed things down a little but was still fast and simple. By the time I got to the 2010 edition that I have, much if the zip had been taken out and the rules were getting farther by the day from their origins. The latest versions that I have are barely related to the original rules.
That leads me to a different question: Do I actually want to recreate the game as it was in early 2009 when I played through the Red Book or am I actually trying to do something completely different in which case I should go ahead, bite the bullet and retire the name.
That's too big a question for this weekend. There are only three of my collections open for an equivalent set of rules at the moment, the war of 1812 and the ACW and mid19thC Faraway. All of these use a battalion/regiment unit composed of multiple bases. Its a matter of deciding what sort of game I want for each of these and whether or not I want different rules for each.
Maybe another MacDuff game then........
|One of the earliest public outings for Morschauser Meets MacDuff. |
A 54mm War of 1812 game c 2004.