Wednesday 2 December 2009

Modified Morschauser ‘Modern’ Period Wargames Rules

On Monday I received a very interesting email from Rob Dean, who has used the original version of Joseph Morschauser's 'Modern' Period Wargame Rules with his sons.

Attached to the email were two scanned in images of the original rules with the additional hand-written amendments that Rob had made. These included rules about:
  • Saving throws for Units that are behind cover
  • The use of antiaircraft missiles
  • The use of helicopters
  • Attacks on ground targets by aircraft
These additional rules were of great interest to me, and I will be looking long and hard at them to see if I should include any of them in the next draft of my version of Morschauser's rules.


  1. While I did use them with my sons, I also ran them as children's games at the HMGS-East conventions at least a couple of times. It's been long enough ago that I don't really remember all the reasons that I had for launching that project. (-:

  2. Rob,

    Again, a very interesting comment.

    It is my experience that children will find the holes in any game mechanisms quicker – and more incisively – than most adults; if Morschauser's rules worked with children then they must be good!

    All the best,


  3. Bob,

    Not directly to do with Morschauser rules, but "JeffsaysHi" has posted a set of rules for horse and musket period on a gridded board on TMP here:
    Thought you'd be interested!


  4. Mike Snorbens,

    Thanks for the link; I must have missed this in amongst all the other stuff on TMP.

    All the best,



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