ABOUT MORTEM ET GLORIAM
Mortem et Gloriam (MeG) is a successful set of battle rules for the Ancients period, spanning 2500BCE through to firearms becoming widespread around 1500CE.
MeG was self-published in 2016 by author Simon Hall and has gained much praise for its originality, fun and historical feel. After only three years it has risen to become a mainstay of the hobby with well over 1000 players and coming second in a 2019 Facebook poll of favourite Ancients rulesets.
In 2020 the new MeG Compendium will be published by The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd, along with accessories and a range of new Ultracast 15mm plastic Ancients miniatures. The Compendium allows you to play MeG with three different army sizes and timeframes, but importantly all three feel the same as they all have the same number of ‘units’ – all have 10–20 per army. It is the number of bases per unit that changes, while the rules remain the same.
Maximus (“largest”) is our big battle game. Armies are 70–100 bases. It is played on a 6’ x 4′ battle mat with 15mm miniatures in three hours.
Magna (“large”) has been designed to allow 28mm games on a standard 6’ x 4′ battle mat. Armies have 40–60 bases. It is played in about two hours.
Pacto (“compact”) is our miniaturised game, but in no way feels small as it keeps the main features of Maximus. Armies are just 20–30 bases, making it good for travel and easy to build. The 15mm game is played on a 3’ x 2′ mat (4’ x 3′ for 28mm) and it completes in under 90 minutes.
For more information on MeG and Simon Hall's other wargames, please visit The Wargames Zone.
Ultracast is the latest in plastic production technology! It is somewhat different to the injection-moulded kits we are already famous for:
It’s got a bit of flex in it – this is so important for guns barrels and spear shafts. This overcomes one of our primary concerns with injection-moulded miniatures, and we’re really pleased with the result. We’re a clumsy bunch here at PSC and can confirm that to snap this plastic you’d need to do something far more drastic than dropping a model on the floor or knocking it with your hand!
It can be glued with ‘superglue’ rather than polystyrene cement.
Detail is sharp – when painting our new plastic, we’ve applied washes just as we would to metal miniatures. And speaking of paint…
It takes paint really well – the plastic takes acrylic and enamel paint very well with no preparation needed.
No need to undercoat –we’ve achieved great results painting directly onto the plastic.
Our sculptors can use undercuts exactly as they would with a metal model. No more awkward fills.
And we will continue to stock and expand our hugely popular 15mm and 1/72 World War Two ranges!