The major ...impetus to develop Smooth&Rifled is in the possibility to discover and wargame a lot of obscure and neglected periods.
One of this is the Maori Wars. Honestly the last period I ever thought to wargame, but have a look at the new range from Empress. Simply superb!!!
Figs are sculpted by Paul Hicks.
If you want to know more and share ideas on this period, there is also a yahoo group.
You can join the group HERE
From Wargames Illustrated website you can aslo download this very interesting