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by Captain Reid
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French Foreign Legion army lists
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: French Foreign Legion army lists

The cut-off date for SP2 is probably somewhere 1865-1870-ish. The widespread replacement of muzzle-loader by breech-loader changes a lot in the tactical sense. I think while the rules can be made to perform in this later era, they'd ideally need a perhaps fairly hefty re-tweak of Skirmish Troops and...
by Captain Reid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Casualties and empty sabot slots
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

Re: Casualties and empty sabot slots

It might work, but I find it a bit artificial and finicky. How big is an area? How close do you have to be? In reality many of these casualties would be making their way to the rear (or even just helping others to get to get back). Peter I agree. But that applies to taking Shock too (which is large...
by Captain Reid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Casualties and empty sabot slots
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

Re: Casualties and empty sabot slots

Rather than apply Shock, it might be better to inflict a Bad Things Happen roll for each unit encountering an area where your side has taken casualties. Perhaps roll one dice with the following modifiers: per friendly casualty within 3": -1 Elite: +4 Regulars/Light Infantry: +3 Conscripts: +1 Militi...
by Captain Reid
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Portuguese Ordenanças
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Portuguese Ordenanças

Seems logical. Personally I wouldn't give the Milicia Poor Shots but only on the grounds that I wouldn't give it to the Fuzilerios either - I tend to prefer First Fire - no to represent poorer shooters, and especially as Poor Shots doesn't 'scale' well. Equally, I'd probably drop First Fire - yes fr...
by Captain Reid
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Move, shoot, move
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Move, shoot, move

Bear in mind though that a Group of Skirmish Troops electing to move up, fire and move back will end up facing away from the enemy, which isn't necessarily desirable . . . I find it's usually better to fire and then use one movement to fall back and the free move to face towards the enemy again.
by Captain Reid
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good book
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Looking for a good book

Golla's book is pretty comprehensive and cheap on kindle. I doubt you'll find anything better.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IRHB1HO/ ... TF8&btkr=1
by Captain Reid
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: 100 Days Dutch?
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: 100 Days Dutch?

So you did. I don't know how I missed it!
by Captain Reid
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: 100 Days Dutch?
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: 100 Days Dutch?

I think if anything they'd have become more French in their tactics between '09 and '15. They seem to have stood up pretty well overall at Quatre Bras and Waterloo, all things considered. There probably needs to be a militia option too. At Quatre Bras: Bataljon Jagers No. 27 Bataljon Infanterie van ...
by Captain Reid
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Ottoman army lists
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Ottoman army lists

The Nizam-i Cedit I'd probably do as: Conscripts. 8 men. Muskets. 4 points. Formation - always, First Fire - yes, Controlled Fire - first only. Crashing Volley - no. Step Out - 3, Drill - 3 with their skirmish troops as: Skirmishers. 6 men. Muskets. 6 points. Formation - no shock. First Fire - yes. ...
by Captain Reid
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Ottoman army lists
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Ottoman army lists

From my limited knowledge, the Persians were a bit different to the Turks. Same kind of mix of 'modern' troops and basically medieval levies but with, I think, less of the political baggage that hampered the Ottomans (with the Janissaries being almost a law unto themselves and fiercely against progr...