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by Captain Reid
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Brits in Indian Army Units
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Brits in Indian Army Units

King's Commissioned Indian Officers (those who had attended Sandhurst or the IMA) held identical ranks to British commissioned officers and had equal authority over British troops. In the scheme of things, their numbers were relatively few but by 1944 there were some Lieutenant-Colonels and obviousl...
by Captain Reid
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Canoes in SP2?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Canoes in SP2?

At a more abstract level I let a force using canoes use any point on a deep enough waterway as a secondary deployment point (the usual 12" enemy proximity 'exclusion zone' applying)
by Captain Reid
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Added flags for larger battles?
Replies: 20
Views: 447

Re: Added flags for larger battles?

Unfortunately it wouldn't even out statistically. It'd be harder to get 5 command cards out of 5 with 26 chips in the bag (as a for instance, 15 leaders total, 5 command cards per side, tiffin) than 4 out of 4 with 24 chips in (ie 15 leaders, 4 command per side, tiffin). It's why I've toyed with the...
by Captain Reid
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Added flags for larger battles?
Replies: 20
Views: 447

Re: Added flags for larger battles?

I really like the four flags mechanic and while it is powerful, the fact that it is normally quite rare mitigates this. In fact the best game of SP2 I think I've played was one where my opponent got four flags out three times in four turns, which allowed him to use his late-arriving Status III comma...
by Captain Reid
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: SP2 F&I game -Raid
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: SP2 F&I game -Raid

That looks really super.
by Captain Reid
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Added flags for larger battles?
Replies: 20
Views: 447

Re: Added flags for larger battles?

It's not just random events, you also need to bear in mind that the chances of a free Leader activation on 4 cards is dramatically increased if you put an extra command card in the deck (and more so again if 2 more in for the same side). That free activation is very powerful and, especially if one s...
by Captain Reid
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Added flags for larger battles?
Replies: 20
Views: 447

Re: Added flags for larger battles?

I just stick to 4 command cards regardless of the number of Groups or number of Leaders. I find it works fine. In general my games have 4-8 Leaders per side and sometimes a dozen or more Groups per side (or at least on one side), points being 65-130. I have vaguely toyed with the idea of 'half flags...
by Captain Reid
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: SP1 to SP2
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: SP1 to SP2

They're quite different games really. If you look at forces taken from SP1 (say the British and French from Fondler's Rifles), the British comprise a Status III Leader, a Status I Leader and 30 riflemen and the French a Status II and 20 dragoons, plus a Status III, a Status II and 30 dragoons as rei...
by Captain Reid
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Re: Ottoman Army 1807+
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Re: Ottoman Army 1807+

Proposed Ottoman roster for the later Napoleonic Wars (suitable for the Russo-Turkish War and the later Serbian Revolt as well as wider fighting on the Danube in the wake of Napoleon's Russian debacle). For the earlier wars such as the Anglo-Turkish War and the civil war won by Muhammad Ali, the Eur...
by Captain Reid
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Ottoman army lists
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Ottoman army lists

Having gathered what few books seem available in English . . . I'd be tempted to start by grading the troops as: Janissaries - Conscripts, 8 men, 4 points. Muskets and Swords. Formation - Always, First Fire - yes, Controlled Fire - no, Step Out - 2, Drill - 3, Aggressive, Head-Takers Janissaries Ski...