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by Captain Reid
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French Canadian Wars
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: French Canadian Wars

Just don't use the Poor Shots (or Tribes for that matter, some sort of Skirmish Troops is far more appropriate in my view). I agree, I see little evidence that poor powder had much impact on the shooting of French-allied natives - in fact their musketry was generally regarded as good. While the Shar...
by Captain Reid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Force Size
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Force Size

I like around 85 points but find between about 60 and 120 give a good game - the trick is really keeping the number of leaders manageable but also having enough to manage your force. I'd echo the above to start. 6 Groups of British Regulars with three or four Leaders (Captain or Lt, Lieutenant or En...
by Captain Reid
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: 1809, Peninsula and Waterloo Brunswickers
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: 1809, Peninsula and Waterloo Brunswickers

That's interesting - 3/1st Foot was in 5th Division, which had two of the BOJ rifle companies attached to it (one of them to the same brigade as the 3/1st). There's no confusion as to which type of company it was, is there? Do you have any documentary reference by any chance? It may well have been ...
by Captain Reid
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Sharp Practice - Encounter at Villar de Ciervo
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Sharp Practice - Encounter at Villar de Ciervo

Quality!

Nice to see more SP reports.
by Captain Reid
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: 1809, Peninsula and Waterloo Brunswickers
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: 1809, Peninsula and Waterloo Brunswickers

They should also have it for consistency with similar troops of other nations. Voltigeurs and the various British and Portuguese lights are Formation - Always, so there's no reason why troops of comparable quality from other nations should not have it also. As an aside, one musket-armed company of O...
by Captain Reid
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Ottoman army lists
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Ottoman army lists

I'm not aware of any. Johnson's The Crescent Among the Eagles would seem to me to be the best and almost only starting point for research. However https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tEgOAAAAQAAJ&printsec=titlepage&hl=es&source=gbs_summary_r&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false may prove of some use also.
by Captain Reid
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Deep Fried Lard 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2038

Re: Deep Fried Lard 2018

A really good day, thanks Derek and to everyone who put on games. Definitely lived up to expectations and I really enjoyed myself.
by Captain Reid
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Tomahawks
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Tomahawks

I would distribute it over any group eligible to take Shock from the forthcoming Fisticuffs
by Captain Reid
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Uncontrolled fire after melee question
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Uncontrolled fire after melee question

Yes, they just blaze away until brought back under control. It is one of the disadvantages of lower quality troops.
by Captain Reid
Wed May 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Uncontrolled fire after melee question
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Uncontrolled fire after melee question

Strictly speaking they remain uncontrolled and must therefore roll for control when activated or continue the fire/reload sequence. However I'd generally tend to the view that Fisticuffs is enough of an interruption to 'reset' uncontrolled status. It seems reasonable and most usually what seems reas...