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by Counterpane
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Multi-sided SP?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Multi-sided SP?

Thanks John. My plan is to have multiple (perhaps three) players for each "faction" (I'm not keen on that term but in this case it's convenient). If playing Sharp Practice, I'd probably use the same chit numbers for multiple Leaders. So the French might have three players each of whom has Leaders ac...
by Counterpane
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Multi-sided SP?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Multi-sided SP?

Thanks Contrarius. That sounds like wise advice. I’d need to come up with an alternative way of determining the end of a Chapter of course. Maybe have distinctively coloured Tiffin chits and only have the Chapter end if a particular one of them came out first. Alternatively, I could have Chapters en...
by Counterpane
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Multi-sided SP?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Multi-sided SP?

I'm planning a large, multi-player gaming weekend set in the fictional Woebetides Islands in the early 18th century. There will be four "factions" in the game; the English, the French, the native Woebetideus, and the Arab traders/pirates. Because of this four-sided situation I'm considering Studio T...
by Counterpane
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Ebor Lard II - The Yorkshire Lardy Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Ebor Lard II - The Yorkshire Lardy Day

Great! Where can we read about what’s on offer?
by Counterpane
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Ebor Lard II - The Yorkshire Lardy Day
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Ebor Lard II - The Yorkshire Lardy Day

John,

Having enjoyed putting on a game at Posh Lard, I'm keen to come to Ebor Lard next. I'd like to offer a game of Sharp Practice set during the Maximilian Adventure.

Richard Crawley
by Counterpane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?

Right, having now listened to The Miller’s Tale episode 6, I hear that you’re looking for D-Day related games. Obviously neither of mine are that.

Will you accept off-theme games? If so I think Maximilian Adventure would be best - no point bringing yet another WW2 game that doesn’t fit.

Richard
by Counterpane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?
Replies: 6
Views: 828

Re: Possible Posh Lard Jun 2 2019 - interest?

I think I can do this Mike, subject to confirmation with the domestic authorities. My heart says to put on Ferrocarril de Veracruz , contra-guerrilla operations in 1860s Mexico for Sharp Practice but my head tells me I put a lot of work into the Menton 1940 terrain and should run Italian Invasion of...
by Counterpane
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Game Scale - What type of battle does Sharp Practice represent?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Game Scale - What type of battle does Sharp Practice represent?

I wargame the Maximilian Adventure using Sharp Practice.

A typical scenario might have a column of troops (perhaps five or six 8-man groups) representing a company or so. They might have been tasked with escorting a pay chest or perhaps sweeping an area where guerillas are known to be operating.
by Counterpane
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Tank platoon Force Morale
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Tank platoon Force Morale

I'm planning a 1940 game that features a French tank platoon of three FT-17s. Given that there isn't a Force morale track for French tanks in Blitzkrieg 1940 (unless I've missed it) should I use the track on page 13 as a default?

Richard
by Counterpane
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Shot, Steel & Stone
Replies: 1
Views: 975

Shot, Steel & Stone

Anybody tried this set of rules, included in Henry Hyde's The Wargaming Compendium?

I had a solo try of them yesterday and thought they'd make a perfectly decent alternative to Black Powder. There seems to be a shortage of online fan activity or author support though.

Richard