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by Contrarius
Mon May 20, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French list for 1815
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: French list for 1815

I'd suggest that a typical Sharp Practice Force would be drawn from a single company or battalion depending on the size of the game, so will probably all be classed the same way unless the scenario called for a mixture of units. I like to play 6 to 9 leaders a side. Simply don’t own that many figur...
by Contrarius
Mon May 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French list for 1815
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: French list for 1815

I'm more inclined to go with the 1813-14 stats myself though I wouldn't object if a player wanted to claim that his Sharp Practice force had more veterans in its ranks and preferred to use the 1809-12 list. As for Legere by now most were no different than the Line so I'd treat them as Conscript & V...
by Contrarius
Sun May 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Gilly in the Barossa
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Gilly in the Barossa

Skirmish screens over effective? In truth they do look rather dense...
by Contrarius
Sun May 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Gilly in the Barossa
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Gilly in the Barossa

I’m assuming 15/18mm troops on a 6’ x 4’ table. Lovely stuff! Are you planning more battles from the scenario book?
by Contrarius
Sun May 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Core List/Sharpulator Contradictions
Replies: 17
Views: 6023

Re: Core List/Sharpulator Contradictions

Vistula Legion list ... the points appear to be much higher than I can get them. Using the Sharpulator with the bands of +1 for each three, I can only get the 1808-1812 fusiliers and grenadiers to 7 and 10 points respectively rather than the 10 and 13 in the list -- a rather significant difference....
by Contrarius
Sun May 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French list for 1815
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: French list for 1815

Thanks again @Captain Reid! It was the Sharpulator that got me checking the lists and finding (mostly imagined) discrepancies. The costings of ordinary French line (SP2 rules, p106) got me slightly confused because I didn't notice that they are classed as Conscripts/Volunteers rather than Regulars. ...
by Contrarius
Sun May 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Form Up & Formation Change Question
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Form Up & Formation Change Question

Rules aside, your new convert probably had it right as far as historical practice is concerned, at least for large formations. Wheeling is a very tricky thing to do. On the small scale of SP - even allowing for a figure scale of say 3:1 giving a few dozen men – wheeling would probably be easier.
by Contrarius
Sun May 19, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: French list for 1815
Replies: 6
Views: 184

French list for 1815

Surprised not to be able to find this anywhere on the forum. Has anyone drafted a French list specifically for the Hundred Days campaign? Old Guard aside, presumably most troops would be fairly raw and inexperienced, much as in 1813/14, but surely a few of the better Legere regiments and Young Guard...
by Contrarius
Thu May 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Representing skirmishers in GdA
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Representing skirmishers in GdA

Thanks for that John, I feel somewhat reassured. However, did the French voltigeur companies not also get priority for recruits?
by Contrarius
Wed May 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Representing skirmishers in GdA
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Representing skirmishers in GdA

I'm having a few problems reconciling skirmishers on the tabletop. Now, I have French and British Napoleonic armies based around a standard battalion of 16 men. For the French infantry battalion of 6 companies this naturally generates a base of 3 men as skirmishers, representing the voltigeur compan...