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by sjwalker51
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Artillery in fisticuffs
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Artillery in fisticuffs

I’d agree with John. The ‘No Bayonets’ characteristic really only applies to those Line or Skirmish units (which would usually have them and be trained in their use) that lack them. Other troop types otherwise equipped for hand to hand combat don’t suffer the penalty. In the case of artillery crew, ...
by sjwalker51
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Pushing the envelope question
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Pushing the envelope question

Sounds a great setting for an SP campaign - I’ve always been tempted by ‘sideshow’ settings and the Balkans has a lot of potential throughout the 19th century - war of Greek Independence is very tempting! But I’ve also got figures in the lead pile for the German invasion of England c. 1880 as well! ...
by sjwalker51
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Pushing the envelope question
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Pushing the envelope question

Hi T. I wrote the original article to accompany the suggested adaptations needed for the 1885 Riel Rebellion. The Sharpulator struggles a bit with the 1870-1900 period. Bearing in mind it’s not a precise points system, I’ve worked on the principle that you should cost out any ‘Skirmish Trained’ grou...
by sjwalker51
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Crossing the Atlantic with War of 1812
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Crossing the Atlantic with War of 1812

I’ve never had any problems ordering direct from Brigade, though it may be more challenging in these Covid, post-Brexit times.

Northstar have just launched a new 1812 range to support the M&T rules.

Definitely worth getting the 1812 SP supplement - great value from Mike.
by sjwalker51
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 124
Views: 51867

Re: Maori Wars

I’ve done some rough drafts of unit rosters and force lists but they need a lot more playtesting. It’s going to be my 2021 project as soon as I get the Maori back from my tame painter. If you’re on FB, join the “Wargaming the New Zealand Wars” group - lots of useful stuff from well-informed people t...
by sjwalker51
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Caissons and howitzers - anyone use them?
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Caissons - anyone use them?

Years ago (in the days of SP1) we played a scenario which involved a surprise attack by British Rifles on a French field artillery battery, all 6 guns plus limbers, horse teams and, yes, caissons - there was even a battery forge and other stuff as part of the ‘set dressing’ - definitely worth the ef...
by sjwalker51
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: SP2 FPW rooster
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: SP2 FPW rooster

Agree with you, Baron - for me, at least, there’s always been plenty of alternatives I’d rather game (in any scale) to the Crimea, Tennyson notwithstanding. No real idea why - no particular book or film that inspired me enough, maybe, but I’m usually one of the easiest to convince that something is ...
by sjwalker51
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: SP2 FPW rooster
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: SP2 FPW rooster

As John says, the big difference is the adoption of new infantry tactics following the universal adoption of breech loading rifles. Not so difficult to adapt the rules given the small scale actions that SP represents, but the scenario has to ensure the game doesn’t degenerate into a long range fire ...
by sjwalker51
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars: first steps
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Maori Wars: first steps

I've just updated the pdf over on the FB Group: still very rough but now includes first drafts of various Imperial and Colonial unit rosters. Time to get play-testing, even if I'm using various Xhosa and Indian Mutiny figures as proxies for now!
by sjwalker51
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Napoleonic French Dragoons
Replies: 12
Views: 3745

Re: Napoleonic French Dragoons

Can’t see dismounted dragoons getting the extra movement action in those boots. And I’d agree on a full turn to mount/dismount (allowing the figures to be placed within 4” of the horseholders).