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by sjwalker51
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: SP2 FPW rooster
Replies: 6
Views: 533

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: 533

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: 369

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: 2718

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).
by sjwalker51
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars: first steps
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Maori Wars: first steps

Peter, couple of other people have already mentioned that possibility, and certainly (from limited reading of I,I so far) the campaign game lends itself to all sorts of colonial theatres. On the other hand, I don’t want to stray too far from the core mechanics of SP as written, when such Ambush Poin...
by sjwalker51
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars: first steps
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Maori Wars: first steps

Motivated by some very helpful members of the 'Wargaming the New Zealand Wars' FB Group, I've at last made a tentative start on drafting some rule amendments for the New Zealand Wars of the 1840/1860's, and would welcome input on how to refine them. Having problems uploading the file to this forum s...
by sjwalker51
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Ebor Lard - Cancelled
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Ebor Lard - Cancelled

Not an easy decision to make, John, but the right one.

Better start planning a game for Ebor21 !

Simon
by sjwalker51
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1940 British Platoon and Boys Rifle + AA units
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: 1940 British Platoon and Boys Rifle + AA units

As TT says, before the game starts, you simply order 2 of the men already in your platoon to lug the thing around. What isn’t absolutely clear is whether those men MUST then form a separate 2-man team, or if it’s permissible to allocate it to one of your rifle teams, making it less vulnerable to cas...
by sjwalker51
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Does anyone play this in my area?
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Does anyone play this in my area?

Lardy Rich, please can we have a new “Lardfinder General” section on the forum for requests such as this? With so many new friends of Kenneth joining us, a dedicated section where people could post with location and preferred games in the header would be a great addition - Lard-Blendr, maybe (I had ...
by sjwalker51
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Infamy, Infamy!
Topic: Zero, Zero!
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Zero, Zero!

I blame poor parenting 😇