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by shandy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sidneys challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 1781

Re: Sidneys challenge

This was a most excellent video, I really enjoyed it a lot, and WW2 is not even one of my main interests!

Will you also produce a video on how to translate what you have learned from the road trip to a scenario? I would be really interested in this process...
by shandy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: Casualties

Thanks for the hints, those are some great figures! Unfortunately, I need ACW ones in 15mm. The Peter Pig poses are a bit too much in the "dying in a very theatrical way" style for me. I just read The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses and it again reminded me that casualty rates tended to be...
by shandy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casualties
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: Casualties

Interesting question. So far, I haven't used casualty figures, as I don't really feel comfortable about modeling the dead. Sure, it's sanitized, but so are almost all tabletop armies I've seen - very few people paint faded, dirty and ragged uniforms. At least with SP, one would also have to take int...
by shandy
Sun May 26, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Peninsula war urban combat - house rules
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Peninsula war urban combat - house rules

Hi!

Thanks, I'm very interested , I'm thinking about devising a scenario about urban combat in Gettysburg on the first day if the battle, when the Union was retreating through the town.
The amount of buildings I'll need causes me some headache though... :)
by shandy
Sun May 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Form Up & Formation Change Question
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Form Up & Formation Change Question

John, thanks for your patience and the swift and detailed answer, I think I got it now!
by shandy
Sun May 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Form Up & Formation Change Question
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Form Up & Formation Change Question

Ok, I read the FAQ and I read the rules again and I think I understand it now - Formation Changes take one action for the units if using the Form Up order. Thanks four your help and sorry for the misunderstanding, but I'm a bit shocked - I've played over 30 games of SP2 and it seems I've always play...
by shandy
Sun May 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Form Up & Formation Change Question
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Form Up & Formation Change Question

John, maybe I fundamentally misunderstood the rules, but I was under the impression that "Form Up" is not a unit activation, but a Leader activation (p. 23 of the rulebook states that "the groups do not use any Actions to do this"). Page 34 of the rulebook states how formation changes can be done us...
by shandy
Sun May 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Form Up & Formation Change Question
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Form Up & Formation Change Question

Hi! Yesterday, I had the pleasure to introduce a new player to Sharp Practice. I'm happy to report that he liked it very much and already asked for another game. When playing, he had an interesting idea about turning a formation which never occurred to me before. Imagine a line of three groups (with...
by shandy
Wed May 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Merits of Militia. Overpowered?
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: Merits of Militia. Overpowered?

Funnily enough I've recently thought about Militia. I'm working on scenarios involving the Pennsylviania Militia during the Gettysburg Campaign. Sometimes, they broke as soon as the Confederate Cavalry came charging at them, sometimes they held for a bit (especially if behind field fortifications). ...
by shandy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Game Scale - What type of battle does Sharp Practice represent?
Replies: 4
Views: 891

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

Any examples of historical battles (or movie scenes) that could be refought with these rules? Do you normally play small parts of bigger battles or more cinematic scenarios? I play both, historical as well as fictional scenarios - some more cinematic than others... One example for a historical acti...