Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

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Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by Captain Reid » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:11 pm

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to run a Napoleonic Peninsular War Sharp Practice event over two days at Bristol Independent Gaming.

Ten people turned up to play, four of whom were entirely new to Sharp Practice, all but one of the rest had only played at my previous French and Indian War event, Unbridled Savagery.

Half of the players brought their own figures (three of them had never played Napoleonics before and had bought and painted for this event . . . so no pressure then . . .).

We played four games over the two days, evolving a linked storyline and building to a conclusion that was reached entirely through the game mechanics but as one player said 'wouldn't be believed if you wrote it.'

I can honestly say this was one of the best gaming experiences of my life, and I didn't even play! The Sharp Practice rules brought out the very best in the players who were thoroughly enthused by the spirit of the game.

Report on all four games are here:

1/4 - Ill Met By Daylight
2/4 - Saving Don Diego
3/4 - The Man Who Stared at a Goat
4/4 - Where Grasshoppers Dare

If you're at all local to B.I.G. and fancy a game of Sharp Practice or Chain of Command, I'd wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch. CoC is taking off there too thanks to the efforts of one of the B.I.G. members.
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Faith! If they tried to outrun a Hielandmon, they stood but a bad chance, for Whash! went the broadsword.
- James Thompson, 78th Foot.

The Saindoux Campaign, 1757, my French and Indian War blog

Cerro Manteca, 1811, my Peninsular War blog.

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by mluther » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Great job on the games and making this a fun series. This is a fine way to intro players to the lard.
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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by Captain Reid » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:04 am

Thanks, Mark.

Game Two: Saving Don Diego
Faith! If they tried to outrun a Hielandmon, they stood but a bad chance, for Whash! went the broadsword.
- James Thompson, 78th Foot.

The Saindoux Campaign, 1757, my French and Indian War blog

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by Peter » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:11 pm

A great write-up as ever. I look forward to the following episodes.

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by Captain Reid » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:01 am

Thanks Peter (and everyone else who takes the time to read these):

Ganme three: The Man Who Stared at a Goat
Faith! If they tried to outrun a Hielandmon, they stood but a bad chance, for Whash! went the broadsword.
- James Thompson, 78th Foot.

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Cerro Manteca, 1811, my Peninsular War blog.

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by Captain Reid » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:25 pm

Faith! If they tried to outrun a Hielandmon, they stood but a bad chance, for Whash! went the broadsword.
- James Thompson, 78th Foot.

The Saindoux Campaign, 1757, my French and Indian War blog

Cerro Manteca, 1811, my Peninsular War blog.

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by genew49 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:54 pm

Oh, that Amarillo. As a US Lardy my first reaction to the post title was this Amarillo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtVeDaZxAXo

Thanks for posting; great read about a great game.

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by Munin » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Hahaha, with the cure for piles safely in British hands, all those French Cuirassiers and Dragoons will not be long in the saddle! Sounds like you all had a great time!

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Re: Is This the Way to Amarillo? - A SP2 Campaign Weekend

Post by SteveBurt » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:12 pm

Terrific series of reports, and I loved the Lovecraft reference in the last one.

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