Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

A last request Gringo?

It’s been a busy time on Lard Island in the run up to Salute.  We’ll be running a number of participation games there during the day using Sharp Practice and our Terrible Sharp Sword supplement for the American Civil War.
Of course Salute also sees the release of Gringo 40s new range of US Mexican War figures and that weekend we’ll also have out supplement ready for that conflict entitled So Far from God.  I have already got armies for the period in 15mm but I have always thought that it would be really great for larger skirmish games and these look absolutely fantastic.  What impressed me about the pre-release figures that Ged sent me was the fact that they have pretty much the same footprint as 28mm figures, so space is not really an issue, but you do get a fantastic amount of detail on them and the ones I have painted up have been a real pleasure to do.  I think the following picture tells the story.
So Far from God contains background information for both the Mexicans and the Yanquis, so organising your force should be pretty simple.  I am starting out with a company of infantry per side with about forty or so men.  I intend to add to that as the range expands with some cavalry, a couple of artillery pieces per side and some “guest star” units, maybe a handful of San Patricios or Mexican Spy Company blokes.  That should add plenty of variety for scenarios.
Talking of scenarios the supplement contains half a dozen of them covering a broad range of situations, from street fighting in Monterrey in 1846 through to Churubusco the following year.  Whilst most are typical Sharp Practice skirmishes there are a couple where in introduce a man to figure ratio of about 1:10 which allows some larger games to be played.  The supplement also contains all the rule amendments needed to use Sharp Practice for this conflict as well as a playsheet which should be all that is needed to run a normal game.
So, that Gringo 40s for the figures, we can supply the rules and have also got a suitable flags available, as seen in the photo, so we’re all set for heading down Mexico way.


1 thought on “A last request Gringo?”

  1. Wow! – I’ve been watching the developemet of these figures through the MexAmWar Group – and thinking of ways to apply Lard to the war. This really ticks the boxes – now I just have to figure how to afford all the lovely lead.
    Great stuff!

Leave a Comment

More Lard

Project Afghan Village – Round Up

So, with the buildings largely complete, I now wanted a spurt to the finishing line to get this off my desk. I need to get cracking with the fields and irrigation ditches, but finishing this was my first priority. The final step would be to give the village a lived-in look so that it would

Dux Britanniarum Card Set Download

In order to play Dux Britanniarum you will need both the Game Deck and the Fate Deck. We know that some of you like to make your own cards for use with the game so we have produced an easy to make downloadable set with full instructions. All you need to do is cut the

The Road to Stalingrad, Part Five

Fear not loyal readers of Lard Island News, my recent silence has not meant that I have been caught by the NKVD and put up against a wall, but that I have been hugely busy with the Stalingrad project as I now have just one week left to get the game onto the table (more

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top