As Australia can no longer compete on the cricket pitch, it is good to see that Her Maj’s upside-down subjects are turning their minds to weightier and more stimulating matters; writing scenarios for Sharp Practice.
Ben Fiene of New South Wales sent us “A Scuffle in the Rain” which is quite different to some of the more flambouyant advantures that we have seen the rules used for. Here Ben has taken the historical route, and also introduced a figures to man ratio of around 1:12, with each Group representing a Company on the table.
Interestingly, when writing Sharp Practice this was our starting point. Before adding on all the chrome and derring-do, we sought to produce a set of rules that worked from the point of historical plausibility, so it is good to see that Ben is using them in this way. Hopefully his efforts will inspire others to do the same. One hundred figure battalions anyone?
To enjoy Ben’s scenario just click on: A Scuffle in the Rain
After last week when we had fun with jungle, I thought that for this week’s Charlie Don’t Surf playtest I’d try to knock up some clumps of dense bamboo. I’d been reading some US Army AARs and the thing that jumped out was the way that the terrain could be broken up by dense clumps