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by sjwalker51
Sun May 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: War of 1812 Canada v USA
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: War of 1812 Canada v USA

Does Mike Hobbs’ guide to 1812, sold in the TFL online shop, cover what you’re looking for?
by sjwalker51
Fri May 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

Quick newbie question while we’re at it; how do you apply the Prominent Leader characteristic? Does it only apply if any Leader in the force is wounded/killed, or just the most senior one? Does the Leader have to be attached to the Group/Formation with that characteristic when the wound/kill is suff...
by sjwalker51
Thu May 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

Based on reading so far (“Soldiers, Scouts & Spies” by Cliff Simons being the latest, and a good addition), I think there’s a good case for giving Maoris ‘first fire’ as there’s repeated accounts of them holding their fire for maximum effect at short range and it encourages the use of historical tac...
by sjwalker51
Wed May 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

Liking that - maybe limit the Crashing Volley to Close (Effective) Range only and cut the cost to 1 CC? On a related point but not specifically Maori-related regarding ‘First Fire’: while the common understanding is that it mainly relates to the care with which the first round is loaded, and the eff...
by sjwalker51
Wed May 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

I’m liking your thinking - though the -1 to hit at long range is quite a penalty, given that a each Group is going to be carrying a mix of shotguns and muskets (albeit often poor quality), it’s probably appropriate and neatly does away with the idea of making them Poor Shots. I’m avoiding ‘Aggressiv...
by sjwalker51
Wed May 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

Some good points there, Captain. What’s your reasoning on the preference for fowling pieces rather than Muskets, in game mechanism terms? I started off thinking the same (to represent poorer quality kit) but the latter are generally more effective at 12” or less, which is where I want the effect of ...
by sjwalker51
Tue May 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

Latest ‘lockdown’ thought on how to represent Maori warriors, in which each Group is assumed to all be using firearms (a mix of trade muskets and Tupara shotguns) and carrying traditional hand to hand weapons: do I give them Muskets or Fowling Pieces? Main difference is that the former hit on 4+ at ...
by sjwalker51
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Coat-Korow ... 503&sr=8-7

Here’s the first, “Redcoat and Korowai”
by sjwalker51
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 36356

Re: Maori Wars

Hi Andrew, I parked the NZ war research until I can afford to get the appropriate figures and scenery for table top games, focusing during lockdown on SP projects for which I already have the toys, such as the Cape Frontier Wars and the American Plains Wars. I’m confident that the Maori Wars will wo...
by sjwalker51
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Back to the Cape Frontier Wars - opinions please!
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Back to the Cape Frontier Wars - opinions please!

I’d agree on your last point, especially as the century progresses - but let’s not forget the ‘heroic’ nature of SP. A well informed friend of mine proposed adding a couple of new troop types for the period (including Irregular Massed Skirmishers for the Xhosa) with their own set of rules but I’m tr...