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by MikeRC97
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Caissons and howitzers - anyone use them?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Caissons - anyone use them?

Typically, artillery fire in black powder SP2 will be canister at the distances we use in normal games - howitzers were often used a big shotguns, giving a much greater spread (which I'm told is why they were usually parked on the flanks of the gun line, to protect the battery from frontal assault)...
by MikeRC97
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Caissons and howitzers - anyone use them?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Caissons - anyone use them?

Thank you for the replies.

I like the idea of being able to use the caissons for an escort mission. More than likely I would have painted them anyway, I’m going to paint up howitzers even though there are no rules for them just because I have the models so why not!
by MikeRC97
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Caissons and howitzers - anyone use them?
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Caissons and howitzers - anyone use them?

I’ve started working on my SP2 artillery. My French and Russian Napoleonic forces are in 1/72 and the artillery sets come with limbers and caissons. I’m definitely going to paint up some limbers but not sure about the caissons. Does anyone use caissons in their SP2 games? I realize they’re not requi...
by MikeRC97
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: SP2 in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: SP2 in 1/72

This force will be led by one officer and one non-commissioned officer. I found it difficult to find much information about Russian NCOs; from the sources I reviewed the two main ranks were Mladshie Unter-ofitser (literally junior NCO) and Feldfebel (Sergeant-Major). The Russians apparently borrowed...
by MikeRC97
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: SP2 in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: SP2 in 1/72

One of the great things about polyethylene (soft) plastic soldiers is that it is easy to alter the pose of the figure by dipping it in very hot water, bending a part of the body, and then dipping the figure in ice cold water to lock the pose in place. In the picture below the middle figure is the un...
by MikeRC97
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: SP2 in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: SP2 in 1/72

One of the best things about painting Napoleonic Russians is that there is a 19th century document written by the Russian military historian Aleksandr Vasilevich Viskovatov called the “Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army” that describes the changes (by year) of the Ru...
by MikeRC97
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: SP2 in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: SP2 in 1/72

I’m back with a force of Russian Jägers. The force is made up of three groups of Line Grenadiers 1807 onwards and two groups of Line Jäger Skirmishers from the Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars pdf on the TFL website. All of the figures are from the Zvezda set Russian Heavy Infantry Grenadiers. ht...
by MikeRC97
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: SP2 in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: SP2 in 1/72

Thanks to all for the kind words.

@Archdukek: thanks for the input on the rank structure. Having the Sergeant-Major and Lieutenant as the same status leader (or higher) makes plenty of sense, the Sergeant-Majors were usually grizzled veterans.
by MikeRC97
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: SP2 in 1/72
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

SP2 in 1/72

Hello All, Here is the first of my Napoleonic forces for Sharp Practice in 1/72 scale, a French light force comprised of three groups of Voltigeurs and two groups of Voltigeur Skirmishers. I don't see many 1/72 scale figures on this message board. Many wargamers associate 1/72 figures with the soft ...