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by sjwalker51
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 44731

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: 1497

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...
by sjwalker51
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Back to the Cape Frontier Wars - opinions please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

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

You make some good points there - my reluctance to make them Skirmish Troops of any kind was two-fold; no evidence of them using separate groups of musket-armed men apart from those armed only with traditional weapons, and rarely more than 50% with firearms in any case. As you say, a lot depends on ...
by sjwalker51
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Back to the Cape Frontier Wars - opinions please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

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

That’s part of the fun: as you rightly say, the British strategy and tactics during the first invasion of Zululand were influenced by their assumption that the Zulus would fight the same way as the Xhosa had - and they found out that they didn’t! So we need to represent the two differently to do the...
by sjwalker51
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sharp Practice good for skirmish?
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: Sharp Practice good for skirmish?

Definitely a skirmish game, typically 40-120 figures per side. Works very well for FIW and AWI. I’ve played and enjoyed M&T (v1) but prefer SP.
by sjwalker51
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Back to the Cape Frontier Wars - opinions please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Back to the Cape Frontier Wars - opinions please!

Returning to a long-neglected project, I’d appreciate advice/opinions on how best to represent the Xhosa Warriors of the Cape Frontier Wars in SP terms. Reading round the subject (Mike Snook’s books published by Perry’s being the ‘go to’ reference), their warfare was characterised by lots of poor qu...
by sjwalker51
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Minis
Replies: 21
Views: 3971

Re: Japanese Minis

The ground scale works well with 15mm figures and a lot depends what size your existing scenery is - it’s why I went with 15mm for my 1940 East Africa project, as a lot of my Sudan stuff was reusable. On the other hand, you don’t need that much armour for the typical game of CoC, so go with whicheve...
by sjwalker51
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Japanese Minis
Replies: 21
Views: 3971

Re: Japanese Minis

Peter Pig makes 15mm Japanese, US Marines and British 14th Army for Burma
by sjwalker51
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Stuka Shock
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: Stuka Shock

The Shock does have a much greater effect on small teams, like the BEF, rather than larger ones (eg, French, Belgian or Poles), which does seem irrational.
by sjwalker51
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Leader and Uncontrolled firing
Replies: 18
Views: 3026

Re: Leader and Uncontrolled firing

Yes and Yes