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by sjwalker51
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 40346

Re: Maori Wars

Bit of a long shot, but have any of our NZ War ‘regulars’ seen a book called “Tribal Guns and Tribal Gunners - the story of Maori Artillery in 19th Century New Zealand” (Bentley)? Doesn’t seem to be readily available in the UK but sounds fascinating.
by sjwalker51
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Attacking a Signal Tower - Scenario ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 2892

Re: Attacking a Signal Tower - Scenario ideas?

Wasn’t the semaphore scenario one of Big Rich’s first demo games of SP? First appearance of Lieutenant Fellatio Lawnmower at Colours, Newbury c.2008/09?
by sjwalker51
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Chain of Command, Abyssinia: Broken Links?
Replies: 13
Views: 3570

Re: Chain of Command, Abyssinia: Broken Links?

https://doc-10-ak-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/k53348df45vb534vi2jg91il9abrg1ai/ome52pmkcl55n6c7ijt78o34akvkfre5/1572984000000/02069388459523791145/04213181502206634852/0B5kunsSnxsRpN1gwSkh6VHNzSGc?e=download And here’s the link to a single pdf with all the lists, special rules and plays...
by sjwalker51
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Moving through wheat/cornfields
Replies: 21
Views: 5372

Re: Moving through wheat/cornfields

I’ll resist the temptation to ask about moving (and dying) in ditches then.
by sjwalker51
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 40346

Re: Maori Wars

I’m still working on having a Big Man called KiaOra
by sjwalker51
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Moving through wheat/cornfields
Replies: 21
Views: 5372

Moving through wheat/cornfields

Preparing for Gembloux, as the Germans...

Do 3’ high cornfields count as Open or Broken Ground for movement ?

I thought I saw a well-known rule author running ‘at the double’ through one recently (ruffling it as he went, I am sure, but I somehow doubt it’s the ‘naughtiest’ thing he’s ever done).
by sjwalker51
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 40346

Re: Maori Wars

The Balagan site is excellent for accounts of the earlier Wars , with detailed orbats for all the main actions but unfortunately he didn’t cover the 2nd and subsequent wars in the same way. Since our last discussions I’ve added a couple more books to the pile and Rolf’s recent articles in WI on the ...
by sjwalker51
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Ambuscade question
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

Re: Ambuscade question

I agree - the DP only indicates the approximate position of the unit deploying, so provided its actual deployment point (which can be anything from 6-18” or more closer to the enemy, depending on troop type) is within LOS of the target, I don’t see why not - that’s the whole idea of an ambush.
by sjwalker51
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Maori Wars
Replies: 121
Views: 40346

Re: Maori Wars

My first dilemma - do I post questions/suggestions here (where participants tend to be quality over quantity, and threads are more easily found) or on one of the various FB Groups - Sharp Practice, MWWBK (my other ‘go to’ colonial rules) or I’ve just discovered a new group there dedicated to the NZ ...
by sjwalker51
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!
Replies: 186
Views: 48005

Re: ANCIENT SHARP PRACTICE - INFAMY! INFAMY!

...and so is his wife!

Ah, no, that’s another film...