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Sharp Practice

Fort Fleur, Guadeloupe, 1794

The Napoleonic Wars, Sharp Practice, 28mm This game came about because I unearthed a small force of French Revolutionary figures I hadn’t used for years. Simultaneously The Two Fat Lardies published an e-book set of campaign rules for Sharp Practice. The result was the battle for Fort Fleur d’Epee, the first game of a mini-campaign

The Singhpur Affair, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm This week the Edinburgh club put on a participation game at Targe, a small wargame show held up in Kirriemuir, in north-east Scotland. Its about 90 minutes drive from Edinburgh, so at the unsociable hour of 7.15am Jack and Derek collected me and my figures, and whisked us northwards.

The Bridge at Fattibum, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm This was little more than an excuse to get all my Indian Mutiny toys out on the table. I was actually going to lay on the figures for two games, fought out on two single 6×4 foot tables, separated by an impassable river. With a certain degree of inevitability

The Revolting Khazi, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm For me the main event at Deep Fried Lard was to take part in the Indian Mutiny game. Richard Clark of Too Fat Lardies was running it as a Sharp Practice battle, and while I supplied the terrain and the figures, Rich concocted the scenario. While I’ve got a few

The Purwa Raid, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm This small game was all about getting players used to the new Sharp Practice rules. It was also a chance to “blood” my new buildings, built for me by the talented Nick Buxey. All that, and having a rollicking good game. It was a simple rescue mission. The wife

Escape from Cawnpore, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm After a week filled with events – my Jutland book launch, the centennial commemorations, talks, drinks receptions, warship visits and services, this was a week of down time in Orkney. to celebrate, I had the guys round for a spot of wargaming, on the kitchen table in my holiday

Barapur, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm The recent release of the new version of Sharp Practice has caused quite a stir in the Edinburgh Club. The days of playstesting and ambiguity are now over, and we now have a shiny set of rules in our hands, ready to test out. So, that’s exactly what we

Skirmish at Fattiwallah, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Sharp Practice, 28mm For the past few years, my pal Dougie and I had figures on loan to each other. I had his WW2 Italian fleet, while he had my Indian mutiny figures. I got my “pandies” back during the Christmas holidays, and returned his ships. This proved an expensive move, as