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Offline Mac

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Sharp Practice in a confined space
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:53:32 AM »
My first few games of Sharp Practice left me impressed by the range of rules that covered so much of large skirmish warfare. However me and my gaming friends were also frustrated by the time it took to play a game. We are time poor wargamers.

After much hypothesising we decided to see what a game on a half sized table would feel like.

This 50 point encounter game is set in the Indian Mutiny (First War of Independence) and is on my new 3 x 4 foot table. The Mutineers/Freedom fighters are deploying from Raja's elephant and the top of the picture. The British column is deploying out the wagon on the bottom left.



The game as this table size was a success.



More on my blog: http://macslittlefriends.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/sharp-practice-in-confined-space.html

I will be trying our "Smooth and Rifled" tomorrow with that mercurial being you LAFFers know as "Happy Wanderer", and I think that will be an interesting contrast for the same scale of game
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 05:06:06 AM by Mac »

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 05:44:00 AM »
Very nice pics Mac.

The smaller table and lower figure count doesn’t seem to have reduced the impact of the figures and new terrrain mat to the eye...less is more!

Nice one😉

Happy W
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 05:46:40 AM by Happy Wanderer »

Offline jambo1

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 06:51:59 AM »
Lovely looking table and figures, smaller table works out well. :)

Offline Driscoles

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 07:30:28 AM »
Lovely table with some scenery gimmicks on it and well painted miniatures. Thats the way I like it. Thank you.
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Offline levied troop

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 08:00:56 AM »
 Very interesting (and beautifully executed).  Did you start with pre-placed deployment points?
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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 08:03:16 AM »
Lovely table with some scenery gimmicks on it and well painted miniatures. Thats the way I like it. Thank you.

Me too  :)

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 10:14:16 AM »
Looks mighty fine to me !! Beautiful figures and scenery 👍

Offline Jeff965

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 10:45:57 AM »
Lovely looking game :-*

Online italwars

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 12:07:42 PM »
very nice terrain...what did you as base...a matt? painted towels?

Offline Alcide Nikopol

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 03:17:09 PM »
A.Nik-

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 04:31:06 PM »
I too am a time poor gamer. Skirmish games on a smaller table is a good way to go, and
you have shown an excellent example. Well done sir.

Offline Malamute

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »
Great looking game with one of my favourite sets of rules. :)

loving all the small details and even more pleased to see some Boot Hill Miniatures Texians transferred to India. ;) :)
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Offline WillieB

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 10:08:15 PM »
One of the best game layouts I've seen. Great set of rules  and extremely nice figures being used for a superb set up.  What's not to like? Congrats!
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Offline Romark

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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 10:25:32 PM »
Nice collection and scenery,love it  :-*


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Re: Sharp Practice in a confined space
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 01:14:05 AM »
Jolly good stuff all round!  :-*
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