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Offline Rogerc

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1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:04:21 PM »
We had a cracking game of Sharp Practice with Chris Charltons lovely Irish Rebellion collection. I say lovely, I actually got a proper kickign but still..........write up on the blog.

https://gapagnw.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-thorough-drubbing-sharp-practice-aar.html

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Offline Belgian

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 08:00:37 PM »
Looking great and really enjoyed the AAR.  ;)
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Offline Cat

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 09:52:29 PM »
Pikes vs. Muskets and hedges, what could go wrong?

Offline OB

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 11:14:50 PM »
I enjoyed that AAR.  You'll know what to do next time.

Offline Rogerc

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 09:23:50 AM »
You are all right of course, next time I will be Brtish!

Offline OB

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 09:41:30 AM »
 lol

Offline has.been

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 07:48:19 PM »
Nice. Shame the Irish lost. Thank you for posting.

Offline DoctorPete

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 08:10:21 PM »
Ouch!  That was a painful lesson: don't bring pikes to a gun fight.  ;)
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Offline Rogerc

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2020, 12:01:24 PM »
To be honest Wellington had the right idea, hide behind the hill then when the British crest it charge them with the pike. (I know he didnt have pike armed troops but you get the idea) used well they are useful and gave me some ideas on how to use Jacobites for my forthcomign 1745 project.

Offline OB

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2020, 12:27:32 PM »
Alexander Suvorov and Sir Charles ‘No Flint’ Grey too had great faith in cold steel and demonstrated its efficacy often enough.  I suppose the trick is to get into a position where you can close fast and hard.  I’m going to try it out with Rebels and Patriots.

Offline Rogerc

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2020, 09:46:44 PM »
Indeed but against a numerically superior force with the same level of trainign an fgreater firepower I think you could argue it was foolhardy.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2020, 02:16:51 AM »
Great battle report. I will have to do more research into this conflict.
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2020, 03:39:16 AM »
Looks good!

Worth mentioning that Eureka have cast up the start of their 28mm range of British for the French revolutionary wars. Command, centre companies, grenadiers and light bobs all in advancing, marching, loading and firing poses. Saw them in the flesh about a week back. Very impressive and a good match for their French.
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Offline Rogerc

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Re: 1798 Irish Rebellion Sharp Practice
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2020, 07:21:38 PM »
Interesting, their French are lush will keep an eye out for these.