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Offline VonAkers

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Peninsular War Sharpe Practise 2...Deluxe
« on: January 19, 2021, 11:09:37 PM »
Hi Guys

Hello from down under .
We have the Australia Day Long Weekend coming up , unfortunately even though we have virtually no CV19 here  our yearly Pilgrimage to Canberra for a big convention is cancelled.. bugger . :-[ :-[
So I am doing a large Napoleonic Skirmish game for the boys set  in the Peninsular using SP2 rules. at my place , on Saturday .
It will be a 6/8 player game , with the French "Pacifying " a Spanish Village , and the Spanish / British defenders trying to hold them off .

This game will aim to be Fun , to Maximise the "diorama look ", and finally perhaps open up a couple of aspects of SP2 that are not always  evident  .

Firstly the French will be using a lot of troops , broken up into 2 very large attack columns, with the traditional voltigeur screen , we have done this before once , and found that there is a lot of game management of the columns  to keep the players busy,and it looks awesome :o :o. which contributes to the 'diorama look ".

Secondly we found  that the rules actually handle the cavalry actions quite well.
However very few games have more than 2 or 3 units of cavalry  running around , we shall try for 20 squadrons,, lol lol lol , on one flank  again hopefully  adding to the  Diorama look.
We shall send some pics over of the table set up for you to peruse , and after that some battle pics .
I would be interested in your thoughts .
Stay safe.
Regards Von Akers     


Offline Rick W.

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Re: Peninsular War Sharpe Practise 2...Deluxe
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 07:51:28 AM »
I look forward to seeing you implement your ideas. I think that with the right players such a Grand Sharp Practice spectacle would be a major success.
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Offline levied troop

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Re: Peninsular War Sharpe Practise 2...Deluxe
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 08:04:53 AM »
Will be very interested, Bigger SP has worked for me at an infantry level, a large cavalry action will be fascinating.
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Offline schoey

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Re: Peninsular War Sharpe Practise 2...Deluxe
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 08:46:26 AM »
Sounds to be very interesting, look forward to seeing how you progress, like the scenario.

Paul

 

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