In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I also ordered a hard copy of Sharp Practice. This brings my cunning plan for some Napoleonic gaming closer to realization:

I've started organizing the figures I've got. At the top are my Hotlead Bring and Buy purchase from two (?) years ago, which have sorted themselves into (top row) three groups of line infantry, each with an officer and 9 troops, plus a colour party to control the formation. They're a mixed bag of shakos, field caps, bare heads and some are in great coats. Second row is the grenadiers; one 12 figure and one 10 figure group, each with an officer plus a colour party to control that formation. A gun and two gun crews (Mike says he has extra guns). To the left of the grenadiers is a small group (8 figures plus Big Man) of fellows at the high port who are a mix of great coats and not, shako plumes and not. I may have to do some converting or just leave them looking raggedy (which fits my imagining of Russian skirmishers). Plastic Prussians lower right who have some paint on some of them and plastic Russians lower left.

A pretty good start. Mike has (I think) enough French figures painted already to fight this lot. Of course I'm already thinking I need some cavalry, some Prussian line and a Prussian gun or two. Plus the Perry's Prussian wagons are just too juicy! And then there's the Victrix Austrians...



  1. Especially with Napoleonics!

    And yeah, at least two years...

  2. You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Din. I have often felt the lure of Nappy wargaming but, like zombies and Zulus, have managed to steer clear of it.

    You'll like Sharpe Practice. I use it and Terrible Sharp Sword for ACW skirmish gaming and it has a good feel to it and lends itself to silly role playing of the kind that Dan H would love.

  3. Well these Napoleonic figures keep arriving in the Basement o'Rabbits, so I ought to do something with them.

    And after playing SP at Hotlead last spring I realized it was a fun, small(ish) scale game.

  4. Must buy a copy of sharpe's practice it sounds like a fun and exciting game system!