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  • #1346165

    laughingboy
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    So I just got done watching all 5 seasons and the 2 specials of Sharpe… I loved this series when I was a kid so going back to it was great.

    Now I don’t want to fun to stop so I want to take it to the tabletop… This is not an area where I have much knowledge I have seen Warlord do a Chosen Men box but I think the rules are more mass battle where I really want to do Skirmish level.

    Does anyone know a good rule set? models? (clearly, I need a Sharpe) but also French skirmish etc. I think the chosen men set is a no brainer.

    Any ideas or thoughts?

    Thanks

    #1346167

    kantor72
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    Have a look at the TooFatLardies ” Sharp Practice ” or the Osprey Publishing ” Chosen Men “.

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    #1346446

    innes
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    Osprey’s Chosen Men seems very Sharpe-flavoured. Lots of skills for your characters, rules for harper’s volleygun, rules for spies(Ducos, Munro). Lists for Peninsular campaign and Waterloo. Looks good, I still haven’t got around to playing it yet though. On my list of things to get done this year.

    Miniature wise, i went for perry miniatures for my 95th Rifles. For the french i got a victrix line infantry box and a few Warlord Games lancers. My mate picked up some Portugese line infantry and cacadores from Warlord. All nice minis, but the victrix ones have a lot of mould lines.

     

    #1346904

    elessar2590
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    Too Fat Lardies Sharp Practice 2 is perfect for Sharp.

    They also have a book called “The Compleat Fondler” which has 18 Scenarios that are taken from the Sharp Novels and TV Show.

    All the Scenario’s have special rules like “Fondler’s Rifles” where The Patrick Harper Character is only Status I because he’s bickering with Sharpe or “Fondler’s Captain” taken from the Sharpe’s Escape novel where Slingsby takes the light Company from Sharpe and he can’t influence them until Slingsby dies.

    They also mix up the regular game with missions like “Fondler’s Siege” which is a recreation of Sharpe’s Enemy where they attack the Deserters. “Fondler’s Lady” is more like an RPG than Sharp practice and looks like a lot of fun.  It even has a Battle of Le Haye Sainte at the end.

    Chosen Men is also good bu for the Sharpe feel I’d defiantly recommend Sharp Practice and The Compleat Fondler. Also the Sharpe Novels are fantastic and available on Audiobook, they’re even better than the TV in my opinion and give you a lot of ideas for games.

    #1346905

    laughingboy
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    Awesome thank you all for all of the above, I can feel the itch in my wallet already… and I like it

    #1348462

    matakishi
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    Here’s my Sharpe project:

    https://www.matakishi.net/napoleonic-skirmish.html

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    My rules are available here:

    https://www.matakishi.net/store/p2/Over_The_Hills_And_Far_Away.html

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    You can play with 8 men a side to start.

    #1348727

    beaudouro
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    I agree with @elessar2590 if you are looking to refight the skirmishes from the books or TV show then look no further than Sharp Practice! Chosen Men by Osprey is also a good rules set (I own both) but Sharp Practice has the advantage of the Compleat Fondler which gives you a load of cool scenarios to play. The only drawback is that you still need quite a few figures for some of the scenarios. They are easily scaled down with a little work however.

    @matakishi – I’ll give these a read. They look interesting!

    #1349237

    civilcourage
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    @laughingboy i second (or is it third now) Sharp practice. Great ruleset and easy to pick up especially if you have a look at some of the lets plays on here. Didnt take me long to convert several of my local club to play.

    Regarding miniatures i got the chosen men, Patrick and Sharpe himself from brigade games in the US. Very fast delivery (im in the UK and it came in a week!) and they have all the Sharpe characters. I started painting a few on my project if you wanted to see them:

    Civs Napoleonic British – Black Powder 28mm

     

    #1349415

    laughingboy
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    Awesome thank you, everyone!

    #1349423

    laughingboy
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    @civilcourage awesome project! I will be using that as my inspiration for sure.

    #1349472

    civilcourage
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    @laughingboy, no problem i look forward to seeing a project on your Napoleonic adventures, might gear me up to actually finish mine!

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