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Jacques11 Aug 2013 9:03 a.m. PST

Hi All

Just bought these over the weekend (plus Compleat Fondler) and having a read-through. It's a ripping good read and well worth the money.

Looking forward to my first play-through. I will be using some of the Albion Miniatures.

toofatlardies11 Aug 2013 10:42 a.m. PST

Baie Dankie Jacques!

We attempted to put plenty of history in there, but an equal measure of Flashman as well.

I'd love to re-run these rules with sections on all sorts of wars; Indian Mutiny, Cape Wars, Matabele Wars, Boxer Rebellion, AWI, and really the whole shooting match from the age of Old Fritz to my hero, a man among men, Allan Wilson and the Shangani Patrol.



Jacques11 Aug 2013 11:18 a.m. PST

The 18-19th century border wars in South Africa would really be interesting ! Unfortunately nobody makes Xhosa warriors in any scale.

I would be interested to know where you picked up those Afrikaans words :)

toofatlardies11 Aug 2013 11:44 a.m. PST

Old Rhodesians never die!

Bulawayo, 1970s. It was fun while it lasted.


tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2013 12:32 p.m. PST

Actually 1st Corps do figures for The Cape Wars.


kallman11 Aug 2013 1:54 p.m. PST

Love Sharpe Practice, although around here in North Carolina, USA we tend to play more Terrible Sharpe Sword as we have tons of ACW miniatures at hand. No one in our gaming group has ever been able to stir up enough interest for Napoleonic war gaming. Kind of a shame actually. However, with the bicentennial of the War of 1812 I have had some success talking with some of our gaming group into using Sharpe Practice for that particular conflict.

John Thomas811 Aug 2013 3:04 p.m. PST

Good luck getting anyone to play anything around here… :-) I'm working on a zombie variant for SP to get some figures I have on the table.

I have some cavalry and Indians ready to go, too. Nobody seems interested, as you say.

Jacques12 Aug 2013 9:02 a.m. PST

@ Richard : Well met, there's many ex Rhodesians around Kuruman, the guy that does my internet is one. But his family only left about 2 years ago after their farm was Africanised.

@ Tinned Fruit : I did not know about 1st Corps, now I am sorely tempted to rather buy some of those and then adapt SP for the Cape Wars.

The Cape Wars were mostly cattle raids, ambushes and small skirmishes. So it would fit in very well with SP

sjwalker3815 Aug 2013 11:55 a.m. PST

1st Corps and Castaway Arts both do Xhosa and they're quite easily converted using greenstuff and plastic Zulus.

The 1st Corps British forces are beautiful figures. There's also a very useful yahoo group you should sign up to, for further information and some inspiring photos.

4Ground make some very useful Boer and General Purpose wagons as well.

There are several of us working on "colonial" variants of SP (including the 'Plains Wars', John Thomas) but real life keeps getting in the way – join us in nagging Richard to take some time away from WW2 – but the Cape Wars are ideal for SP games

Durando25 Jun 2018 1:44 p.m. PST

Would be nice to see a variant for French versus Black Flags Vietnam1884

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