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setsuko28 Oct 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

I've seen the question now and then about what to get when starting out a Sharp Practice force. So I wrote about three ways to form a useful French core force for under £50.00 GBP GBP

Hopefully it can be useful if you're planning to get into Napoleonics, as it's a skirmish game and very beginner friendly. No need to paint up entire armies before you can get started!


Frothers Did It And Ran Away28 Oct 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

Plastics make Sharp Practice a very affordable game. I think I did the basic ACW union force from the rulebook for £25.00 GBP – 1 box of Perry plastics and a spare sprue of the same. Of course, it would be silly to stop there – cavalry, guns, mounted command, variant uniforms, the cost can be expanded as easily as your force.

setsuko28 Oct 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

True, it was pretty easy to get several viable options for less than £50.00 GBP If you start small, I Think you could even squeeze a beginner game out of a single Victrix box.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

Plastics or 18 mm.
But beware you need buildings etc. preferably that can open. In 18mm if you are able you can do them in paper / card, they would be ok, not so much in 20mm.

genew4928 Oct 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

Paper Terrain offers building etc. in multiple scales including 20mm.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away28 Oct 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

That's the thing about skirmish games that people seem to ignore. The fewer figures, the more important terrain becomes, so that the time investment increases accordingly.

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