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Microbiggie24 Aug 2019 11:21 a.m. PST

Game 2 in the 1759 Sugar Islands campaign. In this scenario, representing the British attempting to advance on Port Royal, Martinique, the Grenadiers, Highlanders and 63rd Foot come under attack from French militia and marines.
This is loosely based on the booklet by Stuart Insch We play in 15mm using Sharp Practice 2 rules.
I just could not get my units moving so the Highlanders did almost all of the fighting in this 4 player game.
Link to AAR on flickr-be sure to click on the pics to get the descriptions: … 0403100207

French players deploying some of their units by Mark Luther, on Flickr

French fring from the hill by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Highlanders doing all of the fighting by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Sugar cane blazing now by Mark Luther, on Flickr


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

you nailed the terrain..,I;mm going to run that game in 28mm at SYW Con in April..making sugar canes fields as we speak,Tha Insch book works perfectly.Thanx for sharing.

Clays Russians24 Aug 2019 12:53 p.m. PST

I see that table and I feel I need to mow it….or hire a landscaper

Ragbones24 Aug 2019 8:55 p.m. PST

Great looking game! Thanks for sharing.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2019 9:25 p.m. PST

What figure range/s are you using?

Microbiggie25 Aug 2019 6:43 a.m. PST

Lots of Blue moon, Eureka and many conversions using Peter Pig heads.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2019 10:48 a.m. PST

Another Mark Luther game that makes me wish I lived in Georgia. :-)

Is there a naval component to this campaign, or is it strictly Sharpe Practice?

- Ix

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2019 10:57 a.m. PST

As an aside, can I just say it's very encouraging to see how many younger faces are in your games at Gigabites Café. My gaming groups are balding, creaking and wobbling.

- Ix

Microbiggie25 Aug 2019 3:51 p.m. PST

No naval component. I do plan on bringing in some naval troops for the next game as a purely hypothetical scenario-very much a SP adventure. BTW, Chris Stoesen has quite an impressive campaign going for the War of Jenkins Ear that is naval and ground that should be coming out shortly.
I agree that it is nice to see historical gamers that have more hair-and none of it grey. But I think it really is a result of getting the games out in a busy, happening game shop. And making sure that anyone who comes by is invited to give it a try.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2019 11:04 p.m. PST

I have been thinking about trying to hold more games at the FLGS, but most of the younger faces don't even seem to notice historical games, and I'm not sure I can make a table as attractive as yours. grin

I think the local culture and gaming interests are important factors. My CY6 group plays a busy FLGS with a lot of foot traffic; most of the lookie-loos are middle-aged, and none want to stay and play. If we played X-Wing we might have more interest.

- Ix

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 1:45 a.m. PST

I always admire your terrain, and it frustrates me to be unable to do as well using the same basic techniques. You have a good eye, a great sense of aesthetics, and superior crafting fu.

I don't think I've ever seen hills in your games. How do you make hills?

- Ix

Microbiggie26 Aug 2019 7:22 a.m. PST

The hills are foam pieces under the sheet.
As for the average GW-esque gamer, I believe that we have a cloaking device over the table. Vast majority of folks totally ignore us. But that makes it easier to spend time explaining stuff to the ones that are interested in something more.

winser5404 Sep 2020 4:50 p.m. PST

Great report!

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